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Autodesk recently released the Dynamo Extension for Advance Steel 2017, which helps structural engineers drive the geometry and behavior of Advance Steel elements from Dynamo. We will show you how to download this extension using the Autodesk Desktop App.

Step 1: Open Autodesk Desktop App

You can do this by searching Autodesk Desktop in the Start Menu. It should be one of the first results you see. Click and open your Autodesk Desktop App.

Dynamo extension for Advance Steel

Step 2: Sign-in to your Autodesk Desktop App

Once the Desktop App window is open, sign-in using your Autodesk account login info.

Dynamo extension for Advance Steel

Step 3: Select the program you want to update

Once signed in, you will want to select the program to update. In this case, you will want to select Dynamo Extension for Autodesk Advance Steel 2017 from the list of updates.

Dynamo extension for Advance Steel

Step 4: Click Update to begin the Download

Select the Update option to the right to begin the download.

Step 5: Complete the Download and Installation of the Dynamo Extension for Advance Steel

After you have clicked Update, the Autodesk Desktop App will begin downloading and installing the new extension. Grab a cup of coffee and wait for it to finish!

Dynamo extension for Advance Steel

Step 6: You’re done!

Once the download & installation are finished, you are all set.

Dynamo extension for Advance Steel

The only thing left for you to do is jump into Advance Steel 2017 or Advance Steel 2017.1 and experience the Dynamo Extension for Advance Steel by yourself!

 Dynamo extension for Advance Steel

Here is a VIDEO showing an example.

Note: The Dynamo Extension for Advance Steel works with Advance Steel 2017 & 2017.1 and it is currently compliant with Dynamo 1.1. It is recommended not to install a newer version of Dynamo (e.g. Dynamo 1.2) to avoid any possible conflicts of non-compliance.

 

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Philippe Bonneau

Philippe Bonneau is the Technical Marketing Manager for Advance Steel software at Autodesk. Prior to joining Autodesk, Philippe spent 20 years filling various roles in the structural industry, including working in steel engineering & detailing companies and then acting as a product manager for Advance Steel at Graitec SA. Philippe attended the University du Maine in Le Mans, France, and he is a mechanical engineer. He is based in Paris, France.