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November 28, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

Check out the November 2017 edition of “AGACAD Advances”! In the past month or so, we’ve been to a couple of conferences, BIMAXON was unveiled, and we’ve hosted several webinars to provide tips and updates. And those are just a few things going on! We invite you to read the newsletter for a quick summary.

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November 27, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

We're hosting a webinar to highlight a new function of our Framing software: automated framing of wood or metal floors. Whether your floors are simple or complex, you can frame them with speed and ease. We're here to show you how in this webinar!

We kindly invite all current users of our Framing software as well as potential users to attend this half-hour webinar. Come hear about the latest features that make framing floors in Revit easier than ever.

Registration is open and free!

In this webinar about framing timber or light-gauge steel floors, you’ll see the entire workflow: from having a simple floor modeled in Revit to auto-generating multilayer floor framing using Wood Framing Floor+. Not enough?

November 20, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

We're glad to announce that we're co-hosting a webinar with AEC, our Partner in Sweden!

The focus will be on how to use the "Template Project" function for framing projects in Revit. Those of you who do documentation of framing projects, this one's for you! Attend, and you'll see how to save major time on documentation. If you skip out...well, register anyway so that we know to send you a recording ;-)

This half-hour FREE webinar will be on November 23, 2017 at 1:00 - 1:30 PM Central European Time.

That's 6 AM in Chicago, noon in London, 4 PM in Dubai, 8 PM in Kuala Lumpur, and 11 PM down-under in Sydney.


NB: Opening remarks in Swedish, but webinar content will be in English.

We kindly invite all existing Wood and Metal Framing users as well as potential users to attend this webinar. Hear about the recent feature that significantly speeds up your project documentation process, saving you time...and headaches!

November 20, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

Precast ConcreteOver the past several months, we've held webinars about modeling and documenting precast concrete slabs, walls, columns and beams in Revit®. With our Precast Concrete BIM Solution, you can split floors into various types of slabs and divide walls into panels. Distribute connectors, cuts, plates, supports, anchors, grout tubes and other details en masse according to predefined rules, and then modify details to match the level of detail required. Automatically sort elements according to predefined rules. And finish off by generating shop drawings with automated dimensions, views, schedules, and sheets.

If you missed those webinars or would like to see them again, we'll be more than happy to send a link to the recording. Contact us HERE.

Meanwhile, here's a set of short videos we've produced that give a brief look at each aspect of our Precast software.

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November 20, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

We just got back from Autodesk University, and it's already time to prepare for the next big event: BIM World MUNICH. Even though this is only the second year of this conference, it’s already a leading BIM event in central Europe, with well over 100 exhibitors! We’re looking forward to exhibiting next to Contelos (our partner in the DACH region) at this growing event that brings together so many engaged players in the AEC sector. See you soon, Contelos!

Along with our lineup of Revit tools, our team will be on hand to demo and discuss BIMAXON, a new-generation BIM platform that gives real-time access to data from all sources, be that source Revit, Tekla, Navisworks, Archicad, IFC, etc. One of the primary purposes of BIMAXON is to reduce information to only what's necessary and delivering that -- no more, no less -- to the right BIM actors at the right time in the building life-cycle process. That means eliminating unnecessary information that clogs up our heads and IT systems. Which translates into increased efficiency and accuracy all around.

November 16, 2017 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

Before diving into the details of this update for our framing software, perhaps a little distinction is in order. Due to such frequent updates of our software, a common question always comes up: "Why is your software updated so often?" And we understand. After all, sometimes that little red dot shows up in the Dock more than twice a month!

TOOLS4BIM Dock OverviewThe reason for such a high frequency of updates is because we try to fulfill clients' special requests as soon as possible. Instead of making a client wait a month or two until the next VERSION is released, we strive to implement their specialized requests as quickly as we can by frequently releasing software BUILDS. Of course, these BUILDS may also contain bug fixes – and we're very grateful to clients when they help find these! – but rest assured that most often, that little red dot just means we’ve made one more client’s Revit dream come true.

With that said, let’s get into the new things you can do with your timber or light-gauge steel framing projects using the latest BUILDS of Wood and Metal Framing!


Wood Framing Metal Framing Wall





November 15, 2017 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

BIM Navigator is a powerful tool for library and project parameter management in Revit. Bringing to bear the combined power of Smart Browser and BIM Tree Manager, it lets users review parameters from different angles to give maximum control -- from family management and modification to quality control of projects.


For a side-by-side break-down of the two arms of BIM Navigator, see the table below.



And if you'd like to see more about BIM Navigator, join our webinar on Thursday, December 7, 2017! It's geared toward anyone and everyone involved in the BIM workflow -- Revit modelers, BIM managers, BIM analysts, BIM evangelists, team leads, MEP engineers, architects, designers, structural engineers, and contractors.



November 15, 2017 by BIM Tree Chimpanzee

After its debut a year ago, the BIM Tree Chimpanzee returns to the spotlight. Whether you’re dealing with an architectural, structural, or MEP model in Revit, this BIM chimp knows its way around.

For models containing enormous amounts of information (whose doesn't?), it takes some serious power to collect, check, modify, and analyze it all. And of course, lots of times there's inadequate information in a model, so you have to fill in what's missing. (Coordinates and re-calculated elevations, anyone?)

Enter BIM Tree Manager, one arm of AGACAD's BIM Navigator. Our chimp is on hand to show how to manage all BIM object info. See the posts below for examples of how to manage architectural, structural, or MEP projects.

Into the Jungle!

November 14, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

AGACAD will introduce its new-generation building information management platform during Autodesk University in Las Vegas. The beta launch of the BIMAXON platform, “a brain for a building”, will be a major highlight of our participation in AU from November 14 to 16, 2017.

"The theme for this AU is ‘The Future of Making Things’, and BIMAXON is pioneering technology for the AEC future everyone’s dreaming about,” says Donatas Aksomitas, AGACAD’s CEO.

“It’s the kind of advanced information management and exchange that’s needed for a world of VR/AR and IoT, for buildings with Artificial Intelligence. Imagine data from all sources in one place with real-time access and BIM with infinite dimensions. We’ll have a HoloLens to show it off with mixed reality,” he said.

November 14, 2017 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Question: “Do you have something similar to Autodesk’s Roombook tool that can find all Revit categories?”

Answer: Yes. BIM Navigator lets you do everything Roombook does and more.

Although Roombook is a really nice tool, from my point of view it’s not finished yet. For example, it’s strange that you can’t select all Revit categories that are in your Revit model.

Take a look at the categories Roombook allows you to schedule:


There are many more Revit categories that ought to be included in a Roombook table like the one above. This is where BIM Navigator comes in handy.

Thank you.

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