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Aleck Giles

Rollover Tooltips in Advance Steel

Rollover Tooltips in Advance Steel
A really useful feature of Advance Steel, available since Advance Steel 2016, is rollover tooltips. These can display useful information about whatever object you hover over. Properties like section size, model role and part numbers are available so this can really help when checking or looking for certain parts. Unfortunately, this is not preconfigured for you so most people probably don’t know ...
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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
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 Knowledge Network article. This means that the file name is using the NC position reference, being the main part reference. The same for the internal NC ...
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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
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 Font Control for the default into the Drawing Style labelling. The Text Font Reference was transferred exactly as it was from 2016 to 2018. This is the ...
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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 data within Advance Steel, it can have levels/statuses added to it via the Management Tool (MT) System, also comment levels can be added also to complim...
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John Bennett

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
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 this really cool tool that you can select Advance Steel objects and explode them to ACIS solids (*.sat) files, to import into other platforms. The que...
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