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September 18, 2017

Webinar Wrap-up: ‘Template Project’ for framing

Thanks to all who participated in our webinar on using ‘Template Project’ for framing project documentation in Revit®!

Here’s an AGACAD Sneakpeek:

During the webinar, our architectural engineer showed how to:

  • Frame walls including main framing, nailers and sidings
  • Easily generate Sheathing layouts by predefined configurations
  • Create a Template Project from scratch or from an existing project
  • Set up a Template Project in your Current Project
  • Create Shop Drawings with automatically generated sheets

For the full webinar recording, please contact us at events@agacad.com

Please feel free to download a free trial to try out our framing software for yourself!

September 18, 2017

AGACAD: Anticipating BILT Europe in October

In August we were in Toronto for BILT North America. Now, we’re getting ready to head to BILT Europe, which will be held October 5-7 in Aarhus, Denmark. We hope many of you will be able to come, and if you are, please come visit us at booth 20!

Along with all of our BIM Solutions software, our engineers Jokubas and Valensas and CEO Donatas are excited to show something else as well: where we see BIM heading. Imagine you’re walking through a building and when you look at something — a door, window, vent, light fixture, anything in your model — you see all and only the information you need.

Here at AGACAD, that’s what we envision. A whole new realm of possibilities is opening up with AR (Augmented Reality) and BIM working together. We’ll be showing a cloud-based solution for classification of elements called BIMAXON. The principal of BIMAXON is to collect all needed data into a common data environment (CDE) and then distribute only the necessary data to the relevant person(s) and devices at just the right time throughout a building’s lifecycle. (You can read more about BIMAXON at our CEO Donatas Aksomitas’ blog that he started earlier this year.)

BIMAXON is capable of reading and exporting data from Autodesk® Revit®, Autodesk® NavisWorks®, and in the near future we plan to launch it on other BIM-based software. BIMAXON data is collected in cloud-based servers, which can be accessed by a device, like a phone, tablet, or headgear. The latter, however, brings AR (Augmented Reality) into the picture by using a device like Microsoft® HoloLens®, which can be used for Facility Management. We have already used our BIM workflow for existing buildings that do not have a BIM model by using 3D-reality-capturing technology in combination with CDE and AR: we scan the building, collect the data in the cloud, and then display it through HoloLens.

We’ll have a pair of HoloLens that you can try out for yourself by dropping by at our booth (#20) at BILT. See with your own eyes what’s up-and-coming!

See you in Aarhus! #BILTeur


What is BILT?

It’s basically a gathering of BIM experts from around the world to learn from each other. Although the conference has undergone a name-change – formerly known as the Revit Technology Conference (RTC) – it draws Revit professionals (like us!) and, at the same time, seeks to attract users of other technologies. The BILT Conference serves to reach out to a wider community of professionals who work at various stages along the whole spectrum of a building’s lifecycle. As a dual-purpose acronym, “BILT” stands for “Buildings Infrastructure Lifecycle, supported by Technology” and also “Building and bringing Industry Leadership Together.”

September 7, 2017

Journey to BIM and SOI explored in latest BIMAXON posts

Innovative new approaches to BIM data management and exchange are the focus of “BIMAXON: BIM to the point” – the blog for BIM specialists and AEC professionals by AGACAD CEO Donatas Aksomitas, at www.bimaxon.com. We encourage you to visit and subscribe.

In the latest posts, he details work with a Norwegian manufacturer of timber-frame homes to implement a set-of-information (SOI) approach to building information management at an international factory it runs. The case illustrates the great benefits of BIM when optimized to give each actor just the information they need at just the right time throughout a building’s lifecycle.

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August 31, 2017

WEBINAR: Precast Concrete – Detailed Modeling of Columns and Beams in Revit®

Our partner in Sweden – AEC – will be conducting a webinar about precast concrete columns and beams. The half-hour webinar will be held on Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 AM CEST. We invite you to join!

Registration via AEC’s website.

Note that the webinar will be conducted in English.

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August 7, 2017

AGACAD: ‘Twas a great time in Toronto

BiLT NA 2017 has come and gone. Thank you for hosting us, Canada! It was very nice to spend a few days with fellow BIM specialists. It was a pleasure meeting all of you in Toronto! See you soon at BiLT EU 2017 in Aarhus!

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August 3, 2017

What’s new in the 2018 TOOLS4BIM Dock?

By now, a good portion of our users have probably begun using our 2018 TOOLS4BIM Dock. What’s different about the latest version of our Dock?

For those unfamiliar with our “Dock,” it serves as the access-point to all trials, license activations, and updates of our Revit® add-ons. When you download it from our website, it appears as a window within your Revit® environment. Use it to manage all the tools you have from AGACAD, find help pages and tutorials, get support, and make purchases. Read more »

August 1, 2017

AGACAD: Toronto here we come!

Our team is on its way to BILT NA 2017. There, alongside other BIM leaders from around the world, we’ll have our booth open and ready for you to come check out from August 3-5!

We’re very excited for Jokubas, our MEP expert, who will be giving a presentation on the pros & cons of various ways to model MEP service holes. If that’s up your alley, I wouldn’t miss it if I were you!Read more »

July 25, 2017

AGACAD: Next week, in Toronto for BILT NA 2017!

We’ve been looking forward to it for months, and now it’s finally upon us: BILT Conference 2017!
If you’ll be attending, we hope you’ll come say hello at booth #25.

Held from the 3-5 August in the Westin Harbour Castle, the BILT North America Conference will be a gathering of BIM experts the world over, and we’re proud to be a part of it. Our very own MEP expert Jokubas Vaisvila will be adding to the conversation with his presentation entitled “Builder’s Work – Holes for MEP.” In it, he’ll demonstrate Dynamo and Revit add-on workflows for making openings in architectural or structural elements. Best wishes, Jokubas!

Hope to meet you in Toronto!

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