This procedure explains how to change the contents of the title block in Advance Steel 2015. The same procedure can be used for earlier versions of Advance Steel but the file/folder locations may be different.
NOTE - It is strongly recommended that you ALWAYS back up of the original prototypes before starting. Make a
copy of the entire "Prototypes" folder (Ctrl-C), re-name the original folder (any name other than "Prototypes" –
"PrototypesBAK" will be fine) and then paste the original "Prototypes" folder (Ctrl-V).
The Drawing Prototypes are located in the following folder:
C:ProgramDataAutodeskAdvance Steel 2015SharedSupportPrototypes
Figure 3 - Export & Import > Insert
Figure 4 - Insert block dialogue box
Figure 5 - Select the modified 'logo.dwg' file
Figure 6 - Select 'Redefine block'
The logo will have been updated and you can continue changing the rest of your required prototypes.
Creating Multiple "Client Specific" Prototypes
When the logo is modified in a prototype the logo.dwg is embedded in the prototype and the original file (logo.dwg) is no longer considered. To create multiple client specific prototypes the "Prototypes" folder can be copied and re-named – "Prototypes_Cust1" for example – and the prototypes in the new folder can be edited in the same way above to insert your clients logo, i.e. edit the logo.dwg file and insert using the insert block tools.
Advance Steel, by default, checks in the model folder first for a folder named "Prototypes". If the folder exists, those prototypes are used for creating drawings. If the folder does not exist, the system will look in the path C:ProgramDataAutodeskAdvance Steel 2015SharedSupportPrototypes and use those prototypes – your default prototypes.
If you have created a client specific prototypes folder ("Prototypes_Cust1" in our example), the folder can be copied and pasted into the model folder and renamed "Prototypes". The client specific prototypes will be used for creating drawings.
Note – In the above example all prototypes that you use for the customer drawings must exist in the client specific prototypes directory. If a particular prototype does not exist, the prototype from the default path will be used instead.