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October 05, 2016 by Valensas Balsevicius

I will go straight to the point – Revit is not enough for structural engineers. It has quite good tools to model forms of precast elements. And it’s ok for preliminary design. But when you have to go into details, you probably ask yourself every time – why did we choose Revit to be our main software for everyday work? While our friends, colleagues in other companies use Tekla and have no complains?

It should not be like this that’s why we developed add-ons for precast structures to improve work efficiency in Revit and be able to compete with other companies in the market. You don’t have to miss out on easier design work or regret that your models are Revit models, with Precast Concrete Suite you can solve most of the headaches in structures discipline and then you will begin enjoying working with Revit.

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.

January 21, 2016 by Inga Ibenienė
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If you want to watch the recorded version of the webinar please contact us by email events@aga-cad.com and we'll send you a record link.

Years continuously cycle and change and so building heating and cooling themes remain relevant. In addition, the currently prevailing concept of net zero energy buildings encourage to achieve minimal energy balance on annual energy level saving and energy efficiency measures. That’s why we think that it’s a good time for our webinar about efficient heating and cooling system design.

It has been a long time since we last spoke about hydronic system design in Autodesk® Revit®. During this time we invented new workflows for heating and even cooling design. We kindly welcome all Revit® MEP users to our FREE WEBINAR. During this web session, AGACAD BIM Application Engineer Jokubas Vaisvila will show two different workflows: one for heating systems and the other for cooling using two different AGACAD solutions.

Heating / Cooling Design with Advanced Workflows

Live on Thursday, January 28 2016

UPDATE!!! Due to some technical difficulties the webinar time has been changed!

Live on Thursday, February 4 2016

Attend our free webinar and learn more about hydronic system design within Revit that will cover both systems design – heating and cooling.

September 25, 2015 by Valensas Balsevicius

In this post, I would like to talk about modeling of concrete structures in Autodesk® Revit®. After I switched from AutoCAD to Revit, I never wanted to get back to 2D drawings and previous workflow. Anyway, I always seek perfection and there is a long way ahead for Revit to fit all engineer’s needs. Our company has understood this a long time ago and we started developing tools for Revit users’ efficiency: simple apps and powerful BIM solutions.

I will mention a few of our tools here for your consideration and usage in structural modeling process.

September 23, 2015 by Asta Aksomitienė
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On the 1st of October, we’ll give you some valuable information about precast concrete design that is topical for architects, engineers, and others on the construction team.

Structural precast concrete elements must comply with architectural ideas of modern buildings, and their technological capabilities give designers more versatility to face a wide variety of design challenges. But engineering process, like modeling of precast elements, is often confusing and time-consuming, therefore efficiency in design (as well as production, delivery, erection, etc.) is very relevant to architects, structural engineers and others in building industry.

Please join us in a free 60 min. webinar on the best ways to model and prepare documentation of precast/prestressed concrete elements with the help of Revit® extensions.

Date: 1 Oct 2015

Venue: Online

FREE WEBINAR

How to Model Precast Elements and Complete Documentation Much Faster in Revit®

Join the webinar and see how to:

June 15, 2015 by Inga Ibenienė

We announce that from now on all AGACAD TOOLS4BIM products support compatibility with both Autodesk® Revit® 2016 as well as the previous Revit 2015.

The main novelty of the 2016 version edition – it contains the installer that is a very convenient new platform for tool installation, activation and management named TOOLS4BIM Dock. All AGACAD TOOLS4BIM trials and purchased licenses are acceptable through this platform now. All functionality of our tools will be the same as before except the interface will be different.

March 27, 2015 by Inga Ibenienė

Introduction

As you already know, company AGA CAD is developing productivity-enhancing add-ons for Autodesk® Revit® users. BIM solutions and extensions, in our company, are distributed both directly and through representatives, which we have around the world. We are happy that our reliable partners have excellent knowledge of represented AGACAD TOOLS4BIM products, and some even share their experience in articles describing our product capabilities.

This time we want to introduce our partner's from Poland, PROCAD Company, article about our BIM solution Insert Elements that was successfully used with steel structural connections to build wooden structure. An author of this article is Andrzej Szumilas, an experienced CAD/BIM Specialist from PROCAD. Thank you Andrzej for letting us republish your post!

So here is the article for your attention:

The Use of Accessories & Fasteners in Wooden Structures Using Insert Elements

When we increase the level of development (LOD) of BIM model, by expanding it with more details such as structural connectors and other accessories, we face a dilemma. Even with repetitive use of structures and inserting 3D components, which are detailing project, will take a lot of time, on the other hand, there may appear a need to count the amount of elements used in the design, graphic presentation and analysis of the feasibility of connectors.

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."

January 28, 2015 by Inga Ibenienė

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Want to learn more about raising your daily work efficiency? Watch the new web session on AGACAD products. This time we kindly welcome all Autodesk® Revit® users who create MEP designs to register and attend our free webinar which will be held on February 19, 2015. This session is designed for those who are in search of possibilities to boost their work productivity in MEP projects.

December 31, 2014 by Inga Ibenienė

Those, who follow our news, know that AGA CAD Company participated in Autodesk University Extension Dubai 2014 conference on December 17th. Our team members, who represented AGA CAD in the event, admitted that they were very impressed by the number of participants and the opportunity to communicate directly with the Middle Eastern market designers, and a very high level of event's organization.

Thank you.

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