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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 view, check and efficiently change certain aspects of multiple elements quickly and efficiently by selecting the Edit properties box. Access the Model ...
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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 after drawing creation some of your holes were missing on some of the faces of the folded plate. Annoying to the max, however you can show the holes in th...
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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 modified from the Advance Steel Management tools “Default” category. Simply select the “Use filter” box and type ball in the field just below. Expand the Dr...
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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 location of Advance Steel. I create drawings and Advance Steel is using the Prototype aka Title blocks from the default setup, not my customized Prototypes....
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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, section class and profile etc. However, when you select the Edit Object List icon, nothing happens. Well today, I am going to show you how to get that funct...
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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 Search filter is located on the Advance Steel Management Tools Palette, selection category. You can create queries based on the object type, Common p...
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How to Change the Slope Dimensions to Display in Inches or Only Degree in Advance Steel 2018

How to Change the Slope Dimensions to Display in Inches or Only Degree in Advance Steel 2018
When working in Advance Steel, there are different setting options for slope dimensions. If your setting is set to display in feet, you can change it to inches or degrees. Let's take a look at how you can do this. ISSUE You have created a drawing which have sloped dimensions on it. You want the dimensions to display in inches rather than feet. Perhaps you have a client that wants to have the slope...
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How to Change an Incorrect Phase Number in Advance Steel

How to Change an Incorrect Phase Number in Advance Steel
ISSUEHere is the dilemma, you have created a structure in phases and notice that some elements of the structure don’t reflect the phase. In fact, the piece marks are displaying the wrong phase number in the Model browser and the drawings they were created on. What do you do, certainly not renumber the entire structure? Advance Steel allows you to remove the numbering and information from the probl...
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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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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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