IronCAD Mechanical add-on offers a library of intelligent tools such as standard fasteners, steel sections, pipes, flanges and a wide set of utilities aimed at increasing productivity in the design process. Because knowledge and rules are built directly into the tools, typical day-to-day tasks, such as bill of materials generation, component placement and sizing, are much simpler, reducing design time and effort.
This add-on uses a specialized mechanical dialog to address all the details required to create custom or standard components and assemblies. Fastener Assemblies allows the creation of fasteners and holes that can be applied to multiple parts with precise settings for depths that follow engineering size standards. Plus, it provides assembly associativity, so when fasteners and plates are repositioned or resized, all the holes and clearances are automatically updated.
IronCAD Mechanical improves productivity when creating, for example, pipe layouts and steel sections. Users select a mechanical pipe from the catalog, verify the industrial information in the dialog and then drop the pipe into place. These components use Smart eBehaviors that add intelligent behaviors such as positioning, orientation, constraints, sizing or customized actions. For example, when other components are dropped onto the pipe, they automatically connect and size according to the previous pipe size making it faster to configure piping layouts. Fabricators also have access to specialized tools for trimming, welding and splitting components.