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October 28, 2016 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

We are back on track! One more post of BIM Tree Chimpanzee series and one more workflow for our blog readers and followers.

Today, I would like to discuss BIM development by going through BIM stages. Hopefully most of BIM users are familiar with LOD notion, but for those who are not – I will shortly introduce this term. As one of the most contributing organizations in BIM development, buildingSMART international provides such description of LOD: “The Level of Development (LOD) Specification is a reference that enables practitioners in the AEC Industry to specify and articulate with a high level of clarity the content and reliability of Building Information Models (BIMs) at various stages in the design and construction process”. LOD is divided into 6 stages that comply with the standard: LOD 100 – Concept (or Pre-Design), LOD 200 – Design Development (or Schematic Design), LOD 300 – Documentation (or Design Development), LOD 350 – Construction Documentation, LOD 400 – Construction Stage and the last one – LOD 500 – As-Built model.

October 26, 2016 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

Smart Walls versions 2016.3 and 2017.2 were released last month with a new possibility to Split Walls in Revit automatically by predefined configuration. We got a fair amount of additional feature requests, so we developed them and released Smart Walls versions 2016.4 and 2017.3!

As you can see in the illustration below, a few more openig types were added, beside Windows and Doors, you can now predefine rules for Generic Openings and System Openings (the ones that are created while editing walls’ profile) as well.

October 14, 2016 by Renata Jočienė

We got such question from our Metal Framing Wall+ user:

Some of our panel designs use a lot of different post assemblies throughout the building. I end up creating these as a combination of vertical studs, additional studs, and sometimes a stud from a connection too. I’d like to use a special framing member mark to communicate when these studs are a post instead of a vertical/additional/connection stud. Although I would be really thankful if you know of a way your programs would be able to do this.

For example: my superintendent wants the S-2 stud below to be marked CFP for cold formed post."

October 12, 2016 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

Hello and welcome to the next article for architects about our brilliant solution for Revit - BIM Tree Manager . As you may already know, last month we started BIM Tree Chimpanzee blog series that teach how this tool can help architects, structural engineers and MEP engineers use BIM model’s potential, so don’t forget to keep track and take a look at our previous articles! You can find links at the end of this article.

October 07, 2016 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Good afternoon dear AGACAD Blog readers and followers. Today, we will learn how to climb a „BIM Tree“. I would like to extend our BIM Tree Chimpanzee series and speak more about powerful features that BIM Tree Manager Revit extension has to offer. BTM enhances BIM-team work and deliverables for integrated project delivery. This tool is brilliant for collaboration between various design teams and posts in teams. Easy information sharing between architects, structural engineers and MEP engineers is the key to high BIM quality. Information-rich BIM models could provide much more precise quantities, more flexible approach to assemblies and the whole building construction. So, let us see how BIM Tree Manager can help us.

October 06, 2016 by Asta Aksomitienė

Webinar has ended, but its recording is available upon request on

It is no secret, that two of the best, most popular solutions for structural engineers working in BIM environment are Tekla and Revit. Companies decide whether to use one or the other in the office depending on various factors. After a while, Revit users start wondering whether maybe they should have made a different decision. “Revit is a great platform,” they think, “but it’s not that great in all the cases we encounter on a daily basis.”

In this webinar, we want to show the precast concrete market that there is no need for any regrets. Just by adding a few tools, you can increase your productivity in the Revit environment and feel confident that you’ll remain competitive in the market.

The Precast Concrete Suite is a collection of add-ons that cover all the modelling, numbering, drawing, and management features that are missing in Revit.

October 05, 2016 by Valensas Balsevicius

I will go straight to the point – Revit is not enough for structural engineers. It has quite good tools to model forms of precast elements. And it’s ok for preliminary design. But when you have to go into details, you probably ask yourself every time – why did we choose Revit to be our main software for everyday work? While our friends, colleagues in other companies use Tekla and have no complains?

It should not be like this that’s why we developed add-ons for precast structures to improve work efficiency in Revit and be able to compete with other companies in the market. You don’t have to miss out on easier design work or regret that your models are Revit models, with Precast Concrete Suite you can solve most of the headaches in structures discipline and then you will begin enjoying working with Revit.

October 04, 2016 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

Project documentation is a time consuming process, yet it is necessary, so it is useful to know a few tricks to make it a lot easier, faster and smoother. It’s simple when your view fits on a single sheet and you don’t need to think about its’ exact position on a sheet, but that isn’t always the case.

So what is the best way to split and place one view on two or more sheets?

September 23, 2016 by Asta Aksomitienė

Webinar has ended, but its recording is available upon request on

A lot of Revit users often require specific L, T or Free End joins, which they can’t make by themselves, therefore they seek help by asking us to create specific joins that suit their needs. The most popular joins are already available in Wood and Metal Framing Wall+, but the fact they are the most popular doesn’t always mean they are the best ones for every case. Hence a need for unique joins arises, usually by structural engineers who intend to minimize heating losses or economize material consumption.

From now on, designers can create virtually any kind of joins, the only limitation is their imagination! Finally, designers can create own joins, which are more efficient in terms of both economy and sustainability.

AGACAD company has created a new Revit framing technology that allows users to create specific L, T or Free End joins, save them and use in any project!

Furthermore, with new Wood and Metal Framing Wall+ versions Revit users will be able to generate more detailed shop drawings and have possibility to create multiple sheets for one wall panel.

On this occasion, we were hosting a 45-min WEBINAR, which is relevant to both wood- and metal structure designers since all new features are same for both wood- and metal-framed structures.

In the process, you’ll see what Wood & Metal Framing Wall+ solutions are all about.

Thank you.

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