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March 16, 2017 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Cut Opening software was created as a REVIT tool to aid in collaborating between different parts of the project regarding openings. This collaboration is driven by .xml files that contain information about opening position, opening size, opening joining distnce, services that openings contain, etc. Now we have added new communication parameters that allow users to share their ideas straight in the model.

The new parameters for collaboration have been added to families. Users can write comments and approve or decline the openings. And of course it keeps track of who added the comments.

February 08, 2017 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

We’ve been working on new Cut Opening REVIT families. Previously, we only had Rectangular and Round Void Openings. Now we’ve added Rectangular and Round Solid Openings, and Round openings with Fire Sleeves. On top of that, we’ve created the possibility of using any opening family from your computer. We’ve transferred lots of needed parameters from services and more. Read this article and discover all the new and great changes in Cut Opening families.

  • It’s possible to use any opening families.

Openings should be placed here:


December 01, 2016 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

We just released a new Cut Opening version with lots of new features. Some of them were implemented together with our customers from NIRAS and Mott MacDonald teams. You can read short description down below.

Standardization

Dennis Berner @ NIRAS

Is the width/height the “world standard” for the hole size? Because as you see in this case, there is a parameter that are greater than the “hole” would it be possible to make your tool, so you have to map what parameter there are used from the arch model. My proposal to make it possible to change what parameters the tool should use, was just to make it easier for the architect to define their own doors and windows. But then they have to be consistent.


The Insert Structural Openings function is used to insert structural openings in the structural walls, in cases where architectural walls, windows, and doors are separated from the structural walls.



November 24, 2016 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

We’ve just released a new version of Cut Opening with lots of new features. Some of them were implemented together with our customers from Clancy Consulting and Mott MacDonald teams. You can read the short descriptions down below.

Flexibility

Gary Royle @ Clancy Consulting

"We would like to use round holes for cable trays but can’t seem to change. Is this possible?? In answer to your question, it is felt that it is cheaper to create a circular opening in a piece of steel than it is to create a rectangular hole. Therefore for small cable trays such as 50mm x 30mm it is felt that it would be cheaper to create a circular hole of around 75mm diameter."

We opened the possibility to add round openings for all rectangular MEP objects (Ducts, Cable Trays).

October 28, 2016 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

We are back on track! One more post in the BIM Tree Chimpanzee series and one more workflow for our blog readers and followers.

Today, I would like to discuss BIM development by going through BIM stages. Hopefully most of BIM users are familiar with LOD, but for those who are not – I will briefly introduce this term. As one of the most contributive organizations in BIM development, buildingSMART international provides this description of LOD: “The Level of Development (LOD) Specification is a reference that enables practitioners in the AEC Industry to specify and articulate with a high level of clarity the content and reliability of Building Information Models (BIMs) at various stages in the design and construction process”. LOD is divided into 6 stages that comply with the standard: LOD 100 – Concept (or Pre-Design), LOD 200 – Design Development (or Schematic Design), LOD 300 – Documentation (or Design Development), LOD 350 – Construction Documentation, LOD 400 – Construction Stage and the last one, – LOD 500 – As-Built model.

October 07, 2016 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Good afternoon dear AGACAD Blog readers and followers. Today, we will learn how to climb a “BIM Tree.” I would like to extend our BIM Tree Chimpanzee series and speak more about the powerful features that BIM Tree Manager Revit extension has to offer. BIM Tree Manager enhances BIM teamwork and deliverables for integrated project delivery. This tool is brilliant for collaboration between various design teams and posts in teams. Easy information sharing between architects, structural engineers, and MEP engineers is the key to high BIM quality. Information-rich BIM models could provide much more precise quantities as well as a more flexible approach to assemblies and the whole building construction. So, let’s see how BIM Tree Manager can help us.

September 14, 2016 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Placing hangers in Revit® Model one by one is so yesterday. We are using Smart Hangers to place hangers with predefined distance between them automatically. We can set the distances from the first and last point of MEP line based element to place first and last hangers, we can set spacing between hangers as well.

Today, I was thinking about Electrical Engineers and their hard work while designing supports for Cable Trays in Revit. If the cable tray is modelled as one level element – again – it’s easy to do, but if the cable trays are distributed one under another it could be a challenge.

September 14, 2016 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Hello dear clients, users and the rest blog readers! Today I want to introduce some new Revit® families that we have created for Smart Hangers solution. As the most frequent question on Smart Hangers solution is multiple run hanger – we have created exactly what you need in lots of cases.

What is multiple run hanger? These kind of hangers are used to support several pipes, conduits or ducts simultaneously. In real life we usually use unistrut hangers to support several runs of MEP elements. Because this kind of profile is light, easily cut into smaller pieces and easily joined with other hanger elements.

September 06, 2016 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Our new stream readers know that AGACAD’s BIM solution Cut Opening is excellent tool for creation of holes for MEP elements. Revit® app Cut Opening Free is a good choice for Revit users in certain circumstances too. But this time, I would like to share an advice with those who don’t use any Revit plugin but still want to design openings in Revit models smarter.

I get lots of questions about openings for MEP services. All the services consist of different objects, such as line based elements (duct, pipe, cable tray, and conduit) as well as fittings and accessories. Thus, this software clearly can make openings for MEP line based elements, but what should be done with other elements? I was thinking about this and I found the solution.

August 08, 2016 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Smart Hangers is a complete BIM solution for Revit® that can distribute any kind of hangers or supports on each MEP line based element and generic models. This application is developed in compliance with different standards that state hangers should be distributed on elements starting and end points with some offsets and some hangers in the middle of MEP line based elements with maximal distance between them.


But sometimes MEP engineers face a situation when they need to insert only one hanger on MEP element. Can the Smart Hangers application be used in that situation?

We have a rule in Smart Hangers that can place hangers by maximal distance between elements without first and last hangers:

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