The CAD system for structural engineers

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                   Innovative software for structural engineers
                   CSC’s product portfolio also includes:

                   The calculation pad for the professional engineer

                   Structural steelwork analysis and design

                   3D structural analysis suite

                   Reinforced concrete analysis and design

                                                                                                                                 The CAD system for
                   Training, technical support and consultancy for structural engineers
                                                                                                                                 structural engineers

                                                            CSC (UK) Limited
                                                            Yeadon House, New Street, Pudsey, Leeds LS28 8AQ. England
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                                                            3D+, CSC logo and Fastrak 5950 are registered trade marks of
                                                            CSC (UK) Ltd 2004. 3D+ is developed by 3-Design LLC in close
                                                            collaboration with CSC. 3-Design is the exclusive owner of all the
                                                            patent rights in the parametric design engine used in 3D+.
                                                                  Within 3D+™ a single building model is created from an extensive
                                                                  library of structural data for all forms of construction and material                                                                         Integration
                                                                  types. From this building model, drawings such as floor plans,
                                                                  sections, details and 3D views etc. can be created automatically.                                                                                  Structural analysis and design data is managed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     simultaneously within the 3D+™ objects. A separate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     analytical frame linked to the physical structure enables
The CAD system for                                                When the client has a change of mind both the model and
                                                                  drawings can be updated in a matter of minutes and, with a
                                                                  comprehensive revision management tool, all the changes can be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     engineers to interpret structural analytical requirements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     separately where required.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Loading can be applied in the 3D+™ model for
structural engineers                                              tracked electronically, saving potential hours of investigation work.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     integration with design tools.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Two-way integration with Fastrak Building Designer,
                                                                  3D+™ has unprecedented levels of integration - from specialist
                                                                  structural analysis and design systems, to other AutoCAD or                                                                                        S-Frame™ and others.
Automated 2D and 3D structural                                    Architectural Desktop based modelling systems such as M & E and                                                                                    Model integration with other disciplines such as
                                                                  architectural services.                                                                                                                            Architectural, M & E and Steelwork Contractors.
drawings using the most comprehensive                                                                                                               Model courtesy of Capita Symonds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     NavisWorks® - direct links to NavisWorks for project
AutoCAD based modelling system for                                Using AutoCAD’s tools for setting out, view manipulation and                                                                                       review and co-ordination.
Structural Engineers.                                             drawing management etc 3D+™ is the obvious choice for all                 Revision Control                                                         Architectural Desktop - two-way conversion of 3D+™
                                                                  technicians and engineers already familiar with the AutoCAD                                                                                        objects to ADT structural objects.
                                                                  environment.                                                                   Issue models as well as drawings allowing you to
                                                                                                                                                 compare any two issues (models) and create detailed                 Other file formats include CIS/2 and SDNF.
                                                                                                                                                 revision histories.
                                                                  3D+™ offers you the ability to improve the speed and accuracy of
                                                                  your drawing production whilst sharing data within your organisation           Automatic placement of revision clouds placed on all
                                                                  or your project team more efficiently than ever before, reducing               required views.
                                                                  your workload, and hence saving you time and money.                            Verification tools - import amended models from
                                                                                                                                                 structural design, architect and steelwork contractor then
                                                                                                                                                 verify the differences before updating. Examine deleted
                                                                                                                                                 or modified members etc.
                                                                                                                                                 Compare issues - for example, investigate the changes
                                                                    Drawing Generation                                                           between issue B and issue D with an itemised factual
                                                                         Automatically create all drawings, plans, sections,                     report of the changes that occurred.
                                                                         elevations and 3D views, with all details dimensioned and
                                                                         annotated in DWG format.                                         “3D+™ enables us to have a better understanding of the
      Automated 2D Drawing
                                                                         Automatic update of all drawings if the model is                 structure at the beginning of a project and highlights any
                                                                         amended.                                                         potential problems early in the design stage. Using 3D+™
                                                                         All drawings created with true hidden line detail.               more drawing information can be produced in the form of                     Model courtesy of Buro Happold
“Our CAD Technicians prefer to use 3D+™ to create
                                                                         Layering standards can be configured to match                    plans, sections and 3D views making our design intent
structural models as it is quicker and easier to generate the
                                                                         individual company standards such as BS1192 and                                                                                      “3D+’s unique ability to convert structural data from the
required 2D and 3D views.”                                                                                                                easier to understand.”
                                                                         CP83 (Singapore).                                                                                                                    structural engineer and the steelwork contractor into
                                                                                                                                          Mark Jolly, European CAD Manager
Lee Barnard, CAD Manager                                                 Representation of elements can be illustrated as solid,          SKM Anthony Hunt                                                    intelligent AutoCAD objects has been fundamental with the
Waterman Group plc                                                       single line, dotted, or not shown, to demonstrate the                                                                                Heathrow Terminal 5 philosophy.
                                                                         structural scheme clearly.                                       “3D+™ provides Skanska projects with substantial benefits
                                                                                                                                                                                                              The quality of the software, with tremendous support
                                                                         Drawing Management as per existing company methods.              for civil and structural design. It gives users greatly
                                                                                                                                                                                                              from CSC have saved us time and money - 3D+ is a first
  Modelling                                                              Report Generator enabling material lists to be created.          enhanced tools and processes allowing more clarity of
                                                                                                                                                                                                              class product!”
                                                                                                                                          design while also reducing man-hours.”
      Standard AutoCAD tools used for quick and easy set                                                                                                                                                      Nigel Bradley
                                                                                                                                          Malcolm Stagg, CAD Manager
      out of the 3D+™ model.                                                                                                                                                                                  3D CAD Co-ordinator - BAA Production Enabling
      Import 2D and 3D drawings from the architect or client
      to help create your model.
      Create structural elements in any material, including
      steel, timber and concrete from extensive data libraries
      for UK and international sections.
      Create unique shape elements including tapered
      members and specialist steel members such as plate
      girder and cellular construction.
      Create walls, slabs and foundations in all material types
      as easily as drawing lines.
      Create monolithic construction in particular for in situ
      concrete construction such as rib slab, flat slab etc.
      Use parametric data to redefine the geometry of your
      structure time and time again.
                                                                          Model courtesy of FaberMaunsell Ltd                                       Automatic Revision Control                                       Model courtesy of Waterman Group Plc