GRAITEC Inc. News

GRAITEC Inc. News






12/15/2003

Advance Steel now available and supported in Canada

Advance Steel, one of the most used software tools of the steel construction industry in Europe, is now available and supported in Canada. Incorporating specific features for North America, this software is designed for structural steel design professionals, detailing offices and steel construction companies.

Advance is an affordable intuitive software that accelerates your entire design process within AutoCAD. It is 100% Autocad compliant and does not modify the file format whatsoever thus anyone with Autocad can interact with Advance enabled users. Advance's unique technology empowers standard AutoCAD functions and provides an entire set of tools and objects that turn AutoCAD into a world class professional steel design package without the hassles of a proprietary closed environment...
 

Structural design

 Flexibility is a key feature of Advance. You can import an existing structure from Analysis software (e.g. Graitec's Effel) or quickly build the structure from scratch. The structure, finishing elements or connections can easily be modified as required any time without affecting the workflow.
 From the easily designed 3D model at 1:1 reality scale you create with a few clicks general elevations, erection drawings or nodes for special situations or connection details. The drawings are automatically labelled and/or dimensioned as desired.

Detailing

 Starting either from another designer's AutoCAD file or from scratch you can build up your 3D model with all the tools to ensure consistency with reality.
 Advance provides you with many possibilities for processing beams and plates in addition to providing a wide range of intelligent modifiable standard.
 Drawing production benefits from predefined layouts that are quickly modified to your personal standards. General arrangement drawings and workshop drawings are automatically labelled and dimensioned.
 Advance automatically creates part lists either on the same drawing, on a different sheet, in MS Excel or another software of your preference. All relevant object properties are automatically calculated and updated (weight, length, etc.).
 To ensure consistency with related drawings, lists and NC-files, the built-in Document Manager visually indicates the status of every worksheet and gives you the information necessary to update with a click all the linked project drawings.

A Complete End to End Construction Solution

Advance has two available suites, one for Steel and one for Concrete. With Advance suites you can design highly complex mixed concrete and steel structural projects and create combined drawings within the same file and workspace.
Advance suites provide a one click direct link to Graitec calculation and detailing packages to eliminate work redundancy.
Our structural design software covers most if not all the construction industry's needs but Graitec can quickly adapt or modify the tools to meet proprietary requirements. Please inquire with your local representative.

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