If you are a professional in the AEC industry, Graitec PowerPack for Advance Steel is the right add on for you! With over 15 years experience on Advance Steel, Graitec has designed this set of tools to improve your everyday work and help you deliver projects with increased productivity and efficiency.
As a user-centric powerful extension of Autodesk Advance Steel, the PowerPack extends Advance Steel functionalities by enhancing tools to provide better control and accuracy. Each new functionality is created to reassure you have an essential productivity companion.
Expertly localized, the PowerPack for Advance Steel introduces tools for automating modeling tasks, new connections, new types of Stairs and Railings, new BOM and drawing templates, the ability to create a variety of new section types such as cellular and corrugated beams, as well as a wide range of Cold Rolled suppliers' profiles and parametric connections which adapt to the supplier profile.
Besides the productivity tools, the managing ones are offering a higher control of your files and smooth up the workflow between Advance Steel and Graitec software, so you can have a great BIM experience.
With all our software solutions we offer a Graitec Advantage Maintenance Contract. This maintenance contract is the solution to perpetuate your investment with the following benefits:
All product updates and upgrades are available during the term of the agreement. These updates can be minor or major versions.
By phone, e-mail, or remote access our dedicated team will assist you for all your questions around our solutions simplifying your daily tasks.
Access to a dedicated customer portal with a personal user account. Tutorials, documentations, downloads are available in this area.
Multi Joint Edit
Change or update similar joints in a single command.
Create and manage castellated beam supplier catalogs.
PowerPack for Advance Steel extends the standard library with a variety of parametric and intelligent advanced connections.
Special Part Manager
Based on the user input, the manager assembles different special parts, which can be used subsequently, in specific joints.
Threaded Rod Connections
Create a rod with round or square cross-section between two elements (beams, plates, gratings) or points.
Create single or double purlin connections with plates, add folded plate connections for cold-rolled purlins or add additional sections inside the Omega Purlin to form a bolted connection.
Tube to Tube Connection
Create a connection between 2 tubes with holes and weld positions.
Creates patterns of bolts/anchors/holes/shear studs, which are non-uniformly spaced
Plate for Multiple Bracings
Creates a polygonal, circular or rectangular gusset plate between two or more bracings.
Curved End Plate
Create a welded or bolted curved plate connection
Cold Rolled: Anti-Sag
Wide range of connections (Side Rail and Roof - Anti Sag, Sag Rod and Tube, Apex Tie Anti Sag and Sag Rod), for main cold rolled suppliers in Europe.
Cold Rolled Joint: Non-Continuous Purlin
Cleat from plate or angle. Stays can be also created
Cold Rolled Joint - Single/Double Purlin
Cleat from folded plate, flat, angle or custom profile. Stays and sleeves can be also created.
The Steel Structure Designer incorporates an extensive range of building definitions and tools enabling users to configure complete structures in seconds, from standard building shapes used in industry (platforms, steel halls), to more complex models, such as office buildings or structures with curved roofs, in seconds.
Single-Storey, one bay
Single-Storey, two bays
Single-Storey, multiple bays
Multi-Storey, one bay
Multi-Storey, two bays
Multi-Storey, multiple bays
The Stairs module in Graitec Advance PowerPack is highly versatile, using standard frames that can be easily edited and customized for specific requirements – either it’s a particular building plan or design or even narrow spaces. This tool contains all necessary elements to assemble straight or balanced stairs, with one, two or three flights.
Automatic Stair Design & Ergonomics
Automatically determine the rise, going, or a number of treads, all within stairway requirement ranges, and assuring the overall stair’s geometry. The graphical results indicate if the stair is comfortable or not.
Choose a landing support structure, by adding ribs or a frame or even extend stringers to boundaries, in order to split the landing plate.
There are plenty of tread types to choose from, to complement the stair’s functionality: standard or folded plate treads, with closed or open risers, grating treads with endplates, or even special parts to accommodate treads from different manufacturers.
Straight Stairs – One flight
Straight Stairs – Two flights
Straight Stairs – Three flights
Balanced Stairs – One flight
Balanced Stairs – Two flights
Balanced Stairs – Three flights
The Graitec Railings module introduces increased flexibility to extend work results. The software delivers a professional 3D model display and enables defining new railings starting from points, lines or beams.
Cut rails in accordance with the indicated post or wall bracket, for further welding, mechanically assembling with internal joints (tube to tube connection) or user-defined external sleeves.
Different Ending Types
Set a generous range of extension shapes at the rail’s ends, independently configuring the start and end, having also the possibility to add cover components like cap plates.
Various rail components can be added or customized from a specialized manager, when using bought-ready supplier assemblies: key clamp systems, glass clamps, wall rail brackets, ending caps.
The module enables defining new railings starting from points, lines, or beams.
Ball Post Railings
Ball Post Railings create a railing system based on industry standards or to bespoke configurations.
Double Post Railings
Double post railings are defined according to the length and height of the area where they will be placed.
Wall-mounted railings can be positioned in the left or right part of the reference element.
Key clamp Railings
Key clamp railings are a new alternative to the classic welded rails, which need no welding and no special assembling tools.
The panels can be welded to posts or connected through clamps, available in the existing library, or create user-defined fittings.
Displays the fabrication status by color in Autodesk Advance Steel.
Import Metal Buildings System files in Graitec Advance PowerPack for Advance Steel.