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December 09, 2016 by Renata Jočienė

Our framing software for wood and metal floors has been updated in a lot of ways. From connections to stud size, from rendering shop drawings to cutting beams, there is a variety of upgrades in these products. Let’s take a tour and check out the new features of Wood Framing Floor+ and Metal Framing Floor+!

  • Floor Connections
    Even though the most popular floor end connections were already available, these weren’t sufficient because users often want to generate something unique. Take structural engineers. They’re always interested in reducing heat loss and saving materials, frequently by using special joins. Well, now we have good news for everyone who needs to make custom joins! Our newly-developed custom join function allows you to make virtually any connection type, save it, and use it in your projects.

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!


September 21, 2016 by Renata Jočienė

We often receive requests from clients to make specific L, T or Free End joins. The most popular are already available, but still there is a need to generate something unique. Unique joins usually are encouraged by structural engineers who are willing to save heating loses or save materials. We always had demand for such tasks.

Now, we have good news for everyone with need for custom joins!

We have created new connection technology that allows making virtually any connection type, save it and use in any projects. This technology has been developed for Metal Framing Wall+ and Wood Framing Wall+.

Here is an example, which we got from the client. This is their specific L corner:

September 13, 2016 by Renata Jočienė

What should Autodesk® Revit® user do, if he needs to quickly split logs into segments, which are overlapping? It can be done with the newest version of BIM solution Wood Framing Wall+, which has improved Split Bridging/Nogging feature.

In this blog post, I will describe a workflow which will help you to easily and quickly create realistic wall of a log house.

Firstly, using Add Additional Stud function, add invisible vertical stud that will split logs:

June 30, 2016 by Renata Jočienė

AGACAD team has created a new application for Autodesk® Revit® to export multi-layered frames of wooden walls and floors to automated panel production lines.

Earlier AGACAD offered optional export to any separate Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines, but from now on modelled timber house frames can be moved from Revit directly to large CAD/CAM production lines for mass production. When timber frame house building companies have a lot of orders and large volume of production capacity, production line greatly speeds up their work.

New Exporter is a separate software for Revit users that can automatically assemble all framing members in predefined ways and send all necessary data for flexible manufacturing of timber houses to CAD/CAM production line.

Today we offer CNC Exporters for the most popular production lines WEINMANN and Randek but this AGACAD software can be adapted for other producton lines of timber frame pre-fabricated house industry too.

How does productivity line work?

June 01, 2016 by Renata Jočienė

We are glad to announce that there was a NEW framing technology added that allows to frame multi-story houses 10 times faster! Updates are reflected in these applications for Autodesk® Revit®:

Metal Framing Wall+ 2016.14 and 2017.14,
Wood Framing Wall+ 2016.14 and 2017.14,

Metal Framing Floor+ 2016.8 and 2017.8,
Wood Framing Floor+ 2016.8 and 2017.8.

Multi-Framing features work great with big projects, like multi-story wood- or metal-framed houses. We have tried to frame walls belonging to one group and copy them to other similar groups in the model of big tenement house. It took only ~30 minutes to frame over 700 walls with new multi-framing functionality.

March 25, 2016 by Renata Jočienė

Today our development team has released new Wood Framing Floor+ version that is full of new features and improvements. Take a look at the main novelties of this application for Autodesk® Revit® versions 2016.6 and 2015.6:

  • Improvements in the Revit sample families were made, therefore the families need to be reloaded to the existing project with Load Families & Schedules.
  • Split all Rim Joists feature was added which splits elements according to predefined settings in Framing Configuration.

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