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February 04, 2015 by Renata Jočienė

Some time ago we gave you a few examples of how our clients' requests can become improvements of AGACAD products. Thanks for all of you who contributed by giving us advices on how to improve our products or just expressing you wishes for Revit productivity increase.

The newest case of our client's impact in AGACAD software development is related to our BIM solution Smart Assemblies. Our team released an updated version of this application for Autodesk® Revit® at the end of January. Do you know what functionality has been included? We have added Rebar Mass calculation to Smart Assemblies. Our loyal client Jason Wallis from Hanssen Pty Ltd Drafting Office who is the enthusiastic user of this solution for Revit, has sent us a request on December 3, 2014:

"I remember seeing in one of the latest updates for Smart Assemblies a new feature that calculates the mass/weight of all the elements inside the assembly. Does this also work for rebar?
In the past, I've created a 'calculated value' parameter for rebar weight for each shop drawing, which I have had to manually add to every drawing. If it's now possible to create a schedule that will report the mass/weight of the rebar automatically, I'd love to know how to do it."

January 28, 2015 by Inga Ibenienė

Attention! Webinar record is available!
If you want to watch the recorded version of the webinar please contact us by email events@aga-cad.com and we'll send you a record link.

Want to learn more about raising your daily work efficiency? Watch the new web session on AGACAD products. This time we kindly welcome all Autodesk® Revit® users who create MEP designs to register and attend our free webinar which will be held on February 19, 2015. This session is designed for those who are in search of possibilities to boost their work productivity in MEP projects.

January 27, 2015 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Many of AGA CAD's created solutions for Autodesk® Revit® can do a lot of things and calculate a lot of new parameters that you need. Basically these parameters are Shared Parameters and could not be inserted into tag families in the same manner as simple parameters. Do you know how should you use these parameters in tagging?

Firstly, you have to create and calculate required parameter in Revit using corresponding Revit add-on from AGA CAD. This parameter will be shared. I have calculated element's bottom elevation. This elevation is neccesary in some cases when placing elements into the project, ex. hangers, cut openings, etc.

If you want to add these parameters to your tags, you should do the following:

January 22, 2015 by Renata Jočienė

AGA CAD team inserted new features to RAS Manager for architects. Now architects will be able to calculate the total window/door area in each room and use this parameter for tagging and scheduling. Additionally, possibilities to calculate floor altitude and floor rough altitude were created. This can help architects find each layer elevation and use this calculated parameter in scheduling and tagging as well.

So what's new in Revit® plugin RAS Manager?

December 18, 2014 by Gitana Černiauskienė

AGACAD offers both network and standalone license types of software licenses. Software with standalone licensing allows users to install the software on a single workstation (1 license = 1 computer) without the need to be connected to a company network.

Network licensing helps software user to ensure his/her own access to the right product at the right time, and it enables easy and efficient control of software use. Another customer's benefit – the only fixed annual fee (valid for 12 months) is applied for a company but not per license.

Network license can be installed on as many computers as desired; however, at any one time, only the maximum number of computers, which is specified in the licenses, can run the software. The Network License Manager (NLM), installed on one or more servers, controls the distribution of particular product licenses to the users.

Based on our experience, AGACAD customers need to have the most effective licensing model to fit their operation rules. Therefore we improved the licensing models. Now AGACAD provides NLM Annual Service that enables current SLM licenses' migration to NLM licenses and vice versa.

August 05, 2014 by Inga Ibenienė

As a valid analytic tool, a comparison matrix serves to determine the basic characteristics of an object. In our case, AGA CAD product managers have prepared comparison matrixes those determine the basic characteristics of BIM software Autodesk Revit without and with additional tools for Revit. Our comparison matrixes outline the most typical features of Revit that are used in modelling, documentation and project data analysis processes.

While reviewing a comparison matrix for Revit MEP users and others (for Revit Architecture or Revit Structure users), our blog readers should consider the following points.

June 26, 2014 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Autodesk® Revit® users know well that this software does not place rooms in the best way. If designers need to add Spaces to the model with the same Room parameter values, they have to check the heights of rooms and correct them to be up to needed boundaries. Also they need to draw Area boundary lines manually and do other time wasting operations working with Revit project Rooms, Areas or Spaces (RAS).

RAS Manager

To help modellers, architects, MEP designers to place rooms, areas and spaces with required heights and parameters was created our tool for Revit named RAS Manager. This extension for Autodesk Revit Architecture / MEP enables to create and manage rooms, areas and spaces with HVAC parameters. RAS Manager automatically detects nearest elevations, room bounding and attaches room to it.

May 27, 2014 by Gitana Černiauskienė

Important For Existing Customers!

upgradeIf you are T4R product customer, now it is the best time to upgrade your current release and save up to 30% of your current license.

For a limited time, from 27th May to 15th July 2014, save up to 30% when you upgrade your current 2010-2014 licenses to the newest release. Promo includes all 'Tools 4 Revit' group products and all BIM Solutions.

Simply contact us at info@aga-cad.com for more information on your own software and a member of our team will be in touch within 24 business hours.

Act NOW and save up to 30% on your upgrade! This offer ends on the 15th of July, 2014.

May 13, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

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Today, we're announcing that the next part of apps from T4R© (Tools 4 Revit) product line are already compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2015! We have released new versions 2015.1 of these tools:

Cut Opening
Cut Opening LT
Excel2R
RAS Manager
Smart Floors

All updated T4R extensions operate faster with Revit 2015.
You can find the newest installations of these products in their download pages (click on the product title in the upper list).

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