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December 22, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

Our team here at AGACAD wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ahead!

This time of year is always a good time to look back, take at least a moment — hopefully we take many — and realize how much we have to be grateful for. Family and friends. Successes that have brought us closer to where we long to be. Failures that have given us the opportunity to learn, however difficult it may have been. The gift of each day we’ve had. Life itself.

Even when it comes to something like BIM, there’re so many things we have to be thankful for, things and not infrequently people that get glossed over. The ability to program or write or imagine a new way of doing something — and the person who helps make it a reality. The creativity involved in design. The chance to attend conferences. For safety in travel.

Here at AGACAD, we’re particularly grateful to our clients. If it weren’t for you using our software, we wouldn’t be making the stuff! Many of you have contributed to improvements with your ideas and suggestions. A BIG thank-you goes out to you! And of course, we're very grateful for our webinar attendees, trial users, readers of the blog, and those who keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or LinkedIn.


May 2018 be a happy one in all respects, and may you find fulfillment and success in your endeavors. And may you have peace — peace in spirit, peace in your family, peace in your work. We look forward to collaborating with you in 2018!

All the best!

The AGACAD Team

December 22, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

BIM Navigator logoThanks to everyone who registered for and attended last week’s webinar about BIM Navigator. It was a record turnout with 500 registrants and about half that in attendance! Thank you!

Our engineer showed how to use BIM Navigator to manage parameters inside and outside of Revit. That is, how to efficiently browse and handle families, parameters, etc. in projects and libraries. If you missed it or would like to see it again, drop us an email and we’ll send the link right to you. This is a webinar that anyone involved in the BIM workflow can benefit from!

Now, for the highlights!


December 21, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

Thanks to all who attended our webinar about framing wood/metal truss floors in Revit. It was the last one of 2017!

Our engineer showed how to use our Wood Framing Floor & Truss duo to frame a timber truss floor. (The same can be done for a steel floor using our Metal Framing Floor & Truss software.) If you'd like to see the webinar recording,
drop us an email and we'll send it right to you!

December 19, 2017 by Valensas Balsevicius

smart details logoThe building industry is in need of efficient and flexible tools for 3D modeling and documentation, so we're continuing on with developing our Revit add-ons. Smart Details has filled a huge gap in the market by making it easy to insert batches of intelligent details. Thanks to user-feedback and ongoing dialogue with BIM experts, it keeps getting better. The latest Smart Details update brings great value for Revit users, particularly with three new features. Let’s get right into it.

The first thing you’ll find is that Smart Details can now automatically find details in one element and place them in the same location in another. Call it “detect-and-insert corresponding detail”. But that’s almost as long as just describing it in the first place. It definitely increases efficiency in designing precast, wood or steel framing – you name it. Here's what it looks like:


And here are three examples:

December 19, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

Our Thank-you offer is here!


As the end of the year approaches, we're offering perpetual licenses of BIM Solutions at 50% off the license price. This discount is only valid for orders placed by Dec 22, so take advantage of this limited-time offer of half-price perpetual licenses!

It’s our way of saying “thank you” for being our clients, followers, and trial users, for participating in our events, for being with us on this BIM journey.

See the list of discounted products below, and contact us to get the best offer of the year!

Promo Details

50% discount is valid for the individual BIM Solutions listed below.

December 18, 2017 by Robert Prybyla
    We're glad to announce that Fire Sprinkler is now available in German! Along with many of our other tools, it is available through the plus4revit Dock of Contelos, our partner in Germany.



    If you need Fire Sprinkler or another tool in German, then contact us and we'll be glad to connect you to Contelos!



    If you'd like to take a trial in English, then you can do that right here by downloading our TOOLS4BIM Dock below ▼


    TOOLS4BIM Dock download


    December 15, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

    Thanks to all who attended our recent webinar showing automated framing of wood and metal floors in Revit®. Our engineer showed the whole workflow from modeling a simple floor in Revit to auto-generating multi-layer floor framing with Wood Framing Floor and exporting to any CNC machine or CAD/CAM production line, such as Hundegger, Weinmann, and others.

    The full recording is available – please CONTACT US and we’ll be more than happy to send you the link!


    December 14, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

    Our final webinar of 2017 will focus on framing truss floors, both wood and metal. You’ll see the whole workflow from having a floor modeled in Revit to creating a framed truss floor. Our engineer will show the workflow using Wood Framing Floor+ for creating a layout and Wood Framing Truss+RT for generating trusses, but the same process can be followed using our corresponding Metal Framing software.

    If you're a modeler, designer, engineer, or architect of floors in Revit, don't miss out on our last webinar of the year! We kindly invite all current users of our Framing software as well as potential users to attend this 30-min webinar.


    December 12, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

    Over the past month or two, our Wood and Metal Framing solutions have been beefed up significantly. Even though we’ve talked about a lot of those updates in several recent blog posts, there are still some points that we haven’t gone over yet. In the latest version of these powerful solutions, you’ll find extended functionality for framing openings, view rotation, mixed wood-metal framing, and more.

    To make your work faster and smoother.


    Wood Framing logo

    Metal Framing logo




    The latest versions include enhancements for Joined Sloped Openings:









    December 07, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

    Are you ready for our Christmas Thank-you offer? It's coming up very soon! The best way to get ready for it is to download a free trial of our software tools or request a free, live demo with our experts.

    As a way of saying thank you for being our clients and followers, we like to offer a HUGE discount at this time of year. Details will come out within the week, so check back in with us soon!

    Meanwhile, we invite you to take a FREE TRIAL of our tools

    Since the discount will have quite a limited duration, now is the time to take a trial

    Thank you.

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