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June 30, 2017 by Asta Aksomitienė

We´ll be in Toronto for this big event Aug. 3-5. Visit AGACAD (booth #25) and hear our own MEP pro Jokubas Vaisvila speak about builder's work (openings and holes for services)

AGACAD is gearing up for the BILT North America Conference to be held in Toronto, Canada at the Westin Harbour Castle this summer from August 3-5. And our very own MEP pro Jokubas Vaisvila will be presenting!

Jokubas will give a presentation about builder’s work, specifically as it relates to making openings and holes for MEP services. Sharing what he knows about modelling builder’s work in Revit, he will demonstrate Dynamo and Revit add-in workflows to make openings in architectural or structural elements. His goal? To make attendees’ lives easier.

June 20, 2017 by Gitana Černiauskienė

As summer gets underway, we have a unique 3-for-1 offer. From now through July 31, when you purchase Smart Details, you’ll get BIM Tree Manager and Smart Browser Manager for FREE for 1 year!

Furthermore, you get three pieces of software that can be used by two people simultaneously.


“How do those three get along?” you might be wondering. Smart Browser and BIM Tree Manager make a sandwich around Smart Details. Your workflow would look something like this:

June 20, 2017 by Asta Aksomitienė

Automation of shop drawings with AGACAD’s Smart Assemblies, a BIM solution for Revit, has given this Western Australian firm a competitive edge in its design-and-construct projects for mixed-use high-rise buildings.

Hanssen Pty Ltd, established in 1992, is a project management and construction company based in Perth, Australia. It specializes in mixed-use residential and commercial high-rise buildings. The firm has in-house design and engineering teams, and manufactures precast panels, steel fabrication and windows for its projects.

June 19, 2017 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

When it comes to laying out hangers in a Revit project, it’s important to make sure they attach to the structure you want and that the hangers can extend or contract as needed if you need to adjust, for example, the ceiling or floor height.

QUESTION: We want pipe supports to attach to the floor. But when we change the pipe level offset, the rod length remains the same. How do we keep the supports connected to the structure?

ANSWER: First of all, you have to define which Revit category your hanger should connect to. If you select Floors – hangers will connect to the floor. If you select roof – they will connect to the roof. If you select everything – hangers will connect to any structural category found in their way.

June 13, 2017 by Gintaris Aksomitas

All framing structural designers know that diagonal bracing is necessary because it keeps framed walls stable, preventing them from collapsing. Let-in bracing is the most widely used bracing system, but this bracing requires the studs be notched so that the brace will be flush with the stud surface. Using diagonal braces, these studs are typically cut at a 45- to 60-degree angle.

But sometimes designers need other type of cuts. For example, AGACAD client Optimera AS (which is supported by AGACAD's valued partner in Norway Focus Software AS), a significant distributor of building materials in Scandinavia, was looking for the possibility of making special cuts:

"We need cuts for diagonal nailers to be horizontal and not diagonal as shown in the pucture. Is this possible?"

Diagonal bracing

June 09, 2017 by Valensas Balsevicius

This time we again share our BIM advances in productivity enhancement working with Autodesk® Revit® without using any Revit plugin. Just read, learn and simplify your workflow.

If you want to insert Area Reinforcement along the whole contour of Floor, Wall or Foundation, then there is a quick way to do that. Instead of the regular way of drawing boundary for Area reinforcement in section or plan view, select Area Reinforcement command and select element which you want to reinforce:

June 07, 2017 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

Floor Trusses have been included into Wood Framing Truss+
add-on for Revit!

The influence of structural and non-structural walls to Structural Framing's and Wall's connections in Revit is undoubtable and known to many who struggled with them. Why struggled, you may ask? Basically, if the wall is structural, end point of beam or truss automatically moves to the wall's centerline instead of the external face of wall's structural core.

To prove a point, let's draw a beam in Revit:

May 24, 2017 by Asta Aksomitienė

We already did a webinar to overview Precast Concrete solution and also two webinars about how to work with precast floors and walls in Revit environment. Now it‘s time for the last part of Precast Concrete trilogy – precast concrete columns and beams (Check out related blog post: Review of Revit Add-ons for Precast Concrete Beams and Columns).

Webinar has ended, but its recording is available upon request at events@aga-cad.com.

May 24, 2017 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

Thanks to the enhanced Wood/Metal Framing Wall+, Floor+ and Roof+ software, you’ll be able to add customizable, complex dimensions with completely new dimensioning technology – Smart Dimensions.

Although in the past you could also add dimensions to your shop drawings automatically, with Smart Dimensions, you can configure them from the simplest variation, where dimensions will be added only to a predefined layer, to more complex variations, where all layers will be dimensioned.

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