BuiltWorks 3.1 increases SolidWorks utility for plant design

New interoperability with plant design systems from Aveva, Bentley, and Intergraph.

An update to BuiltWorks adds support for leading plant design software formats. (Source: SolidACE)

Only five months after a major update, SolidACE has released an update to BuiltWorks that provides links to the major plant design software platforms. As one of the leading AEC add-ons to SolidWorks, it provides a way for structural engineers and designers working in SolidWorks to collaborate with contractors and owners who use the leading plant design platforms from Aveva, Bentley, and Intergraph.

SolidACE, based in Vilnius, Lithuania, says the new release makes BuiltWorks suitable for exchanging General Arrangement models with Aveva PDMS, Intergraph PDS and SmartPlant 3D, and Bentley AutoPlant. SolidACE says the new version is also suitable for suitable for data exchange with the following products:

  • Tekla Structures
  • AceCad StruCAD
  • Design Data SDS/2 Detailing System
  • Bentley STAAD.Pro and RAM Structural System
  • Dlubal RSTAB
  • CSi SAP2000 and ETABS
  • RISA-3D
  • Robot Structural Analysis
  • AutoCAD Structural Detailing
  • Bentley Structural Modeler and ProSteel
  • Graitec Advance Steel
  • Autodesk Revit Structure

BuiltWorks already supports the leading formats for structural steel file formats, SDNF and CIS/2; this update features improvements on the ability to import and export these formats.

Other new features in this release include:

  • Support of SolidWorks native weldments
  • SolidWorks link to Detailing and Fabrication
  • Exports extrudes as structural plates
  • Imports structural plates as Imported Bodies