Graitec Blog

Welcome to the Graitec blog, we hope you enjoy the content and if so please subscribe to the blog or a category for automatic notifications when new posts are added.

subscribe to blog
Janet Black

How to use the Advance Steel Wall Rail tool to add a Handrail to an existing stair and anchor it to a Concrete Wall

How to use the Advance Steel Wall Rail tool to add a Handrail to an existing stair and anchor it to a Concrete Wall
With Advance Steel 2018, you can now create a wall rail on concrete. The wall rail tool is located on the Extended Modeling tab, Structural Elements panel. This video will show how to accomplish this. Simply move the UCS to the face of the concrete, position the orientation of the X and Y axis accordingly, use the view on UCS tool and turn on your 2d snaps located on the Quick views category of th...
Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
411 Hits
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...
Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
613 Hits
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
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 AutoCAD and Advance Steel, simplifying installation, cost, subscription etc. But what about Revit? where does this sit within this framework? Well, we are s...
Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
723 Hits
Aleck Giles

Top Tips to Remember When Using NC Files for Structural Steelwork in Advance Steel

Top Tips to Remember When Using NC Files for Structural Steelwork in Advance Steel
It is becoming increasingly popular to use NC files for manufacturing structural steel beams. This is intended to improve speed and efficiency whilst reducing or removing any human error. That can certainly be achieved and Advance Steel can produce all the files you need very easily. However, there are some important things to remember when choosing this route to manufacture. The files are written...
Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
1224 Hits
Josie

Graitec Launch - New Advance Workshop Console

Graitec Launch - New Advance Workshop Console
The Workshop Console is a fantastic new tool that is now part of the Advance Workshop family. The new console adds additional sought after functionality which will be of great benefit to Steel fabrication and structures companies looking to improve tracking, control and productivity. Essentially the new console gives you the ability to save and monitor production activities that form part your da...
Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
1178 Hits
Aleck Giles

Advance Steel Tip - Where are my Plates? Understanding Recoding.

Advance Steel Tip - Where are my Plates? Understanding Recoding.
Have you ever produced a plate list and wondered why it doesn’t seem to list all the plates in your model? Let me explain what is happening. Traditionally it has been considered cheaper and easier to manufacture a plate such as an End Plate that measures say 200x180x10 from a 200x10 flat bar instead of plate. Only one saw cut is required to make the basic shape rather than cutting several edges of...
Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
1472 Hits
Guest

Creating a User Defined Stair Tread in Advance Steel

Creating a User Defined Stair Tread in Advance Steel
Advance Steel’s stair macro is extremely powerful and also has a wide range of options to choose from which may not be immediately obvious. A couple of questions frequently asked are: “What is the purpose of tread types 22, 23 and 24? When I use Tread Type 24 why does the ‘Tread Dimension 1’ property list ‘User defined treads’?” There are 21 predefined tread types in the Advance Steel stair macro ...
Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
1750 Hits
Aleck Giles

Advance Steel Tip - Orientation Symbols

Advance Steel Tip - Orientation Symbols
In order to help people on site many people like to have some indication on the drawings showing which way round an assembly is positioned in the structure. This is achieved using Orientation Symbols. However, there seems to be some confusion as to how these work in Advance Steel. Let me demystify things. Before any orientation symbols will appear on any drawing in Advance Steel you must place a C...
Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
1541 Hits
John Bennett

Amend Advance Steel Precision in BOM on Drawing Templates

Amend Advance Steel Precision in BOM on Drawing Templates
Precision / accuracy of BOM lists:All material sizes are shown to 2 decimal points. This is much more accurate than needed, and so just takes up unnecessary space on the list. For the BOM on drawings, it comes from the template that is used to create the BOM lists. These are an AutoCAD DWG file made up on group and field elements, the precision of this comes from the Autodesk Advance Steel Project...
Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
1642 Hits
John Bennett

Advance Steel 2017 on AutoCAD 2017 - Windows 10 missing Arial Narrow font

Advance Steel 2017 on AutoCAD 2017 - Windows 10 missing Arial Narrow font
If you open a prototype on a windows 10 machine and notice that the Text is messed up, check the font type under the text style. It may be the font is missing from the window system. Look under fonts in the control panel and expand the Arial font, if you don’t see “Arial Narrow”, then it needs to be added to the system. The same thing can be found under the windows font in the C drive. C:\Window...
Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
2168 Hits
autodesk reseller sept16v2
bottom logo

In order to provide you with the best online experience this website uses cookies.