Steel Detailing

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    Top 10 Features in Advance Steel 2018

    The new release of Advance Steel 2018 has been out for a few months now. Here is a highlight of the top 10 features in case you haven’t had the chance to get familiar with them yet.   1 – One Advance Steel installation By combining the functionality of the two products into a single […]

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    Advance Steel in Autodesk AEC Collection

    Structural engineers, detailers and fabricators struggle with siloed teams, disconnected workflows, and varying software platforms that do not integrate seamlessly. This requires manual processes to bridge gaps which can lead to expensive errors and fabrication waste. To help address these challenges, we have added Advance Steel software to the AEC Collection. The AEC Collection now […]

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    Steel and Stone: Autodesk Advance Steel helps structural steel company reduce schedule by 50%

    Several years ago, Lawton Welding Co. Ltd., a miscellaneous metals and small structural steel company based in Topsfield, Massachusetts, took on a project detailing and fabricating the steelwork for an old stone church that was being renovated and repurposed. The project was fraught with rework orders — largely due to the irregularities of the stone […]

  • Updated Standard Structural Steel Families for Revit

    New content for the Southern Hemisphere and much more As an ongoing process, Autodesk is updating Revit content every year to match the local standards from all over the world. With the 2017 release, Revit obtained a new structural detailing tool, Steel Connections for Revit,” an extension that can be installed from the Autodesk Desktop-App to […]

  • Revit for Structural Engineering

    Revit allows structural engineers to create their models and documentation in an advanced BIM environment. By using Revit, structural designers and engineers can produce accurate design intent models and give engineers and detailers the information they need to develop models to a higher level of fidelity for Fabrication and Installation purposes. Dynamo for Revit is […]

  • Customer Q&A: VLE Draughting

    Q. What is the name of your firm and where is it located? VLE Draughting (Pty) Ltd. – “VLE” stands for Visual Language of Engineering. We are located in Pretoria, South Africa. Q. How many employees does your firm have? VLE Draughting is still a young company, consisting of two owners, each with a diverse set […]

  • Learn What’s New in Revit 2018 for Steel Design

    Revit 2018 includes a several major updates for steel design and detailing including over 130 new parametric steel connections. The Steel Connections for Revit 2018 add-in has heavily extended its connections categories and now has 24 tube connections, 23 bracing connections, 12 column-beam connections, and two new categories– Miscellaneous, Purlins & Cold rolled.  With these […]

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    Customer Q&A: Garden railings come to life with Autodesk Advance Steel

    Steve Donohoe is a freelance steelwork and cladding designer based in North East Scotland.  His company specialises in design & detailing of structural steelwork, architectural steelwork and cladding for the commercial, agricultural, domestic and Oil & Gas industries. Steve recently used Advance Steel to model new railings for a renovation project, and took some time […]

  • Autodesk Previews Enhancements for Advance Steel and Steel Connections for Revit at NASCC 2017

    Autodesk Revit and Advance Steel better connect structural design and fabrication Since acquiring Advance Steel in 2013, Autodesk continues to work towards better support for BIM-centric workflows for structural steel design and detailing. For instance, we have been working to strengthen the interoperability between Autodesk Revit design software and Autodesk Advance Steel software. In advance of […]

  • Tips and Tricks for using Autodesk Advance Steel from AU2016 (Part III)

    This is my last post summarizing some of the Advance Steel tips & tricks that I described in my class during the Autodesk University MEP & Structural Fabricators Forum 2016. I hope these posts have helped you better understand the efficient practices for workflows between Advance Steel and other Autodesk software. If you’re just stumbling […]