Steel Detailing

  • 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 […]

  • Structure
    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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    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, […]

  • Roadmap on the plans for Advance Steel
    Steel Detailing
    As we enter into the new year, we would like to share an update about our Advance Steel product  plans. We call this the Advance Steel Roadmap. We want to do this so that our customers can gain greater insight into current and upcoming investments in this product. Public roadmap sharing ground rules: We’re sharing […]

  • Advance Steel 2018 Badge 790px
    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 […]

  • 3D Autodesk Advance Steel model of The Lucas
    Detailing
    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 […]

  • Detailing
    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 […]

  • Concrete Detailing
    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 […]

  • Detailing
    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 […]

  • Engineering and 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 […]

  • 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
    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 […]