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Press Release

November 25th, 2014

Adris, MicroCAD and Graitec UK become one company Graitec Limited

Southampton, UK, November 25th 2014 - GRAITEC, an international software developer of BIM*, CAD** and structural analysis solutions across the AEC*** and Manufacturing marketplaces, and also an Autodesk PLATINUM partner, is pleased to announce the coming together of its 3 UK companies, Adris Ltd, MicroCAD Ltd and Graitec UK Ltd into one company GRAITEC LIMITED.

Following on from the acquisition of MicroCAD Ltd earlier this year and the joining of Graitec UK and Adris it has been decided to formalise these companies into one UK entity named Graitec Ltd.

Combining these three companies will enable us to bring resource and the brands together to provide outstanding customer service to all of our clients across the AEC and MFG**** space under one umbrella with the Autodesk Platinum Status. Graitec intends to leverage this successful experience and build on its customer confidence to accelerate BIM adoption and MFG expertise across the UK from 5 sites, with Southampton as the Head Office, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Bradford and Durham.

As a leading specialist in Structural Engineering and BIM technology, Graitec has already started developing complementary productivity tools and add-ons for Autodesk Revit™ to bridge the gap between design and detailing. Autodesk Advance Steel™ and Autodesk Advance Concrete™ will continue under our Autodesk ISV contract. Many productivity tools for Autodesk Inventor™ and Autodesk Vault™ are already available.

Steve Houlder, Graitec Ltd Managing Director adds: "This strategy of Graitec to become one brand and one company servicing the needs of all our clients across AEC & MFG business sectors will allow us to offer best in class service from multiple locations across the U.K. As an Autodesk Platinum partner with multiple accreditations and an Autodesk authorized training centre we feel we can support all of our customers' requirements". It is the culmination of a lot of hard work and we would like to thank all of our customers who have made this possible.

As part of the coming together of 3 brands:
- Adris -
- MicroCAD -
- Graitec UK –

The new website will be All telephone numbers and fax numbers remain the same.

Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is a global organization that develops, distributes, supports and customizes a suite of high performance BIM Solutions for the AEC* industry. GRAITEC's extensive range of established software combined with the full portfolio of Autodesk products and BIM* suites allows customers to address the most demanding projects and to maximize their productivity, efficiency and performance. We hold Autodesk Platinum status in 7 European countries.
With more than 330 employees, Graitec operates in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific through 11 countries and 25 offices. Graitec products are used by more than 40,000 construction professionals worldwide.
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* BIM - Building Information Modeling -
** CAD – Computed Aided Design
*** AEC - Architecture Engineering Construction
**** MFG - Manufacturing

For further information, please contact:

Graitec Ltd
Steve Houlder – Managing Director
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Issued: 02/06/2014

Adris Continues Expansion and Growth in the UK with the Acquisition of MicroCAD

Bièvres, France, May 30th 2014 - GRAITEC, a major software developer and reseller for CAD and structural design solutions for civil engineering and manufacturing has acquired (through its UK Subsidiary Adris Ltd.) MicroCAD, a well-established Autodesk CAD Solutions provider.

Adris Ltd, already a highly respected Autodesk Platinum reseller in the UK supplying design software and services continues to grow its UK base, and through this acquisition aims to perpetuate growth by providing sales, support & consulting services across the whole of the UK via five strategic locations ideally placed to offer the best possible service to its customers nationwide.

MicroCAD Ltd is a full service provider for Autodesk products for the Architectural, Construction Engineering and Mechanical industry markets. With nearly 30 years’ experience, MicroCAD has the in depth knowledge to develop tailored solutions and then supply, install, support and provide training and consultancy services to help its customers achieve maximum results.
As a growing company MicroCAD is already an Autodesk Gold reseller and from this acquisition all of MicroCAD’s customers will benefit from coming under the Adris umbrella of being a Platinum Autodesk reseller offering the very best service and support globally.

Francis Guillemard, CEO and founder of GRAITEC commented "The acquisition of MicroCAD will enable Adris to offer a complete, high-end design and CAD solution to its customers across the UK market from four additional UK locations, as well being able to rely on the expertise of Adris Ltd in the construction engineering markets and its successful customer-oriented approach”.

Steve Houlder, Managing Director of Adris Ltd, stated “The synergies between the two companies will ensure no matter where the customers location they will never be far away from our five strategic locations, and the high level of customer service will allow for continuity of service. By adding MicroCAD, it affirms our position in the UK as one of the foremost providers of Autodesk software and consultancy. We look forward to welcoming all customers and staff into the fold”.

Neil Wright – Sales Director of MicroCAD comments “This is great news for all MicroCAD existing staff and customers. The joining of two of the top UK resellers together will provide an even higher level of service and expertise supporting customers large and small across the whole of the United Kingdom”.

The combined company will have a turnover in excess of £17M with over 70 staff supporting 1000’s of customers across the UK. The companies will continue to trade under their respective brands until the full integration is complete.

For more information email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 023 8086 8947 or visit our website at .

Adris Ltd work with sister company AB Studio to expand the importance BIM implementation.
Recently, Adris BIM evangelist Keith Deaney was invited to join our sister company, AB Studio, to showcase the methodologies adopted by the UK with regards to BIM implementation.


He has been travelling around several cities in the Czech Republic with AB Studio for their three day BIM 2015 Alive event.

With some of largest Architects, Engineering companies and Contractors present, Adris Ltd and Skanska CZ have been highlighting the importance of project collaboration to ease workflows, reduce project costs and timescales.
This has allowed us to lead the way in the encouragement of BIM and demonstrate the importance we place on BIM when it comes to global collaboration.



As we have mentioned on our blog there has been a few changes to the offerings bought by Autodesk for Product Design Suite which will see many customers automatically migrate from Standard to Premium.

Due to the importance of this change Autodesk have extended the deadline for those customers who are currently using previous versions of Product Design Suite Standard to attach Maintenance Subscription and benefit from a free upgrade to Premium Suite.  

So you now have until 30th May to come back onto Subscription and be entitled to an automatic migration to Premium Suite before Standard reaches its end of life.

If you have Autodesk Product Design Suite Standard call us today discuss your migration and Subscription on 023 8086 8947.



DavidbAdris are pleased to announce the appointment of David Bartram to the Adris Professional Services manufacturing team with immediate effect.

David is a valued addition to our Professional Services team and will be an excellent asset for both existing and new potential clients, as he is bringing over a decade of experience using Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD in a number of industry sectors including Marine, Power Generation and Filtration.

As a senior design professional David is highly experienced in large assembly design and in particular sheet metal fabrication. In addition he has been pivotal in developing best practice within the design office and Digital Prototyping environment and is experienced in data management in a fast moving manufacturing sector.


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