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Powerpack for Advance Steel

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The Graitec PowerPack for Advance Steel is designed to improve everyday work for AEC professionals and help deliver projects with increased productivity and efficiency. As the user-centric extension of Autodesk Advance Steel, the PowerPack extends Advance Steel functionalities by enhancing tools to provide better control and accuracy, ensuring an essential productivity companion throughout the project.

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“Power-Tools” aiming to boost productivity, while enabling a broad variety of fast customizations

Stairs and Railings Designer

Straight Stairs

Straight stair configurations allow users to quickly create differing flight arrangements, depending on height, space, and number of floors. The Stairs module in Graitec Advance PowerPack offers numerous types of straight stairs, using standard frames that can be easily edited and customized based on the requirements.
The straight stair can be designed as:
– One Flight with or without intermediate landing;
– Two Flights with different shapes L, Z, and U;
– Three Flights, Z or U shape;
– With plate or grating landings;
– With opened or close stringers from beams or plates;

Balanced Stairs

Balanced stairs offer versatile possibilities, are quickly configurable, guarantying complete safety, and also, playing an important aesthetic role. This category of stairs is represented by the lack of platforms; instead, the curves are simulated by polygonal steps, connected with the straight ones, an assembly that forms a balanced stair.
The balanced stair can be designed as:
– One Flight
– Two Flights
– Three Flights, Z or U shape;
– With opened or close stringers from beams or plates;

Magic Tree

The ‘Magic Tree’ is a unique feature to the Various Graitec macros that it is embedded within, we see examples of this in the Stairs and in the Railing macros. The Tree is a concept within the macro design, to allow the user to have easier navigation of a complex macrostructure, to allow them multiple access to various elements and sub-elements within the tool.
Few benefits:
– Transfer various parameters between a series of items
– Allows to select a branch within the tree and a different window tab to affect elements only within that branch
– Parent-Child propagation of parameter state
– Flexibility and detail control
– Better interaction and flow
– Etc…

Standard Railing

The Railings module available introduces increased flexibility. The software delivers a professional 3D model display and enables defining new railings on any object, without taking into account the restrictions imposed by the platform, which requires a support beam in order to allow defining a new railing. The module enables defining new railings starting from points, lines, or beams. Features available in the macro:
– Different ending types;
– Split mechanism;
– Fixing lugs;
– Control post positioning one by one;
– Cap plates;
– Multiple connections types;
– Etc…

Infill Panels

The standard railings command comes with an option that will certainly increase the safety, functionality, and aesthetic value of your structures.
Infill panels can be welded to posts or connected through clamps, available in the existing library, or create user-defined fittings. Design an infill panel with the aid of pickets or plates, which can be made of any type of material available, including glass. The transition of the infill panels from straight to slope is beautifully managed, as the panels are automatically shaped accordingly to your needs.
A. Panels made from pickets, for which you can choose between:
– Unframed panel (pickets created between two middle rails)
– Framed panel (pickets created inside a frame)

B. Panels made from plates – two possibilities are also available
– Unframed panel
– Framed panel

C. Panels made from gratings with the same features

Wall Mounted Railing

Wall-mounted railings available in the Railing designer are simple and easy to create. This railing is specially designed to be mounted on a wall, or even on wooden posts.
Wall-mounted railings can be defined in 2 ways:
– by selecting the starting and ending points;
– by selecting a previously created line/polyline.
Due to the unique design, the railing can be positioned at any angle.
Wall-mounted railings have no connection with the treads or with the stringer of the stair; they are connected to the walls they are attached to. The dialog contains parameters for configuring connectors such as:
– Connector type: circular, rectangular, triangular
– Connection type: anchors, bolts, create only holes;
– Connector properties