GRAITEC launches PowerPack for Revit®


GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC and Autodesk® Platinum Partner across Europe, is delighted to announce its new complementary extension to Autodesk® Revit® – Advance PowerPack 2016 for Autodesk® Revit® 2016.

Advance PowerPack for Revit

This impressive new application from GRAITEC for Autodesk® Revit®, provides a set of unique tools and functionalities for significantly increasing productivity and efficiency of Revit® users across all industries.

Advance PowerPack for Revit® is a powerful supplement incorporating a wide range of modeling commands and controls designed to complement and enhance your Revit® experience, including practical, everyday utilities focused on speeding up modeling, simplifying family management and predefining annotations, dimension and drawing views to better automate processes and documentation. Similar to the Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Advance Steel, GRAITEC plans to release several updates to the 2016 version throughout the year building-in more and more functionality. To name a few, the 2016 version of Advance PowerPack for Revit® 2016 also offers the following commands:

  • Create exploded 3D level views for project models
  • Automatically divide complete ducts and pipes runs into defined lengths
  • Bidirectional information link between Revit model and Excel
  • Export Revit sheets to .dwg files
  • Display elevation values of lintels, sills, slabs and beams

GRAITEC Autodesk® Revit® 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 Revit® directly from GRAITEC or from one of their extensive partners worldwide. The Advance PowerPack 2016 for Revit® is available to download with a five day free trial, directly from the GRAITEC website.

Carl Spalding, GRAITEC Product Strategy Director comments:The strategy of GRAITEC is to become a global BIM provider, combining both Autodesk and GRAITEC technologies. The new Advance PowerPack for Revit® is a key product for GRAITEC. It allows us to introduce some of our powerful tools in bite-sized chunks, delivering real benefits to existing clients and reaching new customers around the world.

GRAITEC launches NEW Steel Fabrication Management Software, Advance Workshop


GRAITEC is excited to launch its new Steel Fabrication Management Information System (MIS) – Advance Workshop 2016.

Advance Workshop: Steel fabrication production management software

Advance Workshop 2016 is an extremely versatile, well-rounded fabrication management solution (MIS), perfect for optimizing, controlling and managing every aspect of the process with high levels of accuracy and quality. Designed to give steel fabricators complete control over every stage of production including inventory management, traceability for quality control, human resources and CNC processes to increase efficiency and reduce costs – ultimately optimizing total business performance.

Advance Workshop manages digital manufacturing and production data, derived directly from the BIM model and uses this to simulate a “virtual workshop” ensuring all aspects of the production process are optimized, promoting a controlled and efficient steel fabrication facility.

This flexible software has the ability for full integration with high-end ERP systems and supports all major 3D steel BIM software including Autodesk® Advance Steel, with built-in drivers for major equipment manufacturers to completely support a BIM to fabrication workflow. More so, the bi-directional link available via the Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Advance Steel, enables real-time production status to be tracked and graphically represented by color in the project model as each part progresses through production.

Advance Workshop includes several tools designed to assist throughout every aspect of the workshop process:

  • Simplified data management: Load, sort and manage project BIM and DSTV NC data with ease, from any CAD system
  • Automated job allocation and routing: Automatically detect, assign and route jobs across production facilities, including CNC machines, assembly, painting and loading
  • Streamlined process reduces errors: Built-in customizable templates with full support for barcoding helps minimize disruption and errors by tracking parts at every stage of production
  • Complete inventory management: Keep track of steel sections, sheets and fitting and even workshop consumables, reserve materials and manage supplier relationships
  • Optimize materials and minimize waste: Intelligent bar nesting reduces waste whilst increasing productivity as complete projects are processed and nested in seconds

Available in five convenient packages, including a lightweight DSTV viewer, Advance Workshop is professionally designed to meet the demanding needs of any sized steel fabrication business or steel service center. Visit the GRAITEC website for more information.

Manuel Rosolen, Production Manager at MAEG, comments:We chose Advance Workshop because of its capabilities as a tailor made solution for the Steel Fabrication industry. Advance Workshop allows us to be more competitive, with increased efficiency and material optimization for huge cost and time savings on our 90,000 ton annual production.

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC CEO adds:GRAITEC has spent almost three decades delivering professional technology and expert services to the steel industry and as a market leader, it is natural that we continue to deliver high-end fabrication solution to our customers. Advance Workshop MIS solution is a great way for us to show our commitment and add more value for our customers. GRAITEC is always quick to react to market needs and new industry trends, and with BIM adoption accelerating around the world, the need for intelligent and fully integrated BIM-to-fabrication solutions will become a necessity. Advance Workshop will be there managing high volume capacity and ever tighter deadlines.

GRAITEC ships Advance 2016 software and launches two new products


GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC and all round structural industry specialist, is pleased to announce the launch of its new GRAITEC Advance 2016 suite featuring 2 new products: a new powerful extension for Autodesk® Revit® and a new cutting edge steel production MIS system.

GRAITEC Advance Workshop: Steel fabrication production management software

Advance Workshop 2016 – NEW!

GRAITEC is excited to launch Advance Workshop, its new Steel Fabrication Management Information System (MIS) designed to give steel fabricators complete control over every stage of production. This easy to use, purpose-built software manages stock, traceability, labor and CNC processes, making it adaptable to the needs of steel fabricators of all sizes and maturity. With direct links to Autodesk® Advance Steel, Advance Workshop offers a perfect complement to GRAITEC customers in the steel sector including full support for NC data from all major 3D steel detailing systems. Advance Workshop empowers steel fabricators with complete control of their business, it deciphers and visualizes production-rich data in a way that relates specifically to the services and capabilities of individual facilities, enables business owners to optimize fabrication sequences, increases production capacity and minimizes overheads. Click here for more information on Advance Workshop.

 

Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit® 2016 – NEW!Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit® 2016 – NEW!

Advance PowerPack for Revit® is a dynamic new application, dedicated to Autodesk® Revit® users of all disciplines, offering an extensive set of unique, every-day productivity tools for faster modeling, simplifying and controlling annotations and dimensions, creating exploded 3D views of models as well as a number of utilities for direct importing of data from Excel and exporting directly to .dwg files. Another major offering is the integrated BIM Connect utility, which allows the seamless sharing of BIM models between Autodesk® Revit® and Advance Design which supports the transfer of building performance and analytical results data, promoting a more intelligent BIM workflow between engineers and designers. GRAITEC is now an Autodesk® Platinum Partner and with much more planned for future versions, Advance PowerPack for Revit® will deliver significant value to its Revit® customers worldwide. Click here for more information on Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit® 2016.

 

Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Advance Steel 2016Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Advance Steel 2016

This new version of GRAITEC’s Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Advance Steel significantly expands the exclusive functionality and unique customer-centric toolkit offered by GRAITEC to its maintained users, whilst integrating bi-directional links with Advance Workshop and introducing cloud connectivity. Advance PowerPack 2016 for Autodesk® Advance Steel 2016 adds a wealth of localized manufacturer profiles and default settings, as well as new tools for creating splines of complex helical stair stringers, tools for automatic creation of floor coverings to standard grating sizes, improvements to many of the existing tools with new functionality and strategically, the introduction of a bi-directional link with Autodesk® Advance Steel and Advance Workshop that allows users to retrieve and graphically display production data in real-time, which can be published to the cloud for access in the field. Click here for more information on Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Advance Steel 2016.

 

Advance Design 2016Advance Design 2016

GRAITEC’s Advance Design 2016 comes with a brand new ergonomic ribbon-based user interface making it easier to navigate and access tools more efficiently. This version also introduces US, Canadian and Polish design codes together with a EC8 German appendix expanding the reach of Advance Design to additional global markets. New design tools were added for rigid diaphragms for slabs and reinforced concrete ribs design. To support an even more intelligent BIM workflow, the bi-direction link between Advance Design and Autodesk® Revit was updated to enable the sharing of BIM models containing building performance data, including support for transferring the actual FEM results to the Revit® environment. Click here for more information on Advance Design 2016.

 

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC CEO, comments:GRAITEC has evolved to become one of the largest Autodesk® Partners in the world. We strive to deliver professional BIM technology and related expert services that meet our customers ever changing needs. GRAITEC Advance 2016 releases not only deliver more country design codes and better integration with Autodesk® Revit® but also see two brand new products being launched; PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit® and Advance Workshop. These new products offer our customers more choice, better value and improved technological solutions to everyday challenges, which is of paramount importance to our long-term future success.

Visit the GRAITEC website for more information on these detailing and design solutions.