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Aleck Giles

Advance Steel - Shaded GA Drawing Views

Advance Steel - Shaded GA Drawing Views
Would you like to produce a nice, high-impact, shaded view like the one above from your Advance Steel models? Well you can. Although Autodesk Advance Steel cannot natively create shaded drawing views ...
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John Bennett

Migrating to Autodesk Advance Steel 2018 Walkthrough

Migrating to Autodesk Advance Steel 2018 Walkthrough
The new Autodesk Advance Steel 2018 has just been released, as previously covered in our blog , migrating to a new version of AS can take up a little bit of project management and planning. Autodesk h...
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John Bennett

How to Create a Base Plate for a Stair Railing

How to Create a Base Plate for a Stair Railing
Often, when creating railings on Autodesk Advance Steel for AutoCAD I tend to get the question: Can you place a level footing plate for the railing on a concrete stair? Yes, is the answer. However, as...
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John Bennett

Advance Steel – Managing your Project Migration to a New Product Version

Advance Steel – Managing your Project Migration to a New Product Version
It’s coming to that time of the year for new version releases of CAD products. As exciting as this may be, it usually leads to issues when upgrading projects to the new version, finishing projects or ...
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Aleck Giles

Top Tips to Remember When Using NC Files for Structural Steelwork in Advance Steel

Top Tips to Remember When Using NC Files for Structural Steelwork in Advance Steel
It is becoming increasingly popular to use NC files for manufacturing structural steel beams. This is intended to improve speed and efficiency whilst reducing or removing any human error. That can cer...
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Aleck Giles

Advance Steel Tip - Where are my Plates? Understanding Recoding.

Advance Steel Tip - Where are my Plates? Understanding Recoding.
Have you ever produced a plate list and wondered why it doesn’t seem to list all the plates in your model? Let me explain what is happening. Traditionally it has been considered cheaper and easier to ...
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Super User

Creating a User Defined Stair Tread in Advance Steel

Creating a User Defined Stair Tread in Advance Steel
Advance Steel’s stair macro is extremely powerful and also has a wide range of options to choose from which may not be immediately obvious. A couple of questions frequently asked are: “What is the pur...
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Jonathan Hand

3D Printing from Advance Steel

3D Printing from Advance Steel
Printing in 3D from Advance Steel By now you may have heard lots of stories about printing in 3D. The rumours, the myths, the reports of printed parts for medical devices, houses, cars and so on.. But...
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Aleck Giles

Advance Steel Tip - Orientation Symbols

Advance Steel Tip - Orientation Symbols
In order to help people on site many people like to have some indication on the drawings showing which way round an assembly is positioned in the structure. This is achieved using Orientation Symbols....
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John Bennett

Amend Advance Steel Precision in BOM on Drawing Templates

Amend Advance Steel Precision in BOM on Drawing Templates
Precision / accuracy of BOM lists: All material sizes are shown to 2 decimal points. This is much more accurate than needed, and so just takes up unnecessary space on the list. For the BOM on drawings...
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