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May 14, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

AGACAD’s framing and panelling solutions for Revit® have boosted the speed and quality of this Dutch design firm’s design and documentation work, also for BIM to fabrication, allowing it to offer more competitive project pricing.

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A-BET BV is a design and BIM consulting firm based in the South Holland province of the Netherlands that specializes in metal framing.

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.


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!

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!

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.

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:


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 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 14, 2016 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

When working with Revit®, BIM professionals hope to complete the majority of tasks automatically and concentrate on creative instead of technical work. However, they often discover that modelling process requires more non-creative assignments than expected.

Fortunately, AGACAD tools for Revit save time and money by eliminating unnecessary BIM tasks, letting professionals focus on work that creates value. For example, letting architects to put their mind to creating, let’s say, window design and then generating their legend with lots of different information automatically in a few simple clicks, or letting MEP engineers use their valuable time on designing ducts and then cutting the holes in walls automatically, and so on.

Thank you.

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