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March 31, 2016 by Renata Jočienė

None of Autodesk® Revit® users can avoid working with Revit families. Depending on project size and complexity, either more or less of family files can be used; therefore Revit family library, as well as storage, size may vary. Usually Revit families are stored on designer’s computer, or, when there are lots of Revit elements in a company, they can be stored on company server.

It takes time to select Revit object from a library, even more time is consumed by editing process of families already loaded into a project. Therefore, most Revit users are looking for ways to speed up these processes. Revit add-ons and applications, developed by AGACAD, can greatly facilitate designers’ work.

Possibility and prices varieties:
from low-cost and completely free to more expensive tools that provide vast possibilities
July 13, 2015 by Renata Jočienė

Thanks for the email to one of our Metal Framing Floor+ users, whose question has encouraged me to write this blog post. He asked this question: “I need the Revit® families of profiles Howick 89 x 41.3 for metal roof and floor, is it possible?” Framing process is not easy, and it requires many different framing profiles. So, in this blog post I would like to explain how building designers can add required Revit families to their framing models.

There are two ways of adding new Revit family type to the project:

  • First – you can find new types in the default library that we provide together with our product Metal Framing Floor+;
  • Second – create a new Revit family type by yourself.

Further I’ll provide the way how to add required new Revit families of profiles. This way can be used not only when working with Metal Framing Floor+ but with other our BIM solutions for framing as well: Metal Framing Wall+, Metal Framing Rafter+ or Metal Framing Truss+.

September 11, 2014 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

A lot of our clients face the frequent problem that they distribute in the project hundreds of Revit® families those are not line based elements and trying to hang or support them using solution. Do not forget that the Smart Hangers application works only with line based elements such as line pipes, ducts, cable trays, conduits and also  with LINE BASED GENERIC MODELS.

All you need is to start your new family in Generic Model line based template:

Smart Hangers - work with line based element-1

Make any kind of element using Autodesk Revit tools:

May 06, 2013 by Renata Jočienė

Smart Browser Pro is a powerful BIM solution for Revit families search & management that includes powerful parameter (incl. shared) adding and editing. New versions of this BIM solution have been released; incorporating many improvements which allow you to simplify work with Revit.


Smart Browser Pro v2014.1, v2013.4 and v2012.6 - what's new:

  • Now Smart Browser Pro will keep you updated! It will let you know if the library has been modified.
May 29, 2014 by Renata Jočienė

smart-proPowerful BIM solution Smart Browser Pro has been updated and it is compatible with Autodesk Revit 2015 now. This application allows to quickly and easily search & manage Revit® families (incl. shared) placed in the user's computer or server, and after improvement it became more helpful for all Revit users.

As you know, using Smart Browser Pro you can modify families. Now this process is made more flexible, because you can use formulas for modification process. New feature of Smart Browser Pro v2015.1 and v2014.3: formulas are supported during modification process:

January 12, 2016 by Valensas Balsevicius

On the occasion of recently passed holidays we are giving you a gift – advice on how to cope when issues arise. And the most important thing is that no Revit® add-ons are required for that!

In this blog we will share quick tip on how to use Model face-based Revit families to make cuts in your elements.

It is very easy to cut elements using face-based families. You just need to use Model face-based family template, create parametrized or just any form of the void, and load it to your project. This new family will attach to any face when you will move your mouse over it. Although it will act differently depending on how you created it.

Then you create void in Model face-based family – it is in orange. It means – it doesn’t cuts anything.

October 02, 2015 by Inga Ibenienė

Webinar has ended but its recording is now available.


Special webinar for all Smart Browser Free users & everyone who wants to learn how to browse, control & manage Revit® families very quickly and easily.

If you are looking for methods or tools how to browse, control & manage Revit® families very simply, we kindly welcome you to join us on October 15th, 2015 on our free webinar


with New Power

In this 45 minute presentation you’ll see how to:

  • quickly and easily find Revit families in the library by parameter name, values, and version;
  • modify, delete existing parameters of hundreds of selected families;
  • add, modify, and delete family types;
  • add new shared parameters to selected families;
  • group Revit families by version. You won't need to rename types one by one!
  • find differences between families in a project and families in your library. Keep your families in projects up-to-date!

This event is designed for all Autodesk® Revit® Architecture / Structure / MEP users.

There will be a presentation of the new Smart Browser Manage version!

In this webinar you’ll see live presentation of these AGACAD applications for Revit:

May 13, 2015 by Andrius Bialyj

Autodesk® Revit® can save a lot of time working on similar or big projects. Best way for that are Revit project templates.

Revit users can save system families (walls, floors etc.), component families (doors, windows, furniture etc.), sheets, schedules, annotations, graphics and so on to their project templates, therefore starting a new project, a lot of time can be saved skipping creation of schedules or importing needed families. However projects are different and we can’t create template that will suit all projects or few templates that we can choose from our new project and the chosen template will fit it 100%.

There are even situations when, for example, schedules from multiple different projects have to be used in a new project. Also, sometimes beginners forget to use required project template and have problems transferring their work to a project template. There is a partial solution for that using Revit project linking, binding it afterwards, while losing annotations, detail items, views etc. but this topic is not about this way.

First of all, let’s see how the system family types, annotations, tags, view templates etc. can be transferred between projects (those are just types, not designed elements of the project).

April 08, 2015 by Renata Jočienė

Today a new update was released of our powerful BIM solution Metal Framing Wall+ for light gauge steel framed system design. This application for Autodesk® Revit® for metal framed system creation includes new powerful functionally that:

  • enables distribution of any details/holes in the frame using different insertion rules;
  • supports both C+C (incl. C+C Chamfered) and C+U (incl. C+U Special) framing systems;
  • allows control of bridging / nogging placement;
  • allows Revit users to build their own header types and many more.

Also you can find new Revit families of framed wall details in this Metal Framing Wall+ edition. So, this BIM solution, that’s improved under our clients’ requests, now is more powerful and convenient to use. Please take a look what's new in Metal Framing Wall+ v2015.5 and v2014.5:

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