June 2019 – GRAITEC, an international BIM, Simulation, Fabrication and Data Management software developer for the AEC industry, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner across Europe, with new locations in Spain and Portugal joining the group in 2019, adding to our additional locations across the US, Canada and Russia, continues its expansion worldwide and is delighted to announce the launch of the  Graitec Advance 2020 suite, providing unrivalled modelling, design & detailing software solutions to the AEC and Fabrication markets.

Graitec Advance offers a set of software extending the life of Autodesk BIM models through the whole workflow, Graitec products are split into 4 sections, to help our customers perform initial concept to fabrication:

  • DESIGN : Using Autodesk products and enhanced with Graitec PowerPacks
  • SIMULATE : Run advanced FEM simulations and optimize your designs according to construction codes
  • FABRICATE : Take design intent through the finished fabricated product and site delivery
  • MANAGE : Manage all your company W.I.P. data and I.P. before collaborating with external CDEs

With 100 000+ customers around the world, Graitec has continuously strived to provide best in class advancements for innovative software solutions. Graitec Advance 2020 is a major step forward with hundreds of new features on different domains, proving this suite is top of its game for assuring the continuity of the digital information through BIM workflows and providing efficient simulation and fabrication solutions to top-level Construction, Architecture, Engineering and Building Design companies worldwide.


Mature and easy to use 3D FEM BIM Structural analysis solution dedicated to structural engineers operating in a BIM environment. It fully designs any type of structure, with any kind of loads, mixing concrete, timber and steel members. It includes major code standards (Eurocodes / North American).

  • BIM Integration: Advance Design has a deep integration with Autodesk Revit® and Autodesk Advance Steel® with the possibility to import/export/synchronize any 3D geometry. With the release 2020, it’s also possible to store seismic forces and theoretical reinforcement values in Revit®.
  • Enhanced numerical capabilities: new RITZ method for modal analysis x10 faster, time history analysis with accelerograms, automatic number of eigen modes, full body deformations, ...

  • Best in class 3D Climatic generator compliant with EN1991-1-4 & ASCE 7-10, usable of any kind of opened structures: trusses, pipe-racks, petrochemical structures, transmission towers, L shapes buildings...

  • Advanced Steel Design functionalities: graphical definition of constrains for Lateral Torsional Buckling checks, steel optimization based on different criteria’s (weight, height of the section, inertia...), 7 Dof advanced stability solver for any kind of steel sections, new HSS bracing steel connection...
  • Embedded Shear Walls design: able to design single or groups of shear walls including seismic forces and all constructive rebar dispositions.

The GRAITEC Advance BIM Designers includes a wide range of apps for structural processes that introduce a high degree of design-driven modeling and documentation automation across multiple structural workflows. Those apps are able to run on multiple platforms which include Advance Design, Autodesk Advance Steel® and Autodesk Revit® enabling flexible progressive adoption of intelligent structural BIM workflows.

  • Graitec BIM Designers – Concrete Series:
    • BIM Integration with Autodesk Revit®: RC design and detailing tools able to run in Autodesk Revit® and enrich the BIM 3D model with intelligent engineering data.
    • New module to design shear walls, groups of shears walls running inside Advance Design, as standalone or within Autodesk Revit®
    • Dedicated Autodesk Revit® module to design reinforced concrete slabs with automatic intelligent bars and fabrics generation.
    • Several new rebar detailing functionalities to power-up Autodesk Revit for rebar projects: Automatic bars split, bars and Fabrics schedules, continuous foundations rebar generation...
    • Precast beams and corbels


    • Graitec BIM Designers – Steel Series

    • BIM Integration with Autodesk Advance Steel: Steel modelling and detailing tools able to run in Autodesk Advance Steel® and enrich the BIM 3D model.
    • New types of connection and new GUI in the BIM Designer Steel connection module: reduced base plate connection, HSS Bracing connection with multiple members.
    • New improved Stairs & Railings module including an algorithm to rapidly creates stairs into the user-predefined architectural plan considering all geometrical constrains.

The GRAITEC PowerPack provides a broad suite of unique commands and functionality to significantly increase productivity when working with Autodesk Revit® or Autodesk Advance Steel®.These practical, every-day utilities focus on speeding up modeling, simplifying family management, predefining annotations and enhanced external data-links for a dramatically improved BIM workflow.

  • PowerPack for Autodesk Revit®:
    • Several improvements in the BIM Connect module for a better integration between Autodesk and Graitec solutions.
    • Among more than 50 daily tools, the release 2020 of the PowerPack for Revit enhance a new Work tracker in Revit able to generate statistics of time spent working on local files by multiple users.

  • PowerPack for Autodesk Steel®: 3D PDF export of the model, new tools palette grouping the 29 specific connections, a new special parts manager, new creation criteria’s for platform and floor cover.


GRAITEC Advance Workshop is a purpose-built, easy-to-use Steel Fabrication Management Information System (MIS) designed to give steel fabricators complete control over every stage of production. Manage stock, traceability, labour and CNC processes to increase efficiency and reduce costs - ultimately optimizing your total business performance.

The Graitec Advance suite also enhances a new version of Advance Workshop, the must have MIS solution for Steel Fabricators, especially those involved in BIM workflows, with a brand new CAD pre-processor:

  • Smart conversion and object detection from mechanical formats (STEP, IGES, Solidworks®...)
  • 3D conversion of 2D drawings to recreate the initial geometry.
  • Automation of all the parts to be fabricated from a 3D geometry.
  • Easier and faster parts processing.

EDM Solution for Contractors, Architects and Engineers delivering a world-class WIP document management system, priding ourselves on unparalleled service and support.

Graitec purchased Opentree in 2019, and continues its development, adding the international BIM Standard ISO19650 workflows. Customers use Cabinet to manage their W.I.P (work in progress) data management from the start of a project to the release of data to a CDE (common data environment) such as Autodesk BIM360.

All those new tools are applicable to a large variety of projects, covering all the AEC and Fabrication markets.

This is just a brief outline of the new release; further detailed information can be found here:

Our Product specific web pages available from here.

The release 2020 can be downloaded from here.

Joseph PAIS, Graitec Product Director comments:The release 2020 of Advance Design is a major one with hundreds of improvements in different areas such as BIM integration, FEM capabilities, Concrete & Steel design and Fabrication process enhancements. Thanks to those improvements, Advance Design 2020 position itself as being the right tool for professional who want to combine the power and the efficiency of proven simulation and fabrication solutions and BIM Connected workflows”.

Manuel LIEDOT, Graitec CEO adds: “For over 30 years Graitec has continually helped construction and manufacturing professionals digitize and connect their processes to maximize investment return from software technologies. Graitec Advance 2020 is a major step forward in helping our users to DESIGN – SIMULATE – FABRICATE and MANAGE their data in this new BIM world.

For further information, please contact:

Dave Talbot


17 Burospace

91572 Bièvres Cedex

Paris, France

Phone: +44 23 8086 8947

E-mail: dave.talbot@graitec.com