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Advance Steel 2020 for structural steel design

Advance Steel detailing software gives structural engineers and detailers a large library of intelligent parametric structural elements, steel connections, and plates.

Steel modeling

  • New

    Propagation of steel connections

    Manage repetitive connection design more easily and efficiently.

  • Parametric steel connections

    Ready-to-use Connection Vault can help save time.

  • Stairs, railings, and cage ladders

    Model miscellaneous steelwork more quickly.

  • Sheet metal and folded plate work

    Create folded elements of any shape more quickly.

  • Fabrication data information

    Access and transfer fabrication data and properties.

  • Dynamo extension for Advance Steel

    Create parametric complex structures with a visual programming tool.

  • Built-in connection design engine

    Check steel-connection design in real time.

  • Intelligent structural objects

    Speed modeling with object libraries and wizards. 

More features

Detailing and documentation

  • New

    Cut view symbols improvement

    Control cut view symbols representation.

  • General arrangement drawings

    Produce clearer drawings for erection at site.

  • Steel shop drawings

    Generate more accurate drawings for fabrication.

  • NC data

    Generate data for CNC workshop machines.

  • Create more accurate BOMs

    Automatically generate BOMs based on design data.

  • Document Manager

    Control and track your documentation.

  • Drawing update with revision

    Spend less time tracking modifications with revision clouds.

  • Enhanced | Labels placement

    Control label alignment on drawings.


  • Enhanced

    Bidirectional link with Revit

    Speed time to fabrication with model synchronization.

  • AutoCAD Plant 3D interoperability

    Integrate real-time workflow.

  • Robot Structural Analysis interoperability

    Optimize your structure with bidirectional links.

  • Enhanced

    BIM 360 interoperabilty

    Collaborate more efficiently across the design team.

  • MIS software interoperability

    Export data via KISS, XML, or IFC with MIS software.

  • Custom settings import

    Import your custom settings when moving to new versions.

  • Open and flexible API

    Extend and enhance the use of Advance Steel.

  • IFC capabilities

    Import or export a 3D model to an IFC 2x3 file.

  • View native drawings in AutoCAD

    View Advance Steel drawings with object enabler.

  • Navisworks interoperability

    Integrate data for quantification, simulation, and review.

  • Shared views

    Improve collaboration within or outside your organization.

  • Attach a point cloud

    Work with a point cloud for greater accuracy.