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GRAITEC ships PowerPack 2016 for Advance Steel 2016


June 19, 2015

The launch of the Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Advance Steel last November, has already seen considerable benefits for many Advance Steel users, delivering increased productivity and time saving tools resulting in significant reduction of costs throughout their organizations.

In line with the recent release of Autodesk® Advance Steel 2016, GRAITEC releases Advance PowerPack 2016 for Autodesk® Advance Steel 2016, with many new tools, utilities and functions, plus updates to existing features. This new version introduces a wealth of localized manufacturer profiles and more predefined default settings, whilst new tools for creating splines of complex helical stair stringers expands the toolset for high-end stair manufacturers, and tools for automatic creation of floor coverings, based on standard grating sizes addresses more needs of its plant users.

The 2016 version also introduces cloud connectivity and crucially integrates bidirectional links with Advance Workshop, GRAITEC's newly launched Steel Fabrication MIS solution, enabling Advance Steel users to retrieve and graphically display colour-coded production statuses in their models.

GRAITEC Autodesk® Advance Steel subscription customers will benefit from complimentary access to the Advance PowerPack 2016 as part of their subscription contract, taken or renewed with GRAITEC, whilst others are able to purchase the Advance PowerPack for Advance Steel directly from GRAITEC or from one of their extensive partners worldwide. The Advance PowerPack 2016 for Advance Steel is available to download with a five day free trial, directly from the GRAITEC website.

GRAITEC continues its close working partnership with Autodesk to create unique solutions that benefit all end users. The Advance PowerPack for Advance Steel provides enhanced workflows, strong localized product functionality, improved productivity and more efficiency for Autodesk technology users in every corner of the world.

Fully supported by Autodesk® and with almost 30 years' experience servicing the steel industry, GRAITEC plans to release several updates to Advance PowerPack each year in order to guarantee its customers receive the best possible tools available.

Carl Spalding, GRAITEC Product Strategy Director comments: "GRAITEC is fully committed to providing the latest technology and developments to the steel industry and we have always been able to react quickly to deliver functionality that helps our customers become more productive and competitive. The latest version of the Advance PowerPack for Autodesk® Advance Steel is a great way for us to deliver exceptional value and performance enhancing benefits that reflect the wider needs of our Advance Steel customers."