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Autodesk Advanced Steel


The Autodesk® Advanced Steel software is a powerful 3D modelling application that streamlines the fabrication process through the use of a 3D model, which is used to create fabrication drawings, Bill of Materials (BOM) lists, and files for Numerical Control (NC) machines.


Features & Benefits

  •  This is a recognized Autodesk course, as The CAD Corporation (Pty) Ltd is a registered Autodesk Training Provider.


  • Get 12 months access to your course via our myWay Learning Platform that includes video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more.
  • Take full advantage of our new Hybrid Learning by attending on campus or virtually. Have all your classes ready to be downloaded and watched, anytime, anywhere. (Read More) 


  • Attendees will gain confidence and enhance their practical skills and knowledge in this field.


Salaries & Skills

  • How to perform a basic setup of the modelling environment
  • Get to know the ribbon and user interface terminology
  • Identify the panels and the tools
  • Using the tools and properties palettes
  • Navigate around the drawing using commands such as Start a New Project
  • Project Information
  • Create the Building Grid
  • Levels
  • Place Construction Elements
  • Automatic Steel Connections
  • Create Model Views – and their use by Cameras for GA creation
  • Create a Straight Stairs Between Two Points
  • Create Handrailing Between Selected Points
  • Insert a Spiral Staircase in the 3D Model
  • Insert a Vertical Caged Ladder and Monowills
  • Create Rectangular Grating
  • Create the Portal Frame
  • Connect the Frame
  • Copy the Frame and Connections
  • Apply Bracing
  • Insert Cold Rolled Purlins and Sheeting Rails
  • Insert Cladding Panels
  • Create a Roof Truss and apply the Connections
  • Create Hip Rafters
  • Create Purlins to the hip roof, apply connections and insert Eaves beams
  • Create the Platform Support Steelwork
  • Create a Stair
  • Insert the Mezzanine Floor Cold Rolled Steelwork
  • Create Flooring Panels
  • Apply Handrailing to the Stairs and Platform
  • Different information management systems and Exchange formats
  • Configure Numbering and Marking prior to creating NC Files
  • Add Project Information to the NC Files
  • Produce DXF files for plates with Hard Stamping
  • Generate Manufacturer Specific Cold Rolled CAM Data
  • Create User Connections
  • Insert User Connections
  • Modify User Connections
  • The Drawing Style Manager
  • Drawing Prototypes
  • The Title Block
  • The Drawing Frame
  • BOM’s and Revision Tables
  • The Management Tools application
  • Element Transfer between Advance Steel and Revit
  • Structural Columns and Framings Transfer
  • Steel Fabrication Element Transfer
  • Structural Connection Transfer and Synchronisation
  • Analysis Results Transfer from Revit to Advance Steel
  • Level Import and Export
  • Grid Transfer and Synchronisation
  • The GTC Mapping Database
  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    In Class/Virtual Class, Hybrid Learning (Learn More)
    • 3 Days (08:30 – 16:00) Classes are  presented via our Hybrid Learning allowing learners the flexibility to attend on campus or in the comfort of their home or workplace.
  • Course Prerequisites

    No previous CAD experience is necessary, however before using this courseware the student should have working knowledge of the following:

    • Design, drafting or engineering principles

Our Delivery Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience, done during the traditional 08:00 – 16:00 working day.

Online Mentored Learning

Do a course at your pace via our “myWay Online Mentored Learning”, combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, an online course mentor, extra resources, questionnaires and more, all supported via out Online Student Portal.

Part Time Mentored Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.

Available Exams and Certifications

On completion the learner will earn:

  • Certificate of Completion from Autodesk


Note: All certificates are electronically issued.

Important Notes

  • Learners to arrive at the training venue from 08:00 in preparation for 08:30 starting time
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order.
  • For full day, on campus courses, Learnfast will supply you with a computer to use for training (if applicable),& tea/coffee and a full lunch. Catering is not included for On-Site training and laptops are available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via email at least 5-10 working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees will be retained for no shows.
  • Virtual learners are required to have a stable internet connection & a working headset available for sound purposes.
  • Learners who use their own laptops are fully responsible to ensure that administration rights, software installations, etc. are working sufficiently prior to training.
  • Learnfast reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • Learnfast is not responsible for costs associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Module 1: Introduction to Advance Steel

This exercise comprises of three parts and provides practical examples of working with the interface to open, view and save several models.

  • Getting Started
  • Exploring the User Interface
  • Info Center
  • Tool Palettes
  • Viewing the Mode


Module 2: Starting a New Project

In this exercise, we will explore the topics covered earlier in more detail. We will first start a new project in a folder created with the same name as the model (.dwg) file using a template file containing default settings such as the current coordinate system, the orientation, object snap settings and layer assignment.

  • Start a New Project
  • Project Information
  • Creating the Building Grid
  • Levels
  • Placing Construction Elements
  • Automatic Steel Connections


Module 3: Project Documentation

In this exercise, we will explore the topics outlined in the previous section in greater detail. First, we will use the checking tools to check for hard clashes, tool clearances and errors such as bolt edge distances. We will then number the model and create general arrangement and shop drawings. Finally, we will create the bill of materials.

  • Perform a Model Clash Check
  • Number the Model Elements
  • General Arrangement & Shop Drawings
  • Create Bill Of Materials (BOMs)
  • Instance and Type parameters


Module 4: Explaining Network Applications and Storage Services

This exercise looks at the creation of stairs and handrailing. After specifying the model views, we will first create a straight stair using two points, then define the handrailing. Next, we will insert a spiral staircase in the 3D model, then create a vertical caged ladder. Finally, we will create some different types of grating.

  • Create Model Views
  • Create a Straight Stairs Between Selected Points
  • Create Handrailing Between Selected Points
  • Insert a Spiral Staircase in the 3D Model
  • Insert a Vertical Caged Ladder
  • Create Rectangular Grating


Module 5: Create a Portal Frame Building

In this exercise, we will create a portal frame then apply the connections. We will copy the frame to create the bays, then add the bracing, purlins, sheeting rails and cladding panels.

  • The Portal Frame
  • The Frame Connections
  • Vertical Bracing
  • Roof Bracing
  • Purlins and Sheeting Rails
  • Cladding


Module 6: Trusses and Hip Roofs

In this exercise we will insert a truss in the 3D model using the Truss generator macro, then create the hip rafters and finally, insert and connect the cold rolled purlins.

  • Roof Trusses
  • Placing a Truss
  • Define the Truss
  • Hipped Roofs
  • Purlins


Module 7: Mezzanine Floor, Stair and Handrails

In this exercise we introduce the Mezzanine Floor – Insert macro to create the cold rolled mezzanine floor steelwork.

  • Mezzanine Floor
  • Primary Members
  • Place a Stair
  • Secondary Steelwork
  • Flooring
  • Handrailing


Module 8: NC File Creation

In this exercise we will number the model prior to creating NC and DXF files for hot and cold rolled steelwork. We will then modify the Management Tools to change the output name to include the project number and also place the reference on a component as a hard stamp.

  • Create NC-DSTV and DXF Files
  • Generate Cold Rolled CNC
  • CAM Data
  • Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • File Exchange Formats


Module 9: Custom Connections

In the exercise we will create a custom connection using objects from the Connection Vault, then apply the connection to another situation before modifying it. Next, we will define a connection using manually created objects such as bolts, plates, clip angles, welds etc.

  • Create a User Connection
  • Insert a User Connection
  • Modify a User Connection


Module 10: Drawing Customisation

In this exercise we will create custom general arrangement, assembly, and single part drawing styles in our project. We will define the custom drawing prototype to be used and update the title block with a company logo, then use the Management Tools to modify the properties of the drawing’s elements.

  • Drawing Styles
  • The Drawing Style Manager
  • Drawing Prototypes
  • The Title Block
  • Management Tools


Module 11: Interoperability

In this exercise we will import a series of SMLX files to Advance Steel which was created in Revit using the Advance Steel Extension for Revit add on. We will then apply connections, export the updated model, and synchronise it with the Revit model.

  • Element Transfer between Advance Steel and Revit
  • Structural Columns and Framings Transfer
  • Steel Fabrication Element Transfer Structural Connection Transfer and Synchronisation
  • Analysis Results Transfer from Revit to Advance Steel Level Import and Export
  • Grid Transfer and Synchronisation
  • The GTC Mapping Database
    No dates have been specified for this course.
    Please contact The CAD Corporation for more information and dates on this course.

Online Training Booking Form

By completing the below online booking, a booking confirmation will be sent out and an invoice will be generated. A place will be reserved on this course and you are expected to attend. If you require a quote first please contact The CAD Corporation offices and speak to a sales consultant.

Autodesk Advanced Steel

  1. By booking for this course, an invoice will be generated and you will be liable for the payment of this invoice. If you require a quote, please contact The CAD Corporation Offices.
  2. After the generation of the invoice a training confirmation will be emailed using the details provided above.
  3. The CAD Corporation retains the rights to change this calendar without any notification.
  4. Tea/coffee and a light lunch will be provided.
  5. All university students will receive a 10% discount for cash payments.
  6. The minimum notice of cancellation is 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. If you fail to do so the full amount is payable.
  7. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.

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