Bièvres, France, September 20th, 2012 - GRAITEC, a major software developer for analysis and detailing software announces the launch of " GRAITEC BIM Connect", a software add-on for Autodesk Revit 2013, assuring a smooth interface with its Structural BIM solution suite: GRAITEC Advance.
In an environment where designers are subjected to increasing pressure for optimizing material and costs, reducing the design time, controlling the risks of implementation and integration of new constraints, particularly related to the environment, the response of software developers, particularly of GRAITEC, must be innovative and efficient.
With GRAITEC BIM Connect, Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 and Autodesk Revit Structure 2013 users quickly connect their Revit models to the GRAITEC Advance suite and then optimize the design of their structures in accordance with U.S. and Eurocode standards, produce effective and error-free general arrangement drawings, fabrication drawings, BOMs, and NC files both for steel and concrete structures.
Specifically designed for engineering firms, design offices, detailers and draftsmen, the GRAITEC Advance suite consists of Advance Design, Advance Concrete and Advance Steel. It provides a complete environment for designing, detailing and creating all design and fabrication documents for reinforced concrete, steel and timber structures.
Manuel LIEDOT, Chief Product Officer at GRAITEC, states: "As an important player of digital modeling in the field of construction, GRAITEC continues to enhance its modeling and automation tools based around the digital model, now commonly known as BIM (Building Information Modeling). This technology associates each real object to its virtual equivalent in the digital model, and thus opens the possibility for users to simulate the behavior of the real structure, automate many processes and better collaborate with partners for increasing efficiency, preventing risks and optimizing costs.
GRAITEC BIM Connect is available as a free download on the GRAITEC website ( www.graitec.com/revit).