Posts from "Metal Framing Professional Suite" category

March 4, 2021

Multi-Framing with Model Groups in Revit [WEBINAR]

Would you like to speed up the framing, drawing, and scheduling process for your wood- and metal-framed designs in Revit? Model groups and multi-framing can bring you major time-savings. See how in our free 30-minute webinar on March 18th.

Intended for AEC professionals who design timber walls, roofs, or floors in Revit, the focus of this webinar will be on placing elements into groups and creating building modules. We’ll also show how framing and sheathing for standalone building elements can be produced simultaneously using the multi-framing function in our Wood Framing design software. This is a good chance for architects, designers, and structural engineers to catch up with the latest advances in the timber framing industry and see how the processes of framing, drawing, and scheduling can be optimized.

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 designers of wood-framed buildings, architects, engineers, BIM managers, and out-of-box Revit users.

Central European Session

Thursday, March 18, 2021
10:00-10:30 AM Central European

Most convenient for:
Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania

US Central Session

Thursday, March 18, 2021
10:00-10:30 AM US Central

Most convenient for:
America, Europe, Africa

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February 10, 2021

Wood & Metal Framing in Revit: 5 New Features

The latest release of our Wood Framing and Metal Framing BIM Solutions includes five useful new features for Revit users. Our thanks go out to those BIM and Revit experts with whom we’ve been in contact to bring these to fruition. Together, we’re building BIM up and making it better for the good of the industry.

Let’s take a look at each of the updates.

Framing in Groups

This feature lets you frame walls in groups that may be replicated and mirrored throughout a project. Needless to say, it can save architects and designers copious amounts of time, especially with large framing projects in Revit.

Showing mirrored wall frame groups in Revit
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February 8, 2021

Wood & Metal Framing Wall software for Revit: Framing in Groups [New Feature]

We‘ve updated our Wood Framing Wall and Metal Framing Wall BIM Solutions for Revit with an important new feature called Framing in Groups. This major enhancement comes from working with top experts in the framing design industry and will especially benefit Revit users who work with large projects or projects comprising mirrored building parts. In the spirit of sharing BIM advances, we bring it to you now.

Wood Framing Wall logo | AGACAD
Metal Framing Wall logo | AGACAD

The Framing in Groups command allows you to frame walls in groups, a valueable feature because walls that are grouped may be used to repeat and also mirror framings many times throughout a project. Incorporating this into the framing workflow has the potential to save architects and designers a lot of time.

Please note that this update to our framing software is part of the final release for Revit 2019. Our programmers are turning their attention to the Revit 2020 (and 2021 and upcoming 2022) version, which means that the 2019 version of our software will be no longer be supported.

Wood Framing Wall UI by AGACAD

There are five new functions that fall under the Framing in Groups feature. Let‘s take a look at each one as enumerated in the image above.

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February 4, 2021

Wood/Metal Framing in Revit: New Version, New Features [WEBINAR]

In this free 30-minute webinar on February 18th, we’ll walk through the latest updates that have been made in the new version of our Wood Framing and Metal Framing BIM Solutions for Revit.


The latest version of our timber and steel framing software incorporates several client requests. Among the new features that have been developed are: independent control of top and bottom cripples, ability to manipulate top and bottom plates in wall-to-wall connections, increased functionality for modifying sheathing and paneling, some dimensioning options, and more.

We relish the opportunity to improve our BIM tools to meet the needs of framing professionals the world over. It’s how we build BIM together.

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February 1, 2021

AGACAD’s BIM tools are now in Japanese, too, with strong support by partner M&F

A year has passed since Tokyo-based M&F tecnica became AGACAD’s exclusive partner for sale and support of our solutions for BIM in Japan, and good things are happening in the country. Strong interest there in our Revit add-ons to automate 3D design and documentation is set to grow even more now that, with M&F’s help, they’ve been translated into Japanese!

“This partnership is yielding excellent results, strengthening AGACAD’s ability to ensure excellent service for clients in Asia and thus share BIM advances there as well,” AGACAD Managing Director Mr Donatas Aksomitas says. “M&F, who have been pioneers of BIM in Japan and Revit experts, are now experts also in AGACAD’s solutions based on the insights of top BIM professionals. Thus they are helping clients unlock even more of the immense value of modern building information modelling and management.”

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January 8, 2021

New Version of Wood/Metal Framing: Plate Connections, Cripple Control & more

Framing professionals from around the world who use our BIM solutions for timber and steel framing in Autodesk Revit are in regular contact with us, letting us know what their needs are and giving suggestions on how the tools can be further enhanced. The latest version of our Wood Framing and Metal Framing design software for Revit incorporates their requests to be able to control top and bottom cripples independently, to be able to manipulate top and bottom plates in wall-to-wall connections, to have increased functionality for modifying sheathing and paneling, to add some dimensioning options, and more.

Note to current users: if you haven’t already, download the latest version via the TOOLS4BIM Dock to take advantage of all the updates below. Not yet a user? Take a 14-day free trial by downloading the TOOLS4BIM Dock.

Without further ado, let’s go through the updates that have been made in the latest version of Wood Framing and Metal Framing.

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October 21, 2020

AGACAD Advances | Fall 2020

A lot has gone down in the past 6 months: new tools, fresh user interfaces, and the busiest webinar season we’ve ever had. All that and more in the latest edition of our newsletter AGACAD Advances.

  • Modeling precast to LOD 400
  • Tips for keeping Revit models running smoothly
  • Revit massing
  • Specialized framing collection: SIPS, CLT, OAK, Ventilated Facades, Curtain Walls & Panels
  • Upcoming webinars
  • Compatibility of Precast Concrete with ProdLib Library to insert Peikko and Anstar structural precast connections in Revit
  • CNC Exporters
  • 5 new client cases on framing and MEP design

Check out the Fall 2020 edition of AGACAD Advances.


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September 17, 2020

Curtain walls continue to please and perform in modern ‘Crystal Palaces’

Visitors to the legendary Crystal Palace, built in London for the Great Exhibition of 1851, were said to be awed by its unprecedented expanses of glass – 900,000 square feet of it (84,000 square metres). So much natural light. So spacious. Such openness to the surrounding Hyde Park, including three large elm trees left standing inside.

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July 30, 2020

Specialized Timber & Steel Framing in Revit

During the past 2 months we’ve hosted several live webinars covering specialty framing in Revit. On the timber side, those included structural insulated panels, cross laminated timber, and post-frame (a.k.a. heavy timber, mass timber, or oak) constructions. And for metal framing, we delved into ventilated facades, glazing, and curtain walls & panels. In this post we’ve gathered those webinars into one place.

In each webinar, our BIM application engineer shows the workflow for using our wood and metal framing tools in tandem with custom Revit families and configurations to model walls, floors, and roofs; distribute connection details and hardware; generate shop drawings and cut lists; and export to CNC machines, where applicable.

Without further ado, here’s our 2020 collection of 5 webinars about specialty framing in Autodesk Revit.

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June 17, 2020

Making Openings for Beams, Doors & Windows in Revit [WEBINAR]

This free 30-minute webinar on June 30th will be an expert-level tutorial about efficiently making openings for structural framing elements, doors, and windows in Revit® using our Cut Opening BIM Solution. Openings will be configured and created for beams of various shapes and sizes as well as for window and door openings, which will be transferred from the architectural model into the structural model.

inserting openings for windows in Revit structural file based on linked architectural model | AGACAD Cut Opening BIM tool

The result you’ll see is a Revit structural file with an increased LOD due to the openings and placement of beam pockets. All walls will have openings corresponding to the sizes of doors and windows in the architectural model. Openings will be tagged to provide information about their size and elevation according to the level of your choice.

Structural engineers, architects, and BIM managers – we invite you to sign up. The webinar will be held twice, so please register for the session that’s more convenient for you.

Topics to be covered:beam pocket modeled in Autodesk Revit using AGACAD's Cut Opening BIM tool

  • Opening settings for beams (structural framing)
  • Generating openings and beam pockets
  • Controlling and modifying openings
  • Possible modifications to opening families
  • Openings for doors and windows
  • Tagging openings

 

 

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Our Cut Opening Revit extension is BIM software that automatically inserts penetration holes for MEP services, structural framing elements, doors and windows in Autodesk Revit. After processing interference check results, it creates proper openings wherever ducts, pipes, cable trays, or conduit intersect walls, floors, ceilings, roofs, beams, and columns and will insert fire safety components in structures that have a fire rating. Gives accurate bills of materials and builders work drawings. Works with linked files.

inserting openings for doors and windows in Revit structural model based on linked architectural model | AGACAD Cut Opening BIM tool
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holes through a wall in Autodesk Revit, inserted using AGACAD's Cut Opening BIM tool

Download our TOOLS4BIM Dock (it’s free), and take a trial of our Cut Opening BIM Solution PLUS get instant access to our free extensions: Cut Opening Free, Smart Select, and Smart Browser Free.


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