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Nick Johns

An Overview of the Autodesk Inventor Frame Generator Tool

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Inventor is full of incredibly useful design tools which are aimed at increasing productivity in common manufacturing situations, one of these is the “Frame Generator”. By default, in Inventor, you wi...
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Sara Santana Herrera

Advance Design: How to Compute the Elastic Critical Load Ratio on a Steel Framework?

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Challenge When analysing the stability of a steel framework, it is important to make the difference between sway and non-sway frames. A frame may be classified as non-sway if its response to in-plane ...
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Nicholas Sanders

How to Manage Connection Groups using Load Envelopes in Advance Design

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When designing a steel structure, we want to group together steel connections which are likely to be of the same fabrication layout. Once grouped we can design for the ‘worst-case’ scenario – ultimate...
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Nick Johns

How to use the Unwrap Command in Autodesk Inventor

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The Unwrap command in Inventor allows you to unwrap most shapes that cannot be flattened by the unfold command and saved or exported in different formats. Unwrap can be used to create a flat surface p...
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Rob Merriman

Modelling Existing Steel In Advance Steel

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Not all jobs are brand-new portal frames sitting on a slab, sometimes we need to detail steelwork that connects into existing steelwork. We still want to take advantage of the checking tools inside of...
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Simon Dickinson

What's New In Revit 2020.1

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Autodesk have recently released Revit  2020.1 with some great new features, and in this blog I will look at some of the best ones under the headings of Connect, Create and Optimise. Connect Sketc...
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Rob Merriman

PowerPack for Advance Steel 2020.1 Update - Export to STEP and IGES Formats

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The Advance Steel 2020.1 Powerpack update has now been published. The main update is that the “Export part to ACIS” and “Export model to ACIS” functions have been expanded to allow you to export to IG...
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Ian Robinson

A Guide To Autodesk Infrastructure Data Sources

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Data Sources Many projects require some form of Digital Data, whether that be background maps, tree locations, Local Authority assets or environmental data. There are many sources for the Data that ca...
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Alan Johnson

How to Change the Reference Level of a Beam in Revit

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If you have placed beams in Revit, you should be aware that they have a Reference Level that they are constrained to. If we look at the properties of that beam, you can see the Reference Level at the ...
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Alan Johnson

How to Copy Multiple Doors from One Revit Project to Another

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Let’s say you working on a new project, and you need to start placing some doors (or Windows) and you remember that the doors you want are not already loaded in to the project but you know the doors y...
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