Advance Steel Essentials

Introduction

This course is intended to give an overview of all of the basic commands that are required to create structures and associated documentation using the Autodesk Advance Steel software. Learn the recommended workflow and the most common commands and options included in this full-fledged and powerful product. Accelerate your designs and perform steel detailing, steel fabrication and steel construction.

 

Course Content

  1. Introduction
    • Overview
    • Text Conventions
    • Main Practice
  2. Starting a Project
    • Template Files
    • Project Data
    • File Structure
    • Practice: Create a Project File
  3. Working in 3D CAD
    • Common CAD Commands
    • Mouse View Commands for 3D
    • Viewpoints
    • Visual Styles
    • Practice: View Manipulation
  4. The Advance Steel Interface
    • Selecting Objects
    • Advance Properties
    • Advance Joint Properties
    • Joint Boxes
    • Deleting Objects
    • Undo
    • Object Snaps
    • 2D/3D Osnap
  5. Coordinate Systems
    • 3D Coordinates
    • World Coordinates
    • User Coordinate System
    • When to Use a UCS
  6. Building Grids
    • Creating a Building Grid
    • Grid Properties
    • Modifying Grids
    • Level Symbols
    • Practice: Drawing Grids
  7. Basic Structures
    • Structural Frames
    • Practice: Draw a Portal Frame
    • Placing Sections
    • Beam Properties
    • Draw Beams and Sections
  8. Simple Editing
    • Overview
    • Layer Management
    • Common Basic CAD Editing Commands
    • Transform Elements
    • Advance Copy/Rotate/Array
    • Advance Trim/Extend
  9. Automatic Joints
    • Connection Vault
    • Joint Properties
    • Repeating Joints
    • Joint Library
    • Joint Groups
    • Practice: Add Joints
  10. Beam Features
    • Introduction
    • Practice: Beam Features
    • Coping or Notching Beams
    • Practice: Use a Shorten on a Beam
    • Shorten at UCS
    • Practice: Shorten at UCS
    • Cut at Object
    • Practice: Cut at Object
    • Notch
    • Practice: Notch and Notch, Skewed
    • Parametric Notch – Joint
    • Practice: Create a Parametric Notch – Joint
    • Beam Clearance
    • Practice: Beam Clearance
    • Contour Features
    • Practice: Experiment with Contours
    • Editing Features
    • Mitre
    • Splitting and Joining Beams
    • Practice: Modify Columns
  11. Plates
    • Practice: Plates
    • Flat Plates
    • Plate Properties
    • Folded Plates
    • Gratings
    • Practice: Remodel Ducting and Add Plates
  12. Plate Features
    • Contour Features
    • Contour Processing Properties
    • Practice: Ducting
    • Plate Contour Features – Non UCS
    • Chamfers and Fillets
    • Dividing and Joining Plates
  13. Connection Elements
    • Bolts
    • Bolt Properties
    • Anchors
    • Welds
    • Edit Connected Objects
    • Practice: Add Bolts and Welds
  14. Custom Connections
    • Introduction
    • Modeling the Custom Connection
    • Building Bricks
    • Creating Connection Template
    • Insert Connection Template
  15. Structural Elements
    • Bracing
    • Stairs
    • Practice: Create Stairs
    • Hand Rails
    • Practice: Add Railings
    • Cage Ladders
    • Practice: Add a Cage Ladder
    • Cladding
    • 3D Drawing Tips
    • Practice: Add Decking
  16. Other Model Objects
    • Concrete Objects
    • Practice: Create Concrete Foundations
    • Special Parts
    • Practice: Insert the Tank
  17. Project Explorer
    • Introduction
    • Levels
    • Work Planes and Columns
    • Practice: Create Levels
    • Model Views
    • Practice: Create a Model View
    • Queries
    • Practice: Saved Query
    • Groups
    • Practice: Create a Group
    • Show All Objects
    • Structures
  18. Validating a Structure
    • Clash Check
    • Object Marking
    • Technical Check
    • Joint Design
  19. Numbering
    • Model Role
    • Practice: Assign Model Roles
    • Numbering
    • Practice: Numbering
  20. Creating Drawings
    • Quick Documents
    • Drawing Styles
    • Drawing Processes
    • Cameras
    • Summary of Drawing Procedure
    • View Orientation
    • Setting up Quick Documents
  21. Editing Drawings
    • Document Manager
    • Manipulating Drawings
    • Drawing Labels and Dimensions
    • Object Properties
  22. Lists
    • Quick Documents
    • RDF Viewer
    • Selective Lists
    • Managing Lists
  23. Other Documents
    • NC Files
    • DXF Files
    • Sharing Models and Drawings
    • Data Exchange
  24. Drawing Prototypes
    • Editing a Prototype
    • Title Block
    • Drawing Frame
    • BOMs on Drawings
    • Revision Table
    • Other Information
    • Printing Setup
  25. BOM Template Editor
    • Introduction
    • Element Properties
    • Formatting
    • List Structure
    • Report Contents
  26. Advance Steel Options
    • Defaults
  27. User Sections
    • Introduction
    • Layers and Basic Elements
    • Key Points
    • Generate Sections