dbeam.VLX is a compiled lisp routine and can only operate within AutoCAD 2000 or 2000i. Keyword: dbeam.
This routine can dramatically speed up 2D drawing process for architects, construction engineers and detailers. The tool is very simple to use, its goal is to help you edit beam designation and drawing beams sections on a 2D drawing as fast as possible. The program uses a DCL program interface for easy user input. Actually it is a 2 in 1 routine and it have on its support a database file (BeamDB.dbs) with designation and section profile of almost all AISC and CISC wide flange beams.
- *Edit beam size* action (see command dialog window) insert in current layer a text (using current text size) representing beam designation and beam flange width, by picking two points on the beam line. The text object will be offset at a proper distance of the beam line.
- *Draw beam section* action (see command dialog window) creates in current layer a polyline object representing exact section of the selected beam, section axis (line object) and a text object with beam designation and beam flange.
Both sub routines are for editing beams designations and draw beam sections on plans without checking your AISC manual.