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April 27, 2017 by Asta Aksomitienė

This U.S. design firm identified AGACAD’s wall framing solution for BIM as the only software on the market that fully meets its needs for flexibility, complexity and productivity. It also says support is “prompt and remarkable”.

Client Profile

United Building Solutions (UBS) provides design, planning and construction services throughout the Midwest. The company sees BIM technologies as the key to lean and integrated projects.

April 14, 2017 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

AGACAD develops new functionality fast to meet the current needs of industry-leading clients. Learn about the major innovations we’ve achieved in our wood and metal framing solutions in the last 6 months.






We kindly invite all existing Wood and Metal Framing users as well as potential users to attend this webinar. You’ll get to hear the latest news and see all the most valuable enhancements. Please join us on May 4th, 2017!

One of our guiding principles is that our software should meet our clients’ needs. With that in mind, what could be better than giving users the ability to create their own elements? Hence, the need for unique elements arises, usually from structural engineers intending to minimize heating losses or economize material consumption. That’s why from now on, you can create custom headers, sills, and top plate supports in your metal or wood framing project!

Furthermore, that is not the only new feature to be excited about. You’ll also be able to create views with sub-assemblies in the shop drawings, Align Studs with Project Base Point - distribute Studs project-wise instead of wall/floor/roof segment-wise and finally, add customizable complex dimensions with completely new dimensioning technology – Smart Dimensions.

You can learn more about these new features in our blog post about the Latest Advances for Wood/Metal Framing in Revit: Gravity Points, Smart Dimensioning, Detailing Options and more.

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The webinar will be held twice - please choose the time that suits you best.

Session 1 USA TIME 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (GMT - 05:00) register >>
Session 2 EUROPEAN TIME 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (GMT +02:00) register >>

Specific topics that the webinar will address include:

April 07, 2017 by Ieva Janulevičiūtė

Modelling timber frame houses in Revit would be a tough challenge. Can you imagine creating all those framing members one by one?

Luckily, you don’t have to. With the help of AGACAD team’s software, which automates wood framing work with walls, floors and roofs in Revit® projects, all you have to do is predefine rules, and the application will do all the work from design (modelling the frame) and documentation (creating workshop drawings and schedules) to wall segment fabrication and construction.


January 25, 2017 by Asta Aksomitienė

This Nordic engineering firm says AGACAD’s BIM software has brought big efficiency gains for its precast concrete and wood framing projects, helped it win new clients, and enabled the company to handle more complex projects.

Client Profile

JPS-Konsult AB, based in Vrigstad, Sweden, specializes in the design of precast concrete and wood-frame buildings, mainly for residential use.

Business Need

While upgrading itself from 2D to 3D design, to be more modern and competitive in the market, JPS-Konsult ran into productivity issues with its new Autodesk® Revit® software. Revit required so much time-consuming manual work that the company was tempted to go back to AutoCAD®.

“We tried to make shop drawings with plain Revit, and soon realized that there had to be a better way,” recalls CEO Johannes Svensson.

So the firm began looking for ways to get all the great benefits of BIM for its precast concrete and timber projects, but without having to waste so much valuable time. Specifically, it needed automated view layouts, dimensioning and material take-off, plus ways to quickly insert elements to achieve greater detailing. This functionality had to be easy to learn and use.

Svensson says he did a major search and concluded that AGACAD had the most powerful solutions for his needs. It’s also the only one with a software portfolio broad enough to support both wood and concrete projects.




December 15, 2016 by Asta Aksomitienė

AGACAD’s Wood Framing Suite proved to be the perfect fit for a prominent producer of timber frame homes based in Sweden. That, and AGACAD’s custom development expertise, enabled its Nordic business partner AEC AB to win and successfully complete a major BIM implementation project.

Client Profile:

Trivselhus AB is a prominent Swedish producer of timber frame buildings known for design excellence and energy-efficiency. Besides Scandinavia, it’s also active in the UK and Åland.


Partner:

AEC AB is Sweden’s leading supplier of IT software and services for the building industry. It’s an agent and business partner of AGACAD in the Nordic region.

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 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."

Thank you.

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