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Sophia Li

How to reset Advance Steel tool palettes back to default

Have you ever ran into a situation where you held down the right mouse button a bit too long on an Advance Steel tool palette and accidentally clicked on some red x's? Next thing you know, you are missing some tools. Don't panic! You do not need to r...
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Sophia Li

How to change weld symbol to show inches only

To have the weld symbol show inches only (ex. for weld pitch), you will need to set your prototype Length units to Fractional Inch under Project Settings. When you create drawings from that prototype and add weld symbols, you will be able to enter 12...
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Frank Lemus

What's New in Revit 2020

What's New in Revit 2020 Revit 2020 is almost out, and we can all hardly wait. However, Autodesk has already let us get a glimpse of what we will be able to accomplish with this new version of Revit. I invite you to take a look with me at the new Rev...
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Janet Black

Ideal settings to have for the Model Browser in Advance Steel 2018

Ideal settings to have for the Model Browser in Advance Steel 2018
Advance Steel 2018 Ideal browser settings helps you identify if elements in the structure have a model role and numbered etc. If you have created drawings it even lets you locate the drawing number the element is detailed on. You have the option to v...
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Janet Black

How to Show Holes in Folded Plate in Advance Steel

How to Show Holes in Folded Plate in Advance Steel
Have you ever created a folded plate using the with or without position adjustment tool then used the holes option from the Objects Tab Switch panel to create holes on various surfaces of the plate? You then create the shop drawings, you realize afte...
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Michael Baker

Organizing the look of Vault

Organizing the look of Vault
Recently, I presented a short webcast on working with Vault from a daily operations point of view. Many items were reviewed during the webcast. One of those was the ability to apply fitters to the “Main Pane” view of the Vault, providing an easy way ...
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Janet Black

How to Center the Text in the Grid Bubble Using Advance Steel 2018

How to Center the Text in the Grid Bubble Using Advance Steel 2018
I had a client concerned about the placement of the text in the grid bubble. He noticed that the text was not centered as he would have them. You are able to customize and adjust the text in Advance Steel 2018. The grid line text bubble can be modifi...
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Janet Black

How to Use a Customized Prototype Created in Default Location in Advance Steel 2018

How to Use a Customized Prototype Created in Default Location in Advance Steel 2018
Whoa, I’ve opened the Prototypes folder located in C/ProgramData/Autodesk/Advance Steel 2018/USA/shared/Support/Prototypes. I copied an existing prototype and created a custom Prototype (Title block) for my company and saved it in this default locati...
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Janet Black

How to Display the Edit Object Type List Command in Advance Steel 2018

How to Display the Edit Object Type List Command in Advance Steel 2018
In Advance Steel, you can see information about certain elements you hover over depending on certain criteria you select from the Edit Object List. For example: the main and single Part name and number, material, coating, weight, exact weight, sectio...
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Janet Black

How to create a BOM of selected elements using the model browser Queries option in Advance Steel 2018

How to create a BOM of selected elements using the model browser Queries option in Advance Steel 2018
You want to create a BOM based on certain elements in a structure or certain selected elements in Advance Steel. You can create a query in Advance Steel of certain criteria in your structure based on your selected preference in the Search filter. The...
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