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

Clic HERE if you would like to know more about the Advance BIM Designers or the 30 days free software trial period!

Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers Webinars


Two upcoming FREE webinars exploring RC BIM Designers for Revit® and how they use BIM data to design 3D reinforcement.

Webinar | Next-gen Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers for Revit

BIM-Centric Solutions for Reinforced Concrete


In his article, BIM For Reinforced Concrete – It’s In The Details, Pawel Piechnick points to the delay in adopting Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the concrete industry, due mainly to the fragmented supply chain, involging the collaboration of several designers and suppliers for final product delivery.

With varied demands coming from Autodesk users regarding BIM-centric solutions for concrete – gaining more engineering information while coordinating with local building code requirements (engineers and designers), maximizing production and delivery while minimizing time spent with detailing and coordination with the field (fabricators), and planning optimization through access to accurate quantities in early project phases (contractors) – it is becoming clear that the industry is ready for a big change.

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Pawel goes on to say that Autodesk’s strategy for reinforced concrete involves integrating steel reinforcement detailing with the structural design process, as well as the detailing process, resulting in more accurate documentation, as well as connected, end-to-end workflows. Autodesk Revit is a clear example, as a model authoring platform supporting BIM workflows for any discipline or trade.

Autodesk’s strategy is completed by partnerships with technical partners who have a record in delivering rebar design-to-detailing-solutions for users in the concrete industry still working with traditional 2D CAD platforms. Software developers such as SOFiSTiK, aSa and Graitec are providing Revit based tools adapted to local standard requirements, process automation, and advanced productivity requirements, and are rebuilding on Revit so they can provide their customers and future reinforced concrete partners a more collaborative BIM environment.

Carl Spalding, GRAITEC Product Strategy Director, thinks that the concrete industry is about to change “thanks to the global adoption of BIM, advances in software technology and countless lessons learnt”.

The main advantages of BIM-centric solutions for the concrete industry:

  • combining 2D documentation versatility with the higher level of fidelity and accuracy of 3D modeling of steel reinforcement and concrete accessories;
  • reducing clashes both in the preconstruction and site execution project phases (through detailing with clash prevention);
  • transitioning from design to detailed models, following local code requirements and automating the process of making changes;
  • and increasing transparency and model information quality from bidding to procurement.

Read full article “BIM For Reinforced Concrete – It’s In The Details”

GRAITEC upcoming construction & BIM webinars


Autodesk Advance Steel & Plant 3D workflows, Revit Lt Vs. 2D, BIM for Infrastructure and Revit 360 collaboration – Register today!

 

Advance Steel and Plant 3D Workflow Webinar

This webinar will focus upon the interaction between Autodesk Advance Steel and Autodesk Plant 3D. Learn how existing plant structures can be used as a reference and then transferred to Advance Steel for additional steelwork to be added.

Explore the options to link your Advance Steel model with your plant project.

Webinar Host: John Bennett

Date: 21st September 2016

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM BST

Click here to find out more and to register!

 

Revit LT vs. 2D Webinar

This webinar will introduce users to working in a more intelligent way. Replacing lines, and circles with ‘real-world’ components that interact with its surrounding environment.

We will also look at the benefits of modelling the whole building rather than working on isolated areas, which can introduce potential errors.

Webinar Host: Simon Dickinson

Date: 22nd September 2016

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Click here to find out more and to register!

 

BIM for Infrastructure Webinar

This session will look at the workflows between early concept through to finished design; as well as focusing on the advantages of using Infraworks and Civil3D.

Ian Robinson will highlight the ease of looking at different design options using real-world data such as georeferenced data. This will allow the user to consider potential issues such as flooding.

Webinar Host: Ian Robinson

Date: 23rd September 2016

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Click here to find out more and to register!

 

Revit 360 Collaboration Webinar

This webinar will look at the new cloud subscription service that enables users to centralise their models via. The cloud.

The tool will keep all parties connected in real time using the communicator tool.

Webinar Host: Simon Dickinson

Date: 28th October 2016

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Click here to find out more and to register!

Learn about the benefits of BIM in your Construction Industry Sector!


BIM for Housebuilders

This webinar will focus on the benefits of using BIM in the residential industry, including how government mandates may affect this sector. We will also look at a pilot project that shows the benefits achieved on a small scale housing development. The session will include a presentation and live demonstrations.

Key areas of focus include:

  • Understanding the Government mandate for 2016 and 2025
  • Key drivers of BIM
  • Automated information
  • Intelligent modelling
  • Working with the supply chain.

Date: 21st March 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Register your place today!

BIM for Infrastructure

This session will look at the workflows between early concept through to finished design; as well as focusing on the advantages of using Infraworks and Civil3D. Ian Robinson will highlight the ease of looking at different design options using real-world data such as georeferenced data. This will allow the user to consider potential issues such as flooding.

This web demonstration will cover:

  • Early design with Infraworks
  • Looking at different initial options for roads, plots, and bridges
  • Understanding the workflow between Infraworks and Civil3D
  • Working with real-world design rules for roads
  • Automating data and live sectioning

Date: 1st April 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Register your place today

BIM in Local Governments

This webinar will focus on the government mandate, and how this affects local governments. Gareth Spencer will talk about working internally on products (discipline to discipline), as well as working with external consultants/contractors. In this session he will also introduce the documentation required from local government to external consultants.

Topics covered will include:

  • Understanding the Government mandate for 2016 and 2025
  • Working with central models within Local Government
  • Sharing data with external consultants
  • Achieving repetition work internally
  • Automated information
  • Working with external consultants

Date: 11th April 2016
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Register your place today!

Comprehensive Range of Reinforcement Tools Now Available in the GRAITEC PowerPack for Revit®


GRAITEC, international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner in US and across Europe, is delighted to announce the next instalment of the popular add-on for Autodesk® Revit®, GRAITEC Advance PowerPack, which now includes a considerable range of tools for reinforced concrete modelling and management.

Comprehensive Range of Reinforcement Tools Now Available in the GRAITEC PowerPack for Revit®

The PowerPack for Revit® includes many tools that generally aid daily practices making it very attractive for any Revit® user looking to save time and improve their experience, but the latest version of the PowerPack for Revit® includes even more general productivity tools aimed at improving every-day use that make it extremely hard for the even the most experienced Revit® user to ignore.

The biggest difference in this release however, is the introduction of an impressive range of practical tools and functionality around reinforced concrete modelling and documentation. GRAITEC clearly aims to strengthen its presence in the structural sector and, by delivering essential tools to manage rebar in Revit®, entice both users of traditional 2D RC systems and their Autodesk® Advance Concrete users to migrate seamlessly to Revit®.

Carl Spalding, GRAITEC Product Strategy Director, comments: “Revit® is widely recognised as the go-to product for BIM modelling and is fast becoming a robust multi-industry BIM platform. GRAITEC strategy is to become a leading worldwide BIM technology provider, combining our and Autodesk technologies to deliver real benefits to customers and accelerate BIM adoption around the world. These latest additions to the PowerPack for Revit® will bring speed and efficiency to modeling rebar in Revit® and make the world of BIM for reinforcement considerably more accessible to the market and Revit® community”.

In its short time, the PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit® from GRAITEC, has quickly become a well-established add-on, adopted by thousands of Revit® users worldwide and it is clear GRAITEC is committed to providing tools that hone in on the needs of Revit® users from all industries. Here are a few examples:

  • A slick window arranger which allows all active window views to tiled, easily adjusted and all views cantered.
  • Simple dialogue to change the visibility state showing or hiding reinforcement in an element.
  • Expand area reinforcement to slabs of any irregular shape in one operation.
  • Quickly create, explode, adjust and divide Rebar sets
  • Project browser allows you to quickly show or hide elements in the model by instance or category.
  • Password protect your Revit® families with a secure watermark with the Watermark Manager.
  • And many more…

More over the PowerPack tools are conveniently grouped into categories and saved on their own ribbon which can be easily accessed by switching between Ribbons using the dropdown menu “Ribbon Customization”.

PowerPack for Revit® ribbon showing Reinforcement tools

PowerPack for Revit® ribbon showing General Modeling tools

Click here to view the full range of tools available in the PowerPack for Revit®.

A free trial version of the GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit® is available to download from the GRAITEC PowerPack web page, and an updated trial version will also soon be available on the Autodesk Exchange App Store.

A full license of the PowerPack for Revit® can be purchased directly from your local GRAITEC office or representative and from the Autodesk Exchange App Store – when approved, or included as a no-cost benefit to customers who purchase or renew their Revit® subscription contracts through GRAITEC.

An array of AEC and MFG webinars taking place at Graitec!


Protect your benefits - renew your Autodesk Maintenance Subscription today!

Graitec Ltd are running a number of free informative online webinars during October which all last approximately 90 minutes. If you are in the AEC or MFG industry then join us for one or more of these and bring along any software questions you may have.

To find out more on each webinar, head over to GRAITEC UK website and take a look at the events page.

Manufacturing Webinars

Autodesk Vault Professional 

Become an expert on everything to do with ‘bills of materials’ aka BOMs in Autodesk Vault Professional.

-> Date: 1st October 2015, 10 – 11:30am

-> Date: 27th October 2015, 10 – 11:30am

Autodesk Inventor 

Learn all about the advance shape description tool set (T-Spline technology) in Autodesk Inventor.

-> Date: 1st October 2015, 3 – 4:30pm

-> Date: 27th October 2015, 3 – 4:30pm

Autodesk Product Design Suite

Find out about the different Autodesk software programmes in the Product Design Suite and how they
fit in with Digital Prototyping.

-> Date: 16th October 2015, 3 – 4:30pm

-> Date: 19th October 2015, 3 – 4:30pm

Nastran In – CAD

Register for our Nastran In-CAD webinar and learn about simulation using design optimisation.

-> Date: 16th October 2015, 10 – 11:30am

Architectural, Engineering and Construction Webinars

Vehicle Tracking for BIM

Learn about key tools and features of the Autodesk Vehicle Tracking Software and how this can help you with comprehensive transportation analysis and design.

-> Date: 23rd October 2015, 3 – 4:30pm 

Infraworks 360 for BIM

Create, view, analyse and manage information using Infraworks 360. Learn about the tools and features of this software and how it integrates and assists with BIM.

-> Date: 23rd October 2015, 10 – 11:30am 

Revit Energy Analysis

Revit Energy Analysis is a cloud service where you can compare estimated energy and lifecycle costs. Learn all about this service in our free webinar.

->Date: 26th October 2015, 3 – 4:30pm 

Navisworks for BIM

We will be going over BIM Co-ordination, interoperability enhancements, real time navigation, measurement tools and much more in our Navisworks for BIM demo.

-> Date: 26th October 2015, 10 – 11:30am

BIM Software

Join us for this exclusive webinar and learn how the impressive breadth and depth of the Autodesk AEC Portfolio can help with the BIM Process.

-> Date: 19th October 2015, 10 – 11:30am 

(BIM) Building Information Modelling

BIM is transforming the way organisations work. In this webinar learn all about building information modelling, as well as the 2016 UK Government BIM Strategy.

-> Date: 21st October 2015, 3 – 4:30pm

Cross Industry Webinar

AutoCAD

In this webinar we will be going over numerous features of AutoCAD as well as what’s new in the 2016 software.

-> Date: 21st October 2015, 10 – 11:30am

 

Register your place on one of Graitec’s webinars today by clicking the button below and filling out the events form. 

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