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Rob Merriman

Checking Your Advance Steel Model

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My woodwork teacher had a saying that has stuck with me since school - “measure twice, cut once”. Whenever I’m attempting a DIY project I always remember this saying, and I have one for Advance Steel ...
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Aleck Giles

How To Use Advance Steel Project Specific Prototypes

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Many Advance Steel users work for sub-contract detailers who have many clients with different logos or entirely different drawing frames. It is nice and sometimes necessary that drawings are provided ...
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Aleck Giles

Optimise Graphics Performance In Advance Steel To Navigate Large Models Effectively

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One of the perceived weaknesses of Advance Steel is how it handles large models. While there is always room for improvement, there are things a user can do to make things work much more effectively. M...
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Rob Merriman

Are You Backing Up Your Advance Steel Data?

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These days data is king, and it needs to be accessible from anywhere, at any time. As such, companies have systems in place to make sure that their data is backed up properly and securely. From a stee...
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Aleck Giles

Advance Steel - Save 40%+ On Drawing Production Time

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“After engaging Graitec to create a customised template to meet our Drawing Style, we are now able to produce our product, from 3D Generation to a Full Set of Working Drawings at least 40% quicker tha...
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John Bennett

AU2018 Las Vegas - Achieving Automated Arrangement Drawing Outputs from Advance Steel

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This year, I had the opportunity to present at Autodesk University in Las Vegas, this was a great privilege and honour to be selected. My class this year focused on achieving automated arrangement dra...
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Rob Merriman

Advance Steel NC Behaviour - What Is The Difference Between Assembly And Single Part Numbers?

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We regularly get Advance Steel support cases regarding NC and DXF files where the files don’t match the numbers on the material list. This is a setting that is controlled within every model, not throu...
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Aleck Giles

A Guide To Advance Steel Clipping

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Many people seem to get confused by the clipping settings in Advance Steel so I thought I would have a go at explaining things. Above is a simple view generated by the camera shown in the image below....
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Aleck Giles

A Guide To Advance Steel Cladding

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There is a handy set of tools in Advance Steel for placing cladding sheets in your model. Although the commands are named as cladding these can in fact place any sequence of corrugated sheeting includ...
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John Bennett

Advance Steel Cold Rolled Modelling and Detailing

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For the UK market Cold rolled is essential for the creation of any Steel Framed solution, integrating with the primary hot rolled Steel frame. This proves a challenge to any Steelwork Detailer to incl...
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