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November 14, 2016 by Renata Jočienė

Nowadays, people want fast results on construction site, i.e. quickly manufactured prefabricated walls, floors and roof. That’s why after long and hard work, we are finally putting finishing touches on a new product designed for prefabricated roofs – Wood Framing Roof+, which was awaited by many.

On this occasion, we are hosting a 45-min WEBINAR, which will be held on Thursday, November 17.

http://www.aga-cad.com/products/bim-solutions/wood-framing-roofWood Framing Roof+ enables quick and easy creation of prefabricated wood framing for roofs in Revit® models. Powerful features simplify creation of roof joists, battens, valley joists, roof boards and more. The software automates shop drawings, including the sorting, tagging, dimensioning and scheduling of all frames.

Wood Framing Roof+ frames prefabricated roof panels. Roof Panel Layout automates panel layout planning for architectural roof. The software draws symbolic lines according to predefined rules which indicate the way future panels will look like. Then it creates actual Revit® roof panels.

Possible workflow:

November 03, 2016 by Renata Jočienė

Roof Panel Layout is a powerful solution for prefabricated roof panels in Revit®. It enables easy roof panel planning and splitting into segments for prefabrication which can then be used in the roof framing process.

After getting a roof from the architects, we can use Roof Panel Layout to generate the panel layout planning. The software uses predefined rules to draw symbolic lines indicating the future panels. Then it creates real Revit® roof panels. Later Wood Framing Roof+ or Metal Framing Roof+ users can use these panels to create prefabricated framing, including rafters, battens, valley joists, roof boards, and so on.

October 14, 2016 by Renata Jočienė

We got such question from our Metal Framing Wall+ user:

Some of our panel designs use a lot of different post assemblies throughout the building. I end up creating these as a combination of vertical studs, additional studs, and sometimes a stud from a connection too. I’d like to use a special framing member mark to communicate when these studs are a post instead of a vertical/additional/connection stud. Although I would be really thankful if you know of a way your programs would be able to do this.

For example: my superintendent wants the S-2 stud below to be marked CFP for cold formed post."

September 23, 2016 by Renata Jočienė

Using Wood Framing Wall+ and Metal Framing Wall+, you can automate wall framing work in Revit and build complete shop drawings with dimensioning, part lists and material take-off automatically. Solution will collect all elements from one wall panel and make assembly with predefined views, add dimensions, add tags, make sheets and put the views into the sheets.

With new Wood Framing Wall+ and Metal Framing Wall+ version you will be able to generate more detailed shop drawings and have possibility to create multiple sheets for one wall panel. We received this request from our client Mr. Alar Oinus (Fint Engineering OÜ) who wants to provide more information about framed walls to fabrication process.

Assembly Views, Schedules and Sheets are now separated into different tabs which makes it ease to find and control them. Under Assembly Views, you can predefine assembly views, graphical representation, and framing layers you want to present. Now you can predefine different framing, connection or part tags for each view. Also every view now can have its own frame dimensioning rules, which include dimension styles and positioning. There are no limits to the amount of views!


May 31, 2016 by Inga Ibenienė

The Thorson • Baker design team needed tools that would bring big benefits for their clients and themselves. Important criteria in their search for BIM software were the possibility to model almost any type of truss and model any configuration of roof structure.

Summary:

AGACAD’s wood and metal framing solutions have enabled U.S.-based TBA’s design team to automate complex roof framing tasks, significantly improving the quality and efficiency of BIM projects and increasing the satisfaction of the company’s clients in the building construction industry.

Client Profile:

Thorson • Baker + Associates, Inc. (TBA)
Active throughout the United States as well as in Puerto Rico and Canada.

Engineering consultation and design services for the building construction industry: structural, mechanical, commissioning, electrical, and technology. TBA focuses on attention to detail, economy of design within project parameters, attentive service, and always meeting schedules and deadlines.

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.

April 14, 2016 by Inga Ibenienė

AGA CAD Ltd. is a developer of professional applications for Autodesk® Revit® software for sectors of architecture, engineering, construction, fabrication and facility management. The company often receives positive feedback from clients, and this confidence in AGACAD software helps consistently expand not only the number of clients, but also a network of TOOLS4BIM product representatives in various countries around the world.

The latest company achievement: AGACAD has expanded its Scandinavian reseller network for its Wood & Metal Framing products’ distribution to clients in Northern Europe. In the beginning of April, a distribution agreement between AGACAD and Norwegian IT Company Focus Software was finally signed. Focus Software AS, a leading design software solution provider, became the distribution partner in Norway for Wood & Metal Framing Solutions.

"We chose the AGACAD framing solutions because they provide great options for working with wood and steel, both very popular materials in Norwegian building projects. In addition, the integration with Revit makes these solutions perfect for a streamlined BIM-workflow. AGACAD is also an experienced provider of these solutions, and we are very confident in their products and the opportunities they provide," comments Tora Teig, Marketing Coordinator of Focus Software AS.

AGACAD CEO Donatas Aksomitas is glad that trust in company's BIM solutions is continuously growing and the circle of distributors expanding: "We are happy that more and more software vendors see wide opportunities of our Framing products and want to represent them to their clients. The partnership agreement signed with the Swedish company AEC AB a year ago already yields positive results, so we hope that many designers in Norway will appreciate our BIM solutions for framing too."

Focus Software AS along with AGACAD will cater for the Norwegian market. Focus Software has decided to specialize in IT solutions for framing, thus this AGACAD distributor has gained an exclusive right to sell Wood Framing and Metal Framing solutions that automate creation of detailed wall, floor and roof framing design.

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Don’t waste time on reading technical documentation and see that this is the solution for you! Our Expert will frame a part of your project, demonstrate software functionality and share the best practice and efficient way of framing, taking into account your current needs.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 250$/250€

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With a paid trial, which is called an Initial Implementation Plan, our professionals will help you quickly discover how this software will benefit your design process.
Our BIM consultant will demonstrate software functionality, share best practices, and show the most efficient way of framing your project according your current needs. Plus, you’ll get an extended trial period, sample Revit families and configurations.

Cost: 750$/750€
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Initial Implementation Plan includes:
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- Research on your framing standards (1 h)
- Personal training via online meeting (2 h)
- 30-day software license and support

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