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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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Aleck Giles

A Guide To Advance Steel Dimensions

A Guide To Advance Steel Dimensions
The parametric dimensioning tools in Advance Steel are incredibly effective, handling different scales and clipped (shortened) views without the user even thinking about it. Unfortunately, the trade off for this functionality seems to be that certain dimension commands are a bit more fiddly to use than the plain AutoCAD equivalents. This seems to particularly affect the Arc Length, Angle and Radiu...
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Rob Merriman

Why Advance Steel Users Should Be Using Copy With Adjustment

Why Advance Steel Users Should Be Using Copy With Adjustment
A lot of the models we create in Advance Steel have objects that are replicated throughout, but the positioning or angles may be different. For example, a model containing a stair with 20 flights might have 10 different flight angles, and it can be time consuming and frustrating to set out the bolts, welds or features for all these items individually. The Copy with Adjustment tool will solve all o...
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Janet Black

How to find the start point of a created beam in Advance Steel 2018

How to find the start point of a created beam in Advance Steel 2018
Whilst searching the forum, I found an intriguing Autodesk Advance Steel question and I thought I would create a short video to address the issue. Here is the dilemma: you are working on many projects simultaneously, and while jumping from one project to another, you notice that in some of the drawings, your beam orientation is not as you expected. It would be great if, in the steel structure, you...
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Rob Merriman

A Christmassy use for Advance Steel Plate Commands and Functions

A Christmassy use for Advance Steel Plate Commands and Functions
With Christmas just around the corner, what better way to kick off the festivities and get everyone in the festive spirit than by showing how the Autodesk Advance Steel plate commands can be used to create our very own Graitec Christmas Tree. You can now watch our Graitec screencast, showing how we created the tree and the steps we went through. The plate commands that were used are the following...
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