Mech-Q Structural Module

The Mech-Q Structural Steel design add-on 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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Steel Shapes & Beams

Main Features:

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

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.

English:
US: AISC/ASTM:
W & WT, S, M, HP, C, MC, L & RHS
Canadian (CISC):
W, WWF, S, M, HP, C, MC, L & HSS.

Structural Stairs Utility:

  • 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.
  • The stairs configuration is controlled by recognized safety constraints.

Structural Ladders Utility:

  • Draw Step-thru and Side-step ladders
  • Front, Plan and End views
  • Ladder detailing (with auto-dimensions)
  • Safety cages optionally added
  • Customize layers used
  • Fully customizable with full control on the all the ladder design parameters.
  • Easy to use and configure.

Structural Hand Railing:

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

Structural Bracing:

  • 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:

  • 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

and more…

Welding note option:

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

Many other modules & utilities included.


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