I've only done a few thousand words dictation, and I think it partly is because I'm actually doing a lot of discovery writing in this book, which, I think, when you get to book nine in a series can happen. It's really interesting that each book is a different type of project. You've had the book "Write to Market" out for a while now, and I know you've had some kickback on people who haven't liked the concept.
Even though, when you think about it, publishing editors, commissioning editors, that's basically what they do, they commission to market, don't they.
The main functions of Advance Steel concern: Creation of 3D model using a library of construction elements i. Sheet metal and plate work Advanced tools for element collision detection. Clear workshop drawings, automatically labeled and dimensioned. Checking the model in order to insure a correctly built 3D model and accurate bills of materials.
Automatic creation of general arrangement and shop drawings, fabrication drawings, fitting drawings, isometric views and fabrication drawings. Drawing creation workflow management revision control, automatic update, etc.
Multi-User Technology - all users involved in a project can work simultaneously and securely on the same model, without errors. Advance Steel provides instruments for modeling complex structures such as straight and spiral stairs, railings, ladders, etc. The program creates all necessary documents including NC files for the stair fabrication.
Structure with connections, modeled in Advance Steel. Parametric steel connections Advance Steel has a library of more than preset parametric steel connections to connect Advance elements grouped in the following categories: The user creates all connecting elements by a single operation.
At the same time, the connected elements are processed shortened, coped, etc. The software allows users to customize the connections: Set the parameters of the joint; Process the connected elements; Transfer the properties from one steel connection to another; Update the steel connection; Joint Design engine The software dimensions and checks joints according to Eurocodes 3 standards and AISC North American standards.
A design report can be created. Drawing styles Based on a 3D-model, dimensioned and labeled 2D general arrangement and shop drawings can be automatically created using drawing styles. The drawings are created in separate DWG files; however they are linked to track changes. Thus, the drawings can be updated after any model modifications and the drawing revision can be managed.
The software has a variety of predefined drawing styles for the creation of general arrangement drawings and shop drawings for single parts and assemblies. A drawing style is a set of rules used to create a detail drawing and defines the elements that are displayed including labeling and dimensioning preferences.
Drawing styles provide the option to automatically create drawings and to modify the layout exactly to user requirements. Drawing styles are used in a similar way to AutoCAD dimension styles, line styles, etc. The predefined drawing styles are different for each installation and country.
Custom drawing styles can also be defined.