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March 13, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Great news for those working in the French version of Revit. Thanks to Eurostudio, our partner in France, AGACAD’s TOOLS4BIM Dock (2018, 2017) is now available in French!

And not only the Dock, but 3 tools are also en français:

Excel2R imports tables from MS Excel into Revit and retains style and format settings, significantly speeding up project documentation by synchronizing with the original spreadsheet, keeping your tables in Revit and in Excel tightly linked.

Smart Browser Free lets you easily find families on your computer, check their types and parameters, view them in 2D or 3D, and then drag-and-drop to add elements to your project.

Smart Browser Simple/Power lets you easily find Revit families on your computer or company server, check their types and parameters, view them in 2D or 3D, and then drag-and-drop to add elements to your project.

To use any of the above tools in French, just choose a Revit version (below) and download the TOOLS4BIM Dock in French:

March 12, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Donatas Aksomitas, AGACAD CEO, will be speaking about the BIMAXON International Classification System (ICS) at the “BIM in Practice 2018” conference in Saint Petersburg on April 5. Focusing on scenarios for BIM uses in investment and construction projects, this will be the 6th annual conference for construction, development, and design companies hosted by our partner PSS Graitec in Russia.

Conference info & registration

February 23, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

SHK logoThe SHK (Sanitär-Heizung-Klima) Fair will take place in Essen, Germany, on March 6-9. We’re excited to be taking part in this event, courtesy of our partner Contelos. Our MEP engineer Jokubas Vaisvila will be in attendance with Contelos at booth C44 in hall 1. If you will be at SHK-Essen, we invite you to visit!


Come hear about BIM team workflow, BIM Model audits, and BIM object creation, management, and sharing within a BIM team. From our side, Jokubas will be giving live demonstrations focusing on fire protection design, including sprinkler design and fire component details. In addition, he’ll be showing what’s related to BIM MEP coordination, namely, pipe routing, clash-avoidance, wielding Cut Opening, preparing builders work drawings, and laying out hangers.

February 08, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

Check out the Jan–Feb 2018 issue of our AGACAD Advances newsletter! From the outset of the year, our sights have been set on creating tomorrow's AEC with a focus on AI for BIM, a common data environment, mixed reality, and facility management. At the same time, webinar season is in full-swing, further developments are coming out for our precast and framing solutions, and our add-ons are being added to the Revit App Store. Read the newsletter for a quick overview.

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February 01, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

From the day it was founded – February 1, 1991 – AGACAD has always been ahead of its time. It’s in the company DNA. For the past 27 years, we’ve been driving innovation forward by building on the insights of our clients and adroit BIM users to deliver the technology of tomorrow.

With the emergence of artificial intelligence in AEC and the myriad benefits it holds in store, our current focus is on BIMAXON and buildings with AI. For more on merging BIM with AI and how it will impact everyone involved in the lifecycle of a building, head over to CEO Donatas Aksomitas’ blog BIMAXON.

BIMAXON logoWith a firm foundation under our feet and forward-looking clients at our side – all 11,000+ of them in more than 130 countries around the world! – we’re moving with steady steps toward creating tomorrow’s AEC.


Thanks to all who have been on this BIM journey with us: business partners, long-time clients, and those who have only recently found us — we're grateful for your support, encouragement, and trust. We remain fully committed to working closely with all of you to reduce BIM stress, secure BIM benefits, share BIM advances, and promote the BIM industry. Thanks also to our trial users, webinar participants, and those in the social media community. We hope many more of you will join in! And in a special way, thank you to our team of truly outstanding professionals. We couldn't do it without your constant dedication, drive, and ideas!

January 29, 2018 by Jokūbas Vaišvila

Let's start off with a brief look at what BIM is. The purpose of BIM is to give each actor just the information they need at just the right time throughout a building’s lifecycle to support its effective design, creation, and use.

  • The “B” in BIM stands for “Building” – since it’s about methods and technologies for the effective design, creation, and use of buildings.
  • The “I” in BIM stands for “Information” – the 3D representations and non-graphical data in the digital model of a building. It’s the key to managing a building throughout its lifecycle.
    • Besides 3D information – for design, engineering, and production – there’s also
      • 4D information that incorporates time (scheduling, planning, and control),
      • 5D which adds costs and analysis,
      • 6D that includes sustainability, and
      • 7D which looks at facility management over the entire lifetime of an asset.
  • The “M” in BIM has three meanings:
    • “Modelling” – the collaborative processes by which actors create, update, and store relevant information about a building throughout its life.
    • “Model” – the ‘data container’ or digital model of a building where information about the building is stored.
    • “Management” – actors’ use of a building information model for their needs.

Libraries in BIM

Currently there are plenty of software options available, any one of which can be selected as a BIM environment for design. Most of them use generic libraries that favor the development region or country’s standards (Revit and US standards, DDS-CAD and German standards, etc.). To design a real building, we need real-world elements with real behavior.

January 09, 2018 by Robert Prybyla

CGTrader, the 3D model marketplace of which AGACAD CEO Donatas Aksomitas was a founding angel investor, recently raised €2 million in funding to accelerate global expansion. It’s another example of AGACAD’s vision and contribution to creating the technologies for tomorrow’s AEC.

The investment round was led by Karma Ventures, with participation of Intel Capital and Practica Capital. Karma Ventures Partner Kristjan Laanemaa said that CGTrader is well-placed to become the world’s largest provider of 3D models: “Their track record convinced us that by having more resources they can scale the business and become the global leader in this space.”

December 22, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

Our team here at AGACAD wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ahead!

This time of year is always a good time to look back, take at least a moment — hopefully we take many — and realize how much we have to be grateful for. Family and friends. Successes that have brought us closer to where we long to be. Failures that have given us the opportunity to learn, however difficult it may have been. The gift of each day we’ve had. Life itself.

Even when it comes to something like BIM, there’re so many things we have to be thankful for, things and not infrequently people that get glossed over. The ability to program or write or imagine a new way of doing something — and the person who helps make it a reality. The creativity involved in design. The chance to attend conferences. For safety in travel.

Here at AGACAD, we’re particularly grateful to our clients. If it weren’t for you using our software, we wouldn’t be making the stuff! Many of you have contributed to improvements with your ideas and suggestions. A BIG thank-you goes out to you! And of course, we're very grateful for our webinar attendees, trial users, readers of the blog, and those who keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or LinkedIn.


May 2018 be a happy one in all respects, and may you find fulfillment and success in your endeavors. And may you have peace — peace in spirit, peace in your family, peace in your work. We look forward to collaborating with you in 2018!

All the best!

The AGACAD Team

December 19, 2017 by Robert Prybyla

Our Thank-you offer is here!


As the end of the year approaches, we're offering perpetual licenses of BIM Solutions at 50% off the license price. This discount is only valid for orders placed by Dec 22, so take advantage of this limited-time offer of half-price perpetual licenses!

It’s our way of saying “thank you” for being our clients, followers, and trial users, for participating in our events, for being with us on this BIM journey.

See the list of discounted products below, and contact us to get the best offer of the year!

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