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GRAITEC becomes exclusive BIM&CO partner for North American commercialisation of OnFly, the solution to manage and harmonise BIM objects and data

logo onfly BIMandCO

Montreal, July 19th, 2019  BIM continues its strong growth in the world of AEC in Canada and the United States. One of the challenges at the core of BIM is the optimisation of processes, especially those related to BIM objects and data. GRAITEC, international developer of BIM software for the design, simulation, manufacturing and management of data in the AEC industry, Gold Partner in the US and Canada, is pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive partnership with BIM&CO. This partnership aims to market and implement OnFly in North America.

OnFly is the solution that manages, centralises and harmonises BIM objects and data, the BIM project components, in order to accelerate the design of BIM models and to facilitate their update.

Aimed at all actors in a construction project, from the customer to the facilities manager, through the architects, engineers, contractors and manufacturers of building products, the BIM&CO OnFly solution fits perfectly into the GRAITEC BIMup service offer. Hugo Michaud, GRAITEC director states: "This OnFly partnership could not have arrived at a better time. When we support companies in their BIM implementation or optimisation of processes, we need solutions such as OnFly to solve issues related to the management of families, updating model data, customer requirements, etc… It is about saving time for our customers. With OnFly, we not only aid collaboration between teams, but also between partners and their suppliers."

Based on its unique data harmonisation technology, BIM&CO has international and state-of-the-art BIM customers such as ENGIE and GA Smart Building. BIM&CO allows its customers to fully benefit from the value of BIM. As a global player, BIM&CO operates in Paris, Bologna, Madrid, Singapore and Montreal, and more widely through its distributors. "We are delighted to have GRAITEC as a partner; this allows us to continue building a community of specialists to closely support our clients with their issues" states Philippe Joron, VP Sales of BIM&CO.

About BIM&CO

BIM&CO is evolving in the world of digitalisation of construction, especially in BIM, Building Information Modeling. BIM&CO is a SaaS software publisher that offers construction companies and manufacturers solutions for managing and sharing their BIM objects. BIM&CO brings real operational gain by managing all the BIM objects constituting the digital model, such as a database, and ensuring their compatibility with the standards and software of the market. Its "beyond standards" positioning is based on its data harmonization technology and allows customers to fully benefit from the value of BIM: reduce errors, perform calculations quickly, connect and document to better exploit, accelerate and automate exchanges with suppliers, or better choose the products that the project needs.

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Founded in 1986, GRAITEC has established itself in the construction market as a provider of high-value BIM solutions for design, calculation, simulation and manufacturing, and as the third largest global Autodesk® partner in Europe and North America. Operating through 45 agencies in 11 countries around the world, the GRAITEC mission is to support the digital transformation of its customers by offering software, consulting and training solutions in the BIM domain. With 500 employees, including more than 200 BIM consultants, GRAITEC is focused on innovation, and its products are used by more than 500,000 construction professionals around the world.

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Graitec Announces the Launch of its New Graitec Advance Suite 2020

June 2019 – GRAITEC, an international BIM, Simulation, Fabrication and Data Management software developer for the AEC industry, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner across Europe, with new locations in Spain and Portugal joining the group in 2019, adding to our additional locations across the US, Canada and Russia, continues its expansion worldwide and is delighted to announce the launch of the Graitec Advance 2020 suite, providing unrivalled modelling, design & detailing software solutions to the AEC and Fabrication markets.

Graitec Advance offers a set of software extending the life of Autodesk BIM models through the whole workflow, Graitec products are split into 4 sections, to help our customers perform initial concept to fabrication:

  • DESIGN : Using Autodesk products and enhanced with Graitec PowerPacks
  • SIMULATE : Run advanced FEM simulations and optimize your designs according to construction codes
  • FABRICATE : Take design intent through the finished fabricated product and site delivery
  • MANAGE : Manage all your company W.I.P. data and I.P. before collaborating with external CDEs

Graitec Advance Release 2020

With 100 000+ customers around the world, Graitec has continuously strived to provide best in class advancements for innovative software solutions. Graitec Advance 2020 is a major step forward with hundreds of new features on different domains, proving this suite is top of its game for assuring the continuity of the digital information through BIM workflows and providing efficient simulation and fabrication solutions to top-level Construction, Architecture, Engineering and Building Design companies worldwide.

Advance Design Graitec Simulate

Mature and easy to use 3D FEM BIM Structural analysis solution dedicated to structural engineers operating in a BIM environment. It fully designs any type of structure, with any kind of loads, mixing concrete, timber and steel members. It includes major code standards (Eurocodes / North American).

BIM Integration: Advance Design has a deep integration with Autodesk Revit® and Autodesk Advance Steel® with the possibility to import/export/synchronize any 3D geometry. With the release 2020, it’s also possible to store seismic forces and theoretical reinforcement values in Revit®.

Enhanced numerical capabilities: new RITZ method for modal analysis x10 faster, time history analysis with accelerograms, automatic number of eigen modes, full body deformations, ...

Function Editor

Best in class 3D Climatic generator compliant with EN1991-1-4 & ASCE 7-10, usable of any kind of opened structures: trusses, pipe-racks, petrochemical structures, transmission towers, L shapes buildings...

3D Climatic generator

Advanced Steel Design functionalities: graphical definition of constrains for Lateral Torsional Buckling checks, steel optimization based on different criteria’s (weight, height of the section, inertia...), 7 Dof advanced stability solver for any kind of steel sections, new HSS bracing steel connection...

 Advanced Steel Design functionalities

Embedded Shear Walls design: able to design single or groups of shear walls including seismic forces and all constructive rebar dispositions.

Graitec BIM Designers 2020 Graitec Simulate and Graitec Design

The GRAITEC Advance BIM Designers includes a wide range of apps for structural processes that introduce a high degree of design-driven modeling and documentation automation across multiple structural workflows. Those apps are able to run on multiple platforms which include Advance Design, Autodesk Advance Steel® and Autodesk Revit® enabling flexible progressive adoption of intelligent structural BIM workflows.

Graitec BIM Designers – Concrete Series:

    BIM Integration with Autodesk Revit®: RC design and detailing tools able to run in Autodesk Revit® and enrich the BIM 3D model with intelligent engineering data.

    New module to design shear walls, groups of shears walls running inside Advance Design, as standalone or within Autodesk Revit®

    Dedicated Autodesk Revit® module to design reinforced concrete slabs with automatic intelligent bars and fabrics generation.

    Several new rebar detailing functionalities to power-up Autodesk Revit for rebar projects: Automatic bars split, bars and Fabrics schedules, continuous foundations rebar generation...

    Precast beams and corbels

    BIM Designer Concrete Series

    Graitec BIM Designers – Steel Series

      BIM Integration with Autodesk Advance Steel: Steel modelling and detailing tools able to run in Autodesk Advance Steel® and enrich the BIM 3D model.

      New types of connection and new GUI in the BIM Designer Steel connection module: reduced base plate connection, HSS Bracing connection with multiple members.

      New improved Stairs & Railings module including an algorithm to rapidly creates stairs into the user-predefined architectural plan considering all geometrical constrains.

       Graitec BIM Designs Steel Series

      Advance Powerpack Graitec Design

      The GRAITEC PowerPack provides a broad suite of unique commands and functionality to significantly increase productivity when working with Autodesk Revit® or Autodesk Advance Steel®.These practical, every-day utilities focus on speeding up modeling, simplifying family management, predefining annotations and enhanced external data-links for a dramatically improved BIM workflow.

      PowerPack for Autodesk Revit®:

      Several improvements in the BIM Connect module for a better integration between Autodesk and Graitec solutions.

      Among more than 50 daily tools, the release 2020 of the PowerPack for Revit enhance a new Work tracker in Revit able to generate statistics of time spent working on local files by multiple users.

      PowerPack for Autodesk Revit

      PowerPack for Advance Steel®:

      3D PDF export of the model, new tools palette grouping the 29 specific connections, a new special parts manager, new creation criteria’s for platform and floor cover.

      PowerPack for Advance Steel

      Advance Workshop Graitec Fabricate and Graitec Manage

      GRAITEC Advance Workshop is a purpose-built, easy-to-use Steel Fabrication Management Information System (MIS) designed to give steel fabricators complete control over every stage of production. Manage stock, traceability, labour and CNC processes to increase efficiency and reduce costs - ultimately optimizing your total business performance.

      The Graitec Advance suite also enhances a new version of Advance Workshop, the must have MIS solution for Steel Fabricators, especially those involved in BIM workflows, with a brand new CAD pre-processor:

      Smart conversion and object detection from mechanical formats (STEP, IGES, Solidworks®...)

      3D conversion of 2D drawings to recreate the initial geometry.

      Automation of all the parts to be fabricated from a 3D geometry.

      Easier and faster parts processing.

      Graitec Opentree - Cabinet Graitec Manage

      EDM Solution for Contractors, Architects and Engineers delivering a world-class WIP document management system, priding ourselves on unparalleled service and support.

      Graitec purchased Opentree in 2019, and continues its development, adding the international BIM Standard ISO19650 workflows. Customers use Cabinet to manage their W.I.P (work in progress) data management from the start of a project to the release of data to a CDE (common data environment) such as Autodesk BIM360.

      All those new tools are applicable to a large variety of projects, covering all the AEC and Fabrication markets.

      Graitec Opentree Cabinet

      This is just a brief outline of the new release; further detailed information can be found here:

      Advance Design
      BIM Designers

      Our Product specific web pages available from here.

      The release 2020 can be downloaded from here.

      Joseph PAIS, Graitec Product Director comments: “The release 2020 of Advance Design is a major one with hundreds of improvements in different areas such as BIM integration, FEM capabilities, Concrete & Steel design and Fabrication process enhancements. Thanks to those improvements, Advance Design 2020 position itself as being the right tool for professional who want to combine the power and the efficiency of proven simulation and fabrication solutions and BIM Connected workflows”.

      Manuel LIEDOT, Graitec CEO adds: “For over 30 years Graitec has continually helped construction and manufacturing professionals digitize and connect their processes to maximize investment return from software technologies. Graitec Advance 2020 is a major step forward in helping our users to DESIGN – SIMULATE – FABRICATE and MANAGE their data in this new BIM world.

 Graitec announces global partnership with Elmo solutions, to offer CAD/PLM/PDM ERP integration

Bièvres Cedex, April 11, 2019 – GRAITEC, the international BIM, Fabrication and Design software developer for AEC, also Autodesk® Platinum Partner across Europe and Gold Partner across USA, Canada and Russia, announced they will be teaming with Elmo solutions Inc. to provide Agni Link, the award-wining CAD/PLM/PMD-ERP integration to their customers.  

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“For Graitec, this partnership simply is the next logical step.” says Hugo Michaud, Managing Director at Graitec, Inc. He continues: “With Graitec Advance Workshop, we’ve already been helping steel fabricators integrate CAD and MIS, so they have complete control over every stage of production, managing stock, traceability, labor, CNC processes and more. With Elmo solutions, we can help many more of our Engineered-To-Order manufacturing customers, since it interfaces with a plethora of CAD and BIM solutions, such as Revit, AutoCAD, Inventor, and more, plus solutions from other CAD software editors as well.”

Fabrication and Government accounts Sales manager Benoit Lalonde adds: “And, let’s face it: CAD/PDM/PLM-ERP integration is a big, scary step and business owners are weary of sales reps who overpromise and underdeliver. But with Elmo solutions, we feel confident. We are talking rapid ROI. Some solutions are up and running in 30 days or less, with fixed-fee implementation support. We can’t go wrong there!”

As for Elmo Solutions, an alliance with a partner such as Graitec is very strategic. Its President and CAD/PDM/PLM-ERP Data Integration Wizard Ricardo Talbot comments: “Although our solutions have already been deployed in 50 countries worldwide, it’s clear that a partnership with a group such as Graitec gives us far more international leverage. They already have customers who know and trust them worldwide. We can benefit greatly by shortening the sales cycles as Graitec brings us pre-qualified customers.”


About Graitec

Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is an international group helping architecture, engineering, construction and manufacturing professionals successfully achieve their digital transformation by providing BIM and Industry 4.0 software and consultancy. Renowned developer of high-performance BIM applications, Graitec is one of the world’s largest Autodesk partner, certified Platinum in Europe and Gold in North America and Russia.

With 500+ professionals, operating through 36 offices, in 11 countries worldwide, GRAITEC is an innovation focused company whose products are used by more than 85,000 customers. Fourth (4th) local hub in size, the Montreal-based GRAITEC team consists of 35 full-time employees, of which more than half are dedicated to technical support and professional services for Graitec and Autodesk brand software and cloud-based solutions.


About Elmo Solutions

Established in 1979, Elmo Solutions Inc. is a world class leader in CAD/PDM/PLM-ERP data integration, with users in over 50 countries.


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Lynne Deschamps 

Graitec Inc. 

Phone: 514-935-1155 

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Ricardo Talbot 

Elmo Solutions Inc. 

Phone: 418-623-7755


Graitec EMEA Win Autodesk Platinum Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

February 2019 – 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 fourth consecutive year, for the “Top Reseller in Net Subscription Growth in 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 four 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 third-time last year. Being able to achieve our goal for a fourth 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.

Graitec acquires Autodesk VAR Lineis

Bièvres, France, February 2019 – 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% of the shares of Lineis on Wednesday February 20th. (The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.)  

The acquisition of Lineis reinforces the position of Graitec in France where the company is already operating as (1) Autodesk Platinum Partner; (2) software editor of world class standard structural analysis & design software: Advance Design and Advance BIM Designers, Advance Workshop, and Arma+ software; and (3) as service provider and Research & Development partner for engineering offices and manufacturers. Lineis brings with them a team of BIM experts as well as over 30 years of presence and customer commitment in the French market.

Now with the full support of a major international group, Lineis 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.

Lineis will be merged within Graitec France in the coming weeks and both teams will combine their strengths to better serve customers and develop the business of Graitec in France.

François Tabusse, Lineis CEO comments: “The ambition of Lineis 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: “We look forward to welcoming Lineis customers to the Graitec family and helping them meet today’s industry challenges supported by a strong base of Graitec technology. The Lineis acquisition builds on our existing presence in the French markets and adds an increased depth of experience, while demonstrating our commitment to growth and the delivery of world class solutions, services and support to our expanding customer base.

About Lineis
The company Lineis started in 1989. Operating through 3 offices in France, Lineis is delivers first class BIM professional services and technologies to companies who want to improve their design and production process in the AEC space. As an Autodesk Reseller and Autodesk Training Centre, Lineis 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, Owners, Engineering digitalize their design processes. Lineis advises and helps its customers to successfully achieve their business challenges through innovative solutions and services. 

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