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February 15, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Thanks to all who attended our recent webinar on Precast Concrete. Our engineer showed how to model a precast parking garage, complete with detailing and shop drawings. This webinar was unique because he showed how to use Metal Framing Floor+ to add double tee slabs. He put together the condensed version of the webinar below to show the process of modeling a parking garage the way he did.


February 14, 2018 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

New versions of our Wood & Metal Framing software for Revit have been released! The improvements included in Wall+, Floor+, and Roof Panel Frame solutions let you easily sort and number walls, structural framing elements, and structural connection elements by your own specific rules configured via Sort Mark. Also, by using additional options you’ll be able to split parts and number elements at the same time as a wall is being framed — and update the details automatically!

In the enhanced versions, you’ve got these new functions in the “Shop Drawings” menu:

  • Numbering Setup – opens a window in which you’ll be able to set numbering rules for walls, structural framing, and structural connection elements by using functionality from the framing software and Sort Mark configurations
  • Number Walls – numbers all walls by the configuration, set in the “Numbering Setup”
  • Number Elements – numbers all structural framing and structural connection elements by the configuration, set in the “Numbering Setup”

February 07, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

registration linkOur third webinar of 2018 will be on February 15th. This one's about creating complex connections automatically, and we'll begin with auto-generating multi-layered wall/floor/roof framing in Revit. That's just the preparation for the fun part, though! Once we've done the framing, we‘ll see how to distribute various connection details (fasteners, hardware, etc.) automatically using our Wood & Metal Framing software and, for even more complex situations, Smart Details, which lets you define rules and insert hundreds of elements throughout your project with a few clicks.

How can you distribute details with the Framing Software?
What are the benefits and possibilities of using Smart Details as well?
Find out in this webinar!

REGISTER RIGHT HERE!

(By the way, on the registration page, be sure to FIRST *set your time zone*. And THEN you can choose the webinar time which is most convenient for you.)

We kindly invite all current users of our Framing software as well as potential users to attend. If you're a modeler, designer, engineer, or architect in Revit, we warmly welcome you to join in this webinar. Our engineer will show just how quick and simple handling fasteners and hardware in Revit can be. Come and see how to do it for yourself!

January 18, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

We’re kicking off our 2018 webinar season on January 31st! The first installment will be on framing multi-story buildings in Revit®. The content of the webinar is applicable to both wood and metal framing, so if you’re into either or both of those, we invite you to join us.

We kindly invite all current users of our Framing software as well as potential users to attend. If you're a modeler, designer, engineer, or architect in Revit, we warmly welcome you to join in this webinar. The workflow our engineer will present significantly speeds up framing multi-story buildings. Come and see how to do it for yourself!

December 21, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

Thanks to all who attended our webinar about framing wood/metal truss floors in Revit. It was the last one of 2017!

Our engineer showed how to use our Wood Framing Floor & Truss duo to frame a timber truss floor. (The same can be done for a steel floor using our Metal Framing Floor & Truss software.) If you'd like to see the webinar recording,
drop us an email and we'll send it right to you!

December 15, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

Thanks to all who attended our recent webinar showing automated framing of wood and metal floors in Revit®. Our engineer showed the whole workflow from modeling a simple floor in Revit to auto-generating multi-layer floor framing with Wood Framing Floor and exporting to any CNC machine or CAD/CAM production line, such as Hundegger, Weinmann, and others.

The full recording is available – please CONTACT US and we’ll be more than happy to send you the link!


December 14, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

Our final webinar of 2017 will focus on framing truss floors, both wood and metal. You’ll see the whole workflow from having a floor modeled in Revit to creating a framed truss floor. Our engineer will show the workflow using Wood Framing Floor+ for creating a layout and Wood Framing Truss+RT for generating trusses, but the same process can be followed using our corresponding Metal Framing software.

If you're a modeler, designer, engineer, or architect of floors in Revit, don't miss out on our last webinar of the year! We kindly invite all current users of our Framing software as well as potential users to attend this 30-min webinar.


December 12, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

Over the past month or two, our Wood and Metal Framing solutions have been beefed up significantly. Even though we’ve talked about a lot of those updates in several recent blog posts, there are still some points that we haven’t gone over yet. In the latest version of these powerful solutions, you’ll find extended functionality for framing openings, view rotation, mixed wood-metal framing, and more.

To make your work faster and smoother.


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The latest versions include enhancements for Joined Sloped Openings:









November 27, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

We're hosting a webinar to highlight a new function of our Framing software: automated framing of wood or metal floors. Whether your floors are simple or complex, you can frame them with speed and ease. We're here to show you how in this webinar!

We kindly invite all current users of our Framing software as well as potential users to attend this half-hour webinar. Come hear about the latest features that make framing floors in Revit easier than ever.

Registration is open and free!

In this webinar about framing timber or light-gauge steel floors, you’ll see the entire workflow: from having a simple floor modeled in Revit to auto-generating multilayer floor framing using Wood Framing Floor+. Not enough?

November 16, 2017 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

Before diving into the details of this update for our framing software, perhaps a little distinction is in order. Due to such frequent updates of our software, a common question always comes up: "Why is your software updated so often?" And we understand. After all, sometimes that little red dot shows up in the Dock more than twice a month!

TOOLS4BIM Dock OverviewThe reason for such a high frequency of updates is because we try to fulfill clients' special requests as soon as possible. Instead of making a client wait a month or two until the next VERSION is released, we strive to implement their specialized requests as quickly as we can by frequently releasing software BUILDS. Of course, these BUILDS may also contain bug fixes – and we're very grateful to clients when they help find these! – but rest assured that most often, that little red dot just means we’ve made one more client’s Revit dream come true.

With that said, let’s get into the new things you can do with your timber or light-gauge steel framing projects using the latest BUILDS of Wood and Metal Framing!


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