SolidACE releases version 1.2 of BuiltWorks 2010

SolidACE is opening the doors to a market of structural steel applications with full design and detailing functionality with a new release of BuiltWorks 2010 v.1.2
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Vilnius, LITHUANIA – June 30, 2010 – 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 (1.2) of BuiltWorks 2010, a computer aided structural design and engineering software suite for use in the SolidWorks environment.

This new version marks another important milestone in development of BuiltWorks 2010 – besides all the enhancements it introduces a new concept of BuiltWorks Connection object. BuiltWorks Connection was available from the beginning and was used for storing a set of specific structural rules of prioritizing and cutting the members that joins at the connection, adding the needed endplates. The new concept of BuiltWorks Connection now will allow storing virtually any SolidWorks body, feature or command.

Ver. 1.2 of BuiltWorks 2010 also provides cardinally redesigned Drawing Generator, which now allows using drawing styles and predefined views in SolidWorks drawing templates. The improvements in BuiltWorks interoperability tools, such as SDNF and DSTV-NC import and export, make SolidWorks even more open platform for integration with CAD/CAM/CAE best of breed vertical applications in the market.

“We are fulfilling our commitment to the user community to keep consistently adding new features and improving the product intensively during the whole first year of its life,” comments the release of BuiltWorks 2010 Dr. Vladimir Popov, CEO of SolidACE. “The new technology of smart connection detailing, that we introduce with this release, opens the doors for BuiltWorks to a market of structural steel design applications with full design and detailing functionality. With each new upcoming release we will be adding new tools and features that expand the power of proven SolidWorks modeling engine for ‘next generation’ structural design tools which allow engineers to fully benefit from its inherent 3D parametric nature.”

Some of the most important new functions and improvements of BuiltWorks 2010 v.1.2 are:

  • General features:
    • New Installer:
      • Compressed – even less amount to download (~15 MB);
      • Easy control of version updating, with clear version information;
    • Updated BuiltWorks options:
      • Expressions (formulas) can be added to the Cut-list Properties;
      • New flexible rules for automated file naming in assemblies.
  • Structural modeling updates:
    • Added new Profiles - Chinese National standard GB;
    • Enhanced alignment of members - more options for orientation, including rotation and shift;
    • New Member Array placement function - array on curved segments.
  • Connection detailing updates:
    • New concept of Connection - allows storing multiple operations and objects inside it;
    • Endplate with smart 3D dimensions for interactive handling;
    • Redesigned and updated cutting options:
      • New command “Trim” for cutting operations;
      • Redesigned user interface icons for better understanding;
      • Enabled Clearance & Shortening properties for cutting options, including negative values;
      • New Cutting By User Profile function;
    • Library of simple Connections included in default installation.
  • Other enhancements:
    • Redesigned Drawing Generator:
      • Uses predefined views in SolidWorks templates
      • The drawing styles can be applied automatically, etc.
    • DSTV NC – fixed profile description, support of holes, internal and external contour, profile blocs of the file, etc.
    • SDNF – support of orientation by cardinal points, mirroring, etc.

The new BuiltWorks 2010, version 1.2 will be available for download through SolidACE web site immediately.

About SolidACE

SolidACE is a company focusing on the Architectural, Building and Construction Engineering as well as Plant Engineering markets within a Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks environment. The company is registered in Vilnius, Lithuania and includes a development team in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. SolidACE was created in November 2008 by experienced and dedicated structural steelwork software professionals with the express intention of developing an intuitive 3D solution within the SolidWorks environment. The company supports and advises within the world of steel and has dedicated design professionals. For the latest news, information, and demonstration resources, please visit the company’s Web site (, contact representatives at, or call 1- 617-842-7470 in the US, +44 1633 430 176 in the UK and +370-5-212-4660 in Lithuania.


SolidACE and BuiltWorks are either registered or unregistered 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.

Dr. Vladimir Popov, CEO
SolidACE Ltd., Lukiskiu str. 3,
LT-01108, Vilnius, Lithuania
Phone No.: +370 5 212 4660


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