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Janet Black

How to download, install, and activate the 2019 Graitec PowerPack for Advance Steel 2019

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GRAITEC releases Advance PowerPack 2019 for Autodesk® for Advance Steel  with many new tools, utilities and functions, plus updates to existing features. This new version introduces a wealth of localized manuf acturer profiles and more predefined default settings, whilst new tools for creating splines of complex he lical stair stringers e xpands the toolset for high-end stair manufacturers, a...
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Janet Black

How to Migrate Custom Settings From a Previous Release to Advance Steel 2019

How to Migrate Custom Settings From a Previous Release to Advance Steel 2019
You have decided to upgrade to the newer release of Advance Steel and you want to migrate your custom Advance Steel settings and files from a previous release. This is attainable, simply select the Autodesk Desktop APP and sign into your Autodesk account. From the “All products & Services” tab, select the version. Download and install the product. When the installation is complete you will be ...
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Janet Black

How to display Plate values in Imperial rather than metric on internal BOMS in Advance Steel 2018

Advance Steel 2018 Management Tool home Tab
When creating drawings in Imperial the width of the plate is in Metric. To resolve this issue, follow the procedure below   1. Select “Management Tools” button in the upper right corner on the Home tab.   2. Select the Defaults category   3. Use the filter and type plate   4. Change the Plate name to [20,5006,474] from [3,3,1]. Remove the "x%Length after width if you want the l...
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Janet Black

How to place anchors on an angle in Advance Steel 2018


 I recently created a video on how to display the heads on a custom Anchor bolt. One viewer wanted to know how I was able to position the anchor on an angle in the structure.  I have created this video to answer his question. In Advance Steel , you are able to place, locate and position components in your steel structure using various tools. This video will show a step by step on how to ...
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Janet Black

How to add a custom washer size to an Anchor assembly set

Advance Steel Management tool
You have created a custom Anchor however; the washer size is not the size you want. It is possible to create a custom Anchor with the washer diameter you specified. Before you create a bolt/anchor assembly (in the Set tab) you need to first define the washers, to add them to your assembly. While there is a number of predefined washers, you can also create your own customized ones. On the left side...
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Janet Black

Material - How to create and add a new material to the preferred classes in Advance Steel 2017

Advance Steel Management Tools Object Property
The Object Property Editor consists of a set of attributes that can be edited and the location where new attributes can also be added. In the databases, the properties are stored as follows: All properties that come with the Advance Steel installation are stored in the AstorBase.mdb database, in various tables (E.g. Materials are stored in the table named Material ). Open the Object Property Edito...
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Janet Black

How to add a section size to the section type stair macro

Advance Steel 2018 Angle Profile Size
It is easy to add a section size to an already existing section class in Advance Steel 2018. See the example of the workflow below. We will add an angle size L1X1X1/4 to the Tread dimensions 2 Angle profile size .     1. Open the ASMT                                             &...
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Janet Black

Ideal settings to have for the Model Browser in Advance Steel 2018

Advance Steel 2018 Ideal settings to have for the Model Browser
Advance Steel 2018 Ideal browser settings helps you identify if elements in the structure have a model role and numbered etc. If you have created drawings it even lets you locate the drawing number the element is detailed on. You have the option to view, check and efficiently change certain aspects of multiple elements quickly and efficiently by selecting the Edit properties box. Access the Model ...
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How to find out the start point and direction a beam was created in Advance Steel 2018

Advance Steel 2018 Beam creation no symbol
While searching the forum, I found an intriguing question and I thought I would create a short video to address the issue. Here is the dilemma, you are working on many projects simultaneously. While jumping from one project to another, you notice that in some of the drawings, your beam orientation is not as you expected. It would be great if, in the steel structure, you were able to find out the s...
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Janet Black

How to show holes on folded plate on drawings using Advance Steel 2018

Advance Steel 2018 ASMT holes in folded plates
Have you ever created a folded plate using the with or without position adjustment tool then used the holes option from the Objects Tab Switch panel to create holes on various surfaces of the plate? You then create the shop drawings, you realize after drawing creation some of your holes were missing on some of the faces of the folded plate. Annoying to the max, however you can show the holes in th...
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