Video | How to change multiple elements through the model browser


This video shows how to add a model role to multiple elements using the model browser.

The model browser is a powerful tool that allows you to browse, filter, check, and edit your model. You can select certain elements in the browser and isolate them, only these elements will be visible in the structure.

Through the model browser, you can see if a part has been numbered or if it has been assigned a model role.

Add columns for specific criteria regarding Main and single part mark, Main and single part prefix, material, coating.  It is possible to add coating or change Section sizes by putting a check in the Edit properties located in the upper left corner of the window.

Video | How to create claddings in Advance Steel


It is easy to create claddings to a specified area of a structure using the Advance Steel cladding tools, located on the Extended Modeling tab, Structural elements panel. Similar standard panels can also be used for decking.

Simply place the UCS accordingly then define the cladding area using the “Define cladding area tool” once the area is defined create any cut outs or openings using the “Define cladding opening tool”.

Once these parameters are defined you can now create the claddings using the “Create cladding tool”.

Within the properties dialog box, you will find an extensive library of cladding and decking sections where you can adjust the orientation and finishing properties as well as the placement offset, cut per slope and much more!

Video: Advance Steel Interoperability with Graitec Advance Workshop


This video shows how to quickly and accurately round trip fabrication information between Autodesk Advance Steel and Graitec Advance Workshop software. You will see:
– what information is exchanged between the two products
– how Advance Workshop utilizes this information in fabrication management
– how changes are synchronized and visualized using colorization of the 3D model in Advance Steel

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This Week Feature: Beam Commands

Improved Beam Commands for faster, smarter working
• Draw continuous beams the same way as a poly line
• Add and adjust rotation angles
• Adjust all beams at once
• Simple selection and fine tuning of parameters
• Add continuous beam sections in a single session
• Easily define and adjust all sections from the dialog box

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 Bridge Information Modelling


Bridge engineering is moving towards BrIM (Bridge Information Modelling) and looking to capitalise on the potential time and monetary savings already being realised through use of BIM in Construction. This brief overview shows how models can be transferred between disciplines (Design and Analysis in Advance Design through to Situational representation in Autodesk Revit to a Detailed version in Advance Steel) – using a single model from Analysis to Build.

GRAITEC BIM CONNECT – From Advance Design to REVIT


Graitec BIM Connect is the latest BIM technology available from Graitec enabling structural models created in GRAITEC BIM software to be exported to Autodesk REVIT applications.

In this example a Reinforced Concrete structure with several steel members, was created in  ADVANCE Design. The structural elements are organized into different groups, each one representing a different level. This model also contains a number of different load cases which are also grouped by their load type.

Notice that all the frames, slabs and walls are concrete while the vertical bracings are defined with steel cross sections.

Using the standard transfer functions available in all Graitec Software, this structural model will be exported using our unique Graitec BIM *.gtcx format; a light-weight file  which can be shared with other systems using our free GRAITEC BIM Connect technology.

With Graitec BIM Connect installed in Autodesk Revit Suite and available under in the Add-Ins Tab you can see that the same file can be quickly transferred to Revit.

After the transfer is complete the structural model is imported preserving all its original geometry. Especially important to notice is that all the sections have been automatically converted to their corresponding Revit families defined in the Autodesk Revit Suite, creating a true Revit model. The loads & load cases have also been fully transferred.

Graitec BIM Connect allows model data to be shared in both directions so an Autodesk REVIT model can also be imported into any GRAITEC Advance Software.

Even more powerful is the unique ability to synchronize these models across different applications – only possible with Graitec BIM Connect.