AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

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talles.projetos
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Anyone working with advence Steel?

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01-10-2014 05:06 AM

I wonder what is the best program. To make modeling and fabrication drawings too.

Thank you! :smileytongue:

I did a 30 trial with them and I'm highly considering switching. It seems more stable (my ASD crashes all the time) and all of their macros are able to do what I need much quicker and easier. With ASD I mostly make connections manually because the macro isn't customizable enough. Also, Advance Steel has master/slave connections which would make my job so much easier.

At the moment, though, we're very busy and I don't have the time to learn a new program :-\

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Jianna
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Re: Anyone working with advence Steel?

01-10-2014 06:29 AM in reply to: talles.projetos

I did a 30 trial with them and I'm highly considering switching. It seems more stable (my ASD crashes all the time) and all of their macros are able to do what I need much quicker and easier. With ASD I mostly make connections manually because the macro isn't customizable enough. Also, Advance Steel has master/slave connections which would make my job so much easier.

At the moment, though, we're very busy and I don't have the time to learn a new program :-\

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talles.projetos
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Re: Anyone working with advence Steel?

01-10-2014 11:15 AM in reply to: Jianna

Hello Jianna,

Thanks, I'm thinking the same. I also did the 30-day trial and it was very good.

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elbeiser
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Re: Anyone working with advence Steel?

01-13-2014 06:21 AM in reply to: Jianna
Graitec Advance Steel and Concrete were bought by Autodesk. It was supposed to appear instead of ASD this year. But maybe that will be like usual.
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talles.projetos
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Re: Anyone working with advence Steel?

01-13-2014 09:00 AM in reply to: elbeiser
Hello Elbeiser,

Yes, but I wonder if Autodesk will sell Advence Steel along with Autocad. Or will sell with Revit (Example of the Suites). I do not know anything yet. Autodesk did not rule on the issue.
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elbeiser
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Re: Anyone working with advence Steel?

01-13-2014 09:32 AM in reply to: talles.projetos
Since the fiscal year ends in Graitec in January 31st 2014, maybe that
something new can appear with the suites in April 2014..

I hope.
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Jianna
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Re: Anyone working with advence Steel?

01-13-2014 09:32 AM in reply to: talles.projetos

When I spoke with Graitec they told me that they were still the resellers of Advance Steel and that they would still be the ones providing support for the program.

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kuber.lubana
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Re: Anyone working with advence Steel?

01-14-2014 01:41 AM in reply to: Jianna

Yes, Advance steel will be available in market through Autodesk from mid of this year. I am waiting for this product, as it is very difficult to get a trial version in India for this product. I am sure it will be more effective than ASD Steel as seen in the video tutorials. Integration with Revit will be great advantage !!!

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elbeiser
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Re: Anyone working with advence Steel?

01-14-2014 06:35 AM in reply to: kuber.lubana
The only useful task for Revit is to import from architects, isn't it?

Since drafting capacities are sucks, I don't see the benefits of the
software for structural engineers.



The question is if it will replace ASD in the suite or will be a new
product, that has to be purchased.
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elbeiser
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Re: Anyone working with advence Steel?

04-18-2014 04:54 AM in reply to: kuber.lubana

How do you know that a ready to use software, superior to ASD will be available at midyear 2014????

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