How to add gauges to Autodesk Advance Steel management tools

You Can Add Gauges to plate thickness in the Advance Steel Databases. Follow the steps below to add an 11ga!

  1. Open your Advance Steel Management tools
  2. Select the Defaults category then put a check in the Use filter box and type mapping.
  3. Select the Plate category and then the General
  4. Change the values for the plates priorities and rule for the plates as shown in the figure below.

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  • Mapping plates, priority 1 = Thickness and width
  • Mapping plates, priority 2 = Thickness
  • Mapping plates, priority 3 = Off
  • Mapping rules for plates = Independent from the plate contour

Select the General category subcategory General. Make sure Mapping is checked.

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 5. Select the Table editor

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6. Select the ODBC

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7. Select the AstorBase category flyout adjacent to the text .

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8. Type MapInternToExtern in the use filter field.

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9. Select MapInternToExtern for the sub tree and scroll to the last row

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10. Type PL3 in the Internal column.

How to add Gauges to Advance Steel Management Tools pic8The value can only be an Integer. The database uses metric thickness. You cannot use a simple conversion.

11. Type 11ga in the External 1

As the values are very close, all the gauges cannot be listed

 12. Type PLATE THICKNESS 1/8” in the Description column

13. Select the extreme right of the cell from the Owner text column and from the flyout select the Author you created from the Options For this example My Company is used.

See results below!

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