One of the most powerful 3D modelling packages currently available, we now use SolidWorks to produce the majority of our bespoke/complex items. Whether it be folded sheet metal, ornate gates, rails, etc.

Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA)

Tekla Structures

The latest investment for D. Hughes Welding & Fabrication is Tekla Structures. Formerly known as Tekla Xsteel, Tekla Structures is a 3-Dimensional modelling software package used extensively in the building and
construction industries for both steel and concrete detailing. Tekla models can be used to cover the entire building process from conception to fabrication, erection and construction management. Fabrication and G.A drawings are automatically created, quickly and efficiently.


StruCad is a powerful 3D structural steel detailing package. Ideal for either small portal framed buildings to more advanced and complex steel structures. Powerful clash detection and model management prevents errors in the workshop.

Examples of our CAD Work

Ogwen Bridge Preliminery CAD (PDF download, 2.3MB)

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