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May 16, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Bobby Stiles, the founder of Florida-based Preconstruction with Stiles LLC, says his BIM modeling and metal stud consulting business got a big boost from AGACAD’s light gauge steel framing solutions for Revit®.

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Preconstruction with Stiles LLC is a U.S. provider of BIM and as-built data services with special expertise in metal framing. The company works on public infrastructure (hospitals, airports, schools) and large commercial projects (retail, hotels, residential).

May 14, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

AGACAD’s framing and panelling solutions for Revit® have boosted the speed and quality of this Dutch design firm’s design and documentation work, also for BIM to fabrication, allowing it to offer more competitive project pricing.

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A-BET BV is a design and BIM consulting firm based in the South Holland province of the Netherlands that specializes in metal framing.

April 04, 2018 by Valensas Balsevicius

The whole point of creating BIM models is to reap as much benefit from them as possible. One benefit for structural engineers is that when you create a physical model, you can create an analytical model simultaneously, saving you time later because you can send it straight to structural analysis software instead of creating it from scratch.

So, with that in mind, here is one tip about analytical lines for beams.

If you want to have a physical beam under another beam but keep the analytical lines at the same level, then use the z-offset in the beam properties instead of moving the beam down.

Analytical and physical model goes into the same location:

March 05, 2018 by Andrius Bialyj

Q: How can I frame an opening for a set of pipes passing through a wall and make individual openings for each one in the sheathing layer?

A: While there are other workflows, the one I’ll describe below seems to be the simplest with the least steps and configurations. The following steps will lead to this end result for your pipes:


1. You have to create Opening configurations for your pipes (ducts, etc.), which will insert simple round openings for your pipes (you can use one configuration for all sizes) but will join those openings into a rectangular framed opening, in case the pipes are close to one another (second screenshot):

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

Our 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!

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 30, 2018 by Andrius Bialyj

link to metal wall product pageAGACAD's software is constantly being improved with newly-conceived features based on our clients’ experiences and needs who are BIM professionals in their industries. Having received some requests regarding our metal wall framing software and thoroughly looking into the possibilities with our clients, we’re ready to unveil several new and improved features that have been added to Metal Framing Wall+ and are available for all users. All you need to do is update the tool via the TOOLS4BIM Dock and then you’ll be off and running with the latest functions for framing metal walls.

So, what's new exactly? Let’s get right into it.

Load Additional Types

When you use the “Load Families & Schedules” command, only some example family types are loaded into the project:

However, if you need some additional family types, you don’t need to look for those families and types through the native Revit “Load Family” dialog anymore.

Thank you.

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