8 years of working in subcontract drawing offices has provided me with in-depth industry experience of using Advance Steel in the steelwork and architectural metalwork sectors. Now as part of the Graitec Structures team I am focused on sharing this knowledge with customers, as well as looking at how other Graitec and Autodesk products can be implemented into your workflow to make you even more productive.
Rob Merriman

Modelling Existing Steel In Advance Steel

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Not all jobs are brand-new portal frames sitting on a slab, sometimes we need to detail steelwork that connects into existing steelwork. We still want to take advantage of the checking tools inside of...
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PowerPack for Advance Steel 2020.1 Update - Export to STEP and IGES Formats

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The Advance Steel 2020.1 Powerpack update has now been published. The main update is that the “Export part to ACIS” and “Export model to ACIS” functions have been expanded to allow you to export to IG...
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Checking Your Advance Steel Model

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My woodwork teacher had a saying that has stuck with me since school - “measure twice, cut once”. Whenever I’m attempting a DIY project I always remember this saying, and I have one for Advance Steel ...
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What's New in the Graitec PowerPack for Advance Steel 2020

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The Graitec Powerpack 2020 for Advance Steel has been released today, the Powerpack is Graitec’s extension to Advance Steel which gives users more modelling tools, connections, templates, sections and...
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Are You Backing Up Your Advance Steel Data?

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These days data is king, and it needs to be accessible from anywhere, at any time. As such, companies have systems in place to make sure that their data is backed up properly and securely. From a stee...
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Introducing The R2 Version Of Graitec PowerPack for Advance Steel 2019

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The week we have released the R2 version of the Graitec PowerPack for Advance Steel 2019 . In this release we have added extra data to the already powerful tools and data that the Graitec Powerpack pr...
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Advance Steel NC Behaviour - What Is The Difference Between Assembly And Single Part Numbers?

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We regularly get Advance Steel support cases regarding NC and DXF files where the files don’t match the numbers on the material list. This is a setting that is controlled within every model, not throu...
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Advance Steel Tip - Quantities In NC Files

Advance Steel Tip - Quantities In NC Files
We have recently received a couple of support calls asking if it is possible to run NC files with quantities based on selected objects not quantities for the whole model in Advance Steel . T...
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Why Advance Steel Users Should Be Using Copy With Adjustment

Why Advance Steel Users Should Be Using Copy With Adjustment
A lot of the models we create in Advance Steel have objects that are replicated throughout, but the positioning or angles may be different. For example, a model containing a stair with 20 flights migh...
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A Christmassy use for Advance Steel Plate Commands and Functions

A Christmassy use for Advance Steel Plate Commands and Functions
With Christmas just around the corner, what better way to kick off the festivities and get everyone in the festive spirit than by showing how the Autodesk Advance Steel plate commands can be used to c...
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