SolidACE is releasing new structural data interoperability tool CIS2Works

SolidACE showcases new data interoperability add-in for SolidWorks with a release of free tool CIS2WorksXpress, the Express edition of future full featured CIS2Works application.

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Posted by: arunas.urbsys

Vilnius, LITHUANIA – December 16, 2013 – 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 Express version of brand new structural data interoperability tool CIS2Works for SolidWorks CAD environment.

CIS2Works is add-in application for SolidWorks providing import and export capabilities of AEC and Plant industry accepted structural steel data exchange formats, namely – CIS/2, the CIMSteel Integration Standards Rev. 2 format, adopted by AISC as a standard for structural steel interoperability, and SDNF, the Steel Detailing Neutral Format, maintained still in a variety of plant and structural design systems for importing and exporting of steel structures. CIS2Works full version will also support ISM, the Integrated Structural Modeling technology, provided by Bentley Systems Inc., and other useful steel industry formats and standards.

The CIS2WorksXpress edition is distributed free of charge and works within SolidWorks CAD environment without activation or registration. Supported SolidWorks versions are 2013 and 2014.

“One of formats, supported by our new application CIS2Works, is CIMSteel Integration Standards (CIS/2), which is adopted by American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) to facilitate data exchange through seemingly stand-alone programs, such as structural analysis, CAD and detailing systems by allowing them to communicate with each other,” said Dr. Arūnas Urbšys, CEO of SolidACE. “According to AISC, CIS/2 reduces redundant work associated with steel design; by eliminating rework, the chance of errors is greatly reduced and the design process becomes more efficient.”

Key features of CIS2Works are:

  1. Import and export of CIS/2 and SDNF industry standard data exchange formats;
  2. Direct and full support of SolidWorks native Weldment feature, incl. structural plates;
  3. Separate model preview window, facilitating very fast loading and preview of large models;
  4. Grouping of members and plates identifying reusable components for lighter model creation;
  5. Flexible mapping of imported member section profile names with Weldment library names;

The new CIS2WorksXpress version 1.0 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. SolidACE, registered in Vilnius, Lithuania, was established 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 +370-5-2644558 (Lithuania).




SolidACE, BuiltWorks and CIS2Works are either registered or reserved trademarks of SolidACE. 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.

For more information please contact
Dr. Arūnas Urbšys, CEO
SolidACE Ltd., Lukiskiu str. 3,
LT-01108, Vilnius, Lithuania
Phone No.: +370 5 212 4660

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