For more than 25 years, GRAITEC has provided to over 40000 worldwide users high performance CAD and engineering software for structural building construction with a continued commitment to exceed the industry's creative design and quality requirements.
With an experienced and professional R&D group, GRAITEC develops 100% of its software and retains control of the entire development cycle.
With the launch of Advance Concrete in 2001, Advance Steel at the end of 2002 and Advance Design in 2005, GRAITEC became the only software provider in the world offering a complete suite of integrated design and detailing solutions for the reinforced concrete, timber and steel construction industries.
Francis GUILLEMARD, CEO of the GRAITEC Group
GRAITEC provides cutting edge technology solutions improving customers’ business activities and design processes. Our innovative BIM (Building Information Modeling) technology automatically dramatically increases user productivity and safety thanks to automation, embedded design and control procedures. Through its capacity of exchanging smart data, GRAITEC Structural BIM Solution also highly facilitates collaboration between construction design, engineering and building professionals for faster, smarter and more effective communication.
- A constant and sustained development life cycle of products
- A global and powerful solution dealing with Structural Modeling, Structural Analysis, Design and Detailing for steel and concrete structures.
- A flexible architecture allowing the software to run on the "standard" AutoCAD® platform or on its own graphics engine (since version 2012 of Advance Steel).
- A simple user-friendly interface
Currently, GRAITEC operates through 14 wholly owned companies and a growing network of more than 40 Value Added Resellers, offering the services of a strong global organization.
- 3rd major software provider for Engineering and Construction industries
- 260 employees, including 100 civil construction engineers and software developers in Research and Development
- Turnover in 2011: 25.9 million euros
- 14 wholly owned companies located in: USA, Canada, France, UK, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia and Singapore.
- A worldwide network of over 40 Value Added Resellers (VAR)
From a French based company to an international group
Francis Guillemard founded GRAITEC with the vision to provide engineering Design Offices with software solutions featuring interactive graphical user interfaces
Launch of 3 design software: Effel (Finite Element Analysis software for concrete, steel and timber), Arche (building simulation and automated detailing software for concrete building) and Melody (2D Steel frame analysis software that features automatic connection design and drawing creation).
Success of these launches allows GRAITEC to become the French market leader.
Creation of GRAITEC Romania
First external Capital investment in GRAITEC (Capital Ventures)
Creation of GRAITEC Inc.. in Canada
Launch of Advance Concrete, an advanced solution for reinforced concrete modeling and detailing in AutoCAD®
GRAITEC becomes UAR (Autodesk Unique Application reseller)
Acquisition of DSC CAD/CAM-Technologien GmbH in Germany. HyperSteel software (Steel
Modeling and Detailing) serves as the technical platform in the development of Advance Steel
GRAITEC SA becomes the operational holding company.
Creation of GRAITEC SARL in France
Launch of Advance Steel, a high end steel modeling and detailing system in AutoCAD®
Agreements with additional distribution partnerships in Russia and Poland
Accelerated growth (+ 270 % between 2005 and 2011)
DSC CAD/CAM-Technologien GmbH becomes GRAITEC GmbH
New partnerships in Europe (Baltic Countries, etc.), in Asia (Philippines, South Korea, etc.) and first customers in Latin America (Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, etc.)
Acquisition of Adris Ltd. in the UK and expansion of the GRAITEC Suite with MILLERCAD (Office layout design)
Acquisition of CivilDesign Inc. in Canada and expansion of the GRAITEC Suite with VisualDesign (Finite Element Analysis software for concrete, steel and timber)
Acquisition of CSI (Computer Service im Ingenieurbau GmbH) in Germany and expansion of GRAITEC suite with CS Statik (static analysis and design) and CS Pons (bridge calculation).
Acquisition of Integer Ltd. in United-Kingdom and expansion of GRAITEC suite with SuperSUITE (steel and concrete design for buildings and bridges). Acquisition of @bc service, a major reseller of CAD solutions for steel construction in France , and creation of a CAD department dedicated to steel construction
Agreements with additional distribution partnerships in India, South Africa, Brazil
Strong development in Asia Pacific area with new distribution agreements signed in China, Malaysia / Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and in Europe in Slovenia, Hungary, Netherlands and in Serbia.
Creation of GRAITEC CJSC, in Russia in partnership with GRAITEC partner/reseller INFARS
Integer Software Ltd. becomes GRAITEC UK
Merger between CivilDesign and GRAITEC Inc. to become one single company: GRAITEC Inc dedicated to the Canadian market
Creation of YellowCAD France, for offering a CAD alternative solution on the French market
New partnerships in Serbia and Croatia and in the USA with the signature of 10 new partnerships
Creation of GRAITEC Asia Pacific in Singapore to manage and support the VARs located in this area
Merger of CSI and GRAITEC GmbH to become one single company: GRAITEC GmbH. New common headquarters in Essen
Acquisition of Trepcad GmbH by Graitec GmbH and extension of the Graitec Suite with Trepcad's software for staircase construction
New partnerships in Australia, New Zealand and South Korea
Acquisition of B&B srl in Italy
GRAITEC celebrates its 25th anniversary as a leading software developer for CAD and structural analysis solutions.
GRAITEC Advance 2012 offers CAD platform freedom (to Advance Steel customers), implements latest European standards (Eurocode 0, 1, 2, 3, 5 and 8), American standards ACI (for reinforced concrete) and AISC (for steel construction).
New agreements signed in India and in the USA