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Posted by Tasha Weiss on February 23, 2012 at 2:40 PM.
Advance Steel 2012 software from GRAITEC enables structural engineers and steel detailers to build or import a 3D model and automatically generate drawings, bill of materials files and numerical control (NC) files. Historically based on AutoCAD, this new version can be used with or without AutoCAD and includes a graphics engine that allows users to select the desired CAD platform.
The change simplifies the user interface by providing industry-specific software functionality and building information modeling (BIM) integration. This new version also includes the option to group similar connections and change them in a single operation, as well as protect the production and management of project documentation.
Advance Steel can create any size and type of project model and provides comprehensive structural elements and design functions to create stairs, handrails, ladders, cladding and miscellaneous metals. It works in 2D or 3D depending on user preference and type of structure being modeled.
Advance Steel is part of the GRAITEC structural BIM solution, automating the entire structural design process from engineering design to detailing and fabrication. For more information about Advance Steel 2012, visit www.graitec.com/en/as.asp.