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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

A Guide To Advance Steel Cladding
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

Advance Steel Cold Rolled Modelling and Detailing
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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John Bennett

Revit to Advance Steel Collaboration Via SMLX

Revit to Advance Steel Collaboration Via SMLX
This year I had the opportunity to present at AU2018 (Autodesk University) in London, my class was about the workflow between Revit and Advance Steel for the transfer of structural steel and steel con...
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Aleck Giles

A Guide To Advance Steel Standard Parts

A Guide To Advance Steel Standard Parts
Many companies that use Advance Steel have certain common parts or items that they use in lots of projects. One example may be using a small connecting lug in a railing, or perhaps they try to use the...
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Rob Merriman

Advance Steel Tip - Quantities In NC Files

Advance Steel Tip - Quantities In NC Files
We have recently received a couple of support calls asking if it is possible to run NC files with quantities based on selected objects not quantities for the whole model in Advance Steel . T...
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Aleck Giles

A Guide To Advance Steel Dimensions

A Guide To Advance Steel Dimensions
The parametric dimensioning tools in Advance Steel are incredibly effective, handling different scales and clipped (shortened) views without the user even thinking about it. Unfortunately, the trade o...
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