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February 13, 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.

January 30, 2018 by Andrius Bialyj

link to metal wall product pageAGACAD's software is constantly being improved with newly-conceived features based on our clients’ experiences and needs who are BIM professionals in their industries. Having received some requests regarding our metal wall framing software and thoroughly looking into the possibilities with our clients, we’re ready to unveil several new and improved features that have been added to Metal Framing Wall+ and are available for all users. All you need to do is update the tool via the TOOLS4BIM Dock and then you’ll be off and running with the latest functions for framing metal walls.

So, what's new exactly? Let’s get right into it.

Load Additional Types

When you use the “Load Families & Schedules” command, only some example family types are loaded into the project:

However, if you need some additional family types, you don’t need to look for those families and types through the native Revit “Load Family” dialog anymore.

January 17, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Have you browsed the Autodesk App Store recently? As of this week, another of our tools – Smart Select – can now be downloaded for FREE from the App Store! This is a fantastic one to grab because of its all-around usefulness in Revit and not least of all because it is completely free. No trial here: download Smart Select, and it’s yours to keep.

The tools above can be downloaded either via the App Store or via our TOOLS4BIM Dock (download here on our website).

Free versions (e.g. Smart Browser Free and Smart Select) have no limitations. Trial versions of other tools have no limitations for two weeks and include support during the trial period. Have a go, and may your Revit tasks be simple and lightning quick!

January 15, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Cut Opening logoWe’ve put together a couple of “sneakpeeks” to summarize a webinar we hosted in 2017 about using our Cut Opening tool to, you guessed it, cut openings in a Revit model! In the pair of videos below, you can see the software being used to insert openings for MEP services – including fire safety components – and generate builders work drawings.

How can Cut Opening enhance your Revit workflow?

  • Auto-creation of openings for MEP services
    • Configuration preparation for openings (Opening size, Joining distances, Partial interference)
    • Running interference checks
    • Insertion of openings, combining configuration data and interference check report from Revit
  • Preparation of builders work drawings
    • Shared parameters
    • Tags & schedules
    • Visual representation of holes in structures

December 27, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

We’re glad to announce that MEP Hangers and Fire Sprinkler have joined Cut Opening, Excel2R, and Smart Browser Free in the Autodesk App Store! It’s another place where Revit users can find our software and take trials. We’ll gradually be adding additional tools there as well.

We invite you to take a free trial of any of these tools via the App Store or by downloading our TOOLS4BIM Dock here on our website.

Free versions (e.g. Smart Browser Free) have no limitations. Trial versions of other tools have no limitations for two weeks and include support during trial. Enjoy!

October 30, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

Many thanks to all who participated in last week’s webinar about cutting structural openings in Revit®. Our MEP engineer Jokubas showed how our Cut Opening BIM Solution has been enhanced through our collaboration with Scandinavian companies like COWI, Ramboll, and MOE.

The webinar was recorded, so if you didn’t get to attend or would just like to watch it again, simply let us know at events@aga-cad.com and we’ll send that to you ASAP!

In the meantime, here’s a short preview of what the webinar covered:

October 20, 2017 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

During the past few months, we’ve been working closely with Scandinavian structural engineers who deal with structural and architectural walls in Revit®. This collaboration has resulted in significant updates to Cut Opening in its latest release. Cut Opening

Companies like MOE, Ramboll, and COWI have already been using Cut Opening for a while to automate the process of inserting openings for doors and windows in structural models to exactly match those elements in the linked architectural model.

Please join our webinar on Thursday, October 26th to learn more about these NEW FEATURES!

October 12, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

The October 2017 edition of “AGACAD ADVANCES” takes a look at new and improved features of Wood & Metal Framing, a success story with Precast Concrete, automating MEP hangers and supports, and more. Get the scoop!

AGACAD Advances October 2017

Also highlighted in this edition is the upcoming release of BIMAXON. Something we've been looking forward to for quite a while!

October 10, 2017 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Some AutoCAD add-ons use a workaround that inserts a blank element where you want an opening in a wall or floor. We know many clients have had this experience, for example, with AutoCAD MagiCAD plug-in. But usually you need real openings, not provisions that cause clashes and fail to reflect the actual structural geometry. So, a common question we get is “Can you insert a real opening in place of a void that came from an IFC file?” With Cut Opening, you can!

Here’s a workflow you can follow to insert REAL openings in your Revit project!

Thank you.

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