Advance Design was specifically developed for industry professionals that require a superior solution for the structural analysis and design of Reinforced Concrete, Steel and Timber structures according to the latest versions of Eurocodes (EC0, EC1, EC2, EC3, EC5 and EC8), North American (ACI / AISC) codes and Canadian codes (A23.3, S16).
Advance Design features include easy modeling, a powerful FEM analysis engine, top-level design wizards, automated post-processing of results and automated detailed reports. Achieve a new level of computer-assisted engineering with Advance Design!
Advance Design boasts a user-friendly interface, characterized by:
Advance Design is part of the GRAITEC Advance software suite and is integrated in a BIM process dedicated to structure design. It also supports model import, export or synchronization with Autodesk Revit®. Using Advance Design, you can also store multiple sets of finite element results within the same model, which will allow you to design certain elements using the Advance BIM Designers, as well as to set up a real effective and secure BIM process.
The GRAITEC BIM Connect plugin supports intelligent model-integration utilizing native products objects or families, thereby seamlessly aligning Revit's descriptive model with its counterpart analytical model in GRAITEC Advance Design or Arche, and corresponding detailed model for bidirectional model sharing and supporting the transfer of analytical data to Revit. It allows model synchronization (retaining the model integrity during design), import/export with main industry recognized formats, fast new material mapping and analysis loads transfer.
Advance Design has a complete library of structural elements, supports and loads. These easily customizable elements adapt to all situations: numerical eccentricities, braces, ties with initial prestressing, etc. The CAD has advanced functions and remains easy to use:
For loadings, climatic and seismic actions generation is also automated:
Wide range of linear element types: pre-stressed cables, ties, gaps, etc.
Advance Design witnessed a great technological evolution, to be able to accommodate the GRAITEC BIM Designers modules, specifically, the three modules for the design of reinforced concrete beams, columns and footings.
Users can continue to design and generate the reinforcement of concrete elements outside Advance Design, or use them completely integrated into the finite element platform:
Advance BIM Designers - Steel Structure Designer integration: with an extensive range of building definitions and tools, this application allows users to configure complete steel structures in seconds.
Steel Structure Designer main features:
The module for connection design according to Eurocode 3, Steel Connection Design, is perfectly integrated into Advance Design and allows the design of the following connections:
This next generation module includes detailed reports for various connection types, including formulae and references to the standards.
Read more about different functionalities of Advance Design in the following articles: