LT Steel Shapes

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Description

Steel Shapes Library For AutoCAD LT

Select and insert steel shapes in Plan, Section, and Elevation views from within AutoCAD LT without a LISP extender.

This menu driven block symbol library contains over 1,400 steel shape cross sections from the AISC Steel Construction Manual, 9th Edition.

  • Place W-Shape in Section View: (click to open for more info)

    The process for placing a structural shape in plan, elevation, or section is similar for all shapes. These steps create a W-Shape in section as an example for all shapes.

    1. Select W-Shapes from the pull-down menu section at the top of the AutoCAD LT window.  This displays the menu items Section, Plan and Elevation with the size ranges.
    2. Select the 21” size from the Section area following the cascading menu, then select W shape.
    3. After selecting a shape from Section, the shape is inserted and attached to the cursor for placement.
    4. You are now prompted for a location for the shape. Pick a location for the shape using the cursor.
    5. You must now select the rotation angle for the shape. Press enter or use the cursor to point to a rotation angle.

  • Place W-Shape in Plan View

    The process for placing a structural shape in plan, elevation, or section is similar for all shapes. These steps create a W-Shape in plan view (looking down on the top flange) as an example for all shapes of this type.

    1. Select W-Shapes from the pull-down menu section at the top of the AutoCAD LT window.  This displays the menu items Section, Plan and Elevation with the size ranges.
    2. Select the 21” size from the Plan area following the cascading menu, then select W 21 x 44 shape.
    3. After selecting a shape from Plan, the program is waiting for you to select a starting point.
    4. Pick a location for the shape starting point using the cursor.
    5. You must now select the ending point for the shape. As you move the cursor to the right or left side you will notice the shape rubber banding from the cursor. This outline represents the outside line of the top or bottom flange for the shape as shown in plan view. After selecting this point you will now be required to select the mid-point of the first line representing the top flange.
    6. In this step you will indicate the hidden lines for the web of the W-Shape. Select the first or last vertical line of the shape you just created (you will automatically snap to the midpoint of this location. Then select the last line at the endpoint of the shape. This adds the hidden lines representing the shape’s web. The lines are placed on the layer HIDDEN with the HIDDEN linetype.

  • Place W-Shape in Elevation View

    The process for placing a structural shape in plan, elevation, or section is similar for all shapes. These steps create a W-Shape in elevation view (looking down on the top flange) as an example for all shapes of this type.

    1. Select W-Shapes from the pull-down menu section at the top of the AutoCAD LT window.  This displays the menu items Section, Plan and Elevation with the size ranges.
    2. Select the 21” size from the Elevation area following the cascading menu, then select W 21 x 44 shape.
    3. After selecting a shape from Elevation pull-down, the program is waiting for you to select a starting point.
    4. Pick a mid-point location for the shape starting point using the cursor.
    5. You must now select the ending mid-point for the shape. As you move the cursor to the right or left side you will notice the shape rubber banding from the cursor. This outline represents the outside line of the top and bottom flanges for the shape as shown in elevation. After selecting this point, you are now required to select the starting mid-point (the same first point you selected before) of the first line representing the flange.
    6. In this step you will indicate the lines for the flanges of the W-Shape. Select the first or last line of the shape you just created (you will automatically snap to the midpoint) of this location. Then select the last line at the endpoint of the shape. This adds two lines representing the shape’s flanges.

Additional information

Your CAD Program

AutoCAD

Your CAD Version

2018 – 2014, 2013 – 2008