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Janet Black

Material - How to create and add a new material to the preferred classes in Advance Steel 2017

Advance Steel Management Tools Object Property
The Object Property Editor consists of a set of attributes that can be edited and the location where new attributes can also be added. In the databases, the properties are stored as follows: All properties that come with the Advance Steel installation are stored in the AstorBase.mdb database, in various tables (E.g. Materials are stored in the table named Material ). Open the Object Property Edito...
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Janet Black

How to add a section size to the section type stair macro

Advance Steel 2018 Angle Profile Size
It is easy to add a section size to an already existing section class in Advance Steel 2018. See the example of the workflow below. We will add an angle size L1X1X1/4 to the Tread dimensions 2 Angle profile size .     1. Open the ASMT                                             &...
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Janet Black

Ideal settings to have for the Model Browser in Advance Steel 2018

Advance Steel 2018 Ideal settings to have for the Model Browser
Advance Steel 2018 Ideal browser settings helps you identify if elements in the structure have a model role and numbered etc. If you have created drawings it even lets you locate the drawing number the element is detailed on. You have the option to view, check and efficiently change certain aspects of multiple elements quickly and efficiently by selecting the Edit properties box. Access the Model ...
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Janet Black

How to find out the start point and direction a beam was created in Advance Steel 2018

Advance Steel 2018 Beam creation no symbol
While searching the forum, I found an intriguing question and I thought I would create a short video to address the issue. Here is the dilemma, you are working on many projects simultaneously. While jumping from one project to another, you notice that in some of the drawings, your beam orientation is not as you expected. It would be great if, in the steel structure, you were able to find out the s...
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Janet Black

How to show holes on folded plate on drawings using Advance Steel 2018

Advance Steel 2018 ASMT holes in folded plates
Have you ever created a folded plate using the with or without position adjustment tool then used the holes option from the Objects Tab Switch panel to create holes on various surfaces of the plate? You then create the shop drawings, you realize after drawing creation some of your holes were missing on some of the faces of the folded plate. Annoying to the max, however you can show the holes in th...
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Janet Black

How to remove the zero value when adding base line dimensions in Advance Steel 2018.

Advance Steel 2018 Drawing Style Manager screenshot
Advance Steel allows you to remove the 0 "value when creating baseline dimensions. In order to remove the 0 "value, you must select your preferred drawing style or process. For this example, we created an assembly detail using subcategory 5 -Assemblies> 5-Beam. created detail was a 5 - Beam - Front. In the Drawing Style Manager, expand Category 5 - Beam - Front and select the "Show Dimensions" ...
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Michael Conte

Revit’s Analytical Model: What it entails

Revit analytical descriptive model blog post
The analytical model represents a simplified version of the structural descriptive Revit model. Coming together to create an engineering model, the analytical model contains information such as the structural components, geometry of the structure, cross-section of the structural elements, end conditions, material properties, and loads. A user has the option to activate the analytical representatio...
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Janet Black

How to center the text in the grid bubble using Advance Steel 2018

Advance Steel ASMT default screenshot
I had a client concerned about the placement of the text in the grid bubble. He noticed that the text was not centered as he would have them. You are able to customize and adjust the text in Advance Steel 2018. The grid line text bubble can be modified from the Advance steel Management tools “ Default ” category. Simply select the “ Use filter ” box and type ball in the field just below. Expand th...
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Michael Conte

Revit for Rebar

Revit 3D Concrete screenshot
Most people know Autodesk Revit as a BIM (Building Information model) software which “ powerful tools let you use the intelligent model-based process to plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure .” However, most people do not know to what amount of detail a user can model. This means that some users are unaware of Revit’s capacity to model reinforcement bar in concrete eleme...
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Benoit Lalonde

Sharing 3D models from the construction site

A360 mobile app screenshot
I’ve been asked from one of our Advance Steel user last week a way to share his 3D models so it can be viewable from the construction site. I want to share here my response to this customer that was happy to discover this tool from Autodesk called A360. This web based tool is very easy to use for sharing any of your 2D drawings & 3D models and there more to it since its capable to support over...
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