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February 09, 2017 by Asta Aksomitienė


This webinar is intended for modelers, MEP modelers, MEP engineers, fire protection engineers, fire sprinkler system designers.


Do you model fire sprinklers in Revit? Wanna learn how to route pipe and lay out sprinklers super-efficiently? Then, you’re invited to my upcoming free training about designing fire sprinkler systems! During the past 3 years of work, I’ve found a really fast and easy way of laying out and routing sprinklers through a building – and I’d like to share this discovery with you! If you are interested in such a training session, join in the fun and learn:

  • How to lay sprinkler heads throughout your project faster
  • How to configure your pipe-routing preferences
  • How to route pipes
  • How to lay out pipe hangers

Jokūbas Vaišvila, BIM Application Engineer, AGACAD

IMPORTANT NOTE - HOW TO PREPARE FOR THIS TRAINING WEBINAR

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February 08, 2017 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

We’ve been working on new Cut Opening families. Previously, we only had Rectangular and Round Void Openings. Now we’ve added Rectangular and Round Solid Openings, and Round openings with Fire Sleeves. On top of that, we’ve created the possibility of using any opening family from your computer. We’ve transferred lots of needed parameters from services and more. Read this article and discover all the new and great changes in Cut Opening families.

  • It’s possible to use any opening families.

Openings should be placed here:


February 07, 2017 by Asta Aksomitienė

This South Australian MEP contractor bought AGACAD’s Smart Hangers to do clash-free construction grade design work. They found the software not only does that extremely well, but also enables quick precision layout on site. Clients are happier and costs are lower with the elimination of a lot of rework.

Client Profile

Smith brothers Group is one of South Australia’s largest plumbing and pipeline contractors. Innovation is key in its resolve to be No. 1 for service. That’s why BIM technologies are at the heart of the group’s design and engineering work.

Business Need

New projects required Smith brothers Group to place seismic hangers on pipework with construction grade (LOD 400) detail. They needed to place complex equipment in very limited overhead spaces and ensure a clash-free model.

The solution had to be compatible with Autodesk® Revit® and support the incorporation of Trimble points for on-site positioning and layout. And the company always prefers innovative solutions that offer a competitive edge.

February 01, 2017 by Valensas Balsevicius

Today I'd like to offer a tip on how to work smarter with Revit® without using any add-ins. Just a simple but useful trick will help you control rotation angle of your elements in Revit family with ease.

Not all Revit® elements have rectangular form and if you are not good with Revit families – you might get stuck creating simple elements with angled edges. Sometimes just a few notes might help you save time and avoid frustration while creating Revit families. In the example below, I will create a simple crooked family with possibility to control bend angle.

I started with a face-based family to create connection detail. And if I want just straight lines – that’s ok, I just draw a couple of planes, add parameters “offset”, “b” and “c” to control part’s length inside and outside of the host element.

But what if I want to bend my details inside a host family and to control this angle?

January 25, 2017 by Asta Aksomitienė

This Nordic engineering firm says AGACAD’s BIM software has brought big efficiency gains for its precast concrete and wood framing projects, helped it win new clients, and enabled the company to handle more complex projects.

Client Profile

JPS-Konsult AB, based in Vrigstad, Sweden, specializes in the design of precast concrete and wood-frame buildings, mainly for residential use.

Business Need

While upgrading itself from 2D to 3D design, to be more modern and competitive in the market, JPS-Konsult ran into productivity issues with its new Autodesk® Revit® software. Revit required so much time-consuming manual work that the company was tempted to go back to AutoCAD®.

“We tried to make shop drawings with plain Revit, and soon realized that there had to be a better way,” recalls CEO Johannes Svensson.

So the firm began looking for ways to get all the great benefits of BIM for its precast concrete and timber projects, but without having to waste so much valuable time. Specifically, it needed automated view layouts, dimensioning and material take-off, plus ways to quickly insert elements to achieve greater detailing. This functionality had to be easy to learn and use.

Svensson says he did a major search and concluded that AGACAD had the most powerful solutions for his needs. It’s also the only one with a software portfolio broad enough to support both wood and concrete projects.




January 23, 2017 by Asta Aksomitienė

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

It’s now possible to model your ventilated facade project completely in Revit, from start to finish. And not only that, but to do it efficiently. The purpose of this presentation is to show you how!

AGACAD has created new software for effectively designing of ventilated facades.

VENTILATED FACADES makes it quick and easy to design high-quality ventilated facades in Revit® with automated real-time updates for project changes. That ensures you’ll get high-quality framing models, including hangers, fixings, brackets, etc. You’ll get accurate bills of materials, shop and fabrication drawings, and accurate on-site assembly thanks to BIM-to-Field features.

You‘ll see in this webinar how our new solution successfully models ventilated facades. We’ll go through the process of creating ventilated wall layers, modifying and updating frames, and adding fixings, hangers, and fasteners. Come and see how you can model ventilated facades in no time!

January 23, 2017 by Renata Jočienė

By putting a new spin on some existing technology, we can make things which had earlier seemed out of reach. That’s certainly the case with using ventilated facades to cover the exterior of new or renovated building.

Both functional and aesthetic, the versatility of ventilated facades allows for a variety of eye-catching looks that come with lots of practical advantages like thermal and sound insulation, rain protection, thermal expansion, and fire safety.

A ventilated facade is designed so that panels – often made of technical ceramic or porcelain – cover a building’s exterior, leaving a space for air to flow between the structural wall and the facade. This buffer layer creates a chimney effect all around the building, giving rise to the aforementioned benefits.

Only problem is, there has been no efficient way of modelling ventilated facades in Revit.

Until now, that is.

By using our new solution, you can model ventilated facades in your Revit project!

Ventilated Facades makes it quick and easy to design high-quality ventilated facades in Revit® with automated real-time updates for project changes. That ensures you’ll get high-quality framing models, including hangers, fixings, brackets, etc. You’ll get accurate bills of materials, shop and fabrication drawings, and accurate on-site assembly thanks to BIM-to-Field features.

It’s time to dress your walls to the nines!


Join us on January 26, 2017 for our free webinar!

Read more and register HERE.


January 13, 2017 by Asta Aksomitienė

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

Would you like to begin and complete your precast project in Revit and at the same time do it efficiently? This webinar has been put together with you in mind!

It was not long ago that we released Precast Concrete, and we’ve been developing it ever since. In order to better fit all our clients’ needs and cover more areas of precast modeling and documentation, we’ve made some major updates as well as some tweaks here and there. Now it looks like we’re approaching the final form of this professional solution. With its updated functionality and other significant modifications, Precast Concrete can tackle a variety of situations and follow the whole project life cycle.

During this webinar, you‘ll see how our Precast Concrete solution solves common issues when it comes to modelling your precast concrete project. We’ll go through how to modify and update elements, cuts, and connections. One of the highlights we’ll be showing is how to create assembly views with automatic dimensions and shop drawings.

Please share this invitation with colleagues who could benefit from it.

Modelling and preparing drawings are time-consuming processes with tons of repetitive tasks. If you want to see how can you get rid of most of them – please join the webinar!

Thank you.

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