About this tutorial
DW provides a multimedia tutorial to help you learn how to use various Advance tools. The tutorial contains step-by-step instructions for creating Advance elements, connections, drawings, lists and understanding Advance functions. During the over 40 lessons, you will learn how to use the most common Advance construction elements (i.e., beams, plates, connection elements, structural elements) and joints and you will create a steel structure. In the next lesson, the model is checked for errors using Advance tools for checking collisions in the model. In the following lessons, the model is numbered and then used to create drawings.
In this tutorial:
Lesson 1: Creating a building grid
Placing a building grid is the first step of 3D modeling in Advance. In this lesson, you will create a building grid that is used in the following lessons of this tutorial. Grids facilitate placing of the construction elements and for orientation in the 3D view.
You will learn how to:
• Create an axis group by distances
• Define the axis labels
The following examples describe how to create a building grid with axes in the X and Y directions, with the distances given in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Building grid – Top view
Step 01: Press Ctrl +N to open the Select template dialog, pick the AS template then select open
Step 02: On the Home tab, Select Advance steel Tool Palette icon
Step 03: On the Tool Palette, select View on UCS to show the plan view
Step 04: On the Home tab, Objects panel, click Building GRid icon to create rectangular grid
Step 05: On the command line, enter the starting point 0,0,0 and press enter
Step 06: And enter 30000, 21000 to define the second point and press enter
Step 07: Right click on Vertical grid group and select Advance properties option from the pop up menu
Step 08: input the Number and distance between grids
Step 09: do the same procedure to modify the horizontal grid group
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