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January 13, 2017 by Asta Aksomitienė

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Would you like to begin and complete your precast project in Revit and at the same time do it efficiently? This webinar has been put together with you in mind!

It was not long ago that we released Precast Concrete, and we’ve been developing it ever since. In order to better fit all our clients’ needs and cover more areas of precast modeling and documentation, we’ve made some major updates as well as some tweaks here and there. Now it looks like we’re approaching the final form of this professional solution. With its updated functionality and other significant modifications, Precast Concrete can tackle a variety of situations and follow the whole project life cycle.

During this webinar, you‘ll see how our Precast Concrete solution solves common issues when it comes to modelling your precast concrete project. We’ll go through how to modify and update elements, cuts, and connections. One of the highlights we’ll be showing is how to create assembly views with automatic dimensions and shop drawings.

Please share this invitation with colleagues who could benefit from it.

Modelling and preparing drawings are time-consuming processes with tons of repetitive tasks. If you want to see how can you get rid of most of them – please join the webinar!

October 06, 2016 by Asta Aksomitienė

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It is no secret, that two of the best, most popular solutions for structural engineers working in BIM environment are Tekla and Revit. Companies decide whether to use one or the other in the office depending on various factors. After a while, Revit users start wondering whether maybe they should have made a different decision. “Revit is a great platform,” they think, “but it’s not that great in all the cases we encounter on a daily basis.”

In this webinar, we want to show the precast concrete market that there is no need for any regrets. Just by adding a few tools, you can increase your productivity in the Revit environment and feel confident that you’ll remain competitive in the market.

The Precast Concrete Suite is a collection of add-ons that cover all the modelling, numbering, drawing, and management features that are missing in Revit.

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.

June 17, 2016 by Asta Aksomitienė

Webinar has ended, but its recording is available upon request on events@aga-cad.com.


Collaboration between MEP engineers, structural engineers or architects is the main key to model precise buildings. One of the cases when collaboration between MEP engineers and structural engineers or architects greatly contributes to model’s quality is during insertion of openings into structures for MEP elements.

Usually MEP engineers work using linked file technology. They are linking structures to their own file and using it to check whether there are interferences. But how can someone specify the openings that are found in MEP engineer’s workplace for structural engineer. Structural engineers are given a huge amount of tasks to open passages for MEP services. Basically only MEP engineers know what sizes of openings should be used according to some special standard, fire ratings, etc.

AGACAD released a new technology for easier communication between MEP and structural engineers: "Cut Opening Software Opens New Possibilities for Collaboration between Revit® Users". Now structural engineers can take a breath and concentrate on their own tasks only. On this occasion, we are hosting a 30-min WEBINAR, which will b held by two Revit specialists that specialize in MEP engineering and structural engineering.

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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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.

Thank you.

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