SolidACE Adopts Integrated Structural Modeling Technology for SolidWorks

Vilnius, LITHUANIA – January 15, 2013 – SolidACE, a company developing computer aided design and engineering tools for the architectural, building and construction engineering, and plant engineering markets, today announced the release of the new version 4.0 of BuiltWorks, a structural steel design and engineering add-in application for SolidWorks 2013 platform.

With a new BuiltWorks version 4.0, SolidACE introduces first step of Integrated Structural Modeling (ISM) Technology workflow for SolidWorks. ISM is the comprehensive interoperability framework for structural information from Bentley Systems Inc., the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators with software solutions for sustaining infrastructure with particular focus to AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Operations) industry.

BuiltWorks v.4.0

Some of most important key features of new BuiltWorks version 4.0 for SolidWorks are:

  • Compatible with SolidWorks 2013; versions for SolidWorks 2012 and 2011 are also available, while SolidWorks 2010 is no longer supported;
  • Create ISM repository from SolidWorks structural members, and update it whenever changes occur;
  • New feature import CIS/2 or SDNF file as “Imported Bodies” in SolidWorks that provides speed of import procedure, and creates lighter 3D solid models;
  • Automatic joining of split members (finite elements) of CIS/2 analysis model during import to SolidWorks;
  • Enhanced support of CIS/2 file, created from SmartPlant 3D (Intergraph Corp.);
  • New method of creating structural member – by coordinates;
  • Several improvements in graphical user interface and fixes of known issues.

The new BuiltWorks version 4.0 is available for download through SolidACE web siteSee complete list of BuiltWorks features (click here).


SolidACE and BuiltWorks are either registered or reserved trademarks of SolidACE Ltd. SolidWorks is registered trademark of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.


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