June 1st we released our products for their 2022 versions, this covers the entire Graitec portfolio, well within that there are few things that stand out to me coming from the Steel detailing and design background, that sound a clear intention of Graitec in this area.
The first one is within our analysis engine ‘Advance Design’, the New feature of Cold Formed Design to EC3. This is a Game changer for those engineers using portal frame constructions and trying to design the most efficient systems for those structures.
The next one is more in the link between our Advance Design platform and Autodesk Advance Steel for the transfer of model data, for this version we have a Newly design GUI and Mechanism for the Synchronization of Data using the Graitec GTCX file format. This new interface allows form many options to optimise what you wish to transfer and sync,
Within the file and the options available we have the ability to have a dedicated object ID, object type, Status display for New/Modified/Deleted, Material, Geometry, Element Type.
Having all these options, we now have also filter options available, to help you dig down and only see the data you require.
Also, the file has now the option to contain the level of the element within the model space. It has two options to show the host location and the allocated level in the GTCX itself.
Also, all important one for model Tolerance, this allows for the user to control during the Sync process the variation between the model elements is acceptable, based upon those numeric values.
Concrete elements are now also considered for the GTCX file and the transfer, presently standard column, and beam shapes for this version, but sure other more complex shape definitions will be added to this new feature.
There are a lot more elements and options to the GTCX and the New Sync process, these are explained in depth in the what’s new, that is available to customers via the Graitec Advantage site.
Powerpack Premium Steel – Stairs and Railings
Within the premium model, particularly for Stairs and Railings we have a great new feature for those working with panelised balustrades/railings, that is the inclusion of ‘Lugs’ to the panels.
We can now add vertical and horizonal/incline lugs.
This may only look like a small feature but for those of us that have to detail these, this will be a real time saver.
Anther part of the railings in the actual placement of panels within the rail, previously there where some limits on what we could achieve, but again the development team have worked on this to improve this function to accommodate more complex arrangements.
This also works with the frames type panels as well.
A new option is to allow for the user to turn off the top rail and still have the panels, this can be useful in the situation of external fencing panels and picket type fencing arrangements.
For further information go to https://www.graitec.com/
Look out for video and further blogs on the various Graitec sites in the coming weeks.