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Janet Black

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 ...
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Aleck Giles

Rollover Tooltips in Advance Steel

Rollover Tooltips in Advance Steel
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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 ...
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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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Aleck Giles

Advance Steel – Drawing Style Customisation

Advance Steel – Drawing Style Customisation
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We all have a preferred way of working and visualising projects – Ask many draughtsmen to draw something and each will create different drawings. Therefore, by their nature any drawings created by Advance Steel “as delivered” will be a compromise try...
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Aleck Giles

Advance Steel 2018 – Enhanced 3D Performance

Advance Steel 2018 – Enhanced 3D Performance
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One thing everybody always wants to improve in any CAD application is performance. Well, I am pleased to say we get a significant boost to graphics performance in Autodesk Advance Steel 2018 thanks to the “ Enhanced 3D Performance ” of AutoCAD 2018 ....
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Aleck Giles

Advance Steel - Shaded GA Drawing Views

Advance Steel - Shaded GA Drawing Views
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Would you like to produce a nice, high-impact, shaded view like the one above from your Advance Steel models? Well you can. Although Autodesk Advance Steel cannot natively create shaded drawing views in the same way as packages like Inventor, you can...
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John Bennett

How to Create a Base Plate for a Stair Railing

How to Create a Base Plate for a Stair Railing

Often, when creating railings on Autodesk Advance Steel for AutoCAD I tend to get the question: Can you place a level footing plate for the railing on a concrete stair? Yes, is the answer. However, as this is not a standard connection, I have prepare...
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Autodesk Advance Steel – Bolts or no Bolts in General Arrangement Drawings

Autodesk Advance Steel – Bolts or no Bolts in General Arrangement Drawings
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Whether or not bolts and holes are displayed in General Arrangement (GA) drawings is a matter of personal preference – personally I like to see bolts and holes, and more importantly, my engineer likes to see bolts and holes. By default, the display o...
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Jonathan Hand

Advance Steel 2017 - Hotfix 1 is now available

Advance Steel 2017 - Hotfix 1 is now available
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Autodesk have just released a new hotfix for the latest version of Advance Steel 2017. This hotfix has being added to the Autodesk Application App and will be available to install if you launch the application and choose to download and install the h...
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