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 announces partnerships with HungaroCAD, Hungary and CADLAB, Greece


GRAITEC, an international software developer of BIM, CAD and Analysis solutions across the AEC sector, and global Autodesk Reseller announces two new strategic distribution agreements with Hungarian-basedHungaroCAD and CADLAB in Athens, Greece.

GRAITEC announces partnerships with HungaroCAD, Hungary and CADLAB, GreeceGRAITEC announces partnerships with HungaroCAD, Hungary and CADLAB, Greece

These agreements entitle both HungaroCAD and CADLAB to promote, sell and support the GRAITEC and Autodesk® Advance product ranges throughout Hungary and Greece respectively.

Autodesk® Gold Partner, HungaroCAD, has almost 25 years’ experience with Autodesk software and has established itself as a leading company in the field of Architectural Engineering and Construction (AEC). Based in Budapest, Hungary, HungaroCAD has been forthcoming in the distribution and development of design systems for the construction, mechanical and electrical engineering industry.

Over the past decade CADLAB has developed integrated solutions, tools and expertise,in the field of engineering software and consulting services, to support the rapid development and investment in technologies, by Greek construction and consultancy companies driven initiallyby the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Mr Sabathiel Balázs, HungaroCAD, Budapest comments: “HungaroCAD was established almost 25 years ago as one of the first resellers of Autodesk software. Today we are an Autodesk Gold Partner with more than 20 employees in the field of Architecture Engineering and Construction, as well as Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering and Plant Design. We look forward to our cooperation with GRAITEC as we believe the Advance line of products represent the highest quality in steel and concrete design.

Mr Kostas Katsaras of CADLAB, Athens, states:We have been a dedicated Autodesk® Partner, Reseller, Developer and Training Center since 2005, specializing in the AEC industry. Currently we lead civil and architectural sales in Greece and this partnership agreement with GRAITEC allows us to strengthen our position in the market further as well as reach new customers.

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC CEO adds:Increasing our coverage in Europe is a key part of our overall global strategy. We are very pleased to welcome such strong partners, HungaroCAD and CADLAB to our channel of Authorized Resellers delivering GRAITEC’s established technologies. I believe the experience and expertise of these organizations will provide real benefits to customers and help strengthen GRAITEC technologies in the Hungarian and Greek market.

About HungaroCAD
HungaroCAD, one of the first resellers of Autodesk® software, has over 20 years engineering software experience in the field of Architecture, Engineering and Construction. Established in 1991, HungaroCAD has developed and expanded its business to become one of the industries prominent unique service providers to the AEC*, M&E* and Plant Design industries. Now an Autodesk® Gold Partner, HungaroCAD offers a full range of Autodesk software solutions and proven, measurable technical expertise for both industry and individual projects. Working closely with Autodesk, they can assist their clients in achieving the very best results.
For more information, please visit www.hungarocad.hu

About CADLAB
Founded in 2004, CADLAB has established a decade of software development specializing in the AEC* industry and consulting services for infrastructure. A leading organization in Civil and Architectural sales in Greece, CADLAB’s primary objective is to develop tools and expertise for the organization, protection, management and promotion of studies of technical companies.
For more information, please visit www.cadlab.gr

* AEC – Architecture Engineering Construction
* BIM – Building Information Modeling
* M&E – Mechanical and Electrical

GRAITEC announces Reseller Agreement with VR CAM Technologies in Malaysia


GRAITEC announces Reseller Agreement with VR CAM Technologies in MalaysiaGRAITEC, a leading worldwide software developer for CAD and structural analysis solutions has signed a new business partnership withVR CAM Technologies Sdn Bhd, a company located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The cooperation agreement signed between the two companies entitles VR CAM Technologies to promote, sell and support GRAITEC’s 3D BIM Steel Detailing Software, Advance Steel, in Malaysia.

Changing demographics such as an annual population growth of about two percent, migration and socio-economic growth are resulting in the building construction market expansion, as these changing demographics increase demand for new buildings and refurbishment of existing ones. In Malaysia, construction of non-residential and residential buildings contributed between 40 to 55 percent of the total construction market between 2006 and 2009. The market revenues for building construction reached approximately $7.21 billion in 2008 and $6.67 billion in 2009, and it will potentially hit the $9.00 billion mark by 2015. (Source: Asia Pacific Environmental & Building Technologies Practice, Frost & Sullivan).

VR CAM Technologies Sdn Bhd is a solution provider for the Civil and Structural engineering disciplines, with focus on structural analysis and design for steel concrete and post-tensioned structures. Since 1996 VR CAM Technologies has grown from strength to strength and is now a formidable organization where the key focus in meeting client interest and offering professional training services is the core ideal. VR CAM Technologies service the Education, Government, Construction, Power and Oil and Gas Industries, with main focus being on Malaysia and minor focus on South East Asia.

VR CAM Technologies’ engineers and specialists have experience in structural design for steel and concrete, including post-tensioned/pre-stressed Building and Bridge structures. Their engineers and specialist consultants have up to 15 years design experience and when it comes to training, they provide their clients with training on best practices and on the efficient use of the software they distribute.

Pascal Bergougnou, Managing Director of GRAITEC Pte Ltd (Singapore, Asia Pacific), comments: “I am pleased to welcome VR CAM Technologies into GRAITEC’s network. There are many Malaysian companies doing steel structural shop drawing and that are still looking for the right solution.

Sundram Narendra, Managing Director at VR CAM Technologies Sdn Bhd adds: “We are particularly excited by our latest business relationship with Graitec who will be filling in an important hole in our software portfolio. Graitec now provides us and our clients an excellent steel detailing and fabrication solution Advance Steel that will allow us to compete and increase market share for a solution worthy to be positioned as the BEST!

About VR CAM Technologies Sdb Bhd
VR-CAM Technologies Sdn Bhd is a privately owned engineering software distributor that was formed in 1996 to service the Construction Industry by way of structural and infrastructure analysis and design software. We have expanded our scope to include the fabrication, power, and oil and gas industries. Our state of the art solutions for drafting, modeling, analysis, design and detailing for multi-material structures including steel, reinforced concrete, and post-tensioned structures are by far the most widely used in the world. We stand by our products and offer support services which are renowned for timely delivery and accuracy. For more information, please visit www.vrctech.com

FORUM 8’s Virtual Design World Cup


GRAITEC partnership to FORUM 8's Virtual Design World CupGRAITEC, a leading software developer for CAD and structural analysis solutions, is supporting FORUM 8, its Value Added Reseller operating in Japan, by providing free Advance Steel and Advance Concrete licenses to the participants of FORUM 8’s 3rdStudent BIM and VR Contest open to students worldwide.

The theme of this year’s contest is “Sustainable Station Front in Global Metropolis“. The 2013 VDWC challenges students to devise a proposal of a new environmentally friendly urban space, which will most likely become one of Tokyo’s significant stopping off points for people transferring from one transport mode to another, which radiates from a new train station in Tokyo’s harbor district.

This is a contest open to students worldwide in which they compete amongst each other in designing their original model using BIM and Virtual Reality (VR) software for their chance to win a grand prize.

Work by each and every contestant will be uploaded on FORUM8’s cloud server, VR-Cloud® server, to be judged on its logistics, technical and design aspect, as well as its creativity, architectural aspect, and how innovative and environmentally friendly it is. They will be using Forum 8’s in-house developed software UC-win/Road, 3D interactive visualization tool, as a mandatory software and their choice of at least one other software to help them design and model cities. GRAITEC will provide free Advance Steel/Concrete licenses to all students taking part in this competition.

GRAITEC partnership to FORUM 8's Virtual Design World Cup

UC-win/Road, also known as VR-Design Studio, is the latest Japanese 3D Visual Interactive Visualization Technology for improved urban, transport, emergency & security planning, drive simulation, public consultation and human factors research and is ideal for visualizing BIM and VR models that portray various civil works.

The Award for the winner is a grand prize worth approximately US$3,000 including World cup Trophy and award certificates. Twenty-two other lucky winners will receive other prizes and every contestant will of course win a participation reward for their work. Applicants have until September 30th to register online. Once they have registered and created their VR model, they will need to submit their work including scripts during the period from October 1st to October 10th, and once they have submitted their work, they will be notified of the webpage on FORUM8’s VR-Cloud(R) server to which they can access to browse and test their submitted model, along with their login ID and password. FORUM 8 and special guest judges will come to a decision and determine the winners on November 21st and the best works will be awarded at the Awards Ceremony.

This contest provides a great opportunity for students to get a hands-on experience with FORUM8’s UC-win/Road as well as Advance Steel/Concrete/Design to learn all the great features and technology they have to offer.

If you are a student due to graduate in 2013 or later go to this webpage and register today!

For more information on the contest please click here.

For any inquiries, please contact: 
Europe, The Middle East, Americas, & Africa: office@forum8.com
Asia, Australia, New Zealand, & Oceania and all other general inquiries: yokoyama@forum8.co.jp

Check out last year’s winners here.

About FORUM 8
FORUM8, the Japanese 3D software specialist, produces state-of-the-art 3D VR and engineering software, in particular VR, FEM, Web, CAD solutions and services. Founded in 1987, FORUM8 is at the forefront of 3D Visual Interactive Simulation (3D VIS) technology and provides 3D VIS capabilities to specialists from various professions, including transportation, engineering, planning, emergency training, architecture, road safety and many more. The company’s premier product UC-win/Road is simply the best tool with the utmost 3D VIS capabilities that allows you to model your own 3D environment in which a highly accurate real-time simulation can be run quickly and easily. UC-win/Road interactive 3D environments can also be controlled remotely using FORUM8’s state-of-the-art cloud computing technology VR-Cloud® that enables the 3D environments to be broadcast over the cloud and accessed and interacted with by anyone with a PC or Android system anywhere at any time, thanks to VR-Cloud®’s underlying technology, the a3S cloud system, which allows data to be transmitted between client and server very quickly. FORUM8 obtained a patent for VR-Cloud®, defined as “Driving simulation equipment, server and program” that enables ‘driving simulation within the 3D VR environment using a computer keyboard’ from the Japanese patent office [Patent No. 5149426]. VR-Cloud(R) is by far the best solution for winning tenders or exploring alternative options in any kind of civil design project.
For more information, please visit www.FORUM8.com

GRAITEC announces a Reseller Agreement with novaCITYNETS in Singapore


New reseller in Singapore with novaCITYNETSGRAITEC has signed a new business partnership with novaCITYNETS Pte Ltd, a company located in Singapore. The cooperation agreement signed between the two companies entitles novaCITYNETS Pte Ltd to promote, sell and support GRAITEC’s 3D BIM Steel Detailing Software, Advance Steel, in Singapore.

Singapore is a gateway to key markets in Asia. From commercial to residential, new development to upgrade, retrofits to restorations, Asia is the engine of growth. The Singapore construction sector has enjoyed robust growth with building contracts worth S$25.7 billion, representing an annual increase of 14% in recent years. To further propel this growth, the Singapore Government and the Building & Construction Authority (BCA) have been steering the construction industry to achieve higher productivity through the buildable design legislation. This has gained great momentum with the introduction of the S$250 million Construction Productivity and Capability Fund (CPCF). Funds from the CPCF are allocated to firms seeking to improve productivity through technology adoption, re-engineering. We are beginning to see builders adopting productive technologies like construction IT and Building Information Model (BIM); such as the ones provided by GRAITEC.

novaCITYNETS began as a pioneer in developing and implementing specialized building and construction solutions, consultation services to various government and private sectors locally and overseas. In 2007 with the rise in Building Information Modeling (BIM), novaCITYNETS started a business unit, novaBIM to embarked on a fully focused BIM solution where BIM consultation and implementations are tailored and customized to the individual company’s needs, thus, assisting numerous companies with ground zero knowledge to be BIM ready for future projects. Today, novaBIM is the leading solutions and service provider of design and technology for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, with works spanning across many notable and iconic developments both locally and regionally including Reflection in Keppel Bay, Garden by the Bay, Tanjong Pagar Tower, V in Shenton, Bedok Residence, The River in Bangkok, Al Najaf in Iraq (400 Bed Educational Hospital in Iraq), Al Ain Hospital in Abu Dahbi and Anglier Hydroelectric Dam in Canada. Currently with offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and Philippines, our staffs from both architecture and engineering background bring about invaluable knowledge to the field.

The choice of a promising partnership between GRAITEC and novaCITYNETS in Singapore has clearly been driven by the aforementioned market opportunities and mutual fields of complementary skills and expertise.

Pascal Bergougnou, Managing Director of GRAITEC Pte Ltd (Singapore, Asia Pacific), comments: “Today, BIM managers, architects, engineers, detailers, draftsmen and fabricators want compelling products, which include not only the software, but the services, dedicated industrial applications and customer support that bring value and increase productivity. GRAITEC and novaCITYNETS will combine their strengths to deliver an end-to-end lifecycle environment to our Clients in Singapore and beyond.

Eddy Tan, Vice President & Head Virtual Construction at novaCITYNETS Pte Ltd adds: “We are excited about this partnership with GRAITEC. Our customers thrive when fueled by innovation and strong local presence support. This partnership provides incredible scale, vast expertise in best practice processes and software innovation and a proven ability to execute projects.

About novaCITYNETS Pte Ltd
novaCITYNETS Pte Ltd is the leading Solution and Service Provider of Design Technology for Building & Construction industry in Asia. For the past 20 years, novaCITYNETS has been partnering with some of world renowned AEC application software developer and involved in numerous prestigious projects with its solutions and services. NovaCITYNETS, a member of BuildingSMART Alliance Singapore Chapter, is actively promoting Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) for the benefit of AEC/FM industry to improve the communication, productivity, delivery time, cost, and quality throughout the design, construction, operation and maintenance life cycle of buildings.
For more information, please visit www.novaBIM.com

Successful User Club 2013 meetings in Poland


Successful User Club 2013 meetings in PolandOn April 16th and 17th, 2013, Datacomp Sp. z o.o., GRAITEC’s authorized reseller from Krakow, Poland organized GRAITEC Advance user meetings in Gdansk and Warsaw.

The growing interest in GRAITEC Advance solutions was confirmed by the high attendance at both meetings, in which a total of 65 people participated. It was a great opportunity to get to know the GRAITEC Advance suite and exchange experiences between users.

The meeting began with the general presentation of Datacomp and Graitec, as well as media partners who acquired their patronage of these events. After a brief introduction to the Graitec Advance package, the first block of presentations began, during which new features of 2013 versions of Advance ConcreteAdvance Design and Advance Steel were discussed.

Successful User Club 2013 meetings in Poland

This section was concluded by showing selected users’ projects done in the Graitec Advance suite from Poland and across the world. The last part of the meeting was opened with the presentation of GRAITEC BIM, during which the methods of exchanging data between the Graitec Advance suite and other software brand such as Revit®, ArchiCAD®, Robot (ARSA®), PDMS® were demonstrated. In addition, participants gained insight into the correct use of the BIM technology and its benefits.

Another highlight of the event was the first presentation of Advance CAD, the latest software in the Graitec Advance package. Advance CAD is a program for simple flat drawing and 3D modeling functions according to the native DWG® format. The meeting ended with the announcement of an international competition for the best project done in GRAITEC Advance suite.

User Club 2013 meetings in Poland have shown that Graitec is solid and reliable partner and choosing its solution for BIM design is the next step in developing and expanding your design office.