GRAITEC Group News
GRAITEC launches the 2.1 version of its new generation structural analysis software: "Advance Design"
Paris, the 1st of February 2007 - GRAITEC, European developer of structures simulation and general arrangements drawings software for the construction engineering, launches the new 2.1 version of "Advance Design". Conceived for the design offices and construction companies, Advance Design is a finite elements analysis software, specialized in the modeling, calculation and dimensioning of reinforced concrete and steel structures.
Integration of 2 new design modules: "Concrete Design" and "Steel Design"
2.1 version of Advance Design includes:
The user may also define its own "design objects" and give them specific names (i.e.: column, beam, rafter, purlin...). Each of these objects share the common design properties (concrete quality, concrete cover, cracking.... for reinforced concrete or deflection criteria, buckling lengths, lateral-torsional buckling lengths... for steel structures). This concept significantly simplifies the modeling process and speeds up the structure optimization.
GRAITEC Advance: a global CAD / Analysis suite
Advance Design belongs to GRAITEC Advance software suite, which also includes a program dedicated to the general arrangement drawings production for the steel structures (Advance Steel) and another one designed for the creation of construction drawings (Advance Concrete).The three programs work together in a coherent manner, being capable of exchanging information in real time. For example: after having modified a section created by the engineer in Advance Design, the detailer is notified by Advance Steel or Advance Concrete. He may therefore decide to accept the modification in the software currently used and thus update all his drawings.