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GRAITEC launches 'Advance Concrete 8.1', a new version of its software for creating concrete structures in AutoCAD.
Paris, Febuary 7th, 2008 - GRAITEC, a major European developer for simulation and construction drawings launches version 8.1 of Advance Concrete. Developed for design offices and construction companies, Advance Concrete is an AutoCAD® add-on for modeling concrete structures and automatic creation of reinforcement and formwork drawings and bill of materials.
Version 8.1 has several main changes grouped in 3 major areas: creation of 3D parametric reinforcement cages, the rationalization of the reinforcement and optimization of production costs, and interoperability.
|1. Creation of 3D parametric reinforcement cages|
|2. Rationalization of the reinforcement and optimization of production costs|
Advance Concrete 8.1 integrates "GTC" GRAITEC's exclusive technology (GRAITEC Transfer Center). This technology offers:
Import/export data in IFC 2.x3 format
Multiple Advance Concrete users that work simultaneously on the same project and synchronize their models
Synchronization in Advance Concrete of modifications made by engineers in other GRAITEC software (e.g., section changes, addition of structural elements, etc.).
This technology avoids double entry and data loss. It secures projects by minimizing error risks.
A number of other changes not listed here are also available:
Compatible with 32 and 64-bit Windows Vista and 32 and 64-bit AutoCAD® 2008
"Project Settings": a new concept for the centralization of settings. Two advantages: significantly accelerates the configuration of a new project and judicious reuse of saved standards.
New altimetry management. The user can, based on the configuration of the project, opt for a relative leveling or for an absolute leveling based on WCS (World Coordinate System)
New option provided by Advance Concrete: automatic placement of symbols for "Waterstop" type joints
New bar supports library. New functions are available for placing these elements and for direct creation of specific quantitative lists
Management of bar lengths: new rules for arrangement of cuts, consideration of standardized overlaps, coupler placement, etc.
For Evelyne LACROIX, in charge of the design office for TPF Engineering in Belgium: "Since I started using Advance Concrete, there are no longer questions from the construction site about the reinforcement bars. We eliminated bar list errors and we considerably reduced the time spent communicating with the construction site."
|Advance Concrete 8.1 - Reinforcement drawings|
|> Version 8.1 release date:||February 13th, 2008|
|> Compatibility:||32 and 64-bits AutoCAD® 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008|
|> Available in:||German, English, French, Dutch, Czech languages|