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Aleck Giles

Advance Steel - Setting a Default Library Entry for Joints

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Would you like to control the default configuration for an Advance Steel joint? Read on for how to do so. In Advance Steel, whenever you place a joint from the Connection Vault the system looks in the...
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Aleck Giles

Advance Steel – Make the most of your Base Plates on Foundation Plans

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One of the first drawings that is often needed from any structure you model in Advance Steel is likely a foundation layout showing the positions of base plates relative to the grid. The suggested draw...
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Rob Merriman

Working From Home With Advance Steel

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I hope everyone is keeping safe out there, it’s a worrying time for everyone, we at Graitec are all working from home, so we are here to help as we are normally. From an Advance Steel perspective ther...
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Aleck Giles

Losing Weight With Advance Steel

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Having used Advance Steel to model your structure in 3D you would expect to be able to find the weights of things. You certainly can, but there are a number of details to consider if you want to get a...
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Aleck Giles

How To Use 2D Drawings As Underlays In Advance Steel

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When modelling in Advance Steel it is often nice to be able to use an architect’s layout or similar as a reference to model to. Similarly, it might be nice to show on your arrangement drawings that th...
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Rob Merriman

Advance Steel New Year Resolution - Custom Drawing Styles To Reduce Editing Time

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Happy new year everyone, in January most of us will set New Year resolutions such as getting into shape (definitely one for me after Christmas) or spending more time with friends and loved ones etc. T...
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Rob Merriman

Advance Steel Folded Plates - A Christmas Present From Graitec

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Advance Steel has some excellent functions for creating folded plates, the way that the plate is created can influence the drawing output, this blog will guide you through some of the tips and tricks ...
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Dave Talbot

Export Advance Steel to Inventor STEP or IGES File Format

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Workflows between different Autodesk solutions can sometimes be a bit convoluted but most people will come up with a sensible work around that ultimately gives them a solution but may be somewhat cumb...
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Aleck Giles

How To Spot Changes Easily With DWG Compare In Advance Steel

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Changes to our Advance Steel models are a constant factor in life. However, it is not always easy to keep track of all the differences. Perhaps your architect has sent you a new layout to work from af...
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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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