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February 15, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Thanks to all who attended our recent webinar on Precast Concrete. Our engineer showed how to model a precast parking garage, complete with detailing and shop drawings. This webinar was unique because he showed how to use Metal Framing Floor+ to add double tee slabs. He put together the condensed version of the webinar below to show the process of modeling a parking garage the way he did.


February 08, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Check out the Jan–Feb 2018 issue of our AGACAD Advances newsletter! From the outset of the year, our sights have been set on creating tomorrow's AEC with a focus on AI for BIM, a common data environment, mixed reality, and facility management. At the same time, webinar season is in full-swing, further developments are coming out for our precast and framing solutions, and our add-ons are being added to the Revit App Store. Read the newsletter for a quick overview.

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February 07, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Our third webinar of 2018 will be on February 15th. This one's about creating complex connections automatically, and we'll begin with auto-generating multi-layered wall/floor/roof framing in Revit. That's just the preparation for the fun part, though! Once we've done the framing, we‘ll see how to distribute various connection details (fasteners, hardware, etc.) automatically using our Wood & Metal Framing software and, for even more complex situations, Smart Details, which lets you define rules and insert hundreds of elements throughout your project with a few clicks.

How can you distribute details with the Framing Software?
What are the benefits and possibilities of using Smart Details as well?
Find out in this webinar!

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. Our engineer will show just how quick and simple handling fasteners and hardware in Revit can be. Come and see how to do it for yourself!

February 01, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

From the day it was founded – February 1, 1991 – AGACAD has always been ahead of its time. It’s in the company DNA. For the past 27 years, we’ve been driving innovation forward by building on the insights of our clients and adroit BIM users to deliver the technology of tomorrow.

With the emergence of artificial intelligence in AEC and the myriad benefits it holds in store, our current focus is on BIMAXON and buildings with AI. For more on merging BIM with AI and how it will impact everyone involved in the lifecycle of a building, head over to CEO Donatas Aksomitas’ blog BIMAXON.

BIMAXON logoWith a firm foundation under our feet and forward-looking clients at our side – all 11,000+ of them in more than 130 countries around the world! – we’re moving with steady steps toward creating tomorrow’s AEC.


Thanks to all who have been on this BIM journey with us: business partners, long-time clients, and those who have only recently found us — we're grateful for your support, encouragement, and trust. We remain fully committed to working closely with all of you to reduce BIM stress, secure BIM benefits, share BIM advances, and promote the BIM industry. Thanks also to our trial users, webinar participants, and those in the social media community. We hope many more of you will join in! And in a special way, thank you to our team of truly outstanding professionals. We couldn't do it without your constant dedication, drive, and ideas!

January 25, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Our second webinar of 2018 will be on February 8 and will cover precast concrete and the modeling and documentation thereof.

We invite all current users of our Precast Concrete software as well as potential users to attend. This webinar is ideal for structural engineers, designers & drafters, BIM modelers & detailers, and CAD engineers & technicians. Companies in building design & engineering, consultancy, and manufacturing are likewise whole-heartedly welcome!

January 18, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

We’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.

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.”

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