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Tommy Moussis

Code Checking Steel Connections with Revit

Code Checking Steel Connections with Revit
Since the 2017 release, Autodesk Revit users have the ability to create structural steel connections by loading family driven parametric templates to their projects. This not only facilitates the conceptual design process but now allows the Revit model to be an accurate and complete submittal for your structural steel projects.  With the added ability to import, export and synchronise the ste...
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Janet Black

How to change the location and the position of scribe lines on DXF and NC files in Autodesk Advance Steel 2020

Advance Steel Management Tool Scribe
With a few easy changes done to the Management Tools in Autodesk Advance Steel 2020, scribe and markings can easily be sized, located on a chosen face of the element and placed according to your desire! ISSUE: The scribe for the beams are in the web. They need to be on the top flange left end. There is no scribe on the beams with the sub part number. The main beam should be the main assembly numbe...
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Janet Black

How to detail a cambered beam in Autodesk Advance Steel 2020

Cambered beam Advance Steel
Issue You have cambered beams in your structure and need to display the cambered points on a drawing. With just a minor tweak to the beam element and the preferred Drawing Style, this can be easily achieved. Solution The cambered properties must first be defined. In the figure below, beam [1] is created and camber properties applied from the Camber properties panel. Additionally, a Model Role , Ca...
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Janet Black

Exploring the Helicoidal Polyline tool in the Graitec PowerPack for Autodesk Advance Steel

Graitec PowerPack Advance Steel Objects Panel Helicoidal Polyline
This tool allows you to create a 3D helix This tool can assist in creating helical stair stringers set-out lines or the direct creation of helical stair stringers from catalog sections. The Helicoidal polyline tool is located on the GRAITEC PowerPack tab Objects panel. Expand the flyout on the Objects panel to invoke the Sprial poly beam. Follow the workflow below to produce the Helicoidal polylin...
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Olivier Gervais

Working from home with Autodesk Advance Steel

These past days, everyone is talking about it. It is taking unprecedent proportions, employers fear it! COVID-19 pandemic announcements have a real impact on businesses. Rest assured, there are solutions for your business and they cost much less than stopping all activities. Here are some recommendations for Autodesk Advance Steel workplaces. Autodesk products usually work well on Remote Desktop (...
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Gary Edwards

BIM Compliant Document Management for Architects and Engineers

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No matter if you already have a good basic understanding of the current suite of 1192 documents and ISO 19650, or you are just starting to investigate the standard, you will probably have some outstanding questions around defining the most cost-effective way forward that not only ensures you implement robust BIM compliant ISO 19650 data management standards within your business, but also gives you...
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Janet Black

Adding an image to the HYPERSTEELPAGEHEADER in Autodesk Advance Steel 2020

Advance Steel HYPERSTEEL PAGEHEADER copy Paste
If the image is attached as an Xref or an attachment, the image must always be in the folder location. To prevent this restriction and to have the image implanted into the HYPERSTEELPAGEHEADER use to copy & paste option . 1. Open the image in paint, use the Ctrl+A , to select just the image. It will be highlighted around edges. 2. Use Ctrl+C . Go back to the HYPERSTEEPAGEHEADER and, type ...
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Doug Morton

Learn all about the Structures and Buildings tool in the Graitec PowerPack for Autodesk Advance Steel

Graitec PowerPack Advance Steel Structures Buildings
Optimize your work by defining and saving commonly used structures. With the Graitec PowerPack for Autodesk Advance Steel an entire structure can be defined and saved for reuse from project to project, eliminating the need to restart common structures each and every time. This tool utilizes an easy to use but in-depth rule-based system to generate many different types of structures. These structur...
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Janet Black

How to export a 3D PDF of a model structure using the Graitec PowerPack for Autodesk Advance Steel

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Time and time again I am asked, is it possible to create a 3D Pdf of a model structure while using Advance Steel. Well the Graitec PowerPack2020 for Advance Steel 3D Pdf Export will allow just that! The 3D Pdf Export tool is located on the Tools category of the Graitec PowerPack tab. This tool allows you to create a 3d Pdf file where your client can explore, pan, rotate, and view it in different v...
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Janet Black

How to add a 3/8” Bolt Diameter to the A325 Bolt Type in Autodesk Advance Steel 2020

A325 Type Bolt Advance Steel Type 1
ISSUE When using a Type 1 Tread type in Autodesk Advance Steel 2020 , you notice the 3/8” bolt diameter does not exist for the A325 bolt type. The 3/8” bolts will not be there by default because it is a mechanical bolt. SOLUTION 1. Open the Advance Steel Management Tools and go the Preferred Sizes category. 2. Add the 3/8” bolt from the Available Classes to the Preferred classes. 3. Select the App...
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