Advance Steel 2024 – Display Types to Delete Miters

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While I was editing and redefining a custom joint in Advance Steel, I tried to delete all the operations that were executed against the members (including miters).

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I could not see a reason why I was not able to do so.

Autodesk, Micrographics, Advance Steel 2024, Display Types, Delete Miters

It turns out, one must set the display type to one where the plane defining the miter is visible. The miter would be an example of a feature. Double click on the member or open its Advance Steel properties. Navigate to the Display Type panel and choose the “Features” display type.

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One can then delete the green plane to remove the miter.

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Clearly the default setting for Advance Steel is to show clean parallel surfaces that can be designed with. Real steel members are not that simple. They have angles and radii. If one were to design using this level of detail on the members, one’s task would be rather difficult.

If you do want to see more detail (or less – and this can be helpful if your model is heavy) then simply set the display level per member. You can choose between 6 display settings.

Off, Standard, Features, Exact, Symbol and Exact with edge features.

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Of all of these, the last – Exact with edge features – is the most detailed.

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Switch between member display types as needed, remembering always that ease of design and the strain that a detailed representation puts on the graphics card should be kept in mind.

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