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Latest News From Graitec

Please check back from time to time to ensure you keep up to date on what's happening in and around Graitec.

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

Total CadThe 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 that 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 GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit® is now available on the Autodesk Exchange App Store. GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit®is packed with a wide range of powerful tools and utilities that deliver increased productivity and efficiency for Revit® users across all industries and is free to Graitec current subscription customers.

The Autodesk Exchange App Store (also accessible from within the Autodesk product) is an extensive online market place for third-party add-ons and extensions to Autodesk products.

GRAITEC Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit® is available as a free trial and to purchase as a 12 month desktop subscription from the Autodesk Exchange App Store. 24 and 36 month subscription options can be purchased directly from GRAITEC.

Click here for more Graitec Advance PowerPack for Revit information.

Perpetual License Discontinuation of Autodesk Design and Creation Suites

Important Perpetual License Update!

Following on from the announcement earlier in the year that Autodesk will be discontinuing perpetual licences for individual software products, Autodesk announced that their next step will be to transition the remaining majority of Autodesk's product portfolio, to an entirely subscription-based offering.

After July 31st 2016 Autodesk will no longer be selling perpetual licences of most Autodesk Design and Creation Suites.

Last day to purchase a NEW perpetual license for:

Most individual desktop software products - 31st January 2016

Autodesk Design and Creation Suites & additional individual desktop software products - 31st July 2016

For more information contact your local Graitec office today.

Update to Perpetual Licence Changes Offer!

Important Offer Update!

Available for a limited time only - 7th August 2015 to 23rd October 2015.

- Save up to 10% off a perpetual new license SRP when purchased with a 3‐year Maintenance Subscription agreement.

- Customers with an eligible 2005‐2015 perpetual license can save up to 25% when they purchase a new 3‐year Desktop Subscription or 15% when they purchase a new annual or 2‐year Desktop Subscription.

Contact your local Graitec branch for more information.

The way you buy your Autodesk software is changing...

Important information for all Autodesk customers & prospects:
New perpetual licenses of most individual Autodesk products will not be available for purchase after 31st January 2016. Existing perpetual licenses can continue to be used and kept up-to-date with an active Maintenance Subscription.

Over the next two years, Autodesk will be gradually transitioning new software purchases to Subscription based options only.  In the first phase of this transition, after 31st January 2016, new seats of individual software products will only be available via pay-as-you-go Desktop Subscription options.

You will, however, be able to continue using your existing perpetual licenses.  For software that is on Maintenance Subscription, you will receive ongoing updates and retain access to your benefits by keeping your Maintenance Subscription current.

Special savings are available for a limited time*:

  • Up to 20% off a new perpetual license SRP when purchased with a 3-year Maintenance Subscription**.
  • Up to 25% off new Desktop Subscription SRP (annual, 2 or 3 year) for customers who have a 2005-2015 perpetual license***.

There’s never been a better time to choose what works best for your budget, your people, and your projects.
Get access to the latest Autodesk software, licensing rights, and support with Autodesk Subscription.

 To help reduce any impact to your business, we recommend taking some time now to understand and evaluate your options ahead of the change.  Please feel free to contact your local Graitec branch to discuss this change further with a member of our team.

* Terms & conditions apply.  Offers available from 7th May 2015 - 24th July 2015.
**20% off Autodesk’s suggested retail price (SRP) for a new perpetual license of AutoCAD LT and AutoCAD family products, selected Autodesk individual products and Autodesk Design and Creation Suites when purchased with a three-year Maintenance Subscription.
***Customers buying a one-, two-, or three-year Desktop Subscription of eligible AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD family products, selected Autodesk individual products or Autodesk Design & Creation Suites will receive 25% off Autodesk’s regular suggested retail price; this is equal to paying the full suggested retail price for 9 months only while receiving 12 months of Desktop Subscription benefits per annual term purchased. Offer available to customers owning perpetual licences of qualifying old releases of eligible software products.

Full product list, details and restrictions can be found at www.autodesk.co.uk/promoofferconditions.
Cannot be combined with Major Account pricing, Government pricing, Employee Purchase program or any other discounts.