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October 14, 2014 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

custom hangersWe are getting a whole bucket of questions that are related to Smart Hangers solution which allows Autodesk® Revit® users to hang MEP elements either from the slab above and along vertical walls. One of the frequently asked questions is based on custom hanger creation and usage with Smart Hangers.

We want to share our practice and knowledge with you, and show the way hangers are created. In this video you will find useful information for creating hangers with necessary parameters to work with Smart Hangers application for Autodesk Revit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3DatV6TCxo

Wish you luck!

October 09, 2014 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Smart Hangers solution for Autodesk® Revit® is one of the powerful add-ons that can help you while placing Hangers and Supports on any kind of line based MEP elements or generic models. Most popular distribution rules are listed under every family. Filter of rules will be made accord hanger or support family (location line top, location line bottom, location line vertical, etc.). If you still can’t find required rules for distribution – no problem – you can built your own rule here in Smart Hangers solution.

To create your own rules you have to click on „Configure“ button:

October 07, 2014 by Jokūbas Vaišvila
Sort Mark XYZMany Autodesk® Revit® users face a problem in one of the last stages of a project. All elements in BIM model should have exact location in the project and the elements should be located in a real building accordingly. How to find this location in total station for layout in Revit? Users need at least X, Y, Z coordinates or in different language coordinates and elevations of any kind of elements.

October 03, 2014 by Inga Ibenienė

Interested in learning about the latest BIM software in the AEC industry? Come and visit the AGA CAD team in Las Vegas this December at Autodesk University 2014! Visit AGA CAD booth #151 in the AU Exhibit Hall to learn about our BIM solutions and extensions that run within Autodesk® Revit® software and help greatly when working with Revit in modelling, documentation or data management processes.Autodesk University 2014

September 29, 2014 by Asta Aksomitienė

Autodesk_Revit_workshop_Smart Assemblies_Sheets (Custom)We are happy to announce our next webinar is on this Thursday October 2nd. Please join us for a 45 minutes on-line demonstration of our updated BIM solution Smart Assemblies v2015.2 or v2014.3.

As you know we're always striving for our products to meet our customers' needs. Therefore when we received few client requests (from the USA, Australia, the Netherlands) to improve work with element view in shop drawings, our team has developed new functionality that allows you to control element rotation in all assembly views.

In this live demonstration of updated Smart Assemblies you'll see not only the newest feature but all functionality of Smart Assemblies. Main themes:

September 22, 2014 by Inga Ibenienė

Smart HangersMEP design in a project is only one part of work. Another part is how the MEP elements are connected to structural elements. It is a real headache to engineers as this is quite an important part of a project. Sometimes even MEP element distribution might be revised due to hanger clashes or absence of structural parts to connect hangers to.

Smart Hangers is a tool that helps HVAC engineers, plumbers, fire protection engineers, electrics and constructors to evaluate the positioning of their design!

We welcome Revit® Architecture and Revit® MEP users to join Smart Hangers live demonstration and find out how you can use this powerful solution for hanger and support distribution on MEP elements in your own Revit® projects.

September 17, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

hollow core panel

I know that some Revit® users always use the beam tool to draw hollow-core planks designing a  floor system. However, my colleagues and I have noticed that beams are not good solution for hollow-core panels. First of all,  it is very difficult to cut ends of such beam especially if it’s not rectangular. Second, the beam has one analytical line in the middle. It causes difficulties with adding loads and moving the BIM model to analytical software. So we have decided to make such panels under Floor category. Using our extension for Revit Smart Floors it is very easy to apply a panel as a floor type.

September 11, 2014 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

A lot of our clients face the frequent problem that they distribute in the project hundreds of Revit® families those are not line based elements and trying to hang or support them using solution. Do not forget that the Smart Hangers application works only with line based elements such as line pipes, ducts, cable trays, conduits and also  with LINE BASED GENERIC MODELS.

All you need is to start your new family in Generic Model line based template:

Smart Hangers - work with line based element-1

Make any kind of element using Autodesk Revit tools:

September 09, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

Rotate iconIt‘s always very important for us that our products meet our customer needs. Therefore when we received few client requests (from the USA, Australia, the Netherlands) to improve work with element view in shop drawings (they asked for a possibility to ‘flip’ the view around), our programming department has started work to develop new functionality.

So last week we added new feature to BIM solution Smart Assemblies that creates assemblies and corresponding views from selected Walls, Parts, Floors, Structural Framings, Architectural Columns, Structural Columns or Structural Foundations in the project. New functionality allows you to control element rotation in all assembly views.

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