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Rob Merriman

What's New in Advance Steel 2022

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Advance Steel 2022 has now been released! You can download the version from your Autodesk account at manage.autodesk.com or from your Autodesk desktop app. This blog will run through what’s new in Adv...
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Aleck Giles

Advance Steel – Managing Lots / Phases in NC Files

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When people divide their structures into Lots or Phases they often wish to issue the NC files for manufacture in corresponding lots and phases. However, how can you tell which lot or phase each NC fil...
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Adriana Gherlan

PowerPack for Advance Steel Stair Macros - Understanding the Philosophy

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The Stair macros available with PowerPack for Advance Steel are powerful tools for anyone who wants to create stairs, but they are not magic. To get the best from these macros it’s important to unders...
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Aleck Giles

Autodesk Advance Steel – Captive Nuts

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Certain industries and structure types seem to use a lot of Captive Nuts in their structures. Whether these are inside RHS or on the back of thin sheet metal or in other hard to reach areas they all n...
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Rob Merriman

Creating a Snowman in Autodesk Advance Steel

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For this year’s Christmas blog, I have decided to create a snowman using the tools available in Advance Steel and once complete transfer the model to Revit. For the snowman the body and head were crea...
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Aleck Giles

Level Symbols in Autodesk Advance Steel

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It is often desirable to put a Level Symbol in a General Arrangement drawing to indicate the height of a point above sea level or similar. This can be useful for planning purposes and such like. Howev...
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Rob Merriman

PowerPack for Advance Steel 2021.1 Update - What's New and Improved?

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The Advance Steel 2021.1 Powerpack update has now been published. This blog will run through what’s new and improved for the Graitec Advance Steel 2021.1 PowerPack. Threaded rod connection – Extra spe...
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Rob Merriman

Missing Lines on my Advance Steel 3D View

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This is a common question we get asked on technical support or see on the Advance Steel forum, you have run a 3D view on your model and when you open the drawing there are some lines missing from the ...
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Aleck Giles

Graitec Advance Steel Model Competition 2020

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As part of the Graitec UK Advance Steel User Day held online on 2 & 9 September 2020 we decided to run a Model Competition. Customers were invited to submit up to 5 models per company. Graitec sta...
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Rob Merriman

Graitec Advance Steel User Group 2020

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We have just completed the Graitec Advance Steel User Group for our UK customers. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic we couldn’t run them as physical events as we did last year in Newbury and Sheffield....
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