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Doug Morton

BIM 360 Coordination Setup for Advance Steel

BIM360 Project Admin
To begin, each of the team members need to be assigned a valid BIM360 license by the company administrator or they will have no access. Once this has been done, the model and design collaboration begin with assigning members and setting permissions. Permissions can be handled by enabling the various elements that you would like each team member to have access to. In here you will notice that parti...
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Doug Morton

Desktop Connector Install for BIM360

BIM360 Docs Connector
The Desktop Connector is an application that allows you to connect your desktop environment with your BIM 360 DOCS account.  Once installed you can use it to create project folders that you can upload and download documents in to. You can then view, edit, open and delete these files locally, syncing them bi-directionally with the information stored in the cloud-based project. Using the Desktop Con...
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Janet Black

Exploring the Connection Vault in the Graitec Advance PowerPack for Advance Steel

Vault Connection Tab PowerPack Graitec
Today we will show you how to access the Connection Vault in the Graitec PowerPack for Advance Steel 2020 and explore its functions. The Graitec PowerPack for Advance Steel Connection Vault is Accessible on the GRAITEC PowerPack tab. There are ten categories; Plates general Beam-to-beam Connections for compounds Bracings Purlins Platform cover Connecting element Contour processing Construction Col...
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Doug Morton

How to use the Compound Splice tool in the Graitec PowerPack for Advance Steel

Splice Plate Connections Graitec PowerPack Advance Steel
The Compound Splice tool from the Graitec PowerPack for Autodesk Advance Steel provides a fast and efficient way to join compound elements together. Using this tool allows the user to place splice plate connections along the flange, web or both in a variety of combinations. Designed to work with the compound welded profiles (Column, Half Column, Column I + 2T, Half Column I + T) this tool provides...
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Janet Black

How to insert misplaced footings using Workplanes on the Project Explorer in Advance Steel

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In some cases, the footings might need adjustment, for example they could be placed above or below the desired level. The example below gives an example if the footings or concrete elements are created below the desired level in Advance Steel . After inserting the concrete element, if you find it above or below the desired level, preform the following.   1. Select the Workplanes button.  ...
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Janet Black

Creating the anchor connection into concrete for the stair macro

Creating the anchor connection into concrete for the stair macro video
  I have created a stair specific for my company or clients requests. How do I anchor it to TOC? Additionally, what toolset is available to achieve this? There are tools allocated for this very scenario in Advance Steel, Stair Anchor Angle and Stair Anchor Base Plate.  You can orient the placement of the UCS to determine where the top of concrete. First you need to change settings in the...
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Janet Black

How to add a custom length to your US Normal Anchors in The Advance Steel Management Tools

How to add a custom length to your US Normal Anchors in The Advance Steel Management Tools
  Issue: The US Normal Anchors smallest bolt length is 8 inches and I want a 4-inch length added to this anchor. What are the steps necessary to implement this length into the database. Solution: Open the Advance Steel Management Tools and select the Anchors category.   Read More    
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Janet Black

How to change the COMPANY default text in the Advance Steel External BOM.

How to change the company default text in Advance Steel External BOM
Issue I’ve selected the company name text and changed to my client’s request. I save the changes, but the modifications revert to the default. Fix First, always remember to create a copy of the list you are modifying. Check to see if you created an extract. Second, you need to select the Company text, right click, and from the contextual menu, select field content. User text will be highlighted in...
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Janet Black

When and how to use the 2D osnap toolset in Advance Steel.

When and how to use the 2D osnap toolset in Advance Steel 2019
Sometimes when working in Advance Steel , there are so many osnaps that if you have them all enabled, it can sometimes be difficult to work on the correct object or the correct plane. Let’s say, for example, you have a structure with a sloped roof and you need to work on that particular plane, how is this accomplished in Advance Steel? Well, there is a tool dedicated to such a scenario, hence the ...
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Janet Black

How to use the Configure Quick Connections toolset in Advance Steel 2019

Introduction on how to use the Configure Quick Connections toolset in Advance Steel 2019
Quick Connection On the joint utility panel, you will find Tools that are provided to define connections for any situation in a project. According to the settings, the joints are designed, and Advance Steel automatically creates all connections to the project model. These tools help to avoid errors in the modeling part. There are two options you can use to create connections automatically: Read Mo...
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