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Janet Black

Adding New Materials to Your Preferred Sizes Category in Advance Steel

Adding New Materials to Your Preferred Sizes Category in Advance Steel
Here is the dilemma, you have a material that is not listed in the Advance steel databases. Advance steel is completely customizable so if you like to push buttons, you will be able to add a new material to the database and append the newly created material to the Preferred Sizes. The Advance Steel Management Tools allows you access to the Object properties category where you can create a new...
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Janet Black

How to Download the 30-day Trial of Autodesk Advance Steel 2018

Autodesk Advance Steel 2018 is here, and there are some great new features in this release. I'm sure many of you want a sneak peek of Advance Steel 2018. Lucky for everyone, Autodesk lets you try the 2018 version for 30 days. Before you download the trial of Advance Steel 2018, it is very important to check your system requirements. A 64-bit operating system is required since the release...
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Gilbert Moreno

What's New In Revit 2018

What's New In Revit 2018
Every year, we look forward to the new software releases to see what new features and enhancements have been made to help streamline the BIM workflow in Revit. Let's take a look at 3 of these new features. Multistory Stairs With the new multistory stair feature you can now create stair towers by attaching stairs to the levels in a section or elevation view of the project. When level heights change...
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Janet Black

How to Display Trailing Zeros and Dash Lines on Detail Drawings

How to Display Trailing Zeros and Dash Lines on Detail Drawings
In today's blog post, we will show you how to have the trailing zeros and the dash line displayed when putting in manual dimensions on drawings in Advance Steel 2017. You need to open the respective prototype and from the Primary Units tab, uncheck the Zero suppression, trailing feet and 0 inches. While the prototype is still opened, you will go to the project settings and make sure the project se...
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Atilio Zelaya

What's New in Plant 3D 2018

What's New in Plant 3D 2018
It's that time of year again for the new release of AutoCAD Plant 3D. Looking through the new features, I must say, I am happy with the new enhancements in Plant 3D 2018.  First, let's start with some AutoCAD P&ID News. Autodesk has decided to stop the sale of standalone P&ID, dropped the Plant 3D Price so it is more in line with other AutoCAD verticals and more economical for bo...
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Nhi Nguyen

How to Create Claddings in Advance Steel

How to Create Claddings in Advance Steel
It is easy to create claddings to a specified area of a structure using the Advance Steel cladding tools, located on the Extended Modeling tab, Structural elements panel. Similar standard panels can also be used for decking. Simply place the UCS accordingly then define the cladding area using the “Define cladding area tool” once the area is defined create any cut outs or openings using the “Define...
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Todd Rogers

Civil 3D 2018: What's New

Civil 3D 2018: What's New
Another year has come and gone, but it brings forth new technology and excitement to dive into. In this blog, I will cover the new features of Civil 3D 2018. The first thing I want to mention is the new drawing format. I think many of you became spoiled with the backward compatibility that Civil 3D offered with versions 2013-2016. Let’s face it; Civil 3D was NEVER backward compatible until the afo...
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Michael Baker

Vault Tip: Cleaning Up Your Vault Client Login

Vault LoginWorking with the file “LoginHistory.xml” users can remove Vaults no longer available from the client login choice dropdown list. The LoginHistory.xml file can be found in the following system folder running on the Win 8.1 system platform. C:\Users\.\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\VaultCommon Shown below is a LoginHistory.xml file with several non-active Vault databases. See below:       l...
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Todd Rogers

Autodesk Design Review 2018

Autodesk discontinued Design Review back in 2014 (Design Review 2013). Well, 4 years later, it's back. So, now you can send this link to the Engineers that you don't want prodding around in your design work. We all know what a pain it is to help them understand how to use AutoCAD 360! Not much else to say except, enjoy!
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Nhi Nguyen

Graitec's 4th Annual Advance Steel Academy 2017 was a Success!

ideastaticaGraitec's 4th Annual Advance Steel Academy 2017 was a Success! GRAITEC, Autodesk Platinum Partner, hosted its fourth edition of Advance Steel Academy, an advanced training focused on Autodesk Advance Steel. This event took place in San Antonio on March 20-22, just before the NASCC, and we welcomed 50 Advance Steel users (this number has doubled from last year!). The first day was met with a buzz o...
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