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March 16, 2017 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Cut Opening software was created as a REVIT tool to aid in collaborating between different parts of the project regarding openings. This collaboration is driven by .xml files that contain information about opening position, opening size, opening joining distnce, services that openings contain, etc. Now we have added new communication parameters that allow users to share their ideas straight in the model.

The new parameters for collaboration have been added to families. Users can write comments and approve or decline the openings. And of course it keeps track of who added the comments.

March 03, 2017 by Asta Aksomitienė

This webinar is intended for modellers, MEP modellers, MEP engineers, Structural engineers, architects, and fire protection engineers.

Cut Opening creates openings with fire safety components for MEP services in walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, beams, and columns throughout an architectural or structural Revit® model in real-time for high-speed and precise design and drawings, accurate bill of materials, and builders work drawings.

During the webinar we will focus on three different tasks that Revit + Cut Opening software could accomplish:

  • No-Clash model preparation:

o Configuration preparation for openings (Opening size, Joining distances, Partial interference)
o Run interference check
o Insert openings, combining configuration data and interference check report from Revit

  • Builders Work drawings

o Shared parameters and their usage
o Tags and schedules
o Visual representation of holes in structures

  • Special features for Fire protection engineers

o Distribution of Fire Dampers
o Distribution of Fire Collars
o Distribution of Fire Sleeves
o Distribution of Fire Boards
o …and other details

Join us on March 16, 2017 for our special free 30-min webinar!

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In this webinar, you'll see live:
February 08, 2017 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

We’ve been working on new Cut Opening REVIT families. Previously, we only had Rectangular and Round Void Openings. Now we’ve added Rectangular and Round Solid Openings, and Round openings with Fire Sleeves. On top of that, we’ve created the possibility of using any opening family from your computer. We’ve transferred lots of needed parameters from services and more. Read this article and discover all the new and great changes in Cut Opening families.

  • It’s possible to use any opening families.

Openings should be placed here:


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 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).

September 14, 2016 by Asta Aksomitienė

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


Discover the most important user based questions about MEP connections (Hangers and Supports). During this webinar we will introduce the casual workflow of Smart Hangers software that allows users to distribute hangers on MEP line based elements by predefined rules.

Furthermore, we‘ll demonstrate some new Revit® families that we have created for Smart Hangers.

We created Unistrut Trapeze Hanger and Support Families, which make multiple run hangers accessible in Smart Hangers. The new families enable easy Multi-Tier hanger distribution in Revit projects as well.

Intended Audience: MEP engineers, Structural engineers, BIM managers, BIM coordinators.

September 06, 2016 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Our new stream readers know that AGACAD’s BIM solution Cut Opening is excellent tool for creation of holes for MEP elements. Revit® app Cut Opening Free is a good choice for Revit users in certain circumstances too. But this time, I would like to share an advice with those who don’t use any Revit plugin but still want to design openings in Revit models smarter.

I get lots of questions about openings for MEP services. All the services consist of different objects, such as line based elements (duct, pipe, cable tray, and conduit) as well as fittings and accessories. Thus, this software clearly can make openings for MEP line based elements, but what should be done with other elements? I was thinking about this and I found the solution.

June 17, 2016 by Asta Aksomitienė

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


Collaboration between MEP engineers, structural engineers or architects is the main key to model precise buildings. One of the cases when collaboration between MEP engineers and structural engineers or architects greatly contributes to model’s quality is during insertion of openings into structures for MEP elements.

Usually MEP engineers work using linked file technology. They are linking structures to their own file and using it to check whether there are interferences. But how can someone specify the openings that are found in MEP engineer’s workplace for structural engineer. Structural engineers are given a huge amount of tasks to open passages for MEP services. Basically only MEP engineers know what sizes of openings should be used according to some special standard, fire ratings, etc.

AGACAD released a new technology for easier communication between MEP and structural engineers: "Cut Opening Software Opens New Possibilities for Collaboration between Revit® Users". Now structural engineers can take a breath and concentrate on their own tasks only. On this occasion, we are hosting a 30-min WEBINAR, which will b held by two Revit specialists that specialize in MEP engineering and structural engineering.

June 17, 2016 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Cut Opening application for Autodesk® Revit® opens new possibilities for collaboration between MEP Engineers and Structural Engineers or Architects.

Basically, MEP engineers should define MEP clashes with structural elements. All these clashes should have different sizes, shapes, depths, etc. These opening parameters should be specified by MEP engineer. But how do you transfer information about thousands of openings to your structural engineers?

Sometimes structural engineers are making openings on their own; sometimes MEP engineers are making generic models to identify places and sizes of openings. Structural engineers are really struggling with these kinds of workflows. Such workflows take lots of time to achieve required results.

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