Janet has almost 4 years’ experience as a member of the Graitec Technical Support team working with Autodesk Advance Steel. She studied Industrial design as well as Commercial and Architectural Drafting and Design.

She has advanced experience in 3D modeling, rendering, as well as walk through animation. She provides basic online / onsite training and one-on-one meeting to customers in the US and Canada.

Janet instinctively thinks outside of the box- the Jane of all trades. She is a good source of “Tips & Tricks” and “How-to” knowledge. Therefore, she is the master of training guides, FAQs, technical documentation and high quality instructional videos.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Download Advance Steel Extension for Revit 2021 and Update Autodesk Desktop App

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Before downloading Advance Steel Extention for Revit 2021, you must first download and install Revit 2021 on your computer. Download it from your Autodesk account. You can then download the Advance Steel Extension for Revit, as it is not included in the out of box install. Download Advance Steel Extension for Revit installer You can download the Advance Steel Extension for Revit installe...
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Creating a standard part template of an element in Autodesk Advance Steel

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You can assign a specific part mark to an element that numbering will not overwrite. Easily create specific part marks to elements in the same family that has different sizes! 1. Open the model and copy the element from the project into a new DWG file. For this example, we will copy the shear plate. The UCS orientation should correspond in each .dwg file.2. In the new drawing file, double cli...
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How to add gauges to Autodesk Advance Steel management tools

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You Can Add Gauges to plate thickness in the Advance Steel Databases. Follow the steps below to add an 11ga! Open your Advance Steel Management toolsSelect the Defaults category then put a check in the Use filter box and type mapping.Select the Plate category and then the GeneralChange the values for the plates priorities and rule for the plates as shown in the figure below. Mapping plates, priori...
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