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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Adding an image to the HYPERSTEELPAGEHEADER in Autodesk Advance Steel 2020

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

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

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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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How to use the Platform Cover tool in the Graitec PowerPack for Autodesk Advance Steel 2020

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Graitec PowerPack Advance Steel Platform Cover
The Graitec PowerPack for Autodesk Advance Steel offers many great functions. One of them is the Platform Cover tool that I will be exploring in this blog. Ideal connection for use with footbridges, walkways and access platforms and stairs. They can even be used for adding acoustic panels. Simply select the outer members like the beam, then the supporting members. You can choose from the library o...
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How to retrieve missing drawings from the Document Manager in Autodesk Advance Steel 2020

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Advance Steel Assembly drawing A604 Document Manager
ISSUE: The Assembly drawing of A604 was in the file path folder Details of the reflective project, however it is not visible in the Document Manager of the structure. RESOLUTION: Delete the .UPD file of A604 assembly drawing from the server location. Now that the link is broken you will have to cancel the document from the drawing and register it back. I went back to the model structure and "Cance...
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How to use the Beam Repeated toolset in the Graitec PowerPack for Autodesk Advance Steel

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PowerPack Advance Steel Beam Repeated Productivity
Today we will take a look at the Beam Repeated toolset in the Graitec PowerPack for Autodesk Advance Steel . The Productivity category contains specific tools for faster modelling such as beam, repeated, continuous, and lengthen. With the Beam repeated tool you can draw several beams in a single session, without having to enter each time to adjust each beam length. Before starting, invoke the Node...
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How to Create a Nelson SL3-Inch DIA 1/2” 4” Long Stud in Autodesk Advance Steel

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When in the Management tools and you select the upper left square of the preferred shear stud diameter, only the preferred sizes are listed. To create a ½” diameter Nelson S3L-inch 10” long. 1. First check diameters that are available, there is no 1/2” diameter. 2. Click on 4 squares again so they are all dark. 3. Select the flyout to the right and choose the first option of the 0’ 01/2”...
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How to use the Check Main Part and Single Part drawings creation tool in the Graitec PowerPack for Autodesk Advance Steel

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Graitec PowerPack Advance Steel MP SP tools
Check Main Parts drawings is a fantastic toolset implemented in the Graitec PowerPack for Autodesk Advance Steel 2020, when used, displays all Main Parts (MP) or Single Parts (SP)  that do not have drawings and highlights the elements in the model structure so you can see what Main Parts or Single Parts are left to be detailed. The Check MP and SP drawings toolset is located on the Graitec Po...
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Exploring the Connection Vault in the Graitec Advance PowerPack for Advance Steel

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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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