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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

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

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.

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September 18, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

In this webinar we'll show how to use our Smart Assemblies BIM solution – and particularly its revamped Smart Dimensions feature – to further automate your shop drawings in Revit. Whatever your line of work (wood/metal framing, precast, etc.), if you have to make shop drawings, this webinar is for you. We invite you to join!

What you'll see in this webinar:

  • Automatic dimensioning rules in Smart Dimensions;
  • Available settings in Smart Dimensions and what they mean;
  • The difference between making dimensions using Smart Dimensions vs. the default settings of Smart Assemblies;
  • Examples of dimensioning in shop drawings used in various countries around the world.

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®.

Client Profile

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.

Client Profile
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:

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