3D modeling software for steel detailing, design, fabrication, and construction

Import 3D models to accelerate steel fabrication

Structural engineers can use a bidirectional link between Advance Steel detailing software and Revit to collaborate on the same 3D model, saving time and minimizing errors.


Propagation of steel connections

Manage repetitive connection design more easily and efficiently.

Parametric steel connections

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

Stairs, railings, and cage ladders

Model miscellaneous steelwork more quickly.

Sheet metal and folded plate work

Create folded elements of any shape more quickly.

Fabrication data information

Access and transfer fabrication data and properties.

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.

Performance improvements

Experience improvements in speed with faster save time and 50% faster install time for solid state hard drives.

More Features

Detailing and documentation

Cut view symbols improvement

Control cut view symbols representation.

General arrangement drawings

Produce clearer drawings for erection at site.

Steel shop drawings

Generate more accurate drawings for fabrication.

NC data

Generate data for CNC workshop machines.

Create more accurate BOMs

Automatically generate BOMs based on design data.

Document Manager

Control and track your documentation.

Drawing update with revision

Spend less time tracking modifications with revision clouds.

ENHANCED | Labels placement

Control label alignment on drawings.


Bidirectional link with Revit

Speed time to fabrication with model synchronization.

AutoCAD Plant 3D interoperability

Integrate real-time workflow.

Robot Structural Analysis interoperability

Optimize your structure with bidirectional links.

BIM 360 interoperabilty

Collaborate more efficiently across the design team.

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 organization.

Attach a point cloud

Work with a point cloud for greater accuracy.

MIS software interoperability

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

Custom settings import

Import your custom 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 2×3 file.

Automate repetitive tasks with an intelligent design toolset

Generate complex structures in fewer steps with the Dynamo Extension for Advance Steel. Use the library of parametric steel connections and dedicated tools to accelerate design and other tasks.

Adopt a BIM workflow for better accuracy and predictability

Automatically create and update steel fabrication deliverables. Create model-driven shop deliverables and NC files to streamline fabrication and installation.

System requirements

System requirements for Autodesk Advance Steel 2020

Operating System• Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 (64-bit)
• Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355 (64-bit)
• Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update (64-bit) (version 1607 or higher)
ProcessorBasic: 2.5–2.9 GHz processor
Recommended: 3+ GHz processor
MemoryBasic: 8 GB
Recommended: 16 GB
Display ResolutionBasic: 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
Recommended: 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Disk Space• 9 GB
• 1 GB additional free disk space is recommended for disk cache
Note: The system temporary folder requires up to 12 GB of additional free space during download installation.
Pointing DeviceMS-Mouse compliant
Media• Install Now (WI)
• Installation from USB (IMG)
• Download / Browser (DLM)
BrowserGoogle Chrome™
.NET Framework.NET Framework Version 4.7
Additional RequirementInternet connectivity for license registration
Additional requirements for Large Datasets, Point Clouds, and 3D Modeling• 6 GB free hard disk available not including installation requirements
• 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/S Bandwidth and DirectX11 compliant
• 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/S Bandwidth and DirectX11 compliant.

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