Software used: Advance Design
Design office: Layher
David Rogerson, from Layher, comments: "We contacted Graitec UK and asked for any info or help with integrating our 3D models with an analysis package.
Advanced Design was a perfect medium between design drawings and modelling in CAD and analysis.
We can import AutoCAD® files easily or very quickly use Advance Design to draw the model, the modelling within Advance Design is far superior to other software available on the market today.
The 3D visuals of the section properties and CAD style drawing is very easy to use and gives fast results.
Layher are always looking to the next step for scaffold design and we believe Advance Design to be just that, a quick, easy to use package that allows simple analysis all the way up to very complex structures.
With the inbuilt EN1991 UK wind and snow load generation we have cut out lots of work, we are able to select the cladding type, be it sheeted or netted and apply the loads and Advance Design builds the load combinations automatically.
Also the technical support from Graitec UK is great, with the option to send the file or desktop sharing, either way we always know we have support "