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May 2020 – GRAITEC, a truly international BIM, Design, Simulation, Fabrication and Data Management software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Partner across Europe, Russia, USA & Canada is delighted to announce that Advance Powerpack 2021, part of the Graitec Advance suite, has been released. Advance Powerpack is a set of user-centric daily tools to enhance your productivity when using Autodesk solutions such as Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Advance Steel… Extend your BIM workflows with Advance Powerpack from Graitec!
With Advance Powerpack 2021, Graitec delivers to Autodesk users the best solution to CREATE-SIMULATE-FABRICATE-MANAGE all your BIM projects! New packages to better address professional needs, ’00s of new features for improved BIM Collaboration, enhanced analysis & design performance and better countrification.
Navisworks Clashes: users can visualize directly inside Revit, Clashes on Revit models detected by Navisworks. Thus, the workflow starts from Revit models send to Navisworks for launching a clash detection. Then, this test detection must be exported in an XML files to be read by the Powerpack.
This new command is a powerful functionality to export Revit Project and Revit views into multiple target formats in one single step. As Revit natively proposed, our tools propose to users many export format: GbXml, IFC, NWC, DWF, DWFX, DGN, DWG, DXF, SAT, FBX, Image...
Users will be available to select in this dialog box, multiple Revit projects or Revit views, and associate the target format expected. All exported files will be generated in the output folder set.
A new feature enables users to convert all Grids among a Revit Project into Revit symbol, making them visible in a 3D view. By picking one grid, the 3D grids feature will convert all Revit grids and propose user to open a specific Revit view. Grids will be then visible in 3D views, and the level of those ones could be set through native Revit instance parameter of the symbol.
The previous command Move XY was improved in this version, offering some new options to place exactly where you point a selected object. After selecting an object, users will be able to enter exact coordinates where to move or copy the elements and this, according to any system referential existing in Revit.
We are delighted to announce that BIM Designers 2021, part of Graitec Advance suite, has been released. Based on the needs and requests of the ever-growing communities that have gathered around each software developed by Graitec, we have developed new exciting features to enhance the design of all your structural projects.
Advance BIM Designers 2021 enhances a lot of new functionalities with high benefits for the end user, articulated around the following main subjects:
This new version also comes with many improvements and adjustments considering the feedback received from our users:
We are inviting you to take a quick look at the selected new features and improvements brought to the Advance BIM Designers 2021.
During the generation of the transversal bars of the RC beam, the remaining distance between different spacings in the middle of the span does not allow the stirrups to be distributed at regular intervals using the default incremental step. In this case, different solutions can be used, for example, creating a package with smaller spacing in the middle of the span. The latest version of the module offers the possibility to choose the method of an automatic transversal bar spacing compensation.
A new option allows the user to generate longitudinal support bars on the same layer as assembly bars. This new option offers the possibility to distribute support bars in the cross-section in the same layer as the assembly bars and not in a 2nd layer.
More possibilities to define the position of splice bars: the user can decide if splice bars should be defined on both edge support or only at the left or at the right one. In addition, the value for defining the distance from the face of support where the bottom longitudinal bars are discontinued. A negative value can be entered, which allows that such bars are stopped inside the support.
Longitudinal bars extended over all spans: ore possibilities to define the position of splice bars: a new option allows us to define if the extension of longitudinal bars across all spans applies to all layers or to the first layer only. This option can be set separately for the top and the bottom bars and it is available only if the option for defining longitudinal bars as common for many spans is active.
New settings for multiple links, in case of 4 longitudinal bars, giving the possibility to choose between two types of layout for the stirrups:
Joseph PAIS, Graitec Product Director comments: “For the new release 2021 of Advance BIM Designers, we have focused our developments on customer driven enhancements to offer our users the tool they need. New intuitive GUI, advanced drawing engine, new 3D steel connection are examples of high-end new features you will benefit with this new version. Advance BIM Designers 2021 position itself as being the right suite of design tools for professional who want to combine the power and the efficiency for their BIM Connected projects”.
We are delighted to announce that Advance Design 2021, part of Graitec Advance suite, has been released. Based on the needs and requests of the ever-growing communities that have gathered around each software developed by Graitec, we have developed new exciting features to enhance all your structural projects.
Advance Design 2021, the leading structural analysis software, is enhanced with a lot of new functionalities with high benefits for the end-user, and is articulated around a few main subjects:
We are inviting you to take a quick look at the selected new features and improvements brought to the Advance Design 2021.
The Pushover is a method to predict the non-linear behavior of a structure under seismic loads. It can help demonstrate how progressive failure in buildings really occurs and identify the mode of final failure. The advantage of the pushover analysis is that the material nonlinearity and plastic hinging are considered but without the complications of the dynamic behavior.
The Pushover implementation is Advance Design comes with several benefits:
Easy definition of the Pushover analysis available directly from the Project Browser. As soon as you create the Pushover Analyse, the corresponding load cases will be created. Go to the property list and set the right parameters!
Powerful definition of Plastic Hinges, manually or automatically: hinges are available directly from the properties list of elements. Users can define manually the characteristics of those plastic hinges or select the automatic definition based on the geometry for steel elements or based on real reinforcement definition for RC members. Those plastic hinges can be displayed on the 3D model!
Automatic generation of Pushover loads with extensive parametrization capabilities: different types of horizontal loads distributions, loads direction selection, point of application, loads eccentricity (defined by percentage) … After generation, users can control those loads on screen!
Wide range of available results: as with normal static calculations, FEM results such as displacements and internal forces are available. The results can be checked as for the non-linear calculations for each of the subsequent calculation steps. Users can also generate the pushover force-displacement curve and display the graphically the status of the plastic hinges for each loading step. Dedicated results tables are also available in the report generator.
Joseph PAIS, Graitec Product Director comments: “For the new release 2021 of Advance Design, we have focused our developments on customer-driven enhancements to offer our users the tool they need. Super-elements, pushover, design at stages are examples of high-end new features you will benefit from this new version. Advance Design 2021 position itself as being the right tool for professionals who want to combine the power and the efficiency for their BIM Connected projects”.
May 2020 – GRAITEC, a truly international BIM, Design, Simulation, Fabrication and Data Management software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Partner across Europe, Russia, USA & Canada is delighted to announce the availability the new version 2021 of its flagship products: Advance PowerPack, Advance Design, Advance Workshop and Graitec Opentree.
Graitec is a BIM software company helping customers to digitize their processes in the design, fabrication and construction space. These products are organized and sold around our 4 main business pillars:
CREATE: all products related to model creation & detailed design. This involves many Autodesk® products (Autodesk Revit®, Autodesk Advance Steel®, etc.) and our Advance PowerPack add-ons.
Main product: Advance PowerPack®
SIMULATE: all products helping our customers to enrich BIM models with simulation data and better optimize projects. Also making sure that designs are compliant with local construction codes, from a structural or thermal point of view.
Main product: Advance Design®
FABRICATE: all products taking the design data and bringing it to workshop for automating the fabrication. We are talking about stock management, material optimisation (nesting), driving machines (NC coding), monitoring time and costs, loading trucks and delivery to sites.
Main product: Advance Workshop®
MANAGE: all products helping customers to manage W.I.P (Work in Progress) data across the project, managing revision/versions, standards and the publication of project information into CDEs and helping compliancy with the new ISO 19650 international BIM standard.
Main product: Graitec Opentree®
Release 2021 introduces major changes in the product structure and brings a huge number of new functionalities aiming to facilitate and secure BIM workflows across architects, engineers and manufacturers, increase efficiency and ease of use and address loyal customer's feedback and ideas.
Advance PowerPack is a set of add-ons for Autodesk Revit®, Autodesk Advance Steel®, Autodesk Inventor® and Autodesk Vault®. We have enriched the 2021 version with more than 60 new functionalities helping customers to accelerate model creation, save clicks, better control their models and of course comply with the latest Autodesk versions. We also have structured the product into 3 packages:
For the Premium version, this is extended further with a Graitec Design extension (Powered by Graitec Advance Design) enabling the PowerPack to automatically design and details reinforced concrete members according to Eurocodes, American or Canadian codes.
Top 5 new functionalities:
Says Steve Houlder, Graitec COO: With this latest 2021 release of our software, we have the ability to take conceptual model data through to fabrication and site delivery through our unique partnership with Autodesk and Graitec products. We make “ideas happen” – not just on paper, but through our ability to fabricate and construct…this end to end solution, as we move more toward more pre-fabrication will continue to make the process and workflow far easier for our clients, and in the end save time and money and reduce mistakes.
Says Manuel Liedot, Graitec CEO: We help our customers to CREATE data-rich models enabling the best possible design decisions to be made, SIMULATE their behavior to make them perform better, FABRICATE as automatically as possible, driving down the costs of time and resources and MANAGE data all along the process. With release 2021, we have made a huge step forward in integrating our technologies and help our customers to accelerate their BIM journey.
Houston, May 19, 2020
These past few months have affected the lives of people around the globe. Our points of reference changed overnight. We were forced to modify instantly our habits and discover a new norm for work, school, and living.
We learned social distancing, developed home/work routines, implemented Zoom and Team meetings. We are repeatedly washing our hands, and people wear masks to protect themselves, family members, peers, strangers.
But through this collective experience, we’re all discovering a new strength. Community values are shining through in beautiful ways. For many, technology is helping break the isolation.
Today, I would like to acknowledge the strength in our team. Each member works tirelessly, harnessing all their energy and skills to meet the needs of our customers and partners. They do whatever it takes to get the job done.
For that, I want to thank all Graitec employees who have adjusted their way of working to continue supporting our valued customers and partners. Through online training, collaboration, and consulting services, they are providing the tools to develop knowledge and tailor processes and workflows to fit new standards. I am proud of the work values, spirit, and unity I have observed in our employees across North America, as they adapt to a new reality.
To our customers and partners, we know how extraordinary these times are for you and your business. We believe solidarity will help us get through this together. We will continue to provide you the utmost support and services.
In these moments of uncertainty, there is one thing you can always count on—our commitment to you and your success. We are extremely honored to serve and partner with you today and in the future.
Together we are stronger!
General Manager, North America