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May 16, 2022

New feature for Smart Assemblies Revit add-on: Rebar images for schedules

Creating schedules in Revit is a useful way to display information from your model and prepare documentation. Flexible and suitable for multiple construction sectors, schedules can be managed using tool functions to distinguish and highlight relevant data.

From a structural perspective, when information needs to be displayed graphically, Revit users can show rebar shapes as images in a Rebar Schedule. Creating rebar schedules in native Revit that contain certain rebar images is a tedious process, though, as a typical Revit model consists of rebar elements of many types and properties.

That’s why we made a new feature to automate the process of making rebar images. The function to ‘Create Rebar Images’ is part of our Smart Assemblies Revit add-on, and it offers several, easy-to-use options for creating rebar images with just a few clicks.

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May 16, 2022

AGACAD software released for Revit 2023

We’re pleased to announce that our BIM Solutions and Tools4Revit Add-ons are all ready to use with Revit 2023! Our BIM Application Engineers have tested the TOOLS4BIM DOCK against the latest Revit version to ensure complete compatibility.

Follow the instructions below to get our tools up and running in Revit 2023.

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May 10, 2022

A faster way to manage Revit openings & fire safety components [WEBINAR]

Engineers and BIM project coordinators have to keep up with all the openings in their Revit projects at every step. There are times when it’s enough to show openings schematically. At other times, real voids are required. Then, there are those times when openings need to come with fire collars or fireboards.

No matter which of those “times” you find yourself in, our Cut Opening add-on for Revit has got you covered! Along with the option of modifying families that are being inserted, you can use opening families that have your company-specific parameters or fire safety components as specified in technical documentation. There are virtually no limitations.

Cut Opening offers further flexibility and automation by letting you prescribe which opening or fire safety component should be placed at which type of intersection, whether you want to classify them by System Type/Name, Service Type, Wall/Floor Type, or any other unique parameter.

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May 10, 2022

How to launch AGACAD’s Revit add-ons via Dynamo

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.

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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!

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May 4, 2022

New features for Smart Browser Revit add-on: UI, Excel export/import

Quite a few updates are in store for our Smart Browser Revit add-on this year. Those updates will affect all three professional modules of Smart Browser: BIM Manager, Team Lead, and Team Member. To showcase what’s new, we’ll take the main module as an example, Smart Browser BIM Manager.

By way of reminder, BIM Manager module contains two tools: Smart Browser and BIM Tree Manager. Let’s look at what’s new with each, starting with Smart Browser.

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How to renumber precast or other type walls by model line quickly in Revit [WORKFLOW]

When making drawings in Revit, it’s important to be consistent and maintain some kind of system. The same goes for modeling and numbering. Our Sort Mark add-on is valued by many Revit users because it lets you number any Revit elements you want, saving you time and headaches.

There is one thing I would like to point out, though, that users might not know about Sort Mark app. It’s possible to renumber elements sequentially by drawing model lines and using them as a reference for numbering. Previously this feature worked fine with point-based elements, and now it works with walls too.

I’ll show an example of renumbering precast concrete walls, but this workflow can be applied to wood or metal framed walls too. Step-by-step instructions are below the video.

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April 29, 2022

New customizable Revit families included with MEP Hangers tool

Requirements for placing hangers on MEP systems are becoming more common, as design contracts and national regulations begin mandating a particular level of detail (LOD) for BIM projects. Since Revit doesn’t have a built-in feature to place hangers on (non-Fabrication Parts) MEP services, a third-party solution is usually needed.

Even with an app, though, creating hanger systems can still be challenging, especially when you work with large projects and face situations where a custom hanger solution is needed – either an adjustment for a current hanger, a custom hanger, or a specific multi-level structure.

AGACAD has a solution that tackles all those issues. Our MEP Hangers add-on offers rule-based hanger placement and customizability for all your MEP projects in Revit.

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April 26, 2022

Prefast takes panel house production to the next level

This Czech firm specializing in timber panel buildings has found great value not just in AGACAD’s unique Revit® framing add-ons and CNC export tools, but also in its ongoing support as a BIM technology partner.

Client Profile

Prefast CZ s.r.o. is a fast-growing regional producer of wood frame houses based in Brno, Czech Republic. It works with customers from idea to turnkey delivery, through design, offsite panel production, and rapid construction. The company also supplies timber panels to other builders and individuals with projects.

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April 21, 2022

How to quickly design light-gauge steel framing in Revit

AEC professionals in the light-gauge steel (LGS) framing industry face constant pressure to churn out deliverables, like drawings and schedules. Modeling and updating a frame in Revit manually, however, means hours of additional work.

Not to mention the high probability of errors. And mistakes at the design stage result in wasted resources, increasing the carbon footprint of the building project.

Metal structural framing members and technical drawing

Enter AGACAD’s Metal Framing add-ons for Revit. They help fabricators and framed building designers quickly and accurately create, update, and manage LGS framing drawings and schedules by automating Revit tasks.

Increased productivity and fewer mistakes during the building design phase lead to time savings, money savings, and substantially less waste. And less stress, too.

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April 21, 2022

Renewed MEP Hangers: Enhanced functionality & Revit library upgrade [WEBINAR]

Placing hangers and supports for MEP services in Revit is really hard to do manually, so engineers and designers almost universally turn to apps to solve this issue.

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