Better designs with parametric structural components

ProStructures is comprehensive steel and concrete design software that delivers parametric structural components to increase your productivity and profitability. You can create and automatically update 3D models of structural steel, metal work, and reinforced concrete structures. ProStructures includes ProSteel and ProConcrete.

ProConcrete

Intuitively model parametric concrete structures

Model parametric reinforced concrete objects of any shape, with any combination of reinforcing. You can easily create concrete structures for a variety of industries such as building, plant, civil, and bridges. You can reduce documentation production time and eliminate errors and design flaws. Quickly create accurate 3D models, placement drawings, fabrication details, bar bending schedules, concrete quantity, and material reports with automatic updates to reflect model changes.

ProSteel

Produce high-quality steel detailing and fabrication designs

Efficiently and accurately develop models and documentation for steel structures. Confidently deliver an intuitive 3D modeling system that is perfectly suited to layout complex steel structures and extract engineering, fabrication, and erection drawings with automatic updates whenever the 3D model is changed. Produce drawings for every steel shape, connection, and plate-work from the 3D model. Additionally, you can generate and update in-drawing, external reports, and bills of material.

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“Bentley's software allowed us to deliver exceptional value and results for our client through the development of [a] multidiscipline design, in parallel, under tight schedule expectations. [We did this] through the deployment of a [single] design and review environment for the whole project team.”
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“Introducing new Bentley products in the design of infrastructure objects for oil and gas fields represents a complete solution for all of the design stages, as well as for the construction and operation of industrial facilities. The solutions are based on a single data model that provides interoperability of applications through a common pool of information.”
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“ProConcrete handles parametric standard rebar requirements quite well and can automate this process considerably...By enabling Bentley 3D modeling, all participants benefited from increased information quality.”

Technical Capabilities

Design to international standards

Extend the reach of your business practice and take advantage of global design opportunities by using a wide range of international standards and specifications in our design products. Complete your designs with confidence thanks to extensive support of international standards.

Model parametric structures

Model structural members such as beams, columns, braces, steel connections, footings, foundations, and rebar. Apply steel connections between beams and columns, updating size changes automatically. Member types are also parametric for assemblies such as stairs, ladders, and handrails.

Produce design and construction documentation

Produce construction documentation such as plans, sections, and details, all automatically linked to the 3D model. Easily manage changes and revisions to the model with automated flags on drawings that need to be reissued. Generate structural design documents including necessary plans and elevations that are used to convey the design intent. Changes made to the 3D model are automatically updated in the documentation.

Share structural models

Transfer structural model geometry and design results from one application to another and synchronize changes over time. Quickly share the structural model, drawings, and information with the entire team for review.

Track and rollback structural design changes

Manage design changes made to the 3D model, tracking revisions with optional descriptions and timestamps. At any time during the project, selected changes can be rolled back or undone. Explore multiple design scenarios, as well as recover quickly from modeling errors.

Utilize international section profiles

Complete your structural model using a vast array of international section profile databases, which are included at no extra charge. Take advantage of global design opportunities around the world.

Industry leading structural steel modeling

  • More than 300 national and international shape tables and any number of user definable shapes
  • Standard parametric connections are included and easily modified. Some of the connections include: end plate, base plate, web angle, shear plate, splice joint, haunch, stiffener, and purlin connection
  • Element modification capabilities such as drill holes, bolts, notches, polycuts, and diagonal cuts
  • Structural parametric objects for quick modeling, including: staircase towers, handrails, ladders, bracing, portal frames, wall claddings, purlin systems, truss/lattice girders, platforms round and rectangular, and walkways
  • Templates and Styles – Recorded settings for sharing and maintaining standards in all the dialog boxes
  • Provides intuitive capabilities for plate construction that are applied to many industries, including mining

World-class steel documentation

  • Quickly extract fabrication, erection, and general arrangement drawings
  • Automatically update drawings based on changes to the 3D model
  • Customize drawing output based on user-defined detail styles and preferences
  • Generate parts lists and bills of material (BOM) in single or batch process

Interoperability

  • Provides integrated capabilities, minimizes duplication between various software platforms and easily investigate alternative designs.
  • Easily collaborate with other disciplines by sharing and referencing project information
  • Output in many file formats such as IFC, ISM, iModels, and 3D PDF
  • Integrate with Bentley and third-party software: STAAD, RAM, SDNF 2/SDNF 3, CIS/2 (CIMSTEEL), SCIA ESA-PT, Dlubal RSTAB, KISS, DSTV-NC, and DSTV-PPS
  • Detail output to CNC machines automates the steel fabrication process
  • Interfaces to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems

Integrate modeling and documentation workflows

  • Support for ProjectWise Managed Workspaces
  • Share personal files including iModels and 3D PDFs directly from your desktop
  • Review project details and status, and gain visibility into project performance
  • Access personalized learning, communities, and project information
  • Coordinate work and share information with real-time project visibility

Parametric reinforced concrete modeling

  • Support for multiple national and international codes
  • Use standard parametric and easily modified reinforced concrete objects like beams, columns, slabs, footings, and walls with their respective reinforcement
  • Intuitive modification capabilities allow you to model openings and adjust reinforcement. Specific opening reinforcement capabilities enable quick additional reinforcement modeling
  • Model rebar of any shape and complexity with user reinforcement capabilities
  • Face based rebar modeling updates user reinforcement when concrete shape changes by constraining reinforcement to concrete faces and edges
  • Templates and Styles – Recorded settings for sharing and maintaining standards in all the dialog boxes

Documentation

  • Quickly extract fabrication, placing, and general arrangement drawings
  • Automatically update drawings based on changes to the 3D model
  • Customize drawing output based on user-defined detail styles and preferences
  • Generate bar bending schedules and bills of material (BOM) in single or batch process

Interoperability

  • Provides integrated capabilities, minimizes duplication among various software platforms, and easily investigates alternative designs
  • Reinforce existing concrete models from applications like OpenBuilding Designer, OpenBridge, and MicroStation
  • Easily collaborate with other disciplines by sharing and referencing project information
  • Output in many file formats such as IFC, ISM, iModels, and 3D PDF
  • Interfaces to enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems

Integrate modeling and documentation workflows

  • Support for ProjectWise Managed Workspaces
  • Share personal files including iModels and 3D PDFs directly from your desktop
  • Review project details and status, and gain visibility into project performance
  • Access personalized learning, communities, and project information
  • Coordinate work and share information with real-time project visibility
General Capabilities

Design to international standards

Extend the reach of your business practice and take advantage of global design opportunities by using a wide range of international standards and specifications in our design products. Complete your designs with confidence thanks to extensive support of international standards.

Model parametric structures

Model structural members such as beams, columns, braces, steel connections, footings, foundations, and rebar. Apply steel connections between beams and columns, updating size changes automatically. Member types are also parametric for assemblies such as stairs, ladders, and handrails.

Produce design and construction documentation

Produce construction documentation such as plans, sections, and details, all automatically linked to the 3D model. Easily manage changes and revisions to the model with automated flags on drawings that need to be reissued. Generate structural design documents including necessary plans and elevations that are used to convey the design intent. Changes made to the 3D model are automatically updated in the documentation.

Share structural models

Transfer structural model geometry and design results from one application to another and synchronize changes over time. Quickly share the structural model, drawings, and information with the entire team for review.

Track and rollback structural design changes

Manage design changes made to the 3D model, tracking revisions with optional descriptions and timestamps. At any time during the project, selected changes can be rolled back or undone. Explore multiple design scenarios, as well as recover quickly from modeling errors.

Utilize international section profiles

Complete your structural model using a vast array of international section profile databases, which are included at no extra charge. Take advantage of global design opportunities around the world.

ProSteel Capabilities

Industry leading structural steel modeling

  • More than 300 national and international shape tables and any number of user definable shapes
  • Standard parametric connections are included and easily modified. Some of the connections include: end plate, base plate, web angle, shear plate, splice joint, haunch, stiffener, and purlin connection
  • Element modification capabilities such as drill holes, bolts, notches, polycuts, and diagonal cuts
  • Structural parametric objects for quick modeling, including: staircase towers, handrails, ladders, bracing, portal frames, wall claddings, purlin systems, truss/lattice girders, platforms round and rectangular, and walkways
  • Templates and Styles – Recorded settings for sharing and maintaining standards in all the dialog boxes
  • Provides intuitive capabilities for plate construction that are applied to many industries, including mining

World-class steel documentation

  • Quickly extract fabrication, erection, and general arrangement drawings
  • Automatically update drawings based on changes to the 3D model
  • Customize drawing output based on user-defined detail styles and preferences
  • Generate parts lists and bills of material (BOM) in single or batch process

Interoperability

  • Provides integrated capabilities, minimizes duplication between various software platforms and easily investigate alternative designs.
  • Easily collaborate with other disciplines by sharing and referencing project information
  • Output in many file formats such as IFC, ISM, iModels, and 3D PDF
  • Integrate with Bentley and third-party software: STAAD, RAM, SDNF 2/SDNF 3, CIS/2 (CIMSTEEL), SCIA ESA-PT, Dlubal RSTAB, KISS, DSTV-NC, and DSTV-PPS
  • Detail output to CNC machines automates the steel fabrication process
  • Interfaces to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems

Integrate modeling and documentation workflows

  • Support for ProjectWise Managed Workspaces
  • Share personal files including iModels and 3D PDFs directly from your desktop
  • Review project details and status, and gain visibility into project performance
  • Access personalized learning, communities, and project information
  • Coordinate work and share information with real-time project visibility
ProConcrete Capabilities

Parametric reinforced concrete modeling

  • Support for multiple national and international codes
  • Use standard parametric and easily modified reinforced concrete objects like beams, columns, slabs, footings, and walls with their respective reinforcement
  • Intuitive modification capabilities allow you to model openings and adjust reinforcement. Specific opening reinforcement capabilities enable quick additional reinforcement modeling
  • Model rebar of any shape and complexity with user reinforcement capabilities
  • Face based rebar modeling updates user reinforcement when concrete shape changes by constraining reinforcement to concrete faces and edges
  • Templates and Styles – Recorded settings for sharing and maintaining standards in all the dialog boxes

Documentation

  • Quickly extract fabrication, placing, and general arrangement drawings
  • Automatically update drawings based on changes to the 3D model
  • Customize drawing output based on user-defined detail styles and preferences
  • Generate bar bending schedules and bills of material (BOM) in single or batch process

Interoperability

  • Provides integrated capabilities, minimizes duplication among various software platforms, and easily investigates alternative designs
  • Reinforce existing concrete models from applications like OpenBuilding Designer, OpenBridge, and MicroStation
  • Easily collaborate with other disciplines by sharing and referencing project information
  • Output in many file formats such as IFC, ISM, iModels, and 3D PDF
  • Interfaces to enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems

Integrate modeling and documentation workflows

  • Support for ProjectWise Managed Workspaces
  • Share personal files including iModels and 3D PDFs directly from your desktop
  • Review project details and status, and gain visibility into project performance
  • Access personalized learning, communities, and project information
  • Coordinate work and share information with real-time project visibility
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is ProStructures?

ProStructures is comprehensive steel and concrete design software that delivers parametric structural components to increase your productivity and profitability. It allows you to create and automatically update 3D models of structural steel, metal work, and reinforced concrete structures. ProStructures includes ProSteel and ProConcrete.

What is ProSteel?

ProSteel is a comprehensive steel detailing and fabrication design software that helps you efficiently and accurately develop models and documentation for steel structures. You can confidently deliver an intuitive 3D modeling system that is perfectly suited to layout complex steel structures and extract engineering, fabrication, and erection drawings with automatic updates whenever the 3D model is changed. Additionally, you can generate and update in-drawing, external reports, and bills of material.

What is ProConcrete?

ProConcrete is a comprehensive modeling and detailing software that allows you to model objects of any shape, with any combination of reinforcing. With ProConcrete, you can easily create concrete structures for a variety of industries such as building, plant, civil, and bridges. It allows you to reduce documentation production time and eliminate errors and design flaws. Quickly create accurate 3D models, placement drawings, fabrication details, bar bending schedules, concrete quantity, and material reports with automatic updates to reflect model changes.

How much does ProStructrures cost?

A practitioner license of ProStructures costs $6,662 USD at Virtuosity.com. Prices vary per region. While there are various types of licensing available, a common choice is the 12-month practitioner license offered through Virtuosity, Bentley’s eCommerce store. When you purchase through Virtuosity you get a Virtuoso Subscription. This means you get the software and “Keys” (tokens) to redeem for customizable training, mentoring, and consulting services.

System Requirements

Processor

Intel or AMD processor 2.0 GHz or greater

Operating System

Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 8 (64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit), Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit), Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)

Memory

4 GB available RAM minimum, 16 GB recommended

Hard Disk

9 GB free disk space (which includes the install footprint for a complete installation)

Video Graphics Card

Graphics card supported by DirectX 9.0c. 512 MB of video RAM or higher is recommended

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