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September 18, 2013

New BIM Classification System on the Way: AGACAD’s Contribution to the New BIM Standard Development

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.

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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.

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September 18, 2013

How to Account Thickness of Roof Sheathing in Revit Project?

Do you know that each Revit user who uses Revit for wooden roof framing can account thickness of roof sheathing very quickly? Our BIM solution Truss+ has this setting and allows you to account thickness of roof sheeting without any effort. There are options for sheeting thickness and cutting bottom chord in truss system grid configuration:

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September 13, 2013

How to Create Specific Size Openings in Revit?

If you need to create many openings in your Revit model with plenty of MEP elements intersect structural elements, the easiest way to do it is using a powerful BIM solution Cut Opening Pro. It is designed for creating and cutting openings in building construction.

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September 11, 2013

The Easiest Way to Create Intrinsic Revit Elevation

Last week we received a few similar questions about Cut Opening Pro. Users of this BIM solution asked me why Cut Opening Pro does not have possibility to show intrinsic elevation of the opening. But it has! As I see not all Cut Opening Pro users know how to do this, so today I will answer to Revit user questions such as: What I am looking for is an intrinsic elevation of the Face openings above their respective reference planes. Do you provide this capability?

We also received an analogous question from Revit user from Russia: В спецификации Revit’а необходимо видеть такие значения как отметка высоты низа отверстия, как можно решить данный вопрос?

As previously mentioned, Cut Opening Pro has this possibility. I am going to explain how to use it.

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September 3, 2013

Simple Way to Show Top & Bottom Spot Elevation on Windows or Doors on a Plan View

Several days ago we received an interesting question: “Do you know any tool of tools4revit that can do a Top & Bottom spot elevation on windows, doors, etc. on a Plan view? Spot elevation works fine on pipes, walls, columns, etc. – but we need to show the top and bottom elevation on holes made in the walls”.

I decided to answer this question publicly to show the easiest way to solve this problem.

I agree that “Spot Elevation” is not good solution to show elevations on holes. However we have a solution: Read more »

August 29, 2013

How to Transfer Your Truss+ Project to Robot Structural Analysis® (RSA)

Design of structural trusses is nothing without structural analysis. So this article will explain how to transfer your Truss+ project to RSA for structural analysis of trusses.

Truss+ is designed to be interoperable with Robot Structural Analysis®.

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August 27, 2013

FAQ: How to Adjust Dimensions in Revit to Each Door Properly to the Legend View?

I would like to share some information with you that might be of possible interest to other Autodesk® Revit® users, especially for those who are already using the Dynamic Legend extension.

One of questions which I often get from my clients is:Dimensions of the detail component do not adjust properly to the dimensions of each door (it keeps always with the same shape and dimensions). How can I adjust them?”

Answer: The dimensions of the detail component do not adjust properly to the dimensions of each door, because you need to follow these two rules:

1st: Size parameters in the frame have to be the same as it is in your doors. If you use not English Revit or you have created your own size parameters, then these parameters have to be changed in the frame family.

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August 23, 2013

How to Easily Make a Window Based Distribution of Radiators in Autodesk® Revit®?

R-Heating

The headache I will talk about today is known to all MEP engineers. Calculation, selection and distribution of radiators in rooms become a huge hardship as the projects get bigger. Not to mention the comparability possibilities of radiators. When calculations are done and selections are made, designer sticks to on manufacturer and only few radiator models which usually exceed the design requirements by 5 to sometimes 20-30 percent. That is a huge waste of money and comfort. So that is why R-Heating application for Autodesk® Revit® is here to help you.

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August 12, 2013

New BIM Tree Manager Versions Have Been Released!

all-brands-finall-bim-treeBIM Tree Manager is innovative and powerful BIM software for incredibly speedy building design, facility management and BIM data analysis in the current or linked projects. It allows each Revit user to navigate, find or modify every element and element parameters with ease. And the best news – this excellent software is supplemented with new useful features!

BIM Tree Manager v2013.3 and v2014.2 – what’s new:Read more »

August 8, 2013

FAQ: How to Change a Header of Revit Legends?

It seems this week is dedicated for Revit extension Dynamic Legend. I have decided to write another blog post about a commonly asked question. It sounds something like that: 

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Is it possible to change the legend header «Family», «Level» etc. to other words? Or: Read more »

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