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GRAITEC Advantages – FAQ

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Autodesk Advance Steel
What do the abbreviations used in the drawing styles mean?

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In order to create the drawings using Autodesk Advance Steel, the drawing styles, defined by user or
predefined, are used. The name of a drawing style consists of abbreviations. It is useful to know what the
abbreviation means in order to use the correct drawing style and to obtain the desired result.
All drawing styles are stored in the Drawing Style Manager and the most used can be found in the Quick
Documents.

The drawing styles are displayed in two main categories: Advance (they cannot be modified) and User (they
can be modified, deleted and new ones can be added).

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GRAITEC Advantages – FAQ Depending on the Autodesk Advance Steel installation language.GA 3D View” category:   “View” is a word used for the detail style that depends on the UCS orientation (view in XY plan). . which depend on the camera type. without limits in the front/rear direction (+Z/-Z axis). www. one of them for single parts (Sp) and the other three for main parts (Mp). For those drawing styles. on English International version are seven categories. cut sections. three of them contain drawing styles for general arrangement (GA). the drawing styles are organized in specific categories. For example. In order to understand where the abbreviations come from. A drawing style contains one or more views. . are created. endplate views and welding preparation sections.The drawing styles used to create the single part drawings or the main part drawings contain one or more views.graitec. we further analyze as samples: .The drawing styles used to create a general arrangement (GA) contain only one view because it depends on the UCS orientation from the model or a “camera” object needs to be selected. specific drawing processes. The detail styles from this category are in specially used to obtain 3D views if the model is isometric oriented and UCS is set on “View”.The views from “1 .com . the displayed views depend on the “Necessary View Wizard”. Also. “Camera” is a word used for the detail style that requires selecting a “camera” object from the model in order to obtain a view in a drawing.

which consists only in the resulted position after numbering the assemblies. F8 refers to a Front infinite view.GA Detail View” category    “Detail” is a word used for drawing styles that are used to create node details. and “Guid” means that a leader line is created for marking the labeled element. “VH” means Visible Hidden. . plates. “PosSm” refers to the text height for the position number label.The plan views/elevations from the “3 . “Mp” means that only the main parts are labeled. too. “PosSmGuid” informs about the label content.GRAITEC Advantages – FAQ      “Sel. The detailed elements (beams.The node details from the “2 . The detailed elements (beams. if necessary. meaning that all elements from +Z axis direction are displayed in the resulted view.GA Elevation View” category   “Intersection” is a word used for the drawing style that depends on the UCS orientation (view in XY plan) and have limits in front/rear direction (+Z/-Z axis) “F8R0” refers to the display elements placed in Front (+Z) and Rear (-Z). two diagonal points need to be selected in order to obtain a view. To apply this drawing style. bolts. bolts. plates. “NoDim” is a specific word for the views without dimensions.graitec. “MpSp” means that the main parts and the single parts are labeled. . and R0 www. to display the section/plate name (for example HEA 100/PL 10). “V” means Visible. Also.com . etc. which in this case is small. etc.) are displayed only with visible lines. In other drawing styles appear the abbreviation “NoLab” which means without labels or “Name PosSmGuid”.Parts” means that only the selected parts are displayed in the view. In more details.) are displayed with visible and hidden lines. the drawing styles from this category are UCS orientation dependent.

purlins.The assembly details from the “5 . then specific dimension lines are created. The other elements that haven’t axes (like plates) are displayed with visible and hidden lines. “GrSy” means Grid System.Assembly” category www. In this category. The beams are displayed with visible lines. . top to bottom if is necessary.The single parts details from the “4 – Singlepart” category       The drawing styles from this category can be used only for the elements which are numbered with single parts position. folded beams. there are specific drawing styles for various model objects like beams. Also.graitec. The resulted views are according with the internal UCS of the element. plates and gratings. bottom” means that for a beam. If the building grid is displayed in the drawing. cambered beams. “1:1” and “1:10” are the default scales used to display the views for some of the drawing styles from this category “CX” means Clipping in X-direction and “CO” means Clipping Off . “Bo” means Bolts.GRAITEC Advantages – FAQ   means that the elements from -Z axis are not displayed. then specific dimension lines are created. then the dimension lines between axes are created. top. three views (front. curved beams. All the drawing styles from this category that are not UCS dependent create front views. bottom to top also if is necessary) and a detail for weld preparations are created.com . If bolts are displayed in the drawing. hidden lines and profile axis. if the beam system lines are displayed in the drawing. “FR500” means that the elements which are in front with 500 mm and behind with 500 mm towards the XY plan are displayed in the view. “Sp” means Single part “Beam front. “VHA” means Visible Hidden Axis.

. because the resulted views are dependent on the main part’s internal UCS. www. which are main parts in an assembly. in this category. Also.The special assembly details from the “7 .GRAITEC Advantages – FAQ     The drawing styles from this category can be used only for the elements which are numbered with assembly positions. It is very important to know which the main part is in an assembly. Curved Beams.Special Structural Parts” category. AutoIntersections) are dependent on the main parts internal UCS and the drawing styles named with “at UCS” are dependent on the model UCS orientation.The stair and railing details from the “6 . Tie Beams.Stairs and Railings” category. The drawing styles from this category are specific for some model objects like Columns. Top. there are drawing styles that can be used for any main part model object and depends on the model’s UCS orientation (for example: “Mainpart – UCS”). .com . Cambered Beams. gratings and plates. The drawing styles that contain additional views (Front.   The drawing styles from this category are specially created for stair and railing assembly details.graitec.

picket railings. cross bracings.graitec. The development views at the tube ends can be displayed if the drawing styles that contain “Templates” are used. railings and stringers).com .GRAITEC Advantages – FAQ   The assembly details from this category are created for special model objects (compression pipes. www.