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October 30, 2019 by AGACAD

Structuring data – classifying it – is key to unlocking the full value of BIM. It’s about clearly communicating design intent in order to more accurately budget, plan and build an asset (and then more efficiently manage it over its lifetime). Without classification, data is easily misunderstood and sometimes just not usable. Well-classified data has increasing value.


In the past the classification of building information was both less important and more difficult. It cost a lot of time and effort but often yielded little value. That has changed. Classification is becoming ever more important. More valuable. And easier.

Projects today generate more data. And AEC increasingly relies on that data to automate processes, make better decisions and operate devices. Look at all the add-ons for Revit and other platforms, the CNC machines, robots and VR/AR devices. The Internet of Things.

Moreover, the teams that undertake building projects are becoming more complex. Architects and engineers are creating models for use by cost estimators, consultants, contractors, fabricators and so on in multiple other organizations and countries.

In each case, all the actors – people, software, equipment – need a common language, an agreed-upon data structure. It could be international standards. Or national classification systems. Or custom ones. That depends on the project. But if BIM managers don’t decide on classifications and model creators don’t implement them, everyone suffers. In fact today many projects do suffer from mistakes and delays due to a lack of classification. Instead of a valuable “common data environment” they have a costly “chaotic data environment”.

We’re talking about effective data exchange. Harmonization. Interoperability.

So what’s the value created by classifying BIM data?

  • Clarity: Project participants can quickly find and understand the data they need
  • Integration: Systems, machines, devices can automatically access and process data
  • Efficiency: Owners can aggregate costs, other data in multi-asset management tools
  • Competition: Public and private procurement become more open and transparent

In terms of the falling costs of classifying data, classification management tools are now emerging that really do simplify life.

October 17, 2019 by Robert Prybyla

Thanks to everyone who participated in our webinar last month about the 12 add-ons in our Tools4Revit Suite. It was one of the biggest turnouts we've ever had! All seats were taken, so some of you who registered were unable to view the live webinar.

If you haven't yet seen the full webinar or want to see it again, head over to our YouTube channel to watch it. While there, please subscribe to our channel!

By the way, while you're watching it, use the timestamps in the video description to skip to the segments of interest to you. Here's how:

  1. Go to the webinar: 12 Revit tools for everyday carry
October 15, 2019 by AGACAD

Check out the latest edition of our newsletter AGACAD Advances. Quite a few contributions in this one, including pieces on:

Framing timber floors, walls and roofs.
Digital classification systems for building projects.
Prefabricated construction, including a client's story about steel framing and CNC integration.
The most recent software updates for our Revit add-ons.
Upcoming webinars and conferences.

All that and more in AGACAD Advances, October 2019. Read it here.

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September 04, 2019 by Robert Prybyla

When it comes to Revit®, what's in your everyday carry? Join our webinar on September 19 and take a crash course on using each of the add-ons in our Tools4Revit (T4R) Suite, including 3 FREE tools. Save time by automating your day-to-day Revit tasks!

Ideal for architects, structural and MEP engineers, designers and drafters, BIM modelers, CAD engineers, and technicians.

June 17, 2019 by AGACAD

We've been hard at work testing our brand new DOCK* against Revit 2020 to ensure complete compatibility. To those of you who have been anxiously awaiting the news, thank you for your patience. We're glad to say our tools are ready to use with Revit 2020!*The Dock is an interactive window in Autodesk® Revit® that allows you to access and manage all Revit® products developed by AGACAD.

Here's how to get our tools running on Revit 2020.

For current users of our software

To companies/individuals who have an active license maintenance/subscription of at least one of our tools, we've sent an email containing software activation codes and a link to download our 2020 Tools4BIM Dock. (If you can't find it in your inbox, please check your spam folder.)

NB: If you're with a company, please ask your BIM manager or IT coordinator for these codes.

What you need to do:

December 20, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Have you placed your order?

Our Thank-you offer is here!

Now through Christmas, we're offering perpetual licenses of BIM Solutions up to 50% off the license price. Take advantage of this limited-time offer of perpetual licenses!

It’s our way of saying “thank you!” for being our clients, followers, and trial users, for participating in our events, and for visiting us at conferences.

Here are our solutions on-offer

October 23, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

The October 2018 issue of AGACAD Advances is out.

The must-read item: we've been named an Autodesk AEC Industry Partner.

The big upcoming event: Autodesk University.

Check out the newsletter.

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October 09, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

AGACAD is pleased to welcome Adeon CZ s.r.o., a leading CAD system integrator in the Czech Republic, as its exclusive partner for the sale and support of AGACAD’s solutions for BIM in the country. The company joins AGACAD’s ever-growing list of local partners around the world.


“This new partnership further strengthens AGACAD’s ability to ensure outstanding service and support for customers in Central Europe,” says Donatas Aksomitas, the CEO of AGACAD. “Adeon CZ is a Gold Tier Autodesk Partner with 20 years of experience in the market. They know Revit and the needs of BIM professionals inside and out,” he adds.

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!

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