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September 22, 2017 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

AGACAD's one and only software for prefabricated roof panelling and timber/steel roof framing is up for demonstration! Please register below for this free, live webinar.

Ideal for: structural engineers, prefabricated roof designers and manufacturers.

Unique in the market: the first add-on of it’s kind for Revit®!

BENEFITS:

  • Significantly increased working speed
  • Standardized and automated prefabricated roof framing and workshop drawing generation
  • No counterpart in the market as yet -- be among the first to try it out!

We are hosting a 45-min WEBINAR on the 28th of September.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! Also, please share this invitation with colleagues who could benefit from it.

REGISTRATION:

SessionMost convenient for:Sept 28th
1Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. CESTRegister here!
2North & South America, Europe10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. CDTRegister here!

When registering, please select your local time in the drop-down.

Specific topics that the webinar will address include:

  • Automatically create individual roof panels according to any architectural roof shape
  • Simplify roof panel layout planning, roof splitting and more
  • Create prefabricated timber/steel framing for roofs in Revit® models
  • Define detailed multilayer timber/steel roof framing in a snap using fully customizable rules and templates
  • Automate shop drawings, including sorting, tagging, dimensioning and scheduling of all frames

September 20, 2017 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

We’ve made several updates in our Framing software to make your work in Revit® even smoother than before. Since we respond to real clients’ needs in releasing our software updates and there have been a lot of requests recently, the features that have been refined or added will have to be briefly described over a couple of blog posts. In the newest versions of our Framing solutions, you’ll find that adding additional bridging, modifying openings, and working with siding is more flexible than ever. And that’s not all…

Read on to see what gems may be found in the enhanced versions of Wood/Metal Framing Wall+, Floor+, and Roof+!

Choose which Structural Framing Families to Load

Previously, the function “Load Families and Schedules” automatically loaded all Main Families without question. Quite a lot of changes have been made in the Structural Framing families (which you’ll read about in this and subsequent blog posts), so from now on, you’ll have options to choose from in the “Select Family Catalogs for Loading” dialog:


September 18, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

Thanks to all who participated in our webinar on using ‘Template Project’ for framing project documentation in Revit®!

A quick summary:

During the webinar, our architectural engineer showed how to:

  • Frame walls including main framing, nailers and sidings
  • Easily generate Sheathing layouts by predefined configurations
  • Create a Template Project from scratch or from an existing project
  • Set up a Template Project in your Current Project
  • Create Shop Drawings with automatically generated sheets

For the full webinar recording, please contact us at events@agacad.com

Please feel free to download a free trial to try out our framing software for yourself!

September 18, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

In August we were in Toronto for BILT North America. Now, we’re getting ready to head to BILT Europe, which will be held October 5-7 in Aarhus, Denmark. We hope many of you will be able to come, and if you are, please come visit us at booth 20!

Along with all of our BIM Solutions software, our engineers Jokubas and Valensas and CEO Donatas are excited to show something else as well: where we see BIM heading. Imagine you're walking through a building and when you look at something -- a door, window, vent, light fixture, anything in your model -- you see all and only the information you need.

Here at AGACAD, that's what we envision. A whole new realm of possibilities is opening up with AR (Augmented Reality) and BIM working together. We'll be showing a cloud-based solution for classification of elements called BIMAXON. The principal of BIMAXON is to collect all needed data into a common data environment (CDE) and then distribute only the necessary data to the relevant person(s) and devices at just the right time throughout a building's lifecycle. (You can read more about BIMAXON at our CEO Donatas Aksomitas' blog that he started earlier this year.)

BIMAXON is capable of reading and exporting data from Autodesk® Revit®, Autodesk® NavisWorks®, and in the near future we plan to launch it on other BIM-based software. BIMAXON data is collected in cloud-based servers, which can be accessed by a device, like a phone, tablet, or headgear. The latter, however, brings AR (Augmented Reality) into the picture by using a device like Microsoft® HoloLens®, which can be used for Facility Management. We have already used our BIM workflow for existing buildings that do not have a BIM model by using 3D-reality-capturing technology in combination with CDE and AR: we scan the building, collect the data in the cloud, and then display it through HoloLens.

We’ll have a pair of HoloLens that you can try out for yourself by dropping by at our booth (#20) at BILT. See with your own eyes what’s up-and-coming!

See you in Aarhus! #BILTeur


What is BILT?

It’s basically a gathering of BIM experts from around the world to learn from each other. Although the conference has undergone a name-change – formerly known as the Revit Technology Conference (RTC) – it draws Revit professionals (like us!) and, at the same time, seeks to attract users of other technologies. The BILT Conference serves to reach out to a wider community of professionals who work at various stages along the whole spectrum of a building’s lifecycle. As a dual-purpose acronym, “BILT” stands for “Buildings Infrastructure Lifecycle, supported by Technology” and also “Building and bringing Industry Leadership Together.”

September 13, 2017 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

If spaces in your Revit® building model contain columns, ducts, pipes, and other elements, it helps to have some automated assistance in avoiding clashes with sprinklers. Well, you get the assistance you need with our Fire Sprinkler software. When laying out fire sprinkler heads, you can use our Sprinkler Interference Check, which allows you to check zone clashes from sprinklers by means of an inner parameter that checks interference distance.

September 08, 2017 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė


Do your wood or metal framing Revit® projects require documentation? The latest enhancement of our Framing solutions will significantly decrease your documentation time for all your projects at once.

AGACAD has enhanced its Wood and Metal Framing software for Revit® by adding new functionality to meet the current needs of industry-leading clients. From now on, you will save even more time on documentation, as you will not have to create new shop drawing sheet templates in every project over and over again. Interested? Read on!

September 07, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

Innovative new approaches to BIM data management and exchange are the focus of “BIMAXON: BIM to the point” – the blog for BIM specialists and AEC professionals by AGACAD CEO Donatas Aksomitas, at www.bimaxon.com. We encourage you to visit and subscribe.

In the latest posts, he details work with a Norwegian manufacturer of timber-frame homes to implement a set-of-information (SOI) approach to building information management at an international factory it runs. The case illustrates the great benefits of BIM when optimized to give each actor just the information they need at just the right time throughout a building’s lifecycle.

September 05, 2017 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Certainly it’s necessary to know an opening’s dimensions and elevation from a given reference. But when you cut an opening using Cut Opening software, how can you find these parameters in Revit®? All it takes is a little know-how!

CLIENT QUESTION: How can we tag openings made using the Cut Opening plug-in? I am looking for dimensions of openings (e.g. height, width) and elevation from some baseline.

Thank you.

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