Posts from "Cut Opening" category

August 12, 2021

Framing Openings in Revit Easily Using the Cut Opening Tool [WEBINAR]

The importance of coordinating and designing openings in Revit should not be underestimated. Whether for doors, windows, structural, or MEP systems, it must be done accurately, as quickly as possible, and be readily adaptable to design changes. Setting up a system where such tasks may be performed easily, however, can cost considerable man-hours.

Here’s the good news: AGACAD has developed the software and workflow that allow Revit users to automatically insert openings based on clash-detection analysis. Once openings are generated, the software naturally accommodates them so that, for example, a duct passing through a wall is taken into account.

We invite you to sign up below for this free 30-minute webinar on August 26th during which we’ll show the process that streamlines the insertion of penetration holes in the context of a timber or light-gauge steel framing project.

The webinar will be held twice, so please register for the session that’s more convenient for you. Content will especially be of interest to architects, engineers, BIM managers, out-of-box Revit users, and designers of wood or metal walls, roofs, or floors.

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June 29, 2021

AGACAD Solutions Compatible with Revit 2022

To those who’ve been waiting to hear this announcement – thank you for your patience! Our BIM Application Engineers have been testing the Tools4BIM DOCK* against Revit 2022 to ensure complete compatibility. And now we’re pleased to announce that our BIM Solutions and Tools4Revit Add-ons are all ready to use with Revit 2022!

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June 22, 2021

Make Holes for MEP Fittings in Revit with Cut Opening [NEW FEATURE]

When it comes to creating penetration holes in Revit, our Cut Opening BIM tool has been one of the best solutions on the market for several years running. And that’s thanks to our expert users around the world who use the software on a daily basis and send in their ideas for ways to improve the tool and streamline its associated workflows.

2021 will be a big year for Cut Opening, as new features, functionalities, and a novel workflow are in the works to make it even more robust. In April we released a software update that lets you copy parameter values from elements to which an opening belongs.

And now we’d like to reveal that Cut Opening can work with a whole new category of elements:

FITTINGS

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June 17, 2021

New Smart Views Tool Released for Revit Users

AGACAD has a brand-new tool available that makes project documentation easier for architects, MEP engineers, and structural engineers who use Autodesk® Revit®. Our newest product – Smart Views – lets you create any number of views with automated dimensions for selected elements in Revit without creating an assembly.

Smart Views is especially suited for Revit users who need to make drawings of sections and elevations of any building element, all the way from preliminary design stages through to a detailed design. It could be for a cast-in-place concrete wall with MEP openings or just a casework, a wood-framed wall or window, an elevation of selected walls, or a section of a particular connection.

So whether you’re an architect, structural engineer, or HVAC engineer, Smart Views is here to make your documentation tasks in Revit easier. And faster. That’s why we made the tool: to remove some stress out of your daily work.

Great news for current users!

If you are a current user of our Precast Concrete, Wood Framing, or Metal Framing design software, we have included Smart Views in your existing license(s), free of charge! See the ACTIVATION INSTRUCTIONS.

Not a current user of AGACAD’s Revit and BIM tools? We warmly invite you to out Smart Views for free – please scroll down for instructions.

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May 12, 2021

Cut Opening: Automated Dimensioning in Revit [WEBINAR]

We invite you to join our free 45-minute webinar on May 27th to see the latest feature that has been made for our Cut Opening BIM Solution for Autodesk Revit: adding dimensions automatically for penetration holes.

Cut Opening has been enhanced by the addition of a new feature: Smart Dimensions. This newly added functionality lets you create dimensions in a Revit model. Whether you need simple or complex dimensions, the Cut Opening tool will not only populate your model with openings but will also save time on dimensioning those openings as well as lots of other elements. 

Smart Dimensions was modified explicitly for Cut Opening so that it could also measure linked elements, making Cut Opening more robust and eliminating manual tasks that designers routinely have to deal with.  Join our free 45-minute webinar to learn about the new possibilities! 

The webinar will be held twice, so please sign up for the session that’s more convenient for you. We especially invite designers, architects, BIM managers, MEP and structural engineers to participate in this webinar. Content will also be of interest to out-of-box Revit users.

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April 13, 2021

Cut Opening for Revit: Working with MEP Fittings [WEBINAR]

Join our free 30-minute webinar on April 22nd and see how our Cut Opening BIM Solution can help designers save time when creating openings in Revit and control information with the newest features of this tool.

In this webinar we’ll show some important features that we’ve been developing to make Cut Opening more robust and eliminate some manual tasks that designers routinely have to deal with when it comes to MEP, architectural, and structural coordination.

The webinar will be held twice, so please sign up for the session that’s more convenient for you. We especially invite designers, architects, BIM managers, MEP and structural engineers to participate in this webinar. Content will also be of interest to out-of-box Revit users.

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April 8, 2021

Revit Relief: Flexible Terms for Leading BIM Solutions

We’re offering special terms on the AGACAD BIM Solutions that many top Revit professionals rely on.

To meet your needs and give you more flexibility in current conditions, for a limited time we are offering 3-month licenses with free network activation. Take advantage of this offer by using it for any of our BIM Solutions for Revit listed below.

Get your 3-month license while this limited-time offer lasts!

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March 31, 2021

Copying Revit Parameters into Openings with Cut Opening [ENHANCED FEATURE]

Our Cut Opening BIM Solution does more than just create openings in Revit models. Among its other useful functions is one that lets you transfer parameter values into an opening element from the elements to which it belongs. For example, you can transfer parameters like System Name, Type, Classification, and Service Type.

Sometimes, though, that doesn’t cut it, and you need more information to be transferred.

That’s where the latest update Cut Opening comes in. Now you can copy all parameter values from a host (structural element) into the parameters of openings. The same goes for MEP elements: you can copy all parameter values from them into openings’ parameters.

So, if you need to copy the mark of, say, a wall into an opening or any information about an MEP service into an opening, you can do that with no problem using Cut Opening.

In this blogpost, we’ll look at how to do it in both the structural and MEP situations.

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July 16, 2020

Approved, Declined, or Not Yet Reviewed? How to make openings change color in Revit [FREE DOWNLOAD]

The advent of 3D design and BIM put a new spin on MEP coordination: resolving clashes between elements in a model instead of lines in a drawing. MEP engineers working 2D have to imagine piping or ductwork in their heads while making drawings that then need to be checked for viability by the structural designer or perhaps even on-site by the builder. BIM integrates MEP and structural design so that architects, structural & MEP engineers know in advance exactly where MEP elements will be placed during the construction phase, enabling them to create precise models and schedules. Nonetheless, MEP runs still need to be checked to ensure structural integrity and constructability, and that’s a very time-consuming procedure requiring a lot of attention to produce the desired result, error-free.

Fortunately, there is a way to dramatically increase productivity in this area. AGACAD’s Cut Opening BIM software not only inserts openings in your projects where MEP elements intersect structural elements but also facilitates coordination between different disciplines and engineers working on the same project. When openings are created, each has its own parameters to mark whether it is acceptable or not, and, with the Opening control window, you can check the parameters of every single opening in your project that was inserted with our Cut Opening tool. What’s more, the control window allows you to create a dynamic section box that will move the section box in your 3D view directly to the opening selected in the table, making it easier to locate and check openings requiring review.

In addition to the features above, the opening families we provide with Cut Opening are available for any user modifications. It’s possible to add things such as sleeves or collars to their geometry, add parameters, and change their representation according to company needs or country codes. We encourage users to take full advantage of the flexibility that Cut Opening brings.

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April 30, 2020

Cut Opening: Making Penetration Holes in Revit [WEBINAR]

This free 30-minute webinar on May 12th will be an advanced tutorial about making penetration holes for ducts, pipes, conduit, cable trays, and beams in Revit® efficiently and how to control their parameters using our Cut Opening BIM Solution.

The result you’ll see is a structural project with openings in the walls and floors for various MEP elements from a linked file and with user pre-defined offsets. All openings will be tagged to provide information about their size, shape, elevation, and dependence on the MEP system.

MEP engineers, MEP coordinators, structural engineers, architects, and BIM managers – we hope you’ll sign up. The webinar will be held twice, so please register for the session that’s more convenient for you.

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