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      Advance Steel 2022 for structural steel design

      Advance Steel gives structural engineers and detailers a large library of intelligent parametric structural elements, steel connections and automatic tools for steelwork. Advance Steel 2022 provides better navigation between files and enhanced drawing capabilities.

      Steel modelling

      • Parametric steel connections

        Ready-to-use automated connections can help to save time.

      • Stairs, railings and cage ladders

        Model miscellaneous steelwork more quickly.

      • Image of a 3D folded element shown as unfolded on the right of the picture

        Sheet metal and folded plate work

        Create folded elements of any shape more quickly.

      • 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.

      • Propagation of steel connections

        Manage repetitive connection design more easily and efficiently.

      Detailing & documentation

      • Enhanced
        Overview drawing of a steel structure with 3D and 2D views labelled and dimensioned

        General arrangement drawings

        Produce clearer drawings for erection on site.

      • Enhanced
        Image of assembly drawings automatically created from the 3D model for steel fabrication

        Steel shop drawings

        Generate more accurate drawings for fabrication.

      • Enhanced
        NC files for steel fabrication accessible through the document manager

        NC data

        Generate data for CNC workshop machines.

      • Hide/show detailed parts

        Isolate parts and assemblies already detailed for fabrication.

      • Bills of Material

        Automatically generate BOMs based on design data.

      • Drawing update with revision

        Spend less time tracking modifications with revision clouds.


      • Enhanced
        Snippet image of a steel structure in Revit

        Bidirectional link with Revit

        Speed time to fabrication with model synchronisation.

      • 3D model of a steel structure calculated and optimised in Robot Structural Analysis Professional

        Robot Structural Analysis interoperability

        Optimise your structure with bidirectional links.

      • Enhanced
        Advance Steel 3D model shared with other team members on the BIM 360 Docs platform

        BIM 360 interoperability

        Collaborate more efficiently across the design team.

      • AutoCAD Plant 3D interoperability

        Integrate real-time workflow.

      • MIS software interoperability

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

      • Customised settings import

        Import your custom settings when moving to new versions.

      • Open and flexible API

        Extend and enhance the use of Advance Steel.

      • IFC abilities

        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 organisation.

      • Attach a point cloud

        Work with a point cloud for greater accuracy.

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