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December 27, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Thanks to all who attended our webinar about the latest updates to the Truss Builder that's part of our Wood/Metal Framing Roof BIM Solutions. If you missed out, never fear, the recording is here. Head on over to our AGACAD webinar playlist on YouTube.

The webinar showed how to use our Truss extension to take a roof modeled in Revit and generate complex truss systems automatically.

December 20, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Have you placed your order?

Our Thank-you offer is here!

Now through Christmas, we're offering perpetual licenses of BIM Solutions up to 50% off the license price. Take advantage of this limited-time offer of perpetual licenses!

It’s our way of saying “thank you!” for being our clients, followers, and trial users, for participating in our events, and for visiting us at conferences.

Here are our solutions on-offer

December 11, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Join in this webinar to see the workflow that takes a roof modeled in Revit and generates complex wood or metal truss systems automatically using AGACAD's enhanced Truss+ extension that's part of our Wood/Metal Framing Roof BIM Solution.

Now Truss+ is even more user-friendly and flexible, thanks to the extended possibilities for creating and freely modifying various roof truss layouts and individual truss structures. Moreover, truss systems can be created for roofs that have different hip ends and side pitches, and you‘ll have more truss overhang framing variations to choose from.

November 21, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

As a way to say thank you for being our clients, participating in our webinars, trialing our software, and following us on social media, we're going to unveil a special thank-you offer for select software for Revit as the year draws to a close. (In other words, sweet deals are coming your way.)

Details due out next week, so stay tuned!

In the meantime... now is the time to take a trial and get a free live demo since the thank-you offer will have a limited duration.

→ To take a trial, all you need to do is:

1. Download the TOOLS4BIM Dock – make sure it matches your Revit version (2019, 2018, 2017).

2. Open Revit, and you'll see the TOOLS4BIM Dock.

3. Select the tool(s) you'd like to trial.

4. Activation codes will be sent via email.

5. Happy trialing :-)

→ To get a free live demo, just send us an email and we'll set it right up!

November 13, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Autodesk University, ‘The future of making’, kicks off Nov 13-15 in Las Vegas. This year we're focusing on BIM to Fabrication, particularly for wood framing, metal framing, precast concrete, and MEP work.

Will you be at #AU2018? If so, we invite you to stop by booth A514 to see how our BIM software is driving building design forward. We're especially hoping to meet our existing users face-to-face and talking about your further needs and expectations.

Along with our CEO Donatas and project manager Jonas, three of our BIM application engineers (below), who specialize in architectural and structural engineering, will be present at our booth. They'd be more than happy to chat with you and give you an up-close and in-depth look at our BIM solutions or tools for Revit.

While you're welcome to drop by our booth at any time, we can't guarantee that someone will be able to give you personal, undivided attention on the spur of the moment. For those who are interested in our software and want be sure of having an opportunity to speak one-to-one with our CEO or engineers, we recommend making an appointment to meet at a certain time at our booth.

Alternatively, Jonas can pencil you in over the phone: 00370 694 62335

November 07, 2018 by Valensas Balsevicius

Smart Details is going to be phased out over the next few months. In its place, we present you Smart Connections, our newest BIM Solution for Revit, that brings additional functionality and more intuitive performance along with a name that more clearly reflects its main purpose.

IMPORTANT NOTE for EXISTING USERS of Smart Details! Although you can use the same configurations as you’ve been using with Smart Details, some of them might be disrupted due to changes in the software. Smart Details will still be available for a time so that you can finish your current projects and then modify your configurations for new projects so that they will mesh with Smart Connections.

The remainder of this post is dedicated to showing what configurations existing users of Smart Details may need to modify when transitioning to Smart Connections. For starters, when making the switch, you might need to modify your wall, column, and beam connection configurations.

For example:
If my Smart Details configuration was inserting corbels, column shoes, and bolts as shown below......the same configuration used with Smart Connections gives me this messy result.

That’s because the definition of faces of Columns and Foundation elements has been changed in Smart Connections. But this way it will be clearer and more systematic. So, to fix it, you will have to go in and redo that part of your configurations. Check the descriptions below for details on how to do that.

October 29, 2018 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

AGACAD’s Wood Framing & Metal Framing software have been enhanced once again. Going forward, opening framing – king studs, trimmers, etc. – can be customized, and you can even create asymmetrical opening configurations. Also, you‘ll have more possibilities in framing walls with intersecting ridge and girder beams, splitting joists, and finally, selecting parts automatically.

As you may already know, it‘s been possible to create custom headers, sills, and top supports for some time now. Because of user feedback, we saw that this functionality was really appreciated, and so now we‘ve extended it, making it possible for you to design your own king studs and trimmers!

Moreover, by not ticking the “Kings are symmetrical” tick mark, you’ll be able to create asymmetrical framing for your opening.

For the left king:

And the right:

October 23, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

The October 2018 issue of AGACAD Advances is out.

The must-read item: we've been named an Autodesk AEC Industry Partner.

The big upcoming event: Autodesk University.

Check out the newsletter.

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October 23, 2018 by Valensas Balsevicius

Our company continues the tradition of sharing information not only about our products but also about how to facilitate your everyday tasks in Revit. Below, our structural engineering maestro Valensas shares an insight about equality settings in Revit® dimensions.



In working with various clients, I’ve noticed there are some things that for experienced Revit users look simple but for beginners might be very frustrating.

Recently I’ve received a couple of questions from different users about how to get an Equality Formula in dimensions when they have several of the same dimensions on a dimension chain.

Let’s take a look at the settings we have in Dimension properties.

October 09, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

AGACAD is pleased to welcome Adeon CZ s.r.o., a leading CAD system integrator in the Czech Republic, as its exclusive partner for the sale and support of AGACAD’s solutions for BIM in the country. The company joins AGACAD’s ever-growing list of local partners around the world.


“This new partnership further strengthens AGACAD’s ability to ensure outstanding service and support for customers in Central Europe,” says Donatas Aksomitas, the CEO of AGACAD. “Adeon CZ is a Gold Tier Autodesk Partner with 20 years of experience in the market. They know Revit and the needs of BIM professionals inside and out,” he adds.

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