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August 04, 2020 by AGACAD

This Florida-based full service BIM consultant says they have been able to take on more projects, deliver higher quality models and profit from “unbelievable” time savings since they began using AGACAD’s MEP Hangers solution for Revit®.

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BIM Consulting Services logoBIM Consulting Services, active mainly in the USA, is a BIM services consultant and source of Revit expertise for manufacturers as well as architecture, engineering and construction firms, which rely on it for 3D modelling and high-quality BIM coordination.

July 24, 2020 by Aleksandras Seza

Our MEP Hangers tool assists Revit users with distributing hangers and supports for MEP systems throughout Revit models. It lets you create very precise rules that describe on which exact elements hangers should go and how they should connect to structural elements in different cases. With a lot of filtering available, it’s even possible to create one configuration to facilitate putting hangers on a large system all at once with just a few clicks.

An updated user interface has been long in the works for MEP Hangers. Over the course of this past year several of our tools have gotten new UI’s, and now MEP Hangers joins their ranks. The functionality of the tool has not been changed with this latest update. The changes just affect the way the tool looks in your toolbar and some small additions that were made in the Configurations window, which we'll look at more closely below.

Here's how the interface has changed visually.

The new UI of MEP Hangers takes up less space on the screen and has a new look (which should be familiar to users of our wood and metal framing tools). Hovering the mouse cursor over one of the newly-created icons will provide an extensive tooltip about the command that that button activates:

Another change made is the regrouping of icon placement in the toolbar.

July 02, 2020 by AGACAD

In this free 30-minute webinar on July 16th, you'll get an expert-level tutorial on how to efficiently distribute hangers and supports for duct, pipe, conduit, and cable tray systems in Revit and how to copy scheduling information from interconnected elements to hangers. We'll do all that and more using our MEP Hangers BIM Solution for Revit.

Made for HVAC engineers, fire protection engineers, plumbers, electricians, and BIM managers working in Revit, MEP Hangers uses flexible rules to add (or modify) hangers or supports to a selected MEP system, distributing them according to the inter-bearing distance or as a fixed number per segment. It can also split MEP line-based elements into predefined lengths, mark components for fabrication, and export bearing points to drilling robots.

The result you'll see is an MEP model with hangers placed on all line-based MEP elements, connecting them to walls, floors, roof, or columns in the linked project according to user pre-defined rules. Hangers will have the parameters needed for scheduling and additional information added such as their coordinates in the project for drilling automation.

The webinar will be held twice, so please register for the session that's more convenient for you. We invite all MEP & structural engineers as well as BIM coordinators to take a look and evaluate this tool. We hope you'll join in!

June 17, 2020 by AGACAD

If you're an AGACAD customer with an expired contract, WE WANT YOU BACK! Here's an offer just for you.

Now through July 31, choose from one of the three deals below to renew your outdated (1) maintenance or (2) subscription – or even (3) migrate your perpetual license to one of our other BIM Solutions that's more relevant to your current design work.

This limited-time offer is for our clients who either have a perpetual license whose maintenance contract has expired or have an annual license whose subscription contract was not renewed.

When you renew the software, you'll get 3 versions: for Revit 2020, for Revit 2021, and for the next Revit 2022 release (Revit 2019 available upon request), all updates and new features implemented from the most advanced users' BIM practices and feedback, plus tech support.

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May 28, 2020 by AGACAD

We've been diligently testing our Tools4BIM DOCK* against Revit 2021 to ensure complete compatibility of all the BIM Solutions and Tools4Revit Add-ins therein. Thanks for your patience, those of you who've been awaiting the pronouncement. We're glad to say our tools are ready to use with Revit 2021!

*The Dock is an interactive window in Autodesk® Revit® that allows you to access and manage all software products developed by AGACAD to help you get more out of Revit. Read more about the Tools4BIM Dock.

Here's how to get our tools running on Revit 2021.

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 2021 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.

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May 08, 2020 by AGACAD

In this free 30-minute webinar on May 19th, we'll give an expert-level tutorial on how to create hangers in MEP projects for duct/pipe/conduit/cable tray systems, as well as how to copy important information for scheduling from interconnected elements to hangers using our MEP Hangers BIM Solution.

The result you'll see is an MEP model with hangers placed on all line-based MEP elements, connecting them to walls, floors, roof, or columns in the linked project according to user pre-defined rules. Hangers will have the parameters needed for scheduling and additional information added such as their coordinates in the project for drilling automation.

The webinar will be held twice, so please register for the session that's more convenient for you. We invite all MEP & structural engineers as well as BIM coordinators to take a look and evaluate this tool. We hope you'll join in!

supports for MEP in Autodesk Revit placed on structural by AGACAD BIM software

April 15, 2020 by AGACAD

In this free 30-minute webinar on April 28th, we'll give an expert-level tutorial on how to create hangers in MEP projects for duct/pipe/conduit/cable tray systems, as well as how to copy important information for scheduling from interconnected elements to hangers using our MEP Hangers BIM Solution. The result you'll see is an MEP model with hangers placed on all line-based MEP elements, connecting them to walls, floors, roof, or columns in the linked project according to user pre-defined rules. Hangers will have the parameters needed for scheduling and additional information added such as their coordinates in the project for drilling automation.

The webinar will be held twice, so please register for the session that's more convenient for you. We invite all MEP & structural engineers as well as BIM coordinators to take a look and evaluate this tool. We hope you'll join in!

March 06, 2020 by Aleksandras Seza

After a long time coming, our MEP Hangers extension for Revit is stepping into the Fabrication Parts arena! With the first MEP Hangers update of 2020 we present you the possibility of placing fabrication hangers on fabrication ducts and pipes.

Join our free, 20-min webinar on March 19th to see how you can use Fab Parts with MEP Hangers, what the possibilities and limitations are, and what to expect in the future.

March 03, 2020 by Aleksandras Seza

AGACAD MEP Hangers Revit plugin logo Two questions are often raised about our MEP Hangers tool for Revit, usually during training sessions or a short time after beginning to use the extension. These popular questions are related to each other and have to do with hangers for HVAC services that have insulation and how to transfer information from MEP elements to hanger families in your project.

Q: "How do I put hangers on a duct or pipe over insulation? And how do I make it so hangers that I create myself will account for insulation too?"MEP Hanger Revit family

A: You can control this using two parameters inside the hanger family. What you need to do is create a parameter that copies the thickness of the insulation from the MEP element to the hanger family and another parameter that controls whether the insulation thickness is added to your hanger size. Here's how to make those parameters.

Step 1. Create a parameter that copies the "Insulation Thickness" value from ducts or pipes into your hanger family. Use our MEP Hangers Revit extension to do this because it lets you copy different parameter values from interconnectable MEP and structural elements into the connecting hanger family. MEP-element (host)-related parameters are transferred under the “Model Properties” parameter category.

MEP Insulation Thickness parameter in AGACAD MEP Hangers Revit extension

February 11, 2020 by AGACAD

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

All that and more in AGACAD Advances, January-February 2020. Read it here.

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