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August 25, 2016 by Inga Ibenienė

AGACAD team is again participating as an exhibitor at Revit Technology Conference (RTC). Last year, we met our friends in RTC North America 2015, and this time we plan to meet our clients and AGACAD application fans at the RTC Europe 2016 at the Alfândega, Porto, Portugal.

The conference that covers everything about Autodesk® Revit® software and BIM will be held on the 20th – 22nd of October 2016. AGACAD will participate as both an exhibitor and a presenter at this RTC.

August 18, 2016 by Valensas Balsevicius

BIM solution Smart Assemblies is highly valued by Revit® users who work with assembly drawings because it saves a great amount of time. Anyway, after a few clients’ questions and requests, we‘ve been looking for a way to save even more time while starting new projects.

In previous versions of Smart Assemblies you could create assembly with automatic dimensions and then drag views to the sheet and use the Sheet as a Template to create other Assemblies within that project. Then, user starts the next project, configurations remain and he can start using them straight away. But Sheet Templates had to be created in each project for every configuration.

In new version of Smart Assemblies (SA) we‘ve managed to solve that and you will not have to create new sheet templates for your assemblies, but use the existing ones from the Template Project.

Now in SA you have two locations you can browse to:

August 08, 2016 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Smart Hangers is a complete BIM solution for Revit® that can distribute any kind of hangers or supports on each MEP line based element and generic models. This application is developed in compliance with different standards that state hangers should be distributed on elements starting and end points with some offsets and some hangers in the middle of MEP line based elements with maximal distance between them.


But sometimes MEP engineers face a situation when they need to insert only one hanger on MEP element. Can the Smart Hangers application be used in that situation?

We have a rule in Smart Hangers that can place hangers by maximal distance between elements without first and last hangers:

July 25, 2016 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

Even though technical documentation consumes a lot of time, which could be spent on work that creates value, it has to be done. So why not try automating it as much as possible? In this article, I will overview a few ways how to create schedules with element views in Autodesk® Revit®, so that you could decide which one fits your needs best.

July 18, 2016 by Inga Ibenienė

This summer brought good news to AGACAD. Our company has started a long-awaited partnership with Eurostudio Infographie, the company that is one of the most important Autodesk software resellers in the AEC Market in France.

From the July, 2016, Eurostudio Infographie represents AGACAD in France and other French-speaking countries: Belgium, Luxembourg, Suisse, Guyana, French Polynesia, French speaking African countries, Canada.

Eurostudio Infographie and AGA CAD Started Collaboration in BIM Solution Adoption for the French Market

July 11, 2016 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

MEP engineers often need to insert plenty of support elements for ducts, pipes, cable trays, etc. It would be best to distribute hangers and supports along MEP elements automatically. And we have a solution for that!

Using Smart Hangers software, which is AGACAD’s application for Revit®, you do not need to manually distribute hanging or supporting elements for line based MEP objects like duct, pipe, cable tray, or conduits. It places duct hangers along the duct automatically.

It also has integrated split functionality of any MEP line based element: pipe, duct, cable tray, or conduit. Revit extension Smart Hangers splits MEP curves into segments by predefined lengths and attaches the distributed elements to any type of the constructions as well.

Easy to use and customizable application for placing hangers and joints in Revit has a lot of users who sometimes send us their questions about Smart Hangers usage. Therefore, I have decided to collect the most common ones and provide some answers in this blog post. Let’s start:

July 01, 2016 by Asta Aksomitienė
Webinar has ended, but its recording is available upon request on events@aga-cad.com.

AGACAD has created new software for Revit to export multi-layered frames of wooden walls and floors to automated panel production lines. From now on, modelled house frames can be moved from Revit to large CAD/CAM production lines, which can automatically assemble all framing members in predefined ways.

New software allows to predefine different operations and their rules for every station of production line, including sawing, drilling, trimming, and marking operations for every frame member, directly from Revit. Software exports multi-layered timber frame model and all previously predefined operations from Revit to WUP standard files, which helps users to control all processes in production line.

On this occasion, we are hosting a 45-min WEBINAR. Reserve your seat now!

June 30, 2016 by Renata Jočienė

AGACAD team has created a new application for Autodesk® Revit® to export multi-layered frames of wooden walls and floors to automated panel production lines.

Earlier AGACAD offered optional export to any separate Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines, but from now on modelled timber house frames can be moved from Revit directly to large CAD/CAM production lines for mass production. When timber frame house building companies have a lot of orders and large volume of production capacity, production line greatly speeds up their work.

New Exporter is a separate software for Revit users that can automatically assemble all framing members in predefined ways and send all necessary data for flexible manufacturing of timber houses to CAD/CAM production line.

Today we offer CNC Exporters for the most popular production lines WEINMANN and Randek but this AGACAD software can be adapted for other producton lines of timber frame pre-fabricated house industry too.

How does productivity line work?

June 27, 2016 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

Majority of Autodesk® Revit® users are experiencing a headache that is caused by the time consuming process of project documentation. Even though Revit has legend views, schedules, drafting views, etc., where you can create tables or plain texts with various information that reflect the project, it has some missing functionality as well.

We often get details about certain project parts from other specialists who are working with MS Excel. Of course, it is better and sometimes a must to have everything organized in one place. With that in mind, linking the spreadsheets in MS Excel to our Revit file and then, for example, having an ability to place them in sheets near Revit drawings sound like a great plan. Unfortunately, as you may already know, there is no rational way to do that with plain Revit. Luckily, there is a tool that can help. Excel2R is an excellent AGACAD tool that significantly speeds up project documentation process. This tool quickly imports MS Excel spreadsheets into Revit projects.

June 21, 2016 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Smart Sprinklers application for Revit® uses text files in which diameter of pipes has a dependence on a number of fed sprinklers.

Usually we use NFPA, AS or ISO standards for pre-calculation of diameters. This looks like this:

Here, in this table you can see range pipes, layout and maximum number of sprinklers fed. According these values, you can pre-calculate diameter of a pipe.

As I have already mentioned – Smart Sprinklers uses text files to pre-calculate diameters. This text file looks exactly the same as NFPA, AS or ISO standard’s tables:

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