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March 26, 2020 by AGACAD

Seeking to align with clients’ needs in this sensitive time, we’ve prepared special 3-month commercial licenses and individual trainings for a quick start. Even more, we’ll provide license activation free for one week while your team gets up to speed.

This is opportunity is especially useful for expanding your team's capabilities and working remotely with maximum productivity.

Take advantage of this limited-time offer. Place your order by April 30 to save 20/30/50% on commercial packages both for large and small businesses.

Here's our special offer for TEAMS in the context of COVID-19:

3-month commercial licenses
for teams of 3 / 5 / 10+ users
at discounts of 20 / 30 / 50% off

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Quick individual training
(done in less than a day)
for the full team at the price of one person.


Benefits

  • Speedy move from 3D modeling to BIM workflow
  • Big savings on licenses and trainings

Easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Contract and online training
  2. Practice free for 1 week
  3. License period starts (3 months)

For questions or to start, contact us at info@agacad.com or call us at +370 618 55671

March 25, 2020 by AGACAD

Dear Clients, Colleagues, Followers,

We want to let you know that, amid what for some is a time of disruption, AGACAD’s team of engineers and developers continues functioning at 100% plus. Working remotely with customers all over the world is not new for us. We’ve been doing that routinely for more than a decade.

Now is a really good time to enhance your business processes – not just for current circumstances but with long-term vision. After all, the world is evolving, and so is AEC. Including BIM best practices (which are built into our solutions).

We encourage you to use this time to grow your team’s productivity and expertise. To help, we’re offering special short-term licenses and quick trainings: 3-month licenses for teams of 3/5/10+ users and training of the team within 1 business day.

We offer all training, consulting and demos online, with the GoToMeeting platform, and also consult by phone and email, drawing on how other companies have solved design challenges like yours.

For more details, get in touch:


As for our LIVE WEBINARS, in April-May our in-house Revit experts will present best practices for:

  • Prefabricated concrete buildings in Revit (new features for Wall/Beam Reinforcement)
  • Precast Parking Garages (special workflow)
  • Complex Roof Truss systems in Revit
  • Complex multilayer timber/ light-gauge steel walls in Revit
  • Openings for MEP services and building structures in Revit
  • Revit family parameter management & browsing
  • Curtain walls & panels in Revit
  • Ventilated facades in Revit

Stay tuned for the exact dates and times for these free webinars, which we hope you’ll join.

In short, we’re full of energy and optimism, always ready to address your needs.

With best wishes for your safety and success,
Donatas Aksomitas
CEO, AGACAD

February 11, 2020 by AGACAD

Check out the latest edition of our newsletter AGACAD Advances. Quite a few contributions in this one, including pieces on:

All that and more in AGACAD Advances, January-February 2020. Read it here.

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February 04, 2020 by AGACAD

We are pleased to announce that our Wood Framing BIM Solution for Revit has been recognized as an AEC Industry Partner solution by Autodesk. It joins our Precast Concrete software, which made us one of the first AEC Industry Partners back in October 2018.

“This is recognition of the value that our add-on solutions provide – the time, money and stress that they save – for Revit users all over the world by automating much of their work and adding powerful new functionality for specific industries, regions and firms. We look forward to engaging even more with Autodesk to address the ever-evolving real-life needs of BIM professionals,” says Donatas Aksomitas, the CEO of AGACAD.

AEC Industry Partners are trusted technology providers that Autodesk selects for their discipline-specific solutions which complement its own offerings. Partners build on top of Autodesk’s BIM and cloud platforms to enable customers to work more efficiently, deliver better designs, and reduce waste. The designation of AEC Industry Partners is part of a strategy for bringing new and transformational technologies into industry workflows.

“We see partners like AGACAD as being critical to helping our engineering customers deliver BIM-based services in a more profitable way. They are able to provide the needed automation and customization for factories to scale up their businesses more quickly,” said Michael Gustafson, Autodesk’s Industry Strategy Manager for Structural Engineering.

February 03, 2020 by AGACAD

AGACAD is pleased to welcome M&F tecnica, Inc., a leading Tokyo-based BIM developer and advisory firm, as its exclusive partner for the sale and support of AGACAD’s solutions for BIM in Japan. The company joins AGACAD’s ever-growing list of local partners around the world.

AGACAD CEO Donatas

“This new partnership further strengthens AGACAD’s ability to ensure excellent service for customers in Asia,” says Donatas Aksomitas, the CEO of AGACAD. “M&F have been pioneers of BIM in Japan. With two decades of experience in building design and related IT solutions, they are true experts on Revit and the needs of BIM professionals,” he adds.

February 01, 2020 by Robert Prybyla

February 1, 2020 marks 29 years that we've been creating and delivering tomorrow's AEC. We've come a long way in that time, thanks to the vision of our founder Gintaris Aksomitas, our outstanding team of Revit and BIM professionals who continue to make his vision a reality, and you, our software users all around the world, who put our tools to use and have contributed ideas for further improvement. THANK YOU for sticking with us and for trusting us to deliver. You can count on us to keep sharing BIM advances and building BIM together.

Our current R&D focus is "∞D BIM" and buildings with artificial intelligence – an unavoidable part of the future of AEC. CEO Donatas Aksomitas has begun examining key related issues for effective BIM data management and exchange on his new blog BIMAXON. We invite you to check it out.

We also thank our trial users, webinar participants, and followers on social media. We hope many more of you will join in!

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January 13, 2020 by AGACAD

Prepared by Bryan Bradley of Textus Aptus

In 2018 Autodesk named AGACAD, a developer of BIM software for Revit professionals, one of its first AEC Industry Partners, with special reference to precast concrete. In fact, precast is an area where BIM adoption has been slow and where for long Autodesk Revit was not an obvious choice of platform. AGACAD has done much to change that. We sat down for a chat with Donatas Aksomitas, the CEO of AGACAD, and Valensas Balsevičius, a structural engineer and BIM Application Engineer at the company.

What are the current dynamics in the world of precast concrete?

Donatas: Precast is getting bigger and bigger, like prefabrication in general. Prefab is the future of construction – at least until people start just printing whole buildings. There’s less waste, shorter work time on site meaning lower costs for things like cranes, plus less noise, easier logistics… Everyone’s moving toward that: making construction elements in a factory and bringing them to site for assembly. The next step after panels is full module production – delivering not one wall but four, already connected and finished.

photo of precast concrete walls

January 10, 2020 by AGACAD

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has become a mandatory measure to successful building construction and efficient collaboration among all involved. Through BIM, the construction industry has experienced a revolution bringing all parties into a digital world. Continue reading to learn more about BIM, its purpose, objectives, incredible benefits and prospective.

What is BIM?

What is BIM | BIM scheme | AGACAD

BIM is a process that enhances collaboration between architects, designers, engineers, and construction professionals by enabling multiple teams to work on the same 3D model of an asset at the same time. In other words, it allows for concurrent design, planning, and construction work to be performed by those BIM actors.

By using BIM companies do not have to continually send various edited models with appended information; instead, they can do it in the same file, and the rest of the participants receive updated data timely.

What’s more,

December 30, 2019 by AGACAD

Dear Clients, Colleagues, Friends and Followers,

Going beyond what’s required to provide for the needs of others is a part of the holiday spirit. Feeling responsible for more than just your own current needs is also vital to getting all the benefits of BIM.

In short, caring for others is also relevant here, just as it is in families, friendships and communities.

“Collaboration” is the term that’s usually used. Doing your best to provide for the information needs of later BIM process participants. Builders, designers/consultants, contractors, property managers. When each maximally contributes their own quality information, we’re on the path to a realistic digital twin.

Only a precisely detailed digital twin like that creates value in use. And only when a BIM model is in use, adding value to a building’s life, can you say BIM is fully at work. That’s why our holiday wish for you and all the BIM industry is to care about others and do your best at every stage to provide for their needs.

A lot depends on you.

For our part, we will continue working to help you do that. Ever more easily, more efficiently and better.

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2020 to all!

Sincerely,
The AGACAD team

November 14, 2019 by AGACAD

Today, we take up the third topic in our #AU2019 series: Digital Asset Inventories & BIM for Facility Management.

Taking a digital inventory of facilities — from factories, hospitals, and schools to shopping malls and industrial plants — is becoming increasingly popular because it makes managing them easier and more effective. This is especially true for buildings that were constructed without digital documentation because, when they are handed over to new owners or managers, a daunting lack of information often comes with them. Information that is available is more often than not in the form of paper documents, be those drawings, technical specs, or project and product certificates. Those in turn may be outdated, deteriorated, and can turn up missing over the years. This all means that a large portion of facility information is either inaccessible from the get-go or is subject to expiration or decay.

Digitizing buildings using accurately processed data obtained from 3D laser scanning not only solves these problems but brings a host of benefits besides. Check out the attached white paper wherein we lay out the 6 stages comprising the digital inventory process and the benefits to be accrued.

Digital Inventory of Existing Assets

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