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GRAITEC Acquires GEOMAP GIS AMERICA’s Autodesk Business Unit

Brièvres, France, November 4, 2019 – GRAITEC, a global leading developer of BIM design and calculation software solutions, and one of the largest Autodesk partners in the world, certified Platinum in Europe and Gold in North America and Russia, announced the acquisition of the GEOMAP GIS AMERICA’s Autodesk business unit. GEOMAP is a major player in the geomatics industry and intelligent information management in North America.

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For GRAITEC, this transaction with GEOMAP is very strategic, for the interaction between BIM and GIS is the foundation of smart cities.

Hugo Michaud, General Manager at GRAITEC Canada, explains: “In the context of continued population and city growth, discussions of climate change and the importance of sustainable buildings, the construction market is really booming.” He continues: “GRAITEC and GEOMAP will be working together to make sure information flows between GIS and BIM. Convergence of information between geomatics and design to construction processes is key. This alliance definitely strengthens GRAITEC’s position as a global leader when it comes to BIM solutions. ”

As a result of this transaction, all Autodesk day-to-day operations such as information requests, new subscriptions & renewals processing, technical support and training, will be managed by GRAITEC. And this is great news for GEOMAP customers, as they will now have access to a new range of products and high quality value-added services, starting with: GRAITEC Advantage service; access to online training, PowerPack for Revit when their Revit subscriptions are purchase or renewed through GRAITEC; as well as a range of services, tailored to AEC and manufacturing professionals’ specific needs.

With its continued growth in Quebec and internationally, GRAITEC stands out with its unrivaled expertise in BIM technologies and project workflows. With thousands of BIMUp consulting projects delivered, the company has a global overview of the needs of all stakeholders involved in a construction project: contractors, architects, engineers, general and specialized contractors, component manufacturers, facility managers…

From now on, GEOMAP customers will benefit from one of the largest pools of professional and technical resources, who share their knowledge and expertise with each other daily, while helping customers throughout the five continents. GRAITEC employs over 550 people, including 200 BIM consultants and 100 programmers.

Danick Venne, CEO of GEOMAP says, “This alliance will allow GEOMAP to refocus our team’s efforts on what it does best: providing intelligent information management through M-Files, our company’s content management solution and all our geomatics solutions that support Autodesk and ESRI technology.

He continues: “After analyzing Autodesk partners in Quebec, we concluded that GRAITEC has the best technical team to support our customers on Autodesk products. By choosing GRAITEC, I know that they are in good hands. That said, GEOMAP will continue to work with GRAITEC on a daily basis to ensure the transition of subscription contracts and customer satisfaction. ”

Finally, Francis Guillemard, Founder and Chairman of the Graitec Group concludes: “Graitec is delighted to welcome GEOMAP’s customers and have them benefit from the group’s technologies (e.g. PowerPack for Revit) and services. With the solidification of our Canadian subsidiary, Graitec continues to strengthen its presence in North America and impose itself more as a key player in the BIM industry. ”

About GEOMAP

GEOMAP GIS America specializes in software solutions and services which integrate the innovative concepts of geomatics and IIM (Intelligent Information Management) for Municipalities and Counties, Facilities Management (FM), Transportation and Network Management sectors since 2000. These solutions, implemented in public and private institutions, key accounts and international projects, make it possible to manage information and data related to the assets and content that an organization wishes to manage. This information can then be processed and queried to obtain results in the form of reports, subject-specific maps, dashboards and more. GEOMAP is also a certified developer of Autodesk and ESRI solutions and is an M-Files, Microsoft and Oracle partner and reseller.

GEOMAP has solid expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) process integration. The solutions we implement are based on a powerful information system that drives applications built on the most advanced geospatial and ECM platforms on the market.

For more information, visit: www.geomapgis.ca

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September 2019 – GRAITEC, a truly international BIM, Design, Simulation, Fabrication and Data Management software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Partner across Europe, Russia, USA & Canada is delighted to announce it will be holding a global BIMUp Digital conference on the 8/9/10th October for it’s customers and potential customers. This unique event will follow the successful core Graitec philosophy of Design – Simulate – Fabricate – Manage with our service offering of BIMUp.

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Graitec’s BIMUp methodology was designed with the foundation of  ‘000’s of successful BIM Implementations across the globe, by breaking down 5 key pillars of BIM:

  • The BIM technology implementation
  • Individual/Personalised training
  • BIM project management
  • BIM standards deployment
  • Collaboration

By adding additional Graitec productivity tools such as Graitec Advance PowerPack for Revit, and full technical support, customers can be safe in the knowledge that partnering with Graitec will provide a clear path for their BIM Journey, enabling them to be up and running quickly and benefit from a successful outcome.

The digital conference, which will be held over 3 days will be in multiple time zones and languages. Graitec will provide learning classes for all aspects of BIM including the latest software technologies, working methodologies and practices. This is a great event for anyone who is looking to enter the BIM arena or is currently using BIM as part of their processes.

Registration is now open and you can register here.

*customers will be personally invited to join.

Says Steve Houlder, Graitec COO: Following on from our European BIM Tours, we have decided to hold the event as a digital conference allowing us to address all of our customers and potential customers with a mixture of live and recorded training and educational classes across the countries we serve. We expect in excess of 3,000 people to attend our sessions, helping people Design, Simulate, Fabricate and Manage their BIM projects. 

Says Manuel Liedot, Graitec CEO: Graitec is committed to help its customers to digitize their processes from early design through to fabrication and construction. The BIM Up digital conference is a fantastic way to serve these projects by addressing our clients in multiple languages and at a time that suits them, delivering tailored content to enable their BIM Journey. I invite everyone who has some interest in BIM to register and attend.

Graitec Announces the Launch of its New Graitec Advance Suite 2020

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:

  • CREATE: 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

Graitec Advance Release 2020

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.

Advance Design Graitec Simulate

Mature and easy to use 3D FEM BIM Structural design and analysis software 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, ...

Function Editor

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...

3D Climatic generator

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...

 Advanced Steel Design functionalities

Embedded Shear Walls design: able to design single or groups of shear walls including seismic forces and all constructive rebar dispositions.

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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

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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.

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Advance PowerpackGraitec Create

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 Revit

PowerPack for Advance 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.

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Advance WorkshopGraitec Fabricate and Graitec Manage

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.

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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.

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

Advance Design
BIM Designers

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 CREATE – SIMULATE – FABRICATE and MANAGE their data in this new BIM world.

 

Graitec Wins Prestigious Autodesk Platinum Award for the Fourth Consecutive Year

February 2019 – GRAITEC, an international BIM, Fabrication and Design software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner across Europe, is delighted to announce winning the  prestigious Autodesk Platinum Award for the fourth consecutive year, for the “Top Reseller in Net Subscription Growth in EMEA” 

Winning an Autodesk Platinum award is a spectacular achievement in a very challenging and hotly contested market place. But managing to achieve this accolade four consecutive years in a row is testament to a business that is clearly focussed on growth through its customer centric approach, not only helping clients achieve their own successes, but also assisting them to maximise the return on their Autodesk software investments. 

Says Steve Houlder, Graitec COO: We were delighted to achieve a Platinum Award for the third-time last year. Being able to achieve our goal for a fourth consecutive year however is huge honour, and one that not only reinforces the chosen path for our strategic growth initiative, but also demonstrates the strength and depth of experience of all the Graitec teams across EMEA who’s commitment, professionalism and focus have helped make this achievement possible once more. 

Says Manuel Liedot, Graitec CEO: The achievement of this award clearly illustrates our determination and commitment to the goal of becoming a leading global BIM provider and principal Autodesk Partner, as we continue to invest in strengthening our teams, our technology and service delivery. 

I would like to congratulate all the Graitec teams involved for their hard work and dedication, as well as thanking all our loyal and new customers around the globe for their continued support. 

Graitec acquires Autodesk VAR Lineis

Bièvres, France, February 2019 – Graitec, an international BIM, Fabrication and Design software developer for AEC, Autodesk® Platinum Partner across Europe and Gold Partner across USA, Canada and Russia announced today that it acquired 100% of the shares of Lineis on Wednesday February 20th. (The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.)

The acquisition of Lineis reinforces the position of Graitec in France where the company is already operating as (1) Autodesk Platinum Partner; (2) software editor of world class standard structural analysis & design software: Advance Design and Advance BIM Designers, Advance Workshop, and Arma+ software; and (3) as service provider and Research & Development partner for engineering offices and manufacturers. Lineis brings with them a team of BIM experts as well as over 30 years of presence and customer commitment in the French market. 

Now with the full support of a major international group, Lineis will gain an extended capacity to deliver a new range of professional services around BIM. This in turn will deliver more value to customers with an extended portfolio of unique complementary products, an example of which, is that all Graitec subscribers to Autodesk Revit receive a complimentary Graitec PowerPack with over 50 bonus tools to increase their productivity.

Lineis will be merged within Graitec France in the coming weeks and both teams will combine their strengths to better serve customers and develop the business of Graitec in France. 

François Tabusse, Lineis CEO comments: “The ambition of Lineis is to consistently offer an unparalleled level of technical expertise. Our dedicated staff is passionately committed to providing quality customer service. We were impressed and immediately attracted by the vision and strategy of GRAITEC and are extremely happy to be part of a truly professional and customer focused company. We are confident the company and our customers are in very good hands.” 

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC President adds: “We look forward to welcoming Lineis customers to the Graitec family and helping them meet today’s industry challenges supported by a strong base of Graitec technology. The Lineis acquisition builds on our existing presence in the French markets and adds an increased depth of experience, while demonstrating our commitment to growth and the delivery of world class solutions, services and support to our expanding customer base.  

About Lineis

The company Lineis started in 1989.

Operating through 3 offices in France, Lineis is delivers first class BIM professional services and technologies to companies who want to improve their design and production process in the AEC space. As an Autodesk Reseller and Autodesk Training Centre, Lineis trains, integrates and consults on all Autodesk Solutions, such as Revit, AutoCAD, 3DSMax and all the Autodesk BIM360 cloud services. Known today for their huge expertise in BIM (Building Information Modelling) helping Architects, Owners, Engineering digitalize their design processes. Lineis advises and helps its customers to successfully achieve their business challenges through innovative solutions and services.

For more information, please visit www.lineis.fr

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