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Graitec is proud to announce that David Naylor has joined the firms Montreal office as Senior Application Engineer.
David Naylor is an application engineer providing Advance Steel support for all North American customers. As part of the Autodesk acquisition of Advance Steel and Advance Concrete back in November 2013, David brings a wealth of industry experience in structural engineering, from traditional steel, concrete, and timber design, to seismic design and spectral analysis. In 1995 he obtained a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Architectural Engineering from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.
Prior to coming to Canada, David spent 13 years working in the United States where he worked on worldwide projects for Parsons, PCL Construction, and Walt Disney Imagineering. It was in 2004 during his time at Disney working on the Expedition Everest project that David developed a specialized focus on BIM integration. Now, he’s back to join the Graitec family to support Graitec customers in their BIM challenges.
Hugo Michaud, Graitec Inc. Managing Director stated, “David has always been a true BIM preacher. His structural background, along with his recent experience at Autodesk has elevated his BIM consultancy skills to the next level. We are proud to have him back with us.”
The entire Graitec team welcomes back David Naylor and we wish him great success.
June 2017 – GRAITEC, an international BIM, Simulation and Fabrication software developer for the AEC industry, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner in US and across Europe, continues its expansion worldwide and is delighted to announce the launch of GRAITEC Advance 2018, providing unrivalled modelling and design software solutions to the AEC and Fabrication markets.
With more than 50,000 customers around the world, Graitec has continuously strived to provide first-rate advancements for innovative software solutions. The recent launch of its new and upgraded 2018 release is no exception, proving they are still top of their game in terms of providing more efficient simulation and fabrication solutions to top-level Construction, Architecture, Engineering and Building Design companies worldwide.
The construction industry is facing a new era of changes where the collaboration on BIM projects will be the key for success. The 2018 release enhances a set of new functionalities which help the user to apply a streamlined structural workflow sharing intelligent BIM data between Autodesk products (Revit®, Advance Steel, BIM 360®) and Graitec products (Advance Design®, BIM Designers®, PowerPack®) and automating modelling, analysis, design, detailing and fabrication tasks.
Several improvements come with this new Graitec Advance 2018 release:
Structural Analysis, Design and Detailing:
The GRAITEC Advance suite also enhances a new version of Advance Workshop, the Graitec MIS solution for Steel Fabricators with a focus on new functionalities to give the workshop manager complete control over every stage of production:
All those new tools are applicable to a large variety of projects, covering all the AEC and Fabrication markets.
This is just a brief outline of the new release; further detailed information can be found here:
Joseph PAIS, GRAITEC Product Director comments: “Connected BIM Structural workflows are now a reality that is delivering newfound accuracy and performance. To make the transition to those connected workflows successful, we are convinced that the AEC industry is in need of an innovative technical solution which fits with different workflows for data exchanges. Our Graitec Advance 2018 delivers adaptive and innovative technology which enhances multi-user workflows, relying also on the Autodesk Ecosystem. Our software can easily communicate with Autodesk Revit®, Autodesk Advance Steel® and benefit from the Autodesk BIM 360® platform to visualize and manage all projects and associated documentations in the cloud.”
Manuel LIEDOT, GRAITEC CEO adds: “In the new era of construction, our customers expect more than just design or detailing tools. They have understood BIM and want collaborative tools working smartly together, helping to better design projects, helping to anticipate and solve issues before they happen in real life, automating repetitive tasks, sharing information with other project staff members, monitoring and keeping track of all changes. This is the main reason why Graitec is building its solutions in the Autodesk Ecosystem and why Graitec is both an Autodesk Solution Associate and a Platinum partner.
March 31th, 2017 – 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.”
March 2016 – GRAITEC is excited to announce that today over 1000 downloads of its Revit® and Advance Steel apps and add-ons was reached on the Autodesk App Store.
GRAITEC apps and add-ons for Autodesk flagship products Autodesk® Revit® and Autodesk® Advance Steel include a comprehensive collection of practical tools that help with everyday tasks, such as password protecting Revit® Families, advanced rebar modelling and detailing for Revit®, and even a building designer for Advance Steel which helps the user create an entire steel building in a few minutes.
Available in multiple languages, GRAITEC apps and add-ons are now attracting the attention of users from all disciplines and from all corners of the globe.
Carl Spalding, Product Strategy Director comments “We already see thousands of downloads directly from our own website, but seeing similar numbers achieved from a platform such as the Autodesk Store, which is directly linked to users across the globe, is very encouraging and enabling us to reach a range of new customers.”
With some apps having only been made available for several weeks, such as the apps and add-ons for Autodesk® Advance Steel, the accelerating rate at which GRAITEC apps and add-ons are being downloaded from the Autodesk Store and by users across the globe is extremely encouraging.
Carl continues “With many more tools planned for future releases and new apps due to be added in the coming months, we expect to see the number of downloads accelerate as more and more users turn to the Autodesk® App Store in search of tools that help them get their projects done quicker.”
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GRAITEC is delighted to announce its file collaboration and interoperability app for Revit, BIM Connect 2016, is now available as a free download directly from the Autodesk Exchange App Store.
This powerful, free extension for Autodesk® Revit® from GRAITEC provides bi-directional, intelligent Structural Building Information Modeling (BIM) model sharing, including the transfer of FEM results data, between GRAITEC Advance BIM Suite (Advance Design, Arch, SuperSTRESS, …) and Autodesk® Revit® Architecture, Autodesk® Revit® MEP, Autodesk® Revit® Structure and Autodesk® Advance Steel products.
Sharing both the geometrical shapes, including dynamic concrete-section mapping to Revit Families, together with analytical FEM results, creates a new pathway of intelligence-driven BIM workflows which assures a more robust ‘platform’ ready to utilize the high-level of automation promised by next-gen BIM technology.
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