Posts from "Smart Assemblies" category

November 11, 2020

New options for shop drawings in Smart Assemblies [UPDATES]

Smart Assemblies is probably the most powerful BIM solution out there for automating assembly drawings with dimensions, schedules, legends, and placement of views on a sheet. It’s easy to understand the value it brings for Revit users as hundreds of mouse clicks are replaced by automated configuration settings.

Smart Assemblies receives several updates per year. The newest release of this application for Revit was triggered by requests from a group of clients and to meet some country-specific requirements, but it will definitely bring value to other existing clients as well as new ones.

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September 21, 2020

New Precast Column Reinforcement tool for Revit users

columns reinforcement

Within the past year, we’ve released tools that automate the modeling of reinforcement in walls and beams in Revit. Now it’s time to introduce Column Reinforcement.

In this initial release, you can use it to place main rebar, stirrups, and corbel reinforcement in rectangular columns. While it’s primarily made for precast, it also works for cast in-situ. See the workflow for reinforcing columns in Revit.

Column Reinforcement is a feature of our Precast Concrete design software, which covers modeling and documentation of precast elements and reinforcement of walls, beams, and now columns.

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June 10, 2020

Smart Assemblies in Revit [UPDATES]

The newest version of our Smart Assemblies BIM tool for automating shop drawings in Revit has just been released.

The primary update in the new version has to do with the Smart Dimensions feature. In the previous version of Smart Assemblies, the Smart Dimensions configurations were in the Hosted Metal Details tab:

But with this update, Smart Dimensions has been moved to its own tab, outside of Hosted Metal Details. This means that you can create dimensions by using settings in the Hosted Metal Details tab AND in the Smart Dimensions tab.

For current users of Smart Assemblies, it‘s important to know that if you had an existing configuration with Smart Dimensions turned ON, then in your configuration you will now find that Hosted Metal Details and Smart Dimensions are BOTH turned ON. In some situations that could cause duplicate dimensions because Hosted Metal Detail dimensioning rules and Smart Dimensions will both be applied.Read more »

April 1, 2020

Rebar Sets for Wall Reinforcement in Revit [NEW FEATURE]

Following the release last November of our Wall Reinforcement tool for placing rebar in precast concrete wall panels in Revit, we got feedback from a lot of users saying they were interested in being able to group rebar.

Well, now you can! Creating rebar as sets brings advantages in dimensioning, getting information for construction without drawings, and also setting visibility of the set in views.

So in addition to some small tweaks and fixes, these settings have been added to the Wall Reinforcement Configurations window to create rebar sets. Just select the type(s) of reinforcement that you want to create as a rebar set…

…and voilà!

 

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March 18, 2020

New Beam Reinforcement extension for Revit users

Beam Reinforcement Revit extension logo | AGACADUpon client request, we went forward with developing another Revit tool for placing rebar, this time for precast concrete beams. Introducing our Beam Reinforcement tool for Revit!

In this initial release, you can use it to place main rebar and stirrups in beams with rectangular, L, and IT sections. While it’s primarily made for precast, it also works for cast-in-place. See the workflow for reinforcing beams automatically in Revit.

precast concrete beam reinforced with main rebar and stirrups using AGACAD's Beam Reinforcement Revit plugin

Beam Reinforcement is available as part of our Precast Concrete design software, which now covers modeling and documentation of precast elements, wall reinforcement, and beam reinforcement as well.Read more »

March 10, 2020

How to use Beam Reinforcement tool to automatically place rebar in Revit [WORKFLOW]

Beam Reinforcement Revit extension logo | AGACADBeam Reinforcement, the newest feature incorporated into our Precast Concrete design software, lets you efficiently model beam reinforcement for rectangular, L and IT shaped beams per your defined rules. By applying layout rules to different types of stirrups, you can create most any reinforcement pattern.

Here’s a webinar we hosted showing the workflow for using Beam Reinforcement as a feature of our Precast Concrete design software.

You can read through the basic workflow for using Beam Reinforcement below.

These are the commands at your disposal:

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February 20, 2020

Webinar Wrap-up: Automatic dimensions for shop drawings of precast concrete in Revit

Thanks to all who participated in last week’s webinar about inserting dimensions in shop drawings automatically for precast concrete elements in Revit.

If you didn’t get to see the live webinar or would like to review it, head over to our YouTube channel to watch it. While there, please subscribe to our channel!

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January 28, 2020

WEBINAR: Automatic dimensions for precast concrete in Revit

webinar info bannerDo shop tickets take longer for you to pull together than they should? Join our webinar about inserting dimensions automatically in shop drawings of precast concrete elements in Revit.

The 1-hour presentation + Q&A will be hosted twice on February 13th, so please join the session that’s more convenient for you.

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Whether you’re a seasoned user of our Precast Concrete software for Revit or you’re just looking into ways of streamlining your precast design process, we hope you’ll join in.

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January 10, 2020

Webinar Wrap-up: Is Revit ready for precast?

Thanks to all who participated in our webinar “Is Revit ready for precast concrete?” back in December.

If you didn’t get to see the full webinar or want to review it, head over to our YouTube channel to watch it. While there, please subscribe to our channel!

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December 3, 2019

WEBINAR: Is Revit ready for precast?

Are you an out-of-box Revit user?
Or maybe you don’t use Revit, but you’re thinking about making the switch from AutoCAD 2D to BIM?
Either way, this webinar is for you.

Modeling and documentation of precast concrete elements in Revit is the topic. We’re talking slabs, stairs, balconies, columns, etc. Connections, reinforcement, shop drawings, construction drawings, and detail views will also be covered. Plus, your host will talk about the advantages and challenges of using Revit for designing precast, show some tips and tricks, and present the efficiency tools that our Precast Concrete BIM Solution brings to the table.

The 1-hour webinar + Q&A will be hosted twice on December 12th, so please join the time most convenient for you.

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