1 Deliver steel projects with enhanced efficiency and accuracy.
2 Gain a competitive advantage in your structural designs with faster project delivery using over 60 productivity-enhancing features.
3 Unlock the full potential of Autodesk Advance Steel with PowerPack for Advance Steel, plus benefit from free, expert support to optimize your Advance Steel experience.
Fully integrate Advance Steel, from steel structure modeling or connections to exporting different file formats for fabrication.
Improve the flexibility of your design work with specialized commands and a dedicated user interface. Generate multiple configurations of steel stairs and railings and save them in your own user library.
Design more easily using custom connections between elements such as plates, beams, bracings, purlins, platform covers, or compounds.
Optimize your steel sections earlier in the project and leverage a powerful link to exchange models, including geometry and sections. Easily import, export or synchronize steel BIM models.
Stay ahead of the curve by utilizing the latest features and improvements in your design workflow. Access expert support from GRAITEC and benefit from a wealth of online resources, including help documentation and tutorials.
Using the Powerpack for Advance Steel has enabled our design team to streamline certain aspects of the design process that are not available with the stand-alone version of Advance Steel
Ryan Green, Project Manager, Walker Engineering NW ltd
The Powerpack for Advance Steel is the only way to detail stairs and railings quickly and efficiently. Detailing of stairs and railings generally is much more time consuming in comparison to structural steel, especially when alterations are required. The PowerPack greatly reduces time spent detailing, updating, and making alterations.
Simon Clackett, Partner/Detailer, Stour Engineering LLP
The PowerPack for Advance Steel comes with a large number of modelling tools that aim to boost productivity and accuracy. The user has a set of simple and intuitive commands like Beam Repeated or Beam Continuous that creates straight, and curved/ poly beams. For more complex sections the Corrugated, Castellated, Cellular, or Beam with Openings are the right choice.
PowerPack for Advance Steel extends the standard library with a variety of parametric and intelligent advanced connections: Threaded Rod Connection, Tube to Tube Connection, Purlin Connection, Plates on Profile, Plate for Multiple Bracings, Curved End Plate – Plate & Grating Stiffeners
Platform Cover Creator
Platform Cover Creator is one of the stars of the PowerPack thanks to its versatility. The joint helps to automatically create grating or plate cover based on selected members, and gives the user many possibilities: Create covers even if the contours are not closed, Split covers directly from the joint by beams or by points, Add bolts on edges, Add additional contours
Formats are widely requested by many manufacturers for designing molds or for pricing manufactured parts, the export in IGES and STEP formats completes the PowerPack solution. These types of file formats are helping the user to be more productive when it comes to sending files to third applications for the fabrication process.
Stairs and Railings
Stairs and Railings can be easily customised within the PowerPack for Advance Steel dialogue box. The interface elements offer a consistent structure, which makes it fast and efficient. Users can choose from numerous features and options for stairs & railings configuration, with editable parameters (dimensions, steps, treads, strides, connection types, etc.) to get the required structure.
Based on the GTCX file format, the synchronisation mechanism completes the BIM workflow. The main benefits of the synchronisation mechanism are: Possibility to bring the changes made in the Advance Design model without losing the information already available in the Advance Steel model; Control any detail of the synchronisation process
Confidently design and create detailed tower structures with this reliable, efficient solution for the telecommunications and power transmission industries. A user-friendly interface, combined with a variety of options for geometry and bracing systems, enables custom towers. With options for cross arms, tower tops, geometry, and bracing systems, this comprehensive solution is an essential tool for engineers and designers.
Streamline your batch plotting workflow. Preselect and filter files, control file naming conventions, and manage file selection easily. Working in conjunction with AutoCAD functionality, you can create and save DSD lists, add or remove files, and apply filters based on file type or page size.
Enhance your drawings with stunning stair arrangements that make your railings stand out. Elevate your stair designs with schematic concrete stairs that can easily be used as elements for railings. Your designs will have flexibility using single and multiple flight options, top and bottom landings, exit options, and concrete objects that interact with railings via point and line methods.
Get control over layers utilized and transferred to your drawing output. Activate or deactivate your grids using layers.
Streamline your management of different tread types. Create bespoke tread profiles tailored for welding in the construction of staircase assemblies. Save and retrieve customized profiles in a reference library, along with the original bolt selections.
Make fine adjustments to hole type arrangements in every connection element and supporting beam. These can vary for each beam and connector plate within each segment.
You now have more options for loop end selection, with the flexibility for mitre styles to configure corner elements.