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March 18, 2014 by Dainius Gudavičius

2014 03 18 OutriggesTruss+ RT is a powerful application for Autodesk® Revit® that lets Revit users to make their truss design the way he/she wants it to be. For example, in different areas outriggers are done differently.

In this article you’ll find one of possible outrigger placement methods when outrigger beams go over the gable end truss.

March 13, 2014 by Inga Ibenienė

globe_of_flags (Custom)We are very happy to announce, that after the analysis of the last year activities we have defined not only a significant increase of the Company sales and customer base growth (compared with the Year 2012 activities the number of AGA CAD product users has increased by 25%). Since the end of 2010, when AGA CAD began to develop extensions for Autodesk® Revit®, known under the brand T4R© (Tools 4 Revit) and distributing them, the number of countries to which AGA CAD products are exported strongly expanded.

During all the years of the Company activities geography of our products’ commercial licenses expanded up to 76 countries worldwide or up to 129 countries if we calculate users of AGA CAD free products too. This is a really large number knowing that there are 196 countries in the world.

March 10, 2014 by Dainius Gudavičius

There are sometimes situations when inserting trusses with Truss+ RT trusses are connected incorrectly. That is because Revit® parses structural truss connections independently and creates its own interpretation of how these should be joined together.

For that reason, we've built Update Truss Connection function into Truss+ RT. To use it you need to select the truss you want connections to be updated and use the function which is under Trusses menu category in Truss+ RT.

Another tip is for Truss placement at walls. When trusses are placed on the same level as walls are, bottom chord cuts the wall by half of its height.

That is because structural truss members are placed in the middle of their section by default. The best way to solve that is to make wall top offset of the length equal to half of the section height of bottom chord.

If you have any other questions, please contact us at support@aga-cad.com.

March 06, 2014 by Gitana Černiauskienė

SubscribeSubscriptions are nothing new nowadays. Microsoft’s customers have been purchasing Software Assurance subscriptions for all of their software for years. Autodesk Inc. is also keen to make all its customers on subscription basis. Knowing that our customers’ requirements and needs change continuously, we relentlessly continue to pursue improvements and excellence in our software products both T4R© (Tools 4 Revit) add-ons and AGACAD BIM Solutions.

Our subscription period is 1 year. Everyone who is under active subscription can benefit immediately by receiving new updates as well as taking part in our future software development process when offering new features, sharing ideas, testing, etc. We guarantee our Subscribers consulting and assistance on our solutions’ usage and efficient operation.

TOP 3 Subscription Benefits for AGACAD product subscribers:
      • Technical support that provided by AGACAD dedicated team of customer support managers and Certified Revit Professionals.
      • New functionality development after Revit users’ wish list. We work very flexibly. Missing some functionality? If any active subscriber doesn’t find anything suitable for his needs in our standard product range, we can create something special to meet his own exact requirement.
      • Software updates allow you to be up to date with the latest version.

Full list of our SUBSCRIPTION BENEFITS:

March 04, 2014 by Dainius Gudavičius

2014 03 04 Flat Trusses-0 (Custom)There are situations when you need to insert flat trusses in your project. That might be necessary in various situations. Looking at it conceptually, flat trusses are common trusses with zero slope angle and higher heel height.

It is easy to add them in your Autodesk® Revit® project using Truss+ RT solution. This explanation also works the same with sloped flat roof, but you should use different truss types for that. For example, mono pitch trusses.

To make flat truss you should take these steps:

March 03, 2014 by Inga Ibenienė

Autodesk_Revit_workshop_Smart Assemblies_Sheets (Custom)Are you tired of shop drawing creation in Revit? Do you need to streamline your documentation process? We know what can help you. When our project managers noticed that the workflow with assemblies is complicated in Revit, we started to work on our newest BIM solution. As we informed you few weeks ago, our team has created the new product called Smart Assemblies. This Revit®-based BIM solution was officially released on 26th February 2014.

Main Smart Assemblies features

February 25, 2014 by Asta Aksomitienė

t4r_logo_80x80Our company is glad to announce that last year we acquired more than 4,500 new customers of T4R© (Tools 4 Revit) extensions and AGA CAD BIM Solutions. Compared to the 2012's year activities, the number of AGA CAD product users has increased by 25%, and total amount of AGA CAD product commercial licenses already exceeds 8,500. As it can be seen from the market trends, Autodesk® Revit® extensions are becoming more and more popular, so we expect that sales of AGA CAD products will grow for the third this year.

Our team seeks to create products which increase the designers' work rate and quality, therefore designers from different countries like them. Increased quantity of sales confirms that our products meet expectations of Revit users. Next year we expect even more sales as we are finalizing to implement the system Show How, helping to quickly and easily learn how to use the software.

February 20, 2014 by Dainius Gudavičius

Let's assume you're structural engineer or modeller in the firm that designs framed or modular buildings. Most of the work is done in BIM applications these days to coordinate the design and solve all nasty problems in software rather than in field.

wall framing 2Modelling is not an easy job to do, there are a lot of thoughts around the smallest elements in a project depending on what detail level a designer tries to achieve. More detail pays off, as the building is being constructed for the first in the computer (with all related problems), and for the second time, building it in reality these problems have already been solved. On the other side it is a very time consuming work and might take as much as real construction if not thought through.

BIM software such as Autodesk® Revit® allows all designers to be at one page and realize their decisions in a model. It lets a designer to be capable of modelling in such detail that every part or element might be in a model. But if not automated it can become a nightmare. So helpers are crucial to get things done quickly.

February 18, 2014 by Inga Ibenienė

We welcome Revit® Architecture and Revit® Structure users to our FREE WEBINAR on quick and professional modelling and making of workshop drawings of wall framing in Revit® project.

Wall Framing & Workshop Drawings in Revit®

Live on Thursday, 27 February

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

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

  • frame walls and generate workshop 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:

February 11, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

As you know, we are constantly adding new products to AGA CAD product portfolio. Hope it would be interesting to you to know that we are currently working on the newest product Smart Assemblies. This product is not officially released yet, but it will be released very soon (perhaps within one month).

As you know, we are constantly adding new products to AGA CAD product portfolio. Hope it would be interesting to you to know that we are currently working on the newest product Smart Assemblies. This product is not officially released yet, but it will be released very soon (perhaps within one month).

I want to briefly describe our new product's purpose. Smart Assemblies is a BIM solution for Autodesk® Revit® users that provides a set of intuitive tools for generation of workshop drawings. Revit user just needs to select structural beam, column, wall, floor or other structural element, and the application will collect all the rebar and other hosted concrete or steel elements and make an assembly with predefined views and schedules.

Thank you.

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