This Northern European design firm specializing in timber buildings finds great value not just in AGACAD’s powerful Revit® framing add-ons and exporters, but also in its ongoing support as a BIM technology partner.
Thorn Engineering OÜ provides technical support and timber-frame building design services for architects, prefabricators and construction firms. Based in northern Estonia, it is part of the Harmet Group of production, construction, design and sales companies active mainly in the Nordic region.
As the end of 2020 comes into sight — what a whirlwind of a year it’s been — we want to thank all of our clients, partners, webinar participants, trial users, blog readers, email correspondents, and social media followers. So THANK YOU!
As a sign of our gratitude, from now through Christmas perpetual licenses of individual BIM Solutions are on sale for 50% off, and perpetual licenses of suites are 30% off. We know many of you have been hoping for an opportunity like this, so take advantage of this limited-time offer! Get a quote – contact us!
A few days ago, we briefly introduced the causes that encouraged us to funnel on a more team-oriented product modularity. Now let us cover the main module of Smart Browser called “BIM MANAGER”.
This module consists of two tools: “Smart Browser Manage” and “BIM Tree Manager”. BIM MANAGER module has the fullest functionality starting from company library creation and ending with real-time extensive management of all elements present in an active Autodesk® Revit® project. The BIM MANAGER module will save weeks of work when it comes to Revit family library creation and full control of all family parameters inside the created libraries and in ongoing projects. Users with this module can control how a company library is seen and whether it is accessible to other project participants.
Smart Assemblies is probably the most powerful BIM solution to automate assembly drawings with dimensions, schedules, legends, and placement of views on a sheet. It is easy to understand the value it brings for Revit users as hundreds of manual mouse clicks are replaced by automated configuration settings.
Smart Assemblies is updated several times per year. The newest release of this application for Revit was triggered by requests from a group of clients and to meet some country specific requirements, but it will definitely bring value to other existing and new clients.
Starting this year, we decided to showcase Smart Browser as a more team-oriented tool. Along with the updated user interface, we reworked Smart Browser allocation into modules. We hope that will help larger teams to decide how tool should be implemented within the company. To showcase all features of this fantastic tool, we will post series of blogposts with information about the Smart Browser features and different ways they can help save your time.
Some new features have been added to our Wall Reinforcement tool that‘s part of our Precast Concrete BIM Solution for Autodesk® Revit®. The tool automates modeling and placing rebar in precast walls, and the latest updates make it more flexible. Let‘s go through each of the new features.
Equal spacing option
An additional spacing option – Equal – has been made for main rebar layout and stirrup layout for openings and perimeter. If you select ‘Equal’, then the start and end layout distance will be the same and will fall somewhere between the ‘Distance’ and ‘Spacing’ values.
Want to more efficiently design precast concrete structures in Revit? Register for our free 30-minute webinar taking place on October 29th! Our Precast Concrete BIM software streamlines the modeling, detailing, and documentation workflow and eliminates hours of tedious manual tasks by automating slab layouts, wall panelization, detail distribution, rebar placement, and shop drawing prep. See how in this expert-level tutorial.
This is the third post in our series on LOD 400 modeling for precast concrete in Revit. Part I was about columns. Part II about beams.
Autodesk® Revit® lets you easily model walls for precast buildings. In this blog post we will go over the full workflow for modeling precast concrete walls and generating documentation using AGACAD’s Precast Concrete BIM Solution for Revit.
1. Modeling precast walls
Model precast walls with Revit using standard structural wall system families. Add doors and window families or face-based void families to have openings in the walls. In this stage, draw your walls from corner to corner, not dividing them into separate precast panels. I recommend modeling them with the correct height constraints – from Level to Level, the way they will be built. Later you can copy them into levels above with Revit’s ‘Paste Aligned to Selected Levels’ command.
Looking to bring your design and modeling process of curtain walls and facades to the next level of automation? Register for our free 30-minute webinar on October 22nd and see how to efficiently design parametric unitized curtain wall systems in Revit® using our Curtain Walls & Panels BIM software.
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