Tech Tip: Turning Off Punch Marks in Shear Plate Connections in Advance Steel

15 June 2023Advance Steel, Architecture and Engineering, Autodesk SoftwareDesign, steel, Tips and Tricks


Tech Tip: Turning Off Punch Marks in Shear Plate Connections in Advance Steel

When you are working in Advance Steel, if you do not need to have punch marks shown on shear plate connections, it can be quite tedious turning them off, since they are set to show by default.

To remove the punch mark on the shear plate, you’ll need to uncheck “Create marking” under Plate layout in the Shear Plate macro:

Advance Steel menu of shear plate options

To prevent the punch mark from being created for future shear plate connections, go to the Joint Library for the Shear Plate macro. Edit all the entries so that the “Create marking” column is set to 0.

The next time you create a shear plate connection, punch marks should be turned off by default.

Advance Steel menu for shear plates followed by library chart showing "create marking"


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