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.
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.
We are inviting you to take a quick look at the selected new features and improvements brought to the Advance BIM Designers 2021.
Improvements on the RC Beam Module
Improvements on the RC Beam Module
During the generation of the transversal bars of the RC beam, the remaining distance between different spacings in the middle of the span does not allow the stirrups to be distributed at regular intervals using the default incremental step. In this case, different solutions can be used, for example, creating a package with smaller spacing in the middle of the span. The latest version of the module offers the possibility to choose the method of an automatic transversal bar spacing compensation.
A new option allows the user to generate longitudinal support bars on the same layer as assembly bars. This new option offers the possibility to distribute support bars in the cross-section in the same layer as the assembly bars and not in a 2nd layer.
More possibilities to define the position of splice bars: the user can decide if splice bars should be defined on both edge support or only at the left or at the right one. In addition, the value for defining the distance from the face of support where the bottom longitudinal bars are discontinued. A negative value can be entered, which allows that such bars are stopped inside the support.
Longitudinal bars extended over all spans: ore possibilities to define the position of splice bars: a new option allows us to define if the extension of longitudinal bars across all spans applies to all layers or to the first layer only. This option can be set separately for the top and the bottom bars and it is available only if the option for defining longitudinal bars as common for many spans is active.
New settings for multiple links, in case of 4 longitudinal bars, giving the possibility to choose between two types of layout for the stirrups:
- Nonsymmetric - with one additional stirrup in the middle linking two longitudinal bars.
- Symmetrical - two stirrups connecting three longitudinal rods each.
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”.