Virtual Steel is an easy to learn CAD application for Windows, specialized on structural design
with steel. It is a fully comprehensive 3D CAD application, running independantly and not as an add-on or plug-in,
even on small pc systems or laptops.
In contrast to CAD systems, which are rather drafting systems, Virtual Steel is handling steel objects
directly as a modeler, which makes the construction process very easy to understand. Beams, columns, girders are placed
in the 3D model and can be viewed immediately as a 2D shop drawing or in the list of the bill of materials.
Plates, cleats, haunches and other parts can be added to every beam and will get drawn with all necessary dimensions
for fabrication. A large library of connections is an effective way to complete the construction. The library ist extensible
and provided with new connections every year, among them a lot of user requests, as every user has his own idea of a good
The model, all drawings and the bill of materials can be exported and then processed in other systems, which makes
Virtual Steel very flexible for users, who have lots of experience in their own CAD system and just need
support for steel constructions. The 3D model can be used in AutoDesk Inventor, in AutoCAD or any other CAD system, which
can import 3D-Data (dxf, stl, sdnf). 2D drawings can be imported in any 2D CAD system with dxf interface.