AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

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Future of ASD

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09-22-2008 03:54 PM
Hi All, One of the happiest days I had as a detailer was when I found that Autodesk were getting behind a steel detailing product (about time). We have been using ProSteel for a couple of years and as much as we've found that the product is getting a lot more stable, it's not without it's problems (and that's before you get into the support issues). Unfortunately, one of the saddest days I had was when I got a demo for ASD. Admittedly, the presentor had very little knowledge of ASD so he couldn't answer any or our questions. However, it seemed to be very much in the early stages of development and from what we could see there was very little thought given to the Australian market. I hope Autodesk are serious about this product as we are very keen to jump accross (as are several other companies). In our view, Autodesk have a golden opportunity to give the market leaders a real run for their money. :smileyvery-happy: Regards John
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Re: Future of ASD

09-30-2008 07:47 AM in reply to: iwafb
You have to understand that resellers have not been trained on ASD, and that no documentation exists as of now... It's hard for a reseller to try to demo a product on which he/she has no knowledge...
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Re: Future of ASD

09-30-2008 03:13 PM in reply to: iwafb
I am very sympathetic to resellers in this respect. Maybe if he hadn't suggested the software was fully functional, ready to go for the Australian market, fully supported...

Having said that, I did not start this post to comment on resellers. It was just a way of saying well done Autodesk and I hope you get behind this product as I believe it could provide our industry with a very cost effective viable alternative.
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Message 4 of 6 (856 Views)

Re: Future of ASD

10-01-2008 12:28 AM in reply to: iwafb
ASD is not a noew program.
It was previously RCAD (by robobat, Poland, Europe).
Latest RCAD version was 7.1
And it used in Poland and Europe for some time now.
You can download manuals and examples to get started.
Resellers who have also dealed with Robot Millennium know the program.
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Message 5 of 6 (756 Views)

Re: Future of ASD

02-07-2011 03:25 PM in reply to: iwafb

I think so too here in New York City.  The problem with ASD is that it's not being treated as seriously as the other AutoCAD products/families.  I'm having difficulties running this program because it has lots of limitations.  When using certain commands it doesn't perform well such as the command ‘Fit To Object’ which doesn't always work when selecting 'Object To Fit’: the program either won't perform the command or would slice the structural member in half or worst, leave it unrecognizable as two flanges with no web.


I feel for my Australian counterparts because as an experienced user of other Autodesk products (Revit, AutoCAD, 3DSMax, AutoCAD LT, etc.),  ASD could be a great program that would actually enhance and even replace some of the older more prominent showcases.  To show you that Autodesk is not paying attention:  Have you seen that even some of the programs icons on the screen have misspellings (ASD 2010)? "Insert Elevetion Mark" should spell as ElevAtion".  That's only one of about 3-4 errors I've seen.  Even the vague and limited training resources/documentation (PDF format) have misspellings and don't much for me when it comes to learning tools.

Any of you guys know where I can find ‘decking’ material or representations within this program? I can only detail structural members but I can’t find adding decking to these assemblies.  Please help and thank you in advance.

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Message 6 of 6 (646 Views)

Re: Future of ASD

02-17-2011 09:43 AM in reply to: adslion1

I´m agree I´ve been looking for how to add or create a new template for list of material, bars detailed table, new dim style, specific database information for profiles according with my country industry and there is not information about these topics.

If anyone has an idea I will appreciate its help



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