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How to find the start point of a created beam in Advance Steel 2018

How to find the start point of a created beam in Advance Steel 2018
Whilst searching the forum, I found an intriguing Autodesk Advance Steel question and I thought I would create a short video to address the issue. Here is the dilemma: you are working on many projects simultaneously, and while jumping from one project to another, you notice that in some of the drawings, your beam orientation is not as you expected. It would be great if, in the steel structure, you...
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How to centre the text in the grid bubble using Advance Steel 2018

How to centre the text in the grid bubble using Advance Steel 2018
Recently I had a client who was concerned about the placement of the text in the grid bubble. He noticed that the text was not centred as he would have liked. Fortunately, you are able to customize and adjust the text in Advance Steel 2018. The grid line text bubble can be modified from the Advance Steel Management tools “Default” category. Simply select the “Use filter” box and type ball in the f...
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How to add a 4-inch length to the Nelson H4L inch shear stud with the Advance Steel Management Tools

How to add a 4-inch length to the Nelson H4L inch shear stud with the Advance Steel Management Tools
Well it seems that you have hit a speed bump. You are working with a structure and although you have the correct section class, section type, and size, the length of the element does not exist in the database. This can be very annoying, but you can adjust the values with the Autodesk Advance Steel Management Tools. Yes, this is a question that is asked time and time again; 'How do I add a len...
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Advance Steel 2018: How to use a Customised Prototype created in the default location

Advance Steel 2018: How to use a Customised Prototype created in the default location
In Autodesk Advance Steel 2018 I’ve just opened the Prototypes folder located in C/ProgramData/Autodesk/Advance Steel 2018/USA/shared/Support/Prototypes. I'm using the American version, but the same principle applies for the UK. I copied an existing prototype and created a custom prototype (title block) for my company and saved it in this default location for Advance Steel. I created drawings and ...
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How to add a custom grating size to the McNichols Variable GAA 19P4 existing macro in Advance Steel

How to add a custom grating size to the McNichols Variable GAA 19P4 existing macro in Advance Steel
In this video, we will show you how to add a custom grating size to the McNichols Standard GAA 19P4 and McNichols Variable GAA 19P4 existing macro in Advance Steel 2018. The issues can arise if you are working on an industrial project, perhaps a platform or a stair tread that requires a certain grating size, which might not exist in Advance Steel. However, it is possible to add a new size to an ex...
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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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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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How to use the Advance Steel Wall Rail tool to add a Handrail to an existing stair and anchor it to a Concrete Wall

How to use the Advance Steel Wall Rail tool to add a Handrail to an existing stair and anchor it to a Concrete Wall
With Advance Steel 2018, you can now create a wall rail on concrete. The wall rail tool is located on the Extended Modeling tab, Structural Elements panel. This video will show how to accomplish this. Simply move the UCS to the face of the concrete, position the orientation of the X and Y axis accordingly, use the view on UCS tool and turn on your 2d snaps located on the Quick views category of th...
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Advance Steel - How to Change Slope Dimensions to Display in Inches or Degrees

Advance Steel - How to Change Slope Dimensions to Display in Inches or Degrees
ISSUE You have created a drawing which have sloped dimensions on it. You want the dimensions to display in inches rather than feet. Perhaps you have a client that wants to have the slope dimensions displayed in degrees rather than inches. How do you accomplish this in Advance steel? SOLUTION This can be done locally on each drawing sheet, however, what if you have the same scenario on hundreds of ...
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How To Change Selection Colour Default When Numbering in Advance Steel 2018

How To Change Selection Colour Default When Numbering in Advance Steel 2018
Here is the dilemma, you have numbered your structure and want to locate a certain element in the structure, however, when selecting an element from the numbering dialog box, the element is highlighted in red. This is the default color - which sometimes makes it difficult to see the highlighted element in a large structure where pieces may be already coloured in a similar tone. Well, Autodesk...
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