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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

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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Ian Robinson

What Have We Been Doing at Graitec? Events, Webinars, Training & More!

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Lots. It’s been really busy over the past 4 or 5 months. On top of our day job, we have been supporting our customers moving from the office to working from home, we’ve been creating new online traini...
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Aleck Giles

Advance Steel - Setting a Default Library Entry for Joints

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Would you like to control the default configuration for an Advance Steel joint? Read on for how to do so. In Advance Steel, whenever you place a joint from the Connection Vault the system looks in the...
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Aleck Giles

Advance Steel – Make the most of your Base Plates on Foundation Plans

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One of the first drawings that is often needed from any structure you model in Advance Steel is likely a foundation layout showing the positions of base plates relative to the grid. The suggested draw...
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Rob Merriman

Working From Home With Advance Steel

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I hope everyone is keeping safe out there, it’s a worrying time for everyone, we at Graitec are all working from home, so we are here to help as we are normally. From an Advance Steel perspective ther...
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