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Advance Steel - March 2013 Newsletter
March 2013 

In this issue, we cover:

  Excellent results for the GRAITEC Group in 2012
  Project of the month: Amphitheater with bandshell
  User testimonial: using Advance Steel on its own platform
  Successful User days: in the UK, Germany and Italy
  Wallpaper of the month
GRAITEC Group announces a +20.3% growth for 2012

GRAITEC, an international developer of 3D BIM Design-Build and Structural Design software for the construction industry, reports a turnover of 30.8 million Euros for the fiscal year ended December 31st, 2012. GRAITEC revenue organically increased by +20.3% compared to 2011. The Advance BIM suite had a +30% increase in turnover and Advance Steel had a +54% in turnover compared to 2011.

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Project of the Month

Architecture office: STALBET-PROJEKT mgr inż. Emil Kubacki
Contractor: City of Piwniczna Zdrój
Location: Piwniczna Zdrój, Poland
Project description: Dismountable bolted steel amphitheater with bandshell, which can be dismantled during the winter period.

Advance Steel Project: Amphitheater with Bandshell, STALBET-PROJEKT, Poland            Advance Steel Project: Amphitheater with Bandshell, STALBET-PROJEKT, Poland

Project description
The project consists in the construction of an open-air amphitheater on the banks of the Poprad river in the city of Piwniczna Zdrój, in Poland.

The main steel structure is designed with different trusses where the upper and bottom chords have different diameters. The various diagonals of the trusses are made of RHS steel sections.

The concrete foundations are designed in a shape of curved footings and the steel structure is erected at site on the top of these foundations with specific chemical anchors.

The amphitheater stage construction can be dismantled for winter.

Advance Steel Project: Amphitheater with Bandshell, INGSTEEL Spol, Poland

Workshop drawing with single parts and assemblies automatically created with Advance Steel

User testimonial: using Advance Steel on its own platform

SAS BOULET BATIMENT, France Testimonial from Maxime Delforge (SAS BOULET BATIMENT, France), daily user of Advance Steel on its own CAD platform

SAS BOULET BATIMENT is a 50-employee company located in the city of Azincourt (north of France) and which is specialized in steel construction. Maxime Delforge, in charge of the 3D modeling at SAS BOULET, explains why Advance Steel – after only few months of use – handled projects of any type and allowed for sub-contracting more efficiently the fabrication of these steel structures thanks to the high-quality drawings and NC-DSTV created automatically.

After a demonstration which proved that the software answered positively to all company’s requests, SAS BOULET BATIMENT acquired Advance Steel in the spring of 2012. More than 6 months later, we can say that several dozens of projects have been modeled in 3D and successfully erected at site. It includes structures of all types going from renovations (like an outside roof in a school made of curved rafters connected on the top of concrete columns already in place) to the conception of industrial buildings (such as food plants) or commercial buildings (different supermarkets and warehouse supporting cold rolled Zed purlins).

User testimonial: using Advance Steel on its own platform        User testimonial: using Advance Steel on its own platform

Maxime Delforge adds: "We do not have any AutoCAD licenses at SAS BOULET BATIMENT therefore I am using Advance Steel on its own platform since my first training day, and I am very happy with it. The software allows navigation with speed in my 3D model displayed in realistic mode, the automatically created drawings correspond to the expectations of our teams at site, and the sub-contractors which fabricate our steel structures can successfully import NC files created with Advance Steel."

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Successful Advance Steel user day in:

The Advance Steel User Day organized by the GRAITEC UK office took place at one of the most prestigious locations in the Midlands - the Branston Golf and Country Club, Burton on Trent in Staffordshire.

The User Day was a big success, with more than 30 attendees battling with snowy conditions to be there! Feedback from the event was extremely positive with everyone looking forward to attending the next UK User Day.

Successful Advance Steel user day in UK        Successful Advance Steel user day in UK

The project winners of the Advance Steel 2012 UK User Competition were also announced and presented with their awards whilst other impressive projects completed by a number of other clients using Advance Steel were also reviewed.

The User days organized by the GRAITEC GmbH team was a great success with more than 180 participants. It was organized in 3 different locations (Da Capo Classic Car Museum in Leipzig, the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf and the Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt) in order to be as close as possible to our customers and users.

The focus was made on the live presentation of the new 2013 release of Advance Steel, but also with interesting project presentations by Advance Steel users and different tips & tricks.

Successful Advance Steel user day in Germany        Successful Advance Steel user day in Germany

Heiko Graf, the CAD Product Line Manager at GRAITEC, also explained the Quality procedures and tools used by GRAITEC to assure a reliable and high performing version.

GRAITEC Italy announces another successful Advance Steel 2013 User Day organized in Padova, a metropolitan city and one of the economic centers of the northeast.

The day helped to give attendees the opportunity to understand in detail the main changes and improvements in the new version of Advance Steel 2013.

Successful Advance Steel user day in Italy        Successful Advance Steel user day in Italy

The day provided an opportunity to discuss and share opinions about the continued expansion of GRAITEC Italy. The opening of a new office in Milan was announced as a demonstration of the rapid development of the Italian market.
GRAITEC wallpapers available for download

Download GRAITEC wallpaper for March:

Download GRAITEC wallpaper for March     Download GRAITEC wallpaper for March
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