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March 14, 2016 by Renata Jočienė

This blog post was inspired by one of Wood Framing Wall+ user’s series of questions. He was looking for advanced framing possibilities with Revit®, and decided to try our BIM solution and sent us some questions about timber wall framing. Since we receive similar questions from other clients too, I have decided to write a summary of Q&A that Wood Framing Wall+ users could find as many answers to their questions in one place as possible.

So here are a few questions about timber wall framing and answers to each of them:

”Hi! At last I installed Wood Framing Wall+ to my computer. I did simple project and this program is almost perfect. I have a few questions about it:

1. I can make framing schedules, but can I get notching information too to framing schedule? For example I have a wall with bridging like in the picture below, and same height wall without bridging, schedule information looks just the same. I need to specify studs with and without notch.”

February 02, 2016 by Renata Jočienė

Hello there! Today we introduce you a sizeable update release that is relevant to all wood-frame house designers. Here are some of the changes in our BIM solution Wood Framing Wall+ you should know about:

1. The latest versions of Wood Framing Wall+ from now support Curved Wall.


Similar feature is already added to another our BIM solution, Metal Framing Wall+.
If you would like to use metal Top and Bottom Plates please read more about this application update in our Blog Post:

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 23, 2015 by Renata Jočienė

We are very happy to announce that timber floor frame design in Autodesk® Revit® can now be done easier than ever. To help you further increase your framed building design efficiency, we have completed our Wood Framing product package with the latest AGA CAD application for Revit.

Our long developed and accurately improved BIM solution Wood Framing Floor+ finally saw the light of day and it is officially released now.

From model to shop drawings

New BIM software for wooden floor framing provides a set of intuitive tools for wood-frame floor system modeling and automatic generation of its shop drawings. Wood Framing Floor+ helps Revit users automatically generate floor's light-frame wood structures, including framing members such as joists, battens, bridgings, blockings, bracings, rims and flooring for a timber framed building model.

Floor framing process needs to be flexible to accommodate to typical and non-typical projects. This BIM solution allows quick and easy frame out of any type of wooden frame floor. Floor modeling tools are versatile and easily customizable. The software automatically generates shop drawings that will be automatically updated according to model or framing changes.

All in one: design evaluation, speed, completeness

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