John Bennett

AU2018 Las Vegas - Achieving Automated Arrangement Drawing Outputs from Advance Steel

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This year, I had the opportunity to present at Autodesk University in Las Vegas, this was a great privilege and honour to be selected. My class this year focused on achieving automated arrangement dra...
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John Bennett

Advance Steel Cold Rolled Modelling and Detailing

Advance Steel Cold Rolled Modelling and Detailing
For the UK market Cold rolled is essential for the creation of any Steel Framed solution, integrating with the primary hot rolled Steel frame. This proves a challenge to any Steelwork Detailer to incl...
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John Bennett

Revit to Advance Steel Collaboration Via SMLX

Revit to Advance Steel Collaboration Via SMLX
This year I had the opportunity to present at AU2018 (Autodesk University) in London, my class was about the workflow between Revit and Advance Steel for the transfer of structural steel and steel con...
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John Bennett

Autodesk Revit 2019 – What’s New Structural Engineering and Fabrication

Autodesk Revit 2019 – What’s New Structural Engineering and Fabrication
The release of Autodesk Revit 2019 gives users their first taste of being able to generate custom bespoke connections within this software. These connections are heavily customisable with the tools to...
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John Bennett

How to create Studding for Advance Steel Beams

How to create Studding for Advance Steel Beams
We have all seen this request many times, for a very basic Advance Steel beam arrangement used for door lintels, wall supports or timber flitch type beams. This is several sections bolted together wit...
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John Bennett

Advance Steel - Create Parapet Post With Cold Rolled Detailing

Advance Steel - Create Parapet Post With Cold Rolled Detailing
The question came up other day over how to create a parapet post within a cold rolled detailing. This lead to some thought about how to firstly achieve this as a manual detail, then can we bring any a...
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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 se...
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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 versi...
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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 St...
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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
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 jus...
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