Standard Steel Beams


(Ben Hastings) #1

I’m wondering whether there is a plugin or script available that makes it easy to input standard steel beam sections (Australia, UK, European etc.) or even allow the user to define specific section properties such as I section, Channel, Purlins etc. for buildings etc.?

I’ve seen an old script from 2015 for Rhino 4 but doesn’t appear to work in Rhino 5.



(Wim Dekeyser) #2

If you have that script you might want to post it and perhaps someone can check it for RH5 / 6.
Other than that, search for e.g. structural steel on

Here are a few that might be worth looking into:

(Ben Hastings) #3

Thanks very much,

I’ve attached the script.



steel.ini (3.5 KB)
steel.rvb (10.7 KB)


The script works well, well except for creating self-intersecting curves.

Just copy the steel.ini file to your rhino 5 system directory, drag and drop the rvb file onto an open rhino session and bath in the majesty.

C:\Program Files\Rhinoceros 5.0 (64-bit)\System