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John Bennett

Graitec PowerPack For Advance Steel - Explode to ACIS (*.sat) File With Section Name And Quantity

Graitec PowerPack For Advance Steel -  Explode to ACIS (*.sat) File With Section Name And Quantity
This came up from a client today, they were looking for a method to export their handrailing tubes from Advance Steel into a Sat file format, so that it could be loaded into their laser profiling software. The Graitec PowerPack for Advance Steel has this really cool tool that you can select Advance Steel objects and explode them to ACIS solids (*.sat) files, to import into other platforms. The que...
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John Bennett

Advance Steel 2018 – How To Get Plain AutoCAD 2018

Advance Steel 2018 – How To Get Plain AutoCAD 2018
For AS2018, this now comes as a True vertical, so one install for product, but how do you get AutoCAD 2018. To do this we would normally expect to have to create a desktop shortcut and then point it to a profile etc. Set up for vanilla. However, for AS2018, check under the Windows Start menu and you will find AutoCAD 2018 for AS2018. This is a shortcut created by default to allow you to ...
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Andrew Spence

Steel Industry 4.0: CNC Machine Integration

Steel Industry 4.0: CNC Machine Integration
Many steel fabricators have invested heavily in advanced CNC machines in recent years, greatly increasing their processing capacity and reducing the amount of costly human errors that inevitably occur with older steel processing processes. What many Steel Fabricators don’t realise it that moving to automated machinery is only the first step in the journey to Industry 4.0. It is impossible to achie...
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Aleck Giles

Advance Steel – Drawing Style Customisation

Advance Steel – Drawing Style Customisation
We all have a preferred way of working and visualising projects – Ask many draughtsmen to draw something and each will create different drawings. Therefore, by their nature any drawings created by Advance Steel “as delivered” will be a compromise trying to meet the needs of different people. We understand that you won’t necessarily want to change your way of working, and that manually updating the...
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Janet Black

How To Change Selection Colour Default When Numbering in Advance Steel 2018

How To Change Selection Colour Default When Numbering in Advance Steel 2018
Here is the dilemma, you have numbered your structure and want to locate a certain element in the structure, however, when selecting an element from the numbering dialog box, the element is highlighted in red. This is the default color - which sometimes makes it difficult to see the highlighted element in a large structure where pieces may be already coloured in a similar tone. Well, Autodesk...
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