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January 09, 2017 by Renata Jočienė

Being able to find, access, and modify families quickly in your Revit® library is essential to working efficiently with Revit®. This is the purpose of Smart Browser Manage, the tool whose usefulness and power have been amplified in the latest release (versions 2016.3 and 2017.2).

Never used Smart Browser Manage? If you want a way to efficiently and manage all the content in your Revit® library, SBM is the tool for you, your go-to assistant when it comes to browsing, sorting, managing, and controlling items in your library.

If you are already an SBM user, the updated version speeds up your Revit® content management even further and brings new options to life that increase the accessibility of items in your library.

What exactly are the extremely useful changes in the updated SBM?

  1. Type catalogs are now fully supported.
  2. “Create Subcategories” works for multiple families at the same time, not just the selected one.
  3. A new function upgrades selected projects to the current Revit version.
  4. You can transfer the units from one template family to other selected families. A huge time-saver!
  5. The Assembly Code for a batch of families can be modified.
  6. There is a new option to modify the materials of selected families.
  7. The “Organization” dialog includes more options.
  8. When making modifications in the library, values are displayed in the same units as the current project.
  9. The synchronization process will not automatically override your custom PNG files being used as browser thumbnails.

Read on!

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.

April 14, 2016 by Inga Ibenienė

It seems that this year will be the first, when everything is going according to plan. Autodesk company is about to release Autodesk® Revit® 2017 on April 17th 2017, while AGACAD plans to release its newest TOOLS4BIM products’ versions... on April 17th as well!

We are still working on our products’ 2017 versions but they are nearly ready. 2017 version testing is in full swing and is nearly completed. Most of AGACAD TOOLS4BIM products are already tested and work perfectly in Revit 2017 version environment. Our technical team needs to check just a few more BIM solutions, and if bugs don’t rush us over, the newest versions’ preparations will be complete. And voila! – You can use the new Revit version together with productivity-enhancing applications designed for Revit.

October 20, 2015 by Renata Jočienė

Good news, everyone. At the end of last week, we released a new version of Smart Browser Manage with a couple of new features and a workflow improvement.

Smart Browser Manage is a powerful BIM solution for Autodesk® Revit® family search & management. It is rlevant for architects, designers, engineers, BIM modelers and BIM managers, because using Smart Browser Manage they can:

    • quickly and easily search Revit families and insert or drag-and-drop them into the project;
    • modify hundreds of selected Revit families: edit existing family parameters or add new parameters (including shared), etc.

We understand that Revit family search is a frequent task in many Revit users’ daily work, therefore we improved our Smart Browser Manage to make Revit family search & management even easier and simpler.

So, here are the changes in the new Smart Browser Manage version:

October 02, 2015 by Inga Ibenienė

Webinar has ended but its recording is now available.

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Special webinar for all Smart Browser Free users & everyone who wants to learn how to browse, control & manage Revit® families very quickly and easily.

If you are looking for methods or tools how to browse, control & manage Revit® families very simply, we kindly welcome you to join us on October 15th, 2015 on our free webinar

Speed Up Revit Content MANAGEMENT & ACCESSIBILITY

with New Power


In this 45 minute presentation you’ll see how to:

  • quickly and easily find Revit families in the library by parameter name, values, and version;
  • modify, delete existing parameters of hundreds of selected families;
  • add, modify, and delete family types;
  • add new shared parameters to selected families;
  • group Revit families by version. You won't need to rename types one by one!
  • find differences between families in a project and families in your library. Keep your families in projects up-to-date!

This event is designed for all Autodesk® Revit® Architecture / Structure / MEP users.

There will be a presentation of the new Smart Browser Manage version!

In this webinar you’ll see live presentation of these AGACAD applications for Revit:

June 15, 2015 by Inga Ibenienė

We announce that from now on all AGACAD TOOLS4BIM products support compatibility with both Autodesk® Revit® 2016 as well as the previous Revit 2015.

The main novelty of the 2016 version edition – it contains the installer that is a very convenient new platform for tool installation, activation and management named TOOLS4BIM Dock. All AGACAD TOOLS4BIM trials and purchased licenses are acceptable through this platform now. All functionality of our tools will be the same as before except the interface will be different.

December 18, 2014 by Asta Aksomitienė

Those who constantly follow AGACAD activities have already noticed that the company, founded as far back as 1991, changed its entire visual identity at the end of the 2014 year.

Why did the company decide to change?

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AGA CAD was founded over two decades ago. Almost ten years ago it started Autodesk software extension developing. Over the past few years, the company has significantly increased its products' supply for designers working in AEC fields. Gradually the company is ripe for changes.

At the beginning of 2014 the company's management was fully determined on the company's brand alterations. There was a search for the most acceptable AGACAD branding, brand positioning questions have also been solved.

The changes affected not only the company's brand, but also part of the product names, customer support, licensing methods and more. Visual alterations are like a crown of all changes.

It took us almost whole 2014 year to crystallize – what are we and what our purpose is. It was very important for us: who are the end-users, how they live, what is important for them, how we can benefit them, what are our customer's expectations. We also wanted to clear out how we are different, what vision we strive to follow and on what values AGACAD activities are based.

What's new in AGACAD branding?
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.

November 28, 2013 by Gitana Černiauskienė

We would like to encourage all our current customers as well as new ones to sign up for our newsletter and receive information on updates of BIM solutions and extensions for Revit®, new software releases, upcoming events or ongoing projects. That is the best way to keep your software up to date.

Also, Revit users who own our software from now on will see an exclamation mark which appears on the icon (see below). It means that a new update has been released and available to download. When they click on the mark they will be redirected to our download page.

In case of bad network connection or firewall, or spam fillers, exclamation mark might not appear on the icon even a new tools4revit product update is available. I would recommend you once per month to visit our download page and check your current version.

See below:

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September 24, 2013 by Renata Jočienė

Smart Browser Pro is a powerful BIM Solution for Autodesk Revit family search & management.

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It is a very helpful BIM tool for architects, designers, engineers, BIM modelers and BIM managers because they can quickly and easily search & manage Revit families using Smart Browser Pro. We understand that tools for Revit family search are very necessary for each Revit user’s daily work therefore we improve our Smart Browser Pro to make Revit family search & management much easier.

So here are novelties of Smart Browser Pro v2014.2 and v2013.5 that have been released this week:

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