Steel Bar Joists and Joist Girders


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Steel Bar Joists and Joist Girders

It doesn’t get any easier than this! Draw Steel Bar Joists & Joist Girders Elevations in 2D by simply picking 2 points. Need 3D, create a bar joist as a 3D-Solid by selecting a single line. No data manuals to find and look up the dimensional information you need to draw a steel bar joist in AutoCAD. Create joists in 2D for details or 3D for presentations.


  • With Joist2K, you can: (click to open for additional info and videos)
    • Add Steel Bar joist to your Wall Sections in less than 30 seconds.
    • Easily place Steel Bar Joist and Girders by selecting two points in your drawing.
    • Creates Steel Joist K, VS, LH, DLH Series and Joist Girders.
    • Draw full length Bar Joists for Building Sections.
    • Options for Top and bottom chord extensions.
    • An array feature for placing multiple joist in section view with user defined spacing
    • Add 3D Bar Joist and Girders simply by selecting a single line.
  • Building Section

    Draw the Complete Joist for Building Sections

    Steel Joist & Girder Series module includes the K, VS, LH and DLH Series and Joist Girders. This series is based on the Vulcraft open web steel joist manual, and has greatly enhanced the capabilities of this module.

    Draw 2D bar joists and girders in plan, section, elevation (for details) and or the complete joist for building sections.

    You control end extensions, rotation, layer, color and linetype of all joists. Joists are created parametrically and joist in section view are made into an AutoCAD block to allow easier editing and arraying. When placing a joist in section view you are prompted for the joist array spacing to the right of the first joist placement. Special programs aid in placement and notation of joists arrays in plan view.

  • Elevation View

    Steel Bar Joist Elevation View

    Drawing a 2D Bar Joist in Elevation View is Easy. Just Select Two Points!
    Be sure to watch the video below demonstrating this.

  • Installation


    Download the file from the link provided in the sales receipt and save the file to your computer hard disk.  After downloading locate the file and execute it to install the program. Restart AutoCAD for the plug-in to autoload and become active. An icon will appear in the “Add-Ins” or “Plug-Ins” tab of the Ribbon Panel for this App.


    The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in has already installed the plug-in. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1) or Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP), and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

  • Software Activation

    You have 15-days to activate the software. When running in non-activated mode a dialog will only appear once the first time the program is executed in a new or existing drawing which indicates the number of Days Remaining before the program stops and an option to Activate. Until you are ready to activate the software, you can run the software in the Non-Activated mode before it expires by clicking on the “Continue without Activation” button.

    To activate the software, when you open a new or existing drawing and a dialog appears prompting you to press “OK” button to Activate Now. This takes you to the SoftDraft Activation dialog showing your License Code and an edit box for you to enter the License Key. To receive your License Key, click in the License Code edit box, then copy the License Code. To avoid mistakes, we suggest that you copy it from this dialog and paste it in an email, instead of entering it with the keyboard, then send it to

    Please include the name the app was purchased under and company name. After we receive the email we will send the License Key back, usually within 24 hours, for you to enter into the dialog. Copy the License Key from the email into the License Key edit box area of the Activation dialog, then click “OK” to close the dialog. An alert will show the License Key was or accepted or an incorrect Key was entered. If you receive the “Incorrect License Key” alert, please notify tech support in an email to support @

You may also be interested in our Dynamic Steel Bar Joist App for AutoCAD LT:

Dynamic Bar Joist Blocks


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