STRUCTURAL
STEEL DETAILING

MADE EASY

FLEXIBLE AND POWERFUL
3D MODELING

HIGHLY AUTOMATED
DOCUMENT GENERATION

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PARABUILD VERSIONS:

LT REGULAR 1900

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LT MAX 2900

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FULL VERSION 4900

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MODELING

FAST AND INTUITIVE MODELING

For easily adding individual subparts or frame elements such as beams, columns, girders, struts, joists, purlins; use the Context Modeler for maximum productivity. Move the cursor around and Parabuild proposes sensible solutions in real time based on cursor location, available members and other context. The new element is automatically constrained to the nearby members or to the grid.

EASILY CONNECT MEMBERS

Parabuild has a library of hundreds of standard connections. Add connections by selecting the members and Parabuild proposes only valid connections for that situation. The connection is immediately drawn and any changes made are shown instantly on the 3D model.

USER-DEFINED CONNECTIONS

Every single standard connection was created using tools that are available to all drafters, without programming a single line of code. This was done by using simple constraints on members and parts inside template drawings, which means you can create your own connections! User made connections are integrated with the existing connection system for easy re-use in all your projects.

GEOMETRIC CONSTRAINTS

Parabuild is the only structural steel detailing software that allows fully constrained structures. Connections and macros can be constrained in template drawings and re-used in any project. That includes whole structures, trusses, wind bracing, cladding, stairs, … This means it is possible to customize Parabuild without hiring a programmer or writing any code.

COMPLETELY INTEGRATED IN
AUTOCAD & BRICSCAD

Most drafters are already familiar with AutoCAD or BricsCAD, which reduces training investment. Parabuild’s structural objects can be modified through the standard commands or using the Object Property Manager, all Parabuild objects are integrated as if they are native AutoCAD/BricsCAD objects.

COLLISION DETECTION

Parabuild will automatically detect any collision between parts and show it on the screen. Bolt clearance and hole to edge/hole to hole distances are checked as well.

OUTPUT

AUTOMATED GENERATION OF WORKSHOP DRAWINGS

Parabuild generates quality 2D part and assembly drawings directly from the 3D model. Dimensions are automatically added and AI technology ensures readable placement for the dimensions.

EASILY CREATE GENERAL ARRANGEMENT DRAWINGS

Use the 3D model to create GA drawings; anchor bolt plans, side views, floor plans, 3D views, sections, …

GENERATE BILL OF MATERIALS

Generate any type of BOM in formats Excel, Parabuild spreadsheet or text file. Customize titles, columns, totals, etc…

CNC OUTPUT

Generate NC files at the click of a button. DSTV files for plates and members, DXF files for plates.

AUTOMATIC NUMBERING

Equal parts and assemblies are automatically recognized and assigned part and assembly numbers.

Latest news

Parabuild now supports BricsCAD V17 January 2, 2017

Parabuild now supports the newest version of BricsCAD. The new version V17 contains exciting new features such as live sections and 3D compare. We strive to make Parabuild compatible with the latest versions of both AutoCAD and BricsCAD as soon as possible. As a Parabuild customer, you have the flexibility to choose your favorite platform,…

Parabuild version 3 released December 28, 2016

Parabuild version 3 is now available and introduces an entirely new method for drawing structural objects in 3D : “Context Modeling”. These are some of the new features in this new release :   Context modeler Parabuild introduces a new way of working : context modeling! When you are drawing a new element, Parabuild will…