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June 03, 2015 by Valensas Balsevicius

Everybody says BIM is something what we should strive for and 3D modeling is the next level etc. That’s cool, I like it – I agree with this opinion.

But what about reality – do you really think that you have reached the efficiency peak from the moment you started using Autodesk® Revit® Structure? Does Revit have everything you need? I say – no way!

Fighting with beam and wall joints, cut openings in every element manually, forget about excel sheets you used in your work and how about marking hundreds of your elements? There are a lot of small tasks which we have to do every day and they are pretty annoying. That’s why we develop additional tools to make your Revit experience less frustrating and more efficient.

June 02, 2015 by Inga Ibenienė

Numbering elements, importing external data, making legend, adding dimensions, making & managing sheets and other element modeling and documentation tasks are main daily work headaches for each Autodesk® Revit® user. Do you know how to boost Revit model performance and simplify project documentation?

On the second week of June we are hosting webinars on all our inexpensive but very effective Revit apps’ overview for Architects, HVAC Engineers and Structural Engineers.

We kindly welcome you to join the corresponding session and see what productivity tools for Revit every Architect / Structural Engineer / MEP Engineer needs to have for performance of daily tasks. We’ll provide a short overview of productivity tools for Revit for each building designer’s workstation.

In these webinars for building designers you’ll see a short overview on our simple but highly efficient tools that increase design productivity when modeling buildings and preparing documentation. Below you can find a description of each webinar and registration links.

May 22, 2015 by Gitana Černiauskienė

Compact access to all AGACAD TOOLS4BIM product management directly from your workstation – closer than ever

Eliminating the tasks that do not bring value

Take the pain out of managing AGACAD TOOLS4BIM applications:
Simply upload your tools for Revit® and always work with up-to-date versions, try out other AGACAD products, get the newest information and help – all of this is just a few mouse clicks away.

What Dock Is and Why It’s Worth to Use

TOOLS4BIM Dock is a new interactive window in Autodesk® Revit® that you can use to access and manage all AGACAD developed Revit apps and BIM solutions. This tool manager is very practical and a powerful way to simplify Revit apps installation, activation and usage.

Install Any or All Products at Once

Formerly, by the previous AGACAD product installation procedure, each tool for Revit had to be installed and activated separately. Moreover, Revit user had to keep in mind to close Revit before installing procedure. It is now possible to easily install any desired product or all of them at once. It is also very simple to activate tools: you just have to click the Activate button. No more serial numbers but activation codes instead.

Big BIM Solution Layers in a Compact Environment

Previously all the Revit apps were visible in the Revit ribbon separately, each as a special menu tab. AGA CAD owns over 30 applications for Revit so you can imagine how long the ribbon can be... Now all tools are visible in the TOOLS4BIM Dock dashboard, the TOOLS 4 BIM tab is only placed in the Revit Ribbon. You can easily show Dock or hide it from this tab:

The TOOLS4BIM Dock works as a separate window likewise does the Properties palette or the Project Browser in Revit. Position of the Dock window can be changed along the user wishes: you can place Dock dialog to any Revit workplace, the same as with Properties or Project Browser window (on the left/right side of the screen, move to a second monitor or simply deactivate view):

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."

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.

September 17, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

hollow core panel

I know that some Revit® users always use the beam tool to draw hollow-core planks designing a  floor system. However, my colleagues and I have noticed that beams are not good solution for hollow-core panels. First of all,  it is very difficult to cut ends of such beam especially if it’s not rectangular. Second, the beam has one analytical line in the middle. It causes difficulties with adding loads and moving the BIM model to analytical software. So we have decided to make such panels under Floor category. Using our extension for Revit Smart Floors it is very easy to apply a panel as a floor type.

July 10, 2014 by Inga Ibenienė

ComparisonApproximately a week ago we published the matrix with Revit® Architecture vs Revit® Architecture plus AGA CAD tools & BIM solutions feature comparison. Looking at download number of this document we understand that it has attained great interest of Revit users. So at this time we have compiled feature comparison between plain Autodesk® Revit® Structure software vs features of Autodesk® Revit® Structure together with AGA CAD products (Tools 4 Revit and BIM Solutions). See this matrix yourself:

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).

April 29, 2014 by Inga Ibenienė

Missing some functionality-introIt is really important that our extensions for Autodesk® Revit® would be relevant to the Revit users' needs and interests especially of our current customers who have active Subscription. For this, we strive to react to our clients' wishes quite carefully.

Nonetheless, someday it may be a situation when you try to use some of our products and some functionality that you expect to see in the products may be missing. What do you need to do then? If there's anything missing, please let us know. Become a part of Tools 4 Revit development team! Your comments or questions are always welcome.

We understand that it does not matter how much functionality any of our applications has, it will not get any appreciations if it does not relate to particular Revit users' needs or concerns. Therefore, write us an e-mail with described situation or your wish, please. We constantly fill our clients' wish-list and use it when develop improvements and new versions of our products. This way is simply a progress in functionality.

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