GRAITEC announces +52% growth of Advance Steel for 2011



GRAITEC announces +52% growth
of Advance Steel for 2011


Bièvres, France, April 10th, 2012.  GRAITEC, a leading software developer for CAD and structural analysis solutions, announces a great growth of +52% for its steel detailing solution, Advance Steel®, in 2011 compared to 2010.


Advance Steel® is specifically designed for steel professionals who require an easy-to-use 3D structural steel detailing software for automating drawing production. Developed and promoted by GRAITEC, Advance Steel reached a unique 52% growth in licenses sold in 2011 compared to 2010.


Alexandre Tartas, GRAITEC COO, comments:  “This is a very unique achievement compared to the industry growth standards that are around 10% to maximum 15%. That means the adoption of our technology is by far the fastest in the industry, Advance Steel gains market shares versus its competition. Advance Steel benefits from a unique positioning on this market. Easy to use allowing a short learning curve, powerful, BIM oriented, Advance Steel is a great solution for any SMB but also large company that needs to improve its existing processes for higher competitiveness. Advance Steel customers point out as main benefits, the positive impact on their technical office productivity, the documentation quality improvement and the error reduction. Moreover, version 2012 provides CAD platform freedom to our users which offers an incomparable return on investment.”


Curved pedestrian bridge - Model courtesy of PKD Czech Republic

Historically based on the AutoCAD platform, version 2012 allows users to use their software with or without AutoCAD.  In fact, the product includes its own graphics engine, and the user can select the desired CAD platform. Regardless of the selected platform, all the essential functionality of the software is retained, as well as DWG® compatibility.  This major change has also allowed GRAITEC to simplify the user interface by focusing on and organizing the industry specific functionality of the software and the BIM integration.


Advance Steel is sold by GRAITEC and its worldwide channel of Value Added Resellers.



Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is a major software developer for civil engineering offering a Building Information Modeling (BIM) system that automates the entire structural process. Used by more than 40,000 professionals worldwide, GRAITEC solutions have helped in creating outstanding projects: Cœur Défense tower, Stade de France stadium, Cairo Subway, Düsseldorf International Airport, B─âneasa Shopping City in Bucharest, Milano Fair, etc. The GRAITEC Group has more than 260 employees working in 14 companies (France, Germany, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, Italy, United Kingdom, Singapore, Canada and USA). GRAITEC also manages an international network of more than 40 Value Added Resellers.

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