Autodesk Advance Steel® 2018 Hot Fix 1 Readme

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This readme contains the latest information regarding the installation and use of the Hot Fix. It is strongly recommended that you read the entire document before you apply the Hot Fix to your product. For reference, you should save this document to your hard drive or print a copy.


Who Should Install This Hot Fix?


This Hot Fix can be applied to Autodesk Advance Steel® 2018 running on all supported operating systems and languages.

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Primary Issues Resolved by This Hot Fix

As a result of detailed information from customers, a number of problems were identified and fixed. Updates have been made in the following commands and features:

o    Manual dimension points on grid intersection now work as expected on limited xOy viewports, such as cameras or plan and elevation views.

o    Fixed an issue where manual dimensions received unwanted hidden grid line points (points outside the camera or other limited viewports) during update. This appeared in situations where the dimension chain was created on geometry points along visible grid lines.

o    Removing and adding certain geometry points to existing automatic dimension chains on the drawing will no longer trigger the creation of zero-dimensions during update, with multiple points along different Z-elevations on the same spot providing points to the dimension chain.

o    Fixed an issue with manual dimension chains that moved during update, after using the Insert point command to add points.

o    Fixed the dimension values for clipped oblique grid lines. The manual dimensions that use grid intersections on general arrangement views, showing oblique grid lines, clipped along the X or Y directions, will provide an accurate dimension value and a correct dimension point - which will no longer shift during update to follow the unclipped version of the sheet.

o    Automatically created grid dimension points will no longer reappear during drawing update, after being deleted or moved.

o    Fixed an issue where grid axes that were too close to one another would give an incorrect grid reference label information. The grid reference token now shows the correct grid intersection in cases where the distance between individual grids is too small. The grids are now sorted along the dimension line direction, allowing for any grid intersection to be correctly determined, including cases where grid patterns intersect single lines.

o    Fixed an issue regarding labels arranged according to compass that were moving on update even if they were placed on the correct side of the beam.

o    Fixed an issue with labels that were incorrectly combined after successive drawing updates.

o    You can now change the linetype settings in the Management Tools > Defaults category.

o    Fixed an issue with the separator element for the TXT format Export from External BOM.

o    Fixed an issue where polybeams could not be created using a closed polyline as a reference.

o    Fixed an issue that lead to program crashes when opening models containing a large amount of invalid weld preparation features.

o    Fixed an issue that caused materials from groups other than steel to not be displayed in the Common properties tab of the Search and mark objects dialog, when using the search filter command in the Advance Steel Tool Palette.

o    The images in the Management Tools > Bolts category are now properly displayed.

o    Model objects created with more than 10 model role filtering definitions are now supported by the Advance Steel Migrate Content tool when migrating detailing databases from previous versions.

o    Fixed an issue that prevented third party applications running on top of AutoCAD to automatically load their CUIx files during startup.

o    Custom connection special parts defined in Imperial System units are now inserted at the correct scale in the model.

o    Fixed a crash that occurred when opening the Library tab of the Front Plate Splice joint on the German installation.

o    Fixed a problem where the DXF settings were lost when closing the NC settings dialog.

o    Fixed an issue where special parts had to be inserted twice for the scale to match, when the template units differed from the insert unit scale. 


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General Installation Information

Before You Begin

Back Up Custom Files

It is recommended that you back up all custom CUIX, MNR, and MNL files before you apply this Hot Fix.

Administrative Privileges

During installation, you will be prompted for the original installation media or a network image. To apply this Hot Fix, you must have administrative privileges to install and uninstall products.

About Your Product

After you install the Hot Fix, updated product information displays in the About dialog box.


After you install this Hot Fix, it is recommended to reboot your system even if not prompted.

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Uninstall This Hot Fix

Windows 7 / Windows 8

1.    Start Control Panel.

2.    Click Programs.

3.    Click Programs and Features.

4.    In the Programs and Features window, in the left pane, click View Installed Updates.

5.    Find the appropriate Hot Fix in the list of updates and click Uninstall.

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Thank You

We want to express our appreciation to all our customers who identified these issues and reported them to us. Their reports gave us the opportunity to improve the product for everyone's benefit. We also thank you for your continued business, and for your feedback regarding this release.


The Advance Steel Product Team

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