How to Install and Activate IC3D Steel Software for SOLIDWORKS
IC3D Steel is a powerful and easy-to-use application that allows you to model and detail steel constructions in SOLIDWORKS. It integrates seamlessly with SOLIDWORKS and includes an SQL database for advanced and coherent management of projects. In this article, we will show you how to install and activate IC3D Steel software for SOLIDWORKS.
To install IC3D Steel software, you need to have SOLIDWORKS installed on your computer first. You also need to have a valid license for IC3D Steel software, which you can purchase from www.ic3d.com.au. Once you have these requirements, follow these steps:
Download the IC3D Steel installer from the link provided by IC3D Pty Ltd.
Run the installer and follow the instructions on the screen.
Select the components you want to install. You can choose to install IC3D Steel software, SQL database, library of joints, tables and profiles, and sample projects.
Specify the installation folder and click Next.
Wait for the installation to complete and click Finish.
To activate IC3D Steel software, you need to have a serial number that is provided by IC3D Pty Ltd. You can find your serial number in the email confirmation that you received after purchasing the software. Once you have your serial number, follow these steps:
Launch SOLIDWORKS and open a new or existing project.
Go to Tools > Add-Ins and check the box next to IC3D Steel.
A dialog box will appear asking you to enter your serial number. Enter your serial number and click OK.
A message will appear confirming that your activation was successful. Click OK.
You can now use IC3D Steel software for SOLIDWORKS.
If you have any questions or issues regarding the installation or activation of IC3D Steel software, please contact email@example.com for support.
Now that you have installed and activated IC3D Steel software, you can start using it to create your own steel structures in SOLIDWORKS. In this tutorial, we will show you how to use some of the basic features of IC3D Steel software, such as inserting steel members, applying joints, and creating drawings.
Inserting steel members
To insert steel members in your model, follow these steps:
Go to IC3D Steel tab and click on Insert Member icon.
Select the type of member you want to insert from the drop-down menu. You can choose from beams, columns, braces, plates, etc.
Select the profile you want to use from the library. You can filter the profiles by standard, material, section type, etc.
Specify the insertion point and direction of the member. You can use various options such as sketch points, planes, faces, edges, etc.
Specify the length and orientation of the member. You can use various options such as dimensions, relations, angles, etc.
Click OK to insert the member.
To apply joints between steel members in your model, follow these steps:
Go to IC3D Steel tab and click on Insert Joint icon.
Select the type of joint you want to apply from the library. You can filter the joints by category, connection type, code, etc.
Select the members you want to connect with the joint. You can use various options such as selection box, filter by type, etc.
Specify the parameters of the joint. You can adjust various options such as position, rotation, gap, bolts, welds, etc.
Click OK to apply the joint.
To create drawings of your steel structure in SOLIDWORKS, follow these steps:
Go to IC3D Steel tab and click on Create Drawing icon.
Select the type of drawing you want to create from the drop-down menu. You can choose from general arrangement drawings, fabrication drawings, assembly drawings, etc.
Select the model or assembly you want to create the drawing from.
Select the template and scale you want to use for the drawing.
Specify the views and details you want to include in the drawing. You can use various options such as predefined views, custom views, section views, detail views, etc.
Click OK to create the drawing.
You can then edit and annotate your drawing as you normally do in SOLIDWORKS. You can also use IC3D Steel tools to add labels, dimensions, symbols, tables, etc. to your drawing. 061ffe29dd