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March 22, 2021

Tilt-Up Wall Panels: Modeling & Documentation in Revit [WEBINAR]

Recently clients have expressed interest in working with tilt-up panels in Revit. Given the benefits of tilt-up construction and the number of people who work in the industry, we’re going forward with this webinar that will hopefully encourage engineers to design tilt-up projects in Revit. Flawlessly.

Join our free 30-minute webinar on April 8th and see how our Precast Concrete add-on can help you with the modeling and documentation of buildings comprising tilt-up wall panels. Whether you’re working with highly detailed models with connections and rebar (LOD350) or less detailed projects (LOD200), it’s worth saving your time by doing all the design work on one platform – Revit.

We will run through the modeling of insulated walls and solid walls, openings, cuts, and corner joints. Then we’ll place lifting points, support and connection plates for foundations, slabs, decks, beams, and joists. Temporary bracing (bracing props) will also be modeled for construction planning. You will see the automated process of wall reinforcement by using flexible rebar configurations. And last but not least, dimensions in elevations, plans, and piece drawings for each wall.

The webinar will be held twice, so please sign up for the session that’s more convenient for you. We especially invite precast designers and structural engineers to participate in this webinar. Content will also be of interest to out-of-box Revit users and those thinking of switching from AutoCAD 2D to BIM.

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March 4, 2021

Multi-Framing with Model Groups in Revit [WEBINAR]

Would you like to speed up the framing, drawing, and scheduling process for your wood- and metal-framed designs in Revit? Model groups and multi-framing can bring you major time-savings. See how in our free 30-minute webinar on March 18th.

Intended for AEC professionals who design timber walls, roofs, or floors in Revit, the focus of this webinar will be on placing elements into groups and creating building modules. We’ll also show how framing and sheathing for standalone building elements can be produced simultaneously using the multi-framing function in our Wood Framing and Metal Framing design software. This is a good chance for architects, designers, and structural engineers to catch up with the latest advances in the timber and light-gauge steel framing industry and see how the processes of framing, drawing, and scheduling can be optimized.

The webinar will be held twice, so please register for the session that’s more convenient for you. Content will especially be of interest to designers of wood-framed buildings, architects, engineers, BIM managers, and out-of-box Revit users.

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March 3, 2021

AGACAD celebrates 30 years of growth & innovation

In February we celebrated our 30th birthday as a company! Our thanks go out to everyone who has been with us throughout these years.

This momentous anniversary came amidst big changes. As announced last month, AGACAD has joined ARKANCE, a digital-transformation leader in Europe. Our readiness to become part of this group was the result of long years of steady effort. The BIM solutions that we create are valued worldwide because they ensure more productive design, fabrication, and contracting work.

Since its inception in 1991, AGACAD has grown from a group of like-minded individuals to an international company, step-by-step approaching the strategic goal of working for the success of the construction sector. From AutoCAD to Revit, from software representation to software development, purposeful steps have borne fruit. Launched in 2008, AGACAD’s BIM Solutions and Revit add-ons are now valued around the world for increasing efficiency in design, fabrication, and contracting.

Many thanks to all our clients and partners for trusting and choosing us. We also sincerely thank our employees for all their efforts and achievements. With the help of all of you, we have become a strong team that is recognized in Lithuania and beyond for its expertise and driving spirit. May the coming years be full of important initiatives, major tasks, and the courage and resolve to make them a reality!

February 19, 2021

Wall Reinforcement for Precast Concrete Design in Revit [WEBINAR]

In this free 30-minute webinar we’ll show how to model rebar for precast walls in Revit automatically using the Wall Reinforcement tool that’s a feature of our signature Precast Concrete design software. Sign up and save your seat for March 4th!

Modeling reinforcement in precast and in-situ walls in Revit is time-consuming, so to make it easier we developed the Wall Reinforcement addon. It’s part of our Precast Concrete BIM Solution, which streamlines the whole design process based on the workflows and insights of precast experts around the world – and eliminates myriad mouse-clicks in the process.

The Wall Reinforcement tool can place external and internal reinforcement, straight and diagonal bars, stirrups around openings and perimeters, plus reinforcement for wall corners. The tool will recognize the shape of the wall and place rebar based on the configurations you set. If you have a sandwich or double wall, you can apply different rebar settings for the respective layers of the wall.

You can model strands like in the USA, perimeter rebar as in Australia, seismic joints as in Dubai, and sandwich walls as in Norway. So, come and join the webinar to start modeling real rebar in your Revit projects.

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February 17, 2021

Smart Browser: Collect & Control Revit Families [WEBINAR]

In this free 30-minute webinar we’ll show how to use Smart Browser to store, preview, use, and modify any of your external Revit families while keeping them in one easy-to-access list. Sign up and save your seat for February 25th!

Since Smart Browser has modules that provide varying degrees of access and control, the tool is useful for engineers or architects working with private family libraries and even more so for BIM managers who have to control company-wide Revit family libraries.

In this webinar, we will cover the module that has the widest range of functionality: Smart Browser BIM Manager and its satellite BIM Tree Manager. These BIM and Revit project management tools have been developed and honed over the course of years based on the experience of the most advanced users around the world.

If you’d like to better control Revit families in libraries and within projects, then this a webinar you’ll want in on. Register below!

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February 15, 2021

AGACAD joins European digital-transformation leader ARKANCE

AGACAD is pleased to announce that it is joining ARKANCE – Europe’s fast-growing leader in the digital transformation of construction and manufacturing. ARKANCE has acquired AGACAD in what is its 10th acquisition of a top European CAD/BIM technology company in the last two years.

“Joining ARKANCE provides the resources to realize our vision of creating tomorrow’s AEC much more fully. It will let us serve existing AGACAD clients even better and enable us to implement our powerful BIM solutions for major international players,” says AGACAD Managing Director Donatas Aksomitas.

The transaction initiates a new stage of strategic growth for AGACAD, which has always been a pioneer in digital technologies for the building industry since it was founded 30 years ago.

“AGACAD has proven its ability to develop world-class, innovative digital technologies that offer new possibilities and large productivity gains for building and manufacturing industries. We look forward to leveraging that expertise, including but going beyond their current portfolio of solutions, to support clients in their digitalization journey,” says Gregoire Arranz, the CEO of ARKANCE.

AGACAD’s Managing Director stresses the company will maintain its driving spirit of ‘Building BIM Together’ and ‘Sharing BIM Advances’. It will continue directly serving its clients worldwide and ensuring the same accessible, attentive and flexible support and training that clients appreciate. The company also intends to continue working with its existing partners, agents and resellers.

Read the full text of today’s announcement.

February 4, 2021

Wood/Metal Framing in Revit: New Version, New Features [WEBINAR]

In this free 30-minute webinar on February 18th, we’ll walk through the latest updates that have been made in the new version of our Wood Framing and Metal Framing BIM Solutions for Revit.


The latest version of our timber and steel framing software incorporates several client requests. Among the new features that have been developed are: independent control of top and bottom cripples, ability to manipulate top and bottom plates in wall-to-wall connections, increased functionality for modifying sheathing and paneling, some dimensioning options, and more.

We relish the opportunity to improve our BIM tools to meet the needs of framing professionals the world over. It’s how we build BIM together.

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February 1, 2021

AGACAD’s BIM tools are now in Japanese, too, with strong support by partner M&F

A year has passed since Tokyo-based M&F tecnica became AGACAD’s exclusive partner for sale and support of our solutions for BIM in Japan, and good things are happening in the country. Strong interest there in our Revit add-ons to automate 3D design and documentation is set to grow even more now that, with M&F’s help, they’ve been translated into Japanese!

“This partnership is yielding excellent results, strengthening AGACAD’s ability to ensure excellent service for clients in Asia and thus share BIM advances there as well,” AGACAD Managing Director Mr Donatas Aksomitas says. “M&F, who have been pioneers of BIM in Japan and Revit experts, are now experts also in AGACAD’s solutions based on the insights of top BIM professionals. Thus they are helping clients unlock even more of the immense value of modern building information modelling and management.”

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January 28, 2021

Auto-Inserting Connection Elements for Precast Concrete in Revit [WEBINAR]

In this free 45-minute webinar we’ll show how to insert connections automatically in Revit for different precast elements using the Smart Connections tool that’s a feature of our signature Precast Concrete design software. Sign up and save your seat for February 11th!


Do you routinely spend inordinate amounts of time placing grout tubes, lifting embeds, anchors, plates, connection loops, diagonal ties, and cuts in your precast designs? If you do, then you might be interested to know that all those elements and more can be placed automatically using our Precast Concrete BIM software. It’s one of those ways we help bring BIM to life by eliminating tasks that do not create value. (#reducingbimstress)

Our Precast Concrete solution lets you set line- and point-based families on faces of columns, beams, walls, floors and other elements. The configurations you create can be shared with colleagues, used in other projects, modified and updated anytime, automating much of your daily workflow as an AEC professional. Register below and see it in action.

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January 22, 2021

Customizing Cladding for Ventilated Facades in Revit [WEBINAR]

Ever wanted to model cladding of various shapes and sizes for building facades? And generate detailed shop drawings with automatic tagging and measurements? Then our free 30-minute webinar on February 4th is for you.

The main focus of this advanced webinar will be on the customizability of different facade cladding options using AGACAD’s Ventilated Facades BIM Solution for Revit. This specialized framing software – the product of working with top experts – automates much of the daily workflow of AEC professionals who design commercial, residential and industrial buildings, saving them from hours of tedious manual tasks. Register for this webinar below and check it out for yourself.

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