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Structural design is a very important aspect of engineering and construction projects. This category focuses on Autodesk and Graitec's Structural Design and Analysis software and showcases structural design BIM workflows between CAD and structural engineering software, design software tips, software updates and more...
Sara Santana Herrera

Advance Design: How to Compute the Elastic Critical Load Ratio on a Steel Framework?

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Challenge When analysing the stability of a steel framework, it is important to make the difference between sway and non-sway frames. A frame may be classified as non-sway if its response to in-plane ...
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Nicholas Sanders

How to Manage Connection Groups using Load Envelopes in Advance Design

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When designing a steel structure, we want to group together steel connections which are likely to be of the same fabrication layout. Once grouped we can design for the ‘worst-case’ scenario – ultimate...
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Yasmin Talbot

Time-Saving Keyboard Shortcuts in Advance Design

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As software users, we know that shortcuts make a huge difference in productivity, what can take a few minutes can be cut down to a few seconds just by pressing a few keyboard buttons, especially when ...
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Yasmin Talbot

10 Advantages of Structural Analysis Software - Advance Design

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If you’re a structural engineer, you are probably aware of the many benefits that structural design and analysis software will bring you during the analysis, design and optimisation phase of your stee...
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Nicholas Sanders

Structural Analysis Software – Wall Design Made Easy

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There are many approaches available to help tackle reinforced concrete wall design, some of them easy - some not. However, there are few that allow you to analyse and design continuously without leavi...
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Nicholas Sanders

Advance Design 2020 What’s New: Part 2

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There has been a major advancement in the way Advance Design calculates Seismic and Spectral analysis. With the introduction of a new solver which uses used load dependant RITZ vectors to calculate on...
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Nicholas Sanders

Advance Design 2020 What’s New: Part 1

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With the latest release of Graitec’s Advance Design structural analysis software having just arrived I thought this would be a great opportunity to showcase some of the latest features in Advance Desi...
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Michael Arnott

The New Connection Types For Advance Design Structural Engineering 2019

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The 2019 version of the Graitec Advance Design structural engineering design software includes many enhancements and new features, including the new advanced stability feature, enhanced shape optimisa...
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Michael Arnott

The Advance Design 2019 Shape Optimisation and Improved Steel Design Reports Features Are Fantastic For Structural Design Engineers

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The Graitec Advance Design Structural Design Engineering product is ahead of the field for analysis and design for Concrete, Steel and Timber projects. The brand new 2019 version includes several exci...
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Michael Arnott

The New Advanced Stability Feature For Graitec Advance Design Structural Engineering Design Software Is A Powerful Steel Analysis Feature

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Graitec Advance Design Structural Engineering Design software is the fully BIM compliant Structural Analysis software solution that gives users high quality capabilities for their work with steel stru...
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