Autodesk Advance Steel 2018 Tutorial Pdf

” button adds a new washer or nut to the respective group. The Set selection dialog appears. In this dialog you need to set the: o Set – Nut or Washer o Type – Nut or washer type name o Grade – Nut or washer steel grade. It can be set differently from the bolt grade if needed. o Penampang – Nut or washer diameter. It should be set equal to the bolt diameter to which it will belong. • The “-“button deletes the selected nut or washer from the list. • The “Up” and “Down” buttons move the selected nut/washer up or down in its category. The position in the list sets its position in relation to the bolt head. 30 Advance Steel Implementation Guide For the top group: the top nuts/washers are the ones next to the bolt head, the bottom ones are the ones next to the grip objects. For the bottom group: the top nuts/washers are the ones next to the grip objects. Hole tolerance The Holes tab offers settings for the hole the bolt will create in the model. By default, with no settings made here, Advance Steel will create holes and set the hole tolerance equal to default values found in the Defaults tab in Management Tools. The settings made in the Holes tab will override those values. • Location: location of the hole that is overridden by the settings below: o All: All holes. ozon First: Hole that belongs to the first object after the bolt head, in the bolt grip. o Last: Hole that belongs to the last object in the bolt qalam. • Type : Hole type • Tolerance Defining the grip length rules The method the bolt uses to assign a fix bolt length (based on the thickness of the bolt mopit on the connected objects) is set using a number of rules that are then used to generate a table with the bolt lengths assigned to the various grip intervals. Check the To calculate length automatic (For this type) checkbox to activate the automatic length calculation based on those rules. 31 Advance Steel Implementation Guide For more information about how the grip length rules are defined, review this article. Gratings Advance Steel gratings can be created and defined using two different commands: • Standard Gratings: These objects use a predefined geometrical size for width and length, which is defined from the database according to the provider specifications. • Variable Grating: The geometrical size, in this case, is variable, while the grating can reuse the same naming and characteristics as the standard gratings. Because a variable grating can have any shape (including a polygonal one), this object should be used only when the grating does not need to be split in individual liwa plates for ordering, as the object in the teoretis does not have an option to split and optimize. Even if the two gratings share the same grating types, they are defined separately in the database and completely independently. Adding a new grating should be done based on the manufacture requirements: • Is the grating added only due to naming reasons? If so, then the grating should be added in both the Standard and Variable tables, so it can be used in either place according to the needs. • Does the new grating come from a manufacture specification that contains length/width requirements? If so, the grating is added in the Standard category, and (if needed) in the Variable category, by using the exact naming except the length/width sizes. E.g.: Checker plate grating exists as: o Standard grating: Checker Plate ½ (24×24) ; Checker Plate ½ (12×24) udara murni Variable grating: Checker Plate ½ Learn how to Add a Grating in Advance Steel. 32 Advance Steel Implementation Guide Material, Finishes and Other Attributes A wide variety of object properties are set in Advance Steel, using the object properties dialog. The Material is an object property that does not have a graphical influence in the model (e.g. Coloring the object in the material color), but it is an important attribute when calculating the object weight, and a property that will be associated to the object in all output documents: Drawings, NC, Bill of Materials, etc. Finishes (Coating) is also an object property used for the fabrication drawings output and is strictly informative. It does not have any option to influence the object weight or other specific geometric parameters. An object can only have one associated coating attribute at a time. Adding or modifying the object attributes is done, using the Management Tools – Object Property Editor. The Object Property Editor consists of a set of attributes that can be edited and the location where new attributes can be added. In the databases, the properties are stored as follows: • All properties that come with the Advance Steel installation are stored in the AstorBase.mdf database, in various tables (E.g. Materials are stored in the table named Material). • All properties that are added using the New command are stored in the AstorAddIn database, in similar tables to the one used by the out-of-the-box settings. Those tables are installed empty, so they will only contain the new user settings. As those settings are stored in the AstorAddIn database, when migrating to a new version they will automatically be migrated when copying the database from the older version to the new one. Best practice advice: To ensure a migration through the AstorAddIn database copy, modifications to the object properties should be done, using the New command, and simply adding new properties. When an existing property is modified, those settings are stored in the AstroBase database, in tables that are NOT converted to the newer version through the Covert Database tool. 33 Advance Steel Implementation Guide Chapter III – Generic Settings Preferred Sizes The Advance Steel Preferred sizes functionality allows you to apply a tapis over the entire content library, in proyek to easily display only the data you frequently use. The small list under I Section beams, in the Advance Steel Beam properties dialog is an effect of the preferred sizes set in this particular configuration, where the four listed “I” beams represent the most used sections. This filtering does titinada restrict access to the rest of the content library, which can still be accessed from the same dialog. Under the four preferred sizes highlighted above, you can click on All and this will list every other I Section beam available at that point in the Advance Steel content library. Configure Preferred sizes All preferred sizes configurations are made using the Management Tools > Preferred sizes. Configuration is made first based on object class – Beam, Plate, Bolt etc. , with a separate set of attributes inside each class that allow you to assign different preferred sizes for the Material grade for Beams and Plates, for example. Configuring the Preferred sizes does not influence the default way Advance Steel uses certain materials and arketipe roles during modeling. Those configurations are made from different areas. 34 Advance Steel Implementation Guide Configure preferred sizes using Management Tools On the left side of the Preferred Sizes tab in Management Tools, there is a list of all the different object types and attributes that support this customization. Clicking on any of them will display a split view on the right side, where: • The top side: all the available classes (Sections, Materials, Thicknesses, etc.) from the Advance Steel content library. • The bottom side: the content set as Preferred. Beam Preferred Sizes Configure Beam Section groups: Go to Management Tools > Preferred Sizes tab > Section groups. Move any of the groups available in the profile library (top side) to the Preferred Classes section on the bottom side, using the Add arrow. Use the Remove arrow the remove any of the existing groups. 35 Advance Steel Implementation Guide Configure Beam Section class: Go to Management Tools > Preferred Sizes tab > Section class. Because each group configured above contains a set of different classes, this configuration is done per group, so each group will contain its own set of preferred classes. The Section class list on the left side tree view contains all the different section groups available in the Advance Steel profile library. To only see the groups that were already set as preferred, use the small checkbox on the right side of the title. Add or remove preferred classes as needed. 36 Advance Steel Implementation Guide Configure Beam Sections: Use the checkbox next to Sections, as before, to tapis out only those section classes set as preferred, and then add or remove section sizes that are most commonly used. In addition to the section specific configuration of preferred sizes for Beam elements, the dialog also offers the option to choose the material and model role preferred sizes, in a similar way. Even if material or abstrak role are generic attributes for many different objects, those settings are applied per object type, based on the configuration. Plate Preferred Sizes In addition to the Plate specific teoretis role and material preferred sizes, you can configure the thickness, and have preferred thickness sizes available in the drop-down menu when modeling plates (besides the existing possibility to manually write the plate thickness for each spesifik element). The dialog offers a wide variety of plate thicknesses, for both metric and imperial units. 37 Advance Steel Implementation Guide If you need to add more thickness values that are not already in the list, you need to manually add them in a database. To add new thickness values to a database: 1. Open the Management Tools > Table editor. 2. Click the Open ODBC button and type PlateThickness in the penyaring box. • A single table will be found: PlateThickness, inside the AstorBase database. Open it. • Add a new line with the required thickness. Fill-in the three columns as follows: udara murni Key = a numeric value that represents the thickness, expressed in millimeter units. E.g. : a ¼ inch thickness has the KeyThicknessValue equal to 6.35. o RunName = the thickness name that will appear in Advance Steel. This can be anything, and can even contain text (such as “inch”). udara murni OwnerText = the customer set Author. As editing is done manually, the default owner will not be used as default, but manually selected from the terban-down menu. Bolt, Anchor and Shear Stud Preferred Sizes For bolts, anchors and shear studs, you can set preferred sizes for: • Kaliber • Material • Standard • Set (only for bolts and anchors) Unlike preferred sizes for beams, these sizes are titinada tiap-tiap each different bolt, anchor orshear stud found in the content library. Instead, the set values are generic and applied only if the bolt/anchor/shear stud is used. For example: both 1/2” and 1” diameters are configured as preferred sizes. The modeled bolt doesn’t have a ½” diameter, but it has a 1” garis tengah -> Advance Steel will display only the 1” diameter in the preferred sizes list, and ignore the other configuration. 38 Advance Steel Implementation Guide Gratings Preferred Sizes Similarly to beams, gratings preferred sizes can be set for: • Material • Model Role • Class and size The class and size configuration offers two groups: Standard Gratings and Variable Gratings. Since standard and variable gratings are two different objects in Advance Steel, the settings for preferred sizes are independent from one another, and both need to be done in order to cover any objects used in the 3D model. Scale Preferred Sizes Detailing scales can also be controlled using the preferred sizes dialog. Similarly to the plate thickness, the dialog offers the option to add both metric and imperial scales, and Advance Steel will display them based on the Project Specifics – for example, an imperial unit based project will list only the imperial scales as preferred. The settings done here influence the scale setting on the drawing generation dialog. Save, Use and Transfer Preferred Sizes Profiles Once the preferred sizes are configured, use the Apply command to save the modifications in the current database: 39 Advance Steel Implementation Guide All the preferred size profiles are stored in the AstorAddIn.mdf database (…\\ \\Autodesk\\Advance Steel 2022\\[LANG]\\User2\\Data\\). The database is copied from one version to another, so when migrating the user configurations from an older Advance Steel version to a newer one, the preferred sizes will be transferred as default as part of the user specific database. Profiles: Multiple profiles can be created and configured separately. They can be then used in the project, by switching between profiles using the Project data > Preferences tab: This option is useful when the project specifics of the company require a different set of content libraries (e.g. Projects done for different Geos with different standards). You can easily create profiles using the New button on the top-left corner of the Management Tools window. Complementary commands for profile management (such as Delete o Duplicate) are also available: Switching between profiles is very easy, and is done per project using the Project settings dialo:. 40 Advance Steel Implementation Guide Profiles for Generic Settings in Management Tools A wide set of configurations that affect all the Advance Steel functionalities, from 3D modeling to fabrication output are stored using Default values, set in the Management Tools > Defaults tab. In some cases the project specifics or country standards may require the change of certain default values to adapt the output or the workflow to the requirements. Therefore, it is advised to use default value profiles, that allow: • Different setups stored in multiple profiles for an easy switch between projects. • Import/Export profile functionalities, to easily transfer a set of default values to a different computer. Manage Multiple Default Profiles Use the New or Copy profile commands to create a new profile: • New will create a new profile by using the default out-of-the box Advance Steel values. • Copy will create a new profile by starting with the values configured in the current default profile Select the profile from the combo-box, and set it as the current profile to allow the Management Tools to edit it, and Advance Steel to use it. The active profile is highlighted in Management Tools by the presence of its name on the top-left corner of the tab. 41 Advance Steel Implementation Guide Important! If Advance Steel is running when you change a default value or when you activate a different profile, use the Load settings in Advance command to load the values in the running Advance Steel session: Chapter IV – Modeling Requirements The 3D Model Template (.dwt) When starting a new project in Advance Steel, the 3D cermin will use a template file, specific to the AutoCAD environment, which contains a set of important Advance Steel setting that set project specifics like Units and Layers. The generic name for the Advance Steel template, that is installed and used by default for the out-of-the-box version, is ASTemplate.dwt, DWT being the kalimantang AutoCAD template file format. Those files are found by default in the relative folder \\Shared\\Support\\Templates\\… “C:\\ProgramData\\Autodesk\\Advance Steel 2022\\Shared\\Support\\Templates\\” Edit Advance Steel Templates The template stores two very important settings: • Project unit settings • Layer settings – used to control the color of an object in the model used automatically when Advance Steel creates new elements. 42 Advance Steel Implementation Guide In addition to this, the template contains other AutoCAD-specific settings, used for the 3D modeling environment, such as: • Visual style settings • Text style settings • Dimension style settings You can edit them using the AutoCAD functionalities. Berangkat editing a template When you edit a template, it is very important you edit it in a pure AutoCAD environment, without loading Advance Steel: 1. Open AutoCAD using the desktop shortcut 2. Use Open file 3. Change the File of type setting to Drawing Template(*.dwt) 4. Browse to c:\\ProgramData\\Autodesk\\Advance Steel 2022\\[LANG]\\Shared\\Support\\Templates\\ and open ASTemplate.dwt Edit the template specific settings Layer editing The presence of layers in the template is important for the Advance Steel automatic object to layer assignment mechanism. The layers, together with a set of defaults found in Management Tools allow Advance Steel to assign objects to specific layers while modeling. This automatically ensures that specific objects (beams, plates, etc.) are created on dedicated layers, and also control their color in the ideal. You add / edit layers is using the AutoCAD commands. 1. Open the Layer Properties dialog using the “_layer” command, or from the ribbon: Home tab > Layers panel: 43 Advance Steel Implementation Guide 2. Add/rename layers as required. If the layer names were changed, the mapping of those layers to the Advance Steel mechanism of automatically assigning the objects during modeling needs to be updated as follows: • Open the Management Tools > Defaults • Expand the Layer assignment > General category • Edit the defaults found on this page and match the name of the layer with the name of the default Important! For the Advance Steel mechanism to work as intended, the layer that is set as default in the template needs to be a layer called “Pan-ji-panji”. The “Standard” layer set as default is a requirement at any step of the modeling phase. If changed, even in the model, Advance Steel will stop using the automatic rules and create all the objects on the same layer – the layer set as Active at that point. Unit settings The Advance Steel template also stores the unit settings that will be set as default when starting a new project. Those units can be changed from the Project data, but having them preset in the template helps getting a new project stared faster. To set up the units: • Open the AutoCAD Units option using the _units command. • Set the Insertion scale units to the desired unit. • Set how the length unit is represented from Length – Type and Precision. 44 Advance Steel Implementation Guide Note: the Angle units do not affect any of the Advance Steel functionalities. • Close the dialog and use Save as from the AutoCAD menu. • Change File of type setting to Drawing Template(*.dwt). • Choose a name if needed and save. • In the next dialog that appears, set the Measurement to one of the two values, based on the template specifics: ozon English – imperial based template, with units set to inch, pounds, etc. o Metric – metric based templates, with units set to mm, kg, etc. 45 Advance Steel Implementation Guide • The Description field can be used for notes that describe the template, but will have no effect in the Advance Steel abstrak. • Press OK to save the file. You cannot change other units, such as length, from the template level. Based on the template characteristics (Metric or Imperial), the weight, provinsi, volume and so on, will be set accordingly, based on an internal mapping. For example, for an Imperial template, the weight is set to pound, the area to square foot and the debit to cubic inch. Steel Connections – Predefined Configurations An easy way to deploy steel connections in the transendental stage is to use the Advance Steel Joint Library functionality. This library is a collection of parameters that are instantly applied to a connection, allowing the connection detailer to quickly configure the connection’s geometrical parameters based on the input parameters. During the implementation stage, an important step is to review and make the necessary configurations to the existing libraries. Those connection libraries can be shared between multiple users, and also migrated from one version to another – they are an important component that simplify the modeling stage and reduce any potential connection design errors. Use and review library entries Each steel connection in Advance Steel contains a Library tab, which is specific masing-masing connection – use a different location in the program database system. This tab contains a table-style view, with multiple entries that have an associated set of values. You can switch between those entries by clicking on the lines and this will apply the respective set of values to the connection configuration. All the geometrical or attribute settings available in the connection are stored here, so the configuration can be fully stored, without losing any parameters. When adjusting those entries: 46 Advance Steel Implementation Guide • Review the existing entries: For most used steel connections, Advance Steel provides out-of-the-box configurations for the most common beam configurations. For example, the Clip Angle connection provides a full set of pre-configurations, andal for the connection created between a column and any W-Shape rafter. The Comment column in those configurations also provides additional information – like the number of bolts configured in the connection. You can review entries by creating the connection and switching them – Advance Steel will automatically update the connection to use the preset. • Modify the existing configuration: ozon Use the existing entry to apply all the parameters to the current connection. o Modify the connection as needed (e.g. – Increase the distance between the bolts, add an extra bolt line, modify the weld parameters and so on) o Use the Save values button. A new line with those parameters will be created at the bottom of the list, with no comment (“-“). ozon Use the Edit button to enable the edit tren for the table view. ozon Add comments to the line to easily identify it. The existing line used as a template can be removed if it doesn’t match the company standard, to avoid overlaps. Add new steel connection presets to the Library For connections that don’cakrawala offer any out-of-the-box presets, or the preset is made on a totally new scenario, you can also add lines to the Library using the Save values. A clear Comment is advisable for providing enough information during the modeling stage for detailers. 47 Advance Steel Implementation Guide Automatically apply the library saves and use wildcards in input section configuration To simplify the use of library settings, an important step of the connection library deployment is to properly set the input elements in the library entry. The two highlighted columns contain information about what element is selected while inserting the Clip angle connection in an Advance Steel eksemplar. When the selected elements in the model match the section values stored in a library entry, Advance Steel will automatically apply it to the connection, configuring the connection geometrically to match the requirements for that scenario. This improves productivity when applying steel connections, reducing the chances of an incorrect value in one of the connections. Based on the following configuration possibilities, the Library can be used in various scenarios, answering to most common workflow requirements: • Use an exact profile name in the Section fields. By default, this is how Advance Steel saves a library entry, so creating the connection between beams modeled as required by the project and saving the respective entry in the database will ensure a fast and smooth configuration. • Use a dash “-“, combined with the default name entered in the Comment field. To do this, access the Edit dialog in the Library. Those two parameters allow the configuration of a default line, which will always be used by Advance Steel, regardless of the connection input elements or their positioning in the model. • Use only one dash for the sections, while configuring them with a relevant name. This allows the configuration of multiple lines, and prevents Advance Steel from using them automatically. You will then be able to select the lines and apply the values manually, depending on the scenario. • Use wildcard values: A common practice when creating good library entries that are automatically used, but covering multiple scenarios, is to use wildcard values. Those are introduced in the Section name definition of the library, and can partially or fully replace a section name. Example: AISC 14.1W\\% – tells the library entry that this line will apply for all AISC 14.1 W sections, regardless of the section size. 48 Advance Steel Implementation Guide AISC 14.1 W\\W21% – adds additional filtering to the rule above. It still applies to all AISC 14.1 W sections, but it also filters those that are W21. This means that this rule will apply the connection to W21x68, W21x62, W21x101, etc. Chapter V – Numbering Setting up Advance Steel to provide element numbering for both assembly and parts requires a mix of configuration and workflow adjustments, to allow automatic rules to create the part marks following a set of parameters during the automatic identical part detection and numbering process. Prefixes There are two manual prefix methods that can be used on demand if some specific objects require a distinct prefix that can’t be covered by a generic rule. In addition to these, Advance Steel provides a configuration page where prefixes for all objects can be set, and then automatically used during the numbering process. The prefix configuration also requires a workflow adjustment during 3D modeling in Advance Steel, where certain model role attributes need to be set for steel beams and plates. You can adjust the prefix configuration using the Prefix settings, located in the Output tab > Part marks panel: In addition to the Advance category that stores out-of-the-box prefix settings, any customer setting needs to be stored in one of the two other existing categories: User or Project. User: settings are stored in Advance Steel files, and can be reused at any point by the same user on multiple projects. Also, as the settings are stored in a database, they are available to anyone within the company that connects to the same configuration files. Project: the configuration is stored within the model file itself. Any change done to the project category will not affect the Advance Steel configuration files. Therefore, this is not shared with other projects or other users. Instead, the entire prefix configuration will be available when opening the respective model file on any computer (inside or outside the company). The prefix settings categories can be used as follows, to ensure the best possible output and also to easily exchange these settings from project to project, when prefix requirements need to be adjusted: 49