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November 04, 2015 by Valensas Balsevicius

In this blog, I will talk about possibilities of wood framing task simplification in Autodesk® Revit® projects. For example, users of one of our solutions for wood framing – Truss+RT – can quickly create various types of roof trusses. One of commands – Insert Truss System Grid lets them quickly insert group of trusses in standard situations. But how can you solve unusual situations that, actually, are not so rare in Revit projects?

Therefore I would like to show you one simple method how to use our Wood Framing Truss+RT solution to create a group of trusses which is updated according to surrounding trusses and roof slopes.

September 15, 2015 by Inga Ibenienė

We're glad to announce that we are exhibiting at the Scandinavia's largest conference on timber industry – the 4th Forum Wood Building Nordic on the 24-25 September at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden. It is the major conference on wood building and timber construction in the Nordic countries.

AGACAD and AEC, which is an official distributor of AGACAD products in Scandinavia, work closely to ensure efficiency of wood building design providing BIM solutions for Revit® users. Together we will present functionality of Wood Framing Suite, our BIM solution package that is the only true BIM software for total-precision framing of timber constructions in Revit.

Time and place

Date: 24-25 September 2015
Location: Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden
Stand: 37

Program

This year's keynote theme is “competition and competence: how can we reach a higher level?” New ways of wood building industry, different roles and professions in the designing process, new possibilities of Building Information Modelling, efficient housing design – this is only a small part of topics that will be discussed during this conference.

September 08, 2015 by Renata Jočienė

Our technical support team often receives queries on how to frame one or another part of the framed building, how to prepare shop drawings and the like. With this blog post I want to answer a question which is often asked by framed building designers that apply for some expert support. Wood Framing Wall+ users often ask:

“I can't manage to get a top configuration like this (or with one rotated plate), please see the picture.”

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):

May 06, 2015 by Renata Jočienė

Our team works intensively developing our applications for Autodesk® Revit®. We strive to create BIM solutions that would be market leaders due to their wide functionality and possibility to enhance work efficiency of Revit users.
This time, according to Scandinavian frame house designers preferences we have improved our BIM solution Wood Framing Wall+.

After implementing the innovations, we have created a program for wooden frame wall openings, for which there are no analogues in software market. Revit users using our Wood Framing Wall+ now can create multi-layer framing with complex connections, predefine complex headers and sills for framed wall openings, distribute vertical and horizontal nailers and sidings, easily control Bridging and Noggin placement, distribute any frame connection details and more.

Check out all 15 important new features and improvements that make Wood Framing Wall+ a unique and very powerful software for timber-framed building designers.

Wood Framing Wall+ v2015.5 and v2014.5 – what's new:

February 13, 2015 by Inga Ibenienė

Sweden's BIM software leader AEC AB chose AGA CAD developed frame construction and engineering network design solutions as the most appropriate for their clients.

Negotiations, which started in last year's second half have finally culminated in the beginning of this year when a partnership agreement was signed. AEC AB - one of the largest software distributing companies operating in Sweden is interested in representing AGA CAD not just in Sweden, but in Finland and other Scandinavian countries too: Denmark and Norway.

AEC AB is a leading Swedish company providing special software and services for construction industry. Seeing that there is a shortage of BIM programs for effective design in the market, the AEC Company sought add-ons for Autodesk Revit programs that could be offered to Scandinavian designers.

About half a year ago, AEC team's attention was caught by "AGA CAD" developed framed building design tools, fit for the Autodesk Revit software users. This company was looking for IT solution that would be similar to MWF HomeBuilder tools but made for the European market and not only for the 2*4" system used in USA market. So AEC AB decided to test AGA CAD developed program packages Wood Framing and Metal Framing, used for framed building design. AEC representatives were satisfied with testing results.

July 03, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

During the developing time of our newest solution for metal wall framing, our team has decided to improve our other BIM solution for timber wall frame design. So on the 1st July we released Wood Framing Wall+ (earlier known as just Wall+) new version 2015.2 (2014.4). It is created using new technology and new Revit® framing families, leaving some parts in user interface that are well known to this software users. So they will not be confused because of the changes and will be able to easily accustom to the new menu and improved wall framing work method.

Wood Framing Wall+ 2015.2-menu

We made a better tool with much more capabilities, speed and ease of use.

March 12, 2013 by Inga Ibenienė

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Two Autodesk Gold Partners and Autodesk Authorized Developers joined forces in the BIM solution development under the specific needs of DACH market designers. Contelos GmbH, one of the strongest Germany's CAD solution provider decided to fill a gap of efficient BIM solutions in Germany with a support of AGA CAD Ltd., an experienced developer of Autodesk® Revit® add-ons and professional BIM solutions.

Contelos GmbH has been working as a CAD solution provider and consultant for over 20 years. As an Autodesk Gold Partner the company is able to support its customers with over 90 Autodesk products. Through this partnership, the complete Revit extension solution will be available for Autodesk Revit users in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Contelos GmbH is going to distribute and support with special extensions for Autodesk Revit exclusively in the mentioned countries. These user-friendly extensions under the plus4revit trademark will allow users to automate the design processes, increase design efficiency, enhance design quality and reduce design costs.

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