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Mech-Q Structural Module

Mech-Q Structural is an add-on for AutoCAD and IntelliCAD. It is also available within our CAD standalone called AViCAD. The Structural Software / Module is both customizable and easy to learn. Design and detail beam connections and steel shapes. Includes steel stair, ladders and more.

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Steel Shapes & Beams

Main Features:

  • 2D & 3D Capability
  • Auto-BOM with weighted BOM
    (fully customizable)
  • Data listing, pick & match option
  • Fully customizable layers
  • Curved beam option
  • Annotation option

Steel Shapes Included:

English:

US: AISC/ASTM:

  • W & WT, S, M, HP, C, MC, L & RHS

Canadian (CISC):

  • W, WWF, S, M, HP, C, MC, L & HSS.

Metric:

Australian (BHP):

      • Hot Rolled sections, including: UB, UC, PFC, EA, UA, Welded UB & UC and RHS.

European (DIN):

      • INP & IPE, HEA & HEB, UNP & UPE, LE & LU, & RHS

British Standard (BS):

      • UB, UC, PFC, EA, UA, CHS & RHS

Canadian (CISC):

      • W, WWF, S, M, HP, C, MC, L & HSS.

South African (RSA):

      • I , H, Channels, Angles, & RHS.

Japanese (JIS):

      • I , H, Channels, Angles, & RHS.

Indian (IS):

      • Beams , Channels, Angles, & RHS.

Structural Stairs Utility:

      • Draw Single-flight and multi-flight stairs
      • Front, Plan and End views
      • Auto-handrailing
      • Several stringer & tread options -With auto-dimensioning of stringer for shop fabrication.
      • Fully customizable with full control on the stairs design parameters, including stringer and tread sizes, slope, width, stair flights configuration.
      • Fully customizable layers
      • Easy to use and configure.
      • The stairs configuration is controlled by recognized safety constraints.

Structural Ladders Utility:

      • Draw Step-thru and Side-step ladders
      • Front, Plan and End views
      • Ladder detailing (with auto-dimensions)
      • Safety cages optionally added
      • Customize layers used
      • Fully customizable with full control on the all the ladder design parameters.
      • Easy to use and configure.

Structural Hand Railing:

      • Customizable sizes, layers & shape
      • Welded, “Monowills” and Square tube
      • Steel or Aluminum
      • 15 types of stanchion
      • Optional “kick” plates.
      • Several draw options
      • Easy to use and configure….
      • Several draw view options:
      • Run Elevation – Pick two points and handrail + stanchions is drawn
      • Run Plan – Draw an outline polyline then simply pick polyline to draw
      • Stanchion Front view
      • Stanchion End view
      • Stanchion Plan view
      • 90-deg Bend
      • Angled Bend
      • Horizontal Closure
      • Angled Closure

Structural Bracing:

      • Fully Customizable sizes & layers
      • Welded, welded cleat, bolted cleat or bolted straight
      • Bracing drawn in 4 easy steps:
      • Select IP 1st point
      • Select fixing member at 1st point
      • Select IP 2nd point
      • Select fixing member at 2nd point

Beam to Beam Connections:

      • Several connections types: Bolted & moment
      • Plate, angle or double angle cleats
      • Plan or front draw views
      • Customizable layers & connection sizes & design
      • Auto-dimensioning to fabrication details
      • Dimensioning style & options to meet most detailing requirements.
      • Beam weights calculator
      • Several draw options
      • Easy to use and configure….

Beam to Column Connections:

Several connections types:

      • Flexible: Angle seat
      • Flexible: Bearing pad
      • Flexible: End plate
      • Flexible: Angle cleat
      • Flexible: Web plate
      • Rigid: Welded & erect cleat
      • Rigid: Plate
      • Plan or front draw views
      • Customizable layers & connection sizes & design
      • Auto-dimensioning to fabrication details
      • Several draw options
      • Easy to use and configure….

Structural Welded Frames:

      • Bevel or Square corners.
      • Plan, End view (X) and End view (Y)
      • Plan or end draw views
      • Customizable layers & sizes
      • Auto-dimensioning to fabrication details
      • Several draw options

Beam Design Module:

The utility is a design tool for calculating stresses and deflections for simple beam cases.
Beam cases Include:

      • Simply Supported
      • Cantilever
      • Propped Cantilever
      • Build-in

Structural Software also includes several load cases and load combinations are supported

Output:

      • Reactions at supports
      • Calculated Deflections and Stresses
      • Plot of stress and deflections
      • Printed Result
      • Minimum Steel Sections for the given load cases.
      • Several configurations & calculation options…

Welding Symbols:

Several welding symbols Include:

      • Fillet
      • Bevel-butt
      • Vee-Butt
      • Square-Butt
      • U-Butt
      • J-Butt
      • Flare-V
      • Flare-bevel
      • Plug
      • Spot welding
      • Seam welding
      • Stud welding
      • Bead welding
      • Surface welding

and more…

Welding note option:

Configurable size & layers
Several options & auxiliary symbols: Site, all round, leader, intermittent…

Not only a Structural Software package for AutoCAD – other modules & utilities also included.

For larger office a Mech-Q Network Module is also available.

Download this Structural Software package for AutoCAD (standalone option is also available)
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