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The Vital Role of Ongoing FEM Software Development and Support for Structural Engineers

22 May 2024Digital Transformation, Structural designLukas

The continuous development of FEM/FEA software, coupled with robust support from providers, plays a critical role in advancing the field…

How Computational Detailing Will Revolutionize Structural Engineering for Future Building Systems

30 April 2024Advance Steel, Computational Design, Structural designCarol Dunn

The digital era presents opportunities for structural design to transcend conventional boundaries and embrace creativity. The intersection of computing, structural…

3 Signs of the Industrialization Era in Structural Engineering

17 April 2024Construction, Structural designLukas

In recent years, prefabrication and modular construction have gained significant traction in the construction industry, offering a plethora of benefits…

Tech Tip: Crane Structures in GRAITEC Advance Design

12 April 2024Advance Design, Structural designCarol Dunn

Engineers tasked with designing and optimizing crane structures require advanced tools for accurate modeling and analysis. GRAITEC Advance Design provides…

A/B Jetty Project – 3D Modeling and Collaboration in Marine Construction

28 March 2024BIM, Collaboration, Construction, Digital Transformation, Structural designCarol Dunn

creativity plus meticulous planning were needed for successful construction in the unforgiving marine environment. Cutting edge technologies, including 3D modeling…

Empowering Structural Engineers in Sustainable Design

16 January 2024Advance Design, Structural design, SustainabilityLukas

while many industries are taking steps towards becoming more sustainable, structural engineering has often been overlooked.

Revolutionizing Structural Engineering: Harnessing Data for Time and Cost Efficiency

13 December 2023Advance Design, Data, Digital Transformation, Structural designCarol Dunn

structural engineers are leveraging data to streamline building information modeling (BIM) workflows, enhance collaboration, make informed decisions, gain valuable insights,…

Remarkable Cable Structures Using Advance Design

30 November 2023Advance Design, Structural designCarol Dunn

Cable structure elements are geometrically nonlinear, and hence we need a nonlinear solver in order to analyze this kind of…

How to retrieve missing details from the Document Manager: 5 scenarios

20 November 2023Advance Steel, Autodesk Software, Structural designJanet Black

Document Manager tip: You can avoid using the "Register Documents to Model" toolset in Advance Steel if your workflow to…

Tech Tip: Easy Mesh Configuration Options in Structural FEA/FEM

22 September 2023Advance Design, Structural designCarol Dunn

The functions offered in the Advance Design surface property sheet enable users to specify mesh configurations to meet each project’s…

Tech Tip: Generate a Table of Forces in Advance Design

14 September 2023Advance Design, Structural designCarol Dunn

With the new "result tables" function in Advance Design 2023 and the subsequent versions of the software, we can now…

Tech Tip: How to Get Seismic Results by Mode in Advance Design

4 September 2023Advance Design, Structural designCarol Dunn

When using Advance Design, in some cases, it is crucial to have seismic results (displacements, forces, stresses, and resulting forces…

How to generate EC3 global imperfections on columns

30 August 2023Advance Design, AEC, Architecture and Engineering, Design, Structural designCarol Dunn

According to EC3, in some cases it is necessary to take into account global imperfections in order to consider possible…

Importing and exporting the system tree in Advance Design

15 August 2023Advance Design, BIM, Graitec, Structural designCarol Dunn

When working in GRAITEC Advance Design, the import/export function saves time during the creation of new models.

Discover Advance Design FEA for Advanced Supports

7 August 2023Advance Design, Construction, Structural designCarol Dunn

In this technical article, modeling using nonlinear supports is investigated and compared to modeling without any nonlinearity occurring at supports.

Geometrical Non-linear Analysis in Advance Design

2 August 2023Advance Design, Design, Structural designCarol Dunn

Advance Design: the modeling and analysis procedure for structures with geometrical non-linearity, using the P-Delta effect as an illustration

Advance Steel Tip: How to Create a 5/8″ Diameter Threaded Rod

25 July 2023Advance Steel, Services & Support, Structural designJanet Black

Step by step instructions for creating a 5/8" (Imperial units) diameter threaded rod in Autodesk Advance Steel.

Saving Time and Effort by Cloning Structural Rebar Drawings

20 July 2023Digital Transformation, PowerPack, Revit, Structural designCarol Dunn

thrilled to introduce the structural industry to a game-changing innovation that promises to revolutionize structural design: Clone Drawings. This feature…

5 Ways Structural Engineering Will Shift in the Next 5 Years

18 July 2023AEC, Architecture and Engineering, BIM, Structural designCarol Dunn

Structural engineering is now seeing tremendous developments in the fields of information technology, computational methods, visualization technologies, and artificial intelligence.

Unmatchable Productivity Boost with Clone ‘Rebar’ Drawings in Revit

26 June 2023Design, PowerPack, Revit, Structural designDaniel Gheorghe

For a productivity boost that is unmatchable, the newest version of PowerPack Rebar Detailing for Revit now offers the Clone…

How to Make the Complex Parts of Your Project Manageable

22 June 2023Advance Design, Structural designLukas

two specialized tools that will help you efficiently design and analyze reinforced concrete elements in BIM

Clone Drawings for Rebar: Revit Functionality Engineers Have Been Waiting For

20 June 2023Drawings, PowerPack, Revit, Structural designDaniel Gheorghe

Now engineers and reinforced concrete detailers can unlock the potential for enhanced efficiency and time savings with a new feature…

2 Powerful Analysis Objects in Advance Design for FEM Analysis

30 May 2023Advance Design, BIM, Graitec, Structural designLukas

See 2 useful and powerful additional analysis objects in GRAITEC Advance Design – FEM analysis software

Tech Tip: Danger Will Robinson! GA Detail Lost in Paper Space!

22 May 2023Advance Steel, Autodesk Software, IT Services, Structural designJanet Black

If your views are being inserted outside the page frame, you may have customized an Imperial template and are using…

Tech Tip: Manage Your Structure with Advance Steel Workplanes

11 May 2023Advance Steel, AEC, Autodesk Software, IT Services, Structural designJanet Black

how to utilize the Advance Steel Project Explorer Workplanes to save time and enhance efficiency by moving elements and attaching…

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