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January 13, 2017 by Asta Aksomitienė

Would you like to begin and complete your precast project in Revit and at the same time do it efficiently? This webinar has been put together with you in mind!

It was not long ago that we released Precast Concrete, and we’ve been developing it ever since. In order to better fit all our clients’ needs and cover more areas of precast modeling and documentation, we’ve made some major updates as well as some tweaks here and there. Now it looks like we’re approaching the final form of this professional solution. With its updated functionality and other significant modifications, Precast Concrete can tackle a variety of situations and follow the whole project life cycle.

During this webinar, you‘ll see how our Precast Concrete solution solves common issues when it comes to modelling your precast concrete project. We’ll go through how to modify and update elements, cuts, and connections. One of the highlights we’ll be showing is how to create assembly views with automatic dimensions and shop drawings.

Please share this invitation with colleagues who could benefit from it.

Modelling and preparing drawings are time-consuming processes with tons of repetitive tasks. If you want to see how can you get rid of most of them – please join the webinar!

Join us on January 19, 2017 for our free webinar!

Check your local time and register now!

There will be two sessions held - please choose the time that suits you best!

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM CST (USA Time) REGISTER HERE

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM CEST (EUROPE Time) REGISTER HERE


December 15, 2016 by Asta Aksomitienė

AGACAD’s Wood Framing Suite proved to be the perfect fit for a prominent producer of timber frame homes based in Sweden. That, and AGACAD’s custom development expertise, enabled its Nordic business partner AEC AB to win and successfully complete a major BIM implementation project.

Client Profile:

Trivselhus AB is a prominent Swedish producer of timber frame buildings known for design excellence and energy-efficiency. Besides Scandinavia, it’s also active in the UK and Åland.


Partner:

AEC AB is Sweden’s leading supplier of IT software and services for the building industry. It’s an agent and business partner of AGACAD in the Nordic region.

December 01, 2016 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

We just released a new Cut Opening version with lots of new features. Some of them were implemented together with our customers from NIRAS and Mott MacDonald teams. You can read short description down below.

Standardization

Dennis Berner @ NIRAS

Is the width/height the “world standard” for the hole size? Because as you see in this case, there is a parameter that are greater than the “hole” would it be possible to make your tool, so you have to map what parameter there are used from the arch model. My proposal to make it possible to change what parameters the tool should use, was just to make it easier for the architect to define their own doors and windows. But then they have to be consistent.


The Insert Structural Openings function is used to insert structural openings in the structural walls, in cases where architectural walls, windows, and doors are separated from the structural walls.



October 06, 2016 by Asta Aksomitienė

Webinar has ended, but its recording is available upon request at events@aga-cad.com.


It is no secret, that two of the best, most popular solutions for structural engineers working in BIM environment are Tekla and Revit. Companies decide whether to use one or the other in the office depending on various factors. After a while, Revit users start wondering whether maybe they should have made a different decision. “Revit is a great platform,” they think, “but it’s not that great in all the cases we encounter on a daily basis.”

In this webinar, we want to show the precast concrete market that there is no need for any regrets. Just by adding a few tools, you can increase your productivity in the Revit environment and feel confident that you’ll remain competitive in the market.

The Precast Concrete Suite is a collection of add-ons that cover all the modelling, numbering, drawing, and management features that are missing in Revit.

October 05, 2016 by Valensas Balsevicius

I will go straight to the point – Revit is not enough for structural engineers. It has quite good tools to model forms of precast elements. And it’s ok for preliminary design. But when you have to go into details, you probably ask yourself every time – why did we choose Revit to be our main software for everyday work? While our friends, colleagues in other companies use Tekla and have no complains?

It should not be like this that’s why we developed add-ons for precast structures to improve work efficiency in Revit and be able to compete with other companies in the market. You don’t have to miss out on easier design work or regret that your models are Revit models, with Precast Concrete Suite you can solve most of the headaches in structures discipline and then you will begin enjoying working with Revit.

August 30, 2016 by Valensas Balsevicius

Sometimes our clients have questions about how to use Schedule templates and how to get the best results using Revit® application Smart Assemblies. I hope this blog post will answer these questions and let you find the best workflow for Revit 2016 and Revit 2017 easier as well as explain differences between these two versions.

So let’s start learning how to prepare and use Revit schedule tables with Smart Assemblies:

August 18, 2016 by Valensas Balsevicius

BIM solution Smart Assemblies is highly valued by Revit® users who work with assembly drawings because it saves a great amount of time. Anyway, after a few clients’ questions and requests, we‘ve been looking for a way to save even more time while starting new projects.

In previous versions of Smart Assemblies you could create assembly with automatic dimensions and then drag views to the sheet and use the Sheet as a Template to create other Assemblies within that project. Then, user starts the next project, configurations remain and he can start using them straight away. But Sheet Templates had to be created in each project for every configuration.

In new version of Smart Assemblies (SA) we‘ve managed to solve that and you will not have to create new sheet templates for your assemblies, but use the existing ones from the Template Project.

Now in SA you have two locations you can browse to:

June 17, 2016 by Asta Aksomitienė

Webinar has ended, but its recording is available upon request on events@aga-cad.com.


Collaboration between MEP engineers, structural engineers or architects is the main key to model precise buildings. One of the cases when collaboration between MEP engineers and structural engineers or architects greatly contributes to model’s quality is during insertion of openings into structures for MEP elements.

Usually MEP engineers work using linked file technology. They are linking structures to their own file and using it to check whether there are interferences. But how can someone specify the openings that are found in MEP engineer’s workplace for structural engineer. Structural engineers are given a huge amount of tasks to open passages for MEP services. Basically only MEP engineers know what sizes of openings should be used according to some special standard, fire ratings, etc.

AGACAD released a new technology for easier communication between MEP and structural engineers: "Cut Opening Software Opens New Possibilities for Collaboration between Revit® Users". Now structural engineers can take a breath and concentrate on their own tasks only. On this occasion, we are hosting a 30-min WEBINAR, which will b held by two Revit specialists that specialize in MEP engineering and structural engineering.

May 03, 2016 by Inga Ibenienė

TOOLS4BIM Dock Gets Revit® 2017 Support and New Free Revit App

AGACAD is pleased to announce that all AGACAD applications for Autodesk® Revit® included in our tool management system TOOLS4BIM Dock* have already been updated for Revit 2017. From now on, AGACAD TOOLS4BIM products are compatible with all versions of Revit 2017 (excluding Revit LT) as well as the previous Revit 2016 & 2015**.

The main novelty of the TOOLS4BIM Dock 2017 version – it contains new Revit add-in named Smart Select that allows Revit users to select desired architectural, structural or MEP elements automatically by user configured parameters in just a few clicks.

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