STRUCTURAL
STEEL DETAILING

3D MADE EASY

FLEXIBLE AND POWERFUL
3D STEEL DETAILING

HIGHLY AUTOMATED
DOCUMENT GENERATION

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Steel Detailing in 3D

FAST AND INTUITIVE MODELING

For easy detailing of structural steel - small parts or frame elements such as beams, columns, girders, struts, joists, purlins - use the Context Modeler for maximum productivity. Move the cursor around and solutions are offered in real time based on cursor location, nearby members and other context. The new element is automatically linked to the nearby members or to the grid.

EASILY CONNECT MEMBERS

Parabuild has a library of hundreds of standard steel connections. Detailing connections is easy; select the members and only valid types are proposed for that situation. The connection is immediately drawn and any changes made are shown instantly on the 3D model. Easily turn unconnected members into fully connected structural steel.

USER-DEFINED CONNECTIONS

Every single standard connection was created using tools that are available to any detailer, without programming a single line of code. This was done by using simple geometric rules on members and parts inside template drawings, which means you can create your own connections! They 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 steel detailers are already familiar with AutoCAD or BricsCAD, which reduces training investment. Structural steel 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.

Details, Drawings and Documents

AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF SHOP DRAWINGS

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

EASILY CREATE GENERAL ARRANGEMENT DRAWINGS

Use the 3D structure to easily create GA drawings; anchor bolt plans, side views, floor plans, 3D views, sections, … The general arrangement drawings stay connected to the 3D model so you can update them with a single click - dimensions will also adjust to changes.

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 CNC files at the click of a button. DSTV files for plates and members, DXF files for plates. IFC files can be generated for use by newer CNC machines.

AUTOMATIC NUMBERING

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

Latest news

Parabuild now supports BricsCAD V21 November 19, 2020

Starting from version 5.1.5 bis, Parabuild is fully compatible with BricsCAD V21. To use Parabuild in combination with this new version of BricsCAD, you first need to install BricsCAD V21 and also update Parabuild to version 5.1.5 bis or newer. After that, you can switch between platforms using the Startup Settings tool. This tool can…

Parabuild now supports AutoCAD 2021 July 6, 2020

Starting from version 5.1.5, Parabuild is fully compatible with AutoCAD 2021. Other improvements in this update Some cutting commands like miter will now draw macros automatically Profiles, plates, and structures now have a new property/action called Disconnect from macro Improvements to the colors and layers when exporting to Ifc Some fixes were applied to the…

Parabuild webinar : Live demo and Q&A May 31, 2020

Register now for this free webinar This webinar is for those who are not yet familiar with Parabuild, or those who have done the Parabuild exercises or trial and want to learn more about Parabuild’s capabilities. You will see a live demo of Parabuild, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions. Practical information…

Learn Steel Detailing in 3D: Free 90-day license of Parabuild & BricsCAD April 15, 2020

These are challenging times for the construction sector. Health concerns, lockdowns, and a looming recession are making things difficult right now. However, we believe that once the threat eases, non-residential construction activity will quickly accelerate. Governments will likely support business with new investments and ample liquidity. Meanwhile, the recent trade wars and corona related supply…