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What is a good program to do steel bridge shop drawings?

What is a good program to do steel bridge shop drawings?

What is a good program to do steel bridge shop drawings?

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What is a good program to do steel bridge shop drawings?

RE: What is a good program to do steel bridge shop drawings?

Personally, I dont know much about detailing software. However, a few years ago I had a fancy pedestrian bridge project and the fabricator used Tekla to preoduce the SD's because of the 3-D modelling capability. It produced very good drawings.

Take a look at an issue of Modern Steel Construction from AISC; in the back there are advertisements for detailing software.

RE: What is a good program to do steel bridge shop drawings?

AutoCad & Microstation come to mind.

RE: What is a good program to do steel bridge shop drawings?

You can look at Bentley ProStructures if you want piece marking capabilities. I used it to model a steel bridge once but it was way too powerful for contract drawings and doesn't handle curved member well, though. This was for a vertical lift bridge and it worked pretty well for that.

I would maybe reach out to High Steel or some other fabricator and see what they use.

RE: What is a good program to do steel bridge shop drawings?

I have seen several shop drawings produced by Tekla Structures.

RE: What is a good program to do steel bridge shop drawings?

Generally I've seen some companies use SDS2 for structural steel shop drawings.

Tekla 3D is another one that is used.

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