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Jonathan Hand

Advance Steel 2017 - New Feature Overview

Advance Steel 2017 - New Feature Overview
What’s New in Autodesk® Advance Steel 2017 It’s that time of the year again when Autodesk release their range of updated software products and in the structural detailing world we have the eagerly ant...
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Advance Steel 2016 – Add Custom Logo to BOM

Advance Steel 2016 – Add Custom Logo to BOM
A common theme from our helpdesk on Advance Steel is how to add your own company logo to the Bill of Material reports so we have decided to do a quick video tutorial on how to do this. It’s a simple c...
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AutoCAD 2017 – Import PDF

AutoCAD 2017 – Import PDF
One of the best new features in AutoCAD 2017 is the PDF import option. PDFs have been added to the Import File formats which you can find in the Insert Ribbon tab. With the new feature you can Import ...
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Advance Steel 2016 – Add a new model role

Advance Steel 2016 – Add a new model role
In Advance Steel, the "model role" defines how members are used and influences many different settings. One example is that the part mark prefixes are assigned according to model roles. The most impor...
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Advance Steel 2016 – Changing Default Labels

Advance Steel 2016 – Changing Default Labels
On fabrication drawings you may be required to add labels to annotate the fabrication drawings where more information is required. In this example we show how you can define a new label strategy, so w...
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Advance Steel 2016 – FAQ How do I define the I-section used by default when creating a beam?

Advance Steel 2016 – FAQ How do I define the I-section used by default when creating a beam?
When adding beam sections to Advance Steel it's possible to set up the system so that your preferred section sizes can be placed by default. By configuring the Management tools you can set the section...
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Advance Steel 2016 – Hiding Detail Frames on Exploded Drawings

Advance Steel 2016 – Hiding Detail Frames on Exploded Drawings
When the 'add to explode' option is used in the Document Manager it creates an exploded version of the fabrication drawing. One of the key requests we get on support is to remove the green detail fram...
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Autodesk Fabrication CADmep to Showcase workflow

Autodesk Fabrication CADmep to Showcase workflow
Becoming more and more popular in the fabrication world is the need to produce rendered images of the model for clarification, review and coordination. Whilst the rendering engine within Fabrication C...
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Advance Steel 2016 – Remove Transparency from Template

Advance Steel 2016 – Remove Transparency from Template
Have you noticed that in your model the beams, plates & fixings take on a transparent appearance? Are you like me and not 100% convinced by this and wish you could change this back to the way it u...
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Advance Steel 2016 – Adding Rollover Tooltips

Advance Steel 2016 – Adding Rollover Tooltips
A feature introduced in Advance Steel 2015 was the ability for AutoCAD to show Advance Steel properties in the rollover tooltips. When you hover the cursor over an Advance Steel object you can see cus...
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