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Autodesk Advance Steel
John Bennett

Advance Steel 2017 on AutoCAD 2017 - Windows 10 missing Arial Narrow font

If you open a prototype on a Windows 10 machine and notice that the text is messed up, check the font type under the text style. It may be the font is missing from the Window system. Look under Fonts in the Control Panel and expand the Arial font. If...
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John Bennett

Amend Advance Steel Precision in BOM on Drawing Templates

Precision / accuracy of BOM lists: All material sizes are shown to 2 decimal points. This is much more accurate than needed, and so just takes up unnecessary space on the list. For the BOM on drawings , it comes from the template that is used to crea...
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Sophia Li

Setting up Separate Profiles for Advance Steel and AutoCAD

Setting up Separate Profiles for Advance Steel and AutoCAD
If you use both Advance Steel and vanilla AutoCAD (or any other AutoCAD-based vertical), you may have run into an issue where AutoCAD looks towards the Advance Steel template location after being in Advance Steel. Even when you re-path to the AutoCAD...
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John Bennett

How to control your Stair Grating defaults in Advance Steel

How to control your Stair Grating defaults in Advance Steel
Autodesk Advance Steel contains features which support the design of a range of complex stair structures. However, getting to grips with all of these features can prove tricky for new users. This is where our expert video guide to Stair Grating Defau...
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John Bennett

Analyze your Advance Steel models with A360 Viewer

Analyze your Advance Steel models with A360 Viewer
A360 is the best way to manage and share your Autodesk software. It is a cloud system that enables your company to store projects centrally, so that the whole team can access and update them. You can get involved by creating your free account now . O...
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Grant Dott

Autodesk Advance Steel Workflows for BIM 360

Autodesk Advance Steel Workflows for BIM 360
Bringing Autodesk Advance Steel into a BIM 360 workflow is very achievable but like many collaboration challenges, the secret sauce is in the process and understanding the process makes the challenge a lot more palatable. If you have ever purchased a...
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Jonathan Hand

Advance Steel 2016 – Changing Default Labels

Advance Steel 2016 – Changing Default Labels
On fabrication drawings you may be required to add labels to annotate the fabrication drawings where more information is required. In this example we show how you can define a new label strategy, so when labels are added to the main part they will sh...
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Nial Ball

Advance Steel 2016 – Add Railing to Channel

Advance Steel 2016 – Add Railing to Channel
When using Advance Steel 2016 there are many possibilities for adding different types of railing to the model. In this short video we show you how to add railing to the face of a channel section by using a combination of automated macros and man...
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Jonathan Hand

Advance Steel 2016 – Hiding Detail Frames on Exploded Drawings

Advance Steel 2016 – Hiding Detail Frames on Exploded Drawings
When the 'add to explode' option is used in the Document Manager it creates an exploded version of the fabrication drawing. One of the key requests we get on support is to remove the green detail frames from these drawings. There is a default in Mana...
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Jonathan Hand

Advance Steel 2016 – Remove Transparency from Template

Advance Steel 2016 – Remove Transparency from Template
Have you noticed that in your model the beams, plates & fixings take on a transparent appearance? Are you like me and not 100% convinced by this and wish you could change this back to the way it used to be in previous versions? Well the good news...
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