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May 15, 2018 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Q: I have a large commercial project containing hundreds of rooms on 10 floors. Given 5 possible finish scenarios, I want to apply each one of them as per specification to each room, preferably in one click. Is it possible with your products? If so, which one?

A: You can do this using Smart Browser and its feature BIM Tree Manager.

  1. In BIM Tree Manager, go with Room Category:

May 14, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

We've been hard at work testing our tools against Revit 2019 to ensure complete compatibility. To those of you who have been anxiously awaiting the news, thank you for your patience. We're glad to say our tools are ready to use with Revit 2019!

Here's how to get our tools running on Revit 2019.

For current users of our software

To companies/individuals who have an active license/subscription of at least one of our tools, we've sent an email containing software activation codes and a link to download our 2019 Tools4BIM Dock. (If you can't find it in your inbox, please check your spam folder.) NB: If you're with a company, please ask your BIM manager or IT coordinator for these codes.

What you need to do:

May 14, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

AGACAD’s framing and panelling solutions for Revit® have boosted the speed and quality of this Dutch design firm’s design and documentation work, also for BIM to fabrication, allowing it to offer more competitive project pricing.

Client Profile
A-BET BV is a design and BIM consulting firm based in the South Holland province of the Netherlands that specializes in metal framing.

May 09, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Thanks to all who attended our recent webinar on MEP Hangers. Our engineer showed all the new features that have really upped this BIM app's game to whole new level. He put together a condensed version of the webinar below. For those who missed out – or who liked the live webinar so much that they want to see it again – head on over to our AGACAD Webinar playlist on YouTube. While there, please subscribe to our channel!


May 08, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Our Middle East partner Omnix International is hosting an event on May 14 in Bahrain entitled “Future BIM for Construction Industry”. For those located in either of these countries, this is an excellent way to get a close-up look at some great BIM software! Register here

Location

Kingdom of Bahrain

Date
May 14
Time9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
VenueCH9 – Corporate Hub
Shop 246, Bldg 2648, Road 5720
Lagoon Park, Amwaj، Muharraq 257
RegistrationOnline

April 23, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Thanks to all who attended our webinar on using structural framing elements in modeling precast structures. For those who missed out – or who liked the live webinar so much that they want to see it again! – head on over to our AGACAD Precast Concrete video playlist on YouTube. While there, please subscribe to our channel.

Topics that this webinar covered include:

  • Layout of hollow-core, double tee, solid slabs with automated cuts at openings, different slab shapes and slopes.
  • Dividing a single floor into separate floors automatically.
  • Filigran slabs – creating girders as structural framing elements with predefined rules.
  • Adding connections and cuts to different slabs.
  • Auto-numbering based on selected rules.
  • Generating shop tickets with auto-dimensions.

April 17, 2018 by Valensas Balsevicius

In this post, I want to share some tips about creating families if you want to put them inside your multi-layered wall in Revit® and get nice section views. I'll use two common scenarios to show how to add concrete thickening to precast sandwich walls.

Situation A: Adding concrete thickening around openings

Below is a simple example, but feel free to add any other elements or parameters as needed.

Step 1: Create a face-based family for thickening around the window.

Create solid and void extrusions with the same constraints. In the picture below, you can see one extrusion, but it’s actually one void and one solid element in the same location. Make sure the void does not cut the solid.

Cut a fake host inside the family with the void element. (I minimized the host size for the purpose of this post; there's no need to do that.)

April 15, 2018 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Here's a tip for new Revit users. In the design phase, tons of views have to be created inside a Revit project. So, how can we make sure that all the views are loaded onto sheets and ready for printing? We’ve got a workflow for this. Follow these steps and you can be sure that all views will be loaded onto sheets for printing!

  1. Open Browser Organization (right-click “Views”)

April 12, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

This webinar is about efficiently modeling precast slabs in Revit, specifically by using structural framing elements. Register below for this insider-look at using AGACAD's software for Precast Concrete.

Ideal for structural engineers, designers & drafters, BIM modelers & detailers, and CAD engineers & technicians. Also for companies in building design & engineering, consultancy, and manufacturing.


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