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Janet Black

How to display the Advance Steel Edit Object Type List command

How to display the Advance Steel Edit Object Type List command
You can view information about certain elements by hovering over them depending on certain criteria you select from the Advance Steel Edit Object List. This includes the main and single part name and number, material, coating, weight, exact weight, section class and profile etc. However, when you select the Edit Object List icon, nothing happens. Well today I am going to show you how to get that f...
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Simon Locke

Revit 2018.2 New Feature – Filtering by Fabrication Service Type

Revit 2018.2 New Feature – Filtering by Fabrication Service Type
New and hot off the press is another new feature from the Autodesk Revit 2018.2 update. This feature gives you more control over the visibility and the look of your fabrication content. Revit view filters have now become even better with the additional option of using Fabrication Services type. This allows you to now add the colours back to the design once it has been converted from design in...
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Simon Locke

Revit 2018.2 new feature – resizing Fabrication runs

Revit 2018.2 new feature – resizing Fabrication runs
If you have installed the latest Autodesk Revit 2018.2 update you will hopefully find this time saving addition to the Fabrication toolset very useful. Using ‘Change Size’ you can now re-size an entire selected run of fabrication ductwork, pipework or containment in one go. The first step is to select the required fabrication run in the normal method, then in the ribbon you will see the new ‘Chang...
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Janet Black

How to create an Advance Steel BOM of selected elements with Queries option

How to create an Advance Steel BOM of selected elements with Queries option
Our video below shows you how to create an Autodesk Advance Steel BOM based on certain elements in a structure or certain selected elements. You can create a query in Advance Steel, using certain criteria in your structure based on your selected preference in the Search filter, which is located in the Management Tools Palette, selection category. You can create queries based on object type, common...
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Adam Butcher

Inventor Drawing Tip - displaying Drill Tap size and 3D Part annotations

Inventor Drawing Tip - displaying Drill Tap size and 3D Part annotations
Your Autodesk Inventor drawing views that you place on your drawing sheet, and parts that have tapped holes created from the hole feature tool by default will always reference the minor diameter. In some cases, you may want to dimension the view with the tap drill size. When you measure the part's tapped hole the value that it returns is the minor diameter, so using the hole thread feature no...
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Adam Butcher

Why do we need to export Inventor DWG to AutoCAD DWG?

Why do we need to export Inventor DWG to AutoCAD DWG?
From time to time during our support work we come across the common issue of exporting an Inventor DWG file to AutoCAD DWG. As both file types have the same (DWG) extension, you might be forgiven for thinking there is no difference but there is! So let me explain the difference between the two file types, and how to set up an efficient workflow for exporting.  If you create a drawing in ...
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Emma-Louise Osbourne

How Design and Vis take you from 2D Drawings to realistic 3D Visualisations

How Design and Vis take you from 2D Drawings to realistic 3D Visualisations
Here at Graitec our Design and Vis team offer expertise in producing high quality 3D visuals of product models, building interiors/exteriors and much more. But what is involved in getting a project from the stages of its conceptual design to creating a realistic image or animation of the finished product? To begin, the team are usually handed either a 3D Revit or Inventor model, or a 2D design and...
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Alan Johnson

Using the ReConstruct tool in the iConstruct Navisworks Extension

Using the ReConstruct tool in the iConstruct Navisworks Extension
When we open/append models in Navisworks, the models sometimes contain geometry for model items that are not required. Fortunately, the iConstruct Navisworks Extension comes with a number of configurable tools and one of those is ReConstruct, a simple but powerful tool which allows us to select any item or items within the model and then re-construct them in to a new Navisworks .nwd file. We ...
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Alan Johnson

How to use Thickening with the Revit Structure Slab Edge tool

How to use Thickening with the Revit Structure Slab Edge tool
The Revit Structure Slab Edge tool allows us to create thickened portions of slabs which are typically located at the boundaries of floors. A slab edge type is composed of a profile family and a material assignment. It is important that the material assignment of the slab edge matches that of the floor to which the slab edge is applied, as this ensures proper joining of geometry. Once a foundation...
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Aleck Giles

Clone Advance Steel settings between PCs

Clone Advance Steel settings between PCs
Many people have multiple users and / or PCs in their company using Advance Steel 2018  and we expect that number to grow now Advance Steel has been included into the Autodesk AEC collection. You may have user sections, custom bolts, customised drawing styles or special BOMs that you want to be available to all your users, and you want to make sure that all your users / PCs are usin...
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