This class will explain how Canam Group integrated Advance Steel detailing software in order to detail steel beams in light gage stud walls in the firm's multiresidential projects. You'll learn how to create light gage stud walls and header beams with MWF software developed by StrucSoft Solutions, a Revit add-in. You will see how MWF can create and detail light gage stud walls efficiently. We'll cover how we import/export header beams from Revit software to Advance Steel software. You will learn how to detail the connections of the wall header beams, with user connections in Advance Steel, and how to add stiffeners, bent plates, and nelson studs. You will learn how to use the verification tools available in Advance Steel. We'll highlight the benefits of using these 2 compatible software systems to prepare the drawings for shop. We'll cover how to prepare the documents for fabrication, like computer numerical control (CNC), DXF for plates, bolt list, single parts, and cut list for studs. And, finally, you will learn how to produce the erection drawings using Revit.
- Learn how to add stiffeners, holes, and connection in beams using Advance Steel
- Learn how to prepare fabrication documents
- Learn how to use MWF (By StrucSoft Solutions) for stud wall detailing
- Learn how to prepare erection drawings
In the structural steel industry for 30 years, I graduated from school in 1987 as an Architectural Technician. I started detailing steel by hand and Autocad in a medium sized structural steel fabrication firm. In 1990, I helped a new structural steel fabrication company start from scratch. In 1993, I moved to Canam Group as a steel detailer, before becoming chief Draftsman for Steel Plus Network, a Canam Group division which was groupings of structural steel fabricators in North America. I taught structural steel detailing in college for two years. I was the Quebec Chapter Director of the NISD from 1999 to 2002. I contributed to the second and third edition of the book Detailing for Steel Construction published by the AISC in coordination with the NISD. I am now a Drafting Manager at Canam Group for a team of 75 draftsmen using 3D softwares including Revit and Advance Steel. Canam Group has 23 shops in North America, offices in Romania and India and employs 4650 people.
I graduated from school in 2015 as an Architectural Technician.I started my career at Canam Group as a Revit drafter, doing layout drawings for commercial, institutional and light industrial buildings. I learned Advance Steel 1 year ago and now use both sortwares to produce layout and shop drawings for buildings with prefabricated light gage stud walls.