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For construction engineers and detailers seeking to improve their productivity and optimize their designs, GRAITEC offers a complete integrated CAD / Design solution for all reinforced concrete and steel construction projects. GRAITEC's solutions are unique in the Engineering and Construction industry.
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NEW - Advance Steel 2014 - Powerful tools for tapered beams for the PEB market
This movie demonstrates how you can easily create a portal frame made of tapered beams and use automatic connections between the different members.
In the tapered beam properties dialog box, the user can choose among many options such as how many segments he wishes to have for this beam, decide if flanges are made of plate or flats...
It is easy to use one of the many connections available in the Connection vault like "Base plate", "Moment end plate", "General bracing", "Clip angle" and apply them on the tapered beams.


NEW - Advance Steel 2014 - Powerful tools for creating weld preparation on beams
This movie demonstrates how you can easily create a bevel cut on any edge of a beam including on round sections.
The beam display types have been enhanced in Advance Steel 2014 so that the bevel cuts remain displayed if you choose the "Standard" representation type. In addition, a new display type is available which shows the beam corners.


NEW - Advance Steel 2014 - Redesigned "Connection vault"
Advance Steel 2014 has a redesigned "Connection vault" providing the option to specify your favorite connections.
In the Connection vault, the joints have been reorganized within the different groups so that you can easily find the right connection to use. It is possible to stretch the dialog to make it bigger or to better see the preview on the right; the dialog can also be minimized to save screen space. The user has access to ta new icon on the right of each connection to add the connection to the new "Favorites" group now available in Advance Steel 2014.


NEW - Advance Steel 2014 - Search filter enhancements
Advance Steel 2014 has nice enhancements for the Search filter. The results are now displayed in a newly designed dialog where you have the list of all found elements.
Then it is very easy to double-click on one of the lines, it zooms directly to the right element which is also marked in red. The user can go to the next found element just by clicking on the next line.


NEW - Advance Steel 2014 - Interact on the orientation of the views on drawings
This movie demonstrates how the user can interact on the orientation of the views displayed on a workshop drawing.
If the user would like to get his drawing but with a different orientation of the main view on it, this is easy to go back to the 3D model, rotate the UCS as desired and then apply again the "Define assembly detailing orientation" and pick the part so that it gets oriented like the current XY plane of the UCS in the model.


NEW - Advance Steel 2014 - Enhancements to the smart dimensions on drawings
Advance Steel 2014 includes enhancements to the smart dimensions on drawings.
This movie demonstrates the powerful behavior of the smart dimensions in Advance Steel on a workshop drawing.
In the example, we show how the drawing of a plate having different polygonal openings "features" can be dimensioned by the user with smart dimensions, and how these dimensions get automatically updated with revision clouds in case of modifications in the 3D model.


Direct link between Advance Steel and BIM Review from AceCAD
GRAITEC and AceCAD offer a direct link so that a 3D model done in Advance Steel can be successfully imported in BIMReview and then StruMIS. This movie demonstrates how users may take advantage of this link by exporting the Advance Steel model to a *.gtcx file format and how this fully detailed model is imported and can be viewed & manipulated like any other BIMReview model.
As you can see with this movie, GRAITEC Advance Steel is fully BIM compliant allowing easy and seamless data sharing with BIMReview for easy project collaboration.

Advance Steel 2013 - Custom connections
Discover how Advance Steel 2013 lets you define your own custom connections (from simple to complex ones) and how you can easily reuse them by inserting them in any of your projects.
Custom connections get even more intelligent if you are using the new bricks which make the modifications much more automatic than ever!

Advance Steel 2013 - Intelligent user dimensions on workshop drawings
With its new "Preferred for manual dimensions" osnap point, the user can choose with precision what to dimension (such as holes, features on the beam, chamfers on the plate, etc.) on workshop drawings (applicable both on single part and assembly drawings) and have automatic updates (with automatic revision clouds if specified) according to the modifications in the 3D model.

Advance Steel 2013 - New purlin hip joints
Advance Steel 2013 provides new automatic connections for connecting purlins to hip and valley rafters.
In the properties dialog box, the user can modify any value such as the center plate or the wing plates and the result is immediately visible in the 3D model.
Thanks to Advance Steel 2013, it is now fast and easy to create such complex connections!

10 minute glance at Advance Steel
This short presentation is an overview of the Advance Steel interface, tools and general workflow. In a few minutes you will have a general idea on how user friendly and comprehensive the package truly is.

Synchronization of an Advance Steel model with Advance Design
An Advance Steel model can be synchronized with the GRAITEC Advance Design analysis software.
This gives users the ability to make as many changes as they want. They can then synchronize their model with the result of the analysis without losing any adjustments (e.g., add, modification, delete) that they made.
This is done with the unique Graitec Transfer Center (GTC), which prompts the user to accept (or reject) the new modifications made to their open model.

Create your building in minutes with Advance Steel
Advance Steel is a complete 3D BIM steel detailing software providing automatic and user-friendly tools for creating the 3D model of your building in the best time.
From the creation of the portal frames to the generation of all cladding profiles, Advance Steel comes with numerous easy-to-use tools for purlins, side rails, automatic connections, stairs, railings and much more!

Create a railing on a beam and connect it with outer tubes
This movie shows how easy it is to automatically create a railing on a beam and to connect it with outer tubes to this supporting beam with Advance Steel.

Discover how you can easily create a gutter formed from a folded plate with Advance Steel!
This movie shows how you can easily create rectangular & polygonal plates for the all the different sides of a gutter and then use an automatic tool to get a gutter formed from a folded plate. As a result, this gutter can be automatically displayed unfolded in the modeling as a preview but also within NC files and workshop drawings for fabrication.

Discover how easy mechanical parts (and other 3rd party models) are fully integrated within your 3D AS model
This movie shows how easy it is to insert a mechanical part and 3rd party models (as special parts with various user properties, such as weight, etc.) in the 3D model, and why Advance Steel is powerful enough to create high-quality workshop drawings and general arrangement drawings showing these mechanical parts. This movie is based on a real project done by our customer Ets J-C Fassler (France).

ARTEC discovers Advance Steel 2012!
Patrice REMACLE, managing director of the engineering office ARTEC (France), explains how he uses Advance Steel daily to study the design of steel construction projects from the initial conception stage using the 3D model to the automatic creation of all related documents.
Mr. REMACLE also explains why he wanted to be associated with the validation of the new 2012 release of Advance Steel by being a beta tester. This gave him access to a pre-released version of Advance Steel 2012 in December 2011 allowing him to get familiar with the new features, and to provide suggestions and comments directly with the product management of the software.

Transfer a 3D BIM model from REVIT Structure 2012 to GRAITEC Advance Steel
This movie shows the successful link between Autodesk REVIT Structure 2012 and Advance Steel, using the GRAITEC free plug-in (available at http://www.graitec.com/en/revit.asp)

Advance Steel 2012 - CAD platform freedom
Advance Steel 2012 includes its own CAD graphics engine and provides the option to use Advance Steel with or without AutoCAD. This movie shows how easy it is to work on either platforms(model courtesy of Stahlbau Ziemann GmbH, Germany).

Stairs and railings automatic creation
Advance Steel has the most comprehensive automated visual macros for the creation of stairs and railings.
See how easy it is to create and modify stairs and railings including the drawing output.

Advance Steel 2012 - New joints for purlins
Advance Steel 2012 provides a set of complete new joints for hot rolled and cold rolled purlins.
These joints can be applied on supporting beams and plates (e.g. cap plate on the top of a column) and offers many options like the creation of stays.

Advance Steel 2012 - Navigation through a 3D model
See how user-friendly and powerful Advance Steel 2012 is to navigate through a complex pedestrian bridge (model courtesy of PKD, Czech Republic).

Spiral stairs macro
Advance Steel 2012 provides new options in the powerful macro which helps users to easily create spiral stairs (with twisted stringers and railings, central column, treads etc.)

Advance Steel 2012 - Joint naming & grouping
This movie shows the new option in Advance Steel 2012 to create joint groups that automatically update according changes to the master joint.

Advance Steel 2012 - New turnbuckle joints
New turnbuckle joints with a complete product range of tension rod and compression strut systems - including DIN turnbuckles and AISC turnbuckles - are available with Advance Steel 2012.

Creating a switch back stair with Advance Steel in few minutes
This movie demonstrates how to create switch back stair in few minutes thanks to the automatic stairs and railing available in Advance Steel 3D BIM steel detailing software

3D curved tubular truss modeling and unwrap drawing presentation
Convert lines and arcs to Advance Steel tubes in one click to speed up the modeling, use automatic joints between curved beams, easily cut and weld all the circular tubes together, and then use a specific drawing style to get the unwrap tube presentation ready for an accurate fabrication.

Modeling of steel bracing connections
See how fast and easy it is to create bracing connections with Advance Steel

Create sheet metal and get it unfolded
Watch how easy it is to create your sheet metal part in 3D with Advance Steel, and get it automatically unfolded and dimensioned on a workshop drawing.

Get your cladding in place around your building
Advance Steel provides automatic tools to define the outside shape of your cladding area, the opening inside this area, and then with a single click you get the cladding profiles in place and precisely cut following your settings. A BOM can be then automatically created to get right quantities and lengths.

Twisted box girder creation
Just create two construction circles, copy a few lines with a polar array copy command, and create some splines from lines to lines.
Then, with the easy-to-use Advance Steel functionality for twisted plate automatic creation, create the four sides of your box girder with a single click!

Multi-user mode to speed up projects

Advance Steel integrates the “Model Share” technology, a major extension to split big projects for several users.
See how easy it is to share a model between several users and how to create drawings.

Multi single part drawings for plates
Advance Steel has automatic tools to create multi drawings for single parts, in this example for plates.

Pressure vessels
See how easy Advance Steel creates pressure vessels.

Create project lists
Advance Steel automatically creates all necessary project lists: Beam list, bolt list, material lists, etc. The default list layouts are easily modified to company requirements.

Free DWF Viewer
Export the Advance Steel model to 3DDWF for viewing and exchange.

Drawing creation
A short demo on the drawing creation process in Advance Steel.

Create a 'Knee Joint'
Advance Steel provides an automatic Knee Joint that connects a beam to a column with end plate and haunch. This demo highlights different connection possibilities for this particular joint.

Joint designed according to EC3 rules
Advance Steel can automatically design common joints according to EC3 (Eurocodes) rules. The joint is immediately checked to the given loads and a design report is created.

Use the AutoCAD Render benefits
A new material in AutoCAD® can be assigned to Advance Steel objects to get a realistic render image.

Create a complex folded plate within a few seconds
Advance Steel provides automatic tools for complex folded plate creation and modifications like holes, openings, etc. Workshop drawings are automatically created with the unfolded shape, dimensions and labels.

Joints designed with Advance engine
Advance Steel can now automatically design common joints. Also, the new Quick Connect feature creates all common joints in a project and designs them according to North American and European norms.