Autodesk® Advance Steel structural steel detailing software is built to help structural engineers, detailers, and fabricators more quickly and easily create information-rich building models that can help drive the fabrication of steel components.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a process based workflow that helps businesses work more efficiently and helps teams complete projects on time and on budget. Advance Steel helps detailers and fabricators model with intelligence and helps designers and engineers extend their BIM workflows through to detailed modeling.


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 Modeling

  • Parametric steel connections – Ready-to-use Connection Vault can help save time.
  • Built-in connection design engine – Check steel-connection design in real time.
  • Stairs, railings, and cage ladders Model miscellaneous steel work 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.
  • Select and view parts of a model – Isolate and display selected elements.
  • Intelligent structural objects – Object library and wizards enable quicker modeling.


Detailing & Documentation

  • NEW | Hide/show detailed parts – Isolate parts and assemblies already detailed for fabrication.
  • General arrangement drawings – Produce clearer drawings for erection at site.
  • ENHANCED | 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.



  • ENHANCED | Bidirectional link with Revit – Faster time to fabrication with model synchronization.
  • AutoCAD Plant 3D interoperability – Integrate real-time workflow.
  • Robot Structural Analysis interoperability – Optimize your structure with bidirectional links.
  • MIS software interoperability – Export data via KISS, XML, or IFC with MIS software.
  • ENHANCED | BIM 360 Team interoperability – Collaborate more efficiently across the design team.
  • 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.
  • View native drawings in AutoCAD – Object enabler lets you view Advance Steel drawings.
  • Navisworks interoperability – Integrate data for quantification, simulation, and review.
  • Work-sharing – Several users can work on the same project at once.
  • Model-based approval workflow – Colour-code objects based on approval status.
System requirements for Autodesk Advance Steel 2021
Operating System 64-bit OS that follows Autodesk’s Product Support Lifecycle policy.
Processor Recommended: 3+ GHz processor
Memory Recommended: 16 GB
Display Resolution 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 Device MS-Mouse compliant
.NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.8
Additional Requirement Internet 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 DirectX 11 compliant


  • 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/S Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant.

Autodesk Licensing Explained

Autodesk licenses are designed to make using our products easier, no matter what project you’re working on. Whether you’re in school, a small design team or a multi-national corporation; choosing the right license is an important step in getting the most out of our products. Take advantage of our free trial licenses, so you can see first-hand how our products can help you imagine, design and create a better world.Learn more about all Autodesk licensing options below or if you need help with a license you’ve already purchased, contact us at +64 9 302 4028.


Autodesk Licensing Options

  • Single User: For individuals or small to medium businesses requiring a specific number of users
  • Multi User: For medium to large organizations requiring many users
  • Students & educators: Prepare the next generation of architects, engineers and digital artists


Additional Information
Autodesk subscription | Maintenance plan | Switching Autodesk subscription

Advance Steel Training

Click here for more training information.

whats included

Use Advance Steel with Revit


Unify design and fabrication

Advance Steel + Revit


Connect Revit models to Advance Steel to export, import, and synchronize features to transfer the model’s BIM data to LOD 350 for structural steel.

> Watch video (9:39 min.)
> Learn about Revit


Advance Steel from Design to Fabrication

Let’s look at what is currently possible in the AEC collection with the link that Revit, Robot Structural Analysis and Advance Steel shares to help streamline this process and avoid the remodelling of the complete structure.

Date: 15th April 2021, Thursday
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00pm NZDT 
Presenter: Ignus Erasmus

Get it now

It’s easy to get started. Buy online or talk to someone about purchase options, call us at +64 9 302 4028.

Related Products

Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection
Get Advance Steel, Revit, and Navisworks as part of a set of integrated BIM tools.

From design concept to fabrication, Revit software helps support workflows for structural engineering.