The basis for SolidSteel parametric for Siemens NX are usual, parametric sketches made with Siemens NX. The system lines are used as reference axes for the profiles. The profiles can be turned on their own axis or put eccentrically to the system line as well as tilted towards the system line – all with the help of different placement options.
Using the powerful and user-friendly functions for constructions and the deep integration into Siemens NX, there are no limits to your creativity. The software is not branch-specific and can be used for classic steelwork, as well as for plant and mechanical engineering.
Simple editing like cutting, connecting or mitre cuts are available in the program part Framework already. You choose the desired form of edit and click on the concerned profiles to change them. The result is a clean cutted steelwork construction, simply constructed with the Framework.
Geometrical changes will be reduced to few clicks with SolidSteel parametric. It doesn't matter whether it concerns the moving of a profile ending or the moving of one or various profiles. Also, you can move the cornerstone of a whole steel construction. SolidSteel parametric recognizes the connections and changes all the concerned components automatically.
End plates and all kinds of end plate connections are an important part of many steel constructions. Using SolidSteel parametric, end plates are not only placed within seconds. There are intelligent selections, so the software will automatically select only end plates fitting to the used profiles. Therefor different libraries like DAST are available. Of cause they can be extended manually.
Using SolidSteel parametric for Siemens NX, gusset plates can be placed with just a few entries. The source profile will be shortened automatically, the gusset plate will be placed and the necessary boreholes will be done. Similar to the end plate connections, user defined standards can be stored and reused.
SolidSteel parametric offers the possibility to create profiles and connections in a 3D model – fast and easy. Furthermore, the program administrates the whole steel construction as a logically associated unit.
The logical connection of all elements enables SolidSteel parametric to adjust the whole construction to new circumstances. If, for example, the corner point of a construction is lifted by 500 mm, it changes only the geometrical position of a connection point. The existing connections remain. SolidSteel parametric can update the 3D model automatically. Profiles are extended or shortened, the position in the room and final changes like diagonal cuts are adjusted. Ribs and head plates are adjusted to new profile sizes, the angle of inclination and the form of gusset plates will be changed, too. Even large construction groups as frame corners follow the new geometrical specifications automatically.
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