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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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November 03, 2017 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

Once again, AGACAD has made some great changes to both its timber and metal framing software. So many in fact, it’s hard to know where to start! One thing’s for sure: they bring flexibility that’s geared toward making your work in Revit even smoother.

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Here are the headlines:

  • Load custom family catalog automatically
  • Use your custom headers for sloped openings
  • Modify joined openings
  • Split studs and joists
  • Calculate overall assembly dimensions
  • Control how ridge studs are added
  • Add filters to your configurations
For more on each of these features, read on!

Load your company's family catalog automatically

From now on, you’ll be able to select your company’s family catalog to automatically load families into a project by simply adding the folder’s location after selecting “Load Families and Schedules”:

October 05, 2017 by Valensas Balsevicius

It's time for our next webinar! This time around it's about framing metal walls or light-gauge steel walls (or whatever you call it in your area) in Revit®. New features in the latest release will be demonstrated, including improvements for bracing and headers with diagonal members.


In the span of 40 minutes, our structural engineer Valensas will show how to use our Metal Framing Wall software to do the following:

May 24, 2017 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

Thanks to the enhanced Wood/Metal Framing Wall+, Floor+ and Roof+ software, you’ll be able to add customizable, complex dimensions with completely new dimensioning technology – Smart Dimensions.

Although in the past you could also add dimensions to your shop drawings automatically, with Smart Dimensions, you can configure them from the simplest variation, where dimensions will be added only to a predefined layer, to more complex variations, where all layers will be dimensioned.

April 27, 2017 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

Recently, Team AGACAD has made quite a lot of significant changes in its Framing software for Revit to automate your work even more yet still provide flexibility. Who wouldn’t want to create and use different Detail configurations for the same Wall Type; calculate Gravity Points for Wall, Floor, or Roof panels; or customize complex dimensions with completely new Smart Dimensioning technology? You’ll be able to do all that and more!

Read on to find out the benefits of the enhanced versions of Wood/Metal Framing Wall+, Floor+, and Roof+.

January 04, 2017 by Renata Jočienė

If you’ve been hoping for a way to effortlessly and painlessly reposition studs, your ship has just come in. And even if you haven’t been on the lookout for it, you may want to climb aboard – this is the Queen Mary of stud placement.

It’s fast. It’s powerful. It makes life easier.

The newly released versions of Wood / Metal Framing Wall+, Floor+, and Roof+ contain a new option that allows you to position studs and joists not only in relation to each other but according to Revit gridlines. This special feature was developed at the request of our Norwegian users.

In the past, studs or joists had to be spaced following a predefined pattern, say, 24 inches apart, within each wall, starting from one end or the other or from both ends working toward the midpoint. An extra step was then required to make sure that studs were aligned.

But now, with new Align with Project Base Point feature, you can space and align all your studs at the same time! Project Base Point handles positioning in a more robust manner than before: instead of directly defining the spacing between studs, you just define the grid spacing, and the function takes care of the rest. Studs are positioned on the gridlines –and where necessary to fill in gaps or form intersections – so that they always match up across a corridor or room.

Notice how the studs are spaced according to the grid:

January 03, 2017 by Renata Jočienė

Want to see more detail in your shop drawings? Now you can, by creating Detail Views! This powerful function is included in the newly released versions of Wood / Metal Framing Wall+, Floor+, and Roof+. This special feature was developed at the request of our Norwegian users.

Back in the olden days, when you placed an assembly view on your shop drawing, you could see that assembly and all its parts in all their dimensioned glory. It was wonderful.

That was then.

This is now.

Say hello to Detail Views.

December 09, 2016 by Renata Jočienė

Our framing software for wood and metal floors has been updated in a lot of ways. From connections to stud size, from rendering shop drawings to cutting beams, there is a variety of upgrades in these products. Let’s take a tour and check out the new features of Wood Framing Floor+ and Metal Framing Floor+!

  • Floor Connections
    Even though the most popular floor end connections were already available, these weren’t sufficient because users often want to generate something unique. Take structural engineers. They’re always interested in reducing heat loss and saving materials, frequently by using special joins. Well, now we have good news for everyone who needs to make custom joins! Our newly-developed custom join function allows you to make virtually any connection type, save it, and use it in your projects.

November 03, 2016 by Renata Jočienė

Roof Panel Layout is a powerful solution for prefabricated roof panels in Revit®. It enables easy roof panel planning and splitting into segments for prefabrication which can then be used in the roof framing process.

After getting a roof from the architects, we can use Roof Panel Layout to generate the panel layout planning. The software uses predefined rules to draw symbolic lines indicating the future panels. Then it creates real Revit® roof panels. Later Wood Framing Roof+ or Metal Framing Roof+ users can use these panels to create prefabricated framing, including rafters, battens, valley joists, roof boards, and so on.

September 23, 2016 by Renata Jočienė

Using Wood Framing Wall+ and Metal Framing Wall+, you can automate wall framing work in Revit and build complete shop drawings with dimensioning, part lists and material take-off automatically. Solution will collect all elements from one wall panel and make assembly with predefined views, add dimensions, add tags, make sheets and put the views into the sheets.

With new Wood Framing Wall+ and Metal Framing Wall+ version you will be able to generate more detailed shop drawings and have possibility to create multiple sheets for one wall panel. We received this request from our client Mr. Alar Oinus (Fint Engineering OÜ) who wants to provide more information about framed walls to fabrication process.

Assembly Views, Schedules and Sheets are now separated into different tabs which makes it ease to find and control them. Under Assembly Views, you can predefine assembly views, graphical representation, and framing layers you want to present. Now you can predefine different framing, connection or part tags for each view. Also every view now can have its own frame dimensioning rules, which include dimension styles and positioning. There are no limits to the amount of views!


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