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June 26, 2014 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Autodesk® Revit® users know well that this software does not place rooms in the best way. If designers need to add Spaces to the model with the same Room parameter values, they have to check the heights of rooms and correct them to be up to needed boundaries. Also they need to draw Area boundary lines manually and do other time wasting operations working with Revit project Rooms, Areas or Spaces (RAS).

RAS Manager

To help modellers, architects, MEP designers to place rooms, areas and spaces with required heights and parameters was created our tool for Revit named RAS Manager. This extension for Autodesk Revit Architecture / MEP enables to create and manage rooms, areas and spaces with HVAC parameters. RAS Manager automatically detects nearest elevations, room bounding and attaches room to it.

June 19, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

Many of our clients using time saving tool Sort Mark like this Revit® extension flexibility. Sort Mark easily sorts and renumbers any Revit graphical, architectural and structural elements and adds a “mark" value in the way that Revit user needs. I have decided to dedicate today's post for Sort Mark flexibility and I'll show you a real example how to sort and number Revit elements in your required order.

First of all, let me start with the question that was sent by one of our clients: “For the 'Sort Number' command I can't get it to number my columns from 'left to right and top to bottom'. See below the numbering I want to achieve. Can you help me with what parameters I need to have in the fields? I'm using the 'mark' parameter:

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June 17, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

Metal_Wall+_Framed-Wall-Sample-2Metal wall framing, or light gauge steel framing, is an alternative to traditional wood framing. It has been the standard of commercial construction in the United States of America and many other countries. Also this light gauge metal stud framing is widely available in dwelling construction in Australia, New Zealand, and the same USA.

Many architects and structural engineers who use Autodesk® Revit® know what high challenge is a demand to create a full framing layout in 3D. Framed system should be very accurate. Also it is desirable that the framing process should be creatively flexible. Our product managers, who have practical experience as designers and professional Revit users as well, also saw a demand for productivity increasing in this design field. So after long working days, today we are happy to announce that the newest AGA CAD BIM solution Metal Framing Wall+ has been officially released.

June 10, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

About a week ago we got an enquiry from a global engineering company that provides a full range of engineering solutions to clients in the construction, engineering, manufacturing, telecom, and utility industries. BIM manager of this company wrote in an e-mail message:

“I am pretty much interested to buy Cut Opening PRO tool. Hope it helps for modeling requirement. Let me know is the tool generating dimensions as well text? Please find attached PDF file, what we expecting from “CUT OPENING PRO”. We are looking for Tags as per our PDF attached:"

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Many of our clients can prove that our Cut Opening Pro is a brilliant time saver. Using this BIM solution for Autodesk® Revit® you can create openings around ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits in floors, walls, roofs, ceilings, beams, and columns automatically. Also there is no problem to make such tag as it was shown in the enquiry sample.

June 05, 2014 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

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Overall heat transfer coefficient for simple constructions of building envelope could be calculated straightly in Autodesk® Revit®, but what to do if you have more complex constructions with profiles or air layers. The answer is easy – use U-Value solution from Tools 4 Revit!

U-Value is useful Autodesk® Revit® Architecture/MEP extension that calculates overall heat transfer coefficient (U-Value) for walls, floors, roofs, ceilings and foundation slabs. This BIM tool has a possibility to identify the heat flow direction. According to this direction the external and internal thermal resistance differs. This material automatically detects thermal insulation layer and its thickness and adds the profiles into this part of the construction:

June 03, 2014 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Many of our MEP Engineering Pro modules and some Tools 4 Revit apps have been already updated for Revit 2015! R-Heating, Smart Hangers, Smart Sprinklers, U-Value and Building Energy are compatible with the latest Autodesk Revit version. BIM solutions for HVAC or fire protection system design allow you to create optimal indoor climate projects and low-energy buildings.


We've added full support for Revit 2015 and updates of sample projects (R-Heating and Smart Sprinklers) before these products have been released. Important news about Building Energy v2015: the newest version of this BIM solution enables to calculate energy use for space heating and cooling based on ISO and STR standards.

You can download all new versions here:
R-Heating download page
Smart Hangers download page
Smart Sprinklers download page
U-Value download page
Building Energy download page.

June 02, 2014 by Inga Ibenienė

We kindly welcome all Revit® Architecture and Revit® Structure users to our FREE WEBINAR on quick and professional modeling and making of shop drawings of wood wall framing.

Wood Wall Framing & Workshop Drawings in Revit®

Live on Thursday, 12 June, 2014

During this webinar you'll see how much time will be saved using our BIM solution Wall+ which is a wood framing application for Autodesk® Revit®.

Wall modeling

Join us for 45 min and watch in action how to:

  • frame walls and generate shop drawings;
  • update framing by wall changes;
  • define and save your own multiple framing configurations by the wall type.

Take our free webinar and learn more about Wall+ workflow and interface. Main themes:

May 29, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

We have good news: more and more AGA CAD BIM solutions are already compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2015.

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As you know, our newest software Smart Assemblies and some of Wood Framing Pro modules Truss+ RT and Rafter+ fit for Revit 2015 now. And the last week Tools 4 Revit team released more BIM solutions, compatible with Autodesk Revit 2015. I'm talking about two BIM solutions that are already compatible with Revit 2015!

We have released new version 2015.1 of Cut Opening Pro BIM software that automatically creates openings around the ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits in walls, floors, ceilings or roofs.

Also another useful solution Insert Elements is compatible with Autodesk Revit 2015 now. Insert Elements quickly inserts architectural, structural, mechanical elements into predefined positions that are logically related with other objects. We have released Insert Elements v2015.1 single and network licenses, so now designers who work in small or big design companies can use this new version of Insert Elements.

Please download new AGA CAD product versions here:
Insert Elements download page >>
Cut Opening Pro download page

May 29, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

smart-proPowerful BIM solution Smart Browser Pro has been updated and it is compatible with Autodesk Revit 2015 now. This application allows to quickly and easily search & manage Revit® families (incl. shared) placed in the user's computer or server, and after improvement it became more helpful for all Revit users.

As you know, using Smart Browser Pro you can modify families. Now this process is made more flexible, because you can use formulas for modification process. New feature of Smart Browser Pro v2015.1 and v2014.3: formulas are supported during modification process:

May 27, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

text leaf iconOur development team has decided to make some changes in 'Tools 4 Revit' product group. They made a decision that extension for Revit® Quick Table that automatically inserts any external data from doc/txt/xls and creates/updates tables in Revit® drafting view will not be developed for Revit 2015. Its features were moved to another Revit app Excel2R which became a very popular T4R ('Tools 4 Revit' group) product. Excel2R imports Excel data to Revit projects with spreadsheets design settings but it also allows to import MS Word text, so Excel2R features replace all Quick Table functionality.

This change of T4R products is well understandable for our team, but not for our clients as I can see. Some days ago I received a question from one of them: “I was wondering there was a way to use Quick Table for importing a word document and have it look like the format in the attached file. Or do you have another program that could meet this need."

In such case I recommend to use our extension for Revit Excel2R. In this blog post I'll shortly explain how to import text information from text document to Revit project.

Thank you.

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