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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.

January 03, 2014 by Dainius Gudavičius

Designers across the world are trying to find the answer how to easily model their roof designs in Autodesk® Revit® platform. This series of articles will explain how to easily do that by using Wood Framing Pro suite developed by AGA CAD Ltd. As Wood Framing Pro works exceptionally only with native Revit® element families, articles contains useful Revit® tips and tricks for everyday use. These will also have different common roof types and structural solutions (for example same type of roof can be done using rafters or trusses, so both will be covered in these articles).

December 31, 2013 by Renata Jočienė

All designers need to add dimensions to their Autodesk® Revit® drawings. Placing dimensions is time consuming job therefore they seek to find the easiest way to do this. Extension for Revit Quick Dimensions can be their recourse, because this tool allows Revit users to simplify and speed up the Revit project documentation process.

Quick Dimensions quickly creates dimensions by applying a user defined configuration. This Revit app automatically adds dimensions to selected architectural, structural or mechanical elements, and it enables to add dimension chains in sections and elevations automatically. Quick Dimensions creates more than one dimension chain with one click. This extension can help you in case you need to join existing separate dimensions to one dimension chain.

Sometimes our clients who use Quick Dimensions are confronted with the following situation: “After adding dimensions with “Preselected Walls Dimensioning”, the dimension lines are all in the same line. What should I do to get 3 separate dimension lines?”

December 27, 2013 by Renata Jočienė

Our team has finished this year with an update of BIM Tree Manager that is maybe one of the most powerful BIM solutions for Autodesk Revit users. The update of BIM Tree Manager was released last week before the festive season.

BIM Tree Manager enables incredibly speedy building design, intuitive facility management and BIM data analysis in the Revit projects. It allows each Revit user to navigate, find or modify any element and element parameters with ease. This software works faster now and it is supplemented with new useful features.

BIM Tree Manager v2014.3 and v2013.4 – what’s new:

December 20, 2013 by Inga Ibenienė

In observance of the Christmas & New Year Holidays, support will be limited from Tuesday, December 23rd through Thursday, December 26th, and on January 1st, 2014.

Happy Holidays!                                                                                           AGA CAD team

December 20, 2013 by Inga Ibenienė

Our team wishes you a Merry Christmas and all the best for a successful New Year!

Sincerely thank you for your confidence in us, loyalty and goodwill throughout the year. We wish you and your families all a wonderful holiday season and a happy, healthy New Year.

May the year 2014 bring everyone more business, successful cooperation and be a year of smiles!

AGA CAD Christmas Greetings 2014

December 19, 2013 by Inga Ibenienė

In this article I will take a quick overview of the possibility to create Revit legends with included side-view of a corner door, a window or any other corner element.

Experienced Revit users know that it is possible to include a side-view of Revit family in a component legend using plain Revit, but in that case they need to create legends separately for each element type. Therefore Revit users waste a lot of time at work if there are many different type elements in Revit project. How to solve this problem?

December 17, 2013 by Inga Ibenienė

cuneco logobuildingSMART has provided input to property database of cuneco's BIM classification system CCS.

IFCcuneco is a centre for productivity in construction, working on development of new BIM classification standards in Denmark. This new BIM classification system is very important for the European Union, and there has been general interest worldwide as well. cuneco team develops, tests and implements common BIM standards for enhanced exchange of data throughout all construction processes from initial concept and design over construction to operation and maintenance.

Being as a cuneco initiative partner, AGA CAD Company has joined the development efforts for the cuneco classification system (CCS) that offers a common ground to communicate clearly throughout the building process. AGA CAD contributes to the new BIM classification system development and testing by programming CCS App tools for the Autodesk Revit software.

We are pleased to announce that cuneco products fully match international IFC format, which among other things provides input to cuneco's property database.

Thank you!

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