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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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Aleck Giles

A Guide To Advance Steel Custom Model Templates

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There are certain tasks or operations that need to be done in pretty much every Advance Steel project. You can save time by having the required elements already existing in your model rather than sett...
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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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