Graitec EMEA Win Autodesk Platinum Award for Third Consecutive Year

GRAITEC, an international BIM, Fabrication and Design software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner across Europe, is delighted to announce winning the  prestigious Autodesk Platinum Award for the third consecutive year, for the “Largest Net New Subscription Growth in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)”

Winning an Autodesk Platinum award is a spectacular achievement in a very challenging and hotly contested market place. But managing to achieve this accolade three consecutive years in a row is testament to a business that is clearly focussed on growth through its customer centric approach, not only helping clients achieve their own successes, but also assisting them to maximise the return on their Autodesk software investments.

Says Steve Houlder, Graitec COO: We were delighted to achieve a Platinum Award for the second-time last year. Being able to achieve our goal for a third consecutive year however is huge honour, and one that not only reinforces the chosen path for our strategic growth initiative, but also demonstrates the strength and depth of experience of all the Graitec teams across EMEA who’s commitment, professionalism and focus have helped make this achievement possible once more.


Says Manuel Liedot, Graitec CEO: “The achievement of this award clearly illustrates our determination and commitment to the goal of becoming a leading global BIM provider and principal Autodesk Partner, as we continue to invest in strengthening our teams, our technology and service delivery. I would like to congratulate all the Graitec teams involved for their hard work and dedication, as well as thanking all our loyal and new customers around the globe for their continued support.”



Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is an international Autodesk Platinum Partner across Europe including an Autodesk Developer Partner and Autodesk AEC Solution Associate, delivering high-performance BIM solutions, bespoke add-ons and apps for Autodesk key AEC platforms. Operating throughout 38 offices across 11 countries worldwide, GRAITEC offers its clients an extensive range of established software solutions combined with the full portfolio of Autodesk products and BIM suites which help address the most demanding projects needs and maximize productivity, efficiency and performance. With 450 employees amongst which there are 200 BIM consultants, GRAITEC is an innovation focused company whose products are used by more than 50,000 construction professionals worldwide.


Graitec Brings the Future of Making-Rebar in Revit to Autodesk University 2018

GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer with more than 30 years expertise in AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner is proud to announce that one of its online courses made the short list of trending classes at Autodesk University.

The Future of Making-Rebar in Revit session is among the most viewed course this month, and it provides an in-depth view on automating the modeling, detailing and scheduling of structural elements within Revit in one connected workflow.

The course delivers a both engaging and comprehensive session, showing how intelligent BIM data in a connected workflow can enable structural elements (such as footings, columns, and beams) to be automatically modeled, detailed, and scheduled using Revit software.

The session includes four key learning points:

  • Connected structural BIM workflow
  • Benefits of intelligent BIM data
  • Detailed 3D rebar cages in Revit
  • A more automated finish with the use of default or custom Revit families.

The main focus lies on a more automated creation of designed 3D reinforcement cages in Revit software, with the use of default or custom structural Revit families. The course also explores the configuration of automated drawings, views, bar scheduled and design reports using standard Revit families.

Access the link below to change the way you approach designing rebar in Revit:

Graitec: The Future of Making-Rebar in Revit

Graitec Brings the Future of Making-Rebar in Revit to Autodesk University 2018


How to find out the start point and direction a beam was created in advance Steel 2018

While searching the forum, I found an intriguing question and I thought I would create a short video to address the issue.

Here is the dilemma, you are working on many projects simultaneously. While jumping from one project to another, you notice that in some of the drawings, your beam orientation is not as you expected.

It would be great if, in the steel structure, you were able to find out the start point of the beam. Did you create the beam from left from right or right from left?

TIP: Advance Steel allows you to view what direction the beam was created.

Open the Advance Steel Tool Palette and select the UCS category, which is the fourth icon in the first column.  Within that category select the second icon called “Define coordinate system” in the third row.

After selecting the beam in question, you will find a symbol as seen in Figure1. The symbol shows you that this beam was created from right to left and in Figure 2 the beam was created from left to right.

How to find out the start point and direction a beam was created in advance Steel 2018

Figure 1

How to find out the start point and direction a beam was created in advance Steel 2018

Figure 2

How to have Advance Steel 2018 recognize and use a customized Prototype that was created in the default location

Woah, I’m using the American installation of Advance Steel 2018. I’ve opened the Prototypes folder located in C/ProgramData/Autodesk/Advance Steel 2018/USA/shared/Support/Prototypes.

I copied an existing prototype and created a custom Prototype (Title block), for my company and saved it in this default location of Advance Steel.

I create drawings and Advance steel is using the Prototype, aka Title blocks from the default setup not my customized Prototypes. I get a warning that says “Prototype not found.”

How can I have Advance Steel recognize my custom Prototype?

Advance steel is able to recognize you custom prototype, however you need to map it to the correct Drawing process.

Please watch the video to view the steps to have Advance Steel 2018 recognize and use a customized Prototype that was created in the default location.

How to create a BOM of selected elements using the model browser Queries option in Advance Steel 2018

You want to create a BOM based on certain elements in a structure or certain selected elements. This video will show how to accomplish this.

You can create a querie in Advance Steel of certain criteria in your structure based on your selected preference in the Search filter. The Search filter is located on the Advance Steel Management Tools Palette, selection category.

You can create queries based on the object type, Common properties, Number and object Partmarks along with naming, model role, Lot/Phase etc. You can then export the customized BOM in various formats and save it to the automatically created BOM folder of the structure.

Watch the video for more info

A civil view from your seat

During the ‘suites’ era, many companies upgraded from a single license of Civil 3D, or another vertical product, because the upgrade was offered for free. However, not many used the products offered in the suites.

Now that 2016 has come and gone, and so have the suites, we now have the Autodesk Collections. These Collections offer much more than the suites did.

This article will take you through a workflow for using your collection (or suite), to bring your Civil project from a bland, 2-dimensional visual to a realistic 3D animated model. You will need a good understanding of InfraWorks and Civil 3D in order to follow these instructions.

The software used for this workflow is Civil 3D, InfraWorks and Civil View, which is a plug-in inside of 3ds Max. You don’t have to be a 3ds Max expert to do this. You don’t even need to know how to use 3ds Max at all.

Read online the full article from AUGI World magazine. (pag. 16)

Written by: Todd Rogers, Customer Success Manager, GRAITEC US

How to create a handrail to an existing stair and anchor it to a concrete wall using the wall rail tool in Advance Steel 2018

With Advance Steel 2018, you can now create a wall rail on concrete.

The wall rail tool is located on the Extended Modeling tab, Structural Elements panel. This video will show how to accomplish this.

Simply move the UCS to the face of the concrete, position the orientation of the X and Y axis accordingly, use the view on UCS tool and turn on your 2d snaps located on the Quick views category of the Advance steel tool Palette.

Create a line where you want the wall rail to be. In this video the system line of the stringer and landing was used.

Use the wall rail tool to create and customize the rail. Tweak the railing using the options located on the General, Wall Plates, Connections and Rail Segments panels. You can then save the customized railing in the library located on the Properties panel for later use.