How to create a custom template in Autodesk Advance Steel

Open a new Imperial or Metric drawing file. For this example, Imperial units are used.

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From the Home tab, Extended Modeling panel select the Advance Steel Tool Palette.
From the SelectionHow to create a custom Template in Autodesk Advance Steel pic3 category, select the second icon in the first row which is theHow to create a custom Template in Autodesk Advance Steel pic5

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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 column by hovering over the heading, right-clicking then chose Insert or remove a column.
When choosing Insert column, you will see five options.
How to create a custom Template in Autodesk Advance Steel pic6Select the flyout arrow adjacent for further criteria you want listed regarding the structure.

The most used criteria are located on the Properties, Naming and Drawing options.
If you do not like the location of the inserted column, you can use the remove column option. Place the curser between headings and choose preferred criteria. See an example below.

Sort by single part settings
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Sort by main part settings
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Sort by preliminary part settings
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Saving the settings as a template
When finished you can save the settings as a template. NEVER change ASTemplate.dwt. Models started form any other file that cannot be traced back to the official template can cause inexplicable problems and crashes. Open ASTemplate.dwt and immediately Save As to a new name in the same location for example, “ASTemplate - Model Browser.dwt” for Graitec.

To save the browser settings as a template
1. Select the application iconHow to create a custom Template in Autodesk Advance Steel pic10 then the Save As option and navigate to the correct location.

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2. Select the DWT Drawing Template.

3. Change the file name. For this example, it is named ASTemplate - Model Browser.

4. Select the File of type flyout a choose AutoCAD Drawing Template(*dwt).How to create a custom Template in Autodesk Advance Steel pic12 Copie

5. Select the Save button.  The Template Options Descriptions window will be displayed.

6. You can type in a description and confirm the measurement as English.

7. Select OK.

Next, you can use the customized template.                                           

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Using the new template

1. Select the Application button then New >Drawing or the New icon to the right of the Application Icon.

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2. Select the ASTemplate-Model Browser template from the name window.

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3. Select Open.

4. From the Home tab, Extended Modelling panel, select the Advance Steel Tool Palette button.

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5. From the Selection category, select the Model Browser to confirm the settings were saved with the newly created drawing template.

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Watch the video to see how it’s done!

 

For additional information, Graitec customers may contact their local support teams.

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