Janet has almost 4 years’ experience as a member of the Graitec Technical Support team working with Autodesk Advance Steel. She studied Industrial design as well as Commercial and Architectural Drafting and Design.

She has advanced experience in 3D modeling, rendering, as well as walk through animation. She provides basic online / onsite training and one-on-one meeting to customers in the US and Canada.

Janet instinctively thinks outside of the box- the Jane of all trades. She is a good source of “Tips & Tricks” and “How-to” knowledge. Therefore, she is the master of training guides, FAQs, technical documentation and high quality instructional videos.

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

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

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

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

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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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How to customize an INTERNAL BOM, insert it in your drawing, and change the drawing name

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How to customize an INTERNAL BOM insert it in your drawing and change the drawing name
      I had a client who wanted to know how to create and insert a custom Anchor bolt list on a drawing. In Advance Steel 2019 it is simple to achieve.   First the preferred BOM can be accessed from the/ProgramData/Autodesk/ AdvanceSteel2019/ USA/Shared/Support/ BOMTemplates folder.   The Internal BOM which is used in this exercise is the “Drawing Tie bolt list"   &nb...
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How to add a grout model role to the base plate connection in Advance Steel

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How to add a grout model role to the base plate connection in Advance Steel
How to add a grout model role to the base plate connection in Advance Steel I was asked by a client if it was possible to add the model role grout to the base plate connection in Advance Steel. Well it is possible. Changes to the Advance Steel Management Tool allows you to do just that. Just a few simple changes to the Object Property Editor will do the trick Remember to Load settings in Advance f...
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How to import a Drawing Style from another country in Advance Steel 2019

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How to Import a Drawing Style from another country
How to import a Drawing Style from another country in Advance Steel 2019 Issue You would like to detail a cambered beam; however, the cambered beam Drawing Style does not exist in your install. Advance Steel offers you the flexibility to seamlessly export a drawing Style from another country that has the preferred style you need and implement it to your drawing styles. Fix To have access to other ...
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How to exclude certain counters when numbering in Advance Steel 2019

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How to exclude misread counters while numbering in Advance Steel 2019
Sometimes, when numbering in Advance Steel, counters can be misread as numbers, for example: I, o, x, in lower case, and E, I, L, O, S in upper case and depending on the font you are using. Advance Steel has the capability through customization to overlook these letters which can be misconstrued when numbering! Read More  
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How to add an image to the HYPERSTEELPAGEHEADER in Advance Steel 2019

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How to imbed an image in the HYPERSTEELPAGEHEADER using Pastespec command Cover

Tired of seeing the file location of an image in your Title block?

If the image is attached as an X-ref or an attachment, the image must always be in the folder location. If the image is moved or lost, you will receive a file location text replacing the image.

To prevent this restriction and to have the image imbedded into the HYPERSTEELPAGEHEADER permanently, open the preferred image in Paint and use the copy and paste option together with the Pastespec command.

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