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8 years of working in subcontract drawing offices has provided me with in-depth industry experience of using Advance Steel in the steelwork and architectural metalwork sectors.

Now as part of the Graitec Structures team I am focused on sharing this knowledge with customers, as well as looking at how other Graitec and Autodesk products can be implemented into your workflow to make you even more productive.
Rob Merriman

Advance Steel Tip - Quantities In NC Files

Advance Steel Tip - Quantities In NC Files
We have recently received a couple of support calls asking if it is possible to run NC files with quantities based on selected objects not quantities for the whole model in Advance Steel. The simple answer is yes, and this blog will guide you through the settings required to achieve what you want. So here is the scenario, where you have a model with five different lots in it, all fabrica...
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Why Advance Steel Users Should Be Using Copy With Adjustment

Why Advance Steel Users Should Be Using Copy With Adjustment
A lot of the models we create in Advance Steel have objects that are replicated throughout, but the positioning or angles may be different. For example, a model containing a stair with 20 flights might have 10 different flight angles, and it can be time consuming and frustrating to set out the bolts, welds or features for all these items individually. The Copy with Adjustment tool will solve all o...
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A Christmassy use for Advance Steel Plate Commands and Functions

A Christmassy use for Advance Steel Plate Commands and Functions
With Christmas just around the corner, what better way to kick off the festivities and get everyone in the festive spirit than by showing how the Autodesk Advance Steel plate commands can be used to create our very own Graitec Christmas Tree. You can now watch our Graitec screencast, showing how we created the tree and the steps we went through. The plate commands that were used are the following...
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Update all your Advance Steel Project Information with one click

Update all your Advance Steel Project Information with one click
Have you ever been in the situation where you have run all your fabrication drawings, done all your editing and then realised just before you're about to send them out for fabrication that the project description, project number, client information, detailer and checker that are shown on the drawings are incorrect or missing? Handily, you don’t need to delete all the drawings or open them one by o...
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