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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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John Bennett

Advance Steel 2017 on AutoCAD 2017 - Windows 10 missing Arial Narrow font

Advance Steel 2017 on AutoCAD 2017 - Windows 10 missing Arial Narrow font
If you open a prototype on a windows 10 machine and notice that the Text is messed up, check the font type under the text style. It may be the font is missing from the window system. Look under fonts ...
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Super User

Autodesk Advance Steel – Bolts or no Bolts in General Arrangement Drawings

Autodesk Advance Steel – Bolts or no Bolts in General Arrangement Drawings
Whether or not bolts and holes are displayed in General Arrangement (GA) drawings is a matter of personal preference – personally I like to see bolts and holes, and more importantly, my engineer likes...
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Aleck Giles

Advance Steel Saw Length

Advance Steel Saw Length
Have you noticed that the length of a beam on the Saw List is sometimes different to the length on other lists? Why is this?   This occurs when a beam has a double cut on one or both ends. During...
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Jonathan Hand

Advance Steel & Dynamo Tutorial 003 – Creating Plates

Advance Steel & Dynamo Tutorial 003 – Creating Plates
Welcome to tutorial 003 for how to work with Advance Steel & Dynamo. In this edition we show how Dynamo can automate the creation of Advance Steel plates. This video tutorial shows a step by step ...
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Aleck Giles

Advance Steel – Visual Styles

Advance Steel – Visual Styles
Do you find it difficult to see what is going on in your Advance Steel models? This could be due to the Visual Styles set up in your file.     When you start an Advance Steel project it is i...
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Aleck Giles

Advance Steel – Drawing Issue Status and Comment

Advance Steel – Drawing Issue Status and Comment
My last bog post drew attention to the Drawing Issue Status in Advance Steel . On install this is a list of 5 states: Not Set, Revised, Comment, Approved, Rejected. Now with AS2017 you can add your ow...
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Jonathan Hand

Advance Steel & Dynamo - Add hyperlinks to BOM reports

Advance Steel & Dynamo - Add hyperlinks to BOM reports
One of the best things about using Dynamo for Advance Steel is the ability to append data from a project model. By creating a very simple script I was able to define a project folder and then aut...
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Jonathan Hand

Advance Steel - Tweaking the CAD Standards in the template file

Advance Steel - Tweaking the CAD Standards in the template file
One of the first things I do when I get a new Advance Steel version is to look at how some small changes to the template file can easily make my modelling process better and easier on the eye. There a...
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