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Nial Ball

Use Graitec Wall Mounted Railing to perfect your Advance Steel stairs

Use Graitec Wall Mounted Railing to perfect your Advance Steel stairs
If you are creating stairs in Autodesk Advance Steel, you want the maximum possible control over your work, so that they conform to the style and regulations of their surroundings. Well, the best way to achieve this control is with the Graitec Stairs and Railings add-on, and this video shows you the wall mounted railing capability of this software. These capabilities include a wide range of wall ...
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Pat Mullins

Using Routing Preferences to Define Fittings in Duct Types

Using Routing Preferences to Define Fittings in Duct Types
Duct Types define the variation in Ductwork. Within any given Duct Type the ‘Routing Preferences’ property determines which fitting family is used for elbows, junctions, transitions etc. To define the appropriate fittings within a Routing Preference we must edit the Duct Type. This will give us access to the ‘Type Properties’ dialogue. Where we can edit the ‘Routing Preferences’. Here we can sp...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

Controlling visibility with Associated Parameters in Revit Families

Controlling visibility with Associated Parameters in Revit Families
In this short video I demonstrate how to set up a visibility switch to an element in a Revit Family. This technique makes use of the Yes/No parameter that we can associate to any part of a Revit Family. It may sound complicated however it only takes a moment to set up. Items of Revit geometry or even text can have a visibility control added. For example, this can be useful to set up keep clear are...
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Jonathan Hand

Graitec Advance Steel User Day 2016

Graitec Advance Steel User Day 2016
Back on the calendar for the first time since 2013, The Graitec Advance Steel User Days took place on Tuesday & Thursday this week at the Hilton Ageas Bowl, Southampton and then The Source Skills Academy in Sheffield and both were a fantastic, educational and enjoyable events. We have received some great feedback so far and are looking forward to planning next year’s User Days and making ...
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Andy Garbett

Applying logos to your parts in Inventor

Applying logos to your parts in Inventor
A common task that you may have to undertake is applying your company’s logos to your part to ensure that your company’s product receives as much recognition as possible. This is quite easy to accomplish using the “Decal” function in inventor. But what happens if you have a surface with a curved edge such as a barrel or any other non-rectangular shape? Let see how you can easily add your own decal...
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Mark Calloway

How to see what Network licenses are being used and who is using them

In the Autodesk Network License Manager (LMTools) it is possible to create a snapshot to see which licenses are in use, on which computers and by which users. To do this you will firstly have to open LMTools, this can be found on the computer or server running your licenses. Once open navigate to the tab called “Server Status”, this should be 4th from the right. Clicking this tab will present you...
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Mark Calloway

How to Stop Room Fills going to the Wall Centre Line

How to Stop Room Fills going to the Wall Centre Line
In Revit you might come across an issue with room fills going to the wall centre line despite the room boundary being the wall face, this can be the result of two settings which might need changing. Color Scheme Location The first setting to check is the “Color Scheme Location”, this can be found in the properties for the plan you are having the issue on under “Graphics”. If this is set to “fore...
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Mark Calloway

Revit - How to Hide Common Lines in Walls

Revit - How to Hide Common Lines in Walls
In Revit when dimensioning it can be easy to select a common line inside a wall like the plasterboard and not the inside face, especially if you have scale that makes distinguishing between the lines difficult. The below two images are of the same wall, by changing the scale the plaster layer is now hidden in the lines but the two lines still exist making it indistinguishable to which one you coul...
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Grant Dott

Autodesk Advance Steel Workflows for BIM 360

Autodesk Advance Steel Workflows for BIM 360
Bringing Autodesk Advance Steel into a BIM 360 workflow is very achievable but like many collaboration challenges, the secret sauce is in the process and understanding the process makes the challenge a lot more palatable. If you have ever purchased a product online, you may be familiar with how you can track the product’s delivery. Every time the product reaches a milestone in the delivery process...
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Mark Calloway

How to Import Multiple DWG Blocks to the Tool Palette

How to Import Multiple DWG Blocks to the Tool Palette
This guide is how to add multiple blocks saved as DWGs to the Tool Palette in a few simple steps. 1. Open the Design Center (Ctrl+2) 2. Navigate to the folder containing your blocks 3. Right click on the folder containing the blocks you wish to add to the Tool Palette and click “Create Tool Palette of Blocks” This will now create a new Tool Palette in the name of the folder that you have just a...
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