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August 30, 2017 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

If a building you need to model is going to have lights and HVAC, then those systems need a plenum space above the ceiling (and possibly below the floor as well). In such cases, how can you find the distance between, say, the ceiling and the slab above? As it turns out, Revit® doesn’t have Real Height parameters for Rooms and Spaces. Instead, it calculates them depending on the actual stretch but not the bounded Height. BIM Tree Manager can help find the distance you’re looking for.

QUESTION: How do you find the distance between a compound ceiling and a slab?

ANSWER: I’d suggest using special spaces to define the volume between a ceiling and slab. Here’s how to do it.

August 29, 2017 by Asta Aksomitienė

This Finnish engineering firm says its design services have benefited greatly from the tools in AGACAD’s Precast Concrete suite for Revit®, which are now at the core of the company’s processes for element design and shop drawings.

Client Profile
Insinööritoimisto Savolainen Oy has been delivering architectural and structural design and construction management services across Finland since 1960, and more recently has expanded to the Baltics and other countries. It specializes in industrial and public facilities.

August 03, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

By now, a good portion of our users have probably begun using our 2018 TOOLS4BIM Dock. What’s different about the latest version of our Dock?

For those unfamiliar with our “Dock,” it serves as the access-point to all trials, license activations, and updates of our Revit® add-ons. When you download it from our website, it appears as a window within your Revit® environment. Use it to manage all the tools you have from AGACAD, find help pages and tutorials, get support, and make purchases.

August 01, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

Our team is on its way to BILT NA 2017. There, alongside other BIM leaders from around the world, we’ll have our booth open and ready for you to come check out from August 3-5!


We’re very excited for Jokubas, our MEP expert, who will be giving a presentation on the pros & cons of various ways to model MEP service holes. If that’s up your alley, I wouldn’t miss it if I were you!

August 01, 2017 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

Everyone probably knows how tiring and time-consuming numbering elements in Revit can be, especially when you have hundreds or even thousands in a project. And what if you need to renumber them later? Or write values like door swing direction and orientation? There must be a way to do all of this automatically...

Luckily there is! AGACAD's Sort Mark for Revit can do all that -- and more!


The Sort Mark extension allows users to sort/renumber Revit elements in various ways and to add additional information to any selected elements. Sort Mark automatically sorts graphical elements (grids), architectural elements (doors, windows, rooms, etc.), and structural elements (columns, beams, etc.). The tool allows users to save specific localized sort and mark configuration settings for later use in the current project or a future one.

July 25, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

We’ve been looking forward to it for months, and now it’s finally upon us: BILT Conference 2017!
If you’ll be attending, we hope you’ll come say hello at booth #25.


Held from the 3-5 August in the Westin Harbour Castle, the BILT North America Conference will be a gathering of BIM experts the world over, and we’re proud to be a part of it. Our very own MEP expert Jokubas Vaisvila will be adding to the conversation with his presentation entitled “Builder’s Work – Holes for MEP.” In it, he’ll demonstrate Dynamo and Revit add-on workflows for making openings in architectural or structural elements. Best wishes, Jokubas!

Hope to meet you in Toronto!

July 20, 2017 by Valensas Balsevicius

In this article, I will go through a few ways you can apply Revit add-ons from our Precast Concrete solution (compatible with Revit® 2016, 2017, 2018) to deal with the design of Precast Massive/Solid and Sandwich Walls.

Our Precast Concrete solution includes tools for inserting details, cuts, and connections; sorting columns and beams automatically; and preparing shop drawings with automated dimensions and sheets.

Let's begin by taking a look at a couple of examples of how to work with walls.

First of all, if your building has full-length Revit walls, you have to split them into separate panels. You can do that by switching to Smart Walls and using the Split Wall window commands for automatic or selectable splitting of walls.

July 13, 2017 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

Wood and Metal Framing software for Revit has been enhanced once again to save you time on probably the least “fun” process – documentation. After getting so many user requests, from now on you will not have to create new sheet templates in every project over and over again. Interested? Read on!

In previous versions of our Wood Framing software for Revit, after creating an assembly with automatic dimensions and tags, users had to drag views to the sheets and then set those Sheets as Templates to create other Assemblies within that project. Then, when users would start the next project, configurations remain and could be used straight away. But the Sheet Templates had to be created in each project for every configuration from scratch.

In the new versions of Wood Framing software, we’ve managed to enhance this workflow: you will not have to create new sheet templates for your assemblies anymore, as you will be able to use the existing ones from the Template Project.



July 05, 2017 by Asta Aksomitienė

In the July 2017 edition of our newsletter "AGACAD ADVANCES," the spotlight is on Precast, expert framing and MEP tips, our summer special, and more!

AGACAD ADVANCES July 2017


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