Posted Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:02:21 GMT by Selmir Alic


I have been wondering if there will be a rendering option in the stand-alone version of graitec or not. I have always wondered why the render tab was there when none of the commands are actually recongnised. It would be a useful tool to have.

What is a good program to use to accompany Graitec in the rendering process (hopefully a free software)?


Posted Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:57:46 GMT by Janet Black Graitec CANADA Advance Steel Specialist


Render in AS 2014-SP2 Stand alone


There is a rendering option in Advance steel 2014 SP-2 Stand alone


You must first create your preferred materials by selecting the Materials icon. Render-1.jpg


Select” Create new material" and navigate to the folder where you keep the images. Render-2.jpg


Name it and selectOK


A New material dialog box appears


Select the material you just created (Steel-1) from the list on the left and click the "Apply to object(s)"


Select the objects, choose the lighting you prefer. Render-3.jpg


Select the Render icon which will bring up a Render dialog box


Select the Save image button then the Render button. Render-3.jpg


Select the Realistic Visual style to view your results.


Play around with the lighting and materials until you accomplish your desired results. I have exaggerated the lighting and materials for your viewing.




 Note: You can also use the Render tools that AutoCAD has to offer.


Best regards,


Janet Black






Posted Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:06:45 GMT by Selmir Alic

So in the 2013 version, the buttons are only for show or do I need to download something to make them work?

Posted Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:40:46 GMT by Janet Black Graitec CANADA Advance Steel Specialist

To activate the tool You must first create your preferred materials by selecting the Materials icon and creat a material to attach to a beam column...That started the process for me.


Posted Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:35:37 GMT by Selmir Alic

See attached file.

The materials command it uses is unrecognized...


Posted Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:53:10 GMT by Alick O'May Peter Mitchell and Sons draftman

i figer out the RENDER Degenerate geometry instant crash can be avodid by making shore  evry part's material has been changed 

but 1 very small bit off flat bar  at defalt seting 800X600 sampel 1   took over 30 minets to not finesh i canceled it after  30 minets  it hade taking 100% of 1 cpu core for  the whoil time 

when render used to work (on defalt seting ) it took seconds  to finesh 

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