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Advance Steel has a standard gauge line for different profiles that can be modified by the user. Advance Steel automatically finds the gauge line in the database (Astorprofile.mdb) and creates it to the corresponding entry.

Step 1 Management Tools

- Start the Management Tools by selecting MANAGEMENT TOOL on the start menu of Advance Steel.
- Start the 'TABLE EDITOR' application.
- Select "Open database (ODBC)". You will see the next window :

How is the gauge line changed in Advance Steel

- Open the AstorProfiles.
- Open the table of the profile to modify (e.g., "EXT_AISC_angle_unequal").

How is the gauge line changed in Advance Steel

- Select the profile to modify (e.g., 5 x 3 x 5/16).

How is the gauge line changed in Advance Steel

Change the gauge in the "w1" - "w2" - "w3" fields according to the following figure:

How is the gauge line changed in Advance Steel

- Note that the entries must be in metric (e.g., 3 1/2" = 88.9 mm).

How is the gauge line changed in Advance Steel

- This process must be repeated for each profile.

Step 2 Advance Steel Modeling

Insert the modified PROFILE and select “Exact” on the representation type tab. From now on, whenever you activate the exact representation in Advance Steel, it will use the new gauge line.


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