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Autodesk Inventor Sheet Metal, Flat pattern success – Every time! Seven tips to guarantee that Your Autodesk Inventor Sheet Metal models will flat pattern without errors. 'Failure in creating flat pattern'. Who needs it? No-one wants to create an Autodesk Inventor sheet metal part that won't unfold! The Inventor sheet metal environment is designed to flat pattern developable geometry. Think of...
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On fabrication drawings you may be required to add labels to annotate the fabrication drawings where more information is required. In this example we show how you can define a new label strategy, so when labels are added to the main part they will show the assembly number with blue coloured font surrounded by a frame. By tweaking the label content definitions it will allow you to create and defin...
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When using Advance Steel 2016 there are many possibilities for adding different types of railing to the model. In this short video we show you how to add railing to the face of a channel section by using a combination of automated macros and manual tools. We start by drawing a beam and fit a flat bar to the face of the beam, then align the flat bar as required. We then place the railing us...
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When adding beam sections to Advance Steel it's possible to set up the system so that your preferred section sizes can be placed by default. By configuring the Management tools you can set the section size required and thus help you increase productivity in your model. By implementing this change you can help improve the system setup and overall configuration of your Advance Steel system. In the ...
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When the 'add to explode' option is used in the Document Manager it creates an exploded version of the fabrication drawing. One of the key requests we get on support is to remove the green detail frames from these drawings. There is a default in Management Tools called 'Keep detail frames on explode' that allows you to remove these frames from exploded drawings automatically. By enabling this opt...
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Becoming more and more popular in the fabrication world is the need to produce rendered images of the model for clarification, review and coordination. Whilst the rendering engine within Fabrication CADmep is very useful, I decided to export the model to Showcase to show how quickly you can create professional images. Showcase 3D visualization and 3D presentation software provides easy-to-use pre...
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Have you noticed that in your model the beams, plates & fixings take on a transparent appearance? Are you like me and not 100% convinced by this and wish you could change this back to the way it used to be in previous versions? Well the good news is that it's a simple change to the material and visual style definitions. In this simple video I show how to configure the visual style to sho...
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A feature introduced in Advance Steel 2015 was the ability for AutoCAD to show Advance Steel properties in the rollover tooltips. When you hover the cursor over an Advance Steel object you can see custom information like Section size, bolt diameter & part numbers. Using the CUI editor you can simply add your own tooltips so they will show in the quick properties. This will allow you to speed ...
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Graitec are pleased to announce the launch of our Online Autodesk Certified training program. The training requirements our customers has changed over the last few years driven partially by the launch of Autodesk software Suites. This threw a bit of a curved ball to many Autodesk users who would traditionally have only owned one or two Autodesk software titles in the past. Gone were the days of ...
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This is the last Graitec Advance PowerPack for Revit blog post in the series. In this blog I will go over the 'Move XY', 'Window Sill', 'Stair Line' and 'Arrange' tools. If you've missed any previous posts then take a look at our BIM & Architectural blog page today. Move XY If you need to move a family in both the X and Y direction at the same time, you can't do this with the general move c...
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