The Thorson • Baker design team needed tools that would bring big benefits for their clients and themselves. Important criteria in their search for BIM software were the possibility to model almost any type of truss and model any configuration of roof structure.
AGACAD’s wood and metal framing solutions have enabled U.S.-based TBA’s design team to automate complex roof framing tasks, significantly improving the quality and efficiency of BIM projects and increasing the satisfaction of the company’s clients in the building construction industry.
Thorson • Baker + Associates, Inc. (TBA)
Engineering consultation and design services for the building construction industry: structural, mechanical, commissioning, electrical, and technology. TBA focuses on attention to detail, economy of design within project parameters, attentive service, and always meeting schedules and deadlines.
search of the market led TBA to AGACAD and its
Wood Framing Suite.
That was in 2013. Three years later, they remain happy. George Aslanidis, Senior CAD & BIM Technician for Structural Engineering at TBA, says:
“Wood Framing Truss+ RT allows us to
almost any type of truss, any configuration. The extensive truss family library
that comes built-in is often enough, but it also offers the ability to model
custom trusses to fit the shape of the roof, which has also been quite helpful.”
“It’s intuitive and innovative and has saved us quite a bit of time, especially in the revising and updating of roofs. It’s made modeling and laying out roof trusses easier. It has given substance to our models, which is extremely beneficial to our clients. Being able to model the structures we need has also really helped coordination with clients.
Overall, AGACAD’s Wood Framing Suite is a great solution for anyone working in Revit who is looking for a more comprehensive, efficient and intuitive system for modeling roof structures.”
TBA was ready to also implement AGACAD’s
Metal Framing Suite, which offers the same
type of advanced functionality,
automation, and quality control as the wood framing modules.
“Revit doesn’t have something specifically meant for light gauge metal roof trusses. The Metal Framing Truss+ add-on allows us to be more accurate in our work, while utilizing the same truss modeling capabilities of Wood Framing Truss+ RT.”
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