Advance Design helps structural engineers to manage and operate projects better, safer and in more cost-effective way!
1 The best-in-class Revit integration
2 Designed by engineers for engineers
3 The fastest adoption for new users: 2 days to be productive
4 Handles multiple elements in a single platform (steel, concrete, timber)
5 Interoperability with Autodesk software, Revit and Advance Steel
Complete library of structural elements, advanced wizards and automatic loads generators (climatic loads, seismic loads, traffic loads…). Generate automatic reinforcement drawings for Beams, Columns, Footings, Walls, Shear Walls and Slabs
Powerful multicore FEM engine, post-processing tools and reports. Achieve a new level of computer aided engineering with Advance Design!
Advance Design acts as a structural BIM platform and guarantees the digital continuity of engineering data.
Take your projects to the next level with its advanced computational capabilities: non-linear calculation, push over, stage calculations.
Stay ahead of the curve by utilizing the latest features and improvements in your design workflow. Access expert support from GRAITEC and benefit from regular software updates.
Advance Design 2024.1 comes with significant enhancements and improvements to improve your efficiency. You can check your structures according to Canada’s NBC 2020 building code, get more productive with the project explorer when designing multi-story buildings, benefit from a quicker visual understanding of critical steel components, and create easier-to-read presentations with more control at your fingertips.
In terms of Modelling, analysing and optimizing the steel structures, Advance Design is a high-end solution that integrates all these processes within the same modern and easy-to-use interface.
Structural BIM Workflow: Connect Autodesk Revit to Advance Design for unique BIM Workflow. Simply export structural Revit® models to FEM…
The basic practice of structural engineering was the same until the rise of finite element analysis-based computing around 50 years…
Discover now how Advance Design can perfectly match your projects.
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Advance Design provides an outstanding BIM experience.
It enables intelligent model-based workflows for Engineers and construction professionals. Advance Design acts as a BIM platform and guarantees the continuity of geometric and analytical data through model transfers all along the design cycle.
Analysis results are also stored in the Digital Model and are part of the BIM process. For instance, they can be used to start a rebar design or a steel connection process directly from Revit.
These options open new disruptive opportunities.
Connected Structural Workflow
Autodesk Revit and Advance Steel integration
Analytical model management
Advance Design is probably one of the easiest to learn and use structural package. Modelling is intuitive thanks to a complete library of structural elements, advanced wizards and automatic loads generators. These easily customisable elements and wizards adapt to any situation: numerical eccentricities, braces, ties with initial pre-stressing, complex loading systems, like:
Coordinates system (Global, local, user).
3D animation on the model and results
Advance Design features a powerful mesh and multicore FEM analysis engine, automated post-processing tools and detailed smart reports, automatically updated after every iteration. Achieve a new level of computer aided engineering with Advance Design:
Advanced mesh capabilities
Non linear analysis
Time Hsitory analysis
Advance Design performs a global reinforced concrete design that computes theoretical and real reinforcement, crack design, interpolated cracked inertia, deflection checks, and more. All these results are available for all elements in detailed reports.
Advance Design modules also provide detailed design intent and reinforcement drawings. Advance Design includes design and detailing modules for the main structural elements: reinforced concrete beams, columns, footings, RC bearing walls and shear walls, RC slabs allowing to go deep into the level of details. Advance Design modules also provide detailed drawings required for the construction site.
Advance Design performs an advanced analysis and optimisation of steel elements and connections according to the selected standards. Design templates, shape and deflection optimisation through automated calculation cycles, a wizard for steel structures and a detailed global report including all design checks and graphical results makes Advance Design a high-end solution to design steel structures.
Timber is getting more and more traction in the construction space, and timber design has become more complex with the application of the Eurocode 5. Advance Design also performs a complete analysis and optimisation of timber elements.
With the integrated design module, you can design RC shear walls or groups of shear walls, generate corresponding 3D rebar cages and get automatically the final drawing
Apply specific methods to design and reinforce a RC slab, using strips method for example, reinforce the element using bars and fabrics and get automatically the final drawing
Use the integrated module to design Steel connections from the 3D model and get automatically design reports and drawings