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Advance Steel 2021 for structural steel design

Advance Steel detailing software gives structural engineers and detailers a large library of intelligent parametric structural elements, steel connections and automatic tools for miscellaneous steelwork.

Steel modelling

  • Parametric steel connections

    Ready-to-use Connection Vault can help to save time.

  • Enhanced

    Stairs, railings and cage ladders

    Model miscellaneous steelwork more quickly.

  • Sheet metal and folded plate work

    Create folded elements of any shape more quickly.

  • Enhanced | Dynamo extension for Advance Steel

    Create parametric complex structures with a visual programming tool.

  • Built-in connection design engine

    Check steel-connection design in real time.

  • Propagation of steel connections

    Manage repetitive connection design more easily and efficiently.

Detailing & documentation

  • General arrangement drawings

    Produce clearer drawings for erection on site.

  • Enhanced

    Steel shop drawings

    Generate more accurate drawings for fabrication.

  • NC data

    Generate data for CNC workshop machines.

  • New | Hide/show detailed parts

    Isolate parts and assemblies already detailed for fabrication.

  • Bill of materials

    Automatically generate BOMs based on design data.

  • Drawing update with revision

    Spend less time tracking modifications with revision clouds.


  • Enhanced

    Bi-directional link with Revit

    Speed time to fabrication with model synchronisation.

  • Robot Structural Analysis interoperability

    Optimise your structure with bi-directional links.

  • Enhanced

    BIM 360 interoperability

    Collaborate more efficiently across the design team.

  • AutoCAD Plant 3D interoperability

    Integrate real-time workflow.

  • MIS software interoperability

    Export data via KISS, XML or IFC with MIS software.

  • Customised settings import

    Import your customised settings when moving to new versions.

  • Open and flexible API

    Extend and enhance the use of Advance Steel.

  • IFC capabilities

    Import or export a 3D model to an IFC 2x3 file.

  • View native drawings in AutoCAD

    View Advance Steel drawings with object enabler.

  • Navisworks interoperability

    Integrate data for quantification, simulation and review.

  • Shared views

    Improve collaboration within or outside your organisation.

  • Attach a point cloud

    Work with a point cloud for greater accuracy.

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