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Janet Black

How to Download, Install, and Activate a Graitec PowerPack Standalone License

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Autodesk customers who subscribe or renew their subscription to Autodesk® Advance Steel, Revit, Inventor or Vault through Graitec can benefit from complimentary access to Graitec Advance PowerPack (standard edition) as part of their subscription contract. Others can purchase any of the Advance PowerPacks directly from GRAITEC. In this "How to" video, I explain step-by-step how to download, in...
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Mohamed Attibbi

Super elements and continuous slabs in Graitec Advance Design 2022

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Super element is a compound object created by combining several linear members for design purpose. Among many advantages, the use of a continuous member can be helpful at some locations to obtain better design and detailing of the structure. In fact, continuous members over several spans with same section would increase the design capacity which will result in more economic design and less materia...
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Eric Bernier

Tools to test the effect of winds on our building models

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What tools are available for the effect of winds on our models? Or how to choose your CFD software? Hi all, Several architecture firms today, having adopted Revit or BIM software a long time ago or very recently, would like to go further in the use of their models. Indeed, with a well-constructed model, we can go and draw information; on 4D and see the effect of time on our model, on 5D and better...
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Mohamed Attibbi

Efficiently generate rebar reinforcement in slabs with openings using Advance Design and PowerPack for Autodesk Revit

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Slab design and analysis can be a complicated task for designers and engineers, specially if the slab needs to have openings and cuts so they need to use simplified methods to address these kinds of projects. Nevertheless, the more complicated the models the less effective are these methods, especially for the slabs with large opening or cuts. Clause 13.10.10 of A23.3-19 provides instructions to d...
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Eric Bernier

Autodesk Tandem: a Digital Twin to Your Construction Project

Yesterday, July 13, 2021, was the launch of a product that may have gone under the radar: Autodesk Tandem. Autodesk Tandem is a “digital twin” construction platform and bridge for building owners and managers that was in Beta until yesterday. Personally, I was surprised at the speed of execution and filtering of items. With a click of the mouse, the software separates the elements visually by leve...
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Janet Black

How to create a custom template in Autodesk Advance Steel

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Open a new Imperial or Metric drawing file. For this example, Imperial units are used. From the Home tab, Extended Modeling panel select the Advance Steel Tool Palette. From the Selection category, select the second icon in the first row which is the Model Browser The Sort by single part option will be visible by default.There will only be three columns by default. You can add or remove a col...
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Etienne Lechasseur

Seismic Analysis in Advance Design

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We have different types of seismic analysis in Advance Design. In this short blog, we will show you how to use seismic analysis based on response spectrum method. The method is a linear-dynamic analysis which considers the contribution of each natural mode of vibration to calculate maximum seismic response of a structure based on the defined design spectrum. This method is based on mode shapes and...
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Etienne Lechasseur

Automatic Wind Load Generator in Advance Design Based on NBC Code

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Modelling and defining the values of all climatic loads is a time-consuming process and a source of possible errors. Using the 3d wind and snow generator in Advance Design can increase your productivity by reducing the time spent calculating the loads and provide more accurate results. Several climatic standards are available in Advance Design, including ASCE 7, NBCC, and Eurocode 1 with different...
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Janet Black

How to fix issue of plates showing zero for thickness on Internal BOM Lists in Autodesk Advance Steel

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IssueWhen detailing plates, the plate thickness is listed at 0. You check the Model Browser, and the thickness is also listed at 0. When you select the plate in the structure and go to the properties, you will see that the plate thickness is set correctly at 3/16”. When you create the drawing, the Internal BOM lists the width at 0. SolutionPrecision in the Drawing and Model Structure behaves diffe...
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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 understand the philosophy of how it’s working. This philosophy is based on 4 aspects that you must have in mind before using the macro.Let’s start with the first one. A. The 2D setting out points definedTo ...
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