GRAITEC Advance BIM Designers – Concrete Series is an innovative series of applications for rebar detailing and modeling using engineering BIM data. The Concrete Series works to various international standards to automate the design and creation of 3D rebar cages and produce related documentation including design reports, drawings and schedules, for common concrete Column, Beam and Footing elements.
Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers are compatible and integrated with Autodesk® Revit® 2017 and 2018, GRAITEC Advance Design, GRAITEC OMD, and are also available as a standalone solution, introducing highly advanced flexible and productive workflows, coupled with a high-degree of automation when compared to traditional structural processes.
Following the requirements of Eurocode 2, as well as North American (ACI 318-14) and Canadian (CSA) standards, the BIM Designers Concrete Series enable a truly connected and automated structural BIM workflow, leveraging both BIM data and multi-platform integration.
The Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers seamlessly integrate with Autodesk®Revit®, Advance Design, GRAITEC OMD, and even operate as standalone platforms, offering a practical solution that simplifies the workflow between structural engineers and technicians;
The Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers can be used at any stage of the process to support multiple workflows, from completely isolated processes to fully connected BIM. For example, the reinforcement generator can interrogate the FEM results to automatically calculate rebar or can be used on its own to simply generate rebar cages based on user input. Equally, the user can apply estimated forces and use the Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers to produce reinforcement cages for the entire project's columns, beams and footings - very powerful for estimating as reinforcement can be created for an entire project in minutes.
Construction engineers often deal with large project sites, where they need to calculate and reinforce hundreds of structural elements. In these situations, in order to streamline and simplify the process for the site engineer and at the same time reduce the management overhead of material bar schedules, elements are built with the same section properties and rebar quantities as part of a group.
A single reinforcement cage type is generated and placed in the formwork. This makes it possible to deal with fewer reinforcement bar lengths and barshapes. In the design process, this result can be achieved using the Design Group concept in the Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers whilst working inside Autodesk Revit or when using the Graitec Advance Design platform.
Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers have been localized for Europe, Canada and North-America.