Advance Steel

Advance Steel detailing software is built on the AutoCAD platform. Intelligent 3D modeling tools help you accelerate accurate design and detailing. Speed time to fabrication and construction with tools that automatically generate shop drawings and deliverables. Interoperability with Revit Building Information Modeling (BIM) software supports a more connected workflow.

Advance Steel

System requirements for Autodesk® Advance Steel

This article provides the system requirements for the Autodesk® Advance Steel products.

Autodesk® Advance Steel 2015 requires a 64-bit version operating system.

System requirements for Autodesk Advance Steel 2015
Operating System
  • Windows® 8.1 64-bit Enterprise
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional
  • Windows 8 64-bit Enterprise
  • Windows 8 64-bit Professional
  • Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise
  • Windows 7 64-bit Professional
  • Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate
  • Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
Note: Windows 8.1 is supported when Advance Steel is used with AutoCAD 2015.
CPU Type Multicore Xeon or i-Series processor or AMD equivalent with SSE2 technology (highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended)
Memory 4 GB RAM

Usually sufficient for a typical editing session on any model size. Individual models will vary in their use of computer resources and performance characteristics.
Display Resolution 1280 x 1024 true color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater, Microsoft® Direct3D®-capable workstation-class graphics card as recommended by Autodesk.
Disk Space
  • Autodesk® Advance Steel 2015 requires 2.5 GB free disk space
  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2015 with Advance Steel requires 6 GB free disk space
  • It is recommmended 1 GB additional free disk space 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 or 3Dconnexion®-compliant device
  • Web installation
  • Download
  • Installation from DVD
  • Installation from USB (only for Autodesk® AutoCAD® with Advance Steel)
Browser Internet Explorer 9.0 or later
Additional Requirement Internet connectivity for license registration