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Janet Black

How to change prompts in Advance Steel Databases

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While teaching fundamental training in Advance Steel years ago, several clients mentioned that the prompt for some toolsets was a little concerning and wondered if they should comply with the standard prompts that other 3D software commonly share. Might I advocate the rebranding of Master for Parent and Slave for Child for the prompts when using the “Create joint in a joint group” toolset in Advan...
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Janet Black

How to add a grout model role to a concrete element in Autodesk Advance Steel

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Issue You have a base plate connection and you want to add a concrete element and have the model role call out as grout; however, the model role grout does not exist in the Advance Steel Management Tool database.     Fix Simply open the Advance Steel Management Tools accessible from the Home or Tools tab.     Tools tab Open the Object property Editor  option from the Advan...
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Janet Black

Adding feature to elements within the intelligent box


Issue I’ve created a Portal Frame in Autodesk Advance Steel and need to have the Columns sitting on different elevation planes. I still want to be able to keep my portal frame intelligence Box. Basically, have one Column sitting on a foundation wall at 224.000 and the other Column(S) need it to be sitting 3’6” (266.000) higher instead. Is there any way this can be done and still retain the intelli...
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Tommy Moussis

Code Checking Steel Connections with Revit

Code Checking Steel Connections with Revit
Since the 2017 release, Autodesk Revit users have the ability to create structural steel connections by loading family driven parametric templates to their projects. This not only facilitates the conceptual design process but now allows the Revit model to be an accurate and complete submittal for your structural steel projects.  With the added ability to import, export and synchronise the ste...
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Janet Black

How to change the location and the position of scribe lines on DXF and NC files in Autodesk Advance Steel 2020

Advance Steel Management Tool Scribe
With a few easy changes done to the Management Tools in Autodesk Advance Steel 2020, scribe and markings can easily be sized, located on a chosen face of the element and placed according to your desire! ISSUE: The scribe for the beams are in the web. They need to be on the top flange left end. There is no scribe on the beams with the sub part number. The main beam should be the main assembly numbe...
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Janet Black

How to detail a cambered beam in Autodesk Advance Steel 2020

Cambered beam Advance Steel
IssueYou have cambered beams in your structure and need to display the cambered points on a drawing.With just a minor tweak to the beam element and the preferred Drawing Style, this can be easily achieved. SolutionThe cambered properties must first be defined. In the figure below, beam [1] is created and camber properties applied from the Camber properties panel. Additionally, a Model Role, Camber...
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Janet Black

Exploring the Helicoidal Polyline tool in the Graitec PowerPack for Autodesk Advance Steel

Graitec PowerPack Advance Steel Objects Panel Helicoidal Polyline
This tool allows you to create a 3D helix This tool can assist in creating helical stair stringers set-out lines or the direct creation of helical stair stringers from catalog sections. The Helicoidal polyline tool is located on the GRAITEC PowerPack tab Objects panel. Expand the flyout on the Objects panel to invoke the Sprial poly beam. Follow the workflow below to produce the Helicoidal polylin...
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Olivier Gervais

Working from home with Autodesk Advance Steel

These past days, everyone is talking about it. It is taking unprecedent proportions, employers fear it! COVID-19 pandemic announcements have a real impact on businesses. Rest assured, there are solutions for your business and they cost much less than stopping all activities. Here are some recommendations for Autodesk Advance Steel workplaces. Autodesk products usually work well on Remote Desktop (...
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Gary Edwards

BIM Compliant Document Management for Architects and Engineers

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No matter if you already have a good basic understanding of the current suite of 1192 documents and ISO 19650, or you are just starting to investigate the standard, you will probably have some outstanding questions around defining the most cost-effective way forward that not only ensures you implement robust BIM compliant ISO 19650 data management standards within your business, but also gives you...
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Janet Black

Adding an image to the HYPERSTEELPAGEHEADER in Autodesk Advance Steel 2020

Advance Steel HYPERSTEEL PAGEHEADER copy Paste
If the image is attached as an Xref or an attachment, the image must always be in the folder location. To prevent this restriction and to have the image implanted into the HYPERSTEELPAGEHEADER use to copy & paste option. 1. Open the image in paint, use the Ctrl+A, to select just the image. It will be highlighted around edges. 2. Use Ctrl+C. Go back to the HYPERSTEEPAGEHEADER and, type Pas...
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