SolidACE releases new version 3.1 of BuiltWorks


SolidACE, a company developing computer aided design and engineering tools for the architectural, building and construction engineering, and plant engineering markets, today announced the release of the new version 3.1 of BuiltWorks, a structural steel design and engineering add-in application for SolidWorks® CAD environment.


“BuiltWorks is flexible to enable external best of breed vertical market products from AEC and Plant industries to be linked to SolidWorks establishing communication chain within and between companies involved in the design, analysis, fabrication and construction of industrial facilities, buildings and structures,” said Dr. Vladimir Popov, CEO of SolidACE. “BuiltWorks can read and save data in popular industrial formats – SDNF (Steel Detailing Neutral Format), and CIS/2 (CIM steel Integration Standards). This ensures seamless and integrated round-trip data exchange and information flow between SolidWorks and Industrial design systems including those for structural steel detailing, analysis and fabrication”.

Some of most important new features and enhancements in BuiltWorks 2012 v.3.1 are:

  • SolidWorks link to Plant Design
    • Import and Export of CIS/2 Design Model and SDNF formats
    • Support of SolidWorks native Weldments
    • Suitable for exchanging General Arrangement models with AVEVA PDMS, Intergraph PDS and SmartPlant 3D, Bentley AutoPlant and other Plant Design Systems
  • SolidWorks link to Detailing and Fabrication
    • Import and Export of SDNF format and CIS/2 Design Model
    • Support of SolidWorks native Weldments
    • Exports extrudes as structural plates
    • Imports structural plates as Imported Bodies
    • Suitable for data exchange with Tekla Structures, AceCad StruCAD, Design Data SDS/2 Detailing System and other Detailing and Fabrication Systems
  • SolidWorks link to Structural Analysis and Design
    • Direct Bi-directional link in STAAD.Pro format
    • Import and Export of CIS/2 Analysis Model
    • Support of SolidWorks native Weldments
    • Suitable for data exchange with Bentley STAAD.Pro and RAM Structural System, Dlubal RSTAB, CSi SAP2000 and ETABS, RISA-3D, Robot Structural Analysis and other A&D Systems
  • SolidWorks link to Building and Structural Design
    • Import and Export of CIS/2 Design and Analysis Models or SDNF format
    • Support of SolidWorks native Weldments
    • Supports basic Connection Detailing features
    • Suitable for data exchange with AutoCAD Structural Detailing, Bentley Structural Modeler and ProSteel, Graitec Advance Steel, Autodesk Revit Structure and other AEC Systems

The new BuiltWorks 2012 version 3.1 will be available for download through SolidACE web site immediately.