ShapeBook 4.4.2009 is the ultimate structural steel quick reference and estimating software for steel industry professionals. ShapeBook is based on the AISC Steel Construction Manual 13th Edition plus the addition of large pipe sizes, small bar size materials, plate, flat bar, round bar, and square bar in US imperial and metric units. ShapeBook with 2D3DSteel continues it's legacy as the 5 star award winning steel shape reference software of choice among steel construction professionals and students.
If you are looking for an affordable solution for estimating steel and coatings, look no further. The ShapeBook software is much more than just a steel shape reference. It now includes a powerful estimating tool for steel, and coatings. The new "Calculator Material List" extends the weight, surface area, and pricing for all of the items in your "Calculator Material List".
The "Calculator Material List" can be easily revised and manipulated. List items can be re-priced, inserted, deleted, sorted, or dragged to new locations. The lists can be saved to files on your hard drive and loaded back into ShapeBook or imported into spreadsheet or database software. The "Print Calc List" command prints the list with a custom title, date, page numbers, line numbers, and includes column and row outlines. The lists can be used as an advanced bill of materials if needed. Click on the "ShapeBook with 2D3DSteel 4.4.2009" link for more details.
2D3DSteel is an AutoCAD VLX application that draws 2D and 3D steel shapes and includes many new specialized commands for drawing and dimensioning steel. 2D3DSteel will run in any version of full AutoCAD from 2000 through 2016 32-bit and 64-bit. It will not run on the LT versions of AutoCAD. All of the shapes available in ShapeBook can be dynamically added to your CAD drawings by picking points and rotation angles. Using ShapeBook and 2D3DSteel with AutoCAD, you will have powerful drawing tools to quickly and accurately draw steel details, connections, and model structural and miscellaneous steel framing in 2D or as 3D models. 2D3DSteel has pull-down menus and 7 tool bars. 2D3DSteel includes automatic setup. Just add the application to your AutoCAD startup suite and your ready to go.
When using AutoCAD with 2D3DSteel, you will have versatile CAD tools to draw or model 2D and 3D structural and miscellaneous steel framing, connections, and details. Click on the "ShapeBook with 2D3DSteel 4.4.2009" link for more details.
Feet and Inch Engineering Tools is an advanced RPN construction calculator software solution built for feet & inches dimensional mathamatics used in steel detailing, structural engineering, & building construction. The software runs on HP48G, HP49G, & HP50G Handheld Graphing Calculators and their emulators on PC's, laptops, tablets, & smartphones, keeping the software at your fingertips wherever you work.
This software provides an essential set of integrated tools for steel detailers, engineers, and contractors. This software allows the user to solve simple or complex dimensional geometry in feet and inches without working with decimal equivalents. You can store all of the critical angles and dimensions for any project in your calculator or in a file on your personal computer. The data can be loaded back into your calculator whenever you need it. Click on the "SFT Feet and Inch Engineering Tools" link for more details.
We are located on the South Fork of the Toutle River in the Pacific Northwest. South Fork Technology's mission is to accurately translate industrial and commercial building designs into quality shop drawings for efficient steel fabrication and erection drawings for problem free steel erection.
Our software detailing tools include Design Data's SDS/2 Detailing System, AutoCAD with ShapeBook and other custom SFT detailing applications, and our extensive programming skills in Visual Lisp in AutoCAD, Python in SDS/2, and Visual Basic in Windows. SDS/2's support for AutoCAD 2D and 3D drawing files, allows us the flexibility and integration required in the steel construction industry.
Our drawings are always prepared with performance criteria that endeavours to create an error free fabrication product. We are not a one size fits all detailing company. Our goal is to create a detailing product that conforms to your needs and standards but most importantly exceeds your expectations. For more information please continue to our detailing page.