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Aleck Giles

Advance Steel 2018 – Enhanced 3D Performance

Advance Steel 2018 – Enhanced 3D Performance
One thing everybody always wants to improve in any CAD application is performance. Well, I am pleased to say we get a significant boost to graphics performance in Autodesk Advance Steel 2018 thanks to...
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Jonathan Hand

WoodEngine Add-On for Advance Steel 2017

WoodEngine Add-On for Advance Steel 2017
Using the Advance Steel API the guys over at Mitek WoodEngine have developed an add-on for Advance Steel that helps the workflow between timber frame and steel work detailing. The Add-On in Advance St...
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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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