Advance Steel


#Steel #Structural Detailing #Fabrication

Advance Steel is a steelwork-detailing software package. It features dedicated macros for creating common connections and other structural elements, such as stairs, railings, ladders, bracing and portal frames. In addition, it automatically generates fully-dimensioned fabrication drawings, material lists, and NC data for CNC workshop machines.

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Why use Advance Steel?

Streamline structural steelwork and architectural metalwork modeling and automate documentation

Steelwork Modeling

Create 3D models easily in an AutoCAD environment by using the built-in global steel sections library

Parametric Connections

Apply over 200 industry standard connections between beams and easily configure to your requirements

Powerful Macros

Dedicated macros for portal frames, railings, stairs, and other common structural elements

Advanced Verification

Verify your model for fabrication by using the built-in clash check and other tools

Automated Documentation

Generate fully-dimensioned part and fabrication drawings in addition to general arrangement drawings. Easily create lists and schedules.

CNC Data

Produce full sets of NC and DXF files for a whole model in seconds

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The 5 key benefits of Advance Steel

  • Enable simple 3D modeling of steelwork in an AutoCAD environment
  • Support a library of over 200 parametric connections
  • Deliver advanced macros for common structural / architectural features
  • Support fully-automated production of manufacturing drawings
  • Automate NC and DXF files
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Need to go further? Add PowerPack for Advance Steel
Build your 3D frame and store it in the library,  in the blink of an eye 

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The Steel Structure Designer incorporates an extensive range of building definitions and tools enabling users to configure complete structures in seconds, from standard building shapes used in industry (platforms, steel halls), to more complex models, such as office buildings or structures with curved roofs, in seconds.

Factory or Building Library  Intelligent BIM workflows
No matter the type of structure, Factory or Building, the Steel Structure Designer helps you to define the geometry of the structure (rows, bays, levels), then the portal frames that will support the roof, intermediate columns, side and roof bracings, railing and purlins, including steel panels, or cladding, that cover the entire structure. The macro incorporates a library which gives the possibility to save all configurations and types of structures for later usage. Designed to save you considerable time, the functionalities of the Steel Structure Designer are able to run across multiple platforms including Autodesk® Advance Steel (as part of PowerPack for Advance Steel) and GRAITEC Advance Design, enabling flexible and intelligent BIM workflows.

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Advance Steel key features

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Steelwork Modelling

Autodesk Advance Steel streamlines structural steelwork and architectural metalwork modelling, and it also helps automate documentation. This allows you to reduce your administration burden and deliver enhanced productivity.


Parametric Connections

Advance Steel allows you to save time on your design projects by easily creating 3D models in an AutoCAD environment, using the built-in global steel sections library.

Powerful Macros

Advance Steel enables you to benefit from design flexibility. With the help of the solution, you can apply over 200 industry standard connections between beams and, by so doing, easily configure designs to your precise requirements.


Advanced Verification

Advance Steel helps you get ahead of the game by utilizing built-in clash detection and other tools to verify your model for fabrication–all before moving on to the drawing creation phase.

Advance Steel | GRAITEC CANADA
Advance Steel | GRAITEC CANADA

Automated Documentation

With the Advance Steel solution, you can generate fully-dimensioned part and fabrication drawings and general arrangement drawings quickly and easily, while also rapidly creating lists and schedules.


CNC Data

By using Advance Steel, you can produce full sets of NC and DXF files for a whole model in seconds, accelerating your project delivery.

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Other features

Stairs, Railings and Cage Ladders
Model miscellaneous steelwork more quickly

Sheet Metal and Folded Plate Work
Create folded elements of any shape more quickly

Dynamo Extension for Advance Steel
Create parametric complex structures with a visual programming tool

Built-in Connection Design Engine
Enable users to check steel-connection design in real-time

Steel Shop Drawings
Generate more accurate drawings for fabrication

Bills of Material (BOM)
Automatically generate BOMs based on design data

Drawing Update with Revision
Spend less time tracking modifications with revision clouds

Bi-directional Link with Revit
Speed time to fabrication with model synchronisation

Robot Structural Analysis Interoperability
Optimise your structure with bi-directional links

BIM 360 Interoperability
Collaborate more efficiently across the design team

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Advance Steel News

GRAITEC Continues to Bring Value and Support to Advance SteelGraitec Continues to Bring Value and Support to Advance Steel

At Graitec, we take pride in our global support team with more than 300 technical experts in more than 15 countries. Following Autodesk’s communications around advance capabilities for Steel Detailing and Design in BIM, we remain committed to delivering exceptional customer experiences to all of our clients in the steel industry.