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August 14, 2018 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

What's the latest building style you can frame with AGACAD‘s Framing software for Autodesk® Revit®? Heavy Timber and Post-&-Beam structures! The new BIM software Wood Framing Oak is powerful and flexible in automating the design process for even the most complex and unique structures – it’s just a matter of figuring out a workflow and setting up required families.

We've already covered multi-layered timber frames and frames with SIP panels for walls, floors and roofs, high-quality ventilated facades, and architectural curtain walls with highly detailed elements. So, now it's time to move on to framing with massive timbers.

Using Wood Framing OAK and sample families, you can create heavy-timber-framed walls, floors and roofs. Also, distribute and manage details used in connections with cuts common for oak frames by using our BIM solution Smart Details and, finally, prepare shop drawings, cut lists, and even export wood elements and details to any CNC machine and CAD/CAM production line, including Hundegger and Weinmann.


Framing the supporting structure and creating connections with cuts common for OAK Frames

Once Walls, Floors and Roofs have been modeled in Revit, it’s time to frame them. Wall+, Floor+ and Roof+ modules (they are included in Wood Framing OAK) have all the features that are required to predefine your own configurations for framing. Standardization and automation of the wall, floor and roof framing process and shop drawing generation allows you to skip major hurdles in building design. These are the prominent time-saving Wall+, Floor+ and Roof+ functions.

July 27, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

We’re pleased to announce the release of a new app we’ve been developing that's especially useful for Revit® users who work with large projects. Whether you're an architect, engineer, or project manager, BIM Navigator helps you quickly find and mark the desired elements in your Revit model using a unique parameter filter. Then, you can conveniently view and correct the settings of the filtered items in the handy Parameter Table. Best of all, it’s completely free!

Features of BIM Navigator:

  • Quick search. No lag, no waiting – even with 50,000 elements in your project.
  • Wide choice of parameters (Instance, Type, Shared, Host, HostType & Calculated).
  • View shared settings.
  • Edit Instance and Type parameters directly from the Parameter Table.
  • See the element counts on each filter in the Navigation Tree.
  • Find elements by matching parameter text.
  • Export Parameter Table to CSV file & Open in MS Excel.

Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2018 and 2019.

July 19, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

This September we’ll be exhibiting with our Sweden-based partner AEC at Forum Wood Framing Nordic. Hosted by Linnaeus University, the conference will take place in Växjö, Sweden on September 26–27. The line-up of exhibitors in recent years has propelled this forum to a prominent position as a must-attend-conference for wood construction academics and practitioners in the Nordics. We’re proud to be a part of it this year with AEC. If you’ll be there, come visit us at Booth 28!

July 03, 2018 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

The U-value and other analytical properties for windows and doors in Revit are set by default and come from the ASHRAE standard. Sometimes, though, you need different U-values for heating load calculations. So, how do you change these hardcoded values?

You can find these constructions on your computer: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Revit 2018\en-US\Constructions.xml

Be aware that the “Construction.xml” file is different for different Revit Language Packages. So just make sure you modify the right one.

July 03, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

This week Precast Concrete, Wood Framing Floor & Metal Framing Floor were added to the Autodesk App Store.

The tools above can be downloaded either via the App Store or via our TOOLS4BIM Dock (download here on our website).

The free tools (e.g. Smart Browser Free and Smart Select) have no limitations. Trial versions of other tools have no limitations for two weeks and include support during the trial period. Have a go, and may your Revit tasks be simple and lightning quick!

July 03, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Thanks to all who attended our webinar on framing heavy timber and post-n-beam structures in Revit. For those who missed out – or who liked the live webinar so much that they want to see it again! – head on over to our AGACAD webinar playlist on YouTube. While there, please subscribe to our channel.


What did this webinar cover?

  • Setting up configurations and standards for creating wall, floor, and roof frames using heavy timbers.
  • Auto-generating truss framing and defining detailed, multi-layer rafters in a snap using fully customizable rules and templates.
  • Distributing & managing details for creating connections with cuts common for oak frames using Smart Details.
  • Preparing shop drawings and cut lists with all required views and where elements are dimensioned, sorted, tagged, scheduled, and mass is calculated.
  • Exporting elements and details to a CNC machine or CAD/CAM production line.

June 25, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

A BIM modelling and consulting firm in the Netherlands has found big added value in the unique features of AGACAD’s suite of tools for precast concrete work in Revit as well as in the company’s ongoing expert support.

Client Profile
BIM4ALL B.V. is an innovative BIM services and consulting firm based in Rijssen, the Netherlands, a home to prominent construction companies. It works on a wide range of projects for buildings, utilities and infrastructure.

June 22, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

What's the latest building style you can frame with AGACAD‘s Framing software for Revit? Heavy Timber and Post-&-Beam structures! The new Wood Framing Oak software is powerful and flexible, automating the design process for even the most complex and unique structures – it’s just a matter of figuring out a workflow and required families.

We've already covered multi-layered timber frames and frames with SIP panels for walls, floors and roofs, high-quality ventilated facades, and architectural curtain walls with highly detailed elements. So now it's time to move on to framing with massive timbers. We invite you to join our webinar!

You’ll see the technology for creating heavy-timber-framed walls, floors and roofs using our Wood Framing Oak software and sample families. You’ll also see how to distribute and manage details for creating connections with cuts common for oak frames using Smart Details and, finally, how to prepare shop drawings, cut lists, and even export wood elements and details to any CNC machine and CAD/CAM production line, such as Hundegger, Weinmann, etc.

June 21, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Thanks to all who attended our webinar on generating shop drawings and inserting connection details for precast projects in Revit. For those who missed out – or who liked the live webinar so much that they want to see it again! – head on over to our AGACAD Precast Concrete video playlist on YouTube. While there, please subscribe to our channel.



What did this webinar cover?

  • Tweaking the position, depth, and rotation of selected views.
  • Placing legend views.
  • Updates for dimensioning hosted details.
  • Generating shop tickets with auto-dimensions.
  • Handling connection hardware families and their configurations.

June 19, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

In this webinar we'll concentrate on NEW FEATURES that have been added to Precast Concrete, specifically, generating shop drawings with Smart Assemblies and inserting connection hardware with Smart Details.

In the new version of the Smart Assemblies module, you'll see how to work with assemblies that were already created in Revit, how to tweak the position, depth, and rotation of selected views and place legend views. And most impressive – updates for dimensioning hosted details. As for the Smart Details tool, new features allow for better handling of configurations and connection families, so we’ll see those as well in this webinar.

Ideal for structural engineers, designers & drafters, BIM modelers & detailers, and CAD engineers & technicians. The features in this webinar will help our precast clients – firms in building design & engineering, consultancy, and manufacturing all over the world save copious amounts of time on shop drawings.

Thank you.

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