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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.

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.

May 03, 2016 by Inga Ibenienė

TOOLS4BIM Dock Gets Revit® 2017 Support and New Free Revit App

AGACAD is pleased to announce that all AGACAD applications for Autodesk® Revit® included in our tool management system TOOLS4BIM Dock* have already been updated for Revit 2017. From now on, AGACAD TOOLS4BIM products are compatible with all versions of Revit 2017 (excluding Revit LT) as well as the previous Revit 2016 & 2015**.

The main novelty of the TOOLS4BIM Dock 2017 version – it contains new Revit add-in named Smart Select that allows Revit users to select desired architectural, structural or MEP elements automatically by user configured parameters in just a few clicks.

April 14, 2016 by Inga Ibenienė

It seems that this year will be the first, when everything is going according to plan. Autodesk company is about to release Autodesk® Revit® 2017 on April 17th 2017, while AGACAD plans to release its newest TOOLS4BIM products’ versions... on April 17th as well!

We are still working on our products’ 2017 versions but they are nearly ready. 2017 version testing is in full swing and is nearly completed. Most of AGACAD TOOLS4BIM products are already tested and work perfectly in Revit 2017 version environment. Our technical team needs to check just a few more BIM solutions, and if bugs don’t rush us over, the newest versions’ preparations will be complete. And voila! – You can use the new Revit version together with productivity-enhancing applications designed for Revit.

November 26, 2015 by Inga Ibenienė

We are grateful to all AGACAD customers and followers, who are interested in our developed applications and use them. We are particularly thankful to all those who actively communicate with us, expressing their suggestions, wishes, needs, and thus contribute to further improvement of AGACAD software.

Only with your help, we can include best BIM practices in our BIM solutions and extensions for Autodesk® Revit®. Our mission is sharing BIM advances and we are happy that this sharing process is mutual: your insights help us develop ways to speed up the design process using Revit software.

We know that Revit users are constantly working in many directions: modeling, documenting, analyzing, etc. Therefore architects, MEP & structural engineers, and contractors need different tools that let them work more efficiently while performing their daily tasks. Understanding how busy Revit users are, we offer to use an excellent collection of Revit add-ons T4R Productivity Suite that reduces project accomplishment time and saves you energy, making juggling all of your tasks a breeze.

To thank all our current and new customers and celebrate Christmas, we are launching Christmas PROMO during the period from Thanksgiving Day until Christmas. For this limited time the T4R Productivity Suite Promotion offers 50% discount on an annual standalone license.

August 03, 2015 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

With Design technologies development trends moving forward, we aim to build models as compliant with reality as possible. Going to this stage we should think about fully detailed model elements, exact element positions, exact calculations, exact material takeoffs, etc.

One of the points of contact are the openings around the line based MEP objects and architectural or structural elements and their clashes. These clashes could impact not only incorrect material takeoffs but further structural calculations as well. So having this in mind, we should carefully check every place where ducts, pipes, cable trays, or conduits meet building elements such as walls, floors, ceilings, roofs, beams etc.

Autodesk® Revit® users are not provided with simple tools to do so – thus they built their own void families to insert them in each place where MEP objects clash with structural elements (Picture 1). Or in other way, they are trying to edit boundaries of these architectural or structural elements, like walls, floors, etc. (Picture 2). These two examples of placing openings in required places could last for hours.

July 13, 2015 by Inga Ibenienė

We know that many Autodesk® Revit® users are constantly working in many directions: modeling, documenting, analyzing, etc. Therefore architects, engineers in structural and MEP disciplines, and contractors need some different tools that allow them to work more efficiently.

And because we know how busy all of you are, we have an excellent collection of Revit add-ons that provides the exact tools you need so you don't have to spend time looking for them.

That's precisely why you need T4R Productivity Suite. Our premium Revit extensions save you time and energy, making juggling all of your tasks a breeze. Using T4R Suite, you'll get access to all Revit add-ons you require for your day-to-day design and engineering workflow.

For a limited time, from July 13, 2015 through to July 31, 2015, the T4R Productivity Suite Promotion offers discount of up to 50% on an annual standalone license*.

What you'll get with T4R Suite purchase?
    • Utilities for Revit from 12 Revit add-ons
    • Flexibility: Suite supports 3 Revit releases (Revit 2015, 2016 and forthcoming version) so you can switch between different versions
    • All product updates per year
    • Technical support

We love our clients and do our best to make sure that we're making their jobs easier. Each one of the AGACAD T4R© (Tools 4 Revit®) apps is geared to save you time by automating repetitive manual non-value adding tasks in different design areas.

So what are you waiting for?
This is your chance to get all T4R add-ons you need and make 50% savings on your productivity-boosting tools for Revit.

Buy T4R Suite today, before it's too late!


Note that the last day of campaign is Friday July 31, 2015.

* This offer is not for resale and it is for a limited time only.

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