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March 3rd, 2021 – GRAITEC, an international BIM, Fabrication, and Design software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner across Europe, is delighted to announce the acquisition of ARKTEC, a Spanish based company that provides Structural Analysis and Project Management products for the AEC Industry to a broad range of clients located across Spain, Portugal, and South America.
Founded in 1985, ARKTEC is headquartered in Madrid with offices in Barcelona, Lisbon and Mexico City, and delivers innovative solutions to thousands of engineers, architects, and building owners. The ARKTEC product portfolio contains (i) high-end structural analysis software (TriCalc) allowing engineers to design any type of structure, (ii) budget and cost estimating software (Gest), and (iii) an ERP dedicated to construction companies (Constructo). ARKTEC also provides consulting, support, and advanced training to all their customers.
GRAITEC is already operating in Spain through its subsidiary 2aCAD (acquired in January 2019). This new acquisition will reinforce the position of the group on the Spanish market, especially on the SIMULATE segment. GRAITEC will combine the strength of TriCalc and its flagship structural analysis product Advance Design to offer engineers the most powerful BIM structural analysis product on the Spanish market.
Manuel Liedot, GRAITEC CEO comments: “I am extremely pleased to welcome ARKTEC customers and staff to the group. We help our customers to digitalize and industrialize their processes in the construction space. We have organized our offering around 4 pillars: CREATE – SIMULATE – FABRICATE – MANAGE. With ARKTEC, we significantly reinforce our SIMULATE segment in Spain and Portugal and we expand it to Latin America where we already offer our FABRICATE solutions.”
Javier Beltran, Manager of GRAITEC subsidiary in Spain (2aCAD) adds: “Graitec's acquisition of ARKTEC, a company of recognized prestige in the structural analysis software sector, represents a fantastic opportunity to offer our clients in Spain, Portugal and Latin America a robust solution in the BIM market. I am very excited about the synergies this brings us. ARKTEC will help us to consolidate our position in Spain, Portugal and to start our journey in South America. I would like to welcome all the ARKTEC staff to the great Graitec family in the Iberian Peninsula”.
Antonio Fernandez Gonzalez, Manager and Founding Partner of ARKTEC concludes: “It is really great news for the entire ARKTEC community, customers, and employees to join a group like GRAITEC, which is one of the top worldwide software publishers in the structural analysis space. I am convinced that we will shortly provide a unique experience to all Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin America structural engineers in the AEC industry looking for a fully BIM compliant structural analysis solution and project management tools”.
Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is an international group (13 countries worldwide – 48 offices) helping construction and manufacturing professionals to successfully achieve their digital transformation by providing BIM and Industry 4.0 software and consultancy. GRAITEC is a developer of high-performance BIM applications as well as an Autodesk Platinum Partner in Europe and Gold Autodesk Partner in North America and Russia. With more than 550 employees including 200 BIM consultants, GRAITEC is an innovation focused company whose products are used by more than 100,000 construction professionals worldwide.
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22nd February 2021 – GRAITEC, an international BIM, Fabrication and Design software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner across Europe and Gold across Canada, USA and Russia, is delighted to announce the acquisition of REDCAGE, a Canadian based company that provides Autodesk solutions for the AEC Industry & Manufacturing industries to a broad range of clients located across Canada.
REDCAGE operating from premises in Ontario, provides consulting, support and training to companies from across a broad range of sectors. This acquisition will further enhance the Graitec position in one of its key markets in North America, adding to its existing operations in Quebec. With recent investment from Apax partners, Graitec continues to show its appetite for expansion to serve customers across North America.
Manuel Liedot, GRAITEC CEO comments: “With this acquisition we invest further into one of the key BIM markets in North America. Redcage is a perfect addition to Graitec: by joining our forces, we will create tremendous value for Architects, Engineers and Construction companies around our CREATE – SIMULATE – FABRICATE – MANAGE strategy”.
Gino Barone, REDCAGE Founder and Managing Partner comments: “By joining Graitec, our customers will further benefit from being owned by a company with a long history in design & collaboration. The Graitec team has the skills and expertise to enable Redcage customers to have access to a wider range of BIM Tools and consultancy".
Kevin Degabriele, REDCAGE Founder and Managing Partner comments: “This exciting news will provide unprecedented opportunities for both our clients and employees. “The vast expertise and additional resources Graitec provides as a Global Autodesk Reseller will compliment Redcage’s consultancy approach to solving our customer’s ever changing business challenges.” Kevin goes on to share that “Graitec’s unique software offering, such as their well known Powerpacks for both the AEC and Manufacturing industry will provide a useful tool chest of solutions for our clients".
Steve Houlder, GRAITEC COO comments: “We look forward to welcoming the Redcage customers & staff to Graitec. Redcage has had a very successful history, we look forward to further enhancing this experience with additional products and services from Graitec".
Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is an international group (13 countries worldwide – 48 offices) helping construction and manufacturing professionals to successfully achieve their digital transformation by providing BIM and Industry 4.0 software and consultancy. Graitec is a developer of high-performance BIM applications as well as an Autodesk Platinum Partner in Europe and Gold Autodesk Partner in North America and Russia. With more than 550 employees including 200 BIM consultants, GRAITEC is an innovation focused company whose products are used by more than 100,000 construction professionals worldwide.
For more information, please visit www.graitec.com
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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!
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.
Navisworks Clashes: users can visualize directly inside Revit, Clashes on Revit models detected by Navisworks. Thus, the workflow starts from Revit models send to Navisworks for launching a clash detection. Then, this test detection must be exported in an XML files to be read by the Powerpack.
This new command is a powerful functionality to export Revit Project and Revit views into multiple target formats in one single step. As Revit natively proposed, our tools propose to users many export format: GbXml, IFC, NWC, DWF, DWFX, DGN, DWG, DXF, SAT, FBX, Image...
Users will be available to select in this dialog box, multiple Revit projects or Revit views, and associate the target format expected. All exported files will be generated in the output folder set.
A new feature enables users to convert all Grids among a Revit Project into Revit symbol, making them visible in a 3D view. By picking one grid, the 3D grids feature will convert all Revit grids and propose user to open a specific Revit view. Grids will be then visible in 3D views, and the level of those ones could be set through native Revit instance parameter of the symbol.
The previous command Move XY was improved in this version, offering some new options to place exactly where you point a selected object. After selecting an object, users will be able to enter exact coordinates where to move or copy the elements and this, according to any system referential existing in Revit.
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:
This new version also comes with many improvements and adjustments considering the feedback received from our users:
We are inviting you to take a quick look at the selected new features and improvements brought to the Advance BIM Designers 2021.
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:
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”.
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:
We are inviting you to take a quick look at the selected new features and improvements brought to the Advance Design 2021.
The Pushover is a method to predict the non-linear behavior of a structure under seismic loads. It can help demonstrate how progressive failure in buildings really occurs and identify the mode of final failure. The advantage of the pushover analysis is that the material nonlinearity and plastic hinging are considered but without the complications of the dynamic behavior.
The Pushover implementation is Advance Design comes with several benefits:
Easy definition of the Pushover analysis available directly from the Project Browser. As soon as you create the Pushover Analyse, the corresponding load cases will be created. Go to the property list and set the right parameters!
Powerful definition of Plastic Hinges, manually or automatically: hinges are available directly from the properties list of elements. Users can define manually the characteristics of those plastic hinges or select the automatic definition based on the geometry for steel elements or based on real reinforcement definition for RC members. Those plastic hinges can be displayed on the 3D model!
Automatic generation of Pushover loads with extensive parametrization capabilities: different types of horizontal loads distributions, loads direction selection, point of application, loads eccentricity (defined by percentage) … After generation, users can control those loads on screen!
Wide range of available results: as with normal static calculations, FEM results such as displacements and internal forces are available. The results can be checked as for the non-linear calculations for each of the subsequent calculation steps. Users can also generate the pushover force-displacement curve and display the graphically the status of the plastic hinges for each loading step. Dedicated results tables are also available in the report generator.
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”.