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Janet Black

How to add a custom grating size to the McNichols Variable GAA 19P4 existing macro in Advance Steel

How to add a custom grating size to the McNichols Variable GAA 19P4 existing macro in Advance Steel
In this video, we will show you how to add a custom grating size to the McNichols Standard GAA 19P4 and McNichols Variable GAA 19P4 existing macro in Advance Steel 2018. The issues can arise if you are working on an industrial project, perhaps a platform or a stair tread that requires a certain grating size, which might not exist in Advance Steel. However, it is possible to add a new size to an ex...
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Simon Locke

Revit 2018.2 New Feature – Filtering by Fabrication Service Type

Revit 2018.2 New Feature – Filtering by Fabrication Service Type
New and hot off the press is another new feature from the Autodesk Revit 2018.2 update. This feature gives you more control over the visibility and the look of your fabrication content. Revit view filters have now become even better with the additional option of using Fabrication Services type. This allows you to now add the colours back to the design once it has been converted from design in...
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Simon Locke

Revit 2018.2 new feature – resizing Fabrication runs

Revit 2018.2 new feature – resizing Fabrication runs
If you have installed the latest Autodesk Revit 2018.2 update you will hopefully find this time saving addition to the Fabrication toolset very useful. Using ‘Change Size’ you can now re-size an entire selected run of fabrication ductwork, pipework or containment in one go. The first step is to select the required fabrication run in the normal method, then in the ribbon you will see the new ‘Chang...
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Janet Black

How to create an Advance Steel BOM of selected elements with Queries option

How to create an Advance Steel BOM of selected elements with Queries option
Our video below shows you how to create an Autodesk Advance Steel BOM based on certain elements in a structure or certain selected elements. You can create a query in Advance Steel, using certain criteria in your structure based on your selected preference in the Search filter, which is located in the Management Tools Palette, selection category. You can create queries based on object type, common...
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Alan Johnson

Using the ReConstruct tool in the iConstruct Navisworks Extension

Using the ReConstruct tool in the iConstruct Navisworks Extension
When we open/append models in Navisworks, the models sometimes contain geometry for model items that are not required. Fortunately, the iConstruct Navisworks Extension comes with a number of configurable tools and one of those is ReConstruct, a simple but powerful tool which allows us to select any item or items within the model and then re-construct them in to a new Navisworks .nwd file. We ...
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Alan Johnson

How to use Thickening with the Revit Structure Slab Edge tool

How to use Thickening with the Revit Structure Slab Edge tool
The Revit Structure Slab Edge tool allows us to create thickened portions of slabs which are typically located at the boundaries of floors. A slab edge type is composed of a profile family and a material assignment. It is important that the material assignment of the slab edge matches that of the floor to which the slab edge is applied, as this ensures proper joining of geometry. Once a foundation...
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Aleck Giles

Clone Advance Steel settings between PCs

Clone Advance Steel settings between PCs
Many people have multiple users and / or PCs in their company using Advance Steel 2018  and we expect that number to grow now Advance Steel has been included into the Autodesk AEC collection. You may have user sections, custom bolts, customised drawing styles or special BOMs that you want to be available to all your users, and you want to make sure that all your users / PCs are usin...
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Justin Taylor

A Vision of BIM

A Vision of BIM
After all these years, it still amazes me to hear people discussing, arguing and trying to define what BIM is and who it’s aimed at. BIM is certainly not a new thing. So, let us begin with dispelling a few common myths. The conceptual underpinnings of BIM go back to the earliest days of computing. As early as 1962, Douglas C. Englebart gave us an uncanny vision of the future architect in his paper...
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Grant Dott

BIM 360 Field – The Estate Manager’s Friend

BIM 360 Field – The Estate Manager’s Friend
We think of BIM 360 as mainly a construction management tool. Perhaps a design tool and in some instances an Facilities Management (FM) tool. Let’s consider the FM side for a minute. If you are a manager of a large estate of buildings and facilities, you want to have as much visibility to the data behind each building as you can. Lease’s, dates, renewals, maintenance schedules, tenant agreements a...
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Josie

Graitec is Nominated for a Construction Computing Award!

Graitec is Nominated for a Construction Computing Award!
For the last 11 years, Construction Computing Magazine has been recognising all the excellent work done to develop, maintain, design and modify buildings across the UK by awarding a recognition to the best technology, tools and solutions providers in the industry. Known as “The Hammers”, the Construction Computing Awards for this year are due to take place on the 16th of November at the Radisson B...
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