BIM SOFTWARE FOR FEM STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
Advance Design is specifically designed for industry professionals that require a superior solution for the structural analysis and design of Reinforced Concrete,
Steel and Timber structures according to the latest versions of Eurocodes and North American codes.
Advance Design features include easy modelling, a powerful FEM analysis engine,top-level design wizards, automated post-processing of results and automated detailed reports. Achieve a new level of computer-assisted engineering with Advance Design!
Internationalization is a major theme of Advance Design with the integration of the American and Canadian design codes for steel and concrete.
It also includes several national appendices to the latest version of Eurocodes,notably EC1 for actions and combinations, EC2 for reinforced concrete design
including cracking analysis, EC3 for dimensioning steel sections and connections, EC5 for timber members design including fire verification, EC8 for seismic
Concrete / Steel / Timber design
With Advance Design, you can handle concrete, steel and timber members design all within the same application and produce design reports
automatically detailed according to the selected design code.Advance Design provides high-end tools to dramatically reduce the time
required to model complex projects: users can create several design templates, which can be saved into a library, and optimize work ratios and
global quantities in an efficient way…
The software automates several complex design checks: punching verification, capacity design check, fire verification on concrete, steel and
timber members, drift verification under seismic loading…
With Advance Design, get high-end software for simulating and optimizing all your projects!
Result Memory technology
When a graphical view is stored in memory, Advance Design not only saves the current image, but also the full context that generated this image: angle
view, zoom, filter of displayed elements, colors and display settings, nature of results, selected load cases and combinations, units…
Using this technology, the saved views may be inserted in a design report, whose global content (current assumptions, graphical views) may also be stored
in memory. During each calculation, Advance Design automatically recreates all the graphical views and rewrites the design report using the specified criteria.
Advance Design provides an intelligent and extremely powerful report builder.It creates the content pertaining to the model by filtering available assumptions
and results.You can create reports with your requirements and include:
- Graphs or drawings with ID numbers
- Results in tabular or graphical format
- A cover page with an index table and revision dates table
- A summary and automatic page numbering.
The automated integration of external files (e.g. recall of conventions) and the use of Microsoft Word® templates enable the use of your graphical layout.
And with the “Result Memory” technology, the entire content is systematically updated.
With Advance Design, create clear and efficient reports in a matter of minutes!
Rapidly Model A Structure And Its Loading
The software has a complete library for structural elements, supports and loads.These easily customizable elements adapt to all situations: numerical eccentricities,
braces, ties…The CAD has advanced functions that are simple and adapted to modelling for structural analysis. For example, by indicating the presence of levels, Advance
Design automatically places elements inside the selected level. In this mode, a wall is created with 2 clicks!
For loading, the generation of climatic and seismic actions is also automated. The “loadcase family” concept completely automates the creation of combinations.
Once the model is finished, Advance Design checks its integrity. If no errors are found... Your model is ready for analysis!
Structural Analysis To Design 2 In One Click!
The Advance Design calculation sequence automatically links the meshing, calculation and design (reinforced concrete / steelwork / timber). With advanced
features, the scientific components of Advance Design facilitate the updates of your project:
- Meshing controlled through global and local parameters (e.g., progressive meshing along an element), using geometric elements (e.g., points, lines, surfaces) to impose specific boundary conditions. Static and dynamic calculation, linear and non-linear analysis, large displacements, generalized buckling, time history analysis, etc.
- Calculation of theoretical and real reinforcement of reinforced concrete elements, interaction curves on any sections, reinforcement ratio estimates,cracking analysis, etc.
- Verification of buckling, lateral-torsional buckling and deflections of steel elements, optimization of profiles, design of connections, etc.
- Timber member design according EC5 including optimization, fire verification and detailed reports.
Results Post-Processing : 3 Avoid Repetive Tasks!
All of our analyses proves that the majority of your time is spent on results postprocessing, calculations and creation of the final design report.
The post-processing of all results (finite elements, reinforced concrete, steelwork) within an integrated environment facilitates the comprehension of the model
operation and the creation of complete and coherent documents.
In addition, Advance Design provides a revolutionary solution for automation! With its “Result Memory” technology, you no longer have to take screen captures or
recreate reports... Advance Design takes care of everything! Would you like to enhance your study and facilitate its comprehension by your
partners? Place several cameras around the structure and send your partners a video (AVI format) of the deformed structure!
Advance Design is part of the GRAITEC Advance Structural BIM solution for construction professionals and the created 3D model is bi-directionally linked
with the following CAD software: Advance Steel, Advance Concrete and Autodesk Revit®.
Advance Design also imports, exports and links your 3D model with industry standards files such as IFC, CIS/2, SDNF, PSS in order to facilitate the exchange
of data in a BIM project environment.
The Structural BIM Suite For Construction Professionals
Better tools, improved workflow, increased productivity...
- 100% dedicated to Structural Design, Engineering and Detailing.
- Automatically creates and updates construction and fabrication drawing.
- FEM analysis and structural optimization.
- Multi-user environment and integrated document management.
- Powerful technology, easy to use, short learning curve.