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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 use the Section Calculator tool in Graitec Advance Design

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In some specific projects, users encounter members with irregular sections and non-standard shapes. It is necessary to verify the behaviour of these sections under different load types to assure the stability and failure of the structure. A section calculator tool is handy and useful to evaluate the cross-section properties. Graitec Advance Design has the corresponding tool which is called section...
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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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Mohamed Attibbi

Super elements and continuous slabs in Graitec Advance Design 2022

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Super element is a compound object created by combining several linear members for design purpose. Among many advantages, the use of a continuous member can be helpful at some locations to obtain better design and detailing of the structure. In fact, continuous members over several spans with same section would increase the design capacity which will result in more economic design and less materia...
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Eric Bernier

Tools to test the effect of winds on our building models

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What tools are available for the effect of winds on our models? Or how to choose your CFD software? Hi all, Several architecture firms today, having adopted Revit or BIM software a long time ago or very recently, would like to go further in the use of their models. Indeed, with a well-constructed model, we can go and draw information; on 4D and see the effect of time on our model, on 5D and better...
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Mohamed Attibbi

Efficiently generate rebar reinforcement in slabs with openings using Advance Design and PowerPack for Autodesk Revit

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Slab design and analysis can be a complicated task for designers and engineers, specially if the slab needs to have openings and cuts so they need to use simplified methods to address these kinds of projects. Nevertheless, the more complicated the models the less effective are these methods, especially for the slabs with large opening or cuts. Clause 13.10.10 of A23.3-19 provides instructions to d...
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Eric Bernier

Autodesk Tandem: a Digital Twin to Your Construction Project

Yesterday, July 13, 2021, was the launch of a product that may have gone under the radar: Autodesk Tandem. Autodesk Tandem is a “digital twin” construction platform and bridge for building owners and managers that was in Beta until yesterday. Personally, I was surprised at the speed of execution and filtering of items. With a click of the mouse, the software separates the elements visually by leve...
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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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Mohamed Attibbi

Slab concrete design using Strip method in Graitec Advance Design 2022

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Strip method is a lower bound approach used to determine the moment field that fulfils equilibrium requirements, which leads to adequate and sufficient plastic behavior of the slab. Therefore, it became a practical design method that deliver the needed reinforcement in an economic way and simple to use even for complicated shapes. Discovered by Swedish scientist Hillervborg in 1956, the theory was...
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