Advance Design America : A complete integrated analysis / design software dedicated to engineers

Advance Design - America

Advance Design is a complete integrated analysis / design software dedicated to engineers. It conducts static and dynamic analysis of 2D and 3D structures, from bridges and culverts to buildings and towers.
Advance Design is your in-house construction expert for designing and optimizing steel composite, wood, reinforced and prestressed concrete structures.

A complete integrated analysis / design software dedicated to engineers

Advance Design America : A complete integrated analysis / design software dedicated to engineers

12 modules working on a single platform allow engineers to design and verify all types of structures from bridges and culverts to buildings and towers.

A large database of materials and shapes (steel, composite, wood, reinforced and prestressed con- crete) is integrated. Custom objects can be created and a public or private distribution can be assigned.

Building and truss generators along with ice and wind loads generation on open structures increase the productivity and quality control for consulting engineers.

 

In one click, steel, wood and concrete elements are optimized during the cyclic design process that includes seismic and moving load envelopes along with foundations with or without soil-structure interaction.

The graphic interface along with many view options allow profes-sionals to view results and modify elements in a bidirectional way.

Advance Design America : Procédures détaillées des analyses


Step-by-Step Analysis Procedures

The exhaustive online help supplies step-by-step procedures for all types of analyses: static, timber, steel (composite) and concrete design, prestressed concrete design with construction stages, modal, spectral, linear and non-linear time history analyses, moving load analysis, foundation design, culvert design, abutment, piers and retaining walls. Theoretical approaches are described with references.

Advance Design America : Step-by-Step Analysis Procedures
Advance Design America : Step-by-Step Analysis Procedures
Advance Design America : Step-by-Step Analysis Procedures           Advance Design America : Step-by-Step Analysis Procedures
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12 modules on 1 platform

AMERICAN AND CANADIAN STANDARDS

Static Analysis

Advance Design America : Static AnalysisThis module is fundamental and supports all other modules. It performs 2D/3D static analysis (linear, geometric non-linear and with released members and supports). Beam and plate elements with 6 DOF per node are supported.

Dynamic Analysis

Advance Design America : Dynamic AnalysisRequired Module: Static Analysis
This module performs modal, spectral, linear / non-linear time history and transient analyses.Informationon levels for each seismic directionandinter-story drifts is provided. Calibration of spectral analysis in accordance with selected building code, inelastic & torsional effects are included. Pall friction dampers can be used for non-linear TH analysis.

Steel Design

Required Modules: Static Analysis

Advance Design America : Steel DesignThe cyclic design process optimizes / verifies steel members and bolted connections. Static, dynamic, moving Loads and foundation design results are part of the process. The module also provides capacity design for ductile frames, design briefs, composite beams with construction stages, studs, editable ratio (Esteel / Econcrete) for long-term and short-term effects, and automatic calculation of effective lengths.

Timber Design

Advance Design America : Timber DesignRequired Module: Static Analysis
This module optimizes / verifies wood structures,using a cyclic iterative process.Notches and bearing widths are considered into resistance calculations, correction factors, duration factors, fastenings, sawn timber, glue-laminated and composite, treated wood, incised and fire retardant. Detailed design brief is provided, including resistance of fastenings.

Tower Design

Advance Design America : Tower DesignRequired Modules: Static Analysis and Steel Design


This module verifies / optimizes tower members. It features cable elements with large deflection, ice and wind load generator, specific equations for Kx, Ky and Kz according to bracing types, and graphic results for upright members.

Foundation Design

Advance Design America : Foundation DesignRequired Module: Static Analysis

Geotechnical and structural verification and design of footings with or without soil-structure interaction, rebar placement in shallow foundations. Calculation of bearing capacity. Verification of deep foundations (point bearing and friction), lateral deflection, and design load for pile or group of piles.

Reinforced Concrete Design

Required Module: Static Analysis
Optimizes / verifies rebar placement for continuous beams, columns, shear walls and 2-way slabs. Features: standard, FRP, epoxy coated reinforcing bars and meshes, detailed and editable rebar placement, drawings, crack control, 3D interaction curves and graphic results.

Advance Design America : Reinforced Concrete Design               Advance Design America : Reinforced Concrete Design

Prestressed Concrete Design

Required Modules: Static Analysis, Reinforced Concrete Design, Moving Load Analysis (Bridges)

Advance Design America : Prestressed Concrete DesignFeatures: pre-tensioning or sequential post-tensioning, composite beams, construction stages including4 levels ofprestress,shrinkage-creep effects,effects due to secondary prestress, design of main reinforcing bars and stirrups, prestress losses and gains, stresses and deflections under service loads at each construction stage, ratio of stresses in cables, stress variations due to fatigue, and graphic results.

Generation of Culverts

Advance Design America : Generation of CulvertsModules requis: Static Analysis, Moving Load Analysis andReinforced Concrete Design

Generation of 26 culvert structural models (e.g., slab, footings or pedestals) with design specifications, applied loads and moving loads. Calculation of moving load distribution through the backfill.        

Bridge Evaluation

Advance Design America : Bridge EvaluationRequired Modules: Static Analysis, Moving Load Analysis, and possibly Steel Design, Reinforced / Prestressed Concrete Design

Generation of load combinations and load factors according to inspection level, type of traffic, etc. Live Load Capacity Factor for steel, concrete and prestressed concrete members. Member and cable deterioration are included.

Moving Loads Analysis

Advance Design America : Moving Loads Analysis Required Module: Static Analysis

This module is used to analyze moving loads acting on bridges, overhead cranes or structures supporting mobile equipment. Three truck paths can be specified in one project. A moving load case generator is provided. Results can be integrated into static analysis load combinations.    

Generation of Abutments, Piers and Retaining Walls

Advance Design America : Generation of Abutments, Piers and Retaining WallsRequired Modules: Static Analysis, Foundation Design and Reinforced Concrete Design

Generation of abutment, pier, and retaining wall models with shallow or pile foundation, applied loads, elastic supports and design specifications.



Your project at a glance

With Advance Design, create the 3D model with the Building or Truss generators and use edit functions such as Copy / Paste (translation, mirror, in rotation), Move, Enlarge and Rotate. Create custom selections and graphically apply loads.

Advance Design America : Structural modeling
1. Structural modeling

Advance Design America : Load definition and application
2. Load definition and application

Advance Design America : Load combination generation in accordance with the selected building code
3. Load combination generation in accordance
with the selected building code

Advance Design America : Verify or design the structure
4. Verify or design the structure and view graphical and numerical results.

Advance Design America : Colored design load rates
5. Colored design load rates
Display graphic results and view critical members with the colored legend that represents the design load rates.

Advance Design America : Member design brief with critical load combinations and code provisions.
6. Member design brief with critical load combinations
and code provisions.



BIM technology : GRAITEC software interoperability and integration

Graitec Transfer Center - CAD and Analysis software interoperability


All Graitec programs can now easily communicate with the new GTC format, that allows the exchange of models between applications and also the models synchronization, with no data loss and no need to re-input data!

Export and synchronize with Advance Steel and Advance Concrete for production of fabrication and detailing drawings.

 


Discover how Advance Design is compatible with Autodesk Revit Structure