ShapeCAD is a highly graphical tool for assembling, and calculating section properties for, built up structural shapes. Sections are created using a built in section database for all common structural shape types, and tools for defining custom shapes using plate, square and round bar sections. All commonly required section properties are calculated in real-time as objects are added or manipulated.
Section properties can be calculated about a global real world axis, or about the principal axes of interia. Section properties can be calculated in both S.I. and Imperial/U.S. units. Individual elements, multiple elements or the entire assembled shape can be manipulated using familiar CAD methods such as Rotate, Mirror, and Move. Version 2 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.