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Aleck Giles

Rollover Tooltips in Advance Steel

Rollover Tooltips in Advance Steel
A really useful feature of Advance Steel, available since Advance Steel 2016, is rollover tooltips. These can display useful information about whatever object you hover over. Properties like section s...
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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 Adv...
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Advance Steel 2018 – Enhanced 3D Performance

Advance Steel 2018 – Enhanced 3D Performance
One thing everybody always wants to improve in any CAD application is performance. Well, I am pleased to say we get a significant boost to graphics performance in Autodesk Advance Steel 2018 thanks to...
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Advance Steel - Shaded GA Drawing Views

Advance Steel - Shaded GA Drawing Views
Would you like to produce a nice, high-impact, shaded view like the one above from your Advance Steel models? Well you can. Although Autodesk Advance Steel cannot natively create shaded drawing views ...
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Top Tips to Remember When Using NC Files for Structural Steelwork in Advance Steel

Top Tips to Remember When Using NC Files for Structural Steelwork in Advance Steel
It is becoming increasingly popular to use NC files for manufacturing structural steel beams. This is intended to improve speed and efficiency whilst reducing or removing any human error. That can cer...
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Advance Steel Tip - Where are my Plates? Understanding Recoding.

Advance Steel Tip - Where are my Plates? Understanding Recoding.
Have you ever produced a plate list and wondered why it doesn’t seem to list all the plates in your model? Let me explain what is happening. Traditionally it has been considered cheaper and easier to ...
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Advance Steel Tip - Orientation Symbols

Advance Steel Tip - Orientation Symbols
In order to help people on site many people like to have some indication on the drawings showing which way round an assembly is positioned in the structure. This is achieved using Orientation Symbols....
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Advance Steel Saw Length

Advance Steel Saw Length
Have you noticed that the length of a beam on the Saw List is sometimes different to the length on other lists? Why is this?   This occurs when a beam has a double cut on one or both ends. During...
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Advance Steel – Visual Styles

Advance Steel – Visual Styles
Do you find it difficult to see what is going on in your Advance Steel models? This could be due to the Visual Styles set up in your file.     When you start an Advance Steel project it is i...
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Advance Steel – Drawing Issue Status and Comment

Advance Steel – Drawing Issue Status and Comment
My last bog post drew attention to the Drawing Issue Status in Advance Steel . On install this is a list of 5 states: Not Set, Revised, Comment, Approved, Rejected. Now with AS2017 you can add your ow...
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