Growth for GRAITEC Group During 2017 with Expansion Throughout Germany


GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner in US and across Europe, is delighted to announce that it acquired 100% shares of B&L CAD Systemhaus GmbH, Hannover, Germany on Friday March 31th. This will significantly enhance the GRAITEC Group presence especially inside the DACH region and strengthens the European Platinum partnership with Autodesk.

Founded in 1997, B&L is based in Hannover with 35 employees and six regional offices throughout Germany: Hannover, Kiel, Hamburg, Bremen, Siegen and Essen. B&L is an Autodesk Gold Partner and is active in both the Manufacturing sector as well as the growing AEC market place. B&L has over twenty years’ experience in the sale and implementation of CAD and BIM solutions, is an authorized Autodesk Training Center (ATC) and is also part of the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN).

GRAITEC has had an established market presence in Germany since 2002 through its subsidiary “GRAITEC Innovation GmbH” and is a key player with a strong focus on the Steel Industry market sector selling Autodesk Advance Steel software, as well as providing Advance Steel training, support consultancy and development services.

GRAITEC has purchased B&L to reinforce its position in the BIM market and contribute to its considerable growth throughout the Autodesk VAR network and DACH market region covering Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
This move will provide significant benefits to B&L customers with the addition of the GRAITEC product line, most specifically the GRAITEC PowerPack for Revit – an extensive range of unique tools and functions designed to improve productivity when working with Autodesk® Revit®. PowerPack for Revit available exclusively from GRAITEC.

GRAITEC acquired 100% of B&L shares on March 31th 2017. The price of the acquisition has not been disclosed. For the time being, B&L will continue to operate under the B&L brand, maintaining its working principles for clients and partners. In a second phase, it is planned to merge the two German operations under the single Graitec brand.

Stephan Banjac, B&L CEO comments:We are very excited about becoming part of an international group who share B&L’s projected vision about BIM. Through GRAITEC, B&L will become part of one of the top 5 Autodesk resellers in the world and will also benefit from access to a completely new product portfolio, previously unavailable to our customers. These new developments will provide an immediate benefit to all B&L customers, especially when the importance of Building Information Modelling has been evaluated at the state level.

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC President adds:This acquisition is the second one during 2017, reinforcing the GRAITEC strategy to become a global leading BIM provider and delivering real benefits to customers whilst accelerating BIM adoption around the world. Complementing the existing GRAITEC office in Germany, the purchase of B&L and its regional offices, will significantly strengthen GRAITEC’s position in the DACH countries.

About B&L
B&L CAD Systemhaus GmbH, an Autodesk Gold Partner, was founded 20 years ago by experienced industry professionals. Driven by the founding principles of Integrity, Professionalism and Dependability, B&L offers a variety of Autodesk Solutions and services, including: consultation, implementation, training, and technical support. Since its inception, B&L’s’ innovative approach has been to proactively focus on our clients’ dynamic needs with flexibility and resourcefulness. B&L’s’ loyalty to our clients and our tenacious desire to become creatively involved in their success embodies our core business values and has established our reputable leadership in the industry.
For more information, please visit www.blcad.de

GRAITEC EMEA Wins Consecutive Autodesk Platinum Award


GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner in US and across Europe, is delighted to announce winning the highly coveted Top Reseller in Net Subscription Growth Platinum Award for the second consecutive year.

The Autodesk Platinum club awards are hotly contested by the top echelons of Autodesk Resellers around the globe and winning resellers not only need to have a proven and successful business strategy but more importantly need to be aligned to their customers’ needs and requirements.

Says Steve Houlder, Graitec COOWinning the Platinum award for the second consecutive year is a fantastic achievement and one that is testament to our committed teams across the U.K, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Our teams are all dedicated to delivering outstanding customer success, support and sales performance in an often challenging environment, so this award is dedicated to our staff and also our customers across the regions.

We are delighted to again be recognised as a leading Autodesk global partner and will continue to invest across the group in our teams, structure and strategy to further support our clients successfully adoption and deployment of Autodesk technologies to fuel their own business growth.

Manuel Liedot, GRAITEC CEO adds:GRAITEC’s aims of becoming a global leading BIM provider are being realised and winning this award demonstrates our commitment and goal of delivering real benefits to customers whilst accelerating BIM adoption around the world.

The Graitec EMEA success is a result of the teams hard work and dedication under the guidance of a highly experienced management team, and I would like to congratulate all members of the team on this excellent achievement“.

Growth for GRAITEC Group During 2017 with Expansion Throughout Russia


GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner in US and across Europe, is delighted to announce the acquisition of the Russian engineering and consulting company PSS. This will significantly enhance the GRAITEC Group worldwide portfolio and its focus on developing software for streamlining BIM workflows.

Founded in 1994, PSS is based in Saint Petersburg with 43 employees and three regional offices throughout Russia: Tula, Krasnodar and Novosibirsk. PSS specialises in implementation and expert technical support for BIM solutions in the design and construction, has over twenty years’ experience of PDM implementation in the AEC Industry and is also an Autodesk Silver Value Added Reseller (VAR).

GRAITEC was already operating in Russia since 2009 through its subsidiary “GRAITEC Russia” with a focus on the Steel Industry market segment, especially by selling and servicing the Autodesk Advance Steel Product. As of December 2016, GRAITEC has purchased PSS to reinforce its position on the BIM market and contribute to its considerable growth throughout the VAR network and CIS market covering Russia. This move will provide significant benefits to PSS customers with the GRAITEC product line, most specifically the GRAITEC PowerPack for Revit – a range of unique commands and functionalities designed to improve productivity when working with Autodesk® Revit®, exclusively available from GRAITEC.

GRAITEC has acquired 100% of PSS shares on December 29th 2016. The price of the acquisition has not been disclosed. For the time being, PSS will continue to operate under the PSS brand, maintaining its working principles for clients and partners.

Alexey Kukin, PSS CEO comments:We are very excited about becoming part of an international group who share PSS’s projected vision about BIM. Through GRAITEC, PSS will become part of one of the top 5 Autodesk resellers in the world and will also benefit from access to a completely new product portfolio, previously unavailable to our customers. These new developments will provide an immediate benefit to all PSS customers, especially when the importance of the information modelling has been evaluated at the state level.

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC CEO adds:These acquisitions reflect a very positive start to 2017, reinforcing the GRAITEC strategy to become a global leading BIM provider and delivering real benefits to customers and accelerating BIM adoption around the world. Complementing the existing GRAITEC offices in Eastern Europe, the purchase of PSS and its regional offices, will significantly strengthen GRAITEC’s position in Russia and CIS countries.

About PSS
Founded in 1994, engineering and consulting company PSS specializes in the development and implementation of the integrated automation projects as well as in the enhancing performance of the construction, management and development companies, design institutes, architectural and design bureaus. Focus of the company is BIM, CAD and PDM implementation services for construction and design industries. PSS has authorized training centres where you can take courses for all product families of Revit, BIM, Civil 3D, etc. Representative offices are located in Novosibirsk, Krasnodar, and Tula. For more information, please visit www.pss.spb.ru

GRAITEC took on Las Vegas during the Autodesk University and Fabtech


GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner in US and across Europe, took on Las Vegas during the Autodesk University and Fabtech.

After an exciting week at Las Vegas this past month, the Graitec team came home with full minds! As the exhibitors and attendees of Autodesk University and Fabtech packed up and headed for home, so did the Graitec team following a full week of inventive ideas and latest technology. We had a chance to make the most of this week!

GRAITEC took on Las Vegas during the Autodesk University and Fabtech

First off, we were happy to share our booth with SigmaTEK at Fabtech, the North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event. Our partner was showcasing SigmaNEST X1, the popular sheet metal CAD/CAM system, offering improved functionality for CNC punch, laser, and plasma machines. We recognized how enthusiastic our potential and current customers were throughout the exposition. We enjoyed showing off demo after demo what our software can do and how Advance Steel, Autodesk® structural detailing software, Advance Workshop, our steel fabrication management solution and SigmaNEST can streamline fabrication workflow. Casual conversations turned into discovering someone’s need for BIM solutions.

Graitec is also excited to have taken involvement in Autodesk University 2016 to a new level in many exciting ways.

GRAITEC took on Las Vegas during the Autodesk University and Fabtech

As a major supplier to the structural sector, Graitec was once again a key sponsor and exhibitor of the MEP & Structural Fabricators Forum. Throughout the day and into the evening, we were meeting with our peers as attendees were exploring future technologies. Visitors met Graitec experts at the exhibition stand between classes to discuss their needs, discover the new range of cutting-edge solutions and ask for usb drives with Graitec classes material.

Graitec was very involved in Autodesk University. Indeed, five of our brightest employees were covering hot industry focused topics at both MEP & Fabricators Forum and Autodesk University. Their recordings are now online and you can take a moment to review their classes.

As we reach out to our potential customer’s following Fabtech and Autodesk University, we want to open the door for any and all to have a casual discussion with us about your needs and how our BIM solutions can help. Thank you to everyone who made our shows a success and remember, Be part of the BIM revolution!

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Discover how the latest Autodesk technology can help you increase productivity


Discover how the latest Autodesk technology can help you increase productivity

Come and join us and your peers at one of our FREE annual Autodesk AEC 2017 Product Launch Events to:
See the benefits of the latest Autodesk technology to help improve your project workflows.

This year will see a deeper dive into workflows including a design brief, feasibility study and conceptual design through to collaboration.

Network with your peers, pick up valuable productivity tips and get a first-hand overview of new features and functionality.

If you’ve ever been to one of our annual launch events, you’ll know how popular and beneficial they are, so booking early is recommended as places are already starting to book up!

We hope to see you at one of our events!

Here are the locations where you can find us in May:

May 24th Oberhausen
Germany
TZU Technologiezentrum DETAILS
May 26th Nottingham
United Kingdom
The Nottingham Belfry DETAILS
May 31th Salzburg
Austria
Veranstaltungszentrum im Techno-Z DETAILS

GRAITEC Announces Return of BIM Tour 2016 – Connected BIM


GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner in US and across Europe, is delighted to announce the return of their annual BIM Tour 2016, covering many prominent countries and cities throughout Europe.

GRAITEC Announces Return of BIM Tour 2016 – Connected BIM

2015 saw the first ever European wide BIM Tour held by GRAITEC conclude with great success. Coordinated across 18 key European locations in Poland, Romania, France, Germany, UK, Slovakia, Italy and Czech Republic, enabling GRAITEC expert BIM professionals to share real-world experiences, intelligence and knowledge with over a thousand industry professionals over a six-month period.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is constantly evolving and businesses are fast becoming aware of the term but there is still a major learning curve involved as more organisations embrace BIM and refine their processes and workflow. This year, GRAITEC focuses on ‘Connected BIM’ and the Tour has been designed as a platform to inform and assist companies across Europe with practical advice for successful implementation of integrated BIM technology, including strategies, processes and skills development throughout their businesses.

After last year’s hugely successful inaugural tour, GRAITEC is pleased to announce its BIM Tour 2016 – Connected BIM is now confirmed to start later this month. The GRAITEC BIM Tour – Connected BIM will once again visit prominent European cities, and expects to attract an even larger attendance. GRAITEC, worldwide Platinum Partner, has the full support of Autodesk and will feature presentations from industry specialists, Autodesk key personnel and GRAITEC experts. Discussion topics will include ‘the era of connection’, ‘BIM for AEC’, ‘BIM for Infrastructure’, ‘BIM 360 & Cloud’, and many others. GRAITEC will also be sharing a variety of cross-industry BIM success stories of customers from around the world, including over 140 ongoing BIM implementations in SME and BlueChip companies, and looking back at the results of countless past successes.

There are over twenty dates lined up for the GRAITEC BIM Tour in key locations across Europe. Commencing 24th May 2016 in the German city of Oberhausen, followed by further dates in Germany and across the UK. The tour will then move to Padua, Rome and Milan in Italy, six prominent locations in France including Lyon and Toulouse, Slavonice in Czech Republic, Slovakia’s capital; Bratislava, and across Romania and Poland throughout the summer and into autumn.

Stay connected and click here to register your interest and for more information on these events

GRAITEC will deliver Design-Driven classes and exhibit at Autodesk University 2015


GRAITEC will deliver Design-Driven classes and exhibit at Autodesk University 2015

GRAITEC is proud to deliver technical classes and exhibit at Autodesk University, the world’s largest conference for Autodesk software users, bringing together thousands of design and engineering professionals from around the world.

Get the most out of your event by attending GRAITEC classes which will focus on a variety of subjects: from digital prototyping, 3D detailing, design driven rebar and reinforcement creation, to exploring BIM ready fabrication and the visualizing real-time steel production data from the field.

CLASSES

Here is the list of GRAITEC classes that will be delivered at the MEP & Structural Fabricators Forum and the Autodesk University:

  • Visualize Real-Time Steel Production Status in Advance Steel Model and in Autodesk A360
  • Lessons Learned Implementing Advance Steel Workflows by Steelway Building Systems (GRAITEC’s client)
  • Design-Driven 3D Rebar in Revit Structure with Automated Drawings and Schedules
  • Design-Driven 3D Reinforcement Generation in Revit
  • Building Workflows from Estimating to Fabrication by Steelway Building Systems (GRAITEC’s client)
  • BIM-Ready Fabrication for 3D Rebar Cages
  • AutoCAD Tool Palettes Master Class (Planning and Preparation, Not Perspiration)
  • Should We Move from 2D Detailing to 3D Detailing for Reinforcement Detailing?
  • Complex Topology and Class-A Surface Modeling with Inventor
  • Retaining Walls in AutoCAD Civil 3D – Made Easy

Register here

 

EXHIBIT HALL

Join us at booth 817 to learn how Autodesk® Advance Steel 3D modeling software and its powerful extension Advance PowerPack will enable faster steel detailing and fabrication. We are looking forward to showing you Advance Workshop, our new MIS tailor-made solution which aims to control, manage and optimize your steel fabrication.

For 30 years, GRAITEC has evolved from a BIM, CAD, CAE software author to one of the largest Autodesk® Partners and Value Added Resellers in the world. GRAITEC deliver to AEC, Manufacturing and Infrastructure industries, an extensive portfolio of BIM solutions and sells and supports Autodesk® Advance Steel and Advance Concrete worldwide under its ISV partnership with Autodesk® ensuring a leading expert status in the structural industry.

As an independent software author, GRAITEC creates powerful applications for Autodesk® Revit® and Autodesk® Advance Steel. Combining its own product range with Autodesk® suites enables the company to deliver first class BIM services.

AUTODESK UNIVERSITY
Las Vegas, NV
December 01-03, 2015
Booth 817

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