Attend the 2018 Advance Steel Academy

April 9-11, 2018 | Baltimore, Maryland


Don’t miss our Advance Steel Academy held in Baltimore, Maryland from April 9-11, 2018!

Our annual Advance Steel Academy is coming up April 9-11, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. Both experienced and new Autodesk® Advance Steel users will benefit from this event. You will learn all the latest Advance Steel features which will bring added value to your steel detailing process, and you will explore in depth the Autodesk AEC collection. You will also have the opportunity to network with other industry experts, including notable Autodesk leaders.


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On Monday April 9th, after a full day of training, we invite all our guests to kick back and join us for an evening at the ballpark to see the Baltimore Orioles take on the Toronto Blue Jays! Watch all the action from the Oriole Park Miller Lite Flite Deck! Attendees will also have access to free passes to attend the NASCC located at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Check out our program and enroll in our 2-day or 3-day event!

April 9, 2018

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Welcome Speech

Hugo Michaud, Managing Director, will launch the fourth edition of the Autodesk® Advance Steel Academy. He’ll present the general themes of this year and will share with the participants Graitec’s BIM vision.

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Autodesk Vision for the Structural Industry

Michael Gustafson, Industry Strategy Manager - Structural Engineering at Autodesk, will present Autodesk’s vision for the structural steel industry with regards to BIM workflows, general market trends, and Autodesk’s vision for the future.

10:30 am - 11:30 am
What’s new in Autodesk Advance Steel® 2019

Autodesk has been busy improving features and functionalities for the Autodesk Advance Steel 2019 version. In this session you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of all these latest changes

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
New Features of the Advance Steel Power Pack

We will show you all the new features that are now available in the 2019 version of the powerful add-on for Autodesk Advance Steel.

12:00 am - 1:00 pm (Lunch Session)
Discover Graitec’s new solution for steel joint calculations: Advance Design Connection 

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Secrets of Stairs with Tommy

In this technical session, we will be diving deep into the intricacies of model and detailing stair systems for both the industrial and architecture industries. We will demonstrate how to model various types of systems, customize the macros with new treads and stringer profiles and be demonstrating new features found in the Graitec Stairs and Railings that you wish you had.

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Database 1

In this course users will learn how to create fasteners bolts, anchors, and studs; how to manage new coating, materials and their preferred sizes. We will also show you how to add new shapes to existing connections, and how to convert plates into flat bars.

April 10, 2018

Chesapeake II Room

8:30 am - 10:00 am
Uncover the Railings with Tommy

In this technical session, we will be diving deep into the intricacies of model and detailing railing systems for both the industrial and architecture industries. We will demonstrate how to model several types of systems, customize the macros with new posts, top rail and mid rail profiles and be demonstrating the new features found in the Graitec Stairs and Railings that you wish you had.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
New Tech for Steel Fabricators

With all the new technology available in the AEC collection, and expectations for deliverables slowly changing in the market, discover new ways to add competitive advantages for steel fabrication with Advance Steel.  In this session, we will be discussing how to create a VR model, utilization of point clouds and the intricacies of 3D printing.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch and Learn Session
Advance Workshop

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Advance Steel powered by the AEC Collection
With Advance Steel now part of the AEC Collection, and the flexibility offered to make this switch, we would like to show you some of the tools that are now available to you. We will start with exploring Robot, then move a model to Revit to make connections, and then push that out to Advance Steel with an option to export to Naviswork and document control everything with BIM 360 docs.  We want to ensure our customers get a good understanding of what the process can be and how it can benefit them in their projects.

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Initiation to Revit Structure
With Revit being more and more present in the structural steel industry, the steel detailer will benefit by having a basic understanding of Revit Structure. In this session, we’ll show the foundation of the platform and the best strategies to exchange with Advance Steel.


Chesapeake I Room

08:30 am - 10:00 am
Database Management: Getting to know it inside out 

In this course we will briefly talk about the advantages and the different approaches that can be used to share databases through a network. We will also cover the SQL management studios, and emplacement of the different important tables through the different databases.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Magic of Dynamo and Advance Steel

Dynamo software may be the name of a famous magician, but there's a magician of a different kind with the same name called the Dynamo Extension for Advance Steel. In this training, you will learn how to make a basic portal frame structure by modeling first in Dynamo a standalone programming environment where you the designer will create it programmatically and then preview it in real time in Advance Steel software. We'll introduce you to the basic commands and functionality of the Dynamo Extension, including schemes to create sections, assign materials, and so on. We'll demonstrate how the model is linked and updated directly into Advance Steel by the extension

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Numbering BOM Management
The Numbering and BOM creation functions are two of the most time saving features in Advance Steel, especially when at the revision stages of a project.   However, with so many various settings and ways to control the output, it can feel cumbersome without knowing the intricacies of managing both the Numbering and BOM tools. In this session, we will be diving deep into the various numbering settings, ways to customize the BOM’s and create templates for multiple company profiles.

3:00 pm - 4:00pm
Understanding Advance Steel Outputs

The user will learn what are the best practices for numbering and detailing for structural steel and miscellaneous steel. We will present our suggested approach based on our experiences with users.

4:00 pm - 5:00pm
Large Model Management

We will explore the different avenues proposed to manage models using Xrefs, Multi-User and what are the keys of success when working in a BIM environment using Autodesk Advance Steel

April 11, 2018

Chesapeake I Room

9:00 am - 05:00 pm
Drawing Styles Customization

This session is aimed to show in detail the functionality of Drawings Styles Customization and processes such as:

  • • Creation of labelling strategies
  • • Creation of views and object presentations
  • • Creation of dimension strategies
  • • Association of dimension strategies & the drawing styles

12:00 am - 1:00 pm Lunch Session
Round Table Discussion on the PIP Standards

Join us for our PIP Standards (Process Industry Practices) roundtable lunch discussion. While these standards are not “regulated” for the industry, they are employed as “accepted practices” in order to achieve results regulated by OSHA, IBC and other federal and state regulatory entities. These PIP Standards would be a clear added value to Autodesk Advance Steel, and the Graitec team needs your advice and feedback.


April 9 - 10, 2018

REGULAR PRICE US $695.00 + tax


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April 9 - 11, 2018

REGULAR PRICE US $995.00 + tax


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If applicable, please remit any sales tax to appropriate state tax office.

*Cancellation fees applicable after March 14 (US$250.00)


Enjoy Special Rate at US $159.00!

Click HERE to book your room at the Holiday Inn or call 1-800-HOLIDAY and refer to the GRAITEC User Group event (Group Code: GUG). Special Rate ends March 16, 2018


Holiday Inn Inner Harbor
301 West Lombard Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA


Main contact

Stephanie Martel
450-674-0657 #300
1-800-724-5678 #300