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Pat Mullins

Revit's Magic Spacebar does so much more than flip and rotate doors

Revit's Magic Spacebar does so much more than flip and rotate doors
Many people know that it’s possible to flip and rotate Doors with the Spacebar while using Autodesk Revit , a principle that works with most standalone elements (Columns, Area Reinforcement, Electrica...
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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 c...
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Janet Black

How to centre the text in the grid bubble using Advance Steel 2018

How to centre the text in the grid bubble using Advance Steel 2018
Recently I had a client who was concerned about the placement of the text in the grid bubble. He noticed that the text was not centred as he would have liked. Fortunately, you are able to customize an...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

How to make AutoCAD Layer States display as a list

How to make AutoCAD Layer States display as a list
AutoCAD Layer States are a very useful layer management tool for those layer heavy drawing files. Layer states offer the opportunity to group layers together into logical collections such as Building ...
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Janet Black

How to add a 4-inch length to the Nelson H4L inch shear stud with the Advance Steel Management Tools

How to add a 4-inch length to the Nelson H4L inch shear stud with the Advance Steel Management Tools
Well it seems that you have hit a speed bump. You are working with a structure and although you have the correct section class, section type, and size, the length of the element does not exist in the ...
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Alan Johnson

A quick tip on how to use Revit File User Tracking History

A quick tip on how to use Revit File User Tracking History
If you want to see a history of who has been actively working on an Autodesk Revit file, you can find that information in the project history. For any project, if you open the file or a local file, go...
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Janet Black

Advance Steel 2018: How to use a Customised Prototype created in the default location

Advance Steel 2018: How to use a Customised Prototype created in the default location
In Autodesk Advance Steel 2018 I’ve just opened the Prototypes folder located in C/ProgramData/Autodesk/Advance Steel 2018/USA/shared/Support/Prototypes. I'm using the American version, but the same p...
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Alan Johnson

How to run a Revit Interference Check

How to run a Revit Interference Check
Did you know that you can run an Autodesk Revit Interference Check as a basic clash check? The Interference Check tool can find intersections amongst a set of selected elements or from all elements in...
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Alan Johnson

How to use a Parameter to control Drawing Status on a Revit Drawing Sheet

How to use a Parameter to control Drawing Status on a Revit Drawing Sheet
When creating an Autodesk Revit drawing sheet we have an option to use the Project Information (Manage Tab) to fill in predefined parameters which then automatically fill in the text in the title box ...
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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 a...
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