GRAITEC Launch Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit® 2018


GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner in US and across Europe, is delighted to announce the launch of Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit® 2018, compatible with both Autodesk® Revit® 2017 and 2018.

GRAITEC is constantly improving its products to provide first-rate productivity tools for its valued customers, and the recent launch of the PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit® 2018 is no exception to this rule, as it delivers a set of new powerful tools, as well as several improvements to the existing toolset to help boost productivity in Revit®.

In version 2018 of the PowerPack, cleaning up your architectural background files before linking them to structural or MEP models has never been easier with the new Prepare Background Model command in the Files group.

The Link Background Model function is another powerful new tool, that links the architectural background file in the MEP or Structural model, allows users to transfer project standards from the linked file, enables copying scope boxes from the background file and make the link room-bounding.

The third new addition to the Files group is the Create Views command, which rapidly and efficiently creates views based on view templates, allowing multiple levels/view templates selection.

GRAITEC Launch Advance PowerPack for Autodesk Revit 2018
Prepare Background Model
GRAITEC Launch Advance PowerPack for Autodesk Revit 2018
Link Background Model
GRAITEC Launch Advance PowerPack for Autodesk Revit 2018
Create Views

One of the major changes in this version is the migration of the Reinforcement panel from PowerPack for Revit ribbon to the Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers application, as a result of users demand for a more compact reinforcement package, that includes calculation, cage generation, drawings, reports and detailing, from a single set of tools.

GRAITEC Launch Advance PowerPack for Autodesk Revit 2018

Another ribbon-related change involves the addition of the new category of structural modeling tools, used for verifying and correcting the analytical model of Revit projects and obtaining correct FEM results after exporting them into Advance Design.

The new tools in the set are used for resetting manual adjustments of analytical models (Reset Analytical Models), automatically trimming/extending the extremities of close objects (Trim or Extend), stretching the closest extremities of selected elements to a reference point (Stretch to Node), or indicating elements that seem to be connected but from a calculation point of view are not (Detect Errors).

GRAITEC Launch Advance PowerPack for Autodesk Revit 2018

Version 2018 also comes with two new modeling tools: Join & Unjoin Geometry, which automatically joins, unjoins or switches the join order of selected element categories, and Pipe insulation, which automatically assigns insulation to the systems based on parameters such as the outer or inner diameter, or assigns a specific value.

Other important improvements and news include the new interface in Russian, as well as the custom installation packages, which allow individual installation of certain PowerPack functionalities, such as Family manager, Link to Excel and Watermark Manager.

GRAITEC Launch Advance PowerPack for Autodesk Revit 2018

GRAITEC Launch Advance PowerPack for Autodesk Revit 2018

A full overview of Revit PowerPack 2018 new functionality can be found in the PowerPack for Revit 2018 What’s New document.

Joseph Pais, GRAITEC Products Director adds:We are constantly encouraged by the excellent feedback and productivity gains reported by Revit PowerPack users around the globe.
The latest enhancements and new functionality that Revit PowerPack 2018 delivers stem from the proactive and rapidly growing community of users. Our vision match with our customers will help make Graitec Revit PowerPack the most powerful set of productivity tools available for Revit users in keeping with our strategy to become a global leading BIM provider and combining Autodesk and GRAITEC technologies to deliver real benefits to customers
“.

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Graitec Revit PowerPack Review Voted in Top Ten Content for 2016


Advance PowerPack for RevitWith BIM adoption in full swing in the UK and America and emerging mandates across Europe gearing towards Building Information Modelling, we are pleased to announce that our Graitec Advance PowerPack for Revit review on the Engineering.com website has been voted at 4th place in the top 10 Revit content 2016 by Revit News.

As an established international software developer of a variety of BIM tools, Construction software and Structural Design Analysis solutions, the Graitec Advance PowerPack for Revit has been made available with support in multiple languages and has been designed to deliver Revit users with powerful tools that enhance productivity for many day to day design and modelling tasks for example a Revit to Excel Link, Batch Export to DWG facility, Revit Family Manager, Renaming and numbering tool and so much more.

Achieving independent recognition for our software is very welcoming indeed as it shows we are continuing to provide productive solutions that meet our clients daily needs.

The Advance PowerPack for Revit is available free of charge for Graitec’s subscribers or can be purchased if required.

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Free webinar: Link to Excel from Revit


Discover how you can bi-directionally link a schedule from Revit to Excel with the GRAITEC PowerPack for Revit!

As you may know, having the ability to bi-directionally link a schedule from Revit to Excel has always been extremely difficult and limited.

But with the linking tool in Revit, the user can now export a schedule from Revit and maintain a link to the file, giving the user the ability to make non-dimensional changes to the excel sheet and have the Revit parameters automatically update.

Join us on the 13th January 2017 at 3:30pm for a free webinar and learn about the Link to Excel feature and more in the GRAITEC PowerPack for Revit.

Find out more and register

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!

Gareth Spencer, on the GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit in AUGIWorld


AUGIWorld is the official magazine of Autodesk User Group International (AUGI), distributed on a monthly basis to all AUGI members around the world.

In the June 2016 edition, Gareth Spencer, BIM Consultant working for GRAITEC and certified professional in Revit Architecture and Structure, presents the advantages of using GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit for enhancing concrete detailing. Gareth explains the necessity of modeling reinforcement in the 3D Revit model, and introduces the GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit as a versatile add-on for Revit, which can help users work more efficiently.

Gareth Spencer, on the GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit in AUGIWorld

Gareth presents some of the most useful tools in PowerPack, such as:

  • Rebar Visibility, used for changing the view’s visibility state, so as to show rebar unobscured and/or as solids in 3D views, or for hiding certain elements;

Gareth Spencer, on the GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit in AUGIWorld

  • Copy Rebar, allowing users to select element rebar, and then copy it to an identical or similar element with no reinforcement assigned;
  • Transversal Distribution, which automatically generates transversal rebar sets with multiple spacing for linear elements.
  • Trim/Extend, used for adjusting the created reinforcement to the shape and particularities of the host element, in a quick and intelligent manner.

These useful new tools are complemented by several commands and functionalities for increasing productivity while working in Autodesk Revit:

  • Family Manager, used for managing Revit families (by searching, selecting or filtering family lists to select the desired families to be imported in a project), either on a local computer, or in a company network;

Gareth Spencer, on the GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Revit in AUGIWorld

  • Family Exporter, allowing users to select and export all families at once, or select desired families from the list;
  • Auto Section Box, which automatically creates a 3D view of the selected elements, and even duplicates it;
  • Dimension Annotations, a set of tools for automatic generation of dimension lines for overall dimensions, grids, external geometry, structural, and openings.

Read the full review here, on page 14