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Janet Black

How to add Roof Bracings using the Graitec PowerPack for Advance Steel 2019

Adding Roof Bracings using the Graitec PowerPack 2019 for Advance Steel 2019 youtube
  Graitec PowerPack 2019 for Advance Steel 2019 allows the user to create horizontal bracings on the building roof. The bracing types available are: X bracings, diagonal bracing and V bracings. Using the advanced copy options, they can all be modified simultaneously. Roof bracings will be applied to Portals 1-2 and Portals 3-4 on the Left side first, then the Right side. The right and left si...
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Janet Black

How to add Side Bracings using Graitec PowerPack 2019

How to add Side Bracings using Graitec PowerPack 2019
Graitec PowerPack 2019 for Advance Steel 2019 allows the user to create vertical bracings on any side of the building in the selected span. The bracing types available are: X bracings, diagonal bracings, V bracings and inserted bracings. Using the advanced copy options, they can all be modified simultaneously. Continue reading    
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Janet Black

How to create a Helical poly beam in Advance Steel

Advance Steel 2019 How to Create a Helicoidal Poly Beam with 2019 Graitec PowerPack for Advance Steel 2019
I have been asked multiple times on how to use the Spiral and Helical tools in the 2019 Graitec PowerPack for Advance Steel 2019.  The Helicoidal poly beam tool allows you to create a 3D helix and is located on the Graitec PowerPack Ribbon, Objects panel. Follow the procedure to create the poly beam seen in the figure below. Select the center/start point: 0,0,0 and hit the Enter key. Enter th...
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Janet Black

Advance Steel 2019- Advance Copy, a fantastic time saver!

How and when to use Advance Copy in Advance Steel 2019 Cover
DILEMMA You have just created a Cellular beam structure with all the elements and connections, rather than  r epeat the process, Advance Steel   offers a fantastic time saving tool called Advance copy. The Advance copy tool is located on the Tools category of the Advance Steel Tool Palette. SOLUTION Select the Advance copy ion, make sure "Include additional connections" is selected and p...
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Janet Black

How to download, install, and activate the 2019 Graitec PowerPack for Advance Steel 2019

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GRAITEC releases Advance PowerPack 2019 for Autodesk® for Advance Steel  with many new tools, utilities and functions, plus updates to existing features. This new version introduces a wealth of localized manuf acturer profiles and more predefined default settings, whilst new tools for creating splines of complex he lical stair stringers e xpands the toolset for high-end stair manufacturers, a...
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Janet Black

How to Migrate Custom Settings From a Previous Release to Advance Steel 2019

How to Migrate Custom Settings From a Previous Release to Advance Steel 2019
You have decided to upgrade to the newer release of Advance Steel and you want to migrate your custom Advance Steel settings and files from a previous release. This is attainable, simply select the Autodesk Desktop APP and sign into your Autodesk account. From the “All products & Services” tab, select the version. Download and install the product. When the installation is complete you will be ...
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Janet Black

How to display Plate values in Imperial rather than metric on internal BOMS in Advance Steel 2018

Advance Steel 2018 Management Tool home Tab
When creating drawings in Imperial the width of the plate is in Metric. To resolve this issue, follow the procedure below   1. Select “Management Tools” button in the upper right corner on the Home tab.   2. Select the Defaults category   3. Use the filter and type plate   4. Change the Plate name to [20,5006,474] from [3,3,1]. Remove the "x%Length after width if you want the l...
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Janet Black

How to place anchors on an angle in Advance Steel 2018


 I recently created a video on how to display the heads on a custom Anchor bolt. One viewer wanted to know how I was able to position the anchor on an angle in the structure.  I have created this video to answer his question. In Advance Steel , you are able to place, locate and position components in your steel structure using various tools. This video will show a step by step on how to ...
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Janet Black

How to add a custom washer size to an Anchor assembly set

Advance Steel Management tool
You have created a custom Anchor however; the washer size is not the size you want. It is possible to create a custom Anchor with the washer diameter you specified. Before you create a bolt/anchor assembly (in the Set tab) you need to first define the washers, to add them to your assembly. While there is a number of predefined washers, you can also create your own customized ones. On the left side...
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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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