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Creating a User Defined Stair Tread in Advance Steel

Creating a User Defined Stair Tread in Advance Steel
Advance Steel’s stair macro is extremely powerful and also has a wide range of options to choose from which may not be immediately obvious. A couple of questions frequently asked are: “What is the purpose of tread types 22, 23 and 24? When I use Tread Type 24 why does the ‘Tread Dimension 1’ property list ‘User defined treads’?” There are 21 predefined tread types in the Advance Steel stair macro ...
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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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HP Z240 Workstation overview for CAD users

HP Z240 Workstation overview for CAD users
HP recently announced a revamp of their HP Z240 workstation range, so is it good news for the power hungry CAD users requiring CAD workstation performance on a budget? The HP Z240 workstation has always offered affordability, choice, reliability and performance to CAD users working in the product design, architecture and engineering industries. While it still offers all of this, the updated Z240 p...
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Advance Steel tips: Prefix Configuration

Advance Steel tips: Prefix Configuration
When you start using Autodesk Advance Steel 2017, it is important to find out how to modify project prefix settings effectively. This video guide will help you to achieve this, as it takes you through the basics of prefix configuration. Within Prefix Configuration, there is a range of different settings to choose from, for all of the users on the system, and for a massive range of objects which m...
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Use Graitec Wall Mounted Railing to perfect your Advance Steel stairs

Use Graitec Wall Mounted Railing to perfect your Advance Steel stairs
If you are creating stairs in Autodesk Advance Steel, you want the maximum possible control over your work, so that they conform to the style and regulations of their surroundings. Well, the best way to achieve this control is with the Graitec Stairs and Railings add-on, and this video shows you the wall mounted railing capability of this software. These capabilities include a wide range of wall ...
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Connected Design - What’s New Inventor 2017

Connected Design - What’s New Inventor 2017
We are back again looking at another updated feature in Inventor 2017 and in this blog post we will be looking at Connected Design. Many of you may have already read about or used this feature which was made available in Inventor 2016 R3, however enhancements have been made to make it faster and easier to collaborate. Check out the video below or read on to found out more: How does it work? The t...
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Exploded Views and Presentation - What’s New Inventor 2017

Exploded Views and Presentation - What’s New Inventor 2017
In this blog we will be looking at the 2017 enhancements to Inventors presentation environment.  Autodesk have made some serious enhancements to the presentation environment that will impress!   In a continuation from last year’s improvements to tweak components: storyboards, snapshots, video/image publishing, and a timeline story panel have been introduced. Check out the video below to ...
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Advance Steel 2016 – Add Railing to Channel

Advance Steel 2016 – Add Railing to Channel
When using Advance Steel 2016 there are many possibilities for adding different types of railing to the model. In this short video we show you how to add railing to the face of a channel section by using a combination of automated macros and manual tools. We start by drawing a beam and fit a flat bar to the face of the beam, then align the flat bar as required. We then place the railing us...
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Autodesk changes and promotions - get BIM ready now!

Autodesk changes and promotions - get BIM ready now!
As Autodesk continue their transition to a Desktop Subscription licensing model with the first discontinuation of Perpetual licences from the 31st January 2016, it is important that you plan for your future software requirements now. • 31st January 2016 - All NEW AutoCAD based and single product perpetual products (including Cross-grades and Network licence fees) will be discontinued (including b...
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Inventor Family Products Now Available As Desktop Subscription

Inventor Family Products Now Available As Desktop Subscription
Autodesk has announced that their entire family of Autodesk Inventor individual products will now be available as Desktop Subscription offerings. What is included in the Inventor family? Autodesk Inventor Autodesk Inventor Professional Autodesk Inventor LT With new perpetual licenses of the above products no longer being available after 31st January next year (2016), these new offerings w...
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