navisworksnavisworksSYDNEY, Australia, March 15, 2016 - Deepak Maini announces the worldwide release of his textbooks ‘Up and Running with Autodesk Advance Steel 2016 Volume 1 and Volume 2’. Volume 1 covers in detail the process of creating the 3D structural model using Autodesk Advance Steel software and Volume 2 covers in detail the process of numbering the objects in the model and then generate 2D detail and fabrication drawings. Real-world industry examples are specially chosen for the structural steel detailing and BIM industry. The author has specifically covered a number of pain-points that the users face on day-to-day basis in their work.

The following are some salient features of Volume 1:

  • Covers Imperial units based on English US installation and Metric units based on English Australia installation.
  • 606 pages of in-depth coverage of the tools to create 3D structural model from scratch.
  • Around 400 pages of tutorials on real-world Structural and Building models.
  • Detailed discussion of the Basic and Extended Modeling tools such as Portal/Gable Frames, Purlins, Trusses, Cage Ladders, Straight Stairs, Spiral Stairs, Hand-railings, and so on.
  • Detailed coverage of the Connection Vault to insert various types of connections.
  • Detailed coverage of how to create and save custom connections.

The following are some salient features of Volume 2:

  • 306 pages of in-depth coverage of the tools to generate detail drawings of the 3D structural model.
  • Detailed discussion of how to validate the structural model for modeling error and checking the clashes in the model.
  • Detailed discussion of creating custom prefix configuration for numbering.
  • Covers in detail the process of generating the 2D drawings using drawing processes as well as drawing styles.
  • Covers basic customizing drawing processes.
  • Explains the process of basic customizing prototypes and BOM templates.
  • Covers the process of generating NC and DXF files for machining.
  • Special chapter on BIM data interoperability with Autodesk Revit.

The following free teaching resources are available for the faculty:

  • PowerPoint slides of all chapters in the textbook.
  • Teacher’s guide with answers to the end of chapter class test questions.
  • Help for designing the course curriculum.