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November 09, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

In his latest post over at the BIMAXON blog, AGACAD CEO Donatas Aksomitas gets into more specifics about standardizing BIM object properties. He sees a lot to be gained from standardizing. Check out the post: The ‘Identification’ class of BIM object properties

For more background, see his post from earlier this year: It’s time to standardize BIM object properties!


BIMAXON will be beta-launched next week at Autodesk University! If you'll be there, look us up at booth A324! We'll be in the Building Design & Fabrication sector (next to food court #4).


November 07, 2017 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Smart SelectAGACAD has a nifty free add-on for Revit® called Smart Select. We invite all Revit users to download this free tool and see how it speeds up your tasks! It’s basically a multi-element, auto-selection tool that lets you quickly select elements in a room or space by category, family, or type. This is invaluable in cases when you need to, for instance, write room data to a certain type of element in a room because it eliminates repetitive and inaccurate manual selection.

With Smart Select, you can filter elements by room name or number and add needed parameters to all elements that belong to that room. The workflow looks like this:

  1. Download Smart Select
  2. Install Smart Select
  3. Filter Elements by Room Name or Number:
November 06, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

On his BIMAXON blog, AGACAD CEO Donatas Aksomitas has been developing his thoughts on a more effective way of presenting the right amount of information to BIM actors at the right time throughout a building’s lifecycle. A big part of that is transitioning from LOD to what he calls graphical representation (GR) categories. GR avoids the pitfalls of LOD: model overload and lack of accuracy. Check out his post!

GR categories

Speaking of BIMAXON, it's beta launch will be next week at Autodesk University! If you'll be there, swing by booth # A324 to say hi! We'll be in the Building Design & Fabrication sector, right next to food area 4.


November 03, 2017 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

Once again, AGACAD has made some great changes to both its timber and metal framing software. So many in fact, it’s hard to know where to start! One thing’s for sure: they bring flexibility that’s geared toward making your work in Revit even smoother.

AGACAD's BIM Solutions for Timber Framing in Autodesk RevitAGACAD's BIM Solutions for Timber Framing in Autodesk Revit

Here are the headlines:

  • Load custom family catalog automatically
  • Use your custom headers for sloped openings
  • Modify joined openings
  • Split studs and joists
  • Calculate overall assembly dimensions
  • Control how ridge studs are added
  • Add filters to your configurations
For more on each of these features, read on!

Load your company's family catalog automatically

From now on, you’ll be able to select your company’s family catalog to automatically load families into a project by simply adding the folder’s location after selecting “Load Families and Schedules”:

October 30, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

Many thanks to all who participated in last week’s webinar about cutting structural openings in Revit®. Our MEP engineer Jokubas showed how our Cut Opening BIM Solution has been enhanced through our collaboration with Scandinavian companies like COWI, Ramboll, and MOE.

The webinar was recorded, so if you didn’t get to attend or would just like to watch it again, simply let us know at events@aga-cad.com and we’ll send that to you ASAP!

In the meantime, here’s a short preview of what the webinar covered:

October 20, 2017 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

During the past few months, we’ve been working closely with Scandinavian structural engineers who deal with structural and architectural walls in Revit®. This collaboration has resulted in significant updates to Cut Opening in its latest release. Cut Opening

Companies like MOE, Ramboll, and COWI have already been using Cut Opening for a while to automate the process of inserting openings for doors and windows in structural models to exactly match those elements in the linked architectural model.

Please join our webinar on Thursday, October 26th to learn more about these NEW FEATURES!

October 18, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

Thanks to all who participated in our webinar last week focusing on framing metal (light-gauge steel) walls in Revit®. Our structural engineer Valensas showed the capabilities of the Metal Framing Walls BIM Solution, including some new features for doing bracing and using headers with diagonal members.

The webinar was recorded, so if you didn’t get to attend or would just like to watch it again, simply let us know at events@aga-cad.com and we’ll send that to you ASAP!

In the meantime, here’s a short preview of what the webinar covered:


October 17, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

Once again, we’re happy to join with Itannex, our Dutch Partner, in hosting another webinar about modeling and documenting precast concrete in Revit®. This time the focus will be on columns and beams.

October 25th at 10:00 – 10:30 AM CEST.

That's 3 AM in Chicago, 9 AM in London, 12-noon in Dubai, 7 PM down-under in Sydney. Wherever you may be, it'd be our pleasure to have you join in.

(Opening remarks in Dutch, precast content in English.)


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