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Autodesk Advance Steel

John Bennett

How to create Studding for Advance Steel Beams

How to create Studding for Advance Steel Beams
We have all seen this request many times, for a very basic Advance Steel beam arrangement used for door lintels, wall supports or timber flitch type beams. This is several sections bolted together wit...
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Janet Black

How to use the Advance Steel Wall Rail tool to add a Handrail to an existing stair and anchor it to a Concrete Wall

How to use the Advance Steel Wall Rail tool to add a Handrail to an existing stair and anchor it to a Concrete Wall
With Advance Steel 2018, you can now create a wall rail on concrete. The wall rail tool is located on the Extended Modeling tab, Structural Elements panel. This video will show how to accomplish this....
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John Bennett

Advance Steel - Create Parapet Post With Cold Rolled Detailing

Advance Steel - Create Parapet Post With Cold Rolled Detailing
The question came up other day over how to create a parapet post within a cold rolled detailing. This lead to some thought about how to firstly achieve this as a manual detail, then can we bring any a...
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Janet Black

Advance Steel - How to Change Slope Dimensions to Display in Inches or Degrees

Advance Steel - How to Change Slope Dimensions to Display in Inches or Degrees
ISSUE You have created a drawing which have sloped dimensions on it. You want the dimensions to display in inches rather than feet. Perhaps you have a client that wants to have the slope dimensions di...
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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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John Bennett

Advanced Steel NC Scribing/Powder Marking/Etching – How To Control The File And Part Reference

Advanced Steel NC Scribing/Powder Marking/Etching – How To Control The File And Part Reference
Within Advance Steel there are options for Scribing of parts attachment relative to the assembly, to enable scribing in NC Files for Advance Steel the settings new to be based upon assemblies. This se...
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John Bennett

Advance Steel: Text Font Not Showing Correct Line Weight/Presentation After Migration

Advance Steel: Text Font Not Showing Correct Line Weight/Presentation After Migration
Issue: Labels appear to have very light line weight in drawing view During the migration process from 2016 to 2018, the Management tools profile from the 2016 version was transferred to the 2018 versi...
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John Bennett

Advance Steel – Status Control Within Model And Drawings

Advance Steel – Status Control Within Model And Drawings
Within Advance Steel there are options to apply a Status level to both the drawing and the model elements, this is sometimes referred to as Key Stages/Life Cycles within the production process. The St...
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John Bennett

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

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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 soft...
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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...
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