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March 05, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

The Precast Show 2018 took place at the end of February, and what a terrific event it was for us to attend and exhibit at! The venue, the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, was fantastic with plenty of space for the hundreds of exhibitors showing off everything from big rigs and various precast equipment to engineering consulting services and software like us.

Here's the big blue bear looking in on the action from outside the convention center atrium.













We'd like to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone who visited our booth!

March 05, 2018 by Andrius Bialyj

Q: How can I frame an opening for a set of pipes passing through a wall and make individual openings for each one in the sheathing layer?

A: While there are other workflows, the one I’ll describe below seems to be the simplest with the least steps and configurations. The following steps will lead to this end result for your pipes:


1. You have to create Opening configurations for your pipes (ducts, etc.), which will insert simple round openings for your pipes (you can use one configuration for all sizes) but will join those openings into a rectangular framed opening, in case the pipes are close to one another (second screenshot):

February 23, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

SHK logoThe SHK (Sanitär-Heizung-Klima) Fair will take place in Essen, Germany, on March 6-9. We’re excited to be taking part in this event, courtesy of our partner Contelos. Our MEP engineer Jokubas Vaisvila will be in attendance with Contelos at booth C44 in hall 1. If you will be at SHK-Essen, we invite you to visit!


Come hear about BIM team workflow, BIM Model audits, and BIM object creation, management, and sharing within a BIM team. From our side, Jokubas will be giving live demonstrations focusing on fire protection design, including sprinkler design and fire component details. In addition, he’ll be showing what’s related to BIM MEP coordination, namely, pipe routing, clash-avoidance, wielding Cut Opening, preparing builders work drawings, and laying out hangers.

February 20, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

AGACAD will be heading to the Mile High City this week to exhibit at The Precast Show – the largest trade show in North America exclusively dedicated to precast.

Naturally we’re looking forward to this outstanding opportunity to showcase our software to the industry in the US! If you're not familiar with our precast software for Revit®, here's a quick summary of how it supports the advancement of the precast industry.


February 19, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Our 2018 webinar season continues with our fourth installment on February 22nd. This one is about sharing Revit® content in BIM team. We kindly invite all Revit users, BIM content creators, and BIM managers to join in this webinar!

Content updates, tracking changes, quality control & more!

February 15, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Thanks to all who attended our recent webinar on Precast Concrete. Our engineer showed how to model a precast parking garage, complete with detailing and shop drawings. This webinar was unique because he showed how to use Metal Framing Floor+ to add double tee slabs. He put together the condensed version of the webinar below to show the process of modeling a parking garage the way he did.


February 14, 2018 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

New versions of our Wood & Metal Framing software for Revit have been released! The improvements included in Wall+, Floor+, and Roof Panel Frame solutions let you easily sort and number walls, structural framing elements, and structural connection elements by your own specific rules configured via Sort Mark. Also, by using additional options you’ll be able to split parts and number elements at the same time as a wall is being framed — and update the details automatically!

In the enhanced versions, you’ve got these new functions in the “Shop Drawings” menu:

  • Numbering Setup – opens a window in which you’ll be able to set numbering rules for walls, structural framing, and structural connection elements by using functionality from the framing software and Sort Mark configurations
  • Number Walls – numbers all walls by the configuration, set in the “Numbering Setup”
  • Number Elements – numbers all structural framing and structural connection elements by the configuration, set in the “Numbering Setup”

February 08, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Check out the Jan–Feb 2018 issue of our AGACAD Advances newsletter! From the outset of the year, our sights have been set on creating tomorrow's AEC with a focus on AI for BIM, a common data environment, mixed reality, and facility management. At the same time, webinar season is in full-swing, further developments are coming out for our precast and framing solutions, and our add-ons are being added to the Revit App Store. Read the newsletter for a quick overview.

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February 07, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Our third webinar of 2018 will be on February 15th. This one's about creating complex connections automatically, and we'll begin with auto-generating multi-layered wall/floor/roof framing in Revit. That's just the preparation for the fun part, though! Once we've done the framing, we‘ll see how to distribute various connection details (fasteners, hardware, etc.) automatically using our Wood & Metal Framing software and, for even more complex situations, Smart Details, which lets you define rules and insert hundreds of elements throughout your project with a few clicks.

How can you distribute details with the Framing Software?
What are the benefits and possibilities of using Smart Details as well?
Find out in this webinar!

We kindly invite all current users of our Framing software as well as potential users to attend. If you're a modeler, designer, engineer, or architect in Revit, we warmly welcome you to join in this webinar. Our engineer will show just how quick and simple handling fasteners and hardware in Revit can be. Come and see how to do it for yourself!

February 01, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

From the day it was founded – February 1, 1991 – AGACAD has always been ahead of its time. It’s in the company DNA. For the past 27 years, we’ve been driving innovation forward by building on the insights of our clients and adroit BIM users to deliver the technology of tomorrow.

With the emergence of artificial intelligence in AEC and the myriad benefits it holds in store, our current focus is on BIMAXON and buildings with AI. For more on merging BIM with AI and how it will impact everyone involved in the lifecycle of a building, head over to CEO Donatas Aksomitas’ blog BIMAXON.

BIMAXON logoWith a firm foundation under our feet and forward-looking clients at our side – all 11,000+ of them in more than 130 countries around the world! – we’re moving with steady steps toward creating tomorrow’s AEC.


Thanks to all who have been on this BIM journey with us: business partners, long-time clients, and those who have only recently found us — we're grateful for your support, encouragement, and trust. We remain fully committed to working closely with all of you to reduce BIM stress, secure BIM benefits, share BIM advances, and promote the BIM industry. Thanks also to our trial users, webinar participants, and those in the social media community. We hope many more of you will join in! And in a special way, thank you to our team of truly outstanding professionals. We couldn't do it without your constant dedication, drive, and ideas!

Thank you.

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