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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 ...
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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....
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Advance Steel Saw Length

Advance Steel Saw Length
Have you noticed that the length of a beam on the Saw List is sometimes different to the length on other lists? Why is this?   This occurs when a beam has a double cut on one or both ends. During...
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Advance Steel – Visual Styles

Advance Steel – Visual Styles
Do you find it difficult to see what is going on in your Advance Steel models? This could be due to the Visual Styles set up in your file.     When you start an Advance Steel project it is i...
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Advance Steel – Drawing Issue Status and Comment

Advance Steel – Drawing Issue Status and Comment
My last bog post drew attention to the Drawing Issue Status in Advance Steel . On install this is a list of 5 states: Not Set, Revised, Comment, Approved, Rejected. Now with AS2017 you can add your ow...
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Advance Steel – Controlling Drawing Issues

Advance Steel – Controlling Drawing Issues
During any project drawings are constantly issued, updated and reissued. At any given time the latest update could contain drawings with various issues. How can you keep track of which drawings are is...
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Advance Steel Assembly Drawing Sheet Size

Some people say to us that they think the automatic drawings from Advance Steel are too cluttered. Equally many of the same people may always try and use A3 for Assembly drawings often due to availabl...
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Autodesk Release First Advance Steel 2016 Hotfix

Autodesk Release First Advance Steel 2016 Hotfix
To ensure continuing stability and productivity Autodesk has released HotFix 1 for Autodesk Advance Steel 2016 . The hotfix is a high severity release and addresses a number of crash issues as well fu...
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Advance Steel Demonstrations

If you haven't heard, Advance Steel 2015 is Autodesk's 3D modelling software for steel detailing! Developed by Adris' parent company Graitec, we are unique in the UK for providing the training and con...
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