AGACAD, the developer of advanced technologies for building information modelling and management, is proud to introduce the first comprehensive BIM software for simplifying and automating the preparation of documents and drawings from Autodesk Revit models.
The new “Smart Documentation” toolset is the latest addition to AGACAD’s popular range of Revit productivity plugins and BIM solutions. It is intended for architects, structural engineers, MEP engineers, prefabricators and everyone in the building industry with responsibility for documentation.
“In fabrication and construction, everything hinges on the documentation. Building designers above all need to create drawings, schedules and so on. Most do so inefficiently, adding views and annotations one by one, losing a lot of time and risking errors. We developed Smart Documentation to fill the project documentation gaps in Revit, generating content quickly and accurately, at times replacing hours of drafting with just a few clicks,” says Donatas Aksomitas, the Managing Director of AGACAD.
AGACAD, the developer of advanced technologies for building information modelling and management, is proud to introduce the first BIM software for automating the design and documentation of full building envelopes with insulated sandwich panels in Autodesk Revit.
The package is the latest addition to AGACAD’s popular range of specialized framing add-ons for work with heavy timber, CLT, SIPS, ventilated facades and curtain walls and panels.
“This new technology fills an important gap in the market for BIM tools. Until now there was no way to rapidly create highly detailed insulated panels together with any kind of support framework and easily transform a Revit architectural model into an accurate structural model made of sandwich panels. Our Sandwich Panels suite enables new speed, efficiency and accuracy of design in a unified BIM project environment,” says Donatas Aksomitas, the Managing Director of AGACAD.
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.
AGACAD Ltd, the developer of advanced technologies for building information modelling and management, is proud to introduce BIM tools that generate detailed reinforcement for concrete walls and beams in Revit along with all shop drawings and production files.
“The addition of reinforcement detailing for precast concrete is a step forward that structural professionals have long awaited. There is a big need – modelling rebar can be very time-consuming but is increasingly important as BIM takes hold and models get more and more detailed. Now it is even clearer, as we like to repeat, that BIM is very good for precast and Revit is ideal,” says Donatas Aksomitas, the CEO of 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.
“As project complexity increases and project teams become more geographically dispersed, structural professionals must collaborate in new, more innovative ways. With AGACAD developing solutions on top of Revit, they are enabling our customers to use BIM as an engineering and collaboration platform and not just a modelling and documentation tool,” Gustafson noted.
AGACAD Ltd, a developer of industry-focused technologies for building information modelling and management, is pleased to announce that it has become one of the first Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Industry Partners of Autodesk Inc., the maker of Revit, the world’s leading software platform for BIM.
“This is new recognition of the value that AGACAD’s 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.
“As project complexity increases and project teams become more geographically dispersed, structural professionals must collaborate in new, more innovative ways. With AGACAD developing solutions on top of Revit, they are enabling our customers to use BIM as an engineering and collaboration platform and not just a modelling and documentation tool,” says Michael Gustafson, Autodesk’s Industry Strategy Manager for Structural Engineering.
Big things can emerge from small places when there’s expertise, vision and drive: AGACAD Ltd is an example of that in the field of AEC technology. Based in the Baltic nation of Lithuania, a tech-savvy EU economy and international IT-service hub, the company is marking its 25th anniversary with rapid global growth.
AGA CAD Ltd. is a developer of professional applications for Autodesk® Revit® software for sectors of architecture, engineering, construction, fabrication and facility management. The company often receives positive feedback from clients, and this confidence in AGACAD software helps consistently expand not only the number of clients, but also a network of TOOLS4BIM product representatives in various countries around the world.
The latest company achievement: AGACAD has expanded its Scandinavian reseller network for its Wood & Metal Framing products’ distribution to clients in Northern Europe. In the beginning of April, a distribution agreement between AGACAD and Norwegian IT Company Focus Software was finally signed. Focus Software AS, a leading design software solution provider, became the distribution partner in Norway for Wood & Metal Framing Solutions.
“We chose the AGACAD framing solutions because they provide great options for working with wood and steel, both very popular materials in Norwegian building projects. In addition, the integration with Revit makes these solutions perfect for a streamlined BIM-workflow. AGACAD is also an experienced provider of these solutions, and we are very confident in their products and the opportunities they provide,” comments Tora Teig, Marketing Coordinator of Focus Software AS.
In Europe, the testing of a new construction classification standard is on its way. The new BIM classification standard is being developed in Denmark by cuneco, a centre for productivity in construction. The new BIM classification standard is very important for the European Union, and there has been general interest worldwide as well.
The new BIM classification standard can easily be adapted by any country. By May 2014, cuneco aims to develop and implement the most advanced construction classification system CCS (cuneco classification system) which will replace the current Danish construction classification (Dansk Bygge Klassifikation, DBK).
The cuneco team is developing a common basis for digitized cooperation in construction. Its main goal is to increase efficiency and productivity through better exchange of BIM project information. Moreover, cuneco is working on the international perspective through its work on ISO-revision and cooperation with buildingSMART. The cuneco project is internationally significant, as it will contribute to the development of international building standards. The information of the standard ISO 12006 will be adjusted after the new BIM classification system is implemented, the development of which is financed by the European Regional Development Fund, the Danish Government, and the construction industry.
AGA CAD Ltd. is pleased to announce the strategic partnership between Arup, the global engineering and design firm and AGA CAD, a developer of BIM solutions and Revit extensions under the tools4revit trademark. Arup employees are driven to find a better way to work and use the best design software. This month Arup has purchased AGA CAD network licenses in bulk and started implementing them throughout the entire company.
“As we are a multi-discipline design practice, the Revit suite has been a natural fit for our Buildings practice and we have standardized this over the past few years. The addition of the tools4revit suite from AGA CAD has helped us fill in the gaps that are in the software when applied to our design methodology“, says Carl Collins, CAD Manager at Arup Associates, the unified design group within Arup.
Arup has been looking for productivity-boosting BIM solutions for a long time. Carl Collins, Arup CAD Manager, explains “We looked at various solutions, from interacting directly with Autodesk, to authoring our own tools in-house, both of which have improved our efficiency and the base product. But the tools4revit suite has added many of the tools that we need, at a fraction of the cost of writing them internally and with a speed of response that very large organizations like Autodesk could not achieve“. Read more »
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