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June 14, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Have you browsed the Autodesk App Store recently? As of this week, other tools of ours – Smart Assemblies & Smart Details – can now be downloaded from the App Store!

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

The free tools (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!

March 26, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

This month, our partner in the Middle East, Omnix International, and their partner, Promedia Qatar, are hosting seminars entitled “Building BIM Together: Future of BIM and Digital Construction”. They will be held in Qatar and Kuwait. For those located in either of these countries, this is an excellent way to get a close-up look at some great BIM software!

Location

Qatar

Kuwait

Date
March 20
March 21
Time(s)9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
3:00 PM –6:00 PM
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
VenueGrand Hamad Street
P.O. Box 18360
Doha
Radisson Blu Hotel
Al Bida Road
Al Ta'awn Street
Salwa
Safat 13122


Our partner Amal Mathew with Omnix International




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 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 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.

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

Thank you.

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