GRAITEC launches PowerPack for Revit®


GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC and Autodesk® Platinum Partner across Europe, is delighted to announce its new complementary extension to Autodesk® Revit® – Advance PowerPack 2016 for Autodesk® Revit® 2016.

Advance PowerPack for Revit

This impressive new application from GRAITEC for Autodesk® Revit®, provides a set of unique tools and functionalities for significantly increasing productivity and efficiency of Revit® users across all industries.

Advance PowerPack for Revit® is a powerful supplement incorporating a wide range of modeling commands and controls designed to complement and enhance your Revit® experience, including practical, everyday utilities focused on speeding up modeling, simplifying family management and predefining annotations, dimension and drawing views to better automate processes and documentation. Similar to the Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Advance Steel, GRAITEC plans to release several updates to the 2016 version throughout the year building-in more and more functionality. To name a few, the 2016 version of Advance PowerPack for Revit® 2016 also offers the following commands:

  • Create exploded 3D level views for project models
  • Automatically divide complete ducts and pipes runs into defined lengths
  • Bidirectional information link between Revit model and Excel
  • Export Revit sheets to .dwg files
  • Display elevation values of lintels, sills, slabs and beams

GRAITEC Autodesk® Revit® subscription customers will benefit from complimentary access to the Advance PowerPack 2016 as part of their subscription contract, taken or renewed with GRAITEC, whilst others are able to purchase the Advance PowerPack for Revit® directly from GRAITEC or from one of their extensive partners worldwide. The Advance PowerPack 2016 for Revit® is available to download with a five day free trial, directly from the GRAITEC website.

Carl Spalding, GRAITEC Product Strategy Director comments:The strategy of GRAITEC is to become a global BIM provider, combining both Autodesk and GRAITEC technologies. The new Advance PowerPack for Revit® is a key product for GRAITEC. It allows us to introduce some of our powerful tools in bite-sized chunks, delivering real benefits to existing clients and reaching new customers around the world.

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GRAITEC launches NEW Steel Fabrication Management Software, Advance Workshop


GRAITEC is excited to launch its new Steel Fabrication Management Information System (MIS) – Advance Workshop 2016.

Advance Workshop: Steel fabrication production management software

Advance Workshop 2016 is an extremely versatile, well-rounded fabrication management solution (MIS), perfect for optimizing, controlling and managing every aspect of the process with high levels of accuracy and quality. Designed to give steel fabricators complete control over every stage of production including inventory management, traceability for quality control, human resources and CNC processes to increase efficiency and reduce costs – ultimately optimizing total business performance.

Advance Workshop manages digital manufacturing and production data, derived directly from the BIM model and uses this to simulate a “virtual workshop” ensuring all aspects of the production process are optimized, promoting a controlled and efficient steel fabrication facility.

This flexible software has the ability for full integration with high-end ERP systems and supports all major 3D steel BIM software including Autodesk® Advance Steel, with built-in drivers for major equipment manufacturers to completely support a BIM to fabrication workflow. More so, the bi-directional link available via the Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Advance Steel, enables real-time production status to be tracked and graphically represented by color in the project model as each part progresses through production.

Advance Workshop includes several tools designed to assist throughout every aspect of the workshop process:

  • Simplified data management: Load, sort and manage project BIM and DSTV NC data with ease, from any CAD system
  • Automated job allocation and routing: Automatically detect, assign and route jobs across production facilities, including CNC machines, assembly, painting and loading
  • Streamlined process reduces errors: Built-in customizable templates with full support for barcoding helps minimize disruption and errors by tracking parts at every stage of production
  • Complete inventory management: Keep track of steel sections, sheets and fitting and even workshop consumables, reserve materials and manage supplier relationships
  • Optimize materials and minimize waste: Intelligent bar nesting reduces waste whilst increasing productivity as complete projects are processed and nested in seconds

Available in five convenient packages, including a lightweight DSTV viewer, Advance Workshop is professionally designed to meet the demanding needs of any sized steel fabrication business or steel service center. Visit the GRAITEC website for more information.

Manuel Rosolen, Production Manager at MAEG, comments:We chose Advance Workshop because of its capabilities as a tailor made solution for the Steel Fabrication industry. Advance Workshop allows us to be more competitive, with increased efficiency and material optimization for huge cost and time savings on our 90,000 ton annual production.

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC CEO adds:GRAITEC has spent almost three decades delivering professional technology and expert services to the steel industry and as a market leader, it is natural that we continue to deliver high-end fabrication solution to our customers. Advance Workshop MIS solution is a great way for us to show our commitment and add more value for our customers. GRAITEC is always quick to react to market needs and new industry trends, and with BIM adoption accelerating around the world, the need for intelligent and fully integrated BIM-to-fabrication solutions will become a necessity. Advance Workshop will be there managing high volume capacity and ever tighter deadlines.

GRAITEC BIM Tour 2015 kicks off in the UK


This week, global Autodesk Reseller and Platinum Partner GRAITEC, successfully began its European BIM Tour in Newcastle, UK and is continuing the tour in Leeds on Wednesday 15th April, with further dates booked in major cities across the UK over the next few months.

GRAITEC BIM Tour 2015 kicks off in the UK

The GRAITEC BIM Tour will also be visiting key locations across Europe: France, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy and Romania, bringing expert BIM intelligence and knowledge to industry professionals across Europe.

GRAITEC BIM Tour 2015 kicks off in the UK

Supported by Autodesk and local industry specialists, GRAITEC aims to share years of experience in helping customers develop and implement integrated BIM technology strategies and processes, across all types of industries and environments.

Don’t miss out on these fantastic BIM events across Europe. Register to attend here: www.graitec-bim.eu
We look forward to seeing you there.

GRAITEC BIM Tour 2015

GRAITEC announces European BIM Tour 2015 across 18 cities in 8 countries


GRAITEC, an international BIM, CAE and CAD software developer, Autodesk Platinum Partner in seven countries across Europe and global Autodesk reseller and developer, announces a first-of- a-kind European BIM Tour across 18 cities in 8 countries.

GRAITEC announces European BIM Tour 2015 across 18 cities in 8 countries

Kicking off with the first event in Newcastle, UK on the 14th April 2015, the GRAITEC European BIM Tour will visit eight countries; France, UK, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy and Romania, in eighteen major cities over a four month period, reaching thousands of industry professionals in the construction, infrastructure and manufacturing space.

GRAITEC European BIM Tour attendees can expect to discover industry proven ‘best BIM practices’ whilst exploring an extensive portfolio of the latest advanced BIM technology. GRAITEC will also explain how customer-centric advice, development and support services can help businesses who are new to BIM define a strategy to rapidly and efficiently adopt BIM successfully,whilst simultaneously identifying key praxis to refine mature BIM environments.

GRAITEC aimsto share years of experience in helping customers develop and implement integrated BIM technology strategies and processes, across all types of industries and environments. GRAITEC has extensive practical experience and those present will receive an honest account of valuable lessons learned including ‘time-consuming and expensive pitfalls to avoid’ and ‘proven and successful practices to consider’enabling them to make informed and intelligent business decisions.

GRAITEC European BIM Tour, delivered across all the GRAITEC Autodesk Platinum Partner regions, is supported by Autodesk, as well as local industry specialists and GRAITEC customers, who will share their experience of BIM Implementation. To learn more about the GRAITEC European BIM Tour, which cities will be visited or register to attend, please visit www.graitec-bim.eu

For further information, please contact:
 
GRAITEC INNOVATION SAS

Carl SPALDING – Product Strategy Director 
Riverside House
Brunel Road, Totton
Southampton, SO40 3WX
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)23 80 527571
E-mail: carl.spalding@graitec.com

BIM Breakfast with Autodesk in Prague


On 5th of November companies Graitec and Autodesk organized an event for leading architectural and engineering companies focused on BIM. The event took place on the premises of the ancient Brevnov monastery in Prague.

Mr. Patrik Minks, Autodesk Territory Sales Executive, opened the event with short summary of the terminology and benefits of BIM in the construction industry. Mr. Miroslav Vyčítal, main site manager at SKANSKA, introduced the audience to the construction company’s experience in the implementation of BIM processes in their projects in Czech Republic. On projects of customers using Advance Steel and Advance ConcreteMr. Tomáš Huml, Graitec Local Product Manager, demonstrated the exchange data between individual professions, with focus on steel and concrete constructions. The participants appreciated the international know-how in the field of BIM delivered by Graitec.

Mr. Miroslav Kohout, Graitec country manager, highlights:Succeeding in the strong competition on the market means for our customers the sophisticated implementation of modern technology with the support of the GRAITEC professionals.

GRAITEC is preparing similar events in other European countries.

BIM breakfest with Autodesk in Prague BIM breakfest with Autodesk in Prague

Be Part of the BIM Revolution


Don’t miss the unique opportunity to experience the newly-released Graitec & Autodesk 2015 versions!

Attend our presentation on 14 October 2014 starting at 13.00 at Ramada Sofia Hotel – Maria Luiza 131 Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria

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GRAITEC Workshop
Autodesk Advance Steel: 3D modeling software for steel detailingAdvance Design: BIM software for FEM structural analysis including international Eurocodes

Autodesk Advance Concrete: Concrete design and detailing software

Why Advance Steel 2015?
– Increased Productivity with the automatic 3D modeling tools
– Precise and automatic creation and updating of construction documents
– BIM and collaborative work
Why Graitec Advance Design 2015?
– Powerful modeling system dedicated to engineers
– Advanced analysis features
– Latest versions of Eurocodes implemented
– “Result Memory” technology
– BIM and Collaborative work
Why Advance Concrete 2015?
– Efficient structural 3D modeling
– Unique reinforcement modules
– User customizable
– BIM and collaborative work

GRAITEC MBS2BIM link helps Steelway Building Systems achieve streamlined BIM workflow between MBS and Advance Steel


Steelway Building Systems is a leading company located in Canada, which manufactures steel building systems, building components and material handling equipment for the commercial, agricultural, recreational and institutional industries, across North America and around the world.

The company has participated in the discussions and checking of the enhanced features in Advance Steel 2014, the MBS2BIM specification, and now has decided to continue with Advance Steel 2015, for better linking, accurate models and fabrication of steel components.

The MBS2BIM link is a specification which provides a converter between the output of the MBS (Metal Building Software, a program that does the complete design, detailing, costing and drafting of steel framed metal buildings.) and Advance Steel product, and converts the MBS files into GTC files. Many of the functionalities of MBS2BIM include importing tapered frames, connecting plates and angles, holes, bolts, welds and marks.

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For Dennis BAK, VP-Engineering at Steelway Building Systems (Canada): “The linking was key for us; it meant being able to have a company that could take what we are currently doing and take our 2D design software and enhance it into a BIM model. With Advance Steel we see a lot of advantages: being able to complete our links in the shop floor and enhance them.

For the complete interview of Steelway Building Systems, please check this video.