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General Frames

options available for various types of frames and


the powerful and easy to use editing facilities
which allow you to further refine specific details if
necessary.

From models that have been created using


MasterFrame the MasterCAD for General Frames
gives you the capability to generate impressive
custom G.A. drawings elevations, sections and
plans as well as 3D solid models of general frames
with very little effort and at an incredible speed.

Full hidden line removal and member


shading with light sourcing

Continuous members
Vertical, horizontal or perpendicular cropping of members
Members cropped to near/far face
of another member (aligned)

Members cropped to the toes or web of another member


Members mitred to another member (steel or concrete)

MEMBER EDITING

MasterCAD enables you to refine the member


positioning and member connection arrangements
for drafting purposes, thus very swiftly producing
professional G.A. and 3D solid model drawings.
This is achieved using the automatic cropping
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General Frames

MasterCAD General Frames is the drawing


production and 3D model exchange centre of the
MasterSeries, providing a multitude of import and export
capabilities.

Member end details can be copied selectively or globally


Automatic cropping for portal frames
Automatic cropping for multi-storey steel frames

3rd Party : Exporting to various 3rd party detailing


systems.

Automatic cropping for multi-storey concrete frames


Nominal modification of member positioning
Automatically align top of beams to predefined structural steel level

LINKS WITH OTHER STEEL DETAILING AND


MODELLING PROGRAMS

Export to StuCAD
Export to and import from Multi-Steel
Export to and import from XSteel
Export to and import from 3D+

G.A DRAWING OUTPUT

Generic DXF
Drawing generated in the form of a DXF file
compatible with AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT and
other drafting systems.
DRAWING OPTIONS

MasterSteel MXF
Drawing generated in the form of a MXF file
compatible with MasterSteel 2D steelwork detailing
system for AutoCAD.

MasterCAD gives you complete control over the content,


layout and attributes of your general arrangement drawing.

User defined grid line positions and references


Frame views automatically generated for main
elevations, plans and sections on grid lines

Drawing parts are interactively


located on the drawing page

FOR EACH PART, YOU CAN SELECT TO:

3D MODEL OUTPUT

Draw members in full profile, outline or stick line


Show grid and centre lines
Show dimensions
Show members in section
Show member labels
Show composite shear stud information
Show member and/or node number
Show beam end reactions and forces to
facilitate fabricators connection design

Show foundation loads


Use a local scale

Generic DXF: DXF file of member surfaces


compatible with AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT and
other 3D drafting systems.

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AutoCAD Script : AutoCAD Script file compatible


with full AutoCAD only. The members are then
true extruded solids in AutoCAD.

Cropping can be with or without an end-plate

General Frames

compatibility with MasterSteel, MasterRC and


other steel and RC detailing packages

Custom layering tables to conform with


project or office requirements

Custom title blocks and note files may be imported


Text size is user definable and remains constant,
irrespective of the drawing scale of each view

Cropped members do not need to be manually edited or


trimmed inside AutoCAD thereby reducing drafting time

More information
Email
Technical Support: help@masterseries.co.uk
Sales: sales@masterseries.co.uk

MasterSeries
Civil & Structural Computer Services Limited
1 Circular Road
Newtownabbey
Co. Antrim
BT37 0RA
United Kingdom

Web
www.masterseries.co.uk

Phone
UK: 028 9036 5950
RoI: 048 9036 5950
Overseas: +44 28 9036 5950
Fax
UK: 028 9036 5102
RoI: 048 9036 5102
Overseas: +44 28 9036 5102

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DXF files automatically loaded into AutoCAD


Flexible layering system provides full

General Frames

EXPORT OPTIONS