Video | How to Reference Connections Created by Camera to a Key Plan View

Using Advance Steel Cameras at node tool, it is easy to create drawings of connections in your structure and reference them to a plan view.



First define the camera symbol presentation. How do you want the camera symbol to be displayed on drawings?

This can be done from the (ASMT) Advance Steel Management Tools by selecting the Defaults category. Use the filter option and type “Camera in the field.”

Select the detailing camera representation type from Drawing-Presentation sub category > General.

Place the UCS at the level where your connections are located, “Create cameras(s) at node” tool and define the camera direction.

By using the Drawing Process, “Cameras”, you have the option of “Selected cameras” or “All Cameras”.

Choose your required sheet size and the details are automatically created.

From the Drawing style GA Plans, Elevations/Sections category you can choose a ready-made template.

Select the elements you want included on the plan view and the drawing is created with the camera referenced to the plan view.

Presizing reinforced concrete footings directly in Advance Design

An important advantage of the innovating multi-platform Advance BIM Designers collection of apps that allow automatic generation of 3D reinforcement for reinforced concrete elements is the possibility of direct integration into the interface of the Advance Design calculation software.

One of the many benefits of this integration is a more efficient footing presizing process, after the structure is modelled and a FEM analysis is performed directly in Advance Design.

Presizing reinforced concrete footings directly in Advance Design

Advance BIM Designers reuses all information related to material, size or forces in a support and automatically generates reinforcement cages, drawings and reports, based on user-defined reinforcement assumptions.

Presizing reinforced concrete footings directly in Advance Design

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Graitec Launch – New Advance Workshop Console

The Workshop Console is a fantastic new tool that is now part of the Advance Workshop family. The new console adds additional sought after functionality which will be of great benefit to Steel fabrication and structures companies looking to improve tracking, control and productivity.

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Essentially the new console gives you the ability to save and monitor production activities that form part your daily workflow through a simple tool based on a QRcode/Bar-code management system.

Deployment options are flexible allowing companies to install the console in the best way that suits their existing IT structure. Advance Workshop Console can be installed directly on a server that then acts as a remote application for mobile devices, such as smartphones or tablets. Alternatively, it can also be installed directly on a local PC installed close to your existing work centers.

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The main features and benefits of console are:

  • Useable on mobile device
  • Useable on Personal Computer
  • Easy and intuitive user interface
  • Use with 2D bar-code or QRCode
  • Production time registration with worker name
  • Product registration elements such as parts, assemblies and nesting
  • Discharge of stock items such as bolts and screws
  • Association of welding materials to assemblies for traceability
  • Printing of drawings/labels directly from reading the bar-code

An industrial PDA is used for tracking materials, Parts, EN1090 weld material and workshop personnel identification.

The QR code is readable from an in-house PDA via a program installed on the server to link the GRAITEC Advance Workshop database. You then just scan the code to see its contents. The QR code can include text, an address on the server, a storage address for plans and the content can then be transferred, printed. It is free to use.

With all these advantages and ease of use, using QR code for tagging is increasingly of interest to more and more industrial companies for reading and collection of critical information, collecting the data required for EN1090 processes or even the time recording of operators, welders.

About GRAITEC Advance Workshop

Advance Workshop: Steel fabrication production management software

GRAITEC Advance Workshop is a purpose-built, easy-to-use Steel Fabrication Management Information System (MIS) designed to give steel fabricators complete control over every stage of production. Manage stock, traceability, labour and CNC processes to increase efficiency and reduce costs – ultimately optimizing your total business performance.

GRAITEC Advance Workshop manages CNC Machinery and individual workforce alike making it adaptable to the needs of steel fabricators of all sizes and maturity. Read more…

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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“.

Download GRAITEC wallpaper for March 2017

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Advance Steel Academy 2017

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Our annual Advance Steel Academy (formerly Advance Steel User Group) is coming up March 20-22, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. For new Advance Steel users who may not have attended in the past, and those who want to know what’s new for this year’s event, have a look at the agenda!

  • Learn features within Advance Steel software that will add great value to your steel detailing process
  • Learn from experts and learn more about the industry than just your day-to-day operations
  • Network with others in the industry, including notable Autodesk leaders
  • A full-day focus on customizing your output (drawing styles)
  • The event takes place the same week and location as the NASCC. Get a free pass!

Learn more and register

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