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.”

 

About GRAITEC

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

 

GRAITEC Launch Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit® 2018


GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner in US and across Europe, is delighted to announce the launch of Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit® 2018, compatible with both Autodesk® Revit® 2017 and 2018.

GRAITEC is constantly improving its products to provide first-rate productivity tools for its valued customers, and the recent launch of the PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit® 2018 is no exception to this rule, as it delivers a set of new powerful tools, as well as several improvements to the existing toolset to help boost productivity in Revit®.

In version 2018 of the PowerPack, cleaning up your architectural background files before linking them to structural or MEP models has never been easier with the new Prepare Background Model command in the Files group.

The Link Background Model function is another powerful new tool, that links the architectural background file in the MEP or Structural model, allows users to transfer project standards from the linked file, enables copying scope boxes from the background file and make the link room-bounding.

The third new addition to the Files group is the Create Views command, which rapidly and efficiently creates views based on view templates, allowing multiple levels/view templates selection.

GRAITEC Launch Advance PowerPack for Autodesk Revit 2018
Prepare Background Model
GRAITEC Launch Advance PowerPack for Autodesk Revit 2018
Link Background Model
GRAITEC Launch Advance PowerPack for Autodesk Revit 2018
Create Views

One of the major changes in this version is the migration of the Reinforcement panel from PowerPack for Revit ribbon to the Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers application, as a result of users demand for a more compact reinforcement package, that includes calculation, cage generation, drawings, reports and detailing, from a single set of tools.

GRAITEC Launch Advance PowerPack for Autodesk Revit 2018

Another ribbon-related change involves the addition of the new category of structural modeling tools, used for verifying and correcting the analytical model of Revit projects and obtaining correct FEM results after exporting them into Advance Design.

The new tools in the set are used for resetting manual adjustments of analytical models (Reset Analytical Models), automatically trimming/extending the extremities of close objects (Trim or Extend), stretching the closest extremities of selected elements to a reference point (Stretch to Node), or indicating elements that seem to be connected but from a calculation point of view are not (Detect Errors).

GRAITEC Launch Advance PowerPack for Autodesk Revit 2018

Version 2018 also comes with two new modeling tools: Join & Unjoin Geometry, which automatically joins, unjoins or switches the join order of selected element categories, and Pipe insulation, which automatically assigns insulation to the systems based on parameters such as the outer or inner diameter, or assigns a specific value.

Other important improvements and news include the new interface in Russian, as well as the custom installation packages, which allow individual installation of certain PowerPack functionalities, such as Family manager, Link to Excel and Watermark Manager.

GRAITEC Launch Advance PowerPack for Autodesk Revit 2018

GRAITEC Launch Advance PowerPack for Autodesk Revit 2018

A full overview of Revit PowerPack 2018 new functionality can be found in the PowerPack for Revit 2018 What’s New document.

Joseph Pais, GRAITEC Products Director adds:We are constantly encouraged by the excellent feedback and productivity gains reported by Revit PowerPack users around the globe.
The latest enhancements and new functionality that Revit PowerPack 2018 delivers stem from the proactive and rapidly growing community of users. Our vision match with our customers will help make Graitec Revit PowerPack the most powerful set of productivity tools available for Revit users in keeping with our strategy to become a global leading BIM provider and combining Autodesk and GRAITEC technologies to deliver real benefits to customers
“.

Growth for GRAITEC Group During 2017 with Expansion Throughout Germany


GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner in US and across Europe, is delighted to announce that it acquired 100% shares of B&L CAD Systemhaus GmbH, Hannover, Germany on Friday March 31th. This will significantly enhance the GRAITEC Group presence especially inside the DACH region and strengthens the European Platinum partnership with Autodesk.

Founded in 1997, B&L is based in Hannover with 35 employees and six regional offices throughout Germany: Hannover, Kiel, Hamburg, Bremen, Siegen and Essen. B&L is an Autodesk Gold Partner and is active in both the Manufacturing sector as well as the growing AEC market place. B&L has over twenty years’ experience in the sale and implementation of CAD and BIM solutions, is an authorized Autodesk Training Center (ATC) and is also part of the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN).

GRAITEC has had an established market presence in Germany since 2002 through its subsidiary “GRAITEC Innovation GmbH” and is a key player with a strong focus on the Steel Industry market sector selling Autodesk Advance Steel software, as well as providing Advance Steel training, support consultancy and development services.

GRAITEC has purchased B&L to reinforce its position in the BIM market and contribute to its considerable growth throughout the Autodesk VAR network and DACH market region covering Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
This move will provide significant benefits to B&L customers with the addition of the GRAITEC product line, most specifically the GRAITEC PowerPack for Revit – an extensive range of unique tools and functions designed to improve productivity when working with Autodesk® Revit®. PowerPack for Revit available exclusively from GRAITEC.

GRAITEC acquired 100% of B&L shares on March 31th 2017. The price of the acquisition has not been disclosed. For the time being, B&L will continue to operate under the B&L brand, maintaining its working principles for clients and partners. In a second phase, it is planned to merge the two German operations under the single Graitec brand.

Stephan Banjac, B&L CEO comments:We are very excited about becoming part of an international group who share B&L’s projected vision about BIM. Through GRAITEC, B&L will become part of one of the top 5 Autodesk resellers in the world and will also benefit from access to a completely new product portfolio, previously unavailable to our customers. These new developments will provide an immediate benefit to all B&L customers, especially when the importance of Building Information Modelling has been evaluated at the state level.

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC President adds:This acquisition is the second one during 2017, reinforcing the GRAITEC strategy to become a global leading BIM provider and delivering real benefits to customers whilst accelerating BIM adoption around the world. Complementing the existing GRAITEC office in Germany, the purchase of B&L and its regional offices, will significantly strengthen GRAITEC’s position in the DACH countries.

About B&L
B&L CAD Systemhaus GmbH, an Autodesk Gold Partner, was founded 20 years ago by experienced industry professionals. Driven by the founding principles of Integrity, Professionalism and Dependability, B&L offers a variety of Autodesk Solutions and services, including: consultation, implementation, training, and technical support. Since its inception, B&L’s’ innovative approach has been to proactively focus on our clients’ dynamic needs with flexibility and resourcefulness. B&L’s’ loyalty to our clients and our tenacious desire to become creatively involved in their success embodies our core business values and has established our reputable leadership in the industry.
For more information, please visit www.blcad.de

GRAITEC EMEA Wins Consecutive Autodesk Platinum Award


GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner in US and across Europe, is delighted to announce winning the highly coveted Top Reseller in Net Subscription Growth Platinum Award for the second consecutive year.

The Autodesk Platinum club awards are hotly contested by the top echelons of Autodesk Resellers around the globe and winning resellers not only need to have a proven and successful business strategy but more importantly need to be aligned to their customers’ needs and requirements.

Says Steve Houlder, Graitec COOWinning the Platinum award for the second consecutive year is a fantastic achievement and one that is testament to our committed teams across the U.K, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Our teams are all dedicated to delivering outstanding customer success, support and sales performance in an often challenging environment, so this award is dedicated to our staff and also our customers across the regions.

We are delighted to again be recognised as a leading Autodesk global partner and will continue to invest across the group in our teams, structure and strategy to further support our clients successfully adoption and deployment of Autodesk technologies to fuel their own business growth.

Manuel Liedot, GRAITEC CEO adds:GRAITEC’s aims of becoming a global leading BIM provider are being realised and winning this award demonstrates our commitment and goal of delivering real benefits to customers whilst accelerating BIM adoption around the world.

The Graitec EMEA success is a result of the teams hard work and dedication under the guidance of a highly experienced management team, and I would like to congratulate all members of the team on this excellent achievement“.

Growth for GRAITEC Group During 2017 with Expansion Throughout Russia


GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner in US and across Europe, is delighted to announce the acquisition of the Russian engineering and consulting company PSS. This will significantly enhance the GRAITEC Group worldwide portfolio and its focus on developing software for streamlining BIM workflows.

Founded in 1994, PSS is based in Saint Petersburg with 43 employees and three regional offices throughout Russia: Tula, Krasnodar and Novosibirsk. PSS specialises in implementation and expert technical support for BIM solutions in the design and construction, has over twenty years’ experience of PDM implementation in the AEC Industry and is also an Autodesk Silver Value Added Reseller (VAR).

GRAITEC was already operating in Russia since 2009 through its subsidiary “GRAITEC Russia” with a focus on the Steel Industry market segment, especially by selling and servicing the Autodesk Advance Steel Product. As of December 2016, GRAITEC has purchased PSS to reinforce its position on the BIM market and contribute to its considerable growth throughout the VAR network and CIS market covering Russia. This move will provide significant benefits to PSS customers with the GRAITEC product line, most specifically the GRAITEC PowerPack for Revit – a range of unique commands and functionalities designed to improve productivity when working with Autodesk® Revit®, exclusively available from GRAITEC.

GRAITEC has acquired 100% of PSS shares on December 29th 2016. The price of the acquisition has not been disclosed. For the time being, PSS will continue to operate under the PSS brand, maintaining its working principles for clients and partners.

Alexey Kukin, PSS CEO comments:We are very excited about becoming part of an international group who share PSS’s projected vision about BIM. Through GRAITEC, PSS will become part of one of the top 5 Autodesk resellers in the world and will also benefit from access to a completely new product portfolio, previously unavailable to our customers. These new developments will provide an immediate benefit to all PSS customers, especially when the importance of the information modelling has been evaluated at the state level.

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC CEO adds:These acquisitions reflect a very positive start to 2017, reinforcing the GRAITEC strategy to become a global leading BIM provider and delivering real benefits to customers and accelerating BIM adoption around the world. Complementing the existing GRAITEC offices in Eastern Europe, the purchase of PSS and its regional offices, will significantly strengthen GRAITEC’s position in Russia and CIS countries.

About PSS
Founded in 1994, engineering and consulting company PSS specializes in the development and implementation of the integrated automation projects as well as in the enhancing performance of the construction, management and development companies, design institutes, architectural and design bureaus. Focus of the company is BIM, CAD and PDM implementation services for construction and design industries. PSS has authorized training centres where you can take courses for all product families of Revit, BIM, Civil 3D, etc. Representative offices are located in Novosibirsk, Krasnodar, and Tula. For more information, please visit www.pss.spb.ru

GRAITEC took on Las Vegas during the Autodesk University and Fabtech


GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner in US and across Europe, took on Las Vegas during the Autodesk University and Fabtech.

After an exciting week at Las Vegas this past month, the Graitec team came home with full minds! As the exhibitors and attendees of Autodesk University and Fabtech packed up and headed for home, so did the Graitec team following a full week of inventive ideas and latest technology. We had a chance to make the most of this week!

GRAITEC took on Las Vegas during the Autodesk University and Fabtech

First off, we were happy to share our booth with SigmaTEK at Fabtech, the North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event. Our partner was showcasing SigmaNEST X1, the popular sheet metal CAD/CAM system, offering improved functionality for CNC punch, laser, and plasma machines. We recognized how enthusiastic our potential and current customers were throughout the exposition. We enjoyed showing off demo after demo what our software can do and how Advance Steel, Autodesk® structural detailing software, Advance Workshop, our steel fabrication management solution and SigmaNEST can streamline fabrication workflow. Casual conversations turned into discovering someone’s need for BIM solutions.

Graitec is also excited to have taken involvement in Autodesk University 2016 to a new level in many exciting ways.

GRAITEC took on Las Vegas during the Autodesk University and Fabtech

As a major supplier to the structural sector, Graitec was once again a key sponsor and exhibitor of the MEP & Structural Fabricators Forum. Throughout the day and into the evening, we were meeting with our peers as attendees were exploring future technologies. Visitors met Graitec experts at the exhibition stand between classes to discuss their needs, discover the new range of cutting-edge solutions and ask for usb drives with Graitec classes material.

Graitec was very involved in Autodesk University. Indeed, five of our brightest employees were covering hot industry focused topics at both MEP & Fabricators Forum and Autodesk University. Their recordings are now online and you can take a moment to review their classes.

As we reach out to our potential customer’s following Fabtech and Autodesk University, we want to open the door for any and all to have a casual discussion with us about your needs and how our BIM solutions can help. Thank you to everyone who made our shows a success and remember, Be part of the BIM revolution!

Keep up with all things Graitec do by contacting us, visiting our events page, signing up for our monthly newsletter or joining us on LinkedIn. We want to connect with you!

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GRAITEC launches next-gen Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers with its 2017 R2 product release


GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner in US and across Europe, is excited to announce the international availability of it Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers, integrated with Revit®, among the mid-term R2 release of its Advance 2017 products.

GRAITEC launches next-gen Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers with its 2017 R2 product release

Carl Spalding, GRAITEC Product Strategy Director comments:Some of the key features of the GRAITEC Advance 2017 R2 range of products sees the implementing of user wish list requests, supporting more international and regional standards and the introduction of new reinforcement BIM solutions to support the migration to BIM of the concrete sector.

Carl, adds:The new Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers represent the first in a series of next generation technology that redefine how BIM data will be utilized more frequently to automate intelligent downstream processes, what we tend to refer to as ‘information-driven industry-automation’. Years of industry knowledge and real-world experience have been embedded directly into the technology. This enables extremely complex tasks to be automated, such as creating a 3D rebar cage designed to the regional codes and based on the actual FEM results or producing detailed design reports, views and drawings, all to local standards. Being multi-platform, the Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers offer a state-of-the-art BIM solution for reinforcement that is flexible enough to be adopted at any stage of the design process, supporting both simple and complex workflows, and bridging the workflow gap between structural engineers and technicians.

Advance BIM Designers: Apps for Structural Design, Modeling and Documentation

GRAITEC Advance BIM Designers is a collection of apps dedicated to streamlining structural BIM workflows, automating traditional design and modeling processes and speeding the production of technical documents.

Already available in the Advance BIM Designers Collection are:

All have been enhanced in 2017 R2 introducing functionality based on user feedback.

    New to the Advance BIM Designer Collection are:

  • Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers (for Autodesk® Revit®, Advance Design, Arche and standalone/OMD)
  • Steel Connection Designer (for Advance Design & OMD)

Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers 2017 R2

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The Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers are an innovative rebar detailing and modeling solution which utilize engineering BIM data, and work to numerous international standards, automate the design and creation of 3D rebar cages and produce related documentation – design reports, drawings and schedules – for common concrete Column, Beam and Footing elements.

1. 3D rebar cages to US / EU codes
GRAITEC Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers 2017 R2
2. Design Reports
GRAITEC Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers 2017 R2
3. Detailed drawing views
GRAITEC Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers 2017 R2

Another unique feature of the Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers is its multi-platform compatibility – seamlessly integrating with Autodesk® Revit®, Advance Design, GRAITEC OMD and even operated as a standalone platform – offering a practical solution that simplifies the workflow between structural engineers and technicians. Discover more…

Steel Connection Designer 2017 R2

GRAITEC Advance BIM Designers | Steel Connection Designer 2017

Introducing a new addition to the GRAITEC Advance BIM Designer Collection, the Steel Connection Designer – for quick and easy design of a large variety of steel connections and integrated into Advance Design. Welded and bolted Moment End Plate, Apex and Haunch connection types are supported, simple to create and extremely detailed. Using the new ‘enable weld’ option quickly converts the joint to fully welded with verifications completed according to EN 1993-1-8 standards.
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Steel Structure Designer 2017 R2

GRAITEC Advance BIM Designers | Steel Structure Designer 2017

The Steel Structure Designer works on both Advance Design and Autodesk® Advance Steel enabling an extensive range of building definitions to be configured in seconds. Several new options and commands have included to adjust the position of the reference axis in relation to elements, to accommodate both analysis and detailing, connecting all elements at the nodes. This also applies for purlins, side rails, roof bracings and side bracings. Users can now control the precise set-out positions of openings by aligning the frame elements to a reference point or system line. Finally new parameters have been introduced for a more accurate control of purlin and side rail distribution.
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Stair and Railing Designer 2017 R2

GRAITEC Advance BIM Designers | Stair & Railing Designer 2017GRAITEC Advance BIM Designers | Steel Stair Designer 2017

Fast and flexible stair and railing modeling for Autodesk® Advance Steel. New options have been included for anchors and connector types, when detailing with straight or curved concrete support elements. When designing standard handrails, there is a new option to create the top handrail in a single element (polybeam) for accurate documentation, set-out and scheduling.
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All product downloads are available from the GRAITEC customer portal here. A free trial can be accessed here and GRAITEC apps and add-ons are also available as a free trial or to buy from the GRAITEC store.

Advance Design 2017 R2

Advance Design: BIM software for FEM structural analysis and design according to international codes

This version of GRAITEC Advance Design 2017 includes enhancements to ensure Advance Design works seamlessly with GRAITEC Advance BIM Designers, including the automatic transfer of geometry to BIM Designers. Settings can now be customized for local areas – set your own country, language and standards – to simplify the transfer of project information (project name, address, user data) from Advance Design together with any elements designed using Advance BIM Designers. A new addition to the Advance Design ribbon is the Bill of Materials button which automatically calculates an estimated quantity of materials and costs for your project.
Discover more…

 

Advance Workshop 2017 R2

Advance Workshop: Steel fabrication production management software

A new Fast Order Input table offers a quick and simple way to create new orders by entering data (eg; section, material, length, name and cut type) directly into a tabular format or copy directly from an Excel spreadsheet, to create standard parts. Advance Workshop performs error checking and transforms the list into an order ready to be sent to production. To assist with internal management, it is now possible to manually add, remove or adjust planning stages as well as change, rename or replace all part and assembly names from the Edit Order function. Additional fields have been added to the ‘New Order’ dialog to ensure the most precise information is collated and orders can now be easily filtered for quick loading and referencing.
Discover more…

 

PowerPack for Advance Steel

PowerPack: Productivity set of tools, templates and connections for Autodesk Advance Steel

The PowerPack for Autodesk® Advance Steel already encompasses a wide selection of exclusive joints, tools and utilities for Advance Steel users, and earlier this year, introduced a range of new profiles for worldwide Cold Rolled systems manufacturers with a range of intelligent parametric Cold Rolled joints that automatically adapt to the selected suppliers preference for purlins, apex-ties and anti-sag systems. This range has been expanded. A new single command for 2017 R2, enables the creation of NC files in Advance Steel and exports them in an SMLX file which transfers seamlessly into Advance Workshop.
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PowerPack for Revit

PowerPack for Revit Dynamic vertical application provided by GRAITEC for Autodesk Revit users

Delivering more tools for architects, MEP and structural engineers, the 2017 R2 version includes improvements to the Numbering wizard with position tolerances that enhance the way elements positions such as grids are managed. The Pipe Openings tool for automatically inserting an opening where MEP elements interest structural elements, includes advanced searching and sorting. The rebar copy tool supports differing size elements, and the Bending Detail command now creates multi-rebar tags for rebar sets with multiple spacing in one single operation. Whilst ‘Clean and Refresh’ updates bending details to reflect changes in Revit® project. The Family Watermark Manager can manage multiple families at once, the Category Visibility tool can be used to switch on and off the visibility of either all categories or any elements in the current selection of the project. 3D View for each level creates views only for selected levels.
Discover more…

 

Carl Spalding, GRAITEC Product Strategy Director concludes:Following on from the successful release of the GRAITEC 2017 product range, we wanted to ensure this version delivers everything our customers have been asking for, taking into account feedback and requests. Another consideration is looking to the future and the considerable shift by the whole AEC industry, moving away from manual and 2D processes – either through influence from external forces, newly available technology or downsizing within organisations. This is where GRAITEC products, apps and add-ons can significantly enhance customers’ working environments – introducing new, innovative, time-saving, BIM-centric technologies which provide solutions specifically designed to automate workflows and procedures.

GRAITEC is Proud to Sponsor the MEP & Structural Fabricators Forum at AU2016


GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner in US and across Europe, is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the annual MEP & Structural Fabricators Forum in Las Vegas including an instructive seminar entitled ‘Design-To-Fabrication Structural BIM Workflows’.

GRAITEC is Proud to Sponsor the MEP & Structural Fabricators Forum at AU2016

Detail better. Fabricate better. Build better.

The third annual MEP & Structural Fabricators Forum will be held at the Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas on Monday 14th November 2016, one day before Autodesk University 2016 kicks off. This focused forum and exhibition will be attended by many industry leading businesses and has been specifically tailored for contractors, designers, engineers, details, estimators and fabricators. It is a fantastic chance to network with peers, get the low-down on the latest industry trends and check out the latest software solutions and programs not yet available anywhere else.

Delegates are able to attend a wide variety of focused seminars delivered by business owners and industry professionals, ensuring they come away armed with relevant information and techniques that can be applied to improve their business. Event sponsors will also be on hand throughout the day so there will be plenty of opportunities to discuss and learn more about technology solutions specifically designed for your industry.

Top five reasons to attend the MEP & Structural Fabricators Forum:

  1. Access to the latest industry trends
  2. Meet suppliers who understand your business
  3. Increased knowledge of BIM workflows
  4. Connect with leading industry experts
  5. Network with peers to learn from successes

As a major supplier to the structural sector, GRAITEC will once again be a key sponsor of the MEP & Structural Fabricators Forum. This year, the food hall will feature an exhibition area, open at key times throughout the day and into the evening, which will allow more time for visitors to mingle with peers, meet key sponsors and explore future technologies. Visitors can meet the GRAITEC experts at the exhibition stand between classes to discuss their needs and discover the new range of cutting-edge solutions.

In addition GRAITEC will be presenting an informative class, looking at ‘Design to Fabrication Structural BIM Workflows for Mixed Concrete and Steel Projects‘ at 4:15pm. This session will explore structural workflow optimization, automation and detailing for steel and concrete and adapting to last-minute changes to create openings for MEP services.

Carl Spalding, Product Strategy Director comments:After the enormous success last year we are delighted to be invited back to sponsor the event again. The MEP & Structural Fabricators Forum is a key event in our and our client’s calendars. It presents a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded people all striving to share knowledge and ideas that determines the trends and technology of tomorrow.

Carl adds:A key focus this year is reinforced concrete design and detailing. As this industry looks to migrate from 2D to take advantage of BIM, we will be sharing our knowledge and ideas on this subject. We are also very excited to be featuring a new range of Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers which calculate and design 3D reinforcement cages and automate documentation production directly from Autodesk® Revit®“.

GRAITEC is Proud to Sponsor the MEP & Structural Fabricators Forum at AU2016

Plan your day with the MEP & Structural Fabrication Forum agenda – listing all available classes

GRAITEC is Proud to Sponsor the MEP & Structural Fabricators Forum at AU2016

The Future of Making Things at Autodesk University 2016
The MEP & Structural Fabrication Forum is immediately followed by the hugely successful Autodesk University 2016. Attendees of AU 2016 can join GRAITEC for a forward looking class covering ‘The Future of Making…Rebar in Revit®‘.
Click here for more information on AU2016 and registration details

GRAITEC becomes an Autodesk AEC Solution Associate


GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner in the US and across Europe, is delighted to announce its appointment as an Autodesk AEC Solution Associate.

As part of its commitment to delivering innovative practical solutions to the industry, and building on its long-standing collaborative partnership with Autodesk, GRAITEC is now acknowledged by Autodesk as an AEC Solution Associate in the following industry sectors: Structural Engineering, Structural Fabrication, Construction, Architecture, MEP Engineering, Infrastructure, Plant, Manufacturing and Reinforced Concrete.

As an international Autodesk Platinum Partner across Europe and United States, Independent Software Vendor (ISV) specializing in Advance Steel and Concrete solutions, and Autodesk Developer Partner delivering bespoke add-ons and apps for Autodesk key AEC platforms and now Autodesk AEC Solutions Associate, GRAITEC is rapidly redefining what a traditional Autodesk Reseller looks like and setting an innovative standard as a new-generation business partner.

 

Visit the GRAITEC website to read more about GRAITEC as Autodesk AEC Solution Associate

 

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC CEO comments:Being recognised as an Autodesk AEC Solution Associate is the culmination of years of collaboration in providing key integrated and interoperable industry solutions. It not only assures our customers of our continued commitment in delivering high-performance AEC solutions and services tuned to their local needs, but reaffirms our long-standing and continued, multi-level collaboration with Autodesk. It was a very natural step for both companies“.

GRAITEC becomes an Autodesk AEC Solution Associate

GRAITEC continues to develop industry specific software products, add-ons and apps integrated seamlessly to compliment Autodesk® Revit® and Advance Steel platforms, whilst introducing advanced interoperability with synchronized BIM workflows, tools and functionalities supported by geographically localized content. The business is actively focused on delivering technology that harnesses the power of BIM and constructability engineering data, expected in a connected BIM workflow, to automate design to documentation processes.
This is evident in its new cutting-edge Reinforced Concrete BIM Designer range with its ability to instantly create design-driven 3D reinforcement and automate documentation of reinforced concrete elements in Revit.

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC CEO concludes:In the bigger picture, Autodesk AEC Solution Associate partner changes very little for GRAITEC. Of course, it is great to be recognized for the quality of work that we are involved in and to reflect this in the market place. In real terms, it is a reflection of what we have been doing and will continue to do, for the past three decades; utilizing our extensive knowledge to develop and provide practical solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients.
Businesses in the AEC sector face significant skills and technology challenges and are expecting more assurance and higher levels of confidence from a partner who is not only able to provide off-the-shelf software products but able to support them across every aspect of their business.
GRAITEC continues to invest heavily in the integration and interoperability of our software portfolio with Autodesk AEC products. Working very closely with Autodesk, whilst simultaneously expanding the range of industry-specific technology solutions and customer-centric services we offer, is part of our strategy to strengthen the relationship with our customers and deliver a unique business-model that supports the ever-growing needs of the AEC sector.

 

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GRAITEC Showcases the 2017 version at Metalcon


GRAITEC Showcases the 2017 version of its BIM Solutions for the Steel Construction Industry at Metalcon.

GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner, is pleased to announce that the North American team will be exhibiting at Metalcon in Baltimore, MD on October 26-28, 2016. The new 2017 version of BIM and steel fabrication suite of products will be showcased at Booth 1827.

GRAITEC Showcases the 2017 version of its BIM Solutions for the Steel Construction Industry at Metalcon

The METALCON, conference and exhibition for the metal construction industry, returns to Baltimore on October 26 – 28, 2016. This 26th annual event, sponsored by The Metal Construction Association, is uniquely focused on the application of metal in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional construction. This year at booth 1827, GRAITEC experts will showcase the 2017 version of top-level AEC software and steel fabrication suite of products.

GRAITEC Showcases the 2017 version of its BIM Solutions for the Steel Construction Industry at Metalcon

GRAITEC Showcases the 2017 version of its BIM Solutions for the Steel Construction Industry at Metalcon

The GRAITEC team will be demonstrating Advance Workshop 2017, tailor-made Steel Fabrication Production Management Information System. The rapid uptake and high demand of this easy-to-use solution has seen GRAITEC accelerate development to significantly improve the native interoperability with Tekla and Autodesk Advance Steel.
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GRAITEC Showcases the 2017 version of its BIM Solutions for the Steel Construction Industry at Metalcon

GRAITEC will also be demonstrating Autodesk Advance Steel 2017, the user-friendly 3D structural steel detailing and fabrication software that automatically creates drawings, BOMs and NC files, and that communicates with Autodesk® Revit® among other systems. Advance Steel is based on AutoCAD software, but its latest iteration allows for better building information modeling (BIM) workflows.
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GRAITEC Showcases the 2017 version of its BIM Solutions for the Steel Construction Industry at Metalcon

Visitors will particularly appreciate the new version of the exclusive add-on PowerPack 2017compatible with Autodesk® Advance Steel 2017. The PowerPack now includes new profiles for worldwide Cold Rolled systems manufacturers with a range of intelligent parametric Cold Rolled joints that automatically adapt to the selected suppliers’ preferences for purlins, apex-ties and anti-sag systems.
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New and Updated 2017 Software Solutions Now Available from GRAITEC Group


GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner in US and across Europe, is delighted to announce the launch of its new GRAITEC Advance Suite 2017, providing the very best modeling and design software solutions to the Architecture, Engineering and Construction market.

GRAITEC has continuously strived to provide first-rate advancements for innovative software solutions to its valued customers, and the recent launch of its new and upgraded product range for 2017 is no exception, proving they are still top of their game in terms of providing top-level Construction, AEC and Building Design software solutions worldwide.

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC CEO enthuses:Our 2017 product range introduces practical functionality across all products to address the daily needs of our customers, whilst helping us meet the growing demands of our expanding markets. Providing our customers with more choice, better value and improved technological solutions to everyday challenges is a key part of our commitment.Mr Guillemard continues:BIM is also challenging software developers to rethink the way their technology is applied to project design challenges and accessed across globally dispersed teams. GRAITEC is constantly improving how we engage with our customers and continually pushing the technology boundaries to deliver real value to our users and this is reflected in the 2017 product range.

Mr Guillemard concludes:This year we decided to include a preview version of our highly anticipated range of Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers. We wanted to introduce the structural market to the next-generation structural technology that is making it possible to transition to a connected BIM workflow, and use BIM data to provide a high-degree of automation across structural design to detailing cycles, all without having to radically change what they are already doing. It is clear that customer are expecting more from their software and their loyalty will lie with technology that works harder to deliver what they need. We are confident our new range of Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers will set new standards for future BIM technology.”

Advance Design 2017

New and Updated 2017 Software Solutions Now Available from GRAITEC Group

GRAITEC’s flagship Finite Element Design and Analysis solution, Advance Design, has been enhanced to include full integration with the new GRAITEC Advance BIM Designer collection. The Steel Connection BIM Designer, Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers and the Steel Structure Designer integration enables advanced structural BIM workflows and next-gen process automation across disciplines and multiple platforms including Revit®. With a committed focus on improvements in managing steel projects, further updates include the use of Excel to enable tabular access and grid control as a way to easily modify the properties of structural elements, the ability to enable or disable structural objects for calculation, new load groups added to the Moving Load Generator and the possibility to create a rigid element with a single click without having to manually define a rigid section or material, resulting in a highly simplified workflow.

Commencing with the 2017 version, North American users can benefit from a set bundle comprising Advance Design 2017 and Advance Design America 2017. Advance Design America includes the same expert structural analysis and design software, in-line with North American norms and standards. Users are able to install and use either Advance Design or Advance Design America. For further information, please contact one of our GRAITEC offices.

Advance Workshop 2017

Advance Workshop: Steel fabrication production management softwareNew and Updated 2017 Software Solutions Now Available from GRAITEC Group

After the successful launch of Advance WorkshopSteel Fabrication Management Information System last year, the rapid uptake and high demand has seen GRAITEC accelerate development to significantly improve native interoperability with Tekla and Advance Steel. Through embedding its BIM linking software – BIM Connect – advanced connected BIM workflows can be supported and connected to the fabrication process whilst Advance Steel users benefit from an extended profile management, which links directly with Autodesk® Advance Steel databases.

A wider range of CAM Manufacturer’s new machine ranges are supported, whilst provision for smart phone integration can enable cost-effective rapid delivery and tracking of production, using bar codes. The support of Unicode characters and new languages expands the natural market for the product. Users can also manually tweak planning sequencing to improve project management. Additional features comprise new algorithms for importing irregular plate shapes, advanced waste-reduction nesting calculations, stock optimization, material traceability and Time Reader reports for utilization analysis, plus many new features to assist sales and management.

PowerPack for Revit® 2017

PowerPack for Revit Dynamic vertical application provided by GRAITEC for Autodesk Revit users

The GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit® 2017 is compatible with both Autodesk® Revit® 2016 and 2017 and comes with a range of tools dedicated to improving and speeding up the user’s daily experience when using Revit® software. New to this version, the BIM Data Link tool, which links Revit® and Excel, introduces new ways to share and reuse project data whilst uniquely retaining any colours, formatting, filtering and sorting applied in either platform. Two additional exciting new tools, highly requested by users of the PowerPack for Revit® are the Numbering tool and Impact Views Manager.

New and Updated 2017 Software Solutions Now Available from GRAITEC Group

The Numbering tool is incredibly powerful as it can be applied to any Revit® category or family detected in the active project, allowing the created numbering to be further used for tagging everything from rooms to doors and windows to MEP services to grids and everything in between. The numbering tool breaks the traditional boundaries, enabling combinations of active type parameters, prefixes and suffixes as well as grouping to be applied together with user interactive selection sequences or predetermined context sensitive algorithm-paths.

The Impact Views Management tool enables complex views to be created which display both the active elements together with any hidden ‘impact-elements’ or load-bearing elements which may, for example, be above and/or below a selected slab. More unlike traditional workarounds which create static views that do not update, views created with the Impact Views Manager remain connected to the model and update to reflect any changes.

Additional, notable MEP tools include Pipe Opening which detects all clashes between MEP services and Structural elements and allows openings to be applied in all instances on the fly or globally, based on user preferences. The tool monitors all clashes and manages the relationship throughout the project. Other MEP tools include a variety of pipe tags for naming and thickness. Enhancements have also been made to a number of existing tools such as the Family Manager, with the option to add network folders and many more.

GRAITEC is an Autodesk® Platinum Partner in Europe and America and continuously develops its PowerPack to provide significant value to its Revit® customers worldwide.

PowerPack for Advance Steel 2017

PowerPack: Productivity set of tools, templates and connections for Autodesk Advance SteelNew and Updated 2017 Software Solutions Now Available from GRAITEC Group

Compatible with Autodesk® Advance Steel 2017, the GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Advance Steel introduces a wide selection of exclusive joints, tools and utilities for Advance Steel users. The PowerPack now includes new profiles for worldwide Cold Rolled systems manufacturers with a range of intelligent parametric Cold Rolled joints that automatically adapt to the selected suppliers preferences for purlins, apex-ties and anti-sag systems. These joints combine the functionality of over 15 individual joints to simplify the process of adding cold rolled systems to your projects, or even switching suppliers. Users are also able to select folded or flat plate cleats, stays or sleeves between two purlins. Other improvements can be seen in the commands to export parts to ACIS models and the folded plate extender which adds plates and folds along any selected edge of a plate.

Advance BIM Designers Collection 2017

Advance BIM Designers: Apps for Structural Design, Modeling and Documentation

GRAITEC Advance BIM Designers are a collections of apps dedicated to streamlining structural BIM workflows, for automating the traditional design and modelling processes and the production of technical documentation, and are capable of working on multiple platforms. In this release GRAITEC expands its Advance BIM Designers Collection to include Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers and Foundation BIM Designers, both of which are available as a preview-release and expected to be commercially available after the summer.

 

 

Structural BIM Designers

GRAITEC Advance BIM Designers | Steel Structure Designer 2017

Steel Structure Designer 2017

New and Updated 2017 Software Solutions Now Available from GRAITEC Group

The Steel Structure Designer allows the user to quickly configure complete steel structures in a wide variety of shapes and is fully compatible with Autodesk® Advance Steel and GRAITEC Advance Design. The 2017 version now enables curved roofs to be created in either direction, with purlins that automatically align to the curvature of the roof – a notoriously tricky task to manage manually. This version also sees the introduction of a library feature, with save/load options, and predefined building configurations that instantly create structural buildings complete with bracing, railings, floor beams, platforms, door and window openings, and cladding in a few seconds.

With options for controlling all aspects of setting out or designing a steel structure including column placement, floor management, bracing types, gables walls, openings, and even side rails and roofing systems, including cladding – which is instantly trimmed to the area and around openings and should alone save hours – and the ability to save and load your designs on the fly adding to the library, the Steel Structure Designer is a powerful building configurator that reduces modelling time to a fraction of the time compared with standard modelling practices.

Steel BIM Designers

GRAITEC Advance BIM Designers | Stair & Railing Designer 2017

Stair & Railing Designer 2017

New and Updated 2017 Software Solutions Now Available from GRAITEC Group

Steel Railing Designer 2017 (formerly Ball Post Railing Designer) is fully compatible with Autodesk® Advance Steel 2017 and sees enhancements to the existing Ball Post Railing systems, whilst introducing new railing types including standard railing and wall railing. One of the new key features of the Railing Designer is the ability to now place any railing along a simple line or polyline or even by fixed points, rapidly expanding the flexibility and capability of the system. The Ball Post module supports various user-defined or manufacturer-specific ball post railing systems, with the flexibility to create and modify kickrails, post lengths, handrail parameters, distance between posts, connections and more applies in all cases. The wall mounted railings will be a welcome feature by many users.

GRAITEC Advance BIM Designers | Steel Stair Designer 2017

Steel Stair Designer 2017

New and Updated 2017 Software Solutions Now Available from GRAITEC Group

New to the collection is the Steel Stair Designer which introduces the ability to configure Balanced and Saddled Stairs systems. These new additions to the BIM Designers Collection offer a glimpse of expected future capability and offer new levels of productivity for Autodesk® Advance Steel users. Traditionally, these are very complex or time-consuming stair configurations. Options for the balanced stair include single, double or central stringers from plate, flat or sections, automatically calculated winders with manual override, multiple tread types and complete control over the fixing. Equally applicable to the saddled stair: users can switch between double support stringers from section profiles, to saw-tooth plate stringers with cantilevered treads.

GRAITEC Advance BIM Designers | Steel Connection Designer 2017

Steel Connection Designer 2017 **Preview-Release**

New and Updated 2017 Software Solutions Now Available from GRAITEC Group

New to the BIM Designer Collection, the Steel Connection Designer is an interactive connection designer for calculating common steel connections including Base Plate, Moment End Plate and Apex Haunch to Eurocode EC3. Supporting international design codes, the Steel Connection Designer is compatible with Advance Design 2017 and available as a preview release. With the ability to manage and calculate bolted and welded joints, and with fully detailed design reports that include the calculation formulas and reference to the design code, the Steel Connection Designer introduces a higher degree of accuracy.

Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers

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RC Column Designer / RC Beam Designer / RC Footing Designer 2017 **Preview Release**

New to the BIM Designer Collection, and introducing radical changes including a high-degree of automation to traditional structural workflows, the Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers for Columns, Beams and Footings are compatible with, and integrated in Autodesk® Revit® 2016 and 2017, GRAITEC Advance Design and also available as a standalone solution.

New and Updated 2017 Software Solutions Now Available from GRAITEC Group

Working to EC2 standards, the Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers enable a truly connected and automated structural BIM workflow, leveraging both BIM data and multi-platform integration:

  • Multi-platform integration: One platform that works across Revit® and Advance Design and as a standalone solution
  • Use FEM results to design 3D rebar: FEM engineering results are utilized to produce design-driven 3D cages based on the defined assumptions and can be instantly updated as the project develops
  • Detailed Design Reports: Fully detailed customizable design reports can be produced from any platform at a single click which include detailed calculation formulas with references to the code for rapid validation
  • Documentation: Country specific, user configurable templates enable fully dimensioned and annotated drawing views and sections to be produced automatically, complete with bar schedule and the option to also create a drawing sheet

The Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers can be applied at any stage of the process to support multiple workflows from completely isolated process to a fully connected BIM. For example, the reinforcement generator which uses the FEM results to calculate the rebar, can be used to simply generate rebar cages based on user input. Equally, the user can apply estimated forces and use the Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers to produce the reinforcement cages for the entire project’s columns, beams and footings.

Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers have been localized for Europe and are available as a preview-release, expected to be commercially available after the summer.

If you would like try out the preview-release of the Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers please contact your local GRAITEC office or click here to request access.

BIM Connect 2017

GRAITEC BIM ConnectNew and Updated 2017 Software Solutions Now Available from GRAITEC Group

This powerful, free plugin for Autodesk® Revit® from GRAITEC provides bi-directional, intelligent Structural Building Information Modeling (BIM) model sharing, including the transfer of FEM results data, between GRAITEC engineering and fabrication solutions (Advance Design, Arche, SuperSTRESS, Advance Workshop, etc) and Autodesk® Revit® and Autodesk® Advance Steel products.

BIM Connect 2017 is fully compatible with Revit® 2016 and 2017 and comes with improvements to synchronization control, retaining materials when section changes, definitions of circular sections by the radius or diameter and more. Important enhancements see improved transfer method of efforts from Advance Design to Revit® as well as ways to manage stacked walls, which are no longer exported from the Revit® model, creating seamless structural BIM workflows.

 

Autodesk Perpetual Licenses Ending for Design and Creation Suites


Deadline fast approaching – After the 29th July 2016 Perpetual Licenses for Autodesk Design and Creations Suites will no longer be available.

Back in January, Perpetual Licenses for individual software products were discontinued and the time is fast approaching for Design and Creation Suites to follow the same suit.

After the above date you will no longer be able to purchase a perpetual licenses of the followings suites:

  • Autodesk Building Design Suite
  • Autodesk Factory Design Suite
  • Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite
  • Autodesk Plant Design Suite
  • Autodesk Product Design Suite
  • Autodesk 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite Standard
  • Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate
  • Autodesk Maya Entertainment Creation Suite Standard

Please note that a number of perpetual licenses for additional individual products will also be unavailable after this date.

What are your options?

  • Purchase perpetual licenses of suites before they are discontinued.
  • Add maintenance subscription to your perpetual licenses to get an array of benefits such as software updates.

Buy a Design or Creation Suite on Subscription and then switch to an industry collection at a later date. Find out about industry collections here.

To discuss your current licenses, Industry Collections and to find out more on the discontinuation of perpetual licenses for design and creation suites, just contact your local Graitec office today.

***** Please place any orders by Friday 29th July 2016 to allow for order processing. 

Enter the Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards 2016 and showcase your company


If you are in the Infrastructure, Building or Construction industry and you use Autodesk software for innovative BIM workflows then enter your projects/s into the AEC Excellence Awards 2016 and be in with a chance of winning some sensational prizes such as a trip to Autodesk University 2016. 

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This competition has been running since 2012, recognizing, showcasing and rewarding a number of pioneering BIM for Infrastructure projects and this year they have expanded the categories and will also be including Building and Construction as well. Furthermore, if you have done a small or niche project then there is also a number of sub categories too i.e. computational design, fabrication etc.

With a massive 19 categories in total you are allowed to submit up to 5 projects and what’s even better is that you will receive public recognition just by submitting your projects as entries get showcased in a book which gets shared and publicised across the globe.

 The deadline for entering is the 30th June 2016!

To find out more about the Autodesk AEC Excellence awards including the rules, prizes, judges and how to enter, just CLICK HERE!

Autodesk Announces Autodesk Industry Collections


In a bold move Autodesk today announced the release of Autodesk Industry Collections to deliver users even more value and full access to industry specific selections of software.

Autodesk Announces Autodesk Industry Collections

Industry collections will consist of a mixture of selected software titles and cloud services geared to the needs of particular industry sectors to enable customers to have access to a much wider mixture of the most commonly used and essential software titles and leave them free to focus on project delivery as opposed to which version of a suite is the right one.

Initially collections available from the 1st August 2016 will be the:

*    Architecture, Engineering & Construction Industry Collection

*    Product Design Industry Collection

*    Media & Entertainment Collection 

Contact your local GRAITEC office to find out more

Discover how the latest Autodesk technology can help you increase productivity


Discover how the latest Autodesk technology can help you increase productivity

Come and join us and your peers at one of our FREE annual Autodesk AEC 2017 Product Launch Events to:
See the benefits of the latest Autodesk technology to help improve your project workflows.

This year will see a deeper dive into workflows including a design brief, feasibility study and conceptual design through to collaboration.

Network with your peers, pick up valuable productivity tips and get a first-hand overview of new features and functionality.

If you’ve ever been to one of our annual launch events, you’ll know how popular and beneficial they are, so booking early is recommended as places are already starting to book up!

We hope to see you at one of our events!

Here are the locations where you can find us in May:

May 24th Oberhausen
Germany
TZU Technologiezentrum DETAILS
May 26th Nottingham
United Kingdom
The Nottingham Belfry DETAILS
May 31th Salzburg
Austria
Veranstaltungszentrum im Techno-Z DETAILS

For Less Than $150 – the GRAITEC PowerPack for Revit® is a No Brainer


GRAITEC, international BIM and CAD software developer, announced today that following the rapid success of the PowerPack for Revit®, which has seen more than 3000 licences delivered worldwide in just over one year, GRAITEC has opted to reduce the annual subscription price of the PowerPack for Revit® to below $150 per user. This move comes as an effort to make the PowerPack for Revit® more accessible to a wider Revit® user-base and to further accelerate uptake of its Revit® add-on worldwide.

For Less Than $150 – the GRAITEC PowerPack for Revit® is a No Brainer

Carl Spalding, GRAITEC Product Strategy Director comments:The PowerPack for Revit® has proven more successful than we could have predicted. Our initial objective was to offer the PowerPack for Revit® as a loyalty benefit exclusively for our Revit® subscription customers. This remains the case today and continues to differentiate GRAITEC from other Autodesk resellers. However the demand from users outside the territories in which we operate – and those from where we do operate but are perhaps locked into contracts preventing them from switching their subscription – quickly identified that we were missing an opportunity to address the needs of a much wider user-base.

The current version of the PowerPack for Revit® offers over 60 practical tools covering a broad spectrum of basic and advanced everyday user-needs. With tools for browsing and loading families graphically, converting libraries of 3D CAD files to Revit® Families, quickly placing and displaying rebar in concrete elements, even password protecting your personal Revit® Families and so much more. Now every Revit® user across the board can easily identify one or more PowerPack tools that will address a laborious process.

Customers who have already purchased the PowerPack for Revit® will also benefit from the change as they will see their subscription fee reduced to the new price on the anniversary of their contract renewal.

GRAITEC Product Strategy Director continues:Revit® users from all disciplines are constantly looking for tools to help them become more productive. After trawling the web and narrowing the possible options to a handful, the final decision often comes down to price. We are confident that no other tool-kit for Revit®, or any combination of individual tools for the matter, comes close to the value offered by our PowerPack, not only in terms of its deliberately low price but more importantly, because of the variety and practicality of the quality tools offered.

Carl concludes: “GRAITEC is well known for its ambitious growth strategy and the PowerPack for Revit® is another example of how disrupting traditional practices and adding more emphasis on the value of customers is helping us move closer to our goal. Our aim is to deliver unrivalled solutions to real-world challenges, and in a way that we believe is almost impossible to replicate. The decision to revise the price of the PowerPack for Revit® will enable us to address the needs of more Revit® users and increase recognition of the GRAITEC brand worldwide. The new annual subscription fee of the PowerPack makes it a no-brainer for any Revit® user, regardless of the size, type or location of their company.

As an approved Autodesk developer partner, GRAITEC has created a wide range of add-ons for Autodesk products for over 25 years.

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Advance Steel 2017 & Advance Concrete 2017 now available


GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner in US and across Europe, is pleased to announce that Autodesk® Advance Steel 2017 and Autodesk® Advance Concrete 2017 are now available from Autodesk.

GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner in US and across Europe, is pleased to announce that Autodesk® Advance Steel 2017 and Autodesk® Advance Concrete 2017 are now available from Autodesk.

Autodesk® Advance Steel 2017 provides new features and enhancements to help improve productivity and usability whilst creating your fabrication documents more easily with tools to support a connected BIM workflow.

With new connections and profiles for international suppliers, more tools for cleaner documentation, options to manage Fabrication status data, and the ability to synchronise not just the structure but also the fully parametric steel connections with Revit, not to mention the ability to publish, share and collaborate with BIM360 using native Advance Steel drawing format – and whilst remaining connected to the source Advance Steel 3D model, Autodesk® Advance Steel 2017 delivers a more mature solution to create better coordinated designs and documentation.

Whilst Autodesk® Advance Concrete 2017 provides a more robust environment for completing and detailing concrete projects with links to Autodesk® Revit® for enhanced BIM centric workflow that supports an end-to-end solution.

Advance Steel is complimented with the GRAITEC PowerPack adding more functionality and further automating common repetitive tasks. PowerPack for Advance Steel can be downloaded directly from the Autodesk App Store as a free trial.

Other complementary solutions for Advance Steel available from GRAITEC include:

  • Steel Structure Designer – Create, adjust and configure complete structures of all shapes and sizes in minutes.
  • Ball Post Railing Designer – Adding ball post railings in Advance Steel is quick and simple with this dedicated ball post railing app.

Complimentary Reinforced Concrete design and detailing tools from GRAITEC include:

  • PowerPack for Revit – over 40 new tools dedicated to reinforced concrete modelling, editing and documentation.

Carl Spalding, Product Strategy Director comments:It is clear BIM is transforming how teams collaborate and build their projects across the globe. The Autodesk 2017 products are certainly ahead of the curve in delivering solutions to support their user’s needs for BIM centric workflows. This is evident from the harmonised structural steel workflows possible between Revit and Advance Steel dramatically reducing the initial design and rework effort for steel modelling and detailing.

Carl continuesBut this is just the tip of the iceberg. The biggest trend we are experiencing comes from the concrete sector frantically looking to replace traditional 2D detailing systems, which often break the BIM to fabrication workflow causing inevitable bottlenecks, with practical BIM-centric reinforced concrete solutions. The new reinforcement capability in Autodesk 2017 products, combined with complementary Add-ons and Apps from Graitec, demonstrate our commitment to delivering every-day reinforced concrete tools that support a BIM workflow. Looking ahead users can benefit from robust structural BIM workflows which promote the reuse of engineering BIM data, otherwise ignored when transferring project models, to enable structural projects to be completed more efficiently directly within Revit.

BIM 360 UK Tour


Attend Graitec's BIM 360 Tour event in London on the 12th May 2016

Attend GRAITEC’s BIM 360 Tour event in London on the 12th May 2016 and learn all about the future of construction collaboration!

Our BIM 360 tour events are aimed at:

Architects, structural & MEP engineers, main contractors, building owners & operators and the sub contract supply chain.

We have two more stop’s on our BIM 360 UK Tour after London: 

Manchester – 14th June 2016 and Newcastle – 15th June 2016.

Technologies and trends are significantly impacting and disrupting the construction industry today and will continue to do so in the future.

Effective collaboration is becoming crucial as construction cycles are becoming shorter and project stakeholders at all levels demand deeper insight into projects and greater visibility early in the process, driving the need for instant global access to up to date centralised dynamic data.

Join us in London for a BIM 360 Tour event as we help you understand the Future of Project Collaboration, how it can help you and the opportunity you have to help shape the future of construction collaboration.
Topics covered on the day include:

  • Future of making things in construction
  • Technology overview – introduction to the BIM 360 technologies
  • Understanding the challenges of collaboration and delivering to PAS 1192
  • Using BIM 360 technology to address the collaboration challenges of PAS 1192
  • How Can Graitec Help

Furthermore, the person or company who registers the most people who attend the event will be invited to a once in a lifetime trip to San Francisco* to meet Autodesk at Pier 9 and visit the Autodesk gallery.

Click the button below to find out more about the BIM 360 Tour, the prize to San Francisco and to register.

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