Structural Member

Structural Member

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Description

Structural member for Autodesk® Fusion 360™ enables the user to quickly insert standard structural members similar to Frame Generator in Autodesk® Inventor®.

 

The user can use this app with parametrically driven sketches. All Structural members will update in correspondence to the change of the parameter. An additional function has to be triggered to update the length value in the names of the structural member bodies.

 

IMPORTANT: BEFORE YOU UPDATE THE APPLICATION TO THE LATEST VERSION, DON'T FORGET TO BACK UP ALL LIBRARY FILES THAT YOU HAVE EDITED, OR THE CHANGES YOU HAVE MADE WILL BE LOST.

About This Version

Version 1.8, 5/12/2022
- Newly inserted member is created as a new body in a new component. (before was a body inside the rootComponent) - All secondary features work with components. - Cutting list feature now counts components that are copied or patterned.


Customer Reviews

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  • Great Plugin
    Julian Grimm | June 26, 2022 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It´s a great plugin that helps a lot. What i was wondering though, do you still plan to make use of the new API, to create custom features? It would help a lot, to be able to edit already created profiles.

    Thanks for your time and effort!

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | June 27, 2022

    Hi Julian. Thank you for the feedback. Yes, that is the plan. Unfortunately, that feature is still under development.


  • There is a monthly subscription?
    Jaime Villegas | March 17, 2022

    Hello Dear, there is a monthly subscription for this?

     

    Thank you very much!

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | March 21, 2022

    Hello Jaime, At the moment, there is only an early subscription option. Regards, Dimitar


  • Recurring message
    Comec Sarl | February 21, 2022 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It's a great plugin it does me a lot of service !

    I have a little problem for some time, each time I open Fusion 360 I have this message: "the structural menber commands have been added to the Create panel of the model workspace" how to remove it?

    Cordially

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | March 11, 2022

    Thank you for the positive feedback! The message was removed in the March update.


  • Great! Just one question
    Gustavo Bore | February 16, 2022 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Hi Dimitar,

    Thank you for such a great tool. I just have one question. How do you modify a previously selected profile, after the command is done? For example, I first selected a W beam, but then i'ld like to change it to a hollow square section. Is it posiible? Or I just have to delete the body resulting from the first extrution to generate a new one?

     

    Thank you!

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | February 18, 2022

    Hi Gustavo, Thank you for the positive review and feedback! The only way to edit at the moment is by deleting the commands used to create the structural member ( you can also delete the body, but that will only make your model a bit slower when editing other commands, as it will compute the insertion and the deletion after that). Fusion 360 is constantly improving and at the moment they have a new feature custom command edit which is in preview state, once they release that feature I will be able to use it to enhance the structural member and get the option to edit the inserted members.


  • Ernestas D
    Ernestas Duoblys | February 10, 2022 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Nice plugin, helps a lot. Only today noticed there is no UPE. Struggling now with excel library. Dont know why, but if i change something i get some errors, and cant use plugin in Fusion360. Overall this mine personal problem its very good. Recommended.

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | February 18, 2022

    Thanks for the review and the feedback. The UPE is named PFC- Parallel flange channel. Please, contact me on the provided support email, and I will assist you.


  • Awesome
    David Morland | December 29, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Awesome work just a small issue which may be my fault.

    I am struggling to add round bar into the standard shapes and standards.

    I've managed to add it to the custom shapes but can only add one sketch line at a time and have to click OK after each add. When I then re open it the previous shape isn't selected like a standard structural member. Could you help me please if possible.

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | January 04, 2022

    Hello David, Thanks for the review. Could you send more details of your issue to the customer support email address? One small note: Fusion 360 has a useful and quick command named Pipe for inserting round and squire profiles.


  • seems to be a greate tool
    Egon Hübinger-Graner | November 21, 2021

    Would love to have a Mac verion

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | January 25, 2022

    The MacOS version is now available in the app store.


  • NO Mac User Version
    paolo recchi | September 02, 2021

    3 stars after watched the viedo on youtbue! make a mind if there was a MAC osx Version.

    please develop one for Us "Mac user" too.

     

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | February 21, 2022

    The MacOS version is now available in the app store.


  • Waiting for Mac OS support...
    Skylar Sullivan | August 11, 2021

    Currently running on Mac for our production and this tool would be great to have supported on the Mac OS.

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | February 21, 2022

    The MacOS version is now available in the app store.


  • Great app, very helpfull!
    Oleg Engisign | August 09, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Great app, very helpfull!

    Thanks!!

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | August 10, 2021

    Thank you for the review and the feedback.


  • Great addin
    Matthew Keen | July 24, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Just what we've been waiting for auto desk to produce for years! Great addin makes frame work so much easier. If I could make a suggestion for future updates, it would be to be able to create drawing from design and be able to create a table for the parts ie a cut list for fabrication. Unfortunately at the moment it sees every part as different as they are I guess.... not copies. 

    But all in all a great product

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | July 26, 2021

    Many thanks for the review and the feedback.


  • Nice addin
    Geoffrey Packer | July 13, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Been looking for steel sections for a while. Not sure how I missed this addin!

    it's extremely easy to use and quick. One question though.

    How do I alter a section once created?

     

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | July 14, 2021

    Thank you for the review and the feedback. At the moment, the add-in doesn't support edit. Nevertheless, this functionality is planned for the future. Until then, I suggest reinserting the members with the desired size.


  • Cut angles?
    Pavel Viatkin | March 11, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Awesome addon! Thank you! Is there any change in future update to see cut angles? 

    Thank you! 

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | April 14, 2021

    Thank you for the review and the feedback.


  • Superb.
    Carl Barker | February 07, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This was a great add-on, now that 3D sketch lines can be used, this is a fantastic add-on.

    I would like some way to add profiles. (i tryed to add to spreadsheets but they didn't show up).

    If youu are looking for idea for addition features , may I sugest endcapping?

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | February 09, 2021

    Hello Carl. Many thanks for the review and the feedback.


  • Excellent Plug-in/Add-in
    Richard Little | February 02, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    As mentioned by other reviewers this is an excellent addition to fusion360 - as a hobby fabricator this is a life saver and makes frame fabrication easy! Many thanks for all the effort on this, I would ask one thing though could you add the ERW precision tubes range for the UK? (or an ability to create your own custom profiles? Many thanks

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | February 06, 2021

    Hello Richard. Many thanks for the review and the feedback. I will add the ERW precision tubes in the library in my next update.


  • A must have add in for fabricators and designers!
    Garret Hunter | January 27, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I've spend a total of 5 minutes with this app and can already say that it is a godsend. This adds some features to fusion that it was desperately lacking.  

    I'll come and do a more thorough review after spending some time working with this.

    A few quick comments:

    • Interface could be more intuituitive, the Notch members command had me guessing which member to click first.
    • The cut list export is great but exports length as "L=xxx" in the cells. This means I can't use excel tools like sum until I edit the cell to remove the "L=" 
    • I do work with metric and imperial T-slot frame profiles and it would be great to have those too.
    • Bolted connections would be nice as a future item.

    If possible add the keywords "frame generator" to the store listing. I initially searched for that and almost missed this app.

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | February 06, 2021

    Hello Garret. Thank you for the review and the feedback. The latest update is the app store and the interface of the notch command is amended, and the L=xxxx is removed from the length cells in the cutting list feature.


  • 3D
    Miroslav Todorovski | January 23, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    How come on your preview video, you are able to draw structural members onto 3d lines, it does not allow me to do  it? 
    Am i doing something wrong?

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | February 06, 2021

    Many thanks for your review.


  • Great plug in
    Matt Von Derau | January 07, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I wish there was an option for half stars. This plug in has shaved hours off of my work load. If it wasnt for having to do some creative work arounds to get things just the way i need them, and the lack of more of the common wall thickness used in the US for smaller tubing it would easily be a 5 star plug in. 

    EDIT: changed to 5 star because the developer added the changes I was hoping he would! I use this EVERY day and it has saved me countless hours of work. 

    Adding smaller than 2x1" tubing, and lighter wall thickness's like .065, .083 and .095 would be awesome. 

     

    Overall, time is money, and this plug in has saved me a ton of time in design work!

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | January 08, 2021

    Many thanks for the review, Matt. I am happy to hear that the plug-in has saved you time in design work. Send me an email with all the tube sizes that you require, and I will make sure to add them to the library in a future update.


  • Please can you add trim/extend to two planes (for making bracings in web)3d sketch
    René Schuurmans | December 22, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Dear Dimitar,

     

    This is a usefull app but it is not working with a 3D sketch. when you are using notch or mitter function

    Regards,

     

    René

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | January 04, 2021

    Dear René. I am happy you find the app useful. Updated replay. 3d sketches are now an option for inserting members.

    René Schuurmans | February 22, 2022

    Dear Dimitar, Thank you very much for this modification. Regards, Rene


  • Hi verry good add on this is the first app ive payed for and just playing with it can see that i will make my workload easier , just 1 thing im missing the miter and notching tools
    Shane Hanafin | December 05, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Hi verry good add on this is the first app ive payed for and just playing with it can see that i will make my workload easier , just 1 thing im missing the miter and notching tools

    Dimitar Atanasov (Publisher) | December 08, 2020

    Hi. Thank you, I am glad you find the app helpful. Miter and Notch features are part of the next update and are currently in the last stage of testing and soon will be released in the app store.


  • Adam Skalik
    Adam Skalik | November 20, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Great app, with great support.

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