Wood Beams, Joists, and Trusses for AEC

Wood Beams, Joists, and Trusses for AEC

Win32 and 64, English

Krupa CADD Solutions
This app provides an easy way to create wood beams, joists, rafters, plates, hips and valleys, and trusses, along with tags and beam schedules, using Autodesk® AutoCAD® Architecture or MEP.

General Usage Instructions

The icon shown here launches the main dialog. Choose the category, product line, or type, select a size, specify as desired, and add to the drawing. This module greatly simplifies the process of defining and placing these members. Select the member you need, and specify the Bearing Ht. elevations, and click Add Member to draw it. The width and Depth of the selected beam are shown for reference. Length may be drawn on the screen, as you would a line or a wall, or maybe pre-specified. Arched GluLam beams may be specified by either the Radius or the Spring Height. Arched beams are very difficult to create in standard ACA, but here it can be easily done. 

Trusses are accessed via another icon in the KCS Wood ribbon tab. Trusses have their own main dialog. See Trusses Help for more information.


Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Opens the main dialog to access all features.


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

This download will provide a fully functioning 30-day trial. The price of this module is $300 per seat, or $1000 for a site license, both of which maybe be purchased here on a secure website. This module uses OpenDCL for the dialog boxes. A runtime version will be installed (if not already present).

Known Issues


Company Name: Krupa CADD Solutions
Support Contact: kcs@krupacadd.com

Author/Company Information

Krupa CADD Solutions

Support Information

Version History

Version Number Version Description


Updated for R2024 compatibility


Updated for R2023 compatibility - More Trusses added. - Schedules improved. - General misc improvements.


Updated for R2020 compatibility - Trusses added - Ribbon and toolbar buttons added for Trusses


Updated for R2019 compatibility - Trusses added - Ribbon and toolbar buttons added for Trusses


Updated for R2017 compatibility - Chamfer now does all joists in array - Ribbon and toolbar buttons added for convenience - New layers now display only in current vport - Show All button added - displays all KCS members in current vport - Tag updating fixed - Tag update message revised (and only shows once) - Bogus unpurgeable layers removed - Several I-Joists fixed (3D) - Zero length in schedule for TJI's at 180 deg fixed


Updated for R2016 compatibility

Two Display Configs added


Updated for 2015

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