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September 23, 2016 by Asta Aksomitienė

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 are 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.

September 23, 2016 by Renata Jočienė

Using Wood Framing Wall+ and Metal Framing Wall+, you can automate wall framing work in Revit and build complete shop drawings with dimensioning, part lists and material take-off automatically. Solution will collect all elements from one wall panel and make assembly with predefined views, add dimensions, add tags, make sheets and put the views into the sheets.

With new Wood Framing Wall+ and Metal Framing Wall+ version you will be able to generate more detailed shop drawings and have possibility to create multiple sheets for one wall panel. We received this request from our client Mr. Alar Oinus (Fint Engineering OÜ) who wants to provide more information about framed walls to fabrication process.

September 21, 2016 by Renata Jočienė

We often receive requests from clients to make specific L, T or Free End joins. The most popular are already available, but still there is a need to generate something unique. Unique joins usually are encouraged by structural engineers who are willing to save heating loses or save materials. We always had demand for such tasks.

Now, we have good news for everyone with need for custom joins!

We have created new connection technology that allows making virtually any connection type, save it and use in any projects. This technology has been developed for Metal Framing Wall+ and Wood Framing Wall+.

eadmore]Here is an example, which we got from the client. This is their specific L corner:

Here we have a combination of two longer and shorter (Butt) wall connections. Butt connection is very simple; there are only two studs which are aligned with wall layer thickness. The longer side is quite specific:

Let’s create this corner using new Wall+ feature. Now all L, T, End Connections and V Connections have a feature to create custom joins:

Convenient dialog allows users to create specific connections. User can predefine each stud type and its position. The stud can be rotated by 90 or 180 degrees and added to the external, internal or centre wall layer. Additionally, there is a feature which allows stud alignment with previous stud. Users can select specific type with predefined sizes from the project, or they can define the Depth to be aligned with the wall layer thickness. The scheme which is predefined by the user is visible in the Symbolic Preview. The custom join can be saved and used in different projects or shared with colleagues.

Result after clicking on Wall+ → Frame Wall:



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

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now!

September 16, 2016 by Asta Aksomitienė

This engineering company turned to AGACAD for training and advice during its strategic transition from 2D to BIM several years ago. That gave rise to ongoing BIM project consulting and software development work, in a relationship that exemplifies AGACAD’s slogan of “Building BIM Together!” Baltic Engineers, now a leader in its home market, is also successfully growing internationally.

September 15, 2016 by BIM Tree Chimpanzee

It’s time we give more credit to BIM Tree Manager - an amazing solution for Revit®, which makes it incredibly simple to find and isolate elements in current or linked models, verify geometry and data at any LOD, and quickly fill in gaps or fix mistakes. With this article, we start BIM Tree Chimpanzee series which will include lots of useful information about how it can help architects, structural engineers and MEP engineers to use up BIM model’s potential, so don’t forget to keep track!

When working with Revit, we go through the process of designing a model driven by lots of parameters, full of information that will be used later on, so it is understandable that we get frustrated if, at some points, we cannot use the information we worked on the way we want to. Don’t get me wrong - Revit has a lot of brilliant functionality and after all, what program does everything we want it to do?

Architects can get wall, floor and ceiling finish material quantities in Revit very easily when they need to calculate them for the whole building. But it is a different story when it comes to calculating them by rooms, because sadly, it cannot be done.

In plain Revit, the process of making Room Finish Schedule requires quite a lot of time and concentration, because you have to fill in Finishes manually, in which case a margin of error emerges. Also, you cannot get actual material quantities of each floor, wall or ceiling in a room.

September 14, 2016 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Placing hangers in Revit® Model one by one is so yesterday. We are using Smart Hangers to place hangers with predefined distance between them automatically. We can set the distances from the first and last point of MEP line based element to place first and last hangers, we can set spacing between hangers as well.

Today, I was thinking about Electrical Engineers and their hard work while designing supports for Cable Trays in Revit. If the cable tray is modelled as one level element – again – it’s easy to do, but if the cable trays are distributed one under another it could be a challenge.

September 14, 2016 by Asta Aksomitienė

Webinar has ended, but its recording is available upon request on events@aga-cad.com.


Discover the most important user based questions about MEP connections (Hangers and Supports). During this webinar we will introduce the casual workflow of Smart Hangers software that allows users to distribute hangers on MEP line based elements by predefined rules.

Furthermore, we‘ll demonstrate some new Revit® families that we have created for Smart Hangers.

We created Unistrut Trapeze Hanger and Support Families, which make multiple run hangers accessible in Smart Hangers. The new families enable easy Multi-Tier hanger distribution in Revit projects as well.

Intended Audience: MEP engineers, Structural engineers, BIM managers, BIM coordinators.

September 14, 2016 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Hello dear clients, users and the rest blog readers! Today I want to introduce some new Revit® families that we have created for Smart Hangers solution. As the most frequent question on Smart Hangers solution is multiple run hanger – we have created exactly what you need in lots of cases.

What is multiple run hanger? These kind of hangers are used to support several pipes, conduits or ducts simultaneously. In real life we usually use unistrut hangers to support several runs of MEP elements. Because this kind of profile is light, easily cut into smaller pieces and easily joined with other hanger elements.

September 13, 2016 by Renata Jočienė

What should Autodesk® Revit® user do, if he needs to quickly split logs into segments, which are overlapping? It can be done with the newest version of BIM solution Wood Framing Wall+, which has improved Split Bridging/Nogging feature.

In this blog post, I will describe a workflow which will help you to easily and quickly create realistic wall of a log house.

Firstly, using Add Additional Stud function, add invisible vertical stud that will split logs:

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