History of GRAITEC BIM Connect improvements


The following is a list of the latest improvements for the connection between GRAITEC solutions and Autodesk Revit.

Version

Date

Improvements

2014.1 October 15 2013
  • Preliminary mark from Autodesk Advance Steel objects
    Starting with Service Pack 1 of GRAITEC BIM Connect 2014, the preliminary mark of Autodesk Advance Steel objects is transferred through GTCX file.
  • Preliminary mark from Autodesk Advance Steel objects Preliminary mark from Autodesk Advance Steel objects

  • Better models synchronization between Autodesk Advance Steel and Revit
  • Better models synchronization between Autodesk Advance Steel and Revit

  • Stability when exporting big models from Revit
  • Stability when exporting big models from Revit

Click here to read the full documentation about "What's New in GRAITEC BIM Connect 2014 SP1"
2014 June 17 2013
  • Compatibility with Autodesk® Revit® 2014
  • Compatibility with Autodesk Revit 2014 Compatibility with Autodesk Revit 2014

  • The intersected foundations under walls are imported through IFC in the correct position.
  • intersected foundations under walls are imported through IFC in the correct position

  • Improvements at IFC import regarding the concrete walls (position and openings)
  • Improvements at IFC import regarding the concrete walls

  • Features improvements at import of structural elements in Autodesk Advance Steel
  • Features improvements at import of structural elements in Autodesk Advance Steel

  • Steel sections provided from Revit are imported in Autodesk Advance Concrete as user sections through the GTCX file format.
  • Steel sections provided from Revit are imported in Autodesk Advance Concrete as user sections through the GTCX file format

  • Completed the mapping database with Australian sections
  • Completed the mapping database with Australian sections

Click here to read the full documentation about "What's New in GRAITEC BIM Connect 2014"
2013 February 12 2013
  • Speed improvement regarding plates import. The import time of the models into Autodesk Revit has decreased by almost 50% due to the fact that the method of importing plates was changed.
  • Speed improvement regarding plates import

  • Correct rotation and offset for curved beams
  • GRAITEC BIM Connect: Correct rotation and offset for curved beams

  • Curved foundations are successfully imported.
  • GRAITEC BIM Connect: Curved foundations

  • Bent walls can be imported using any format: GTCX or IFC.
  • GRAITEC BIM Connect: Bent walls

  • Curved walls can be imported using any format: GTCX or IFC.
  • GRAITEC BIM Connect: Curved walls

  • Beam holes, used in different situations, are transferred using any format: GTCX or IFC.
  • GRAITEC BIM Connect: Beam holes

  • Polygonal features for plates, created in Autodesk Advance Steel, are transferred through GTCX in Autodesk Revit.
  • GRAITEC BIM Connect: Polygonal features for plates

  • GRAITEC BIM Connect keeps the justification of the walls created in Autodesk Advance Concrete or Autodesk Advance Steel.
  • GRAITEC BIM Connect: Correct justification for walls

  • Automatic recognition of usual concrete sections. When usual concrete sections (rectangular, circular, square) are imported using any file format (GTCX or IFC), they are automatically recognized by the program and no mapping is require.
  • GRAITEC BIM Connect: Automatic recognition of usual concrete sections

Click here to read the full documentation about "What's New in GRAITEC BIM Connect 2013"
2012.3 November 05 2012
  • IFC import/export from Revit, uses the same application settings in mapping databases as the GTC format – TTPro #1420
  • Sections belonging to the section classes included in Revit templates that are not loaded by default, can be loaded when needed and they can be selected from the available sections list – TTPro #1422 #1423
  • Rotated concrete columns are imported in Autodesk Advance Concrete / Autodesk Advance Steel, using GTC & IFC formats – TTPro #1527
  • Concrete circular columns created in Revit are imported directly in Autodesk Advance Concrete, no manual section assignment is required, with the IFC format – TTPro #1462
  • Better management for slanted columns exported from Revit:
  • • Extensions of slanted columns are imported in GTC & IFC format – TTPro #1528
    • The position of slanted columns connected to walls is kept when imported in Autodesk Advance Steel / Autodesk Advance Concrete, using the IFC format – TTPro #1518
    • The slope of slanted columns is now kept when imported in Autodesk Advance Steel / Autodesk Advance Concrete, using the IFC format – TTPro #1514
    • The orientation of the slanted column’s section is kept when imported in Autodesk Advance Steel / Autodesk Advance Concrete – TTPro #1507 #1415
  • Curved beams created in Autodesk Advance Steel are imported with the correct geometry in Revit, using GTC & IFC formats – TTPro #1414 #1523
  • Curved beams created in Revit are imported with the correct geometry in Autodesk Advance Concrete, using the GTC format – TTPro #1406
  • Curved beams with rotated sections, created in Revit, are correctly imported in Autodesk Advance Steel using the GTC format – TTPro #1407
  • Holes in beams created in Revit are correctly imported in Autodesk Advance Steel, using both GTC & IFC formats – TTPro #1494
  • Cutting features of steel beams (both straight or curved)created in Autodesk Advance Steel are imported in Revit, using the GTC format – TTPro #1472 #1440
  • U and L steel sections with custom offset and mirror settings are imported correctly in Revit – TTPro #1516
  • Slab openings from Autodesk Advance Concrete, of various shapes, are imported in Revit – TTPro #1479
  • Wall openings created in Autodesk Advance Steel are imported in Revit using the GTC format– TTPro #1483
  • Slab openings from Revit are imported in Autodesk Advance Concrete, using the IFC format – TTPro #1311
  • Better management for circular openings, both for Revit and Autodesk Advance Steel/Concrete import:
  • • Circular openings in walls are imported identically (with regard to their dimension and position)when imported in Autodesk Advance Steel/Autodesk Advance Concrete, using the GTC format – TTPro #1399
    • Circular openings in walls created in Autodesk Advance Steel are imported identically (with regard to their dimension) when imported in Revit, using the GTC format – TTPro #1504
    • Circular openings in walls created in Autodesk Advance Concrete are imported in the right position in Revit, using the IFC format – TTPro #1505;
  • Wall position is correct when imported in Arche Ossature, using GTC & IFC formats – TTPro #1378
  • Correct import for Revit continuous footings under a wall contour, using GTC & IFC formats – TTPro #1489
  • The dimensions of isolated footings from Autodesk Advance Concrete are kept at import in Revit, using GTC & IFC formats – TTPro #1458
  • The direction of Revit wall foundations is kept when imported in Advance Design, using the GTC format – TTPro #1512
  • Architectural floors created in Revit are imported in the right position in Autodesk Advance Steel / Autodesk Advance Concrete, using GTC & IFC formats – TTPro #1485
  • Circular slabs created in Revit are imported in Autodesk Advance Concrete, using GTC & IFC formats – TTPro #1486
  • Curved edges of floors and foundation slabs in Revit are imported with the correct shape, for GTC & IFC formats – TTPro #1361
  • Slabs created in Autodesk Advance Steel are imported in Revit with the correct position for their analytical model, for the GTC format – TTPro 1448
  • Better management for analytical models of various types of elements:
  • • The analytical model of walls is correctly imported in Advance Design, using the GTC format – TTPro #1369
    • The analytical model of columns is correctly imported in Advance Design, using the GTC format – TTPro #1367
    • The analytical model of slabs is correctly imported in Advance Design, using the GTC format – TTPro #1347
    • The analytical model of wall foundations under a closed wall contour is correctly imported in Advance Design, using the GTC format – TTPro #1427
  • Thickness of Advance Design plates is imported correctly in Revit, using the GTC format – TTPro #1370
  • Linear support from Revit are imported with the correct coordinates in Advance Design, using the GTC format – TTPro #1496
  • Advance Design walls are imported in Revit with the correct thickness, using the GTC format – TTPro #1383
2012.2 September 07 2012
  • Better fusion between Revit Structure/Architecture and Autodesk Advance Steel through .gtc and .ifc files. The improvements consist in additions and updates for mapping and rotations for a new set of UK sections (UK Universal Beam & UK Universal Columns) and also improvements of import of concrete sections in Autodesk Advance Steel.
  • Better fusion between Revit Structure/Architecture and Autodesk Advance Concrete through .gtc and .ifc files. The improvements consist in import of curved walls, slated columns, wall openings, pile caps and also the mapping window appears only for special sections, while for the usual section the mapping is made automatically.
  • The slanted columns are imported correctly through the IFC file, from Revit to Autodesk Advance Concrete.
  • Curved walls are imported correctly from Revit to Autodesk Advance Concrete, through the GTC format.
  • Walls with openings created with "edit profile" are imported correctly from Revit to Autodesk Advance Concrete, through the IFC file.
  • The pile caps are imported in the correct position from Revit to Autodesk Advance Concrete, through the IFC file.
  • The mapping window appears when special sections are imported, from Autodesk Advance Concrete to Revit, through GTC & IFC files.
  • The mapping window appears only one time when "unknown types" are imported, from Autodesk Advance Concrete to Revit, through GTC & IFC files.
  • Correct priorities for imported concrete sections from Revit to Autodesk Advance Steel, through GTC & IFC files.
  • Concrete wall foundations are imported in the correct position, from Revit to Autodesk Advance Steel, through the GTC file.
  • Concrete elements are imported correctly through the GTC format, from Revit to Autodesk Advance Steel.
  • The beams are imported with the correct Z direction offset from Revit to Autodesk Advance Steel, through GTC & IFC files.
Internal version number: 2.0.4633
3.0.38 July 25 2012
  • Revit 2013 Structure and Architecture compatibility
  • Better fusion between Revit 2013 Structure/Architecture and Autodesk Advance Steel through .gtc and .ifc files. The improvement consists in mapping of sections and materials, rotation and offsets. After mapping, important projects were successfully imported/exported.
  • The following section classes and country from Revit libraries were filled in “GTCMapping2012”:
  • • US Imperial ⇒ Columns & Framing, Steel
    • Canada        ⇒ Columns & Framing, Steel
    • UK                 ⇒ Columns & Framing, Steel
                             ⇒ Columns & Framing, Light Gauge Steel
                             ⇒ Columns & Framing, Corus Steel
  • Better fusion between Revit Structure/Architecture and Autodesk Advance Concrete through .gtc and .ifc files. The improvement consists in mapping of beams, openings, walls and materials. Saw cuts, eccentricities, offsets of the sections are correctly displayed after import/export.
  • The "Add-ins" toolbar for export/import is also available on Revit Architecture 2012 (French version).
  • The sections classes added in the "Profile_Rotation" table are taken into account for import/export in the gtc format from the Revit application
  • Beam rotations given by sloped work planes to beams in Revit is correctly considered in Autodesk Advance Steel when transferring through the GTC
  • Object mirror is taken into consideration when transferring models through the GTC from Autodesk Advance Steel to Revit
  • Saw cuts, beam offsets and beam mirror are correctly exported through IFC
  • Curved beams can be transferred through IFC to Revit
  • Correct material export
  • The IFC files exported from AC are successfully imported in Revit Structure.
  • Exporting SDNF files from Revit requires section mapping
  • Using the gtc file format, wall foundation elements are exported successfully to structural applications
  • Analytical models for walls with top attached is successfully exported to structural applications through the GRAITEC BIM format (works only with Revit 2013)
  • Slabs are correctly exported, via the gtc file format, when they are bordered by parapet walls or slab edges (works only with Revit 2013)
2.0.35 May 03 2012
  • Solved an issue regarding incorrect import of the beams with not-null offset
  • Solved a bug regarding a failed export of a particular concrete floor
  • Solved an issue regarding export of beams having a not-null Z-justification
  • Solved an issue regarding the import of a mirrored beam
2.0.33 March 12 2012
  • Solved a defect regarding incorrect export of the material type in Revit 2012
2.0.31 October 26 2011
  • Revit 2012 Structure and Architecture compatibility
  • A few corrections in miscellaneous cases. Main ones are about slopped beams import and SDNF compliancy
  • Removed the license protection mechanism. Now the GRAITEC BIM Connect Plugin is free
1.0.26 October 20 2010
  • Revit 2011 Structure and Architecture compatibility
  • Rotating and mirroring the profiles as specified by the mapping database
  • Steel plates import / export / synchronization
  • Solved a bug regarding a failed export of a particular concrete slab
  • Solved several bugs regarding some particular steel beams exported from Revit Architecture 2011
1.0.21 June 15 2010
  • Fixes a bug regarding random crashes of sdnf import / upgraded to GTC 3021
1.0.19

March 02 2010

  • Fixes a bug regarding exporting of a Revit model to Advance Design through GTC 1.0.20 - 08 apr 2010 - failed when exporting a model from the customer
1.0.18

February 09 2010

  • Fixes an incompatibility between GRAITEC BIM Connect plugin and Autodesk Advance Steel 2010
  • Added a shortcut to the license utility in Start Menu / Programs / Graitec / Graitec Revit Link
  • The curved beams are exported in GTC format with the correct orientation
  • The floor and wall holes are exported in SDNF
  • Correction of an error at the exportation of steel beams
1.0.17

January 20 2010

Solves issues related to the SDNF export:
  • Floors with circular cut-out can now be exported in SDNF
  • The analytical model was exported for some beams and columns instead of the CAD model
1.0.16

November 27 2009

Corrects the error due to Autodesk Advance Steel not being able to create connections after the installation of GRAITEC BIM Connect.

1.0.15

November 27 2009

Setup modification for Windows® 7 compliancy.

1.0.14

November 16 2009

Solves several issues related to the SDNF export:
  • Channels & angles were being ‘flipped’
  • Columns were rotated by 180°
  • Windows® 7 compliancy logo added
  • Solves installation issues
  • Solves the "Failed to import as model in Revit Architecture 2010" defect
1.0.10

August 04 2009

A setup bug was fixed: crash when launching custom action if Revit Structure and Revit Architecture where not both installed

1.0.9

July 24 2009

FLEX protection added

1.0.6

May 18 2009

Solves issues related to the connection between Autodesk Advance Concrete and GRAITEC BIM Connect:

  • Slab were not exported at the correct altitude
  • Walls shifted by half of their thickness
  • Walls exported as wall openings
  • Incorrect export of curved walls
  • Slab openings were not exported
  • Generate report for missing ramps

1.0.5

March 27 2009

Solves issues related to the connection between Autodesk Advance Concrete and GRAITEC BIM Connect:
  • Piers are exported as isolated footings
  • Incorrect export of slabs composed of many contours
1.0.4

March 25 2009

Corrects the error "Import of the GTC model fails if the user is not an administrator on the machine".

1.0.3

March 06 2009

Solves some defects related to Autodesk Advance Concrete and GRAITEC BIM Connect: slabs outside the model, flattened together, missing slabs and pylons