Frame Stiffener Tool

Frame Stiffener Tool

Bas Automation Services

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The Frame Stiffener plug-in has been developed to allow Autodesk® Inventor® users to easily place and edit stiffener plates in I-Beams and Channels generated by Frame Generator. Placed stiffeners can be updated automatically when you update the beam using the ‘Edit with Frame Generator’ command.



  • Adding stiffeners in any I-Beam or Channel.
    • It is possible to place stiffeners in multiple beams at the same time.
    • Stiffeners will be constrained to two beam planes, the constraint in the beam direction has to be applied manually.
    • The tool works for both sloped flanges and parallel flanges.

  • No duplicate parts will be placed in the assembly.
    • The tool checks for 'similar' stiffeners in the assembly using the Beam ID and the stiffener configuration.
    • Also, sub-assemblies are checked.

  • Quickly editing existing stiffeners.
    • Right-click on the stiffener or press the 'edit stiffeners' command.
    • Multiple stiffeners can be edited at the same time.

  • Automatic updating when replacing frame generator beams (does not work for profiles from content center).
    • As long as the target beam is also an I or U section the stiffener will be updated.
    • Make sure to enable the auto-updating setting.
    • Prompt can be disabled in the settings.

  • Customizable settings
    • Change the part template.
    • Change default configuration.
    • Link stiffener parameters to template parameters. 
    • Change saving directory.
    • Edit file naming defaults.


Please watch this video for a short overview of the Frame Stiffener plug-in.

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Informazioni sulla versione

Versione 1.1, 24/05/2021
- Added saving directory option relative to project. - Added folder browsing dialogs for saving folders. - Fixed bug where stiffeners couldn't be placed in frame generator sub-assemblies and patterns. - Fixed a context bug to use the ActiveEditDocument instead of the active assembly. - Added support for Sheet metal templates. - Added index number property in filename which will find parts with a similar pattern and increment the part name (i.e. Plate 01, Plate 02, etc). - Replacing stiffener will if possible, use the same part, if multiple occurrences are found of the type that you are replacing, you are asked to replace all or just this one. - Some more small bugfixes.

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  • Nice tool, great time saver
    Stef Oppong | marzo 26, 2021

    I would recommend this tool to anyone who is tired of repetitive tasks that require a useless amount of clicking.

  • Great Workability
    Loran Mynett | marzo 26, 2021

    The tool saves a lot of time for placing stiffeners, it is easy to install and even easier to use.

    After installing make sure to unblock the add-in in the settings.

    The settings and pictograms are very clear, and I'm super excited about the option to customize the file name and directory and the possibility to update the stiffeners with one button when the profile size changed.

    Great work!

    Bas Nederveen (Autore) | aprile 30, 2021

    Thanks for the review. The unblocking issue should be fixed now as the app now has certification.

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