GRAITEC to deliver multiple Design-Driven classes at Autodesk University 2015, Las Vegas

GRAITEC to deliver multiple Design-Driven classes at Autodesk University 2015, Las Vegas.

GRAITEC will have a strong presence at Autodesk University 2015, returning to Las Vegas in December for the second time, delivering nine technical classes together with a Booth in the Exhibit Hall. Autodesk University introduces over 10,000 industry professionals to 700 specifically formulated classes, forums and keynote presentations, designed to explore “The Future of Making Things” and discover how technology is changing the way we create.

GRAITEC continues to be at the forefront of delivering cutting edge technology, providing BIM implementation and support services to the AEC industry for almost 30 years, and is delighted yet again to be included in this fantastic, innovative and educational Autodesk event.

GRAITEC to deliver multiple Design-Driven classes at Autodesk University 2015, Las Vegas

Last year, AU 2014 saw GRAITEC attend for the first time delivering a single class which proved a very positive experience, for GRAITEC, for Autodesk and for those delegates who attended. Autodesk University presents a great opportunity to interact with users, partners, and like-mided industry professionals, to challenge technology, workflows, processes, and importantly share new ideas. As a prominent technology and service provider, GRAITEC submitted a variety of classes across construction and manufacturing industries to Autodesk University and were delighted when almost all proposed classes were accepted.

GRAITEC classes at AU 2015 will focus on a variety of subjects; from digital prototyping, 3D detailing, design driven rebar and reinforcement creation, to exploring BIM ready fabrication and the visualizing real-time steel production data from the field. Click here to view the preconference highlights and Event Agenda.


Here is the list of some GRAITEC classes that will be delivered at AU 2015:

  • Class ID: ES10883: Should we move from 2D detailing to 3D detailing for Reinforcement Detailing?
  • Class ID: AEC10342: Design-driven 3D Rebar in Revit Structure with automated drawings and schedules
  • Class ID: ES9949: Design-driven 3D reinforcement generation in Revit
  • Class ID: ES11025: BIM ready fabrication for 3D rebar cages
  • Class ID: MSF10357: Visualize real-time steel production status in Advance Steel model & in A360


In addition to the classes GRAITEC will also have a booth at the AU 2015 exhibit hall available during the event. The AU Exhibit Hall offers a unique, fun and interactive experience where visitors can try out new products and discuss design or business challanges with our software experts.

GRAITEC to deliver multiple Design-Driven classes at Autodesk University 2015, Las VegasSAVE THE DATE

Registration for AU 2015 opens 26th August 2015. Click here for more information on AU2015.

Carl Spalding, GRAITEC Product Strategy Director, comments:We are very excited and privileged to be involved in Autodesk University event for another year, bringing informative courses and classes to industry professionals from around the world. The ultimate vision of GRAITEC is to become a global leading BIM provider, combining Autodesk and GRAITEC technologies, delivering real benefits to our customers and accelerating BIM adoption around the world. AU 2015 allows us deliver practical solutions directly to users in a dedicated event open to innovative design-driven processes and intelligent BIM workflows.

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Graitec announces Advance Design 2015

Advance Design: BIM software for FEM structural analysis including international EurocodesGRAITEC, European BIM software developer for the construction industry, announces the release of Advance Design 2015 dedicated to structural engineering.

Advance Design® is specifically dedicated to structural engineers who require a professional and easy-to-use BIM solution for structural FEM simulation and optimization according to specific design standards (Concrete, Steel or Wood).

Advance Design 2015 is articulated around 3 main subjects:

  • Concrete deflection calculation: new options for the reinforced concrete design according EC2
  • New starting screen for easier use
  • The implementation of the new NTC2008 Italian codes
  • And also: numerous improvements and adjustments

ADVANCE DESIGN 2015: concrete deflection calculation

Graitec announces Advance Design 2015

When designing a reinforced concrete structure, engineers must check limit deflections, especially on beams and floors. This is achieved by taking into account the cracked inertia of the reinforced concrete section. However, in FEM calculation, this leads to specific modelling and iterative processes which are tedious and time-consuming tasks for engineers.
Advance Design 2015 now automatically performs concrete deflection calculation based on theoretical or real reinforcement computed by the software.

Process: Successive design steps are performed, with concrete inertia being automatically calculated at each iteration. Concrete inertia is actually given by interpolation between a fully cracked state and a non-cracked state, in accordance with article 7.4.3 from EN1992-1-1.
Graphical results and reports allow for a quick and easy post-processing of all intermediate values: cracked inertia, non-cracked inertia, interpolated value, deflection for each mesh…

ADVANCE DESIGN 2015: New starting screen for easier use

Graitec announces Advance Design 2015

In order to simplify (for the new users) the first steps with Advance Design, the 2015 release comes with a brand-new starting wizard from where the user can access many types of information:
Several project samples for each type of structure: the user can open the models he is interested in to see how to model, define the main assumption, assign design templates…

Several other help tools are available: online videos, Graitec Web pages, quick access to the documentation, software configuration… All those tools are specific to each country, depending on the configuration settings.


ADVANCE DESIGN 2015: entering the Italian market

Graitec announces Advance Design 2015Advance Design 2015 now features the NTC 2008 Italian codes for:

  • Actions combinations automatic generation
  • Seismic loads
  • Climatic loads (Wind & Snow)
  • Reinforced concrete design
  • Steel members design.

ADVANCE DESIGN 2015: and also…

The 2015 version brings a number of new features and adjustments based on feedback from thousands of users:

  • New solver option for improved torsor calculation on walls using T6-Q9 elements
  • Uniform diagrams for linear support actions for easier post-processing
  • Improved export of a meshed model through a .TXT file format
  • Update of the SRSS modal summation method for faster seismical analysis on simple models.

Advance Design 2015 is part of the GRAITEC Advance 2015 Suite that also consists of GRAITEC Advance BIM Connect 2015 and Advance CAD 2015.

  • GRAITEC BIM Connect 2015 allows sharing and synchronization with Autodesk Revit® 2015 models.
  • Advance CAD 2015 is a 2D / 3D CAD software that enables engineers and detailers to modify or create DWG drawings. The 2015 version brings many functional enhancements such as new toolboxes, angular dimensions on dynamic blocks, new dimension styles… as well as improved performance.