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Janet Black

How to import a Drawing Style from another country in Advance Steel 2019

How to Import a Drawing Style from another country
How to import a Drawing Style from another country in Advance Steel 2019 Issue You would like to detail a cambered beam; however, the cambered beam Drawing Style does not exist in your install. Advance Steel offers you the flexibility to seamlessly export a drawing Style from another country that has the preferred style you need and implement it to your drawing styles. Fix To have access to other ...
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Janet Black

How to exclude certain counters when numbering in Advance Steel 2019

How to exclude misread counters while numbering in Advance Steel 2019
Sometimes, when numbering in Advance Steel, counters can be misread as numbers, for example: I, o, x, in lower case, and E, I, L, O, S in upper case and depending on the font you are using. Advance Steel has the capability through customization to overlook these letters which can be misconstrued when numbering! Read More  
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Janet Black

How to add an image to the HYPERSTEELPAGEHEADER in Advance Steel 2019

How to imbed an image in the HYPERSTEELPAGEHEADER using Pastespec command Cover

Tired of seeing the file location of an image in your Title block?

If the image is attached as an X-ref or an attachment, the image must always be in the folder location. If the image is moved or lost, you will receive a file location text replacing the image.

To prevent this restriction and to have the image imbedded into the HYPERSTEELPAGEHEADER permanently, open the preferred image in Paint and use the copy and paste option together with the Pastespec command.

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Janet Black

How to Change the Direction of a Beam on a Drawing Sheet

I recently received a question asking if it was possible to change the direction of a beam on a drawing sheet. Unfortunately, it is not possible to change the start point when creating a beam, however you can change the direction of how the beam will display on a drawing sheet.

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Janet Black

How to retain drawings from a similar project in Advance Steel 2019

HOW TO RETAIN DRAWINGS FROM A SIMILAR PROJECT IN ADVANCE STEEL 2019 cover photo

Issue
You are working on a project and created drawings. As the next project is similar you want to retain the drawings when you rename the project with a different name.

As in the past, you select the Copy all project documents during “Save as” in the Advance Steel Management Tools. Load setting in Advance and Update defaults back in the model structure.

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Janet Black

HOW TO CREATE A US THREADED ROD IN ADVANCE STEEL 2019

HOW TO CREATE A US THREADED ROD IN ADVANCE STEEL 2019 youtube

 

To create a threaded rod in Advance Steel 2019 and preferred diameters, do the following:

Note: make sure your unit selection is set accordingly. 

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Janet Black

How to add Roof Bracings using the Graitec PowerPack for Advance Steel 2019

Adding Roof Bracings using the Graitec PowerPack 2019 for Advance Steel 2019 youtube
  Graitec PowerPack 2019 for Advance Steel 2019 allows the user to create horizontal bracings on the building roof. The bracing types available are: X bracings, diagonal bracing and V bracings. Using the advanced copy options, they can all be modified simultaneously. Roof bracings will be applied to Portals 1-2 and Portals 3-4 on the Left side first, then the Right side. The right and left si...
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Janet Black

How to add Side Bracings using Graitec PowerPack 2019

How to add Side Bracings using Graitec PowerPack 2019
Graitec PowerPack 2019 for Advance Steel 2019 allows the user to create vertical bracings on any side of the building in the selected span. The bracing types available are: X bracings, diagonal bracings, V bracings and inserted bracings. Using the advanced copy options, they can all be modified simultaneously. Continue reading    
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Janet Black

How to create a Helical poly beam in Advance Steel

Advance Steel 2019 How to Create a Helicoidal Poly Beam with 2019 Graitec PowerPack for Advance Steel 2019
I have been asked multiple times on how to use the Spiral and Helical tools in the 2019 Graitec PowerPack for Advance Steel 2019.  The Helicoidal poly beam tool allows you to create a 3D helix and is located on the Graitec PowerPack Ribbon, Objects panel. Follow the procedure to create the poly beam seen in the figure below. Select the center/start point: 0,0,0 and hit the Enter key. Enter th...
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Janet Black

Advance Steel 2019- Advance Copy, a fantastic time saver!

How and when to use Advance Copy in Advance Steel 2019 Cover
DILEMMA You have just created a Cellular beam structure with all the elements and connections, rather than  r epeat the process, Advance Steel   offers a fantastic time saving tool called Advance copy. The Advance copy tool is located on the Tools category of the Advance Steel Tool Palette. SOLUTION Select the Advance copy ion, make sure "Include additional connections" is selected and p...
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