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Autodesk Advance Steel

Sophia Li

Trouble-shooting Advance Steel performance issue after a renewal

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Have you been experiencing performance issues using Autodesk Advance Steel after a software renewal? We have gotten a lot of support requests regarding users experiencing slow performance in Advance Steel a few days after renewing their licenses. For...
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Sophia Li

How to fix “Please delete the latest coping object” Errors in Advance Steel

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We get this question a lot in support where someone is getting errors in the command line saying that a cope cannot be processed and not know how to fix them (example shown below): In most cases, having one or two of these errors will not inhibit you...
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Olivier Gervais

Working from home with Autodesk Advance Steel

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These past days, everyone is talking about it. It is taking unprecedent proportions, employers fear it! COVID-19 pandemic announcements have a real impact on businesses. Rest assured, there are solutions for your business and they cost much less than...
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Dave Talbot

Export Advance Steel to Inventor STEP or IGES File Format

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Workflows between different Autodesk solutions can sometimes be a bit convoluted but most people will come up with a sensible work around that ultimately gives them a solution but may be somewhat cumbersome. One topic that rears its head from time to...
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Sophia Li

Part Marks Not Matching Drawing Number in Advance Steel

Issue: You are using the "With Drawing Number" numbering method, but you see that some part marks do not match the drawing number of your single part drawing. This could have happened after you moved details to another sheet to consolidate. Solution:...
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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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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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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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