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.

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  • What’s New
    We’re excited to announce the latest release of Autodesk’s structural steel detailing software, Advance Steel 2021. Here is an overview of some of the new and enhanced features available in this year’s release. Stretch a beam along its system line When modeling straight or curved beams in Advance Steel, there may be situations where it […]

  • Software Tips
    During Autodesk University Las Vegas 2019, I taught a class called “Connected BIM for structural steel design, detailing and fabrication with BIM 360”. I discussed how structural steel design, detailing, and fabricating teams can work together with BIM in the cloud, and I illustrated how Autodesk BIM 360 Docs combined with Autodesk Revit and Advance […]

  • What’s New
    We’re excited to announce the latest release of Autodesk’s structural steel detailing software, Advance Steel 2020. Here is an overview of some of the new and enhanced features available in this version.   1 – Propagation of steel connections In Advance Steel 2020, you can automate steel connection creation by propagating connections already in place. […]

  • Dynamo Extension for Advance Steel 2019
    Steel Detailing
    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 […]

  • Structure
    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 […]

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    Steel Detailing
    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 […]

  • Autodesk University 2017
    Software Tips
    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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    Steel Detailing
    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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    Steel Detailing
    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 […]

  • Advance Steel railings
    Detailing
    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 […]

  • Detailing
    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 […]

  • Detailing
    In my last post I summarized some of the Advance Steel tips for modeling that I covered during my class at Autodesk University last fall. This post picks up where that one left off and describes the software features Advance Steel has for helping you create and manage documentation more effectively. Here we go! 1. […]