Purlin C

Purlin C

Win32 and 64, English

Alejandro Quintero
Draw the cross-section of a single or double purlin, dimensioned and labeled in 2D or 3D.

General Usage Instructions

  • Call the command by typing PURLIN or directly by searching for it on the ribbon in the plugins area.

The profile information will be loaded from the file ' PurlinData.csv in the folder "C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins\Purlin.bundle\Contents\Support" select a gage to update the list of profiles.

Select the profile you require.

  • Check the options you require:
  1. Dimensions
  2. Label
  3. Double
  4. 3D
  5. Height



The drawing will be dimensioned 


The drawing will generate a label with the name that the user previously specified, also generate a text with the name established in the csv file 


If this option is checked, a second profile will be generated before the first.


If this option is checked, a three-dimensional element will be generated.


A positive measurement and greater than 0 is the length of the profile in 3d.

Selecting the double, dimension and label options will update the representative image.

  • Finally, click on accept and select a point in the space or presentation and automatically the profile that the user specified will be drawn.


How to add new profiles?

At the bottom you will find a button called EditData when you click it will open an Excel file where you can edit or add information to increase the catalog of profiles.


  • Column A the name of the profile should go, for example 2''x2-1/2'' 
  • Column B (B) the measurement of the base of the profile in millimeters must go
  • Column C (D) must include the measurement of the depth of the profile in millimeters
  • Column D (C) must go the measure of the segilla of the profile in millimeters 
  • Column E (T) must go the thickness of the profile in millimeters
  • Column F (R) the radius of the profile must go in millimeters 
  • Column D (gage) of e to go the gauge of the profile (10,12,14,16.....)

Save the file, close the application and reopen it and you will have the profiles you added.


Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Draw cross sections of purlins. 2D and 3D drawing.


The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10/11) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues


Company Name: Alejandro Quintero
Support Contact: alejandroohq@gmail.com

Author/Company Information

Alejandro Quintero

Support Information

Any questions or comments send an email to: alejandroohq@gmail.com or qcadsolutions@gmail.com

Version History

Version Number Version Description


Initial version.
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