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This easy-to-follow course is a perfect hands-on accompaniment to learning, aimed at helping all structural detailing practitioners, whatever their skill levels, to quickly become proficient with 3D modelling, detailing and the production of fabrication drawings and NC files, using the Autodesk Advance Steel platform. This course demonstrates in practical terms, the workflow of design to detailing to fabrication. Every chapter explains the fundamentals of the software, in the context of developing and connecting a structure, from the initial project setup through to the production of fabrication information, model transfer with Revit and interoperability with Manufacturing Information Systems (MIS).
Individual modules contain clear learning objectives with practical task based step-by-step examples, covering the software's core features and functionality, ensures you are productive from the very start of your learning. You can either work through every lesson to complete the full course, or individual lessons on the specific skills you need. The course contains helpful tips and tricks and will be an invaluable reminder of the topics covered in your learning and a source of reference for years to come.
Autodesk Advance Steel (3 days)
Introduction to Advance Steel
Exploring the User Interface
Viewing the Model
This exercise comprises of three parts and provides practical examples of working with the interface to open, view and save several models.
Starting a New Project
Start a New Project
Creating the Building Grid
Placing Construction Elements
Automatic Steel Connections
In this exercise we will explore the topics covered earlier in more detail. We will first start a new project in a folder created a with the same name as the model (.dwg) file using a template file containing default settings such as the current coordinate system, the orientation, object snap settings and layer assignment.
Perform a Model Clash Check
Number the Model Elements
General Arrangement & Shop Drawings
Create Bill Of Materials (BOMs)
Instance and Type parameters
In this exercise we will explore the topics outlined in the previous section in greater detail. First, we will use the checking tools to check for hard clashes, tool clearances and errors such as bolt edge distances. We will then number the model and create general arrangement and shop drawings. Finally, we will create the bill of materials.
Stairs and Handrailing
Create Model Views
Create a Straight Stairs Between Selected Points
Create Handrailing Between Selected Points
Insert a Spiral Staircase in the 3D Model
Insert a Vertical Caged Ladder
Create Rectangular Grating
This exercise looks at the creation of stairs and handrailing. After specifying the model views, we will first create a straight stairs using two points, then define the handrailing. Next, we will insert a spiral staircase in the 3D model, then create a vertical caged ladder. Finally, we will create some different types of grating.
Create a Portal Frame Building
The Portal Frame
The Frame Connections
Purlins and Sheeting Rails
In this exercise, we will create a portal frame then apply the connections. We will copy the frame to create the bays, then add the bracing, purlins, sheeting rails and cladding panels.
Trusses and Hip Roofs
Placing a Truss
Define the Truss
In this exercise we will insert a truss in the 3D model using the Truss generator macro, then create the hip rafters and finally, insert and connect the cold rolled purlins.
Mezzanine Floor, Stair and Handrails
Place a Stair
In this exercise we introduce the Mezzanine Floor – Insert macro to create the cold rolled mezzanine floor steelwork.
• NC File Creation
Create NC-DSTV and DXF Files
Generate Cold Rolled CNC - CAM Data
Management Information Systems (MIS)
File Exchange Formats
In this exercise we will number the model prior to creating NC and DXF files for hot and cold rolled steelwork. We will then modify the Management Tools to change the output name to include the project number and also place the reference on a component as a hard stamp.
Create a User Connection
Insert a User Connection
Modify a User Connection
In the exercise we will create a custom connection using objects from the Connection Vault, then apply the connection to another situation before modifying it. Next, we will define a connection using manually created objects such as bolts, plates, clip angles, welds etc.
The Drawing Style Manager
The Title Block
In this exercise we will create custom general arrangement, assembly, and single part drawing styles in our project. We will define the custom drawing prototype to be used and update the title block with a company logo, then use the Management Tools to modify the properties of the drawing’s elements.
Interoperability with Revit and MI
Element Transfer between Advance Steel and Revit
Structural Columns and Framings Transfer
Steel Fabrication Element Transfer
Structural Connection Transfer and Synchronisation
Analysis Results Transfer from Revit to Advance Steel
Level Import and Export
Grid Transfer and Synchronisation
The GTC Mapping Database
In this exercise we will import a series of SMLX files to Advance Steel which were created in Revit using the Advance Steel Extension for Revit add on. We will then apply connections, export the updated model, and synchronise it with the Revit model.