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January 04, 2017 by Renata Jočienė

If you’ve been hoping for a way to effortlessly and painlessly reposition studs, your ship has just come in. And even if you haven’t been on the lookout for it, you may want to climb aboard – this is the Queen Mary of stud placement.

It’s fast. It’s powerful. It makes life easier.

The newly released versions of Wood / Metal Framing Wall+, Floor+, and Roof+ contain a new option that allows you to position studs and joists not only in relation to each other but according to Revit gridlines. This special feature was developed at the request of our Norwegian users.

In the past, studs or joists had to be spaced following a predefined pattern, say, 24 inches apart, within each wall, starting from one end or the other or from both ends working toward the midpoint. An extra step was then required to make sure that studs were aligned.

But now, with new Align with Project Base Point feature, you can space and align all your studs at the same time! Project Base Point handles positioning in a more robust manner than before: instead of directly defining the spacing between studs, you just define the grid spacing, and the function takes care of the rest. Studs are positioned on the gridlines –and where necessary to fill in gaps or form intersections – so that they always match up across a corridor or room.

Notice how the studs are spaced according to the grid:

January 03, 2017 by Renata Jočienė

Want to see more detail in your shop drawings? Now you can, by creating Detail Views! This powerful function is included in the newly released versions of Wood / Metal Framing Wall+, Floor+, and Roof+. This special feature was developed at the request of our Norwegian users.

Back in the olden days, when you placed an assembly view on your shop drawing, you could see that assembly and all its parts in all their dimensioned glory. It was wonderful.

That was then.

This is now.

Say hello to Detail Views.

December 28, 2016 by Asta Aksomitienė

Thank you for being our clients and followers!

To those who use our solutions and consulting - thank you. To those who have participated in our trainings and webinars – thank you. To those who have sparked new ideas for improvements in what we offer thus contributing to the further development of BIM tools for the benefit of the whole BIM community – thank you.

Wherever you are in the world, we are grateful you are with us on our BIM journey.

May the rapidly approaching new year be a happy one for you, your colleagues, and loved ones. We wish you an inspiring, joyful 2017 with time to treasure life's important moments.

May hope and prosperity fill your soul and flow into all you create in the new year!

December 28, 2016 by Valensas Balsevicius

Smart Details can instantly add any number of face-specific intelligent details – which adapt to host-element changes – throughout BIM models. Easily set up rules to insert or adjust details based on gravity point, depth, adjacent elements and more.

Over the past few months, our Smart Details solution has been updated with several different features, so I want to list the updates and give a brief overview of them all in one place.


December 19, 2016 by Asta Aksomitienė

Thank you for giving us the chance to serve you throughout this past year, as we work together to make BIM better.

We’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that there is now less than a week to go before our Christmas Promo wraps up on December 25th.

By way of summary, we are offering 50% off the license price when you buy a perpetual license of individual BIM solutions. (Subscription and training must also be purchased.) Take advantage of this limited-time offer while it’s still valid!

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December 15, 2016 by Asta Aksomitienė

AGACAD’s Wood Framing Suite proved to be the perfect fit for a prominent producer of timber frame homes based in Sweden. That, and AGACAD’s custom development expertise, enabled its Nordic business partner AEC AB to win and successfully complete a major BIM implementation project.

Client Profile:

Trivselhus AB is a prominent Swedish producer of timber frame buildings known for design excellence and energy-efficiency. Besides Scandinavia, it’s also active in the UK and Åland.


Partner:

AEC AB is Sweden’s leading supplier of IT software and services for the building industry. It’s an agent and business partner of AGACAD in the Nordic region.

December 12, 2016 by Asta Aksomitienė

Webinar has ended, but its recording is available upon request at events@aga-cad.com.


This webinar is intended for ventilation system designers, engineers, and ventilation equipment manufacturers. It is particularly relevant to “Revit Families” skeptics.

The AGACAD team, in collaboration with SALDA (a European maker of ventilation equipment), has developed unique technology that transfers geometry and data from the AHU selection tool to Revit. This new tool enables Revit users to select any type of AHU and transfer all needed data to Revit. It also creates a Revit family from scratch, providing the user with a Revit element at LOD300. To top it off, the tool adapts to the ventilation systems’ airflows, pressure drops, and other engineering parameters of any building.

Please join our FREE WEBINAR on Thursday, December 15, 2016.

After the webinar, all participants will receive the “Salda VentMasterV5 Revit” add-on.

Come have a look at the new technology, which automatically creates BIM AHU elements with precise geometry and engineering information in real time.

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December 09, 2016 by Renata Jočienė

Our framing software for wood and metal floors has been updated in a lot of ways. From connections to stud size, from rendering shop drawings to cutting beams, there is a variety of upgrades in these products. Let’s take a tour and check out the new features of Wood Framing Floor+ and Metal Framing Floor+!

  • Floor Connections
    Even though the most popular floor end connections were already available, these weren’t sufficient because users often want to generate something unique. Take structural engineers. They’re always interested in reducing heat loss and saving materials, frequently by using special joins. Well, now we have good news for everyone who needs to make custom joins! Our newly-developed custom join function allows you to make virtually any connection type, save it, and use it in your projects.

December 05, 2016 by Asta Aksomitienė

As we promised you last week, the time has come to reveal our Christmas Promo!

As the year draws to a close, we want to express our gratitude to all our clients, both businesses and individuals, to all our followers, webinar participants, and trial users. To those of you who have reached out to us with your ideas, questions, suggestions, and critiques we are especially thankful – you help us to continually fine-tune, move forward, and offer the best BIM solutions possible. Together, we make BIM better.

Over the past several months, many of you have been requesting perpetual licenses. Hearing your choir of voices, we’ve decided to offer – during the Christmas Season only – Perpetual Licenses for a whopping 50% off! This is a limited-time offer, so get your hands on a perpetual license while they’re available!

Thank you.

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