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GRAITEC acquires Canadian Autodesk VAR PROCAD

Bièvres, France, April 2018 – GRAITEC, an international BIM, Fabrication and Design software developer for AEC, Autodesk® Platinum Partner across Europe and Gold Partner across USA, Canada and Russia announced today that it acquired 100% shares of Procad, Montreal, Canada on Wednesday April 4th . (The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.)

Procad

The acquisition of Procad reinforces the position of Graitec in Canada where the company is already operating as (1) Autodesk Gold Partner; (2) developer and reseller of 2 world standard structural analysis & design software: Advance Design and Advance BIM Designers and Advance Workshop, MIS Solution; and (3) as service provider and Research & Development partner for engineering offices and manufacturers.

Procad brings with them a team of BIM experts as well as over 30 years of presence and customer commitment on the Canadian market.

Now with the full support of a major international group, Procad will gain an extended capacity to deliver a new range of professional services around BIM. This in turn will deliver more value to customers with an extended portfolio of unique complementary products, an example of which, is that all Graitec subscribers to Autodesk Revit receive a complimentary Graitec PowerPack with over 50 bonus tools to increase their productivity.

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.

Procad and Graitec Canada will merge in the coming weeks and both teams will join their strength to better serve customers and develop the business of Graitec in Canada.

Mario Papadopoli, owner of Procad comments: "The ambition of Procad is to consistently offer an unparalleled level of technical expertise. Our dedicated staff is passionately committed to providing 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 truly professional and customer focused company. We are confident the company and our customers are in very good hands.”

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC President 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 Canada 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 player in Canada and strengthens our global BIM technology and service offering.”

About PROCAD
Since 1986, Procad delivers professional services and technologies to companies who want to improve their design and production process. As an Autodesk Reseller and Autodesk Training Centre, Procad trains, integrates and consults on all Autodesk Solutions, such as Revit, AutoCAD, 3DSMax and all the Autodesk BIM360 cloud services. Known today for their huge expertise in BIM (Building Information Modelling) helping Architects, Civil Engineers, Manufacturers digitalize their design processes. www.procadconsultants.ca

Graitec EMEA Win Autodesk Platinum Award for Third Consecutive Year

21/03/18 – GRAITEC, an international BIM, Fabrication and Design software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner across Europe, is delighted to announce winning the prestigious Autodesk Platinum Award for the third consecutive year, for the “Largest Net New Subscription Growth in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)”

Winning an Autodesk Platinum award is a spectacular achievement in a very challenging and hotly contested market place. But managing to achieve this accolade three consecutive years in a row is testament to a business that is clearly focussed on growth through its customer centric approach, not only helping clients achieve their own successes, but also assisting them to maximise the return on their Autodesk software investments.

Says Steve Houlder, Graitec COO: We were delighted to achieve a Platinum Award for the second-time last year. Being able to achieve our goal for a third consecutive year however is huge honour, and one that not only reinforces the chosen path for our strategic growth initiative, but also demonstrates the strength and depth of experience of all the Graitec teams across EMEA who’s commitment, professionalism and focus have helped make this achievement possible once more.

Says Manuel Liedot, Graitec CEO: The achievement of this award clearly illustrates our determination and commitment to the goal of becoming a leading global BIM provider and principal Autodesk Partner, as we continue to invest in strengthening our teams, our technology and service delivery.

I would like to congratulate all the Graitec teams involved for their hard work and dedication, as well as thanking all our loyal and new customers around the globe for their continued support.

About GRAITEC
Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is an international Autodesk Platinum Partner across Europe including an Autodesk Developer Partner and Autodesk AEC Solution Associate, delivering high-performance BIM solutions, bespoke add-ons and apps for Autodesk key AEC platforms.

Operating throughout 38 offices across 11 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 450 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

For further information, please contact:

Dave Talbot
GRAITEC Ltd
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Julio Alfaro joins Graitec as Senior Application Engineer

Julio Alfaro joins Graitec Group

Graitec is proud to announce that Julio Alfaro has joined the firm’s North American office as a senior application engineer.

Recognized throughout the steel fabrication market for his technical expertise, Julio advises clients on national and international BIM matters and specializes in Structural Steel Fabrication. Julio strategically guides clients in their dealings with their BIM challenges, and mandates to win more business, be more profitable and efficient using the latest technology. He also has specific expertise with Autodesk Advance Steel and Autodesk Revit.

Julio’s practice includes helping customers implement, customize, support, and train their employees around the Autodesk BIM portfolio.

“Julio is one of the most impressive BIM Consultant of his generation. His arrival is excellent news for the whole company and for our clients, who will benefit from his surgical approach to BIM and thorough understanding of the workings of the construction industry players with whom they must cooperate,” stated Hugo Michaud, Graitec Inc. Managing Director.

Before joining Graitec, Julio Alfaro was a Senior Technical Sales Specialist at Autodesk, and a Drafting Department Manager at TL Fab.

The entire Graitec team welcomes Julio and wishes him great success.

Graitec is proud to welcome David Naylor to the team as Senior Application Engineer

David Naylor New Hire web

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.

New Graitec Advance Suite 2018 Released

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.

Graitec Advance 2018

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.

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