Posted Fri, 05 Feb 2010 15:52:04 GMT by

Since we've bought a new version of Advance Steel, some differences were noticed between it and version 8.1.
One of them is: in version 8.1 I could choose an element in a drawing, press Delete, and that element became turned off. In version 2010 that element would be deleted and some grey rectangle appeares on its place. Is it possible to make Advance work, like it did in v 8.1, in future patches? It is very comfortable to choose'n'press, rather than to choose, open properties, go to presentation section, click "Off" and press Escape...

Thank you.
Posted Fri, 05 Feb 2010 17:16:45 GMT by Dumitru BERTEANU Graitec ROMANIA

This feature which is available when you delete an object in a detaildrawing using the "Delete" key was introduce in Advance Steel 2010, andit gives more flexibility in arranging detail drawings and customisingwhat to display in it. In AS 8.1, when you were using the "Delete" key,the respective element was hide. It was still on the drawing file, butif you had printed that drawing it won't appear in it anymore. Thisfeature is still available in A.S. 2010 but from the "AdvanceProperties" dialogue / Representation Type.
But, in A.S. 2010 the functionality of the "Delete" key was changed.Now, it will delete the respective element from the drawing. This meansthat :
- if there were hidden elements behind it, they will become visible.
-  all dimensions and labels which used as reference the deleted objects should be also deleted.
-  views created specifically for that object (e.g. : automatic cuts) will be deleted.

The grey box that appears around the area where the object you deletedis just a reminder that the drawing needs an update for the elements tobe removed from the drawing, and the other modification (like hiddenobjects behind becoming visible) to take place.
To restore the deleted elements, go to "Advance view properties", checkthe option : "Restore user-erased parts" (located on the bottom of thedialog) and press "Ok". The detail will get an update after which theobjects deleted should reappear.

Dumitru Berteanu.

Posted Mon, 08 Feb 2010 10:39:35 GMT by

Thank you very much!

You must be signed in to post in this forum.

GRAITEC Services
Free Trial
GRAITEC Products
Advance Design
Advance Workshop
Advance BIM Designers
PowerPack for Revit®
PowerPack for Advance Steel
Autodesk Products
Cloud services
Advance Steel

GRAITEC GROUP 2018 | WE'VE UPDATED OUR PRIVACY NOTICE - Click here to find out more about how we collect, store and handle your personal data and your rights.