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Autodesk Advance Steel

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 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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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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