With a passion for building & technology, and how it can make consumers life easier; I am a creative designer with clear strategic vision, strong communication and implementation skills, combined with a passion for delivering optimised design and management projects on time. Within Graitec im focused primarily in the areas of BIM, engineering and new design techniques to support an ever-changing world.
Jonathan Hand

Adding Trusses using Revit Extensions

Adding Trusses using Revit Extensions
The Revit Extensions add-on extends the capabilities of Revit software in key areas, including structural analysis, modelling, reinforcement, interoperability and construction documentation. Using the...
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Creating Advance Steel renders in Fusion360

Creating Advance Steel renders in Fusion360
Do you need to create some quick renders of your Advance Steel projects? If it’s for a client to showcase the project or marketing purposes, then this blog is for you. In the below tutorial video, I s...
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Advance Steel 2018 Hotfix 1

Advance Steel 2018 Hotfix 1
Autodesk have released Hotfix 1 for Advance Steel 2018. The hotfix has concentrated mainly on issues regarding manual dimensioning and labelling, along with some other changes and updates. For a full ...
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Installing the Precast Add-on for Revit 2018

Installing the Precast Add-on for Revit 2018
The new structural precast extension for Revit 2018 now gives users the ability to model and detail precast elements within their Revit projects. In the below video guide, I show how to download and i...
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Add a gradient background to a 3D view in Revit

Add a gradient background to a 3D view in Revit
Did you know that in Revit , you can add a background gradient color to a 3D view?. The gradient will be a blend between the horizon color and the sky or ground color. This can be configured by follow...
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First Look – New ‘Header Beam Connection’ from the GRAITEC PowerPack for Advance Steel 2018

First Look – New ‘Header Beam Connection’ from the GRAITEC PowerPack for Advance Steel 2018
New in the 2018 version of the Graitec PowerPack is the addition of the Header Beam Connection. This new joint allows Advance Steel users to automatically add a connection to their model with dynamic ...
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The strange language of Revit explained!

The strange language of Revit explained!
Having used Revit for several years now, I sometimes forget that the language used within Revit is quite obscure and a bit geeky. For those new to Revit I have created a quick blog explaining 11 key t...
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Structural Analysis Toolkit for Revit 2018

Structural Analysis Toolkit for Revit 2018
Please Note: Autodesk has discontinued this feature in favour of Robot Structural Analysis which is available as part of the Autodesk AEC collection. please visit our Robot Training page for more info...
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Advance Steel for Timber Framing - Adding Beam Packers

Advance Steel for Timber Framing - Adding Beam Packers
Did you know that Advance Steel can also incorporate timber components to the model? In the below video, we show how you can add timber beam packers to structural steel beams. Advance Steel can have a...
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WoodEngine Add-On for Advance Steel 2017

WoodEngine Add-On for Advance Steel 2017
Using the Advance Steel API the guys over at Mitek WoodEngine have developed an add-on for Advance Steel that helps the workflow between timber frame and steel work detailing. The Add-On in Advance St...
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