SoftDraft Steel3DS-AISC LRFD15

SoftDraft Steel3DS-AISC LRFD15

Win32 and 64, English

SoftDraft, LLC
Steel3D-AISC creates structural steel shapes from the LRFD15 database as a 3D solid and can be placed as a column or beams by selecting multiple lines in 3D model space

General Usage Instructions

Great for creating 3D Structural Steel Models using the AISC LRFD15 database.

The app dialog lists the available Steel Shape Types.

Once selected, a list of the available sizes for this steel shape type displays in the sizes list box.

Select a shape type to see the available sizes listed in this dialog box.

Select one of the shape sizes for placement.

Scroll up or down to view all available sizes.



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Opens the Steel3D AISC Structural Shapes dialog. Select shape type, size. Press OK, shape attached to cursor for placement and rotation.


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

You have 15-days to activate the software. When running in non-activated mode this dialog will only appear once the first time the program is executed in a new or existing drawing which indicates the number of Days Remaining before the program stops. 

Until you are ready to activate the software, you can run the software in the Non-Activated mode before it expires. 

To activate the software, when you open a new or existing drawing and a dialog appears prompting you to press "OK" button to Activate Now. 

This takes you to the SoftDraft Activation dialog showing your License Code and an edit box for you to enter the License Key.

To receive your License Key, click in the License Code edit box, then copy the License Code. To avoid mistakes, we suggest that you copy it from this dialog and paste it in an email, instead of entering it with the keyboard, then send it to

Please include the name the app was purchased under and company name. After we receive the email we will send the License Key back, usually within 24 hours, for you to enter into the dialog.

Copy the License Key from the email into the License Key edit box area of the Activation dialog, then click "OK" to close the dialog.

An alert will show the License Key was or accepted or an incorrect Key was entered. If you receive the "Incorrect License Key" alert, please notify tech support in an email to

Known Issues

Not available for use in Autodesk® AutoCAD LT® Versions.


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Support Information

SoftDraft Software Support Policy


The purchase price of a new SoftDraft Software product includes:

Free technical support during the course of Subscription. 

Each computer requires a separate Product license to be purchased for that computer.

The SoftDraft Software Subscription includes upgrades when available.

All updates/upgrades are electronically downloadable.

Version History

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