JTB Steel

JTB Steel

Win32 and 64, English

JTB World Inc.
JTB Steel is an Add-in running inside Autodesk® AutoCAD®, adding powerful command features to help you draw simple and complex steelwork frames and details efficiently.

General Usage Instructions

Once installed, you will have JTB Steel ribbon on Plug-ins/Add-ins tab. 

You can call command by clicking to the ribbon or enter command's name at AutoCAD command line. 

See the help documentation for further usage instructions.



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Move selected objects a specified distance from base line (or curve) to the base's offset direction.

JST (JSteelTools)

Open JTB Steel Tool Palette window.

JSC (JSteelChange)

Quickly change visibilities of multiple Steel Frames all at once.


Draw break line. Break line is dynamic block which can change its visibility easily through properties panel.


Match JTB Steel object's section property.

JS (JSteel)

Open JTB Steel Draw Palette window.


Explode inserted blocks to lines and texts without affect colors, layers and linetypes. Attributes will be converted to texts.

ED (JEdit)

This is an enhanced edit command. You can select object of various type to edit, including JTB Steel Section or Frame, AutoCAD text, attribute or dimension text.

UP (JUpdate)

Adjust text alignment on Steel Frames. Update annotation height of Steel Frames, break lines and AutoCAD dimensions to current dimension style. Update attribute fields. Update linetype scale settings (at Draw Options) of Steel Frames.


The installer that ran when you downloaded this app from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app. Or, double-click the downloaded installer to install the app. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to be able to run the app.

To uninstall this app, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it.

On Windows 11 and 10 version 1703 or later press Windows+I on the keyboard to access Settings or click or right-click the Windows Start button and then select Settings. Click on Apps (optionally followed by Apps & features). On older Window versions click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features or Control Panel > Add.

Additional Information

You can use only JTB Steel with limitations while not activated. Install JTB Steel and run "JTB Steel.exe" click on Activate and follow the instructions to receive the activation key. Normally it's sent within 24 hours.

Known Issues

In Win32, when no VBA installed, Draw and Tool palette are shown as model dialog windows. 

In Window 64-bit, this 32-bit software can run slower. While any model dialog is active, please don't click to AutoCAD screen. Minimize all other application windows is also recommended.


Company Name: JTB World Inc.
Support Contact: info@jtbworld.com

Author/Company Information

JTB World Inc.

Support Information

For support visit our Contact page.

Version History

Version Number Version Description


Added AutoCAD 2024 support


Added AutoCAD 2023 support


Added AutoCAD 2022 support


Upgraded to License 4.3


Added support for AutoCAD 2021 Fixed display scaling issue


Added support for AutoCAD 2020 Updated installer


Add support for AutoCAD 2019 Add Australian member schedule files. Enhance the section list to show member schedule. Resolve button error in Windows 10 update.


Added support for AutoCAD 2018. Option to change color of hollow section's inner line


Fix US Metric ST section: flange slope column missing. Add Japanese, Russia and Taiwan CNS sections


Fixed some spelling errors (no version number change)


Fixed an issue related to Windows XP


Added support for all Windows Region and Language settings


Added support for AutoCAD® 2016


First release

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