Advance Steel

Advance Steel structural steel fabrication, design and detailing software
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Structural steel and plate design and detailing software.

Overview

What is Autodesk Advance Steel?

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Features

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Add-ons

Programs and plug-ins to boost productivity.

Pricing

Subscription pricing and comparison to the AEC Collection.

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Overview

Advance Steel is 3D structural steel detailing software that has parametric connection libraries, tools for plate design and flat patterns, stairs, rails, porta buildings and other types of design tools for steel fabrication.

It can be configured to automate part drawings, DXF’s and NC1 for beamline machines.

Advance Steel is based on AutoCAD and has all the tools of AutoCAD plus connects to Revit for BIM workflows, Dynamo for visual programming and Robot Structural Analysis for FEA.

Features

Parametric steel connections

Model structural steel members with connections with a customisable Advance Steel library

Stairs and cage ladders

Tools for accurately modelling stairs and cage ladders with various options and settings.

Sheet metal and folded plate work

Create sheet metal and folded plate parts in 3D, flat pattern and export to DXF.

Dynamo for Advance Steel

Use Dynamo to visually program complex structures with Steel beams and plates. Assign materials, beam sections or user attributes from Dynamo to the generated elements.

Code checking and design validation

Validate and adhere to compliance against ASIC standards

Propagation of steel connections

Automated connection propagation ensures the right connection and holes are made for the correct steel member size.

General arrangement drawings

Customise GA styles, standard and camera views

Steel shop drawings

Automatically generate part drawings and DXF’s

Numerical Control (NC) data

Generate g-code for beam line machines

Steel shop drawings

Automatically generate part drawings and DXF’s

Hide or show detailed parts

Isolate parts and assemblies already detailed for fabrication.

Bills of Materials

Automatically generate BOM’s from elements

Bi-directional link with Revit

Sync Advance Steel and Revit models

Robot Structural Analysis interoperability

Automatically generate BOM’s from elements

Fabrication Workflows

Learn more about how Advance Steel and other fabrication products work with other software, systems and services provided by Design Consulting

Exceptional Value

Buy Autodesk Advance Steel on an Annual or 3 Year Subscription. Get more value from the Architecture Engineering and Construction Collection.

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2D Drafting
2D Detailing
3D Modelling
Photo Rendering
Steel members and connections
Cage and ladder tools
Stair tools
Porta building tools
Dynamo extension
Automated part drawings
NC code export
Bi-directional synch with Revit
Robot Structures interoperability
FEA Analysis
Architectural BIM Modelling
MEP BIM Modelling
Structural BIM Modelling
Civil Modelling
Clash Detection
5D Scheduling
Quantity Take Off
Cinematic Rendering
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Advance Steel Add-Ons

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Access Vault in the Cloud for Vault Basic, Vault Professional and Vault Professional with JP Pro Job Processor Editions

Save time and increase productivity with Autodesk Vault's data and file management tools in the cloud.
Design Consulting offers Autodesk Vault on-premise and now in the cloud to give greater flexibility

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Save time and increase productivity with Autodesk Vault's data and file management tools in the cloud.
Design Consulting offers Autodesk Vault on-premise and now in the cloud to give greater flexibility

Benefits of Vault Cloud

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No IT costs

No IT costs
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Up and running quickly

Up and running quickly
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No upfront costs

No upfront costs
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Pay monthly

Pay monthly

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Choose from Vault Basic, Professional or add-on an advanced job processor to off-load and automate repetivitive tasks for AutoCAD and Inventor projects.
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Vault Basic

$299.00

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Secure Data Management with:

  • 1TB Storage
  • Standard Setup, Configuration and Training
  • Administration, Support and Maintenance
  • Check in / Check-out
  • Version Control
  • Fast Data Searching
  • AutoCAD and Inventor Integration
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Vault Professional

$599.00

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Everything in Vault Basic plus:

  • Revision Control
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Automatic Numbering Schemes
  • Duplicate Search
  • Unlimited Thin Clients
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Vault Professional with JP-Pro

$1,349.00

p/month*

Everything in Vault Professional plus:

  • Dedicated Job Processor Machine
  • Automate Jobs On-Demand
  • Automate Jobs on Change-State
  • Publish IDW/DWG to PDF
  • Publish DXF Flat Patterns from SM ipt
  • Publish IDW/DWG to AutoCAD DWG
  • Publish to STEP, IGES and other 3D Models
  • CSV/XML BOM Export
  • Publish PDF for Word and Excel
  • Email Notifications
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  • Vault Professional
  • Vault Professional with JP Pro
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$$29900
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$$59900
/month*
$$1,34900
/month*
1TB Storage
500/500GB Data/Back-Up
Standard Setup, Configuration and Training
Adminstration, Support and Maintenance
Check In / Check Out
Version Control
Copy Design
Bulk Property Renaming
Concurrent Design
Fast Data Searching
AutoCAD and Inventor Integration
Revision Control
Lifecycle Management
Automatic Numbering Schemes
Duplicate Search
Unlimited Thin Clients
Access Vault via web browser to search, print, view and download
Dedicated Job Processor Machine
Off-load jobs on-demand or on change-state
Publish IDW/DWG to PDF
Publish DXF flat patterns for Sheet metal from Inventor sm ipt files
Publish Inventor IDW/DWG to AutoCAD DWG
Export to STEP, IGES, STL and other 3D formats
Export to STL
Export CSV/XML from Inventor BOM
Publish PDF for Word and Excel
Email Notifications
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*Pricing is based on 36-month contract. Vault licencing, standard setup, configuration and training, Vault administration, maintenance and support is included. Pricing is higher for additional configuration. Terms and conditions apply. Contact us for more information.

Vault Cloud Options

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Vault Basic

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Vault Professional

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Vault Professional with JP-Pro

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Autodesk Vault Data Management for Inventor, AutoCAD and Revit

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Autodesk Vault

Autodesk Vault data management for Inventor AutoCAD and Revit

Design Consulting are Autodesk Vault and Data Management specialists. From large multi-site environments with 500+ users, to replicated environments to small 1 user solutions, we know which Vault to deploy, the IT infrastructure required, how to configure and understand various industry requirements to provide the right data management solution.

Vault can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud using your own infrastructure (private cloud) or hosted in Azure, AWS or another cloud service. Vault can also be synched with Autodesk Fusion Teams and BIM 360 to control what data goes outside your organisation and who has access.

Deploy Autodesk Vault On-Premise or Private Cloud

On-Premise

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Cloud

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Cloud Synch

Vault Features

Secure and encrypted data management with Autodesk Vault

Secure Data Management

Protect your Intellectual Property. Vault offers secure file encryption and granular user permissions and controls.

advanced file and folder management functionality

Advanced Data Management

Manage files, references, folders and metadata faster than ever before.

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Audit Trail

Understand the history of files, version changes, and where files are being used, who accessed them and what they changed and when.

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File Reference Management

Never lose file references again. Move files such as parts and sub-assemblies (Inventor) and XREFS and Vault automatically tracks references to the main design.

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Copy Design

Easily copy large file datasets with references, rename and select what gets copied.

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Shared Views

Share native files with external collaborators, while protecting IP. Review, mark up, and track comments.

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Lifecycle Management

Automate revision table management and file lifecycle change states. Lock files once released to ensure files are not changed once they are released. Automate and track changes to files and metadata when revision are modified.

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Job Processor

Automate manual file creation and other processes such as PDF, DXF, DWG, STEP, BOM, email notifications and many other steps required once files change state.

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Automatic Numbering Schemes

Automate the file naming of new parts, manage part and project numbers and control duplicates.

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Concurrent Design

Centrally manage projects and have multiple team members work on the same project without overwriting work.

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Engineering Change Orders

Manage ECO/ECR's through a formalised process and audit trail.

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Bill of Materials Management

Use items as records and build up bills of materials and lilnk them to files and projects without needing to be in the CAD authoring system. Export bills of materials to be imported into other systems such as ERP/MRP.

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Mobile App

Stay up to date on your projects and collaborate with your team on your mobile phone or tablet while away from your desktop computer. Vault mobile app allows you to take your design data with you onto the shop floor, on-site, or out to meet your customer.

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Thin Client

Perform read-access tasks and view design data, bill of materials, and change orders using the convenience of a web browser and your Vault credentials.

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Vault Gateway

Access Vault data securely when working remotely without the need for a VPN connection.

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Autodesk Inventor

Works with and understands Inventor assembly, part and drawing relationships. Compatible with Factory Design Utilities, Inventor CAM and other Inventor based products.

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AutoCAD

Works with AutoCAD and AutoCAD related products and specialised toolsets such as AutoCAD Electrical, Civil 3D, Plant 3D and other DWG based Autodesk CAD systems.

Autodesk Revit - Vault compatibility

Revit

Purpose built tools to manage Revit Projects and Families.

Vault Versions

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VAULT BASIC

Vault Basic 

Autodesk Vault Basic is suited for smal to medium size enterprises who are looking for secure data control to protect intellectual property and project data, be able to quickly find files, easily manage files and references, review audit trails with history and version control.

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Vault Professional 

With plug-ins for more CAD applications, advanced features and multi-site replication, Vault Professional is for large enterprises and projects or for companies that require the additional functionality it offers.

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Extending Vault

Vault functionality can be extended in a variety of ways in terms of connecting to cloud collaboration systems, ERP and customising its use to do more than manage Office and CAD files and folders.

Vault functionality can be extended in a variety of ways in terms of connecting to cloud collaboration systems, ERP and customising its use to do more than manage Office and CAD files and folders.

JP Pro

Advanced Job Processor for Autodesk Vault Professional to publish PDF, DXF, DWG, STEP, Excel and more on manual or automated trigger.

IMAGINiT Clarity for Vault and Revit

Automate Revit user tasks, batch run Dynamo (and other scripts), IT admin, BIM administration and get in-depth project analytics and metrics with IMAGINiT Clarity by connecting Vault, BIM 360/Autodesk Construction Cloud with IMAGINiT Clarity.

Vault and BIM 360

Vault Professional’s project synch feature connects Vault to the Autodesk BIM 360 where folders are mapped, permission are assigned and any file can be exported from Vault into BIM 360 and vice-versa, providing a construction management system for external collaboration and document control.

Sharepoint

Vault Professional has integration for Microsoft Sharepoint, to share or archive data.

Vault and ERP

With an open API, Vault Professional can have bi-directional data flows for bills of materials and ERP systems.

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Vault and Fusion 360 Teams

Project Synch also supports Fusion 360 Teams with bi-directional synchronisation of files and folders. Manufacturers using Inventor can share assemblies in Fusion 360 Teams while maintaing references.

Bill of Materials

Vault Workgroup via 3rd party plug-ins can manage bills of materials for export and via Items in Vault Professional, additional BOM functionality is available.

Custom Processes

Create custom processes, fields, forms and triggers with Vault Professional for engineering and other departments.

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Deployment

Vault Deployment

Depending on the type of Vault deployment, number of users and budget, a DC Vault Deployment consists of:

  • Scope
  • Installation
  • Folder Structure
  • User Groups
  • Configuration
  • Connect Systems
  • Pilot Project
  • Training
  • Mentoring
  • Support

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Vault

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Vault

Design Consulting are Autodesk Vault and Data Management specialists. From large multi-site environments with 500+ users, to replicated environments to small 1 user solutions, we know which Vault to deploy, the IT infrastructure required, how to configure and understand various industry requirements to provide the right data management solution.

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Industry Sectors 

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Vault for Construction

Autodesk Vault Professional supports Revit projects and families with custom tools for Revit. In addition it also has native support for AutoCAD, Navisworks and of course office documents.

With BIM 360 support, Autodesk Vault is perfect for BIM projects.

Lifecycle management and compliance features make it an ideal data management system for document control, archiving and ISO 19650 compliance.

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Vault for Infrastructure

Like construction projects, Vault is well suited for BIM infrastructure projects as it also has native support for AutoCAD and Civil 3D, with the ability to run the Vault client from the prospector tree.

Audit trails, compliance workflows and secure access make Autodesk Vault an excellent choice.

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Vault for Manufacturing

Autodesk Vault has native support for AutoCAD, Inventor, AutoCAD Electrical and Factory Utilities.

Best suited for manufacturing with features such as file reference management, copy design, automatic numbering schemes, change order module and bill of materials management.

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Vault for Oil & Gas

Autodesk Vault supports Plant 3D, giving you the ability to setup plant projects straight out of Vault. 

Integrated into Plant 3D, Vault features can be managed form the Plant 3D project manager.

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Vault for Utilities

As Autodesk Vault supports so many Autodesk and non Autodesk CAD application, office applications and has an open API to integrate with external services (e.g. dial before you dig), it makes it perfect for multidisciplinary sectors such as Utilities who use a mix of BIM and Manufacturing tools on construction projects and sub-station design

Deployment Types 

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VAULT BASIC

Vault Basic 

Autodesk Vault Basic is suited for smal to medium size enterprises who are looking for secure data control to protect intellectual property and project data, be able to quickly find files, easily manage files and references, review audit trails with history and version control.

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Vault Professional 

With plug-ins for more CAD applications, advanced features and multi-site replication, Vault Professional is for large enterprises and projects or for companies that require the additional functionality it offers.

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UPGRADING AND MIGRATING

Upgrading and Migrating

Autodesk Vault Basic can be upgraded to Vault Workgroup or Vault Professional and Vault Workgroup can be upgraded to Vault Professional.

As new releases of Autodesk Vault are available, while client software is easy enough to install, the Vault Server, database and filestore needs to be migrated for it to function on the new release.

Extending Vault

Vault functionality can be extended in a variety of ways in terms of connecting to cloud collaboration systems, ERP and customising its use to do more than manage Office and CAD files and folders.

JP Pro

JP Pro is an advanced Job Processor for Autodesk Vault Professional to publish PDF, DXF, DWG, STEP, Excel and more on manual or automated trigger 

Vault and BIM 360

Vault Professional’s project synch feature connects Vault to the Autodesk BIM 360 where folders are mapped, permission are assigned and any file can be exported from Vault into BIM 360 and vice-versa, providing a construction management system for external collaboration and document control.

Sharepoint

Vault Professional has integration for Microsoft Sharepoint, to share or archive data.

Vault and ERP

With an open API, Vault Professional can have bi-directional data flows for bills of materials and ERP systems.

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Vault and Fusion 360 Teams

Project Synch also supports Fusion 360 Teams with bi-directional synchronisation of files and folders. Manufacturers using Inventor can share assemblies in Fusion 360 Teams while maintaing references.

Bill of Materials

Vault Workgroup via 3rd party plug-ins can manage bills of materials for export and via Items in Vault Professional, additional BOM functionality is available.

Custom Processes

Create custom processes, fields, forms and triggers with Vault Professional for engineering and other departments.

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Deployment

Vault Deployment

Depending on the type of Vault deployment, number of users and budget, a DC Vault Deployment consists of:

  • Scope
  • Installation
  • Folder Structure
  • User Groups
  • Configuration
  • Connect Systems
  • Pilot Project
  • Training
  • Mentoring
  • Support
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Scope

We scope out the project, understand objectives, challenges and define findings, project deliverables, timeline, assumptions and exclusions in a document.

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Installation

Vault Server and Client software is installed and tested.

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Folder Structure

Folder hierarchies and permissions. 

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User Groups

Users, roles and permissions for internal and external stakeholders and collaborators.

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Configuration

  • Lifecycles and Categories
  • Automatic Numbering Schemes
  • Job Processor
  • Engineering Change Orders
  • Items
  • Custom Objects
  • Replication
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Connecting Systems

New or existing systems such as Autodesk Cloud systems (BIM 360 or Fusion 360 Teams) or other systems within the organisation such as ERP/MRP/CRM to push files and data such as PDF’s and Bills of Materials.

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Pilot Project

A core set of users and project data is selected to test out the system before going live.

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Training

Administrators and Users are trained on the custom configuration, workflows and best practices.

As built administration documentation and user guides are provided.

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Mentoring

A mentoring session is arranged for further training on specific areas and advanced topics.

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Support

Ongoing technical support is provided via phone, email or web with regular case management reporting.

IT Infrastructure

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Local

Local Server deployments behind the firewall are the most common Vault deployments and all version of Vault support local installations.

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Multisite 

Entities with Multiple sites can all connect through Vault and replication can be added to replicate databases and filestores.

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Cloud

Vault in the cloud is available for Vault Workgroup and Vault Professional deployments where Vault is installed on a virtual private server and users access the Vault as they would in a local environment.

Various security features are available to ensure your data is protected and VPS’ are located in Australia.

System Requirements

Server

OS:

  • Windows Server 2016 Standard, Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2019 Standard, Datacenter
  • Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise

Database Servers:

Single Site

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express, Standard, Enterprise (CU4 for 2014 SP3)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Express, Standard, Enterprise (CU10 for 2016 SP2)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express, Standard, Enterprise (CU17)

Replication:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard, Enterprise (CU4 for 2014 SP3)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard, Enterprise (CU10 for 2016 SP2)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Standard, Enterprise (CU17)

Hardware:

  • CPU – Intel Xeon E7 Processor 3GHz or higher
  • RAM – 16GB or more
  • HDD: 500GB SSD or more

Job Processor

CAD Level workstation is reccommended for the JP with an Intel I7 Processor, 3GHz or higher, 16GB RAM or more, SSD Drive, Windows 10 Professional

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If you would to discuss a Vault deployment, migration or enhancing an existing deployment, please contact us by calling on 1800 490 514, by filling out the form or clicking the live chat in the bottom right-hand corner.

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