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December 01, 2016 by Asta Aksomitienė

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


Ideal for: Experienced BIM Managers, Architects, Structural Engineers, MEP Engineers, Contractors, Owners, Operators, New Revit® users.

With this webinar, we are ending the BIM Tree Chimpanzee series, which has been dedicated to BIM Tree Manager - an amazing solution for Revit® that makes it incredibly simple to find and isolate elements in current or linked models, verify geometry and information at any LOD, and quickly fill in gaps or fix mistakes.

WHY ATTEND? Nowadays BIM models contain a huge amount of information, all of which should somehow be collected, filled, checked, etc. Many times the information in a model is inadequate, and you need to add extra information to your model, such as coordinates, re-calculated elevations, etc. We have the solution for this: BIM Tree Manager is a tool that helps you manage hundreds of grouped or sorted elements. With this powerful solution, you can replace one family with another of same size, number elements in different ways, and instantly insert hundreds of building objects by predefined rules into a project.

Please join our 3-part FREE WEBINAR on Thursday, December 8, 2016.

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
How to Manage BIM Objects Information in a Revit ARCHITECTURAL Model How to Manage BIM Objects Information in a Revit STRUCTURAL Model How to Manage BIM Objects Information in a Revit MEP Model



Spend your valuable time on creativity – not on monotonous technical work – by managing huge amounts of elements with ease. Write, change, and update data in projects with significant time savings. Increase productivity, enhance workflow and BIM model quality by managing hundreds of grouped or sorted elements at once. Take advantage of faster parameter addition and transition, faster element replacement and distribution, faster filtration, faster sorting, and faster calculations.
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December 01, 2016 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

We just released a new Cut Opening version with lots of new features. Some of them were implemented together with our customers from NIRAS and Mott MacDonald teams. You can read short description down below.

Standardization

Dennis Berner @ NIRAS

Is the width/height the “world standard” for the hole size? Because as you see in this case, there is a parameter that are greater than the “hole” would it be possible to make your tool, so you have to map what parameter there are used from the arch model. My proposal to make it possible to change what parameters the tool should use, was just to make it easier for the architect to define their own doors and windows. But then they have to be consistent.


The Insert Structural Openings function is used to insert structural openings in the structural walls, in cases where architectural walls, windows, and doors are separated from the structural walls.



November 28, 2016 by Valensas Balsevicius

In my last 2 blogs, I gave some guidance on how to rename and sort elements in different ways. And now, I will tell you about elevations and coordinates in the same foundation project.

So, it’s been a week since I delivered previously requested information - another request from contractor came in – we need top elevations and center coordinates of every pile. It would be really hard to do this manually, but once again, BIM Tree Manager can help us here.

In the list of BIM tree commands, you will find these two commands – Calculate Elevations and Calculate Coordinates X;Y. They can be calculated as Shared, Project or Level values.

November 25, 2016 by Asta Aksomitienė

As in past years, our Christmas Promo is fast approaching! Your valuable input has given us an idea you won’t want to miss out on.

This time of year also gives us a chance to thank you for being our clients and followers. 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 – thank you. Wherever you are in the world, we are grateful for your being with us on our BIM journey.

As a sign of our gratitude, we will soon be offering our software for incredible prices. All the details will be sent in a few days, so stay tuned!

FREE TRIAL

In the meantime, start thinking about your software needs (or wishes!). Visit our website, and download a free trial to help figure out what you might want.

LIVE DEMO

Don’t forget that live demos are free with any trial – demos give you a chance to see what the software is capable of, to decide if it matches your needs, and to get live answers to your questions. We encourage you to start soon because once the Promo begins, we will be extremely busy here, so live demos will be hard to come by if you wait until later.

CONTACT US to request live demo with our experts:

Renata Jociene,
MEng Architectural Engineering

Lead BIM Application Engineer & Certified Autodesk Revit Architecture Professional
Jokubas Vaisvila,
MEng MEP Engineering

BIM Application Engineer & Certified Autodesk Revit MEP Professional

Valensas Balsevicius,
MEng Structural Engineering

BIM Application Engineer & Certified Autodesk Revit Structure Professional

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For only 50$/50€, our BIM application engineer will log on to your PC and spend an hour framing your very own project. Sit back, watch, learn, and ask questions while your frame takes shape! Our engineer will take you through all the functionality our powerful software has to offer and share best practices. Our BIM application engineers have experience in the real-world, not just theory. REGISTER to start framing with our expert. Again, with “Frame My Project” you get an hour’s worth of your project expertly framed, your questions answered.

Get your list ready. Our Christmas Promo is coming to you soon!

November 24, 2016 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

We’ve just released a new version of Cut Opening with lots of new features. Some of them were implemented together with our customers from Clancy Consulting and Mott MacDonald teams. You can read the short descriptions down below.

Flexibility

Gary Royle @ Clancy Consulting

"We would like to use round holes for cable trays but can’t seem to change. Is this possible?? In answer to your question, it is felt that it is cheaper to create a circular opening in a piece of steel than it is to create a rectangular hole. Therefore for small cable trays such as 50mm x 30mm it is felt that it would be cheaper to create a circular hole of around 75mm diameter."

We opened the possibility to add round openings for all rectangular MEP objects (Ducts, Cable Trays).

November 22, 2016 by Valensas Balsevicius

In the previous blog, I gave some examples of how to rename types of families and sort elements in a project. In this blog post, I will continue with information management in a foundation project.

So, I have sent a model to the contractor, and after a few days I received a response. He needs unique numbers for each pile, not only a Mark defining the same kinds of piles. To do this, I will use BIM Tree Manager again and add a new shared parameter to piles and sort them according to element ID, which is unique for every element in a BIM model.

In BIM Tree Manager, I quickly filter all piles in the Structural Foundations category, and I select “Create New Shared Parameter.”

November 16, 2016 by Valensas Balsevicius

It’s no secret that we’re not all precise and systematic, and we don’t always know at the beginning where we will end up.

When working with a Revit model, we create families, give names, and make updates and modifications to all of our elements. If we don’t have a well-assembled team with a well-developed system of “what” must be done and “how,” we might end up with a pretty messy model. nd, if we want to share this model with someone else, it should be easy to understand and still contain all the necessary information.

I have a pretty messy foundation model that I want to fix. To do it, I will use Revit add-on - BIM Tree Manager. I will write a few blogs about how it should be correctly setup and filled-in with additional parameters.

First of all, I select command “BIM Tree Manager” from the list of available commands in this add-on, and then “Structural Foundations” from the available categories.

Thank you.

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