The drawings are created in separate DWG files from the model, however they are linked to track changes. This allows the update of the details after any model modifications.
The program offers an advanced tool, the Drawing Style Manager, which allows configuring the automatic detailing so that the created details meet any company standards, customer request or project specifications.
Thus, the element representation, labels and dimensions can be configured.
In a drawing style the following can be configured:
A drawing style for a model or for selected objects can be assigned during the creation of drawings. It is also possible to assign a drawing style to an object during its creation or later.
The details are automatically dimensioned and labeled, but additional dimensions and labels can be added manually using Advance Steel's special tools.
Next, let's see an overview of the detailing process for a simple structure: a flat frame consisting of two HEA 240 columns and a horizontal tie beam with an IPE 300 section. The columns are connected to the tie beam by bolted joints.
1. General arrangement drawings (isometrics, elevations and node details)
Depend on the current UCS and the view is in the Z-axis direction.
In elevations, the following elements are displayed:
The node details also displays the plate part marks and the weld symbols.
2. Shop drawings
Each detail contains the views and dimensions required for the fabrication.
For complex models, various views and details can be easily created:
For stairs and railings special drawing styles are available allowing automatic creation of drawings containing:
The various Advance Steel functionalities for steel construction detailing have been developed in order to get maximum productivity and quality in creating drawings that meet exactly the requirements. Practically, any drawing, with all necessary information can be created using the appropriate settings.
Read more about different functionalities of Advance Steel in the following articles: