As a valid analytic tool, a comparison matrix serves to determine the basic characteristics of an object. In our case, AGA CAD product managers have prepared comparison matrixes those determine the basic characteristics of BIM software Autodesk Revit without and with additional tools for Revit. Our comparison matrixes outline the most typical features of Revit that are used in modelling, documentation and project data analysis processes.
Our programmers have been hardly working during this summer heat until we have got a desirable result: like many other tools for Revit and AGA CAD BIM solutions, BIM Tree Manager is already compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2015!
Our team refers BIM Tree Manager the most powerful BIM solution for Revit that is relevant for all Revit users. It helps solve many Revit user's headaches and makes effortless design, modeling and documentation processes for architects, structural or MEP engineers, and BIM project managers as well.
Approximately a week ago we published the matrix with Revit® Architecture vs Revit® Architecture plus AGA CAD tools & BIM solutions feature comparison. Looking at download number of this document we understand that it has attained great interest of Revit users. So at this time we have compiled feature comparison between plain Autodesk® Revit® Structure software vs features of Autodesk® Revit® Structure together with AGA CAD products (Tools 4 Revit and BIM Solutions). See this matrix yourself:
During the developing time of our newest solution for metal wall framing, our team has decided to improve our other BIM solution for timber wall frame design. So on the 1st July we released Wood Framing Wall+ (earlier known as just Wall+) new version 2015.2 (2014.4). It is created using new technology and new Revit® framing families, leaving some parts in user interface that are well known to this software users. So they will not be confused because of the changes and will be able to easily accustom to the new menu and improved wall framing work method.
We made a better tool with much more capabilities, speed and ease of use.
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).
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.
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:
Metal 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.
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:"
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.