Steel Fabrication

  • Advancing Capabilities for Steel Detailing and Design in BIM

    Autodesk is connecting structural steel to BIM. Since the inception of BIM in the early 2000s, we have worked to bring the benefits of BIM to our users throughout the structures industry and sub-industries. One recent example being our investment in the concrete detailing space.  About a half-dozen years ago, we made substantial strides in […]

  • What’s New in Advance Steel 2022 and Public Roadmap Update

    When you see ★symbol in the text below, it indicates that a feature was developed (or is planned) per voted users requests from the Idea Station for Advance Steel.  We’re pleased to share the release of Advance Steel 2022. In this article you will find an overview of the new enhancements and features, and this time, our 2022 overview also comes with a Public Roadmap update. The roadmap provides a broader perspective on what the intent is for our continuous investments in Advance Steel. It also provides the opportunity to ask for your contributions, as advisors, about the projects that are […]

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    Dynamo Extension for Advance Steel 2019

    Autodesk recently released the Dynamo Extension for Advance Steel 2019, which helps structural engineers drive the geometry and behavior of Advance Steel elements from Dynamo. The Dynamo Extension for Advance Steel adds the functionalities of Dynamo to Advance Steel, to help you quickly generate complex structures using Advance Steel beams and plates. You can assign […]

  • Reducing Waste in Structural Steel Fabrication with BIM

    During Autodesk University Las Vegas 2018, I taught a class called “Reducing Waste in Structural Steel Fabrication with BIM”. I discussed how prefabricated parts for structural steel can be designed with BIM-based integrated workflows and how this process helps reduce waste in steel fabrication, decreases the risk of costly errors, and increases quality and speed […]

  • 5 reasons why structural engineers and fabricators should attend AU

    Global Autodesk University events offer a wealth of knowledge and networking opportunities for those designing and making buildings. We are working hard to deliver an AU experience that is valuable to both structural engineers and fabricators. At the upcoming Autodesk University happening in Las Vegas November 13-15, 2018, we are excited to take the intimacy […]

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    What’s new in Advance Steel 2019

    We’re excited to announce the latest release of Autodesk’s structural steel detailing software, Advance Steel 2019. Here is a highlight of the main new and enhanced features available in this version. 1 – Enhanced interoperability with Revit 2019 The Advance Steel 2019 Extension for Revit 2019 transfers steel members and steel connections to Advance Steel […]

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    Advance Steel Tips, Tricks, and Workflows You’ll Want to Try at the Office

    When you think Autodesk University, you probably think about learning the latest trends and technologies but also tips & tricks on your favorite products. And that’s just what you’ll find! For this post, I’m going to summarize some of the Advance Steel tips and tricks that I described in my class “Advance Steel Tips, Tricks, […]

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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 […]