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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GRAITEC acquires Total CAD Systems, Inc., US Autodesk Platinum Partner


GRAITEC, an international software developer of BIM, CAD and structural analysis solutions, and global Autodesk Reseller across AEC and MFG sectors, announced today that it acquired 100% shares of Total CAD Systems, Inc., Houston, Texas, USA on Wednesday September 30th for an undisclosed price.

GRAITEC acquires Total CAD Systems, Inc., US Autodesk Platinum Partner

The acquisition of Total CAD Systems, Inc., stands testament to the Group’s long term commitment to its customers and widely publicized rapid growth strategy. GRAITEC Group is now uniquely the only Autodesk Platinum Partner operating across United States and Europe.

Total CAD Systems, Inc. brings with them over 200 years of collective industry knowledge and has a proven track record of delivering first class quality service and high customer satisfaction. This outstanding customer service and their affiliations with the Texas Society of Architects, Structural Engineers Association of Texas and American Society of Civil Engineers remain a priority at GRAITEC and Total CAD Systems, Inc. Customers can be assured this will continue as the team remains unchanged and new staff are brought on board.

Now with the full support of a major international group, Total CAD Systems, Inc. will gain an extended capacity to deliver a new range of professional services around BIM and deliver more value to customers with an extended portfolio of unique complementary products. An increased investment capacity will, in time, enlarge the operational area and expand focus to include advanced simulation and fabrication management systems to better serve current and new customers.

Total CAD Systems, Inc. will continue to operate in the US under its own brand, maintaining its strong position as an Autodesk Platinum Partner (VAR) while GRAITEC continues to operate across the US and Northern America as an Autodesk ISV partner for Advance Steel.

Roger Padamada, owner of Total CAD Systems, Inc. comments:The ambition of Total CAD Systems is to consistently offer a high level of technical expertise. Our dedicated staff is passionately committed to providing the highest quality customer service. We were impressed and immediately attracted by the vision and strategy of GRAITEC and are extremely happy to be part of a highly professional and customer focused company. We are confident the company and our customers are in very good hands.

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC CEO adds:GRAITEC has a long standing history as an Autodesk partner and is currently one of the fastest growing international Autodesk VAR. Our expansion in the US market is testament to our continued growth strategy and reaction to the growing demand for our BIM technology and services in America. This acquisition is very exciting and reflects our strong motivation to become a major VAR player in the US and strengthens our global BIM technology and service offering.

About Total CAD Systems, Inc.
Total CAD Systems, an Autodesk Platinum Partner, was founded over 18 years ago by experienced industry professionals. Driven by the founding principles of Integrity, Professionalism and Dependability, Total CAD offers a variety of Autodesk Solutions and services, including: consultation, implementation, training, and technical support. Since its inception, Total CAD Systems’ innovative approach has been to proactively focus on our clients’ dynamic needs with flexibility and resourcefulness. Total CAD Systems’ 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.tcadsys.com

The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario Chooses Advance Design America


Advance Design AmericaGRAITEC Inc, software and service provider to engineering, construction and architecture industries, is pleased to announce that its structural analysis and design software known as Advance Design America was selected by The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) to replace their current Canadian Bridge Analysis System (CANBAS). Therefore, a three-year agreement with a four-year renewable contract was signed.

The objective of the tender was to replace the Ministry’s CANBAS with a new system for the purpose of analysis and design of bridge structures. With fifteen years of knowledge and skills in bridge design and construction methods, GRAITEC Inc has demonstrated its expertise by winning this tender against major players in the industry.

The current CANBAS is a legacy application developed over 30 years ago on now outdated and non-standard Information and Information Technology architecture. GRAITEC Advance Design America solution has demonstrated the capability to create and analyse structural computer models for standard bridge structures(concrete slab on pre-stressed girders, concrete slab on steel plate girders or box girders, post-tensioned cast-in-place decks), concrete rigid frame and substructures in accordance with the requirements of the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (CHBDC). Most importantly, Advance Design America has the design code checking capability against CHBDC so that the Ministry will have viable software to design the most common type of bridges.

GRAITEC’s North American team responsible for all Structural Analysis & Design solutions, comprised of experienced Canadian engineers, has convinced the Ministry with its professionalism, expertise and its superior technology for analysis and design for bridge building in accordance with Canadian codes.

About GRAITEC Inc
Visit website here

GRAITEC Inc, is a Canadian company specialized in software development for structural engineering and drafting and is also an Autodesk Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner in America. It offers a complete range of services to maximize clients’ use of its software: Training, Technical support, CAD/Design projects and Custom software development. GRAITEC’s complete structural analysis and design software Advance Design America (ADA) integrates all Canadian design codes for steel, concrete and prestressed concrete and composite structures, including CHBDC code for bridge design and evaluation.

GRAITEC Inc is part of GRAITEC Group, founded in 1986, which is a long standing global Autodesk Partner and independent developer of high performance BIM Solutions for the AEC industry. With over 330 employees, the group operates through 11 countries and 26 offices worldwide.

Over the years, GRAITEC’s North American team has served and supported the following clients: – Ministry of Transportation of Quebec
– Ministry of Transportation of Saskatchewan
– Stantec Engineering Consulting Firm (15 000 employees)
– CIMA+ Engineering Consulting Firm (2000 employees)
– SNC-Lavalin (40 000 employees)
– Roche Ltd (1800 employees)
– WSP (formerly Genivar) over 32 000 employees

About the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario
Visit website here

Ontario’s highway network is geographically diverse, including urban and rural areas with a total of approximately 39,000 lane-kilometres of highway, over 2,800 bridges and approximately2,000 culverts over 3 meter span. It is the mission of the MTO’s Provincial Highways Management (PHM) Division to ensure necessary planning, engineering, construction and maintenance activities are conducted to provide a high–quality provincial highway network that is integrated with public transportation modes, supports Ontario’s economy and meets the needs of Ontarians for safe and efficient transportation. Each year, the Ministry invests over two billion dollars into capital construction, maintenance and operations of the highway infrastructure.

GRAITEC announces European BIM Tour 2015 across 18 cities in 8 countries


GRAITEC, an international BIM, CAE and CAD software developer, Autodesk Platinum Partner in seven countries across Europe and global Autodesk reseller and developer, announces a first-of- a-kind European BIM Tour across 18 cities in 8 countries.

GRAITEC announces European BIM Tour 2015 across 18 cities in 8 countries

Kicking off with the first event in Newcastle, UK on the 14th April 2015, the GRAITEC European BIM Tour will visit eight countries; France, UK, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy and Romania, in eighteen major cities over a four month period, reaching thousands of industry professionals in the construction, infrastructure and manufacturing space.

GRAITEC European BIM Tour attendees can expect to discover industry proven ‘best BIM practices’ whilst exploring an extensive portfolio of the latest advanced BIM technology. GRAITEC will also explain how customer-centric advice, development and support services can help businesses who are new to BIM define a strategy to rapidly and efficiently adopt BIM successfully,whilst simultaneously identifying key praxis to refine mature BIM environments.

GRAITEC aimsto share years of experience in helping customers develop and implement integrated BIM technology strategies and processes, across all types of industries and environments. GRAITEC has extensive practical experience and those present will receive an honest account of valuable lessons learned including ‘time-consuming and expensive pitfalls to avoid’ and ‘proven and successful practices to consider’enabling them to make informed and intelligent business decisions.

GRAITEC European BIM Tour, delivered across all the GRAITEC Autodesk Platinum Partner regions, is supported by Autodesk, as well as local industry specialists and GRAITEC customers, who will share their experience of BIM Implementation. To learn more about the GRAITEC European BIM Tour, which cities will be visited or register to attend, please visit www.graitec-bim.eu

For further information, please contact:
 
GRAITEC INNOVATION SAS

Carl SPALDING – Product Strategy Director 
Riverside House
Brunel Road, Totton
Southampton, SO40 3WX
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)23 80 527571
E-mail: carl.spalding@graitec.com

Robobat present BIM in Practice Seminar at the BUDMA International Fair, Poland


Over 1,000 exhibitors from 33 countries around the world, gathered recently at the 2nd annual BUDMA International Construction and Architectural Fair, bringing together representatives from across the construction industry.

Robobat present BIM in Practice Seminar at the BUDMA International Fair, Poland

The Construction Fair, held in Poznań, Poland from 10th to 13th March, showcased technology solutions, innovative practices and the latest industry trends alongside specialized exhibitions, seminars and presentations.

Highlights of the fair included an Architectural Forum in collaboration with the Chamber of Architects of the Republic of Poland, exhibiting technologically advanced products and structures; specific Civil Engineering Days focussing on such issues as construction law, and the current hot topic of public building energy saving regulations throughout the EU.

Autodesk Platinum Partner, GRAITEC Robobat was delighted to be invited to be part of the “BIM in Practice” seminar held at the BUDMA International Fair, on Wednesday 11th March 2015. This presentation was supported by four engineers from leading Autodesk distributor; DATech based in Krakow, participating as workshop leaders, whose exceptional levels of expertise were further reinforced by positive participant evaluation.

GRAITEC Robobat session comprised presentations of own and Autodesk products and solutions, including customer experiences from construction giant SKANSKA and the creative engineering firm, BuroHappold. This seminar proved incredibly popular with almost 70 professional engineers attending and more than half seeking additional help and advice from GRAITEC Robobat after the seminar.

Since the acquisition of Robobat by GRAITEC just six months ago, this leading BIM specialist in Poland is developing innovative software solutions to support the delivery of GRAITEC structural BIM solutions worldwide.

The BUDMA International Construction and Architectural Fair is held annually in Poznań, Poland. Click here for more information.

The GRAITEC team will be exhibiting at NASCC this year!


The GRAITEC Advance Steel team is pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at NASCC this year!

GRAITEC will be exhibiting at NASCC 2015

The Steel Conference will take place in Nashville, Tennessee at the Music City Center on March 25-27, 2015.

Discover the NEW powerful extension GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Advance Steel 2015.1, created to boost the user’s capability, productivity and efficiency whilst introducing a unique set of tools, templates and connections designed to enhance and speed up project delivery.

Visit us at booth 816!

Register now to the NASCC Conference

We look forward to meeting you.

GRAITEC at FEICON Batimat International Construction Trade Fair in São Paulo


The GRAITEC partner Arkisoft will present Autodesk Advance Steel, Advance Design and Advance Workshop at the FEICON Batimat International Construction Trade Fair in São Paulo, on 10-14 March 2015.

GRAITEC at FEICON Batimat International Construction Trade Fair

This 21th edition is the best qualified construction show in Latin America with more than 120,000 qualified visitors!

In parallel with the event, the FEICON BATIMAT CONFERENCE will take place, promoting seminars for major organizations and reference companies, in addition to gathering internationally and nationally renowned professionals for technical talks, lectures, debate panels and case studies.

GRAITEC at FEICON Batimat International Construction Trade Fair

ARKISOFT Booth A701
Anhembi Expo Pavilion – São Paulo/SP – Brazil
10-14 March 2015
Please contact Rita Fernandes (rita.fernandes@arkisoft.com.br) or Alexandre Miranda (alexandre@arkisoft.com.br) if you want to know more about this event.

GRAITEC announces partnerships with HungaroCAD, Hungary and CADLAB, Greece


GRAITEC, an international software developer of BIM, CAD and Analysis solutions across the AEC sector, and global Autodesk Reseller announces two new strategic distribution agreements with Hungarian-basedHungaroCAD and CADLAB in Athens, Greece.

GRAITEC announces partnerships with HungaroCAD, Hungary and CADLAB, GreeceGRAITEC announces partnerships with HungaroCAD, Hungary and CADLAB, Greece

These agreements entitle both HungaroCAD and CADLAB to promote, sell and support the GRAITEC and Autodesk® Advance product ranges throughout Hungary and Greece respectively.

Autodesk® Gold Partner, HungaroCAD, has almost 25 years’ experience with Autodesk software and has established itself as a leading company in the field of Architectural Engineering and Construction (AEC). Based in Budapest, Hungary, HungaroCAD has been forthcoming in the distribution and development of design systems for the construction, mechanical and electrical engineering industry.

Over the past decade CADLAB has developed integrated solutions, tools and expertise,in the field of engineering software and consulting services, to support the rapid development and investment in technologies, by Greek construction and consultancy companies driven initiallyby the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Mr Sabathiel Balázs, HungaroCAD, Budapest comments: “HungaroCAD was established almost 25 years ago as one of the first resellers of Autodesk software. Today we are an Autodesk Gold Partner with more than 20 employees in the field of Architecture Engineering and Construction, as well as Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering and Plant Design. We look forward to our cooperation with GRAITEC as we believe the Advance line of products represent the highest quality in steel and concrete design.

Mr Kostas Katsaras of CADLAB, Athens, states:We have been a dedicated Autodesk® Partner, Reseller, Developer and Training Center since 2005, specializing in the AEC industry. Currently we lead civil and architectural sales in Greece and this partnership agreement with GRAITEC allows us to strengthen our position in the market further as well as reach new customers.

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC CEO adds:Increasing our coverage in Europe is a key part of our overall global strategy. We are very pleased to welcome such strong partners, HungaroCAD and CADLAB to our channel of Authorized Resellers delivering GRAITEC’s established technologies. I believe the experience and expertise of these organizations will provide real benefits to customers and help strengthen GRAITEC technologies in the Hungarian and Greek market.

About HungaroCAD
HungaroCAD, one of the first resellers of Autodesk® software, has over 20 years engineering software experience in the field of Architecture, Engineering and Construction. Established in 1991, HungaroCAD has developed and expanded its business to become one of the industries prominent unique service providers to the AEC*, M&E* and Plant Design industries. Now an Autodesk® Gold Partner, HungaroCAD offers a full range of Autodesk software solutions and proven, measurable technical expertise for both industry and individual projects. Working closely with Autodesk, they can assist their clients in achieving the very best results.
For more information, please visit www.hungarocad.hu

About CADLAB
Founded in 2004, CADLAB has established a decade of software development specializing in the AEC* industry and consulting services for infrastructure. A leading organization in Civil and Architectural sales in Greece, CADLAB’s primary objective is to develop tools and expertise for the organization, protection, management and promotion of studies of technical companies.
For more information, please visit www.cadlab.gr

* AEC – Architecture Engineering Construction
* BIM – Building Information Modeling
* M&E – Mechanical and Electrical

GRAITEC will be participating in the Construct Canada 2014 exhibition


Canada – The GRAITEC Canada team is pleased to announce that they will be participating in the Construct Canada exhibition in Toronto, on 3-5 December 2014 in partnership with SolidCAD Solution, an Autodesk Platinum Partner.

GRAITEC will be participating in the Construct Canada 2014 exhibitionGRAITEC will be participating in the Construct Canada 2014 exhibition

The 26th Annual Construct Canada will be held concurrently with PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo and Concrete Canada on December 3-5, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building.

Moreover, Graitec will be presenting its new solution; PowerPack for Advance Steel, a series of plug-ins, tools, new features for Advance Steel.

PowerPack: Productivity set of tools, templates and connections for Autodesk Advance Steel

Come see us, to be part of the GRAITEC BIM Revolution.

GRAITEC Canada at SolidCAD Solution booth Booth#1117

Construct Canada – Toronto, Canada
3-5 December 2014

BIM Breakfast with Autodesk in Prague


On 5th of November companies Graitec and Autodesk organized an event for leading architectural and engineering companies focused on BIM. The event took place on the premises of the ancient Brevnov monastery in Prague.

Mr. Patrik Minks, Autodesk Territory Sales Executive, opened the event with short summary of the terminology and benefits of BIM in the construction industry. Mr. Miroslav Vyčítal, main site manager at SKANSKA, introduced the audience to the construction company’s experience in the implementation of BIM processes in their projects in Czech Republic. On projects of customers using Advance Steel and Advance ConcreteMr. Tomáš Huml, Graitec Local Product Manager, demonstrated the exchange data between individual professions, with focus on steel and concrete constructions. The participants appreciated the international know-how in the field of BIM delivered by Graitec.

Mr. Miroslav Kohout, Graitec country manager, highlights:Succeeding in the strong competition on the market means for our customers the sophisticated implementation of modern technology with the support of the GRAITEC professionals.

GRAITEC is preparing similar events in other European countries.

BIM breakfest with Autodesk in Prague BIM breakfest with Autodesk in Prague

GRAITEC Acquires HPC-SA & Thermal Simulation software ArchiWIZARD


GRAITEC is pleased to announce the acquisition of HPC-SA (High Performance Computing – Simulation Acceleration), and its award winning thermal simulation software ArchiWIZARD. The acquisition was closed on Thursday October 23rd in Toulouse (France). Financial details have not been disclosed.

GRAITEC Acquires HPC-SA & Thermal Simulation software ArchiWIZARD

This acquisition of a widely recognized, award winning cutting edge building performance and simulation software, including thermal, natural lighting, solar gains and renewable energy (Photovoltaic & Thermal), is another step towards GRAITEC’s ultimate goal of providing market leading BIM solutions for the construction industry and perfectly complements GRAITEC’s growing portfolio of BIM technology.

Established in 2003 to promote very high performance simulation of wave propagation in areas as diverse as high definition computer images, electromagnetism, optics, acoustics and thermal radiation, HPC-SA quickly established themselves as industry specialists and went on to release ArchiWIZARD software, based on their RayBooster engine, (a real-time 3D energy simulation tool).

ArchiWIZARD software platform evaluates real-time energy efficiency projects in direct connection with the 3D digital model. Incorporating raytracing technology, ArchiWIZARD uses the RayBooster engine to perform solar gain calculations (radiative intake, solar panels) and lighting calculations both daylight and artificial.
This use of raytracing can take into account all masks in the most natural way (3D description) and extremely accurately creating a digital BIM model that can be used and reused throughout the building design cycle to optimize building performance.

The HPC-SA Research and Development team will join the GRAITEC effort in designing and developing innovative software solutions contributing to BIM adoption by construction professionals around the world.

Régis Lécussan, HPC-SA CEO, comments:”The ambition of HPC-SA is to become the global leader in thermal simulation around BIM, having been a pioneer since 2009. We were immediately attracted by the vision and strategy of GRAITEC to become a leading global provider of engineering construction. Integrating into GRAITEC Group means HPC-SA will quickly reach its goals of growth and development in France and abroad.

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC CEO, adds: “the strategy of GRAITEC is to become a global leading BIM provider, combining Autodesk and GRAITEC technologies for delivering real benefits to customers and accelerating BIM adoption around the world. The acquisition of HPC-SA, and their leading thermal simulation software, will significantly contribute to achieving this strategy enabling GRAITEC to expand their services and reach new customers“.

 

About HPC-SA
HPC-SA was founded in 2003 by Professor Bernard LECUSSAN, researcher at the ONERA, and two of his former doctoral students, with the desire to market products and services from their accumulated high performance raytracing expertise.The HPC-SA team is composed of researchers, engineers and computer scientists specialized in raytracing calculations, the Monte Carlo method and 3D interactive interfaces.We are experts in modeling simulations that implement raytracing. The creatingof Raybooster, an embedded raytracing acceleration library in 2004, resulted in establishing many strategic partnerships with other software authors over the years and to the development and first release of Archiwzard in 2008. HPC-SA went on to release a further version of ArchiWIZARD in 2011 and an enhanced version of their Raybooster in 2013. For more information please visit www.hpc-sa.com or www.archiwizard.fr

GRAITEC will be participating in the SAIE 2014 exhibition


The GRAITEC Italy team is pleased to announce that they will be participating in the SAIE EXPO exhibition in Bologna, on 22–25 October 2014.

GRAITEC will be participating in the SAIE 2014 exhibition

The SAIE EXPO is an opportunity for professionals to meet the major international and national software houses, as well as producer and service companies, and to understand and acquire the tools currently driving an unprecedented growth in design methods.

Graitec will be presenting its new solution, GRAITEC will be participating in the SAIE 2014 exhibition, a management tool for carpentry production companies.

Moreover, GRAITEC will be presenting Advance Steel 2015, the solution for structural detailing and fabrication, and Advance Design 2015, a superior solution for the structural analysis and design of reinforced concrete, steel and timber structures.

This event will also be an opportunity to follow a number of free product presentations organized by the GRAITEC Italy team.

Come see us, to be part of the GRAITEC BIM Revolution.

GRAITEC Italy
Pavilion 32, Booth A90
SAIE 2014 – Bologna, Italy
22–25 October 2014

Alessandro Bettiolo, Managing Director of GRAITEC Italy, stated: Graitec’s strategy is to become a global leading BIM provider, combining Autodesk and GRAITEC technologies in order to deliver real benefits to customers and to accelerate BIM adoption around the world.

GRAITEC Acquires Robobat Polska


GRAITEC, an international software developer of BIM, CAD and structural analysis solutions across the AEC sector, and global Autodesk Reseller is pleased to announce the acquisition of Robobat Polska, based in Poland. The acquisition was closed on Thursday October 2nd in Krakow (Poland). Financial details have not been disclosed.

GRAITEC Acquires Robobat Polska

The acquisition of an Autodesk Gold partner will reinforce the position of GRAITEC on in the BIM market and strengthen its direct sales network in central Europe. It will also significantly reinforce the Autodesk partnership.

A predominant player on the Polish market and historically focused on AEC* and BIM*, Robobat will continue to sell and support Autodesk BIM solutions including Advance Steel and Advance Concrete, as well as GRAITEC complementary BIM software and flagship structural analysis software Advance Design. This acquisition will also allow International Robot Structural Analysis users to benefit from the experience of a strong structural analysis specialist operating for more than 25 years in this market.

The Robobat Research and Development team will join the GRAITEC effort in designing and developing innovative software solutions contributing to BIM adoption by construction professionals around the world.

Robobat customers will benefit from the strength of a strong international partner and will be able to access international support in multiple languages, and countries, delivered by an experienced company with over 330 professional employees worldwide. They will also be able to access GRAITEC’s range of structural BIM solutions including powerful add-ons that compliment Autodesk technology.

Andrzej Niznik, Robobat Polska CEO comments:this is fantastic news for Robobat Polska customers. They will keep getting the best in class service from the Robobat Polska local team, but they will also benefit from the GRAITEC product portfolio extension and from the robustness and resources of an international group“.

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC CEO adds:the strategy of GRAITEC is to become a global leading BIM provider, combining Autodesk and GRAITEC technologies for delivering real benefits to customers and accelerating BIM adoption around the world. The acquisition of Robobat Polska, leading Autodesk partner in Poland which is the biggest central Europe country, will significantly contribute to achieving this strategy. Robobat and GRAITEC also have a long common history in Europe and I am totally convinced that the synergy between our 2 companies will be extremely positive for customers wanting to benefit from BIM for increasing competitiveness“.

 

About Robobat Polska
Founded in 1989, ROBOBAT Polska is devoted to supporting the adoption of BIM by delivering a comprehensive service including software solutions for the design process, project workflow and analysis, to integrated hardware solutions, data management, customized training and engineering project assistance. Robobat Polska is an Autodesk Value Added Reseller with a Gold tier status and has 6 Autodesk recognized specializations in Consulting, Product Support, Structural Engineering, Process Plant, MEP System Engineering and Simulation. The company is an Autodesk Authorized Training Center and member of Autodesk Developer Network with Preferred Industry Partner status in Structural Engineering.
For more information, please visit www.robobat.pl

* AEC – Architecture Engineering Construction
* BIM – Building Information Modeling

GRAITEC presents an in-depth look of Advance Steel


Autodesk Advance Steel: 3D modeling software for steel detailingGRAITEC presents an in-depth look of Advance Steel, Autodesk’ complete BIM solution for structural steelwork, at SCAL (Singapore Contractors Association) and Autodesk’s joint 4 BIM seminar focusing on BIM for fabrication and pre-construction. Come and learn how BIM for offsite fabrication is helping the industry drive down costs and errors whilst optimizing materials and increasing performance. Click here to join Autodesk and GRAITEC at the Singapore Contractors Association Ltd on 28 August 2014 (Thursday), 2.00pm to 5.00pm.