Posts from "RAS Manager" category

November 28, 2016

NDY Malaysia: “Smart Sprinklers is essential in our day-to-day usage of Revit.”

This regional office of a major engineering consultancy which does a lot of MEP work was struggling with poor sprinkler-design functionality in Revit®. AGACAD’s Smart Sprinklers (now called Fire Sprinkler) software proved to be an ideal solution, saving the company a great deal of time and enhancing its overall BIM capabilities.

Client Profile

NDY (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd is a licensee of the NDY Group, a global engineering consultancy based in Australia known for using a collaborative approach to design in order to deliver coordinated 3D spatial solutions within a fully integrated BIM model.

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February 24, 2016

How to Restore Corrupt Revit® File When Project Information Button Is Missing

Sometimes Autodesk® Revit® files become corrupt and nobody knows why. We faced the situation then Project Information button became inactive (greyed). This can affect your printing sheets and title blocks because of the parameters that should be written in this location. But this is not the worst thing. This can affect some of third party’s tools for Revit as well.

AGACAD’s tools are built to use this Project Information parameter to insert some necessary parameters into the project. If Project Information button is greyed – that means AGACAD’s tools won’t work correctly. For example, our BIM solution Cut Opening couldn’t see .xml file where all required information is written, or Revit plug-in RAS Manager couldn’t insert spaces by all rooms automatically, etc.

If this situation occurs in one project only – we have the solution for it. If this occurs in all your projects – this is a Revit bug. In this case – please contact your Autodesk software reseller or Autodesk technical team.

Now let’s come back to the first situation, when the Project Information button becomes inactive in only one project. To fix the project bug, please follow the instruction below:Read more »

June 5, 2015

Documentation Tasks for MEP Engineers Are Not So Boring Using AGACAD’s Tools 4 Revit®

Projects can usually last for a long time and in the end of the projects you can feel your productivity decline. Even MEP engineers get the project when the deadline is NOW. It is normal and usual problem for big projects. The projects become boring and it seems that everything is done but still you have to do documentation things. We have solutions to increase productivity in this case. We automated some documentation tasks that can increase your work productivity. So these tools can make you happy.

AGACAD has different productivity-boosting products but the most memorable and easy to use is little documentation tools. I will shortly introduce them from MEP Engineer’s perspective:Read more »

April 23, 2015

Transferring Information from Architectural Room to Engineering Space

Autodesk® Revit® users are quite familiar with work in collaboration with different parts of the project (ex. Architects and MEP Engineers).


Usually they are linking architecture model to MEP model or otherwise. The architects add needed information such as number and name. The same information should appear in spaces. Moreover, if there are hundreds of rooms it can take way too long to type each one by hand. We have a few suggestions for transferring room information into spaces (using Revit by itself or with Revit app):Read more »

February 11, 2015

Working with Autodesk® Revit® MEP in AGACAD‘s Way

AGA CAD is a software developer that is looking for the fastest and the most convenient way to work in Autodesk® Revit®. AGA CAD software is specialized in various fields like: architecture, structure, MEP, analysis, etc. This time I want to tell about MEP part of Revit.

AGA CAD is creating professional BIM solutions for MEP engineers that work with Autodesk Revit. I can count over 10 products that can help MEP engineers in their everyday workflow. Our main goal is to find the weakest points in Revit and develop the solution that will increase work productivity in such cases. Some of these solutions can increase work productivity but some of them can open new features that even Revit does not have.

In this article I will list some of AGA CAD’s MEP created solutions:Read more »

January 28, 2015

FREE WEBINAR: Productivity-boosting MEP Designing with AGACAD Solutions for Revit®

Attention! Webinar record is available!
If you want to watch the recorded version of the webinar please contact us by email events@aga-cad.com and we’ll send you a record link.

Want to learn more about raising your daily work efficiency? Watch the new web session on AGACAD products. This time we kindly
welcome all Autodesk® Revit® users who create MEP designs to register and attend our free webinar which will be held on February 19, 2015. This session is designed for those who are in search of possibilities to boost their work productivity in MEP projects.Read more »

January 27, 2015

How to Use Shared Parameters in Tags?

Many of AGA CAD’s created solutions for Autodesk® Revit® can do a lot of things and calculate a lot of new parameters that you need. Basically these parameters are Shared Parameters and could not be inserted into tag families in the same manner as simple parameters. Do you know how should you use these parameters in tagging?

Firstly, you have to create and calculate required parameter in Revit using corresponding Revit add-on from AGA CAD. This parameter will be shared. I have calculated element’s bottom elevation. This elevation is neccesary in some cases when placing elements into the project, ex. hangers, cut openings, etc.

If you want to add these parameters to your tags, you should do the following:Read more »

January 22, 2015

New RAS (Room, Area, Space) Manager Version Has Been Released!

AGA CAD team inserted new features to
RAS Manager for architects. Now architects will be able to calculate the total window/door area in each room and use this parameter for tagging and scheduling. Additionally, possibilities to calculate floor altitude and floor rough altitude were created. This can help architects find each layer elevation and use this calculated parameter in scheduling and tagging as well.

So what’s new in Revit® plugin RAS Manager?Read more »

August 12, 2014

Newly Built Promo Videos about Few Tools for Revit®

promo videoToday I would like to remind you about few promotional videos that were published on YouTube in the beginning of this summer but because of holiday time they were not shared with our blog readers. Read more »

June 26, 2014

Automatic Information Transfer from Rooms to Spaces and Other Features Valuable for Revit® Arch/MEP Users

Autodesk® Revit® users know well that this software does not place rooms in the best way. If designers need to add Spaces to the model with the same Room parameter values, they have to check the heights of rooms and correct them to be up to needed boundaries. Also they need to draw Area boundary lines manually and do other time wasting operations working with Revit project Rooms, Areas or Spaces (RAS).

RAS Manager

To help modellers, architects, MEP designers to place rooms, areas and spaces with required heights and parameters was created our tool for Revit named RAS Manager. This extension for Autodesk Revit Architecture / MEP enables to create and manage rooms, areas and spaces with HVAC parameters. RAS Manager automatically detects nearest elevations, room bounding and attaches room to it.Read more »

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