Autodesk Advance Steel 2015 Pdf
This user guide is an introduction to working with Advance Steel, describing the basic methodology with detailed description of the most important tools. The user guide can be used as a learning tool but is also useful as a basic reference for individual topics using the index. Since not all Advance Steel tools are described in detail in this guide, refer to the Help for more information on all commands and parameters. The general work methodology is explained in this Introduction, including typi-cal industry applications for Advance Steel, exchanging information and specific user software configuration.
The Creating a 3D model chapter explains the use of the most common Advance Steel construction elements (i.e., beams, plates, connection elements, structural elements such as stairs) and joints. Using simple examples, a general overview of the basic tools and methods used to create a model is presented. The Numbering chapter describes the options provided by Advance Steel to automatically assign model ele-ments with clear single part and assembly marks. The various methods for Checking the model in Advance Steel will insure a correctly built 3D model and accu-rate bills of materials. This chapter describes the tools for checking collisions in the model and correctness ex-aminations. The automated document creation such as bills of materials from the 3D model is presented in the Lists / Bills of materials chapter. The Creation of general arrangement and shop drawings chapter provides an overview of the diverse op-tions for automatically creating general arrangement drawings, fabrication, and fitting drawings. It also demon-strates detail drawing cleanup.
Advance Steel is a leading edge steel construction application integrated into the latest AutoCAD® version un-der the Windows operating system.
With intelligent objects, a three dimensional model is created and stored in a drawing (in DWG format).
The Advance Steel Model forms the basis of the 3D construction. It contains and manages objects (e.g., beams, plates, bolts, welds) including their features and relationships to each other. Complex structures are created using structural elements (e.g., a portal frame or a stairway) with all the required features, joints, and connections, within a command.
The Advance Steel model becomes the master reference for other tools.
• Dimensioned and labeled general arrangement and shop drawings are automatically created from the model information. They are stored in separate DWGs using the user preferences for format, page setup and drawing look and feel (the Advance Steel drawing style). It is also possible to create several details on a single sheet.
• The general arrangement and shop drawings are created from the information contained in the model and are managed by the Document Manager. The update tool in the Document Manager makes single click drawing adjustments possible after model changes.
• Structured BOMs (bills of materials) and NC-information are also created from the model and include all model information such as part marks and quantities. These documents are also managed by the Docu-ment Manager. Bills of material/structured BOMs and NC-information are listed and previewed in the Doc-ument Manager.