The benefits of BIM in the field of construction

Nick Johns, Head of Digital Production for Graitec UK, gave an interview to the prestigious online magazine PBC Today, in which he explained in detail the issues regarding the adoption of BIM by manufacturers in the construction industry, suggesting the benefits it brings BIM adoption: profitability, efficiency, expanding the market share and win new tenders.

The full article can be read here.



GRAITEC reports 46% year on year growth at 68,7M€

GRAITEC, international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC, and international Autodesk® Platinum Partner in US and across Europe, is delighted to report extremely positive results for the fiscal year ending 31st December 2015 with turnover reaching 68.7 million Euros. This figure represents an impressive growth in turnover of 46%, supported by an EBITDA ratio of 8%. This progress was mainly achieved through organic growth across all GRAITEC offices and supported by a new range of GRAITEC product developments.

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC CEO comments:We had an amazing year in 2014 with a record increase as a result of organic growth and acquisitions of four companies. I am pleased GRAITEC has continued this progression throughout 2015 with the highest recorded revenue and EBITDA in the history of the company. We have more than doubled our revenue in 2 years. This is a clear sign that customers support our strategy and value the unique services we provide. They trust our products and appreciate the high level of professionalism delivered by our local experts.

2015 key facts

International Autodesk Platinum Partner covering:

  • Europe: UK, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania.
  • USA

Strategic acquisitions:

  • TotalCAD in Houston, TX, USA – Autodesk Platinum Partner
  • StorCAD, Bratislava, Slovakia – BIM technology provider and Autodesk Gold Partner
  • New GRAITEC office in Florence, Italy, after acquiring assets from an Autodesk VAR

New products launched:

GRAITEC Apps and add-ons available to try and purchase from the Autodesk Exchange App Store

Product performance compared with previous year:

  • GRAITEC products up by 21%
  • Advance Steel and Advance Concrete up by 16%
  • Autodesk products up by 70%

Expansion of GRAITEC Group:

  • Now operating from 29 offices globally in 12 different countries
  • 370 employees including over 150 engineers and 70 developers
  • Providing technical support across all industries

Francis continues:GRAITEC is now the only international Autodesk Platinum VAR operating in the US and across Europe. This is a first for any Autodesk partner and clearly sets GRAITEC apart and places us on the path to achieving our strategy to deliver Autodesk and GRAITEC technologies worldwide. From a financial perspective, we expect to grow again in 2016, despite the business model transformation recently introduced by Autodesk which sees customers switch from a perpetual license model to a rental model via Desktop Subscription, GRAITEC has a robust and well-established plan that has already resulted in us leading the market in DTS sales, but of course we will also continue to grow the GRAITEC Group through additional acquisitions worldwide.


GRAITEC reports 46% year on year growth at 68,7M€GRAITEC strategy is to become a global leading BIM provider, combining Autodesk and GRAITEC technologies in order to provide real benefits to customers. The recent acquisitions of StorCAD in Slovakia and TotalCAD in the USA have promoted GRAITEC to the unique position of a truly international Autodesk Platinum Partner across two continents covering the United States and Europe. With the inclusion of a new office in Florence, Italy, GRAITEC Group now operates from 29 offices in 12 different countries worldwide and is well on the path to achieving its ambition and sending a strong message to the market.

GRAITEC has continued its investment in R&D throughout 2015 and strengthened its offering to its Revit®customers, and refocusing once again on its structural roots. The PowerPack for Revit® 2016 (a productivity add-on pack with over 70 tools and 1000s of Revit families), adds even more functionality and introduces a wide range of reinforced concrete tools, whilst the release of two BIM Designers focuses on its Advance Steel customers with the Ball Post Railing Designer and Steel Structure Designer.

GRAITEC has a clear strategy to grow its customer base and offering the PowerPack free to its subscribed customers is a major incentive, incomparable to any other Autodesk Partner, and is set to change the way customers view and value what is offered by their partner. The PowerPack for Revit® and PowerPack for Advance Steel are also available to purchase separately and can be downloaded as a either a free trial or full version from the Autodesk Exchange App Store, however GRAITEC customers who hold a valid subscription of either product will receive the PowerPack as a loyalty benefit.

Simultaneously, GRAITEC has begun to establish itself in the MIS industry with its new development of Advance Workshop, Steel Production Management System, targeted at SME and Enterprise, multi-national steel fabricators and steel service centers, for optimizing and controlling all aspects of their process workflow.

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GRAITEC ranked most progressive partner at ONE TEAM EXTENSION

Wednesday May 27th

From 20th to 22nd May Autodesk European partners’ conference, ONE TEAM EXTENSION was organized in Berlin.

GRAITEC ranked most progressive partner at ONE TEAM EXTENSION


Keynote speakers were: Steve Blum (Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Services, Autodesk. Inc.), Andrew Anagnost (Senior Vice President, Industry Strategy and Marketing) and Roland Zelles (Vice President, EMEA Territory Sales, Autodesk, Inc.).

GRAITEC ranked most progressive partner at ONE TEAM EXTENSION


Autodesk outlined further strategies for development and introduced new technologies that already help users practice today. A number of important meetings were also held during the conference.

GRAITEC ranked most progressive partner at ONE TEAM EXTENSION


A large number of companies were praised by Mr. Andrew Anagnost, who in his presentation ranked GRAITEC as the most progressive partner of Autodesk.

GRAITEC ranked most progressive partner at ONE TEAM EXTENSION

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.