For easily adding individual subparts or frame elements such as beams, columns, girders, struts, joists, purlins; use the Model Center 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Use the 3D model to create GA drawings; anchor bolt plans, side views, floor plans, 3D views, sections, …
Generate any type of BOM in formats Excel, Parabuild spreadsheet or text file. Customize titles, columns, totals, etc…
Generate NC files at the click of a button. DSTV files for plates and members, DXF files for plates.