Autodesk Advance Steel 2015 Released


Since the announcement back in October 2013 that Autodesk acquired key technologies from Graitec, including Advance Steel they have introduced a variety of new and enhanced features for its 2015 release.

Advance Steel now enhances Autodesk’s current offerings for structural engineering, and expands its portfolio of technology for Building Information Modelling (BIM) for structural steel and concrete detailing.

Autodesk Advance Steel detailing software is built on the AutoCAD platform. This allows those that are familiar with the AutoCAD layout a sense of recognition of the basic functionality.

Advance Steel delivers 3D modelling tools to help accelerate more accurate detailing of structural elements, steel connections and plates for structural steel detailers, fabricators, engineers and contractors.

Compared to previous editions, this latest version has an extensive library of intelligent, parametric structural elements, steel connections, and plates that can be utilised by the user.

Advance-Steel-Concrete-Footings The user can also model their own custom elements and connections with intuitive tools that come with the software. Advance Steel helps speed up the fabrication and construction time by automatically generating shop and general arrangement drawings, creating bills of material (BOMs), and producing DSTV NC files directly from your designs.

Advanced Steel’s interoperability with Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Navisworks and other BIM solutions, provides a way to connect BIM-based design and construction through fabrication.

The tools in Advance Steel are designed for fast and efficient modelling, enabling you to create an accurate BIM model allowing the software to subsequently generate all project documents (drawings, lists, NC files) from the model.

Advance Steel provides the user with a large collection of structural elements an d design functions such as:

  • Generic industry components including frames, bracings and concrete footings.
  • Common profiles and sections
  • Various roof systems
  • Miscellaneous steelwork such as stairs, railings, ladders, etc
  • Complex folded plates (e.g. conical or twisted)
  • Welded, tapered and curved beams
  • Powerful plate manipulation tools

Within the 2015 version, Autodesk have added a number of new features, including:

  • Enhanced user interface
  • Flexible model view tools
  • Global settings management
  • Documentation improvements
  • Easier fabrication
  • Improved interoperability

To find out more about Advance Steel take a look at our product page or if you are interested in training then we have specifically designed courses to help you understand Advance Steel from basic training to selected advanced modules.

If you are looking to purchase Advance Steel then our sister company Graitec UK will be more than happy to help you just call on 0844 543 8888.

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