How are elements missing from the database represented?

 
  • Information
  • Software
    Autodesk Advance Steel
  • Module
    Autodesk Advance Steel - Detailing
  • Version
    ≥2015
  • Type
    Modeling
  • Difficulty
    *

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.

How are elements missing from the database represented?

If the model is opened on a computer on which these sections are not in the database, the representation and other properties are incorrect.

•The section which is missing from database is displayed with the class specific form, but the dimension is incorrect and the section field in the Advance Properties dialog is empty.
• The representation for the new class and for the user section is a triangle.
• For all missing sections, the following message appears in command line: *** The following profile could not be found in the databases: ...

How are elements missing from the database represented?

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:

• The bolts have the same representation, but the information is missing from the Advance Properties dialog.
• The anchors have a modified representation.

How are elements missing from the database represented?

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:

• The detail drawings which do not contain BOM on the drawing remain in the “Current” category, even if the model elements are not properly displayed.

How are elements missing from the database represented?

• The BOM on the drawing or the BOM generated from the model require an update, because the weight and surface have changed.

How are elements missing from the database represented?

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.

How are elements missing from the database represented?

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