Posted Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:30:16 GMT by Willow Hoadley Atlantic Equipment Installers, Inc Detailer

I have created two special parts for a project.  The parts are shown on the model with no issue however when I generate a camera view for my E-sheets the special parts do not show.  When I check the specific view in Drawing Style Manager, special parts are to be displayed as Visible (Exact).  I am going to try deleting the camera and placing a new one to see if this fixes the problem as the special parts were added after the camera was placed.  Any thoughts would be helpful.

Posted Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:15:15 GMT by Janet Black Graitec Inc. Advance Steel Specialist

Hi Patrick,


Parts used in the Advance model and in the structured BOMs or drawings that cannot be created from other Advance objects are Special Parts.


They must be designed in separate DWGs as solids and created as Advance objects with the Advance special part tool that is on the Tools> tools palette.





The insertion point must correspond with the origin of the file that it was created in or to the UCS origin being 0,0,0.


  1. Create the special part in a separate DWG and save it with a name that will appear on the BOM

  2. Go back to the model and select Tools> tools >AdvanceSteel Special part  icon

  3. Select the point in the drawing where you want your block (Special part)  inserted

  4. Take notice of how your UCS is placed in the model drawing

  5. Select OK when the warning dialog box appears

  6. Select the browse button and navigate to where you saved your drawing (Note: the special part should not be mad into a block)
  7. The special part is now inserted into your model at the point specified.
  8. To be able to view your special part on E Sheets use "All Cameras Overview" and adjust the dept.

Hope this helps Patrick

Best Regards,







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