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December 13, 2013

Is It Possible to Insert Maximum Sound Level for Ventilation System Elements in Revit Projects?

One of the most popular questions in my mail is about adding attribute to a ventilation system family. How does it work?

It is very easy! After adding engineering data into the family using Smart Diffusers solution you can pick the maximum limit for a current family. There really is no difference what kind of attribute you will insert as the maximum limit.    Read more »

December 12, 2013

Adding Additional Parameter (Discipline Code) to the Openings Created with the BIM Solution Cut Opening Pro

Here is a short description of a problem that was sent to us by one of Revit users: “Our client is asking us to add a tag to all wall openings to say which service goes through which particular hole. At the moment using Cut Opening Pro, I can change the opening shape from round to rectangle, plus edit the offset. There are no other variables to edit. However, would it be possible to add another edit box whereby we could add a note as either an Instance Parameter or Type Parameter? For example, we would like to be able to add the discipline code, such as ELE, MVC or FPS to the Properties box when we are using the Cut Opening Pro dialogue box. This would then allow us to automatically tag the openings when producing two dimensional construction drawings.”  Have you ever faced with such a problem? Don’t worry – it can be solved simply.Read more »

December 6, 2013

Comparison of Floor Laying Using Plain Revit® with Revit® + Smart Floors

Laying floors in model is a very common task that all modelers encounter with so that is why we’ve made a tool that helps doing this time-wasting job.

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December 5, 2013

How to Match Room Numbers from Architect’s Model to Revit® MEP Model Spaces?

RAS ManagerOur team knows that it makes a lot of sense for the names and numbers of spaces in the architect’s model to match the room names and numbers in the Autodesk® Revit® MEP software. Moreover, if there are hundreds of rooms it can take way too long to type in each one. That is why we suggest Revit users to use an additional productivity-boosting tool for the Autodesk Revit software named RAS Manager.

Today I would like to show you a way how to match room numbers from the architect’s model to the Revit MEP model spaces. This example will help you to solve a problem if you can copy the room names but the numbers don’t seem to work.

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December 4, 2013

Smart Diffusers Promotion (Video)

Design of ventilation systems in Autodesk Revit is easy and fast. However, we have developed a brilliant solution to improve this process.

This video presents T4R (Tools 4 Revit) solution Smart Diffusers which allows you to perform a lot of different functions:

• distribute air terminals in selected Spaces;
• add engineering data to Air Terminals (Duct Fittings, Duct Accessories and Mechanical Equipment);
• add to families unlimited number of engineering parametric equations which define relations between main HVAC parameters like Pressure Drop, Sound Power Level, Air Flow, Velocity, Throw, Duct Diameter, Free area and other;Read more »

November 28, 2013

FAQ of Revit User: How Can I Know about tools4revit Software Update?

We would like to encourage all our current customers as well as new ones to sign up for our newsletter and receive information on updates of BIM solutions and extensions for Revit®, new software releases, upcoming events or ongoing projects. That is the best way to keep your software up to date.

Also, Revit users who own our software from now on will see an exclamation mark which appears on the icon (see below). It means that a new update has been released and available to download. When they click on the mark they will be redirected to our download page.

In case of bad network connection or firewall, or spam fillers, exclamation mark might not appear on the icon even a new tools4revit product update is available. I would recommend you once per month to visit our download page and check your current version.

See below:

t4r software update

November 26, 2013

Piece of Advice for Revit MEP Users: Cut Opening Pro Supports IFC Ducts, Pipes, and Cable Trays

Today I will try to answer some common questions asked by Revit MEP users. Here are a few examples of questions that we receive from time to time:

Question #1: It sees on the web page that Cut Opening Pro Supports IFC Ducts and Pipes, but is it Supporting IFC Ducts, Pipes and Cable, coming from (Made by) AutoCAD Architecture, and MagiCAD as application for pipes and Cable? I’m in a big mess with many holes for Ducts, Pipes and Cable to cut out into buildings, I while use a very long time to do this manually for every Ducts, Pipes and Cable.

Question #2: I have received a file from a MEP user that I want to make cutouts for in the structural Revit model. However he is providing his model in the IFC format that I have opened in Revit and saved as a Revit-file. Is it in any way possible to use your software, Cut Opening, in this instance? It seems as if the IFC-geometry defaults to generic models in the Revit-version and I guess “Cut Opening” can’t use this?

Yes, I want to tell you that using BIM solution for Revit Cut Opening Pro you can create openings around Pipes, Ducts, Cable Trays and Conduits that come from IFC file format. Please find the steps below those describe how to cut openings according to IFC:Read more »

November 25, 2013

Truss+ RT promotion (Video)

There was a big buzz about what’s coming with new Truss+ RT. We’ve finally released it and had some great time promoting it. To conclude of what Truss+ RT is capable of check this video I’ve recorded. Truss+ RT has some nice features which are described here.

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November 22, 2013

New Version of Smart Floors for Revit® Now Available!

Smart-floors (Custom)Smart Floors is a powerful Autodesk® Revit® Architecture/Structure extension for reinforced floor panel insertion and modification. Modeling of prestressed concrete flooring systems is a very accurate and easi design process using this Revit add-on. Smart Floors modifies offsets and position of concrete floor panels and inserts holes into structural floor systems. Today we offer to use the updated extension for Autodesk Revit: Smart Floors now is more convenient and has more possibilities to create presstressed concrete floor system in Revit.

Smart Floors v2014.2 and v2013.3 – what’s new:Read more »

November 21, 2013

How New Truss+ RT Is Different Comparing to Truss+

There are constant changes in Revit® releases that improve the overall workability with it. There was a time when we looked for solutions capable of improving the current situation with Revit®. That is for releases from 2008 to 2012 Truss+ was the most optimal solution which worked incredibly.

Structural Trusses

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