I have a lisp that generates steel shapes. Dragon fist 3. I am having trouble using it on autocad 2012. Can anyone tell me the way to put the program in autocad 2012.
Also one of the forums told another user that that feature was already in 2012.??? Maybe I just don't know how to invoke the program. I dropped the lisp file in the bag in the applications pop up, where do I put all the data folders that are with the lisp file. It is already shown in the list of applications (however it is listed in a light grey color).
The lisp program is a tip from cadylist. The first line to the lisp is: ';Tip1779: STL.LSP STEEL SHAPES OF ALL TYPES AND SIZES (C)2002, Al Rogers $50 Bonus Winner;STL.LSP Version 1.1 - Al's STEEL MILL ' I have been away from acad for a while and am wondering if I have to edit the;Tip1779; from the lisp file or what do I do to it if anything.
Send us your request and we will add more Autocad steel shapes to come on next release. Note: This program tested with AutoCAD 2012, 2013,2014,2015,2016. Send us your request and we will add more Autocad steel shapes to come on next release. Note: This program tested with AutoCAD 2012, 2013,2014,2015,2016.
And where do I put all the data folders that are with the lisp file. You will find some steel shapes in the form of Dynamic Blocks on one of the tool palettes.
There are steel beams for use with both imperial and metric users so don't use the wrong one. I think it is the Structural palette if I am not mistaken however since I am not on my cad computer at the moment I cannot confirm that for you. A jump from 2002 to 2012 is significant. It could be that a lisp command has been dropped or replaced that was used in the lisp routine you are trying to use. It is under the structural pallet. Lots of help here.
There are inch and half inch sizes of angles up to 12 inches. That means each angle size may have a many unequal legs and various leg (web) thicknesses. I have no idea how many different sizes that would be. To answer that question, there are 182 different L-Shapes in Al's Steel Mill just from 1/2' angle to 8' angle. But Steel Mill can generate an unlimited number of L-shapes because it has a feature that allows the the user to specify any flange thickness, and two flange lengths. And that's just for L-Shapes. Additionally, dynamic blocks for steel cannot be 'stretched' accurately as the fillets and radii on angles and beams are not proportional to either the thickness, or flange/web lengths.
The only way a Dynamic block can accurately reflect a wide size range is via visibility states, or lookup tables. Furthermore, Steel Mill also generates any size or shape steel as a 3D Solid, or a Surface. IMO, the single advantage of using blocks for steel shapes is BOM. So onkelbob, did you get Steel Mill working? For anybody looking for shapes that does not have Mechanical, you can find them here (I am in the process of exporting the entire steel shapes library and placing the content online.Al's Steel Mill is a great add-on to vanilla AutoCAD and has been floating around for years.
Also, all Autodesk 'vertical products' have an extensive steel library that comes standard, with great functionality since they are 'AEC Objects'. Al's Steel Mill is a great add-on to vanilla AutoCAD and has been floating around for years. Also, all Autodesk 'vertical products' have an extensive steel library that comes standard, with great functionality since they are 'AEC Objects'. Thank you for the info. Our company recently purchased several AutoCAD LT licenses and we have everybody bugging the one guy with Mechanical to export shapes for them. I am having trouble finding where to download this Al's Steel Mill from the link you provided (or a Google search).
Steel Shapes Autocad 2011 Download
Steel Shapes For AutoCAD Steel2K™ Structural steel Shapes includes W-Shapes, channels, single/double angles, square & rectangular tubing, pipes, M, S, HP shapes and tees as listed in the AISC database. Optional metric databases included MAISC and CISC. All structural steel shapes are parametrically drawn according to the “Manual of Steel Construction” of the American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. Steel shapes use external data files for use with other structural standards. One main dialog controls access to all shapes allowing multiple insertion points, layer, color, linetype control and the ability for the user to specify exaggerated dimensions, for details, before placement of each shape. All steel shapes are created from a single polyline and made into an AutoCAD block. Each shape has built in intelligence for automatic notation.
Features. Create shapes in plan, section, elevation or single line as required. Create simple or complex shapes made from a single non-segmented polyline. Shapes are created as an AutoCAD block to keep file size minimized. Ability to cope ends of W-Shapes in elevation view. List shape properties from drawing after shape placement or within dialog box. All shapes are created parametrically from external data files.
Shapes are attached to cursor based on insertion point selected and rotated after placement. Automatic shape notation by selecting inserted shape. User defined dimensions for shape details. Grid option allows user to select steel shape to be placed at intersection of several grid lines.