Custom Beam Design Software
Design custom beams. Download eMachineShop’s free CAD to start with a beam design from our extensive library of parts and shapes. When you’re done customizing your beam, have them analyzed and quoted for manufacturing right in the software.
- 100k+ CAD Users.
- Hundreds of Part Templates.
Beams are structural components tasked to bear the surrounding structure’s load. The flanges and web, the ends and vertical elements of the beam, are tasked with resisting the bending and loads placed on the beam. Steel is often the material of choice for beams due to its durability and rigid load bearing qualities. Easily customize your beam design in eMachineShop CAD.
Make a Custom Beam
- Open eMachineShop CAD and select File > New.
- Click the 3D Samples dropdown.
- Find and select the “I-Beam” template.
- In the workspace, add desired custom features as needed.
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