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Aleck Giles

Advance Steel – Make the most of your Base Plates on Foundation Plans

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One of the first drawings that is often needed from any structure you model in Advance Steel is likely a foundation layout showing the positions of base plates relative to the grid. The suggested draw...
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Losing Weight With Advance Steel

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Having used Advance Steel to model your structure in 3D you would expect to be able to find the weights of things. You certainly can, but there are a number of details to consider if you want to get a...
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How To Use 2D Drawings As Underlays In Advance Steel

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When modelling in Advance Steel it is often nice to be able to use an architect’s layout or similar as a reference to model to. Similarly, it might be nice to show on your arrangement drawings that th...
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How To Spot Changes Easily With DWG Compare In Advance Steel

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Changes to our Advance Steel models are a constant factor in life. However, it is not always easy to keep track of all the differences. Perhaps your architect has sent you a new layout to work from af...
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A Guide To Advance Steel Custom Model Templates

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There are certain tasks or operations that need to be done in pretty much every Advance Steel project. You can save time by having the required elements already existing in your model rather than sett...
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How To Use Advance Steel Project Specific Prototypes

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Many Advance Steel users work for sub-contract detailers who have many clients with different logos or entirely different drawing frames. It is nice and sometimes necessary that drawings are provided ...
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Optimise Graphics Performance In Advance Steel To Navigate Large Models Effectively

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One of the perceived weaknesses of Advance Steel is how it handles large models. While there is always room for improvement, there are things a user can do to make things work much more effectively. M...
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Advance Steel - Save 40%+ On Drawing Production Time

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“After engaging Graitec to create a customised template to meet our Drawing Style, we are now able to produce our product, from 3D Generation to a Full Set of Working Drawings at least 40% quicker tha...
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A Guide To Advance Steel Clipping

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Many people seem to get confused by the clipping settings in Advance Steel so I thought I would have a go at explaining things. Above is a simple view generated by the camera shown in the image below....
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A Guide To Advance Steel Cladding

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There is a handy set of tools in Advance Steel for placing cladding sheets in your model. Although the commands are named as cladding these can in fact place any sequence of corrugated sheeting includ...
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