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Janet Black

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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Rob Merriman

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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Janet Black

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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Janet Black

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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Janet Black

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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