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Doug Morton

What's new in Advance Steel 2023?

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 Click here to Watch my "What's new in Autodesk Advance Steel 2023" video on YouTube.  Advance Steel 2023 was released in April, and you can download the new version from your Autodesk account or from your Autodesk desktop app. If you don't see it and believe you should have access, contact your license manager. This blog explains what’s new in Advance Steel 2023. You will also...
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Janet Black

Time-saving alternative to scrolling for section sizes in Autodesk Advance Steel

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IssueDo you find you spend too much time scrolling through hundreds of section sizes in Autodesk Advance Steel? SolutionThis article explains step-by-step how you can optimize your time, by making readily available only the few sections you will need, by setting preferred size category at the beginning of any new project. You can also watch the 3-minute video demonstration on YouTube. 1. Open the ...
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Jessica Sheedy

FRAMELAB software to create, coordinate and track critical framing around openings

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FrameLab is a brand-new plugin that resides in the Revit environment and supports Cloud Collaboration on Autodesk Docs. The beauty of FrameLab is that you don't have to be an expert in Revit to use it. It creates typical framing for them into walls. It also comes with tools to create no-fly zones and tolerances around mechanical equipment. So, with a few clicks of the mouse, you add valuable eleme...
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Janet Black

How to add a 3/8 inch diameter to the A307 bolt type in Advance Steel 2022

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When using Autodesk Advance Steel, users have often asked where and how they could implement the 3/8-inch diameter to the A307 bolt type into the Database. I have prepared a PDF file and a video to guide you through the process, step-by-step. Click here to view the PDF file.  Click the image to watch the video on YouTube.  For additional information, Graitec customers may contact their l...
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Mohamed Attibbi

How to use the Section Calculator tool in Graitec Advance Design

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In some specific projects, users encounter members with irregular sections and non-standard shapes. It is necessary to verify the behaviour of these sections under different load types to assure the stability and failure of the structure. A section calculator tool is handy and useful to evaluate the cross-section properties. Graitec Advance Design has the corresponding tool which is called section...
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Mohamed Attibbi

How to Synchronize Autodesk Revit and Advance Steel models with Graitec Advance Design

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The use of BIM link tools and workflows have become essential to everyday work, as they save time on every project, therefore reducing costs. With the entire construction industry striving for increased efficiency, Graitec plays its part by offering several tools to help easily manage models and data by connecting key software solutions in a seamless BIM workflow experience. Autodesk Revit and Adv...
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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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