How to export a 3D PDF of a model structure using the Graitec PowerPack for Autodesk Advance Steel

Time and time again I am asked, is it possible to create a 3D Pdf of a model structure while using Advance Steel.

Well the Graitec PowerPack2020 for Advance Steel 3D Pdf Export will allow just that!

The 3D Pdf Export tool is located on the Tools category of the Graitec PowerPack tab.

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This tool allows you to create a 3d Pdf file where your client can explore, pan, rotate, and view it in different visual styles among other things.

1. Select the PDF icon

The Export 3D PDF properties dialog box will be displayed where you have options to select elements to export as well as x-refs and paper size or layout before or after you save the PDF to the desired location.

Power Pack Advance Steel Export PDF

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After selecting the preferred objects and paper settings, simply select the three ellipses to the right of the File location and save it to a desired folder and hit the Save button. Again, you can select the options at this point if you prefer.

Select Ok when done.

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The GRAITEC PowerPack Exporting tool starts and will save the file to the chosen location

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You can Navigate through Windows Explorer and open the file with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Power Pack Advance Steel Export PDF Adobe

Expand the Options fly out and select the option “Trust this document always” After selecting the red question mark to the far left, elements are displayed in the view window.

Power Pack Advance Steel Export PDF trust document


Right clicking in the view window gives you access to additional options to navigate and view the elements in different visual styles.

Power Pack Advance Steel Export PDF views

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