EK4 SteelWorks 2013 | 680.1 mb
Totally and perfectly embedded in SolidWorks, EK4 STEELWORKS streamlines the workflow to design metallic carpentry with SolidWorks.
EK4 STEELWORKS has been conceived to accelerate the modeling, editing and management of structural steel components and to produce and share Building Information Modeling data.
EK4 STEELWORKS is designed according to the latest BIM Building Information Modelling) criteria. In this way the user can, through the network, create, manage and share information concerning all the stages of the building process, including general arrangement, detailed or fabrication drawings and bill of materials. It includes a SQL database that allows an advanced and organic management of contracts.
The first stage of the work implies the 3D modeling of the geometric support which the user can define in different ways, remaining completely integrated in the SolidWorks environment. The user can either work on a parametric wireframe, which can be covered with the desired building components like profiles, joints, welding, etc., or use a library of intelligent, parametric and associative components.
In this way the user can quickly model a whole structural subsystem and adapt it to the context in which it has to be used. For example a truss, a staircase or a brace can be designed just once and re-used with other parameters. There is no limit to the customization and re-use of the components designed and managed in the 3D environment.
In this way complex wizards or insertion dialog boxes, usually proposed by competitors for the modeling of braces, trusses, staircases, portals or lattices can be abandoned.
The designer is therefore not affected by software limits, he can in fact freely design any type of structure, associate any behavior useful for the re-use and add the structure to the EK4 STEELWORKS library, thus making it available for other jobs and/or other users.
Since EK4 STEELWORKS is totally integrated in SolidWorks, it is always possible to utilize all SolidWorks tools. There is maximum flexibility in the use of all components, starting from profiles; apart from the industrial ones, even if not commonly in use, generic sections are provided as well. From here it is possible to couple or arrange profiles in various configurations.
The same flexibility is available in the joint management, as joints are difficult components to be restrained within pre-defined configurations Any type of joint, even custom, freely defined by the user is added to the model through the same interface.
EK4 STEELWORKS suggests compatible joints featuring the outlined conditions.
The joints can be displayed in a highly detailed configuration or in a simpler and lighter way, which allows an easier management of the complete model; it is also possible to opt for an intelligent configuration, able to satisfy the current user requirements.
The joints libraries, standard and custom, are the right support for the user along with other personalized files available in EK4 STEELWORKS.
These include bolts, ribs, plates and other components of mutual interest, including complex substructures used in the same project or in different works.
Two-dimensional Drawings and construction details are also managed and automatically linked to the model.
In this way, users can obtain views, plans, sections, perspectives, assembly drawings, fabrication drawings, building construction drawings and construction details. To make this possible, various drawing formats are provided, and users can create many more.
The 3D system is largely used in EK4 STEELWORKS, in light of its immediacy and profitable potential. Every change on the model implies an automatic and intelligent adjustment of the involved parts, as a result of a parametric and associative setting of the structure in EK4 STEELWORKS. All the necessary geometric checks are performed with the purpose of offering a full guarantee on quick building and assembling of the structure.
EK4 STEELWORKS includes a very powerful SQL engine allowing multi-user work. It brilliantly solves outsourcing management through a check-out/check-in mechanism, functioning via Web too.
The client version can be connected via Web to the server to work on authorized orders.
Furthermore, the administration tool allows the user to organize and classify library components and orders according to a personalized logic (i.e. calculation code, customer or place) and to set access rights for each user.
Drawings and constructive 2D details are produced and automatically linked to the model.
The drawings can be associated to the model and automatically reflect every model update, thus avoiding human errors.
EK4 is composed of a team of professionals who in 2012 acquired the rights to the software development SteelWorks, the company AMV.
EK4 draws on the decades of expertise of its team in their individual areas of expertise.
- CAD in the architectural design, surveying, steel structural.
- CAE and CAM in steel structure and sheet metal
- Knowledge of TARGET MARKETS
Name: EK4 SteelWorks
Version: 2013 (64bit) Build 0
OS: Windows XP / Vista / Seven / 8
System Requirements: preinstall SolidWorks 2013 64bit
Size: 680.1 mb