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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 ...
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Doug Morton

Learn all about the Structures and Buildings tool in the Graitec PowerPack for Autodesk Advance Steel

Graitec PowerPack Advance Steel Structures Buildings
Optimize your work by defining and saving commonly used structures. With the Graitec PowerPack for Autodesk Advance Steel an entire structure can be defined and saved for reuse from project to project, eliminating the need to restart common structures each and every time. This tool utilizes an easy to use but in-depth rule-based system to generate many different types of structures. These structur...
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Janet Black

How to export a 3D PDF of a model structure using the Graitec PowerPack for Autodesk Advance Steel

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Time and time again I am asked, is it possible to create a 3D Pdf of a model structure while using Advance Steel. Well the Graitec PowerPack2020 for Advance Steel 3D Pdf Export will allow just that! The 3D Pdf Export tool is located on the Tools category of the Graitec PowerPack tab. This tool allows you to create a 3d Pdf file where your client can explore, pan, rotate, and view it in different v...
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Janet Black

How to add a 3/8” Bolt Diameter to the A325 Bolt Type in Autodesk Advance Steel 2020

A325 Type Bolt Advance Steel Type 1
ISSUE When using a Type 1 Tread type in Autodesk Advance Steel 2020 , you notice the 3/8” bolt diameter does not exist for the A325 bolt type. The 3/8” bolts will not be there by default because it is a mechanical bolt. SOLUTION 1. Open the Advance Steel Management Tools and go the Preferred Sizes category. 2. Add the 3/8” bolt from the Available Classes to the Preferred classes. 3. Select the App...
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Doug Morton

Exploring the Staggered Connection tool in the Graitec PowerPack for Autodesk Advance Steel

PowerPack Advance Steel Staggered Connection Studs
When bolting plates and /or members together, not all solutions require a rectangular or circular pattern of bolts. When a staggered connection is required, the Graitec PowerPack for Autodesk Advance Steel has you covered. Using the staggered connection option, a user can opt to place staggered studs, bolts, anchors or holes into elements for a variety of reasons. Where Studs are concerned these c...
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Janet Black

How to add borders around gratings and plates in the Graitec PowerPack for Autodesk Advance Steel

PowerPack Advance Steel Plate Boarder Panel
The Gratings/ Plates border found in the Graitec PowerPack for Autodesk Advance Steel is a great toolset for adding borders around plates and grating components. You can add internal and external boundaries to selected gratings or plates. It allows you to control and modify profiles from both the internal and external openings independently. The Gratings/ Plates border toolset is located on the Gr...
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Doug Morton

How to create Stiffeners in the Graitec PowerPack for Autodesk Advance Steel

Graitec PowerPack Advance Steel Stiffner
Placing stiffeners has never been so easy. When working with standard elements that require a single or even a series of stiffeners be placed, the Create Stiffener tool will help to speed things up. Stiffeners can be placed into symmetrical and non-symmetrical standard shapes regardless if the flanges are the same or not. If the shape has a flange on the top and bottom that varies then it will aut...
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