Saturday, October 29, 2011

Re: spreadsheet for structural shop drawing

Actually, there was an individual up here in the great white north who prepared such a spreadsheet for the Mac in the early 90's and was flogging it at tech and steel industry trade shows. I don't know if it sold well but I have not heard of it since. As Harold suggested, it would have probably only done simple straight members or perhaps quadrilateral shapes.

On 10/28/2011 12:42 PM, Harold Sprague wrote:
This is much more than a spreadsheet.  This is what BIM aspires to do .  The model is populated by the designer and information is extracted for detailed drawing.  What you wind up with is modules that can plug and play within a common platform of information.  Tekla, Rivet, SDS, Bentley are all major players in this arena. 
Eventually this will be fairly seamless, and you will be able to take it all the way to the CNC codes for fabrication.  Unless the building is incredibly simple, a spreadsheet would be insufficient. 

Regards, Harold Sprague

Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 09:07:51 -0700
Subject: spreadsheet for structural shop drawing

hello out there,

Good day to you, can I ask any help if any body can have a spreadsheet or any software that can prepare shop drawings in Autocad by just giving him data he needs.

Example if I have a beam schedule or footing schedule by just providing the software with all the data and he will prepare the plan and import it to Autocad. Of course this will be done as per ACI code standard or British code standard or as requested.

Hope you can find solutions to this problems.

Sincerely yours,

Engr. Limuel R. Trangia, CE
Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia