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John Bennett

Revit to Advance Steel Collaboration Via SMLX

Revit to Advance Steel Collaboration Via SMLX
This year I had the opportunity to present at AU2018 (Autodesk University) in London, my class was about the workflow between Revit and Advance Steel for the transfer of structural steel and steel connections. During this class we looked at the various options and settings involved in this process and reviewed the settings required for the different methods. We also looked at the interaction with ...
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Aleck Giles

A Guide To Advance Steel Standard Parts

A Guide To Advance Steel Standard Parts
Many companies that use Advance Steel have certain common parts or items that they use in lots of projects. One example may be using a small connecting lug in a railing, or perhaps they try to use the same end plate on all joints. By doing this, they can use identical components in multiple projects, which means they can even keep some in stock, ready for use when required. For these users, It wou...
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Emma-Louise Osbourne

Creating a Bridge Flyover Animation for Mabey

Creating a Bridge Flyover Animation for Mabey
The start of 2018 has seen the Graitec Design and Vis team very busy with a number of different projects. One of those exciting projects was an animation for the building and positive impact of a flyover on a busy real-life city junction in East Africa by a company named Mabey, a leading international bridge and engineering specialist. The brief was to produce an animation that depicted the junct...
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Simon Locke

How To Prevent Symbol Overlaps in Revit

How To Prevent Symbol Overlaps in Revit
When placing components such as switches, sockets and other electrical devices in Revit, it is likely that at certain detail levels they may display as symbols. If this is the case then they will certainly be annotative, which allows them to maintain size regardless of scale. However, this can be problematic at certain scales when you need to place devices next to each other. Take a look at the ex...
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Michael Arnott

Graitec PowerPack For Advance Steel 2019 Gets More Connections

Graitec PowerPack For Advance Steel 2019 Gets More Connections
The Graitec PowerPack for Advance Steel is an absolutely must have add-in, as it contains a range of features to bolster workflows, including connections, detailing, plate creation and much more. The recently released 2019 version contains many powerful enhancements to boost Advance Steel productivity, so let’s focus on the new connections, which give you even more options for your modelling proje...
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Rob Merriman

Advance Steel Tip - Quantities In NC Files

Advance Steel Tip - Quantities In NC Files
We have recently received a couple of support calls asking if it is possible to run NC files with quantities based on selected objects not quantities for the whole model in Advance Steel. The simple answer is yes, and this blog will guide you through the settings required to achieve what you want. So here is the scenario, where you have a model with five different lots in it, all fabrica...
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Ian Robinson

How To Work With Ordnance Survey 1km Tiles For AutoCAD Map 3D

How To Work With Ordnance Survey 1km Tiles For AutoCAD Map 3D
I get asked this a lot… “How do I identify which OS Tile my site is on?”, which can affect users of AutoCAD Map 3D, which is now a part of AutoCAD 2019 subscriptions. This often happens when people download the LIDAR land data from the data.gov.uk website and they get a folder full of tiles. Say that the tile you pick is a 100km tile. In the early days you get a folder with 100 1km tiles in it. N...
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Simon Locke

How To Edit A Revit Circuit Path

How To Edit A Revit Circuit Path
In the past, when creating circuits in Autodesk Revit the circuit length was a figure that appeared in the circuit properties but which couldn't be edited. In Revit 2018 & 2019 you now have more control over the length of the circuit, as you can manipulate the path to suit. Even though you won’t be using Revit to size cables in the UK, you should however be able to get more accurate circuit le...
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Alan Johnson

How To Nudge Objects In Autodesk Revit

How To Nudge Objects In Autodesk Revit
Are you aware that if you need to move objects in Autodesk Revit in a certain direction just ever so slightly without precision, you can nudge them by using the up/down/left/right arrow keys on your keyboard. Nudging is a simple way to push things around quickly. When the elements are selected, you can use the arrow keys to move the elements horizontally or vertically in small increments. Each pre...
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Yasmin Talbot

3D Rebar Detailing Software – Create Bar Schedules Automatically in Revit

3D Rebar Detailing Software – Create Bar Schedules Automatically in Revit
If you use industry leading Autodesk Revit software and want an enhanced toolset for rebar detailing and concrete design, then Advance BIM Designers – Concrete series, is a must have comprehensive add-on. Graitec’s 3D Rebar Detailing software is a key BIM solution that will not only increase productivity, but will also help improve management of structural projects. In this blog and short video, w...
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