The visual programming interface of Dynamo enables designers with the tools to extract, manipulate, and move Building Information Model (BIM) data in ways that make optimized workflows accessible. Dynamo for Revit opens up an unprecedented parametric approach to projects.
With Dynamo as a visual programming tool, algorithms are connected to Revit’s parametric database, which determines conceptual design development via formulas, algorithms, and geometric functions and integration with Revit for optimization, automation, and documentation.
Revit users who design, build, operate, and maintain built environments often utilize Revit plugins to manage BIM data and enhance workflows. Now, it’s possible to engage the functionality of AGACAD’s BIM Solutions and Tools4Revit Add-ons while using Dynamo. Here’s how!
The user interface of our Wood Framing CLT add-on for Revit is going to be enhanced within the next few weeks! The commands will be collected into a single ribbon and rearranged to make the workflow more intuitive and the UI overall easier to use.
This major new release is part of our ongoing quest to help optimize your work and reduce time spent on manual Revit tasks.
As you can see in the before-and-after image below, it was previously necessary to open separate Revit tools – like Wall+, Floor+, Roof+, Smart Connections, etc. – to access the functionality you needed.
With the new release, that is no longer the case. All functions are now available from a single compact ribbon, conveniently arranged according to the recommended workflow.
Having consulted Revit users from all over the world who work in lots of different types of design companies, I can say that Revit users generally face similar challenges in working with Revit families and managing projects and have needs like these:
Working with Revit families
A quick and easy way to modify multiple families from different locations in one go;
to see in one window all the changes to be applied to the families, from the addition of a new Type to a formula change inside a given parameter;
to check every parameter of owned families and see if there are any duplicates or typos in naming;
to standardize the parameter scheme in families.
Managing Revit projects
A way to load, out of multiple Family Types, only the needed ones into a project;
to easily access all owned families;
to compare families used in a project to the ones in the family library to see if any changes were made;
to get detailed analysis of every single element inside a project with access to both visible and hidden parameters.
Sound like something that you or your BIM team would need? We recommend using the BIM Manager module of Smart Browser. A powerful Revit extension, it provides all the features described above and more besides, saving you time and improving results.
Excel2R has been one of our most popular Tools4Revit add-ons for a long time running. And there’s good reason for that. Besides quickly importing MS Excel spreadsheets into Autodesk® Revit® with all formatting intact, users really appreciate that they can sync their Revit data tables with the original spreadsheet at any time because the app maintains the link between Excel and the Revit project.
Through working together with our clients and listening to their requests, we’ve revamped Excel2R so that it can serve their needs even better. The two major enhancements have to do with conditional formatting and loading spreadsheets. Let’s look at the latter first.
Tagging elements in Revit is a relatively straightforward task. Revit has a range of default tags to offer and some basic functionality as well. You can even place tags automatically by chosen category. That is a great feature…until you need to adjust each tag on the drawings…keeping in mind that each drawing may contain dozens of them.
It’s an issue that Revit users commonly face. That’s why we developed and recently released a configurations-based solution for it. Introducing Smart Tags.
Smart Tags dramatically extends native Revit tagging functionality, saving you a lot of time during the documentation process. It can be used in combination with Smart Views and Smart Dimensions to take full advantage of automated drawing creation. Based on your criteria, you can preset what views will be created and how tags and dimensions will be applied. All this is done automatically once configurations are confirmed.
AGACAD is proud to announce the release of Sandwich Panels, the latest solution to join the ranks of our specialized framing software for Autodesk® Revit®.
Panelized construction in general has become widespread in building design for the flexibility it brings to the manufacturing process and the speed with which panels can be installed on site. Since panels can be prefabricated in automated production facilities, accuracy is increased while cost and material waste are minimized. Once stacked and packed, panels may be sold locally or be bound for a far-flung port.
One type of panel that has surged among builders and designers in recent years is the insulated panel, also known as the sandwich panel. With their short installation time and large unit coverage, sandwich panels have gained popularity among certain building typologies, including storage and manufacturing warehouses, sports venues, shopping centers, and logistics facilities. We are happy to offer a solution for BIM professionals that streamlines the design of buildings composed of sandwich panels in Revit.
AGACAD is proud to announce the release of Panel Packer, a powerful solution for planning out the sorting, packing, and loading of prefabricated building components in Autodesk® Revit®.
With digital planning and coordination at the forefront of every construction project, off-site prefabrication has become the norm for timber or steel framed houses and precast concrete high rises. Panelized construction in particular is widely used since panels can be designed and documented in a 3D/2D environment, manufactured in automated production facilities, and then transported to the building site.
And that is where our Panel Packer solution for Revit comes in, to help you stay a step ahead in planning all aspects of logistics.
Modelling timber frame houses in Revit would be a tough challenge. Can you imagine creating all those framing members one by one?
Luckily, you don’t have to. With the help of AGACAD team’s software, which automates wood framing work with walls, floors and roofs in Revit® projects, all you have to do is predefine rules, and the application will do all the work from design (modelling the frame) and documentation (creating workshop drawings and schedules) to wall segment fabrication and construction.
To implement the latter, AGACAD has created a new application for Autodesk® Revit® to export multi-layered frames of wooden walls, floors and roofs to automated panel production lines.
Our development team has decided to make some changes in ‘Tools 4 Revit’ product group. They made a decision that extension for Revit® Quick Table that automatically inserts any external data from doc/txt/xls and creates/updates tables in Revit® drafting view will not be developed for Revit 2015. Its features were moved to another Revit app Excel2R which became a very popular T4R (‘Tools 4 Revit’ group) product. Excel2R imports Excel data to Revit projects with spreadsheets design settings but it also allows to import MS Word text, so Excel2R features replace all Quick Table functionality.
This change of T4R products is well understandable for our team, but not for our clients as I can see. Some days ago I received a question from one of them: “I was wondering there was a way to use Quick Table for importing a word document and have it look like the format in the attached file. Or do you have another program that could meet this need.”
In such case I recommend to use our extension for Revit Excel2R. In this blog post I’ll shortly explain how to import text information from text document to Revit project.Read more »
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