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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...
Rob Merriman

What's New in the Graitec PowerPack for Advance Steel 2021

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The Graitec Powerpack 2021 for Advance Steel has now been released, the Powerpack is Graitec’s extension to Advance Steel which gives users more modelling tools, connections, templates, sections and d...
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Tommy Moussis

Steel Connection Design Reinvented for Advance Steel Users

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One of the main benefits of using Autodesk Advance Steel for steel detailing is the flexibility when conceptualizing, modelling and detailing your steel connections. With the “connection vault” in Adv...
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Yasmin Talbot

Advance Design 2020.2 Now Available on Graitec Advantage

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The 2020.2 Update for Graitec’s Structural Analysis and Design software, Advance Design has now been released and is available to download on Graitec Advantage for all customers. This release comes wi...
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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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