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
“.

Graitec Revit PowerPack Review Voted in Top Ten Content for 2016


Advance PowerPack for RevitWith BIM adoption in full swing in the UK and America and emerging mandates across Europe gearing towards Building Information Modelling, we are pleased to announce that our Graitec Advance PowerPack for Revit review on the Engineering.com website has been voted at 4th place in the top 10 Revit content 2016 by Revit News.

As an established international software developer of a variety of BIM tools, Construction software and Structural Design Analysis solutions, the Graitec Advance PowerPack for Revit has been made available with support in multiple languages and has been designed to deliver Revit users with powerful tools that enhance productivity for many day to day design and modelling tasks for example a Revit to Excel Link, Batch Export to DWG facility, Revit Family Manager, Renaming and numbering tool and so much more.

Achieving independent recognition for our software is very welcoming indeed as it shows we are continuing to provide productive solutions that meet our clients daily needs.

The Advance PowerPack for Revit is available free of charge for Graitec’s subscribers or can be purchased if required.

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Gareth Spencer, on the GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit in AUGIWorld


AUGIWorld is the official magazine of Autodesk User Group International (AUGI), distributed on a monthly basis to all AUGI members around the world.

In the June 2016 edition, Gareth Spencer, BIM Consultant working for GRAITEC and certified professional in Revit Architecture and Structure, presents the advantages of using GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit for enhancing concrete detailing. Gareth explains the necessity of modeling reinforcement in the 3D Revit model, and introduces the GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit as a versatile add-on for Revit, which can help users work more efficiently.

Gareth Spencer, on the GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit in AUGIWorld

Gareth presents some of the most useful tools in PowerPack, such as:

  • Rebar Visibility, used for changing the view’s visibility state, so as to show rebar unobscured and/or as solids in 3D views, or for hiding certain elements;

Gareth Spencer, on the GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit in AUGIWorld

  • Copy Rebar, allowing users to select element rebar, and then copy it to an identical or similar element with no reinforcement assigned;
  • Transversal Distribution, which automatically generates transversal rebar sets with multiple spacing for linear elements.
  • Trim/Extend, used for adjusting the created reinforcement to the shape and particularities of the host element, in a quick and intelligent manner.

These useful new tools are complemented by several commands and functionalities for increasing productivity while working in Autodesk Revit:

  • Family Manager, used for managing Revit families (by searching, selecting or filtering family lists to select the desired families to be imported in a project), either on a local computer, or in a company network;

Gareth Spencer, on the GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit in AUGIWorld

  • Family Exporter, allowing users to select and export all families at once, or select desired families from the list;
  • Auto Section Box, which automatically creates a 3D view of the selected elements, and even duplicates it;
  • Dimension Annotations, a set of tools for automatic generation of dimension lines for overall dimensions, grids, external geometry, structural, and openings.

Read the full review here, on page 14

Go Further with the Productivity Add-On for Revit®


Go Further with the Productivity Add-On for Revit®

PowerPack Tools for Revit®
ARRANGE YOUR WINDOWS ANY WAY YOU LIKE

Featured Tool:

Windows Control

Tile, cascade and arrange windows to your preference

Easily show all windows currently in use

Centre the view in all open windows

Adjust the displays and view various model plans

 

OVER 40 NEW REINFORCEMENT, MODELING
AND ANNOTATION TOOLS FOR REVIT®

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Boost your productivity with PowerPack for Advance Steel!


Boost your productivity with PowerPack

Download the Advance PowerPack now >>>

This Week Feature: Explode Details & Drawings

• Explode drawings from the Document Manager to .dwg format
• Instantly transforms Advance Steel dimensions into AutoCAD dimensions
• Dimensions retain their intelligence enabling editing in AutoCAD
• Select individual or multiple drawings

Boost your productivity with PowerPack for Advance Steel!


Boost your productivity with PowerPack

Download the Advance PowerPack now >>>

This Week Feature: Glass Panels

Updated Glass Panels
• Insert multiple glass panels at once
• Use any profile shape or material
• Easily define single and multi-layered glass
• Create a reusable library for windows, railings and structural glass

Boost your productivity with PowerPack for Advance Steel!


Boost your productivity with PowerPack

Download the Advance PowerPack now >>>

This Week Feature: Corrugated Beams

Create corrugated beams with this new feature
• Easily create a beam with an undulated web
• Use either a beam from the catalogue or user defined
• Control all dimensions that define the beam

PowerPack for Advance Steel - Corrugated-Beams

More tools in the new release of GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Advance Steel 2016


GRAITEC, international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC and all round structural industry specialist, is delighted to deliver even more tools in the latest version of the Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Advance Steel 2016.

 

Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Advance Steel 2016

 

The new version of GRAITEC’s Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Advance Steel includes a wealth of functionality and productivity tools to ensure customers achieve a true competitive advantage when using Autodesk® Advance Steel 2016.

The latest version, which is in addition to all previous tools, introduces several new connections, tools for setting out complex helical stair stringers, links with cloud services and a suite of commands for transforming Advance Steel drawings into AutoCAD compatible versions, whilst retaining intelligent scaled and editable dimensions.

Summary of new tools include:

GRAITEC customers receive the PowerPack for Advance Steel as a complimentary addition to their Autodesk® Advance Steel subscription and service contract, or it is available to purchase separately from GRAITEC or one of our global partners.

 

Download a free five day trial from the GRAITEC website.

 

Carl Spalding, GRAITEC Product Strategy Director comments:Initially the PowerPack was a way for us to deliver additional tools and unique value to customers. The rapid adoption by users around the world and the incredibly positive response has been very impressive. Each version introduces more tools, more automation, and more functionality enabling customers to boost their output and improve quality. It is encouraging to see how the tools we provide can make such a massive difference and it is no wonder the PowerPack is quickly becoming the must-have tool of a busy and competitive design office.

Boost your productivity!


Boost your productivity with PowerPack

Download the Advance PowerPack now >>>

Feature: Cell Beam

Create and amend Castellated and Cellular Beams
• Increase beam depth and strength with no additional material
• Reduce weight and space without compromising strength
• Ultimate flexibility when creating castellated or cellular beams
• Create from catalogues, or user defined for full modification
• Add, adjust and control cellular beams

 

How to download, install & activate GRAITEC PowerPack Advance Steel 2016


GRAITEC announced the release of Advance PowerPack 2016, its complementary extension to Autodesk® Advance Steel 2016.

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

In line with the recent release of Autodesk® Advance Steel 2016, GRAITEC releases Advance PowerPack 2016 for Autodesk® Advance Steel 2016, with many new tools, utilities and functions, plus updates to existing features. This new version introduces a wealth of localized manufacturer profiles and more predefined default settings, whilst new tools for creating splines of complex helical stair stringers expands the toolset for high-end stair manufacturers, and tools for automatic creation of floor coverings, based on standard grating sizes addresses more needs of its plant users.

The 2016 version also introduces cloud connectivity and crucially integrates bidirectional links with Advance Workshop, GRAITEC’s newly launched Steel Fabrication MIS solution, enabling Advance Steel users to retrieve and graphically display colour-coded production statuses in their models.

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

This step by step guide will show you how to download, install & activate GRAITEC PowerPack Advance Steel 2016.

Log into your GRAITEC Advantage account using the user name and password received from GRAITEC.

The entitlement certificate you received contains this information.

How to download, install & activate GRAITEC PowerPack for Autodesk® Advance Steel

 

Before installing GRAITEC PowerPack 2016, Autodesk Advance Steel 2015.1 or 2016 should be installed.

For the complete FAQ please follow this link or you can save it as PDF.

Video: GRAITEC PowerPack 2015.1 – Highlighted Features


GRAITEC Advance PowerPack is a powerful time-saving extension to Autodesk Advance Steel that boosts everyday capability, productivity and efficiency.

This new version, GRAITEC Advance PowerPack 2015.1, extends the functionality of existing content and introduces industry-dedicated performance tools such as:

Curved Element Cut

Accurately cut any a straight or folded plate, section or tube to fit the profile of a curved tube

 

Glass Panel Utility

Define and drawglass panels, windows and facades (c/w material list template)

 

Platform Cover Creator

Automatically creates a grating or plate platform based on the selected supporting members

GRAITEC release new version of PowerPack for Autodesk® Advance Steel


GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC, and all round structural industry specialist, is excited to announce the new version of their complementary productivity tools, GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Advance Steel 2015.1.

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

The GRAITEC Advance PowerPack is a powerful extension to Autodesk® Advance Steel, created to boost the user’s capability, productivity and efficiency whilst introducing a unique set of tools, templates and connections designed to enhance and speed up project delivery. This new version extends the functionality of existing content and introduces industry-dedicated performance tools such as:

  • Glass module: for managing and inserting glass windows and panels
  • Curved element cut: for complex contouring of profiles to curved tubes
  • Platform cover: Instant creation of grating and plate for platform covers

GRAITEC’s Autodesk® Advance Steel customers have exclusive access to the GRAITEC Advance PowerPack 2015.1 as part of their maintenance contract. The latest version is available to download now from the customer Advantages portal or from the GRAITEC PowerPack website.

Carl Spalding, GRAITEC Product Strategy Director comments:GRAITEC strives to deliver an unrivalled user experience and our PowerPack for Autodesk® Advance Steel is just one of the many tools we provide to our customers as part of that commitment. We have almost three decades of experience delivering professional technology for the steel industry, and we have always been able to react quickly to deliver functionality that helps our customer’s become more productive and competitive. Being able to improve performance, quality and efficiency for all our customers globally, through initiatives like the PowerPack, is a great way for GRAITEC to deliver benefits that reflect the specific needs of our customers.

GRAITEC will be participating in the Construct Canada 2014 exhibition


Canada – The GRAITEC Canada team is pleased to announce that they will be participating in the Construct Canada exhibition in Toronto, on 3-5 December 2014 in partnership with SolidCAD Solution, an Autodesk Platinum Partner.

GRAITEC will be participating in the Construct Canada 2014 exhibitionGRAITEC will be participating in the Construct Canada 2014 exhibition

The 26th Annual Construct Canada will be held concurrently with PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo and Concrete Canada on December 3-5, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building.

Moreover, Graitec will be presenting its new solution; PowerPack for Advance Steel, a series of plug-ins, tools, new features for Advance Steel.

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

Come see us, to be part of the GRAITEC BIM Revolution.

GRAITEC Canada at SolidCAD Solution booth Booth#1117

Construct Canada – Toronto, Canada
3-5 December 2014