Advance Concrete is specifically designed for engineers and structural draftsmen looking for a complete and easy to use software completely integrated into AutoCAD®. Advance Concrete automates the creation of formwork plans, reinforcement drawings, bill of materials and NC files.
100% dedicated to reinforced concrete construction
Perfectly integrated into AutoCAD®, Advance Concrete significantly accelerates the initial design phase of buildings by offering detailers and engineers a library of drag and drop structural elements (slabs, beams, columns, walls, foundations), openings (doors, windows, depressions, openings, niches), bars (straight bars, point bars, frames, pin bars, stirrups), materials and standard sections.
Once the model is complete, Advance Concrete generates all construction drawings using a large selection of view production tools, dimensions, locations, symbols and automatic layout functions.
All the necessary tools are provided for fast and efficient modeling. Initial creation of a precise model is important since Advance Concrete will subsequently create all structural and reinforcement drawings from this model. Advance Concrete provides all the specialized functionalities required for the creation of reinforced concrete structures:
- Complete library of structural elements (slabs, beams, columns, walls, foundations)
- Complete library of openings (doors, windows, depressions, floor openings, niches)
- Complete library of hole shapes (rectangular, circular, polygonal)
- Materials and sections libraries
- Levels management tools
Parametric Reinforcement: Advance Concrete enables assignment of parametric reinforcement attributes for each object (beam, column, openings). Reinforcement drawings are then automatically created! The user can also create custom reinforcement templates and associate them to structural elements.
Dynamic Reinforcement: A new technology that significantly accelerates the creation of reinforcement drawings by automating the placement of reinforcement bars and by keeping drawings up-to-date when projects are modified. It rapidly reinforces standard elements (e.g., beams, columns, footings, etc.) by integrating them in their context, as well as element nodes and junctions (e.g., wall/wall or wall/slab connections), and prefabricated elements.
Find out more about the dynamic reinforcement technology
An online tutorial on dynamic reinforcement is also available!
Advance Concrete can work in 2D or 3D depending on the user's preference and the type of structure being modeled. Advance Concrete supports all basic AutoCAD® concepts and functions (snap points, grip points, copy, etc.).
Once the model is completed, the creation of the construction drawing can begin: sections, elevations, foundations drawings, isometric views, total or partial cuts, etc.
Using Advance Concrete's powerful reinforcement tools, the user can quickly generate bars and fabrics and distribute the objects. The software automatically creates material lists and steel ratios.
Advance Concrete provides comprehensive libraries of bars and fabrics and offers the option of creating and storing custom reinforcement objects using the exclusive DYNamic Reinforcement technology. While creating custom reinforcements, the user can modify all bar and fabric properties and see the modifications being applied in real time.
Finally, to further accelerate drawing completion, Advance Concrete offers a large selection of automatic dimensioning and locating tools:
- Associative and dynamic dimension lines
- Interactive locations
- Smart symbols and marking
With Advance Concrete, the user can draw reinforcement objects on:
- AutoCAD® 2D drawings
- Calculated views generated from an Advance Concrete formwork/structural drawing
- Autodesk Architectural Desktop views.
Advance Concrete makes the reinforcement cage conception easier:
- 3D viewer
- Clash check
- Automatic creation of bar lists
Advance Concrete facilitates the creation of paper drawings
- Automation of AutoCAD® paper space
- Simple drag and drop of drawings on the paper
- Views have dynamic properties : scales, rotations
- History of drawings and views (version control)
In addition to creation of construction drawings, Advance Concrete also provides complete structural estimation: volume of concrete, surface of formwork, etc.
In addition to creation of reinforcement drawings, Advance Concrete automatically creates bar lists and NC files according to various standards: aSa, Soul, SteelPac, BVBS, etc.
Assistance: Advance Concrete provides all the learning tools to quickly master its main functions:
- Complete on-line help
- "What's this" function on every tool and object
- Self paced training with a built-in Advance Concrete Learning Program
100% AutoCAD®! Advance Concrete uses Object ARX to its fullest potential. This advanced Autodesk technology provides users with professional objects such as beams, columns, bars perfectly integrated into AutoCAD® on which most standard functions can be applied (copy, paste, extend, trim, stretch, etc.). The native file format of Advance suites is a 100% Autodesk compliant DWG file that may be used on any AutoCAD® station.
GRAITEC is an ADN (Autodesk Application Developer) since 1997 and a UAR (Unique Application Reseller) since 2001.
Advance Concrete integrates the “Model Share” technology - a major innovation allowing splitting big projects in smaller parts, which are then shared and detailed separately by several users simultaneously.
- There is no time loss during the project. Short deadlines are successfully met. The collaborative solution ensures faster modeling, allowing the development of more projects in a shorter time.
- New elements and modified elements are “published” to the database and become available to all other members of the team only when the draftsman issues the command, when the model is complete and correct.
Advance and ADT: a seamless and efficient duo for those tight deadlines!
Using Advance Concrete and Autodesk Architectural Desktop guarantees accelerated and consistent drawing creation!
Architects use Autodesk Architectural Desktop to create, consolidate and transmit building designs and specifications: walls, shapes, aesthetics, environment, etc.
Engineering offices can re-use the architects ADT objects and directly convert them to structural elements. Advance's automated tools analyse the individual objects and global structural stability and then create construction drawings in compliance with local standards.
The engineers can then forward the finished project back to the Architects and/or Construction professionals in a standard .DWG file... All in record time!
Advance Concrete and Autodesk® Architectural Desktop eliminate work redundancy and increase workflow between architects and engineers. As an added bonus: managing a project on both ends becomes a snap!
BIM technology : GRAITEC software interoperability and integration
All Graitec programs can now easily communicate with the new BIM 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!
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