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Carbon Steel Buttweld Fittings 2D App Try Now!

buttweld pipe fittings 2D

Carbon Steel Buttweld Fittings 2D App has been added to AutoCAD_English Exchange Store as Featured New Apps.

The SoftDraft CSBW-2D App, also known as the Carbon Steel Buttweld Fittings 2D Imperial App, is a tool designed to revolutionize the way you create 2D piping drawings.

Pipe Spool Feature: This unique feature allows you to draw a pipe spool with two selection points and selected start and end fittings. This feature alone can save many hours of pipe drawing time.

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New App Vertical In-Line Pumps Try Now!

Vertical In-Line Pumps

Vertical In-Line Centrifugal Pump 3D App

The Vertical In-Line Pumps 3D is a software application that has been added to the Featured Apps section of the AutoCAD Exchange Store for AutoCAD Plant 3D_English.

This application allows users to create a variety of 3D pump models using data from pump manufacturer data sheets. Users can input the dimensional data for each pump dimension, and this data can be saved for future use and then recalled in a different drawing file. With its user-friendly interface and powerful features, this application streamlines the process of creating three-dimensional representations of vertical in-line pumps.

At its core, Vertical In-Line Pumps 3D allows for rapid generation of models based on real-world manufacturer specifications. Users are empowered to input critical dimensional data directly from pump datasheets into the program—this includes measurements such as diameter, motor height, and connection sizes. The meticulous attention to detail ensures that each virtual model mirrors its physical counterpart with exceptional accuracy.

What sets this app apart is not just its ability to capture complexity but also its capacity for saving these detailed configurations for future use. Once saved within the system’s library, specific pump designs can be seamlessly recalled and inserted into new or existing drawing files without any need for re-entry—a feature that significantly enhances efficiency across projects.

Compatibility remains a strong suit; Vertical In-Line Pumps 3D supports an extensive array of suction and discharge options ranging from dimensions as small as 40mm x 40mm up through substantial sizes like 300mm x 300mm. This flexibility makes it a versatile choice compatible with Autodesk® AutoCAD® versions dating back from the year 2012 onwards including other specialized vertical products under AutoCAD’s broad umbrella.

Being featured on the respected platform such as AutoCAD Exchange Store further cements this application’s status in providing top-tier utility value—it stands among selected apps recognized for their capability to enrich user experience by facilitating increased productivity levels while simplifying complex tasks during design workflows.

In essence, SoftDraft’s Vertical In-Line Pumps 3D is more than just an add-on; it represents a comprehensive solution aimed at transforming technical drawings into highly accurate simulations thereby pushing forward engineering standards while respecting both time constraints and design intricacies faced by modern professionals in architecture-engineering-construction (AEC) industries.

Vertical In-Line Centrifugal Pump 3D App supports a wide range of suction and discharge selections, ranging from 40mm x 40mm up to 300mm x 300mm. It’s compatible with Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2012 to current (including other vertical products).

Being featured on the AutoCAD Exchange Store means that this application has been recognized for its utility and quality, making it easier for users to discover and utilize it. The AutoCAD Exchange Store is a platform where users can find various apps to enhance their AutoCAD experience. These apps are designed to help users increase productivity, streamline project workflows, and take their designs to the next level.

SoftDraft Pumps 2D/3D Product Page Link:

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Quick Notes App Try It Now!

QNotes App

We’re thrilled to announce that Quick Notes has earned a spotlight as a Featured App on the AutoCAD Exchange Store for users of AutoCAD_English.

Quick Notes revolutionizes the way you annotate your drawings by allowing you to instantly place standard notes into your projects. With this innovative tool, there’s no need for manual typing—this means you can say goodbye to the hassles commonly associated with text input such as managing style consistency, layer organization, and adjusting text heights. Whether you prefer adding annotations with leaders for direction or simply placing standalone notes, Quick Notes streamlines the process efficiently.

As seasoned CAD professionals are well aware, dealing with textual elements in design software can often be time-consuming and prone to errors. This app is designed precisely to alleviate those pain points by providing a user-friendly interface where common drawing notes can be inserted quickly and accurately. By simplifying one of the more tedious aspects of drafting work—the insertion of text—Quick Notes enables designers and engineers to focus their energies on more creative tasks within their workflow.

In essence, Quick Notes serves not only as an application but also as an enhancement feature within AutoCAD that significantly improves productivity levels when it comes to documentation in design drafts. It brings about a new era of convenience for CAD experts who wish to elevate their project quality while reducing time spent on ancillary yet necessary details.

SoftDraft Quick Notes Product Page Link:

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Chemical Engineering Progress

January ’98 — EZ-Pipe Plus, page 39.

The article is about EZ-Pipe Plus for 2D Piping in AutoCAD which is a software plugin for CAD that creates 2D pipe, valves, and fittings. It provides full compatibility with AutoCAD on multiple hardware platforms and allows users to adjust pipe lengths based on current weld gap. The article describes the features and benefits of the software, such as:

  • Buttweld Fittings: The software includes short and long radius elbows, caps, tees, crosses, reducers, weld-o-lets, and more. The pipe size ranges from 0.5 to 42 inches.
  • Flanged Valves: The software includes gate, globe, plug, check, butterfly, strainer, regulator, needle, and user-defined valves. It also includes various types of flanges, such as weld neck, threaded, slip-on, lapped, blind, and raised face.
  • PVC Schedule 40/80 Pipe Fittings/Valves: The software includes caps, elbows, tees, crosses, adapters, couplings, unions, plugs, bushings, nipples, and various valves and flanges for PVC pipes.
  • Forged Steel Screwed Fittings and Valves: The software includes 90 degree elbows, 45 degree elbows, caps, tees, crosses, reducers, couplings, nipples, unions, swage, thread-o-lets, and various valves for forged steel pipes. The pressure rating ranges from 2000# to 6000#.
  • Socketweld Fittings: The software includes 90 degree elbows, 45 degree elbows, caps, tees, crosses, reducers, inserts, couplings, nipples, unions, swage, laterals, weld-o-lets, and more for socketweld pipes. The pressure rating ranges from 2000# to 3000#.

SoftDraft EZ-Pipe-Bundle

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CAD User Magazine EZ-Pipe Review

Volume 9 Number 9 — EZ-Pipe Plus, page 20.

The article in CAD User Magazine Volume 9 Number 9 was about EZ-Pipe Plus, a software plugin for AutoCAD that creates 2D pipe, valves, and fittings.

The article described the features and benefits of EZ-Pipe Plus, such as:

  • Compatibility with multiple hardware platforms supported by AutoCAD
  • Automatic adjustment of pipe lengths based on current weld gap
  • External data files for pipe, valves, and fittings
  • No learning curve or expensive training programs
  • Various types of pipe fittings and valves, including buttweld, flanged, PVC, forged steel, and socketweld
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AutoCAD World Steel Bar Joist App

The article in AutoCAD World Issue 94 Volume 5, Bar Joists was a review of the Steel Bar Joists and Joist Girders app by SoftDraft, LLC. The plugin for steel bar joist and girders Joist2K, a nifty tool for AutoCAD crafted by SoftDraft, streamlines the process of adding steel bar joists and girder frameworks with an array of customizable features. The article complimented the application for its user-friendly interface, precision, and interoperability with other structural steel programs by SoftDraft. The piece highlighted specific ways in which the application simplifies crafting diverse models of bar joists and larger supporting structures for an array of construction endeavors.  The article wrapped up by enthusiastically advocating the application to any individual who might need to plan or specify steel bar joists and joist girders in AutoCAD.

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How SteelPLUS Enhances AutoCAD with Structural Shapes and More

CADalyst Magazine August ’97 — What’s New?, page 38.

In this issue SoftDraft, LLC unveiled its SteelPLUS Structural Shapes AutoCAD add-on App that parametrically creates AISC/CISC/MAISC structural steel shapes in plan, elevation, section, and single-line drawings. SteelPLUS Structural Shapes enhances AutoCAD with the ability to easily place Structural Steel Shapes from a dialog interface.

SoftDraft’s SteelPLUS Structural Shapes isn’t just an AutoCAD add-on; it’s a parametric powerhouse for steel detailers. Imagine effortlessly generating accurate AISC/CISC/MAISC shapes in any view needed, from plan to single-line sections. W-shapes, channels, angles, tubing, and pipes are merely the foundation – your drawing canvas awaits.

A single, intuitive dialog box unlocks the full repertoire. Multiple insertion points, layer control, color selection, and customized linetype options let you tailor every shape to your specific needs. Beyond aesthetics, individual control over flange and web thickness empowers you to create profiles that precisely match your design intent.

But SteelPLUS doesn’t stop at basic shapes. Its magic lies in its ability to transform the non-segmented polyline into a complex steel profile, seamlessly creating custom sections. With a single click, that polyline evolves into an AutoCAD block, ensuring drawing efficiency and minimizing file size.

And the convenience doesn’t end there. SteelPLUS Structural Shapes isn’t a lone wolf; it’s part of a robust pack – the SteelPLUS Structural Detailing Bundle. This comprehensive suite offers four additional modules to refine your workflow:

  • Bolts Nuts Washers: Bolts2K simplifies steel connection detailing with a library of accurate bolt representations and automated placement tools.
  • Steel Joist and Girders: Joist2K generates a large number and types of joists and girders with ease, tackling both simple and composite profiles.
  • Steel Floor & Roof Deck:  Steel2K expedites deck layout with intuitive tools for metal decks in section and elevation views.
  • Welding Symbols: Weld2K enhances clarity and communication with a comprehensive library of standardized weld symbols, applied directly to your steel elements.

Whether you’re a seasoned structural engineer or a rising CAD prodigy, SteelPLUS empowers you to work smarter, not harder. Experience the freedom of creating parametric structural steel shapes, the efficiency of streamlined workflows, and the confidence of knowing your drawings are built on a foundation of accuracy and detail.

So, don’t just add shapes to your AutoCAD – add a revolution. Explore SteelPLUS Structural Shapes and unleash the full potential of your steel detailing process.

P.S. Don’t forget! For standalone access to the Shapes module, check out Steel2K on the AutoCAD App Store and Steel2K for AutoCAD LT 2024. Happy detailing!


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Modern Steel Construction

February ’07 — Steel Detailing Software, page 60

March ’06 — Steel Detailing Software, page 63

February ’05 — Steel Detailing Software, page 55

January’ 01 — Engineering Software, page 62.

January ’00 — Engineering Software.

January ’99 — Engineering Software, page 69.
March ’99 — Welding & Bolting Products, page 63.
April ’99 — Fabrication/Detailing Software, page 56.

June ’98 — Fabrication & Detail, page 56.
January ’98 — Engineering Software, page 74.

July ’97 — SteelPLUS Software, page 76
March ’97 — SteelPLUS Software, page 39