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Jonathan Hand

3D Printing from Advance Steel

3D Printing from Advance Steel
Printing in 3D from Advance Steel By now you may have heard lots of stories about printing in 3D. The rumours, the myths, the reports of printed parts for medical devices, houses, cars and so on.. But how do they work? Is it difficult? What do I need? Can Advance Steel do it? The good news is that some of our customers are already printing Advance Steel models to 3D. Shaun Walker (Shire Drawing S...
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Aleck Giles

Advance Steel Tip - Orientation Symbols

Advance Steel Tip - Orientation Symbols
In order to help people on site many people like to have some indication on the drawings showing which way round an assembly is positioned in the structure. This is achieved using Orientation Symbols. However, there seems to be some confusion as to how these work in Advance Steel. Let me demystify things. Before any orientation symbols will appear on any drawing in Advance Steel you must place a C...
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Stuart Smith

Autodesk Inventor Tip – How to Export Component Drawings as PDF From Assembly

Autodesk Inventor Tip – How to Export Component Drawings as PDF From Assembly
This blog post will walk you through how to use iLogic to batch export PDF drawings of all components in an assembly, create a PDF of top level assembly drawing and place all PDF’s in a folder. Check out the steps below or watch the video below if you would like to know more. Step 1 - Use i-logic rule automate PDF export of components drawings You will need to make a decision whether this rule is...
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Simon Dickinson

How can Revit tell me the optimal position of the sun?

How can Revit tell me the optimal position of the sun?
We recently got asked by a customer if Revit could tell them the optimal direction to point a solar panel based on a real world location. As most of you are aware we can set the location of our building in the world and also set the rotation to true north. Once these are set we can run a solar study to see how the sun tracks across the sky. Unfortunately, this does not give us accurate data on the...
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John Bennett

Amend Advance Steel Precision in BOM on Drawing Templates

Amend Advance Steel Precision in BOM on Drawing Templates
Precision / accuracy of BOM lists:All material sizes are shown to 2 decimal points. This is much more accurate than needed, and so just takes up unnecessary space on the list. For the BOM on drawings, it comes from the template that is used to create the BOM lists. These are an AutoCAD DWG file made up on group and field elements, the precision of this comes from the Autodesk Advance Steel Project...
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Simon Dickinson

Autodesk Live!

Autodesk Live!
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all create immersive visualisations of our Revit Designs? Give the client an opportunity to experience our designs, to better understand what we have created for them. Wouldn’t it be nice if we did not have to become masters of 3d Visualisation tools like 3ds Max and then have to learn how to move this to a games engine like Autodesk Stingray. Well now you can and i...
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John Bennett

Advance Steel 2017 on AutoCAD 2017 - Windows 10 missing Arial Narrow font

Advance Steel 2017 on AutoCAD 2017 - Windows 10 missing Arial Narrow font
If you open a prototype on a windows 10 machine and notice that the Text is messed up, check the font type under the text style. It may be the font is missing from the window system. Look under fonts in the control panel and expand the Arial font, if you don’t see “Arial Narrow”, then it needs to be added to the system. The same thing can be found under the windows font in the C drive. C:\Window...
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Justin Taylor

Autodesk Revit and Annotation in 3D Views

Autodesk Revit and Annotation in 3D Views
Here’s a nice quick tip for you Revit users out there.Did you know that you can place Wall, Floors, Columns, Door and Window Tags etc. Text, Keynotes and Dimensions in 3D Views? No? Well now you do! NOTE: you can’t use Material, Area and Room Tags or Space Tags Why would you want to do this anyway? As a designer you often need to share information with contractors and other design professionals in...
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Pat Mullins

Autodesk Revit’s Equality Dimension Display Options

Autodesk Revit’s Equality Dimension Display Options
Many people are familiar with the ability to apply an ‘Equal’ constraint to a multi-segmented dimension in Revit but did you know it’s possible to control the presentation of the value? Simply change the dimensions ‘Equality Display’ value (available in Properties) to one of three options, Value, Equality Text or Equality Formula. The last option provides the most opportunity for customisation. ...
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Nial Ball

Autodesk Advance Steel – Bolts or no Bolts in General Arrangement Drawings

Autodesk Advance Steel – Bolts or no Bolts in General Arrangement Drawings
Whether or not bolts and holes are displayed in General Arrangement (GA) drawings is a matter of personal preference – personally I like to see bolts and holes, and more importantly, my engineer likes to see bolts and holes. By default, the display of bolts and holes is turned off in many General Arrangement drawings. The following video demonstrates how to enable bolts and holes in ...
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