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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.

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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:

  • A new Design Group concept allowing the user to set assumptions, reinforce and detail similar structural members in one shot. This approach allows the user to avoid assumptions/mistakes and to more easily optimize projects.
  • A new Connection module that allows users to design any 2D or 3D connections whatever the geometry or the loading system. The technology is based on an innovative FEM based method.
  • A new Steel Structure wizard allowing the user to model and design steel structures within minutes.
  • More functionalities for Structural Engineers: new US climatic loads generator, new steel decks objects, local bow imperfection management, Slovak Eurocodes appendix..
  • More functionalities for rebar detailers in Revit: views creation, bending schemas in schedules, reinforcement drawing templates, automatic quantities ratios...
  • Tens of additional productivity tools such as a function to clean the architectural background, a tool to automatically join & unjoin geometries, tools dedicated to pipe insulation...

Fabrication

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:

  • New drivers for the new generation of FICEP machines using PNI files format.
  • Improved IFC-IFCXML-XML files import for better communication with different CAD systems.
  • New purchase order system able to enter data directly, to purchase by weight, to close a row with different amounts, to close an order and refuse certain elements...
  • Multi-stock new features allowing the user to manage the stock sorted depending on the different suppliers.
  • Brand new “Feedback Console” to better monitor the fabrication process: mobile devices, 2D barcodes or QR codes, record production time per worker’s name...

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."

May 1st, 2017 – GRAITEC, an international BIM and CAD software developer for AEC, and Autodesk platinum partner in US and across Europe, is delighted to announce the launch of Advance PowerPack for Autodesk Revit 2018, compatible with both Autodesk Revit 2017 and 2018.

GRAITEC is constantly improving its products to provide first-rate productivity tools for its valued customers, and the recent launch of the PowerPack for Autodesk Revit 2018 is no exception to this rule, as it delivers a set of new powerful tools, as well as several improvements to the existing toolset to help boost productivity in Revit. Read more on our Blog.

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March 31st, 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 31st. This will significantly enhance the GRAITEC Group presence especially inside the DACH region and strengthens the European Platinum partnership with Autodesk.

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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 31st 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 GRAITEC
Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is an international Autodesk Platinum Partner across Europe and United States, Autodesk Developer Partner and Autodesk AEC Solution Associate delivering high-performance BIM solutions and bespoke add-ons and apps for Autodesk key AEC platforms. Operating throughout 30 offices across 12 countries worldwide, GRAITEC offers its clients an extensive range of established software solutions combined with the full portfolio of Autodesk products and BIM suites which help address the most demanding projects needs and maximize productivity, efficiency and performance. With 400 employees amongst which there are 200 BIM consultants, GRAITEC is an innovation focused company whose products are used by more than 50,000 construction professionals worldwide.
For more information, please visit www.graitec.com


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

For further information, please contact:

Dave Talbot
GRAITEC Ltd
Riverside House
Brunel Road, Totton
Southampton, SO40 3WX
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)23 8086 8947
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Stephan Banjac
B&L CAD Systemhaus GmbH
Davenstedter Straße 60
30453 Hannover
Germany
Phone: +49 (0511) 41027-0
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Graitec expands its Autodesk global reseller base achieving Autodesk Gold Reseller status in Canada.

GRAITEC, a provider of software and professional services to the engineering, construction, architecture and manufacturing industries, receives Autodesk Gold Partner VAR (value-added reseller) Designation with Architecture, Engineering & Construction and Advanced Structure Specialization in Canada.

"We are very proud to be recognized in Canada by Autodesk for our investment in our people and processes for the Canadian market. We look forward to continuing to assist local firms and organizations with implementing BIM and Construction solutions that help improve the way they plan, design and construct."


Steve Houlder, Chief Operations Officer, Graitec Group.

 

 

Merry Christmas & Holiday Opening Times

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Graitec would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, as well as a prosperous 2017.

Please note that all of our UK office's will be closing for our annual Christmas break on the 23rd December at 5:00pm and will open again on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

Autodesk announce AutoCAD for Mac 2017

After a year of development, Autodesk have confirmed the release of AutoCAD for Mac 2017, which is set to be the best CAD software for Mac users that they have created thus far. Also available in an LT version, the new product contains a range of state of the art new or improved features, including a more intuitive User Interface, easy to control PDF Imports and Autodesk account access. To find out more about this pioneering product, take a look at our AutoCAD for Mac blog post.

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