The Autodesk Advance Steel database can be filled with new sections, bolts and anchors, which are used for modeling.
Even though the model can be opened on a computer on which the new elements are not added in the database, the new elements are not properly represented, or some fields in the Advance Properties dialog are empty. For example, a new section (C101x2.1), a new class (C_new) and a user section (C_user) are added.
If the model is opened on a computer on which these sections are not in the database, the representation and other properties are incorrect.
If a model with bolts and anchors is opened on a computer on which the elements are missing from the database, the following differences appear:
Derived documents can be created from the model with the database filled by the user. When the model is opened on the computer from which the user database is missing, the detail drawings and BOMs status is the following:
In a model, joints that are not from Autodesk Advance Steel installed database can be used. When the model is opened on a computer with the default database, the Advance Joint Properties dialog is empty.