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January 14, 2015 by Valensas Balsevicius

As I am practicing structural engineering for over 8 years now, I am always looking for new ways to improve my productivity, work efficiency, save my time and reach good quality on time in project schedule.

I started to work with 3D software few years ago, but even now, when I am advanced user and I can tell, that everything that has form can be modeled in plain Autodesk® Revit®, I still want more efficiency in it.

You can hear a lot about Revit possibilities in webinars, seminars and see project examples over the internet and you can be sure you'll model your building with all its elements. But there is always question about the effort you required for your project completion.

January 12, 2015 by Gintaris Aksomitas

Many BIM software users know that with the BIM model they can easily prepare shop drawings (plans, elevations, sections, element legends and schedules). BIM model allows you to save a lot of time in the preparation of project documentation: BIM software automatically or semi-automatically forms lists of project elements, performs their numbering, grouping, prepares shop drawings. Wide potentials of various BIM technologies reduce the need for project data export to other software, which sort and optimize the quantity of elements or form the project estimates.

However, many designers stop at the BIM model creation, and preparation of project shop drawings, although BIM software provides much more possibilities. Most of them equate concepts of BIM workflow and BIM model therefore they don't seize all BIM possibilities to the utmost. BIM model is just a 3D model with all its data, and the BIM process does not end with BIM model creation. So, what's next? How to extend the BIM model usage to manufacturing and building, in order to increase the benefits of BIM technology? The answer - you need as far as possible to extend usage of the opportunities that the BIM model possibilities provide.

In this article, I will give you an example of how to fully use the BIM model.

January 08, 2015 by Renata Jočienė

Few weeks ago we informed you about the new Metal Framing Wall+ version release. This BIM solution was enriched by few new features that allow Revit users to make framing tasks faster and more precisely.

Almost simultaneously, our team has released a new version of the correlative BIM solution Wood Framing Wall+. The new Wood Framing Wall+ v2015.3 and v2014.4 release also includes several new features that I'm going to describe in this post.

By the way, I sincerely recommend you to join our upcoming webinar on January 15, 2015. During this webinar you'll see how much time will be saved making timber frame building models in Autodesk® Revit® using our BIM solutions. Webinar attendees will have a chance to see live how updated Wood Framing Wall+ simplifies workflow of Revit Architecture/Structure users.

Now you can read what's new in Wood Framing Wall+ v2015.3 and v2014.4:

January 06, 2015 by Renata Jočienė

The three Wise Men have brought good news for all Revit Architecture and Revit Structure users: new BIM solution is coming soon! Our team is currently making final testing on our newest BIM solution Metal Framing Rafter+ that provides a set of intuitive tools for roof framing and automatic generation of shop drawings.

We've got many requests to make a full package of Metal Framing Suite, therefore new product Metal Framing Rafter+ was created and it will complete our Metal Framing product package soon. We expect that in few upcoming weeks it will be released. Powerful new solution Metal Framing Rafter+ automatically generates light-gauge steel framing members of any roof shape including openings. It will help Revit users automatically generate all required metal roof members, select suitable wall-roof connection types, update all structure changes and automatically generate shop drawings.

This BIM solution is designed for making an easy roof framing completion and element scheduling. We can guarantee that this solution will save you a lot of time so it is worth to wait for the upcoming product. Stay tuned and we'll be in touch regarding Metal Framing Rafter+ again very soon!

December 31, 2014 by Inga Ibenienė

Those, who follow our news, know that AGA CAD Company participated in Autodesk University Extension Dubai 2014 conference on December 17th. Our team members, who represented AGA CAD in the event, admitted that they were very impressed by the number of participants and the opportunity to communicate directly with the Middle Eastern market designers, and a very high level of event's organization.

December 23, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

Our team has finished one of the last tasks of this year and released an update for Metal Framing Wall+ that is one of the most powerful BIM solutions for framing in Autodesk Revit models. Customized to clients' needs, this Wall+ update has been released last week, just before the festive season.

Metal Framing Wall+ empowers framed building designers, architects and structural engineers to automate the modelling, clash detection & manufacturing of light gauge steel framing including shop drawings, cut lists, optional CNC export (to Howick, Metroll, etc.) and more. This application for Revit Architecture / Structure users helps solving their headaches, increase productivity and helps finishing their projects on time, on budget and at the highest quality.

Metal Framing Wall+ gives more profit and time, furthermore, it ensures modelling and documentation of the metal frame with less stress. This BIM solution is packed with really clever features and functions to automate the design of your steel buildings and make your life easier.

Metal Framing Wall+ v2015.4 and v2014.4 – what's new:

December 18, 2014 by Inga Ibenienė

We kindly welcome all Revit® Architecture and Revit® Structure users to our FREE WEBINAR on quick and professional modeling and making of shop drawings of wood roof & wall framing. During this webinar you'll see how much time will be saved using our BIM applications for timber framing in Autodesk® Revit®. Main themes:

  • easy ways to make wooden roof or wall frames including openings, bracings, noggins and other supporting frames;
  • updating frames with specific configuration;
  • sorting frame elements;
  • making shop drawings of created wall frames.

We kindly welcome all Revit® Architecture and Revit® Structure users to our FREE WEBINAR on quick and professional modeling and making of shop drawings of wood roof & wall framing.

Wood Wall Framing & Workshop Drawings in Revit®

Live on Thursday, 15 January 2015

During this webinar you'll see how much time will be saved using our BIM applications for timber framing in Autodesk® Revit®. Main themes:

December 18, 2014 by Asta Aksomitienė

Those who constantly follow AGACAD activities have already noticed that the company, founded as far back as 1991, changed its entire visual identity at the end of the 2014 year.

Why did the company decide to change?

Old AGA CAD logo >

AGA CAD was founded over two decades ago. Almost ten years ago it started Autodesk software extension developing. Over the past few years, the company has significantly increased its products' supply for designers working in AEC fields. Gradually the company is ripe for changes.

At the beginning of 2014 the company's management was fully determined on the company's brand alterations. There was a search for the most acceptable AGACAD branding, brand positioning questions have also been solved.

The changes affected not only the company's brand, but also part of the product names, customer support, licensing methods and more. Visual alterations are like a crown of all changes.

It took us almost whole 2014 year to crystallize – what are we and what our purpose is. It was very important for us: who are the end-users, how they live, what is important for them, how we can benefit them, what are our customer's expectations. We also wanted to clear out how we are different, what vision we strive to follow and on what values AGACAD activities are based.

What's new in AGACAD branding?
December 18, 2014 by Gitana Černiauskienė

AGACAD offers both network and standalone license types of software licenses. Software with standalone licensing allows users to install the software on a single workstation (1 license = 1 computer) without the need to be connected to a company network.

Network licensing helps software user to ensure his/her own access to the right product at the right time, and it enables easy and efficient control of software use. Another customer's benefit – the only fixed annual fee (valid for 12 months) is applied for a company but not per license.

Network license can be installed on as many computers as desired; however, at any one time, only the maximum number of computers, which is specified in the licenses, can run the software. The Network License Manager (NLM), installed on one or more servers, controls the distribution of particular product licenses to the users.

Based on our experience, AGACAD customers need to have the most effective licensing model to fit their operation rules. Therefore we improved the licensing models. Now AGACAD provides NLM Annual Service that enables current SLM licenses' migration to NLM licenses and vice versa.

December 12, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

Few of our clients who use our Revit® add-on Excel2R faced with a problem of data transfer importing Excel® spreadsheets to Autodesk® Revit® project. When they import the data, text boxes cause the text to go below each other even though it doesn't reflect the same way in the original Excel document for import. Please see below images showing samples of imported tables in Revit with the unacceptable results:

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