Our Structural Software draws structural steel member including steel shapes (beams, columns and miscellaneous), beam-connections, stairs, ladders, bracing, hand railing, frames, welding symbols, beam loading designer and much more.

Steel shapes include: AISC, BHP, CISC, DIN, RSA, JIS, IS, Chinese…The module draws both in 2D & 3D and generates a weighted auto-BOM Some modules include auto dimensioning of components to fabrication details. The structural software supports both Metric & English (Imperial) Units.

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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The beauty of Mech-Q Structural is that we’ve taken the work out of creating professional looking structural drawings. We have provided you an easy to understand workflow – it’s all laid out, right in front of you, so that you can stay on track with your project.

By choosing Mech-Q you can be sure that you’re on the right path to becoming the most productive you can be at 2D and 3D structural drafting and design.

We keep it simple so you can draw fast

We make it easy, not more complicated … and we want you to get your ducting project done fast and accurate with very little effort. We have designed Mech-Q software to draw the way you do, so you can focus more on the work and not complicated software.

You can fully customize Mech-Q Ducting to conform to your office layer standard – so there’s no need to change the way you already work. Mech-Q creates standard AutoCAD objects – so the drawings can be easily shared with anyone, even if they don’t have Mech-Q.

Mech-Q Structural integrates into your existing CAD menu, ribbon, drop-down or toolbar menu. It also runs in AutoCAD®, BricsCAD and IntelliCAD or as a CAD standalone called AViCAD.

Steel Shapes & Beams

Our structural software add-on draws steel beams in both 2D & 3D and includes Auto-BOM with weighted BOM (fully customizable). This structural steel shape routine supports data listing with a pick & match option. Layers are fully customizable. Curved beam option also available. Annotates shapes and beams as needed.

Main features:

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

Standard Steel Shapes and sizes included:

Metric:

  • Australian (BHP)
  • European (DIN)
  • British Standard (BS)
  • Canadian (CISC)
  • South African (RSA)
  • Japanese (JIS)
  • Indian (IS)
  • Chinese

English:

  • US (AISC/ASTM)
  • Canadian (CISC)

ASVIC can customize this utility for other standard steel shapes.

Structural Stairs Utility will draw stairs to the configuration set by the user. The routine will also draw Single-flight and multi-flight stairs in Front, Plan and End views and then add the main Dimensions and Stair Data as required. Handrail outline can also be included.

Structural Stairs

Stringer Detail – With auto-dimensioning for fabrication. Use the program design feature to draw the stairs – then by simply picking the stairs stringer, it will be auto-detailed for you.

Also includes concrete Pan Style stair tread. The user has full control on the stairs design parameters, including stringer and tread sizes, slope, width, stair flights configuration.

Structural Stairs Main features:

  • 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

NOTE:  The stairs configuration is controlled by recognized safety constraints

Ladders Utility

The Ladder Utility will draw Side Stepping and Step Thru. ladders – Front, Plan and End views. The utility can also draw safety Cages and fabrication Detail. Auto Dimensioning is included.

  1. Draw Step-tru and Side-step ladders
  2. Front, Plan and End views
  3. Ladder detailing (with auto-dimensions)
  4. Safety cages optionally added
  5. Customise layers used
  6. Fully customizable with full control on the all the ladder design parameters.
  7. Easy to use and configure.

Structural Hand Railing:

  • Customizable sizes, layers & shape
  • Welded, “Monowills” and Square tube
  • Steel or Aluminium
  • 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

Beam to Beam Connection

Drawing structural steel beams is easy with our structural software add-on. Includes several connections types: bolted & moment Plate, angle or double angle cleats. Will draw in plan or front draw views. Customizable layers & connection sizes & design w/ auto-dimensioning to fabrication details. Beam weights calculator and much more included.

Main features:

  • 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

Structural Bracing

Fully Customizable sizes & layers. Supporting welded, welded cleat, bolted cleat or bolted straight bracing. Simple to use, draws bracing in 4 easy steps! Fixing options include Welded, welded cleat, bolted cleat or bolted straight.

Main Features:

  • 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:

Drawing structural steel beams is easy with Mech-Q. Includes several connections types: bolted & moment plate, angle or double angle cleats. Will draw in plan or front draw views. Customizable layers & connection sizes & design w/ auto-dimensioning to fabrication details. Beam weights calculator and much more included.

Main Features:

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

Many other modules & utilities included

Steel Shapes included:

  • 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.
    • Chinese: HW, M &N Beams, Channels, Angles, & RHS sections,
  • English:
    • US: AISC/ASTM: W & WT, S, M, HP, C, MC, L & RHS
    • Canadian (CISC):W, WWF, S, M, HP, C, MC, L & HSS.

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