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March 15, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

As you may already know, our framing software for Revit not only creates multilayered frames for walls, floors, and roofs but also assists in designing high-quality ventilated facades, architectural curtain walls with highly detailed elements, and you guessed it – frames with structural insulated panels (SIPs) or cross-laminated timber (CLT). The software’s powerful and flexible features automate design tasks for all kinds of structures – it‘s just a matter of figuring out a workflow and using the required families! In this webinar, you’ll see how to create frames with SIPs and CLT for walls, floors, and roofs by using AGACAD’s Wood Framing software and sample families.


March 14, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

The 2018 BIM in Practice conference will take place on April 5 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. This is the 6th annual conference for construction, development, and design companies hosted by our partner PSS Graitec, and we're proud to be a part of it – AGACAD CEO Donatas Aksomitas will speak about international BIM language.

The conference theme this year is scenarios for BIM uses in investment and construction projects.

VenueHoliday Inn Moskovskye Vorota
Congress Hall "Moskovsky", 1st Floor
AddressMoskovsky pr., 97A
Saint Petersburg
("Moskovskie Vorota" metro station, 2 minutes on foot)
RegistrationAvailable until March 30 — REGISTER
*Fee includes conference participation & materials, coffee breaks, video recordings
Live streamUnable to attend? Register for the free online broadcast
ContactNatalia Markina | markina@pss.spb.ru | +7 (812) 622-10-14

March 13, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Great news for those working in the French version of Revit. Thanks to Eurostudio, our partner in France, AGACAD’s TOOLS4BIM Dock (2018, 2017) is now available in French!

And not only the Dock, but 3 tools are also en français:

Excel2R imports tables from MS Excel into Revit and retains style and format settings, significantly speeding up project documentation by synchronizing with the original spreadsheet, keeping your tables in Revit and in Excel tightly linked.

Smart Browser Free lets you easily find families on your computer, check their types and parameters, view them in 2D or 3D, and then drag-and-drop to add elements to your project.

Smart Browser Simple/Power lets you easily find Revit families on your computer or company server, check their types and parameters, view them in 2D or 3D, and then drag-and-drop to add elements to your project.

To use any of the above tools in French, just choose a Revit version (below) and download the TOOLS4BIM Dock in French:

March 12, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Donatas Aksomitas, AGACAD CEO, will be speaking about the BIMAXON International Classification System (ICS) at the “BIM in Practice 2018” conference in Saint Petersburg on April 5. Focusing on scenarios for BIM uses in investment and construction projects, this will be the 6th annual conference for construction, development, and design companies hosted by our partner PSS Graitec in Russia.

Conference info & registration

March 08, 2018 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Q: We use a Trimble Total Station robot to lay out our hanger points in the field. Do your hangers have the point information that could be exported to our Trimble Total Station?

A: We have a tool called Sort Mark for calculating element coordinates in Revit according to Shared or Project coordinates.

I've recorded the video below where you can see a structure for which Trimble Total Station needs unique ID, X, Y, and Z coordinates.

So just take a look at this video. I use Sort Mark to do everything: to give elements unique marks and to calculate elevation and coordinates. I hope this helps!


March 07, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

After achieving impressive efficiency gains for its building operations in Denmark, this leading Scandinavian engineering consultancy now plans to use AGACAD’s Cut Opening tool for BIM projects of many types worldwide.

Client Profile
Niras A/S is a Denmark-based consulting engineering firm with projects in more than 100 countries: from process plants, building, energy and environment, to infrastructure, development consulting and urban planning.

March 05, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

The Precast Show 2018 took place at the end of February, and what a terrific event it was for us to attend and exhibit at! The venue, the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, was fantastic with plenty of space for the hundreds of exhibitors showing off everything from big rigs and various precast equipment to engineering consulting services and software like us.

Here's the big blue bear looking in on the action from outside the convention center atrium.













We'd like to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone who visited our booth!

March 05, 2018 by Andrius Bialyj

Q: How can I frame an opening for a set of pipes passing through a wall and make individual openings for each one in the sheathing layer?

A: While there are other workflows, the one I’ll describe below seems to be the simplest with the least steps and configurations. The following steps will lead to this end result for your pipes:


1. You have to create Opening configurations for your pipes (ducts, etc.), which will insert simple round openings for your pipes (you can use one configuration for all sizes) but will join those openings into a rectangular framed opening, in case the pipes are close to one another (second screenshot):

February 23, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

SHK logoThe SHK (Sanitär-Heizung-Klima) Fair will take place in Essen, Germany, on March 6-9. We’re excited to be taking part in this event, courtesy of our partner Contelos. Our MEP engineer Jokubas Vaisvila will be in attendance with Contelos at booth C44 in hall 1. If you will be at SHK-Essen, we invite you to visit!


Come hear about BIM team workflow, BIM Model audits, and BIM object creation, management, and sharing within a BIM team. From our side, Jokubas will be giving live demonstrations focusing on fire protection design, including sprinkler design and fire component details. In addition, he’ll be showing what’s related to BIM MEP coordination, namely, pipe routing, clash-avoidance, wielding Cut Opening, preparing builders work drawings, and laying out hangers.

Thank you.

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