Advance Steel speed can be improved by a coherent workflow, several commands or hardware configurations.
2. For computers that run on a 64-bit Windows platform the default 32-bit database access driver can be changed to a more appropriate 64-bit database access driver. To make this change please read the following FAQ.
3. "Quick draw" is a command developed especially to decrease the modeling time. Setting the "Quick draw" mode to ON will decrease the render of the elements and will no longer display the holes made by the features, thus increasing the speed of the modeling in shade mode. To read more about this command please read the following FAQ.
4. Another speed improvement can be obtained if the connecting elements are displayed in the "Standard" representation. There are two defaults in Management Tools (MT) in the "Connecting elements" category, "Representation type for bolts" and "Representation type for shear studs", that control how the bolts and shear studs will be displayed on creation. If these defaults are set to "Standard" then bolts and shear studs will be displayed only by their axis.
5. A model in which the elements are displayed in the "Standard" representation requires less RAM memory than a model in which elements are displayed in the "Feature", "Exact" or "Exact with weld preparation" representations.
6. Create bolts/studs/anchors in the least number of patterns as you can. Group as many bolts/studs/anchors as you can in a pattern. Advance Steel performs faster when it has to display a pattern than when it displays every connection object individually.
7. Create the least number of welds that you can. To do this select as much as you can the "Continuous" option in the weld properties window, to try to group as many welds as you can in one; welds that are the same thickness and type.
To repair this situation, follow the next steps:
2. Use the "Mark object" command and select the "Handle" option; the following message will appear: "Please specify the object handle". Paste the copied handle code (Ctrl+V)
To do this you have to type, on the command line, "Purge", and then "Close" the dialog. A message will display how many clone elements have been deleted.
For instance, if a user needs to represent the "bolts", there is no need to display the "holes" which are hidden under the bolt shape.