GRAITEC’s First North American Autodesk® Advance Steel User Group

From June 09 to 11, 2015, GRAITEC is organizing its first North American Autodesk® Advance Steel User Group in Salt Lake City, Utah.

GRAITEC’s First North American Autodesk® Advance Steel User Group

Supported by Autodesk and local industry specialists, the User Group aims to provide an advanced training to all GRAITEC Advance Steel customers. They will assist to technical presentations and experience Autodesk® Advance Steel and GRAITEC solutions 2016 versions. It will help them go deeper in some of the major functions and tools, get a clear understanding of the software’s full potential and interact with other industry professionals.

From June 09 to 11, 2015, the User Group will address a wide range of topics including:

  • Autodesk® Advance Steel 2016
  • Drawings Styles Customization
  • Management tools database
  • Stairs and Railings
  • GRAITEC Advance Workshop, the new MIS Solution for Steel Fabricators integrated with Autodesk® Advance Steel
  • GRAITEC PowerPack for Autodesk® Advance Steel, the powerful extension designed to boost the user’s capability, productivity and efficiency.

To attend this event, click here

We look forward to seeing you there.


GRAITEC Advance User meeting in Czech Republic

GRAITEC announces the User Meeting organized by its Czech subsidiary on December 11th, for the Advance users from Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. The meeting will take place at hotel VIVALDI, Jihlava, Czech Republic.

GRAITEC Advance User meeting in Czech Republic

The purpose of this meeting is to present customers with the new functionalities and improvements of Advance SteelAdvance Concrete, Advance Design and other Graitec products. And most importantly, to demonstrate the concept of BIM data exchange between architecture, steel and concrete structures and MEP.

Throughout the meeting, customers will be able to consult with our experts regarding the future of all products, and even find out about our current special offers.

More than 500 Advance customers were invited to this event and an online version of the meeting will be available, for anyone that cannot attend.

Prior registration is not required.

The itinerary for the meeting will be as followed:

  • 09:30 : Advance – Present and Future
  • 10:30 : Advance Steel
  • 11:30 : Advance Design and ISV
  • 12:45 : Advance Concrete
  • 13:30 : Advance BIM

For more information contact Graitec CZ.

Successful User Club 2013 meetings in Poland

Successful User Club 2013 meetings in PolandOn April 16th and 17th, 2013, Datacomp Sp. z o.o., GRAITEC’s authorized reseller from Krakow, Poland organized GRAITEC Advance user meetings in Gdansk and Warsaw.

The growing interest in GRAITEC Advance solutions was confirmed by the high attendance at both meetings, in which a total of 65 people participated. It was a great opportunity to get to know the GRAITEC Advance suite and exchange experiences between users.

The meeting began with the general presentation of Datacomp and Graitec, as well as media partners who acquired their patronage of these events. After a brief introduction to the Graitec Advance package, the first block of presentations began, during which new features of 2013 versions of Advance ConcreteAdvance Design and Advance Steel were discussed.

Successful User Club 2013 meetings in Poland

This section was concluded by showing selected users’ projects done in the Graitec Advance suite from Poland and across the world. The last part of the meeting was opened with the presentation of GRAITEC BIM, during which the methods of exchanging data between the Graitec Advance suite and other software brand such as Revit®, ArchiCAD®, Robot (ARSA®), PDMS® were demonstrated. In addition, participants gained insight into the correct use of the BIM technology and its benefits.

Another highlight of the event was the first presentation of Advance CAD, the latest software in the Graitec Advance package. Advance CAD is a program for simple flat drawing and 3D modeling functions according to the native DWG® format. The meeting ended with the announcement of an international competition for the best project done in GRAITEC Advance suite.

User Club 2013 meetings in Poland have shown that Graitec is solid and reliable partner and choosing its solution for BIM design is the next step in developing and expanding your design office.

Successful Advance Steel User Day in UK

Successful Advance Steel User Day in UKGRAITEC announces another successful Advance Steel User Day organised by its UK office. The event took place at one of the most prestigious locations in the Midlands – the Branston Golf and Country Club, Burton on Trent in Staffordshire.

Carl Spalding, Managing Director of Graitec UK, opened the event by presenting an overview of the global business and concentrating on the expansion and growth locally in the United Kingdom.

Successful Advance Steel User Day in UK

With GRAITEC UK and GRAITEC HQ staff in attendance, the day provided an excellent opportunity to go through detailed demonstrations of the major enhancements the new Advance Steel 2013 release has to offer, all the while re-covering some of the enhancements of previous versions.

The project winners of the Advance Steel 2012 UK User Competition were also announced and presented with their awards whilst other impressive projects completed by number of other clients using Advance Steel were also reviewed.

 Successful Advance Steel User Day in UKSuccessful Advance Steel User Day in UK

The day provided an opportunity to talk about the continued expansion of Graitec UK with the opening of their new office and training facility in Staffordshire, and also Graitec UK’s exciting plans for the future.

The User Day was a big success, with more than 30 attendees battling with snowy conditions to be there! Feedback from the event was extremely positive with everyone looking forward to attending the next UK User Day.

Advance Steel 2013 User Day in UK

Date: Wednesday 23rd January 2013
Time: 9:30-16:30 (registration from 8:45am)
Location: Branston Golf & Country Club
Theme: What’s New in Advance Steel 2013!!

Don’t forget to book your free place!

Advance Steel 2013 User Day

To celebrate our expansion, this year we are holding our 2013 Advance Steel User Day at one of the most prestigious locations in the Midlands – the Branston Golf and Country Club, Burton on Trent in Staffordshire. Don’t miss this opportunity to see what’s coming in the next version – register to attend now!

Advance Steel UK Project Competition

It’s time to show off your work again and be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes!  We know you have produced some excellent, interesting, every-day and some extremely complex projects of all types and sizes using Advance Steel. This is a unique opportunity to show off your work and gain fantastic worldwide PR exposure for your designs, absolutely free!

Enter your projects now! Hurry…..the deadline for submissions is Friday 18th January and winners will be announced at the User Day.

We look forward to showing you what’s in Advance Steel 2013, receiving your projects and seeing you at what promises to be a great User Day!

For further details, please call a member of the Graitec Team on 0844 543 8888 or email

Successful Advance Steel road-show in Brazil

Our reseller ARKISOFT organized in August 2012 different roadshows to promote Advance Steel in the capitals of 10 different states of Brazil. The events were met a great success with a total of more than 400 participants (e.g. 100 participants in Natal, 80 participants in Salvador, and also many interested ones in the cities of Vitoria, Fortaleza, Cuiaba, Campo Grande, Goiania, São Luis, Curitiba and Palmas).

Successful Advance Steel road-show in Brazil Successful Advance Steel road-show in Brazil

All these seminars were supported by CREA (Conselho Federal de Engenharia, Arquitectura e Agronomia, which means Regional Council of Engineering and Agronomy) and took place in the auditorium of the CREA local offices.

Successful Advance Steel road-show in Brazil Successful Advance Steel road-show in Brazil

The audience was very impressed with the capabilities of Advance Steel for its automatic detailing to get high-quality drawings together with the easy-of-use and possibility to get all documents automatically updated in case of modifications in the 3D model.

Successful Advance Steel road-show in Brazil Successful Advance Steel road-show in Brazil

Alexandre Miranda, managing director at ARKISOFT says: “This partnership with GRAITEC is providing technologies with competitive advantages for the steel construction in Brazil, enabling a significant increase competitiveness and satisfaction to Architecture, Engineering and Construction Overview professionals.

ARKISOFT will organize other Advance Steel road-shows in October 2012 in different cities of the São Paulo state.

User club 2012 and conference organized by DATACOMP in Poland

The User club 2012 user meeting was organized in Katowice on February 16th 2012 with an attendance of GRAITEC users and prospects that came from all over the Poland. The agenda of the meeting included presentations of new features in the 2012 release of the GRAITEC Advance suite (Advance SteelAdvance Concrete andAdvance Design). The main event of the meeting was the successful presentation of Advance Steel 2012 working on its own platform. The user meeting was highlighted by the presentation of projects done by GRAITEC users from Poland and all over the world.

Slawomir Wozniak (GRAITEC Sales Manager in Poland) reports: “The meeting of GRAITEC users and prospects was a great opportunity to share experiences and knowledge. Thanks to the demonstration of all new features within the 2012 release, we clearly see that GRAITEC is a great and solid partner and its products are currently the best choice in the market.

User club 2012 and conference organized by DATACOMP in Poland User club 2012 and conference organized by DATACOMP in Poland

The third edition of the “Modern hall systems” conference, organized on January 25th 2012 in the city of Poznan, gathered almost 200 attendees from all over the Poland who are committed to the steel construction industry – steel manufacturers, investors, detailers, designers, scientists and software engineers. DATACOMP, gave a public lecture in the conference room about “Interactive documentation for steel constructions” lead by Slawomir Wozniak (GRAITEC Sales Manager in Poland) and Pawel Mikurda (Advance Steel Local Product Manager) in which the topic of interactive documentation was described through Advance Steel as a perfect solution for it. The biggest interest was shown after the lecture when many attendees came to the GRAITEC/Datacomp booth, which lead to further discussions, meetings with GRAITEC users and new contacts.

User club 2012 and conference organized by DATACOMP in Poland User club 2012 and conference organized by DATACOMP in Poland

Successful Advance Steel User meeting in Netherlands

A user meeting was organized by MATRIX Software, the GRAITEC reseller of Advance Steel in Netherlands on the 29th November for the users from Netherlands and the Flemish-speaking area of Belgium. More than 50 end-users were present at this event which took place in Gorinchem (Netherlands).

The companies Stageco&Breetec explained in details how they successfully used Advance Steel to model in 3D the impressive stage of the U2 Tour.

Matrix software finished the meeting with the presentation of prizes for the 3 best projects in their 2011 Advance Steel User competition.

Marc Verstraten (from Breetec company), winner of the first prize in the 2011 user contest, explains: “Advance Steel was the right software solution to handle the type of complex project for the conveyor for Arcelor-Mittal, and although the project did not use a lot of the standard connections from Advance Steel, it still was possible to create the complete model with Advance Steel objects. As more than 50% of the project consists of folded plates we were especially satisfied with the Advance Steel bending and unfolding capabilities, plus also the drawings that Advance Steel produced more than met the accuracy requirements for this type of construction.
We are very proud to win the first prize in the 2011 user contest. It confirms that smaller companies can produce complicated designs and thereby acurately achieve the higher level of complexity required in so many modern design. We will keep improving our skills with Advance Steel by pushing ourselves and the program further to the limit. 

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