John Bennett

Advance Steel Cold Rolled Modelling and Detailing

Advance Steel Cold Rolled Modelling and Detailing
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For the UK market Cold rolled is essential for the creation of any Steel Framed solution, integrating with the primary hot rolled Steel frame. This proves a challenge to any Steelwork Detailer to include and model these elements to achieve a suitable...
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John Bennett

Revit to Advance Steel Collaboration Via SMLX

Revit to Advance Steel Collaboration Via SMLX

This year I had the opportunity to present at AU2018 (Autodesk University) in London, my class was about the workflow between Revit and Advance Steel for the transfer of structural steel and steel connections. During this class we looked at the vario...
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John Bennett

Autodesk Revit 2019 – What’s New Structural Engineering and Fabrication

Autodesk Revit 2019 – What’s New Structural Engineering and Fabrication
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The release of Autodesk Revit 2019 gives users their first taste of being able to generate custom bespoke connections within this software. These connections are heavily customisable with the tools to attach fixings and welds to be used and transferr...
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John Bennett

How to create Studding for Advance Steel Beams

How to create Studding for Advance Steel Beams

We have all seen this request many times, for a very basic Advance Steel beam arrangement used for door lintels, wall supports or timber flitch type beams. This is several sections bolted together with a studding, either directly through the sections...
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Advance Steel - Create Parapet Post With Cold Rolled Detailing

Advance Steel - Create Parapet Post With Cold Rolled Detailing

The question came up other day over how to create a parapet post within a cold rolled detailing. This lead to some thought about how to firstly achieve this as a manual detail, then can we bring any automation to the process. So, with some initial ma...
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John Bennett

Advanced Steel NC Scribing/Powder Marking/Etching – How To Control The File And Part Reference

Advanced Steel NC Scribing/Powder Marking/Etching – How To Control The File And Part Reference
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Within Advance Steel there are options for Scribing of parts attachment relative to the assembly, to enable scribing in NC Files for Advance Steel the settings new to be based upon assemblies. This setting is required as outlined in this Autodesk Kno...
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John Bennett

Advance Steel: Text Font Not Showing Correct Line Weight/Presentation After Migration

Advance Steel: Text Font Not Showing Correct Line Weight/Presentation After Migration
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Issue: Labels appear to have very light line weight in drawing view During the migration process from 2016 to 2018, the Management tools profile from the 2016 version was transferred to the 2018 version. Wiithin these management tools is the Text Fon...
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John Bennett

Advance Steel – Status Control Within Model And Drawings

Advance Steel – Status Control Within Model And Drawings

Within Advance Steel there are options to apply a Status level to both the drawing and the model elements, this is sometimes referred to as Key Stages/Life Cycles within the production process. The Status system existing as part of the Fabrication da...
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John Bennett

Revit 2018.1 - New Steel Content for Flat, Round and Square Sections

Revit 2018.1 - New Steel Content for Flat, Round and Square Sections
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Advance Steel or Revit? or maybe just both? that is a question at present that comes up all the time. We see this year the first true Vertical for Advance Steel, making it easier for users to have just one install with all the benefits of both AutoCA...
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Graitec PowerPack For Advance Steel - Explode to ACIS (*.sat) File With Section Name And Quantity

Graitec PowerPack For Advance Steel -  Explode to ACIS (*.sat) File With Section Name And Quantity
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This came up from a client today, they were looking for a method to export their handrailing tubes from Advance Steel into a Sat file format, so that it could be loaded into their laser profiling software. The Graitec PowerPack for Advance Steel has ...
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