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February 04, 2015 by Renata Jočienė

Some time ago we gave you a few examples of how our clients' requests can become improvements of AGACAD products. Thanks for all of you who contributed by giving us advices on how to improve our products or just expressing you wishes for Revit productivity increase.

The newest case of our client's impact in AGACAD software development is related to our BIM solution Smart Assemblies. Our team released an updated version of this application for Autodesk® Revit® at the end of January. Do you know what functionality has been included? We have added Rebar Mass calculation to Smart Assemblies. Our loyal client Jason Wallis from Hanssen Pty Ltd Drafting Office who is the enthusiastic user of this solution for Revit, has sent us a request on December 3, 2014:

"I remember seeing in one of the latest updates for Smart Assemblies a new feature that calculates the mass/weight of all the elements inside the assembly. Does this also work for rebar?
In the past, I've created a 'calculated value' parameter for rebar weight for each shop drawing, which I have had to manually add to every drawing. If it's now possible to create a schedule that will report the mass/weight of the rebar automatically, I'd love to know how to do it."

December 18, 2014 by Gitana Černiauskienė

AGACAD offers both network and standalone license types of software licenses. Software with standalone licensing allows users to install the software on a single workstation (1 license = 1 computer) without the need to be connected to a company network.

Network licensing helps software user to ensure his/her own access to the right product at the right time, and it enables easy and efficient control of software use. Another customer's benefit – the only fixed annual fee (valid for 12 months) is applied for a company but not per license.

Network license can be installed on as many computers as desired; however, at any one time, only the maximum number of computers, which is specified in the licenses, can run the software. The Network License Manager (NLM), installed on one or more servers, controls the distribution of particular product licenses to the users.

Based on our experience, AGACAD customers need to have the most effective licensing model to fit their operation rules. Therefore we improved the licensing models. Now AGACAD provides NLM Annual Service that enables current SLM licenses' migration to NLM licenses and vice versa.

August 05, 2014 by Inga Ibenienė

As a valid analytic tool, a comparison matrix serves to determine the basic characteristics of an object. In our case, AGA CAD product managers have prepared comparison matrixes those determine the basic characteristics of BIM software Autodesk Revit without and with additional tools for Revit. Our comparison matrixes outline the most typical features of Revit that are used in modelling, documentation and project data analysis processes.

While reviewing a comparison matrix for Revit MEP users and others (for Revit Architecture or Revit Structure users), our blog readers should consider the following points.

July 10, 2014 by Inga Ibenienė

ComparisonApproximately a week ago we published the matrix with Revit® Architecture vs Revit® Architecture plus AGA CAD tools & BIM solutions feature comparison. Looking at download number of this document we understand that it has attained great interest of Revit users. So at this time we have compiled feature comparison between plain Autodesk® Revit® Structure software vs features of Autodesk® Revit® Structure together with AGA CAD products (Tools 4 Revit and BIM Solutions). See this matrix yourself:

May 27, 2014 by Gitana Černiauskienė

Important For Existing Customers!

upgradeIf you are T4R product customer, now it is the best time to upgrade your current release and save up to 30% of your current license.

For a limited time, from 27th May to 15th July 2014, save up to 30% when you upgrade your current 2010-2014 licenses to the newest release. Promo includes all 'Tools 4 Revit' group products and all BIM Solutions.

Simply contact us at info@aga-cad.com for more information on your own software and a member of our team will be in touch within 24 business hours.

Act NOW and save up to 30% on your upgrade! This offer ends on the 15th of July, 2014.

April 29, 2014 by Inga Ibenienė

Missing some functionality-introIt is really important that our extensions for Autodesk® Revit® would be relevant to the Revit users' needs and interests especially of our current customers who have active Subscription. For this, we strive to react to our clients' wishes quite carefully.

Nonetheless, someday it may be a situation when you try to use some of our products and some functionality that you expect to see in the products may be missing. What do you need to do then? If there's anything missing, please let us know. Become a part of Tools 4 Revit development team! Your comments or questions are always welcome.

We understand that it does not matter how much functionality any of our applications has, it will not get any appreciations if it does not relate to particular Revit users' needs or concerns. Therefore, write us an e-mail with described situation or your wish, please. We constantly fill our clients' wish-list and use it when develop improvements and new versions of our products. This way is simply a progress in functionality.

Does it sound too good to be true? We can show you some examples from our experience:

March 13, 2014 by Inga Ibenienė

globe_of_flags (Custom)We are very happy to announce, that after the analysis of the last year activities we have defined not only a significant increase of the Company sales and customer base growth (compared with the Year 2012 activities the number of AGA CAD product users has increased by 25%). Since the end of 2010, when AGA CAD began to develop extensions for Autodesk® Revit®, known under the brand T4R© (Tools 4 Revit) and distributing them, the number of countries to which AGA CAD products are exported strongly expanded.

During all the years of the Company activities geography of our products’ commercial licenses expanded up to 76 countries worldwide or up to 129 countries if we calculate users of AGA CAD free products too. This is a really large number knowing that there are 196 countries in the world.

March 06, 2014 by Gitana Černiauskienė

SubscribeSubscriptions are nothing new nowadays. Microsoft’s customers have been purchasing Software Assurance subscriptions for all of their software for years. Autodesk Inc. is also keen to make all its customers on subscription basis. Knowing that our customers’ requirements and needs change continuously, we relentlessly continue to pursue improvements and excellence in our software products both T4R© (Tools 4 Revit) add-ons and AGACAD BIM Solutions.

Our subscription period is 1 year. Everyone who is under active subscription can benefit immediately by receiving new updates as well as taking part in our future software development process when offering new features, sharing ideas, testing, etc. We guarantee our Subscribers consulting and assistance on our solutions’ usage and efficient operation.

TOP 3 Subscription Benefits for AGACAD product subscribers:
      • Technical support that provided by AGACAD dedicated team of customer support managers and Certified Revit Professionals.
      • New functionality development after Revit users’ wish list. We work very flexibly. Missing some functionality? If any active subscriber doesn’t find anything suitable for his needs in our standard product range, we can create something special to meet his own exact requirement.
      • Software updates allow you to be up to date with the latest version.

Full list of our SUBSCRIPTION BENEFITS:

December 19, 2013 by Inga Ibenienė

In this article I will take a quick overview of the possibility to create Revit legends with included side-view of a corner door, a window or any other corner element.

Experienced Revit users know that it is possible to include a side-view of Revit family in a component legend using plain Revit, but in that case they need to create legends separately for each element type. Therefore Revit users waste a lot of time at work if there are many different type elements in Revit project. How to solve this problem?

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