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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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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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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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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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Janet Black

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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