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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.

September 14, 2016 by Asta Aksomitienė

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


Discover the most important user based questions about MEP connections (Hangers and Supports). During this webinar we will introduce the casual workflow of Smart Hangers software that allows users to distribute hangers on MEP line based elements by predefined rules.

Furthermore, we‘ll demonstrate some new Revit® families that we have created for Smart Hangers.

We created Unistrut Trapeze Hanger and Support Families, which make multiple run hangers accessible in Smart Hangers. The new families enable easy Multi-Tier hanger distribution in Revit projects as well.

Intended Audience: MEP engineers, Structural engineers, BIM managers, BIM coordinators.

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.

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.

February 04, 2016 by Inga Ibenienė
Webinar has ended, but its recording is available upon request on events@aga-cad.com.

Autodesk® Revit® is excellent BIM software that generates great advancements in the construction drawing process. But in case of instant insertion of hundreds of details or cuts into Revit model, this software requires manual work and long working hours.

Manual insertion of elements one by one doesn’t seem like a very intelligent workflow therefore many Revit users seek for more innovative ways to add the details and refinements they need in their models. Various details are quite important in our projects, especially in precast elements or structural models. That’s why many Structural Engineers, Architects, and Contractors choose additional tools for Revit that allow them to quickly distribute details or even specific cuts in their Revit models.

Our BIM solution Smart Details is an application for Revit that received great attention from the building engineering community. The last update of this solution extended capabilities of Smart Details; moreover this BIM solution also became a wonderful helper designing detailed models in Revit. In the upcoming webinar, we will demonstrate how much detailing in Revit is easier with Smart Details than using only Revit.

FREE WEBINAR

Easier Detailing in Revit® Models

Live on Thursday, February 11th, 2016

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In this webinar you‘ll learn how to use Smart Details in various modeling tasks. Topics included in the webinar:

January 27, 2016 by Valensas Balsevicius

Smart Details is recently released product for Revit® users that had great attention from the engineering community. That’s why we can’t stop and must work to make this tool even better.

New update is available with a bunch of new impressive features.

Auto Insert – new command lets you insert details based on the shared parameter value, which is entered in the element properties before you Auto Insert details.

Enter name of Details Configuration into the elements Shared Parameter – Smart Detail Configuration.

January 06, 2016 by Inga Ibenienė
Attention! Webinar has ended but its recording is now 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.

As always, we continue developing and improving our applications for Autodesk® Revit® seeking to help increase Revit users’ design and construction work efficiency. In the middle of January we’ll present our latest activity results – updates of our BIM solution Metal Framing Wall+. In this webinar you’ll see new extra feature of this software that can help framed building designers to boost framing possibilities.

We kindly welcome all Revit® Architecture and Revit® Structure users to our FREE WEBINAR on quick and professional modeling and making of shop drawings of metal wall framing. In this free 45-minute webinar, AGACAD Lead BIM Application Engineer Renata Jociene will review new functionality of Metal Framing Wall+ that makes advanced metal building framing.

Curtain Walls and Panels – from Design to Highly Detailed Frames.

Extra Feature DEMO

Live on Thursday, January 14, 2016


Attend our free webinar and learn more about NEW Metal Framing Wall+ Extra feature. Join and watch live how to:

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