You have received your 2017 upgrade, but CADWorx Steel is not available as a standalone install. CADWorx Steel has been replaced with CADWorx Structure. While Steel used the previous technology with lines and solids, Structure is an intelligent design package, using new CADWorx Steel Components.  Now, steel members “know” they are connected to other steel members. Handrails can be placed by selecting members as the outline. Stairs can find their top elevation based on other members. Stair handrails can be trimmed against platform handrails… With all of this new technology, we can increase productivity and accuracy. A few things to keep in mind determining how to proceed.


  • There is not a conversion process to go from a Steel model to a Structure model and vice-versa.

  • CADWorx Structure only runs on AutoCAD 2016.

  • Plant pipe supports only use CADWorx Steel libraries.

  • While running inside of CADWorx Plant, Structure will take a license for Plant and a license for Structure.

  • CADWorx Structure steel cannot be converted into CAESAR II Structural Steel.

  • CADWorx Structure steel cannot be exported to a CIS/2 format to structural analysis applications.



  

CADWorx Steel

CADWorx Structure

License Type

CrypKey, SPLM, HASP

SPLM, HASP

Dimensional Data Interface

Text Editor

Structure Editor

Object Type

Line and Solid

CADWorx Steel Component

Run inside of CADWorx Plant

Yes

Yes

Clash Detection

Yes

Yes (if ran in Plant)

Support Steel Detection

Yes

Yes

Single Line Steel

Yes

Yes

Grating/Decking

No

Yes

Autocoping

No

Yes