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June 13, 2019 by Valensas Balsevicius

Since the beginning of Smart Assemblies we’ve created possibility to save hours of work while creating schedules for assemblies in Autodesk® Revit®. Over the last years, Revit has improved and gives more possibilities for developers like us to create better solutions for the end users.

BIM solution Smart Assemblies is updated several times per year and in the latest update, we’ve added additional possibilities on how to create assembly schedules. Now user can select two options – "Schedule Instance" (always been here) and "Schedule View Template" (new).

Schedule view

"Schedule Instance" was used many years already and it was using actual Schedule from Project Browser as a Schedule Template. User must have that Schedule in the project with Schedule View Template assigned (read more about it – Automated Schedules in Smart Assemblies):

May 28, 2019 by Valensas Balsevicius

This blog post is about Dynamo Script for reinforcement which was created in the Precast Concrete webinar hosted on May 9, 2019. During the session, we created some precast elements along with the placement of connections and reinforcements. we also assisted the generation of automatic shop drawings with Revit and Precast Concrete add-in.

For the reinforcements, we produced a Dynamo script, which could be used to create rebars based on 4 selected edges of the Host element, with some simple parameters to control the size and number of rebars.

In this blog post, we will try to show that it can be developed by anyone who is interested in modeling reinforcements in a more efficient way.

Important notes – This post is intended for Revit 2019 and following editions because some nodes for rebars are not available for previous versions. We want to invite you to check the additional Packages (Add-ons – in the picture below) added to Dynamo. Reinforcement settings for Revit elements are already set to correct value.

Additional Packages

May 23, 2019 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

This Sneakpeek is about how to create 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 Connections 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.

May 09, 2019 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

Cross Laminated Timber is gaining popularity and recognition: Modular construction, design flexibility, thermal insulation properties, strength, versatility… those are just a brief example of the potential for projects and possibilities that CLT offers to your projects. The numerous uses of panels in walls, floors, and roofs certainly make CLT an excellent choice regarding the future.

In this Sneakpeek, we will illustrate some of the major possibilities of using AGACAD'S Wood Framing CLT software and sample families.

Watch the FULL VIDEO

See how to:

  • Set up detailed configuration for Walls, Floors and Roof CLT panel creation
  • Use smart and complex connections for the assembling of panels and details management
  • Split parts for insulation
  • Create floors with connection Joists
  • Total control of modification and division of panels
  • Save time with identical procedures that have to be repeated
  • You have the option of framing additional layers and create structures like ventilated facades

AGACAD's BIM tool used:

Wood Framing Clt product

Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2017, 2018, 2019

May 06, 2019 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

The new enhanced extension for Truss+ is here! The wide range of possibilities will allow you to create complex Wood and Metal Truss systems automatically. The latest versions of AGACAD’s Wood/Metal Framing Roof are even more user-friendly and flexible, thanks to the extended options for creating and freely modifying various roof truss layouts and individual truss structures.

Moreover, Truss systems can be created for Roofs with different Hip End and Side Pitches.

With the addition of this extension, you‘ll have more Truss Overhang framing variations available for further projects.

April 25, 2019 by Valensas Balsevicius

We invite you to join our upcoming webinar about modeling precast concrete in Revit. If you're interested in modeling rebar, don't miss out on this webinar! You'll see how to place rebar automatically using Revit reinforcement tools in tandem with Dynamo scripts that we've developed. Creating strands for walls is fast and easy as well as placing rebar around openings.

This webinar is ideal for structural engineers, designers & drafters, BIM modelers & detailers, CAD engineers & technicians. It's also ideal for companies in building design & engineering, consultancy, and manufacturing.

April 15, 2019 by Asta Aksomitienė

This design firm in Manchester uses many specialized BIM families for interior detailing in the advanced Revit® models that help it sell, coordinate, and deliver projects in 10 countries. For two years now it’s been able to efficiently manage all that BIM content thanks to AGACAD’s Smart Browser solution.

Client Profile
SPACE ZERO are a world-class interior design and fit-out firm. They deliver learning, working, caring and living environments, from concept to completion, UK-wide and internationally. BIM plays a key role in the 49-member team’s design expertise, passion for new technologies, and commitment to exceed expectations.

April 12, 2019 by Valensas Balsevicius

Structural engineers, especially those who specialize in concrete buildings, often perform reinforcement detailing tasks. There are several features tools in Autodesk® Revit® platform that can assist in rebar creation – they allow you to create group of reinforcement or individual rebars, area reinforcement and fabric sheets. It’s quite ok, because you can use standard shapes or draw unique shape of rebar, define different layout rules, and so on. But anyway, if you need to do that over and over again, it takes huge amounts of time.

Revit Structure features | AGACAD

So, whilst searching for tools that can help save you time, don’t overlook visual programming tool inside Revit – Dynamo. Even with some basic knowledge and efforts, Revit user can quite quickly learn it and start creating his/her own basic scripts to automate work.

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