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JAN 23
2015

Industry News Roundup: January 23

This week’s news resources:

With more than 100 technical sessions and more than 200 exhibitors expected, NASCC: The Steel Conference is a great opportunity to hear from experts and leaders in the field. Read eight reasons to attend the conference in Nashville this March on Modern Steel.

Two floors of New York City skyscraper ONE57 were sold to a mystery buyer recently, according to Building Design+Construction magazine. At more than $100 million, it is the most anyone has paid for a residence in New York City.

Recent advances in steel girder bridge analysis are reflected in recently released guidelines approved by AASHTO. Learn more about the guidelines on Modern Steel

In 2017, fans of the Atlanta Falcons will watch games in a new stadium with eight retractable “roof petals.” Watch a video on Building Design+Construction magazine about the stadium to see what the roof will look like.

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Good modeling techniques, such as using Hole Pattern options or repeating holes, can minimize the time required to clean up drawings produced by SDS/2. See our blog post with five examples of how creating the same hole group in different ways produces different results.

JAN 21
2015

Tech Tip: Hole Groups and Hole Reference Points

Hole groups tech tipUsing good modeling techniques can enhance the output for drawings produced by SDS/2, minimizing the time required to clean up drawings. Good modeling techniques range from creating hole groups using Hole Pattern Options or repeating holes, to specifying the desired material dimension reference point, and many things in between.

Here are several examples of how creating the same hole group in different ways produces different results on the drawings.

The first example shows creating a hole group by left-clicking to locate each hole in the model. Additional dimensions are added and extra time would be required to clean up the drawing.

The second example shows creating a hole group by locating the first hole and then middle-clicking to repeat the rest of the holes in the model. This produces good results that require minimal to no time spent cleaning up.

The third example shows creating a hole group by using the Hole Pattern Options available inside the Hole Add window. Results are identical to the second example.

The fourth example shows creating a hole group with an offset reference point by using the Hole Pattern Options available inside the Hole Add window. Keep in mind the 3-inch dimensions to the hole reference points can be turned off in Job or Fabricator Options > Dimensioning Criteria. This requires little to no cleanup time.

The fifth and final example shows creating a hole group with a reference point that is rotated incorrectly. This produces undesirable results that most users would delete and add almost all dimensions from scratch.

JAN 16
2015

Industry News Roundup: January 16

This week’s news resources:

Think you know some of the most expensive skyscrapers in the world? Test your knowledge with this list of the 10 test most costly high-rises from Emirates247.com. 

With over 97 completions of buildings more than 200 meters tall in 2014, it's safe to say it was a big year for skyscraper construction. See 2014's other big construction numbers at The Skyscraper Center

The 2015 NASCC: The Steel Conference app is now available. Download it over at AISC’s website and find out what's coming up in Nashville.

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Bluebeam Revu 2015 is coming, and you won't want to miss it! Check out our blog post for details on some of the new features coming in this release and how to learn more.