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January 18, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

link to webinar registrationWe’re kicking off our 2018 webinar season on January 31st! The first installment will be on framing multi-story buildings in Revit®. The content of the webinar is applicable to both wood and metal framing, so if you’re into either or both of those, we invite you to join us.

REGISTER HERE!

By the way, on the registration page, be sure to FIRST *set your time zone*. And THEN you can choose the webinar time which is most convenient for you.


We kindly invite all current users of our Framing software as well as potential users to attend.
If you're a modeler, designer, engineer, or architect in Revit, we warmly welcome you to join in this webinar. The workflow our engineer will present significantly speeds up framing multi-story buildings. Come and see how to do it for yourself!

January 17, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Have you browsed the Autodesk App Store recently? As of this week, another of our tools – Smart Select – can now be downloaded for FREE from the App Store! This is a fantastic one to grab because of its all-around usefulness in Revit and not least of all because it is completely free. No trial here: download Smart Select, and it’s yours to keep.

The tools above can be downloaded either via the App Store or via our TOOLS4BIM Dock (download here on our website).

Free versions (e.g. Smart Browser Free and Smart Select) have no limitations. Trial versions of other tools have no limitations for two weeks and include support during the trial period. Have a go, and may your Revit tasks be simple and lightning quick!

January 15, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

MEp Hangers product logoWe’ve made some changes to MEP Hangers so that it can now be used in Revit® even when Revit is set to languages other than English.

Thus, starting today, you can choose to run Revit in any of its available languages (listed below) AND still use MEP Hangers.

To be clear, MEP Hangers itself isn’t translated into all these languages, but it does mean that you can run Revit in, say, Russian or German (or any of the other above languages) — and all the features of MEP Hangers will still work properly. Now that's some great news!

January 15, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Cut Opening logoWe’ve put together a couple of “sneakpeeks” to summarize a webinar we hosted in 2017 about using our Cut Opening tool to, you guessed it, cut openings in a Revit model! In the pair of videos below, you can see the software being used to insert openings for MEP services – including fire safety components – and generate builders work drawings.

How can Cut Opening enhance your Revit workflow?

  • Auto-creation of openings for MEP services
    • Configuration preparation for openings (Opening size, Joining distances, Partial interference)
    • Running interference checks
    • Insertion of openings, combining configuration data and interference check report from Revit
  • Preparation of builders work drawings
    • Shared parameters
    • Tags & schedules
    • Visual representation of holes in structures

January 09, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

CGTrader, the 3D model marketplace of which AGACAD CEO Donatas Aksomitas was a founding angel investor, recently raised €2 million in funding to accelerate global expansion. It’s another example of AGACAD’s vision and contribution to creating the technologies for tomorrow’s AEC.

The investment round was led by Karma Ventures, with participation of Intel Capital and Practica Capital. Karma Ventures Partner Kristjan Laanemaa said that CGTrader is well-placed to become the world’s largest provider of 3D models: “Their track record convinced us that by having more resources they can scale the business and become the global leader in this space.”

January 08, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

AGACAD will be heading to the Mile High City in the end of February to exhibit at The Precast Show – the largest trade show in North America exclusively dedicated to precast.

Naturally we’re looking forward to this outstanding opportunity to showcase our software to the industry in the US! If you're not familiar with our precast software for Revit®, here's a quick summary of how it supports the advancement of the precast industry.


It's BIM for Precast.

◘ Precise precast elements & connections modeling (LOD 400)
AUTOMATES:
◘ Intelligent building drawings
• WALLS – solid, sandwich, architectural, hollow core, etc.
◘ Automated shop tickets
• SLABS – hollow core, DT, solid, filigree/filigran, etc.
◘ Easy quantity takeoff
• CONNECTIONS – insert hardware to connect beams, columns, walls, slabs, etc.
◘ Teamwork & collaboration
• NUMBERING, filtering, sorting
◘ Real-time data exchange
• SHOP TICKETS – dimensions, schedules, material take-offs, sheets
◘ Virtual simulation of fabrication & assembly
◘ Easy integration with ERP software


We invite you to come visit with us at if you or your company will be in attendance. It's always a pleasure for us to speak with AEC professionals from around the world, and we want to hear how the US precast industry works and what your design needs are.

When: February 22–24, 2018
Where: Colorado Convention Center, Denver

December 27, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

We’re glad to announce that MEP Hangers and Fire Sprinkler have joined Cut Opening, Excel2R, and Smart Browser Free in the Autodesk App Store! It’s another place where Revit users can find our software and take trials. We’ll gradually be adding additional tools there as well.

We invite you to take a free trial of any of these tools via the App Store or by downloading our TOOLS4BIM Dock here on our website.

Free versions (e.g. Smart Browser Free) have no limitations. Trial versions of other tools have no limitations for two weeks and include support during trial. Enjoy!

December 22, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

Our team here at AGACAD wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ahead!

This time of year is always a good time to look back, take at least a moment — hopefully we take many — and realize how much we have to be grateful for. Family and friends. Successes that have brought us closer to where we long to be. Failures that have given us the opportunity to learn, however difficult it may have been. The gift of each day we’ve had. Life itself.

Even when it comes to something like BIM, there’re so many things we have to be thankful for, things and not infrequently people that get glossed over. The ability to program or write or imagine a new way of doing something — and the person who helps make it a reality. The creativity involved in design. The chance to attend conferences. For safety in travel.

Here at AGACAD, we’re particularly grateful to our clients. If it weren’t for you using our software, we wouldn’t be making the stuff! Many of you have contributed to improvements with your ideas and suggestions. A BIG thank-you goes out to you! And of course, we're very grateful for our webinar attendees, trial users, readers of the blog, and those who keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or LinkedIn.


May 2018 be a happy one in all respects, and may you find fulfillment and success in your endeavors. And may you have peace — peace in spirit, peace in your family, peace in your work. We look forward to collaborating with you in 2018!

All the best!

The AGACAD Team

December 22, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

BIM Navigator logoThanks to everyone who registered for and attended last week’s webinar about BIM Navigator. It was a record turnout with 500 registrants and about half that in attendance! Thank you!

Our engineer showed how to use BIM Navigator to manage parameters inside and outside of Revit. That is, how to efficiently browse and handle families, parameters, etc. in projects and libraries. If you missed it or would like to see it again, drop us an email and we’ll send the link right to you. This is a webinar that anyone involved in the BIM workflow can benefit from!

Now, for the highlights!


December 21, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

Thanks to all who attended our webinar about framing wood/metal truss floors in Revit. It was the last one of 2017!

Our engineer showed how to use our Wood Framing Floor & Truss duo to frame a timber truss floor. (The same can be done for a steel floor using our Metal Framing Floor & Truss software.) If you'd like to see the webinar recording,
drop us an email and we'll send it right to you!

Thank you.

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