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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.

February 06, 2014 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

We get a lot of questions about our software and linked files operation together. Today I will explain about the possibility to work with linked files using Smart Diffusers, powerful BIM solution for Autodesk® Revit® MEP for ventilation system design. Tools of Smart Diffusers are relevant for all Revit MEP users because Smart Diffusers enables to quickly distribute air terminals in the spaces and easily modify them.

Imagine that we have added required engineering information into our created air terminals.

February 04, 2014 by Inga Ibenienė

all-brands-finall-bim-treeWould you like to simplify work with Revit® data? Would you like to change the way you work so you have more time to create? If yes, then please join us for a free Webinar on 6 February and know what’s important to all Revit users.

The main theme of this webinar is how to facilitate work with Autodesk® Revit® software for BIM Managers, BIM Modelers, Project Managers, Architects, Designers, and Engineers.

FREE WEBINAR Live on Thu, 6 February

BIM DATA MANAGEMENT

January 23, 2014 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Here is a question from MEP engineer who designs fire protection systems using Revit® MEP: We don't layout sprinklers in architect drawing instead we link architect drawing and do layout sprinkler in our drawing. This may prevent me from picking a wall since architect drawing is linked in our drawing. How to distribute sprinklers in the linked Autodesk Revit files easily?

January 20, 2014 by Dainius Gudavičius

Truss+ 3While developing our solution for truss modelling in Autodesk® Revit® Truss+ RT we have come up with some fixes that let users use the solution more stably. There were some issues with Revit® 2014, especially with metal trusses due to Revit's limitations to minimum lengths.

We've found that with certain conditions faces of Revit® families reach the minimum length of 1/32 in. (0.8 mm) allowable by Autodesk® Revit® and cause families to collapse. We've done a workaround and put the entire package to the Update to avoid this issue.

We've updated Revit® truss families and Truss+ RT itself. For stable use of it, use the new Revit® trusses that come with new Truss+ RT update ONLY.

Important:

January 13, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

Hi all Excel2Revit lovers! We know that there are a lot of Excel2Revit users all over the world who like this easy-to-use tool. Today we have big news for all of you.

Inasmuch as Autodesk is the registered owner of the Revit® trademark in the United States and more than a dozen international jurisdictions, including the European Community, we must rename our products missing Revit® trademarks on our product names. So we have released new version of Excel2Revit that was renamed to Excel2R. Like previously, this Autodesk Revit add-on enables to quickly insert MS Excel data into your Revit projects. Herewith, we have decided to improve work with Excel data and now Excel2R became more effective.

So what's new in Excel2R v2014.3 and v2013.3:

January 07, 2014 by Dainius Gudavičius

After the first step when I have explained how to model the architectural part of the building and its roof, today I'll describe the most convenient way to design Rafter roof:

I'll make rafters using Rafter+ tool from Wood Framing Pro suite. It works out of the box. Rafter+ has its own modifiable structural framings, which loads as soon as you use one of its functions for rafter system distribution.

Thank you.

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