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May 18, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

In this webinar, we'll show the latest enhancements made to the Rafter framing module that is now part of our Wood & Metal Roof framing software. Now creating rafters automatically is much smoother and more intuitive, just as it has always been for walls, floors, and prefabricated roofs. The powerful Rafter tool seamlessly automates the roof splitting and framing process: split a roof by faces and then frame it with Roof + (Wood version, Metal version).

Join our webinar and see how to:

  • Automatically split roofs by faces according to any architectural roof shape;
  • Define detailed, multi-layer timber/steel rafters for roof framing in a snap using fully customizable rules and templates;
  • Automate shop drawings, including sorting, tagging, dimensioning and scheduling of all frames and their elements.
May 16, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

MEP Hangers has been remade to give you more options, greater flexibility, more functions, and increased speed in laying out hangers and supports throughout your Revit MEP model. The software has been totally revamped to make new workflows possible. Plus it's got a sweet new interface.

Here's what you need to know in order to use the new MEP Hangers to its full potential.

May 16, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Bobby Stiles, the founder of Florida-based Preconstruction with Stiles LLC, says his BIM modeling and metal stud consulting business got a big boost from AGACAD’s light gauge steel framing solutions for Revit®.

Client Profile

Preconstruction with Stiles LLC is a U.S. provider of BIM and as-built data services with special expertise in metal framing. The company works on public infrastructure (hospitals, airports, schools) and large commercial projects (retail, hotels, residential).

May 15, 2018 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Q: I have a large commercial project containing hundreds of rooms on 10 floors. Given 5 possible finish scenarios, I want to apply each one of them as per specification to each room, preferably in one click. Is it possible with your products? If so, which one?

A: You can do this using Smart Browser and its feature BIM Tree Manager.

  1. In BIM Tree Manager, go with Room Category:

May 14, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

We've been hard at work testing our tools against Revit 2019 to ensure complete compatibility. To those of you who have been anxiously awaiting the news, thank you for your patience. We're glad to say our tools are ready to use with Revit 2019!

Here's how to get our tools running on Revit 2019.

For current users of our software

To companies/individuals who have an active license/subscription of at least one of our tools, we've sent an email containing software activation codes and a link to download our 2019 Tools4BIM Dock. (If you can't find it in your inbox, please check your spam folder.) NB: If you're with a company, please ask your BIM manager or IT coordinator for these codes.

What you need to do:

May 14, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

AGACAD’s framing and panelling solutions for Revit® have boosted the speed and quality of this Dutch design firm’s design and documentation work, also for BIM to fabrication, allowing it to offer more competitive project pricing.

Client Profile
A-BET BV is a design and BIM consulting firm based in the South Holland province of the Netherlands that specializes in metal framing.

May 09, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Thanks to all who attended our recent webinar on MEP Hangers. Our engineer showed all the new features that have really upped this BIM app's game to whole new level. He put together a condensed version of the webinar below. For those who missed out – or who liked the live webinar so much that they want to see it again – head on over to our AGACAD Webinar playlist on YouTube. While there, please subscribe to our channel!


May 08, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Our Middle East partner Omnix International is hosting an event on May 14 in Bahrain entitled “Future BIM for Construction Industry”. For those located in either of these countries, this is an excellent way to get a close-up look at some great BIM software! Register here

Location

Kingdom of Bahrain

Date
May 14
Time9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
VenueCH9 – Corporate Hub
Shop 246, Bldg 2648, Road 5720
Lagoon Park, Amwaj، Muharraq 257
RegistrationOnline

April 23, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Thanks to all who attended our webinar on using structural framing elements in modeling precast structures. For those who missed out – or who liked the live webinar so much that they want to see it again! – head on over to our AGACAD Precast Concrete video playlist on YouTube. While there, please subscribe to our channel.

Topics that this webinar covered include:

  • Layout of hollow-core, double tee, solid slabs with automated cuts at openings, different slab shapes and slopes.
  • Dividing a single floor into separate floors automatically.
  • Filigran slabs – creating girders as structural framing elements with predefined rules.
  • Adding connections and cuts to different slabs.
  • Auto-numbering based on selected rules.
  • Generating shop tickets with auto-dimensions.

April 17, 2018 by Valensas Balsevicius

In this post, I want to share some tips about creating families if you want to put them inside your multi-layered wall in Revit® and get nice section views. I'll use two common scenarios to show how to add concrete thickening to precast sandwich walls.

Situation A: Adding concrete thickening around openings

Below is a simple example, but feel free to add any other elements or parameters as needed.

Step 1: Create a face-based family for thickening around the window.

Create solid and void extrusions with the same constraints. In the picture below, you can see one extrusion, but it’s actually one void and one solid element in the same location. Make sure the void does not cut the solid.

Cut a fake host inside the family with the void element. (I minimized the host size for the purpose of this post; there's no need to do that.)

Thank you.

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