Advance Steel Essentials training

2 days
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Key details

Key details

Advance Steel training for new users, teaching the key functionality, tools, commands and workflows, available in Autodesk Advance Steel for creating detailed 3D steel models.

Working on a sample model being built from the ground up, you’ll learn how to create beams, columns, plates, and connection elements such as bolts, holes and welds.

You’ll then learn how to produce Bills of Materials, schedules and drawings for your model.

Advance Steel Essentials training is available on-request only, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed’ course for your group. We don’t currently offer scheduled (public) Advance Steel courses. We can host the training at one of our centres, or your venue anywhere in the UK. Please contact us for a quote.

The training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the surveying work you do.

Accredited Advance Steel training

Armada is an Autodesk Authorised Training Centre (ATC), and our Advance Steel training courses are accredited by Autodesk.

Expert trainers

Advance Steel training is hosted by Autodesk Certified Instructors.

How will I learn?

Advance Steel training is hands-on and practical.

Our trainers teach the necessary theory then demonstrate techniques step-by-step. You then practice the techniques taught on a computer running licensed Advance Steel software.

There’s plenty of time to ask questions, and you can take away all the files you create.

Training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • Comprehensive training notes, to refer to throughout the course and use as a refresher after.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful completion of an accredited Advance Steel training course. This is emailed to delegates directly from Autodesk.

After course support

Following Advance Steel training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their Advance Steel trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.


Delegates have basic CAD skills, i.e. have attended AutoCAD Essentials training or have equivalent knowledge.

Advance Steel version

Training can be based on any recent version of Advance Steel to suit you.

General information

General information

Course times

Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.

As we’d be hosting this as a ‘closed course’ for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these times to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.


Payment for Advance Steel training can be made bank transfer or card.

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies.

If you’re self-funding your training, you can pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months.

For further details, see training course payment options.


See Accommodation local to our training centres.

Cancellations and postponements

If an on-request Advance Steel Essentials course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.

If an on-request Advance Steel Essentials course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.


Course content

Course content

Getting started with Autodesk Advance Steel

  • The basics – beams, plates, connections and structures
  • The Advance Steel user interface
  • Ribbon tabs
  • Advance Steel tools
  • Advance Steel palettes
  • The file and folder structure
  • Grids
  • The User Coordinate System (UCS)

Viewing tools

  • Changing viewpoints and visual styles
  • Navigating through the model
  • Use of layers

Beams and columns

  • Beam features
  • Drawing beams individually and using macros
  • Cutting and shaping beams
  • Notch contours


  • Creating plates of all types and shapes
  • Cutting and shaping plates
  • Flat plates
  • Folded plates
  • Chamfers

Connection elements

  • Bolts
  • Holes
  • Welds


  • Bills of Materials (BOMs)
  • Bolt schedules
  • Loading lists


  • Locating points in the Drawing Window
  • Generation
  • Parts
  • Assemblies
  • Manipulation

Remote training is available for our most popular courses. For a limited time, we’re offering discounts off the usual course price. See Remote training.