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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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Mohamed Attibbi

Advance Design buckling verification

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The concept of effective length is widely used by practising engineers and represents an important step in the design process of members under compressive forces, therefore a state of art method has been established. One of these practical procedures to define the buckling length factor is the alignment chart method. Most engineers use this method in lieu of an actual stability analysis in the int...
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Janet Black

How to change the FL to FB in Autodesk Advance Steel

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QuestionWhen creating a flat Bar, the Standard name on the Section size is prefixed by FL. Is there a way to change the FL to FB?Answer.The changes are made from the Advance Steel Management Tools, Table Editor. Open installed Databases.Expand the AstorProfiles flyout arrow adjacent to the text. Scroll to the EXT_AISC_Flat. Use the Find and Replace toolset.When completed Load Settings in Advance. ...
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Janet Black

Image size exceeds the storage capacity warning in Autodesk Advance Steel

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ISSUEWhile creating an external BOM you want to insert and save a Company image logo, however, when you are prompted to save by selecting yes. You get a warning that you cannot save the file size because it's size exceeds the storage capacity. FIXFor example, the dimension of the image below is 1000x1000 at a size of 3.67 MBIf I try and insert this in the External BOM, I will most likely receive a...
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Janet Black

How to register missing drawings from the DOCUMENT MANAGER in Autodesk Advance Steel

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ISSUE:The Assembly drawing of A604 was in the file path folder Details of the reflective project. However, it is not visible in the Document manager of the structure. RESOLUTION:Delete the.UPD file of A604 assembly drawing from the server location. Now that the link is broken you will have to cancel the document from the drawing and register it back. I went back to the model structure and “Cancell...
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Janet Black

Creating a User Pan tread for the stair macro in Autodesk Advance Steel

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Your company or client has a specific need for custom stair pan tread? With Advance Steel, you can easily create a Custom user pan tread.User sections are created in two steps:1. First, create the section within the frame and add the text for the section class and then the section name in a new drawing template, making sure each element is drawn on the appropriate layer.        ...
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Janet Black

How to change HILTI HY-150 to HILTI HY-200 in Autodesk Advance Steel

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1. Open the Advance Steel Management Tools and select the Anchor category. 2. Select the Anchor heading and expand the flyout arrow adjacent to the text.         3. Scroll to the HILTI HY 150 HAS Super, make a copy by right clicking and selecting Duplicate. 4. From the Parameters tab, rename it to HILTY HY 200 HAS Super then hit the Apply button.5. Hit the Apply in the lower ri...
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