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June 10, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

About a week ago we got an enquiry from a global engineering company that provides a full range of engineering solutions to clients in the construction, engineering, manufacturing, telecom, and utility industries. BIM manager of this company wrote in an e-mail message:

“I am pretty much interested to buy Cut Opening PRO tool. Hope it helps for modeling requirement. Let me know is the tool generating dimensions as well text? Please find attached PDF file, what we expecting from “CUT OPENING PRO”. We are looking for Tags as per our PDF attached:"

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Many of our clients can prove that our Cut Opening Pro is a brilliant time saver. Using this BIM solution for Autodesk® Revit® you can create openings around ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits in floors, walls, roofs, ceilings, beams, and columns automatically. Also there is no problem to make such tag as it was shown in the enquiry sample.

May 29, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

We have good news: more and more AGA CAD BIM solutions are already compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2015.

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As you know, our newest software Smart Assemblies and some of Wood Framing Pro modules Truss+ RT and Rafter+ fit for Revit 2015 now. And the last week Tools 4 Revit team released more BIM solutions, compatible with Autodesk Revit 2015. I'm talking about two BIM solutions that are already compatible with Revit 2015!

We have released new version 2015.1 of Cut Opening Pro BIM software that automatically creates openings around the ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits in walls, floors, ceilings or roofs.

Also another useful solution Insert Elements is compatible with Autodesk Revit 2015 now. Insert Elements quickly inserts architectural, structural, mechanical elements into predefined positions that are logically related with other objects. We have released Insert Elements v2015.1 single and network licenses, so now designers who work in small or big design companies can use this new version of Insert Elements.

Please download new AGA CAD product versions here:
Insert Elements download page >>
Cut Opening Pro download page

May 29, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

smart-proPowerful BIM solution Smart Browser Pro has been updated and it is compatible with Autodesk Revit 2015 now. This application allows to quickly and easily search & manage Revit® families (incl. shared) placed in the user's computer or server, and after improvement it became more helpful for all Revit users.

As you know, using Smart Browser Pro you can modify families. Now this process is made more flexible, because you can use formulas for modification process. New feature of Smart Browser Pro v2015.1 and v2014.3: formulas are supported during modification process:

May 27, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

text leaf iconOur development team has decided to make some changes in 'Tools 4 Revit' product group. They made a decision that extension for Revit® Quick Table that automatically inserts any external data from doc/txt/xls and creates/updates tables in Revit® drafting view will not be developed for Revit 2015. Its features were moved to another Revit app Excel2R which became a very popular T4R ('Tools 4 Revit' group) product. Excel2R imports Excel data to Revit projects with spreadsheets design settings but it also allows to import MS Word text, so Excel2R features replace all Quick Table functionality.

This change of T4R products is well understandable for our team, but not for our clients as I can see. Some days ago I received a question from one of them: “I was wondering there was a way to use Quick Table for importing a word document and have it look like the format in the attached file. Or do you have another program that could meet this need."

In such case I recommend to use our extension for Revit Excel2R. In this blog post I'll shortly explain how to import text information from text document to Revit project.

May 16, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

Every structural engineer who uses Autodesk® Revit® knows very well that using plain Revit software preparation of shop drawings takes outrageous time inputs. Therefore BIM solution Smart Assemblies that is created by our team is so popular.

We already have quite a lot of clients who have chosen this software for their daily work. Also there are many trial version testers, who ask us how to increase their work speed and quality. As an example I can provide you a question from one client that was received few days ago:

“I know that you guys made a change to the plugin to allow counting of multiple instances of assemblies, but I haven’t been able to get it to work correctly.”

May 13, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

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Today, we're announcing that the next part of apps from T4R© (Tools 4 Revit) product line are already compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2015! We have released new versions 2015.1 of these tools:

Cut Opening
Cut Opening LT
Excel2R
RAS Manager
Smart Floors

All updated T4R extensions operate faster with Revit 2015.
You can find the newest installations of these products in their download pages (click on the product title in the upper list).

May 06, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

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Some add-ons from T4R© (Tools 4 Revit) product line are already compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2015! Last week we released new versions 2015.1 of these tools:

Quick Dimensions
Smart Sheets
Smart Walls
Sort&Cope
Sort Mark

All updated T4R extensions operate faster with Revit 2015.
If you want to use the newest versions of tools for Revit, please find the newest installations of these products in their download pages (click on the product title in the upper list).

April 22, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

We have good news: today Tools 4 Revit team has released one more BIM solution, compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2015. After the Easter holiday we devoted all our energy to new versions development. So, our newest software Smart Assemblies v2015.1 fits for Revit 2015 now.

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This powerful BIM solution that provides a set of intuitive tools for generation of shop drawings is not only compatible with Revit 2015, but Smart Assemblies v2014.2 is already updated too.

We added additional “Mass" parameter that shows kilograms. This setting was requested by one of our customers:

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In the updated Smart Assemblies version every type will be also displayed in a separate dimension chain:

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Please find the installation of the newest Smart Assemblies versions here: Smart Assemblies download page

Very IMPORTANT to EXISTING Smart Assemblies v2014.2 users:

you have to manually delete this file before reinstalling:

C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\Tools 4 Revit\SmartAssemblies[Version]\OtherSharedParameters.txt

April 18, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

Some of Wood Framing Pro modules are already compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2015! Today, just before the Easter holiday, we have released new versions 2015.1 of Truss+ RT and Rafter+. These powerful BIM solutions enable Revit users to make roof wood framing and elements scheduling with sets of intuitive tools and useful functions.

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Truss+ RT and Rafter+ v2014.2 are updated too, therefore now these Revit extensions operate faster with Revit 2014.

If you want to use the newest versions of Truss+ RT and Rafter+, please click on the download links of those products.

April 17, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

Less than two months ago we released BIM solution Smart Assemblies for Autodesk® Revit® software. This application creates assemblies and corresponding views from selected architectural or structural elements and automatically generates shop drawings with required schedules and dimensions in views. “A sensational looking Revit plugin”, “well done” and other appreciations stimulate us to move forward. Therefore, we seek to be responsive to the needs of our customers.

When we got such a question “How to control element orientation in Assembly Front View?” from our client, seeing a demand for this feature we have added it to our Smart Assemblies version 2014.2.

Possibility to control family orientation in Assembly Front View is added like a new setting in Shop Drawing Configuration (SDC) dialog: “Align Assembly Front View orientation with Front View orientation in Family Editor”.

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This setting goes for family based elements (like Columns, Beams and Generic Models).

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