I've been an Advance steel user for around 5 years now and I love the software, one exception. In that 5 years I've tried using the guardrail macro too many times to count and come up empty every time.
It is absolutely and utterly worthless when you are trying to make an accurate guardrail. Ive even had trainers here from Graitec who agreed with me. There is simply no way to do the simple things that the majority of stair guardrails need and are required in my job. The diagrams in the macro are not even accurate! Just an example:
The simplest thing like aligning the end post with the top or bottom nosing is impossible to do from the macro! It even asks you if you want to use a nosing relative to start point, and then doesnt work. It aligns it parallel to the stringer! so you end up with your post being out of alignment with the nosing system line. A simple option would be to add "do not use parallel to stringer."
I love everything else about this software.. Are there any plans to make any changes to this tool in the future? Please for my sanity :)