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Graitec Releases Version 2021 of Advance PowerPack

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!

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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.


Advance BIM Designers 2021 Version Release

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.

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Advance BIM Designers 2021 enhances a lot of new functionalities with high benefits for the end user, articulated around the following main subjects:

  • New GUI allowing easier and much effective data entry.
  • New mechanism for drawings allowing great flexibility in configuring the drawings.
  • New Steel Connections to analyse pipe column base connections.

This new version also comes with many improvements and adjustments considering the feedback received from our users:

  • Generation of minimal constructive reinforcement without calculations,
  • Possibility to verify the provided reinforcement,
  • Bending details on drawings for Walls,
  • Many other adjustments for a better user experience.
  • Quests.

We are inviting you to take a quick look at the selected new features and improvements brought to the Advance BIM Designers 2021.

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”.


Advance Design 2021 Version Release

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:

  • Advanced FEM calculations with the Pushover method implementation.
  • New possibilities for Steel Design, including a possibility for defining super-elements, new steel connections and updates for the North American design codes.
  • New possibilities for the Reinforced Concrete design, including improvements for the Shear Punching verification and a new way for defining drawings on RC modules.
  • New workflows for Design calculations, including the possibility of running the design on a selection of elements, in several steps.
  • Tens of miscellaneous features considering user’s requests.

We are inviting you to take a quick look at the selected new features and improvements brought to the Advance Design 2021.

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”.


Graitec releases version 2021 of its flagship software: Advance PowerPack, Advance Design, Advance Workshop and Graitec Opentree

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.

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.


COVID-19: Thank you letter to our employees, customers and partners

Montreal, 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!

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Hugo Michaud
General Manager, North America

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