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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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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 18, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

Thanks to all who participated in our webinar last week focusing on framing metal (light-gauge steel) walls in Revit®. Our structural engineer Valensas showed the capabilities of the Metal Framing Walls BIM Solution, including some new features for doing bracing and using headers with diagonal members.

The webinar was recorded, so if you didn’t get to attend or would just like to watch it again, simply let us know at events@aga-cad.com and we’ll send that to you ASAP!

In the meantime, here’s a short preview of what the webinar covered:


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:

October 02, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

We’d like to thank all those who attended our recent webinar about framing Prefabricated Roof Panels in Revit®. Our architectural engineer Eve demonstrated the workflow of splitting a roof into panels and then framing them, using our software for Wood / Metal Framing Prefab Roof Panels BIM Solution.

If you missed the webinar or would like to view it again, the full recording is available. Just write us at events@aga-cad.com, and we’ll be glad to get that right to you!

Meanwhile, here's a brief look at what the webinar covered.

September 08, 2017 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė


Do your wood or metal framing Revit® projects require documentation? The latest enhancement of our Framing solutions will significantly decrease your documentation time for all your projects at once.

AGACAD has enhanced its Wood and Metal Framing software for Revit® by adding new functionality to meet the current needs of industry-leading clients. From now on, you will save even more time on documentation, as you will not have to create new shop drawing sheet templates in every project over and over again. Interested? Read on!

June 13, 2017 by Gintaris Aksomitas

All framing structural designers know that diagonal bracing is necessary because it keeps framed walls stable, preventing them from collapsing. Let-in bracing is the most widely used bracing system, but this bracing requires the studs be notched so that the brace will be flush with the stud surface. Using diagonal braces, these studs are typically cut at a 45- to 60-degree angle.

But sometimes designers need other type of cuts. For example, AGACAD client Optimera AS (which is supported by AGACAD's valued partner in Norway Focus Software AS), a significant distributor of building materials in Scandinavia, was looking for the possibility of making special cuts:

"We need cuts for diagonal nailers to be horizontal and not diagonal as shown in the pucture. Is this possible?"

Diagonal bracing

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.

Thank you.

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