John C Daley wrote: As a Civil Engineer for 45 years, I always applaud anybody that tries a new idea etc.
I am concerned people may just lift your designs and copy them, with no return for you.
I have found value adding is effective, so there is a reason to actually pay cash etc for something helps a lot.
In this case, creating a material list of all the items needed, including length, section sizing, number off, wall thickness, material type, would be very useful.
There is a bit of work to do that, and if you standardise things as much as you can, IE section dimensions, the punters will be happy to pay.
The difference in cost between precise sizing of each piece of steel and standardising them is not a lot compared with cutting multiple bits with a range of sizes.
The time saved will be enormous.
The purchaser can easily get a quote for the steel cut to size, from the material list or an idea of the total length so they can purchase and cut themselves.
If you number each piece as well, and refer to that number on the drawings that will save heaps of time for them and hopefully some income for yourself.