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Advance Design Software by GRAITEC

GRAITEC Software

#Structuralanalysis #Design #BIM

The easiest to use simulation
BIM software for structural engineers

Advance Design is a mature, easy to use FEA/FEM Structural Analysis solution dedicated to structural engineers operating in a BIM environment. It designs any type of structure with any kind of loads, mixing concrete, timber and steel members. It includes major code standards (Eurocodes/North American).

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Advance Design helps structural engineers manage and operate projects better, safer and in a 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


5 Key benefits of Advance Design

Save 20% of time on your structural projects | Applied Software, GRAITEC Group
Empower your FEM/FEA analysis and structural optimization | Applied Software, GRAITEC Group
Open BIM software and fully integrated with Revit and Advance Steel | Applied Software, GRAITEC Group
Easy to learn and use and easy to use | Applied Software, GRAITEC Group
Regular updates, customer-driven enhancements | Applied Software, GRAITEC Group
  • Save time with a complete library of structural elements, advanced wizards and automatic loads generators (climatic, seismic, traffic . . .). Generate automatic reinforcement drawings for beams, columns, footings, walls, shear walls, and slabs.

  • Achieve a new level of computer aided engineering with a powerful multicore FEM engine, post-processing tools and reports.

  • Guarantee the digital continuity of your engineering data with the structural BIM platform of Advance Design.

  • Be more productive super fast! Take your projects to the next level with advanced computational capabilities: non-linear calculation, push over and 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 | Applied Software, GRAITEC Group

5 Ways Technology is Shifting the Structural Engineering Industry in the Next 5 Years

From BIM to cloud computing to AI and machine learning, structural engineering is changing before our eyes. In this whitepaper, you’ll learn how the industry will change over the next 5 years.

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New features in Version 2024

Carbon emission estimations

Your path to designing a more sustainable future just got easier with the new CO2 emission calculator in Advance Design 2024.

Defining carbon factors | Applied Software, GRAITEC Group
Results | Applied Software, GRAITEC Group
  • Assign specific carbon factors to individual materials or structural elements. You control the process by specifying the list of data sets for CO2 estimation.

  • Streamline your workflow with calculation results shown in graphical form and report tables. Track cost and carbon emission graphical results from the Results ribbon.

Cost estimations

Make better choices on structural elements and construction materials with the new Advance Design Cost Calculator. Better assess the economic impact of your design decisions.

Defining unit prices | Applied Software, GRAITEC Group
Results | Applied Software, GRAITEC Group
  • Your decisions can be more straightforward with the dedicated Unit Prices Manager. You control the process with a list of data sets and unit prices.

  • Streamline your workflow with calculation results shown in graphical form and report tables. Track cost and carbon emission graphical results from the Results ribbon.

Enhanced analysis of timber structures by Eurocode 5

Increase your scope of verification with new Eurocode checks. Optimize designs for bearing, notches, compound sections, and timber elements considering deflection.

Design of spaced rectangular sections | Applied Software, GRAITEC Group
Verification of bearing pressure | Applied Software, GRAITEC Group
Verification of beams with a notch | Applied Software, GRAITEC Group
  • Expand your productivity with the design of spaced members using Eurocode 5.

  • Expand your design options by performing additional verification for timber elements according to Eurocode 5. Check compression perpendicular to the grain according to support sizes or on the end supports of a beam.

  • Expand your design options by performing additional verification for timber elements according to Eurocode 5. Check the notch on element ends and verify support of notched beams.

New features in Version 2024.1 Advance Design

Improve your efficiency with the enhancements and improvements in Advance Design 2024.1. Get more productive when designing multi-story buildings; benefit from a quicker visual understanding of critical steel components; create easier-to-read presentations; check your structures according to Canada’s NBC 2020.

Check your structures against Canada's NBC 2020 code. | Applied Software, GRAITEC Group
Get more efficient when designing multi-story buildings. | Applied Software, GRAITEC Group
Save time when defining linear releases. | Applied Software, GRAITEC Group
Produce a safe design with the Reduced Stress Method. | Applied Software, GRAITEC Group
Get a quicker understanding of components at risk. | Applied Software, GRAITEC Group
Create easier-to-read drawings. | Applied Software, GRAITEC Group
  • Take advantage of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) 2020 implemention to optimize your design of buildings according to the latest Canadian code.

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  • Increase efficiency by easily duplicating a level to the top, or copy and paste entire systems from one level to others. New options are available in the contextual menu within the project explorer.

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  • Improve productivity with fewer clicks by using a single command to create linear releases on planar elements, then using for multiple edges.

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  • Produce safe designs by verifying steel members with longitudinal stiffeners using the Reduced Stress Method from the Eurocode 3 standard.

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  • Get a quicker understanding of components at risk by using new Max Work Ratio options to display colorized, easier-to-read results.

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  • Get drawings that are easier to read in design modules by accessing dedicated options to control text height and more.

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DISCOVER WHAT’S NEW IN GRAITEC ADVANCE DESIGN 2025

Discover the exciting new features in the GRAITEC Advance Design 2025 release! Our latest blog post highlights the cutting-edge advancements and enhancements designed to elevate your structural design experience.

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More about Advance Design and BIM workflows

Connect Autodesk Advance Steel to Advance Design for unique BIM Workflow

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.

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Connect Autodesk Revit to Advance Design for unique BIM Workflow

Structural BIM Workflow: Connect Autodesk Revit to Advance Design for unique BIM Workflow. Simply export structural Revit® models to FEM…

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5 ways technology is shifting the Structural Engineering industry in the next 5 years

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Advance Design key features

Discover now how Advance Design can perfectly match your projects.
Our team of experts explains all and if you need a demo, please contact us.

BIM Workflows

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
IFC compliancy
Analytical model management

Modelling/loading

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:
Dynamic views
Level management
Property templates
Multi viewports
Coordinates system (Global, local, user).
Rendering display
3D animation on the model and results

Advanced FEA methods

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
General Buckling
Time Hsitory analysis
Pushover analysis
Construction stages

Concrete Design

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.

Steel and Timber members and connections design

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.

 

Complete your structural analysis with the design modules

Use integrated design modules to make detailed design checks, generate detailed reports and get automatically detailing drawings

Shear Walls

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

RC Slabs

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

Steel Connections

Use the integrated module to design Steel connections from the 3D model and get automatically design reports and drawings

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