Advance Steel 2020 detailing software helps accelerate design, steel detailing, steel fabrication, and steel construction-built on the familiar AutoCAD platform.
Getting Started With Advance Steel 2020
Importing a Revit model
Creating floor steel members
Copying clip angle connection
Creating straight stairs
Inserting a railing on stairs
Running the numbering
Getting a Material list summary
Getting assembly drawings
Getting workshop drawings
Exporting the model to Navisworks
What's New in Advance Steel 2020
New Customization Options for the Cut Symbol Template
The cut symbol template has several new features to help with customization, including new tokens, support for user text, text formatting using the template text style, and text color control from the template file.
New Cut Symbol Alignment Command
A new command is available in the ribbon. The command aligns all cut symbols from one side, using a reference symbol. This will ease the cut symbol arrangement, and ensure that the cut symbols will no longer move during drawing update.
Dedicated defaults for configuring the cut symbol template
he existing two defaults that allow the setup of cut symbol template for up and down symbols were split to allow specific customization on each different type of detail drawings that can contain cut symbols.
Insert Cut Symbols in General Arrangement Drawings
The process of inserting cut symbols on general arrangement drawings when creating manual cuts was changed. Advance Steel now uses the points used to define the cut view size as insertion points for the symbols. The two points were already used to define the cut view size box, but the cut symbols were inserted using the "Assembly drawing" rules. The previous process would often cause Advance Steel to insert the points in the middle of the drawing.
Cut view titles on general arrangement views no longer reset during update
Now, you can manually modify the cut view title for manual cuts created on general arrangement views (Plan view, Anchor plan, Elevation, etc.). All the changes will be retained during drawing update.
The cut view title contains two new tokens
These tokens can display more information when needed. The Scale token shows the current cut view scale, while the View number (A) shows the cut view number using a single letter. You can configure the two tokens using the cut view configuration page in the Drawing Style Manager, or when editing the cut view title properties on existing sheets.
Manually moved cut view symbols on assembly drawings no longer reset their position during drawing update
This inconsistent behavior was part of specific cut view symbols that were requested by elements controlled by connections and created as part of automatic cut views. Now, updating connections in the model will no longer force the automatic cut views to reset during drawing update, allowing Advance Steel to preserve any manual modifications made to their annotations.
Cut view symbols can be individually deleted from drawings
Advance Steel will no longer force the cut view symbols to reappear during drawing update. You cannot restore manually removed cut view symbols. So, if the cut view symbols are accidentally removed, you need to recreate the cut view to restore the cut view symbols.
Align and Arrange Labels Commands
Starting with this version of Advance Steel, two new commands are available for aligning and arranging labels on demand, on detail drawings. They use an existing reference label and a set of predefined rules, specific to each command.
Manual dimensions on any hole inside a hole pattern
In previous versions, only certain cases were supported. In the rest of the cases the dimension points would be removed during drawing update. This feature improvement is available, by default, to all manual dimension lines.
Two modes for the leader line behavior when labeling holes
Automatic hole detection and manual hole selection.
Propagate a Connection
The propagation tool recreates a connection in all the identical situations within the model. This is not a copy tool, but a tool that gathers the conditions in which a selected connection was created, identifies all the cases that meet all these conditions in the current project and creates connections in all the respective cases, matching the origin connection type and set of parameters.
Enhanced Dialog Boxes With Sidebar
This Enhanced provides a better user experience and accelerates the time spent