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February 11, 2020 by AGACAD

Check out the latest edition of our newsletter AGACAD Advances. Quite a few contributions in this one, including pieces on:

All that and more in AGACAD Advances, January-February 2020. Read it here.

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February 03, 2020 by AGACAD

AGACAD is pleased to welcome M&F tecnica, Inc., a leading Tokyo-based BIM developer and advisory firm, as its exclusive partner for the sale and support of AGACAD’s solutions for BIM in Japan. The company joins AGACAD’s ever-growing list of local partners around the world.

AGACAD CEO Donatas

“This new partnership further strengthens AGACAD’s ability to ensure excellent service for customers in Asia,” says Donatas Aksomitas, the CEO of AGACAD. “M&F have been pioneers of BIM in Japan. With two decades of experience in building design and related IT solutions, they are true experts on Revit and the needs of BIM professionals,” he adds.

January 28, 2020 by Robert Prybyla

webinar info bannerDo shop tickets take longer for you to pull together than they should? Join our webinar about inserting dimensions automatically in shop drawings of precast concrete elements in Revit.

The 1-hour presentation + Q&A will be hosted twice on February 13th, so please join the session that's more convenient for you.

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Whether you're a seasoned user of our Precast Concrete software for Revit or you're just looking into ways of streamlining your precast design process, we hope you'll join in.

January 13, 2020 by AGACAD

Prepared by Bryan Bradley of Textus Aptus

In 2018 Autodesk named AGACAD, a developer of BIM software for Revit professionals, one of its first AEC Industry Partners, with special reference to precast concrete. In fact, precast is an area where BIM adoption has been slow and where for long Autodesk Revit was not an obvious choice of platform. AGACAD has done much to change that. We sat down for a chat with Donatas Aksomitas, the CEO of AGACAD, and Valensas Balsevičius, a structural engineer and BIM Application Engineer at the company.

What are the current dynamics in the world of precast concrete?

Donatas: Precast is getting bigger and bigger, like prefabrication in general. Prefab is the future of construction – at least until people start just printing whole buildings. There’s less waste, shorter work time on site meaning lower costs for things like cranes, plus less noise, easier logistics… Everyone’s moving toward that: making construction elements in a factory and bringing them to site for assembly. The next step after panels is full module production – delivering not one wall but four, already connected and finished.

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December 09, 2019 by Aleksandras Seza

In this webinar, we'll showcase one of our BIM Solutions that benefits MEP Engineers, Structural engineers, Architects and BIM coordinators alike: Cut Opening. Not only can this tool insert openings for MEP elements in linked files or in the same model, but it can also create openings for doors and windows in a structural model according to their arrangement in an architectural model. And there’s also functionality for inserting fire dampers in walls whose fire rating is specified.

Let's cut to the chase. When it comes to streamlining BIM workflows, Cut Opening packs a punch. And during this webinar we'll show you what it can do. We hope you'll join in.

The 30-minute webinar + Q&A will be hosted twice on December 19th, so please join the time most convenient for you.

December 05, 2019 by Robert Prybyla

Earlier this year, we showed some Dynamo scripts for placing rebar in Revit 2019. Now we are releasing those scripts for free, so we invite you to download them (only for Revit 2019).

Take me to the Dynamo script download page!

On the download page, you'll see separate downloads for scripts compatible with Revit 2019 that are good for placing various types of wall reinforcement, including vertical and horizontal meshes, diagonal rebar, edge reinforcement around wall openings and perimeters, and U/O stirrup bar.

With tools like these Dynamo scripts, modeling reinforcement in Revit is easier and faster than ever, so we encourage you to use these scripts that will make your life easier for free. It's a win-win.

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December 03, 2019 by Robert Prybyla

Are you an out-of-box Revit user?
Or maybe you don't use Revit, but you're thinking about making the switch from AutoCAD 2D to BIM?
Either way, this webinar is for you.

Modeling and documentation of precast concrete elements in Revit is the topic. We're talking slabs, stairs, balconies, columns, etc. Connections, reinforcement, shop drawings, construction drawings, and detail views will also be covered. Plus, your host will talk about the advantages and challenges of using Revit for designing precast, show some tips and tricks, and present the efficiency tools that our Precast Concrete BIM Solution brings to the table.

The 1-hour webinar + Q&A will be hosted twice on December 12th, so please join the time most convenient for you.

November 14, 2019 by AGACAD

Today, we take up the third topic in our #AU2019 series: Digital Asset Inventories & BIM for Facility Management.

Taking a digital inventory of facilities — from factories, hospitals, and schools to shopping malls and industrial plants — is becoming increasingly popular because it makes managing them easier and more effective. This is especially true for buildings that were constructed without digital documentation because, when they are handed over to new owners or managers, a daunting lack of information often comes with them. Information that is available is more often than not in the form of paper documents, be those drawings, technical specs, or project and product certificates. Those in turn may be outdated, deteriorated, and can turn up missing over the years. This all means that a large portion of facility information is either inaccessible from the get-go or is subject to expiration or decay.

Digitizing buildings using accurately processed data obtained from 3D laser scanning not only solves these problems but brings a host of benefits besides. Check out the attached white paper wherein we lay out the 6 stages comprising the digital inventory process and the benefits to be accrued.

Digital Inventory of Existing Assets

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