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November 21, 2013

How to Easily Work with Diffusers and Other Revit® MEP Elements

Smart Diffusers-engineering data ventilation system-1Probably the most HVAC designers’ dream is faster and more convenient ventilation system design. Already Autodesk® Revit® accelerates the work flow but not in all design stages. We offer you a simple tool that will help you quickly choose the appropriate item for ventilation system from your library.

After establishment of element geometry it remains only to add necessary engineering information for this. Here our application Smart Diffusers for Autodesk Revit can be useful. Extension allows Revit MEP users to add unlimited number of engineering parametric equations into the MEP families. That defines relations between main HVAC parameters like Pressure Drop, Sound Power Level, Air Flow, Velocity, Throw, Duct Diameter, Free Area and other.Read more »

November 20, 2013

New Sort Mark version has been released!

Sort-mark (Custom)tools4revit© product Sort Mark is maybe the best solution that allows to sort & mark Revit elements in different ways and add additional information to the selected ones. It is a productivity enhancing tool for Autodesk Revit, created under expectations of Revit users.

Not without a reason Sort Mark is becoming increasingly popular among Revit users.

Sort Mark is the Autodesk Revit add-on that allows you to easily sort and renumber any Revit graphical, architectural and structural element that has a “mark” value, including grids, doors, windows walls, etc. Also Sort Mark adds prefix and suffix to mark values, and removes all duplicate “mark” values in a selected category. This easy-to-use time saving tool enables to increase productivity on a day to day basis.

Sort Mark v2014.2 and v2013.3 – what’s new:Read more »

November 18, 2013

Truss+ RT: New Way to Design Trusses in Revit® Project Quickly and Accurately. Live Demo!

Autodesk® Revit® users who create sloped roofs often have questions about truss design, as following:

How to do truss design in Revit and keep it up-to-date? How to make custom trusses? Can I make structural analysis of trusses in Revit? Is it possible to make complex truss systems in Revit? How to make workshop drawings of individual trusses? How to sort truss elements in Revit much quicker?

All these questions and similar problems of Revit users have inspired us to create a new powerful BIM solution that could make truss design easier than ever. Earlier we have offered the BIM solution Truss+ for truss design in Revit projects. But Truss+ did its job already. Forget it! Now it’s the time for innovation.

SteelTrusses (Small)

Success and experience in developing of Truss+ let us make better comprehensive BIM software for wood & steel truss design tasks. So AGA CAD team has built a new solution for Autodesk Revit named Truss+ RT with a completely new view to design of truss system in Revit®.Read more »

November 14, 2013

Updated Edition of tools4revit© Fast Documentation Pack


Team of tools4revit© development today has released updated Fast Documentation Pack that includes 5 products of tools4revit© product group. Revit apps those are included in Fast Documentation Pack allow you to automate BIM data analysis and specification process by extracting the required elements, various parameters and material requirements directly from the project’s BIM models:

    • Excel2Revit icon Excel2Revit imports MS Excel spreadsheets into Autodesk® Revit® with its design settings; automatically inserts any external data from doc/txt/xls and creates/updates tables in Revit® drafting view.
    • Dynamic Legend shot Dynamic Legend quickly creates, modifies, and updates intelligent legends for different Revit® elements.Read more »
    November 13, 2013

    How to Transfer Dynamic Data from AutoCAD to Revit (the BIM Way)?

    There is a big problem with data coordination between very different platforms such as AutoCAD and Revit. This question arises too often not to search for a good solution for it.

    I’ve searched for a method to transfer some dynamic data from AutoCAD to MS Excel and Data Extraction method worked like a charm. At the time our team worked hard on a new tool called Excel2Revit which is a great helper in data coordination between Excel and Revit. You should see where I am getting here.Read more »

    November 12, 2013

    Does Revit App Dynamic Legend Work with Linked Files?

    Today I will explain about the possibility to work with linked files using the Autodesk® Revit® extension Dynamic Legend. This post was inspired by our customer question “Does Dynamic Legend work on linked files, if yes, how?”, that we received last week.

    I want to make all Revit users sure that Dynamic Legend really works with linked files. You can filter those elements by selecting “Document” tab in the window “Select Parameters”:

    Dynamic Legend-Work with linked files 1

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    November 7, 2013

    How to Update Revit Legends after Any Change in the Project?

    Updating of Revit Legends is a matter of great concern for many Autodesk® Revit® users. We often receive questions: “Do you have an instruction for how to update the door legend when here has been any change in the project?” or something like that. So today I’ll try to explain, how to update Revit legends with ease.

    Dynamic Legend - Update All LegendsDynamic Legend is a very good Autodesk Revit extension that allows you to quickly create, modify and update legends for Revit elements. For updating legends there is a separate function Update All Legends. This function allows you to update all selected legends with just one click.

    So press the feature Read more »

    November 4, 2013

    Hydraulic Balancing of the Heating Device Systems in Autodesk® Revit®

    All Mechanical Engineers know that each of the heating devices whether it is a radiator or a convector should have estimated traffic of water going through it. Hydraulic balancing of the system makes the distribution equivalent to each of the heating system device; then the system becomes efficient and cost-effective after the hydraulic balancing.

    Improperly balanced system may cause not only unnecessary waste of energy but also low indoor climate and comfort conditions in a building. Heating system balancing influences the proper work of all the heating devices separately. As we know, water has specific properties to flow the way of least resistance. This feature can cause heating power failure. If the system is balanced improperly, the fluid flows through the nearest heating devices and it causes subsequent failure.
    R-Heating-sildymo sistemos balansavimasHere are presented two different types of the systems: Read more »

    October 30, 2013

    How to Get Elevation of Hanger from Level Using Autodesk® Revit®?

    Structure or MEP engineers working with Revit® need to have a quick and easy way to layout hangers in the chosen level. The newest product of our team BIM solution Smart Hangers allows you to dramatically decrease the effort and cost you modify your Revit Structure or MEP model. It applies to all MEP curves including pipe, duct, cable tray and conduit. Smart Hangers allows you to split the curves into fixed length according to manufacturer’s specified lengths and insert supports / hangers based on each curve or the layout and size of the curves.

    Smart Hangers has a functionality to get a real hanger elevation. You can find it by clicking Common → Modify Hangers/Supports:

    Smart Hangers-elevation from level-1

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    October 25, 2013

    New Excel2Revit version has been released!

    Excel2Revit iconExcel2Revit is an Autodesk Revit add-on that can help you to quickly insert MS Excel data into your Revit Architecture, Revit MEP and Revit Structure projects. This tool was highly appreciated by Revit users. We receive a lot of suggestions how to improve work with Excel data and to make Excel2Revit much more helpful. So we have improved this tool. The latest released versions of Excel2Revit are v2014.2 and v2013.2.

    Video: What’s new in the latest Excel2Revit version (2014.2, 2013.2)

    Description what’s new in Excel2Revit v2014.2 and v2013.2 please read below:

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