ProtaDetails 2022
Automate your connection design with any ProtaStructure model
Automate your connection design with any ProtaStructure model
Produce intelligent steelwork drawings quickly
Produce intelligent steelwork drawings quickly
Edit, refine and finalize your project details
Edit, refine and finalize your project details
Deliver full design documentation effortlessly
Deliver full design documentation effortlessly
Create shop detailing seamlessly
Create shop detailing seamlessly
First class support from Prota’s experts
First class support from Prota’s experts

Overview

ProtaSteel is the all-in-one steel detailing and steel connection design software solution for engineers, fabricators and drafting professionals to perform automated steel connection design and produce high quality steel detail drawings.

Take models designed in ProtaStructure directly into ProtaSteel and save hours with automated design of a comprehensive range of bolted and welded steel connections of your choice.

Visualize and coordinate your models in 3D, add ancillary steelwork, and fully quantify and value engineer your projects.

Significantly reduce design and detailing time by automatically producing high quality engineering drawings for all steelwork and connection details. Increase your design teams productivity and business project profitability.

Save valuable project management time by coordinating your projects with other leading BIM platforms including Tekla Structures and Revit.

1. 64-bit Architecture with Improved Technology Infrastructure

ProtaSteel 2022 is now compatible with 64-bit operating systems. This will bring you significant advantages in terms of the performance and management of big models.

64-bit Architecture with Improved Technology Infrastructure

2. New Ribbon Toolbar For a Streamlined User Experience

ProtaSteel 2022 welcomes you with a redesigned brand-new user interface without breaking usage habits, industry standards, and productivity.

3. New Connection Design Reports

ProtaSteel 2022 introduces additional new connection design with comprehensive check reports to EC3, AISC (LRFD and ASD) and BS5950 with full code clause referencing including; haunch connection, all bracing and truss connections, purlin/girt connections, splice connections and apex haunch connections.

4. Extensive Library of Connection Macros

With ProtaSteel, an extensive library of connections is at your disposal for your structural steel projects. ProtaSteel 2022 extends this library further by introducing new connection macros such as Angle Cleat Connection, Bolted End Plate Splice Connection, Base Plate for Hollow Sections, Haunch Connection for Continuous Beams.

5. Macros that Boost Modeling Productivity

In addition to connection macros, ProtaSteel offers a vast range of macros that will boost your productivity during modeling. Notch, Cut, Fit, Adjust, Weld, Bolt, Stiffeners, Batten Plates, Web Openings with Stiffeners, Automated Stair Treads, Chequered Plate, Gratings, Castellated Beams, Wind Column Connections, Beam to Beam Fixed Connections are among the powerful tools.

6. Enhanced “IntelliConnect®” for Fully Automating Your Steel Connection Design

Revolutionary IntelliConnect® for fully automated steel connection design with a single click. IntelliConnect automatically assesses joints to your preferences, then batch creates and designs all your steel connections.

7. Automate Your Steel Detailing

Open ProtaStructure models directly in ProtaSteel to start your detailing process. Easily navigate the entire model in 3D or work with model components of your choice.

8. Connection Design

Choose and automatically design to your chosen code a broad range of bolted and welded connections.

9. Refine Your Model

Adjust elements, add ancillary steel work and create unique connections using intuitive commands to suit your project requirements.

10. Create Detailing

Automatically create your steel details including elevations, plans, sections and connections. Use flexible annotation to suit your drawing preferences.

11. Shop Detailing

Save hundreds of hours by automatically producing shop details and producing CNC data for all steelwork fabrication.

Shop Detailing

12. Share

Plot directly from ProtaSteel or publish DWG drawing output directly to ProtaDetails or your preferred CAD system including AutoCAD, Microstation and Bricscad. Seamlessly communicate the entire model with other leading BIM systems including Revit and Tekla Structures.

13. Improved In-Product Learning, Usability, and Productivity

ProtaSteel 2022 includes significant new features and improvements in terms of usability and productivity. Among these are the User-Defined Macro Wizard and Intelligent Macro Dialogs.