your design come to life in a virtual reality environment first

Steelguard provides a high-quality CAD service. For our customers this means greater confidence, less hassle, and a team that understands the needs of a job from design through to installation. With our 'designer assist' service, we can provide standard detailing to help you better integrate our window and door systems into your drawings, along with performance and specification data. This helps to ensure your design original intent survives the tender process and inevitable value engineering that seems to follow most main contractor tender processes.


AutoCad DWG files are the industry standard for architectural drawings, ultimately our 3D designs need to be translated to paper format for approvals etc. You will normally be presented with a PDF containing the critical information you need to sign-off the design prior to fabrication.


Solidworks dramatically improves the way we develop and manufacture window and door products. As the foundation for the entire SOLIDWORKS suite of product development solutions, SOLIDWORKS CAD packages cover design, simulation, cost estimation, manufacturability checks, CAM, sustainable design, and data management. Our new SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD licenses include subscription with Cloud Services, which connects SOLIDWORKS CAD data to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, providing new capabilities to share and mark up 3D designs with anyone, a place to securely store and access designs, and the ability to formally manage design changes.

We are able to leverage the benefits of building your new windows and doors in 3D before we even cut a piece of steel. This is valuable as it allows us to ensure that complex geometries like folding and sliding doors works and we can control gaps and tolerances.

We also have BIM level 2 qualified professional to assist with the design process.

FEA - Finite Element Analysis

When required our scope can include the full structural design and include PS1, as well as any project specific fire test or assessments that may be required. This service will be a fee that will be added to the project. Please contact us with details of your requirements, we can also ECI (early contractor Involvement) to maximise the return and value of your new windows and doors.

Get in touch to find out how we can help on your project