Posts from "Smart Walls" category

November 30, 2020

New Smart Walls features: splitting Revit® walls in various ways

Having seen a wide variety of projects by consulting clients around the world, we are always getting new ideas about how we can further improve our Autodesk® Revit® add-ons to make it even easier for clients to create BIM models. This time we introduce three new features of our Revit plugin Smart Walls.

These improvements will be most beneficial to those architects and structural engineers who work with prefabricated walls, like precast or sandwich walls, in Revit. So, check out these updates:

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May 28, 2020

AGACAD Solutions Compatible with Revit 2021

We’ve been diligently testing our Tools4BIM DOCK* against Revit 2021 to ensure complete compatibility of all the BIM Solutions and Tools4Revit Add-ins therein. Thanks for your patience, those of you who’ve been awaiting the pronouncement. We’re glad to say our tools are ready to use with Revit 2021!

*The Dock is an interactive window in Autodesk® Revit® that allows you to access and manage all software products developed by AGACAD to help you get more out of Revit. Read more about the Tools4BIM Dock.

Here’s how to get our tools running on Revit 2021.

For current users of our software

To companies/individuals who have an active license maintenance/subscription of at least one of our tools, we’ve sent an email containing software activation codes and a link to download our 2021 Tools4BIM Dock. (If you can’t find it in your inbox, please check your spam folder.)

NB: If you’re with a company, please ask your BIM manager or IT coordinator for these codes.

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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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November 15, 2019

Webinar Wrap-up: New Revit Tool for Wall Reinforcement

Thanks to everyone who participated in our webinar announcing the release of Wall Reinforcement, our newest BIM Solution for Revit.

If you haven’t yet seen the full webinar or want to see it again, head over to our YouTube channel to watch it. While there, please subscribe to our channel!

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October 16, 2019

WEBINAR: New Revit Tool for Wall Reinforcement

Modeling reinforcement for walls in Revit is quite time consuming, so we are releasing a new tool very soon to make it much easier and way more efficient. The Wall Reinforcement app will allow you to place vertical, horizontal, and diagonal bars; edge reinforcement; and U-shaped bars.

This free, 1-hour webinar will be especially informative for structural engineers, modelers, and really anyone who wants to create wall reinforcement in Revit more efficiently. Join in and get a premier look at the newest Revit add-on to join the AGACAD arsenal!

The Wall Reinforcement app can be applied to solid, double, and sandwich walls.

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September 10, 2019

WEBINAR: Precast Concrete in Revit – An Overview

We invite you to join in our webinar that will take a look at the basics of our Precast Concrete add-in for Revit and show how it can increase modeling and documentation efficiency. Whether you are an out-of-box Revit user or are considering switching from AutoCAD 2D to the BIM platform, attending this webinar is definitely worth your time.

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May 28, 2019

Create reinforcement in Revit with a simple Dynamo script

This post is about the Dynamo script for reinforcement created during our Precast Concrete webinar entitled “BIM modeling in Revit, CAM, drawings and reinforcement using Dynamo” (hosted May 9, 2019; recording available on YouTube). It should be helpful for anyone interested in modeling reinforcement more efficiently.

During the webinar we added some precast elements and placed connections and reinforcement. We also showed how to auto-generate shop drawings with Revit® and the Precast Concrete add-on developed by AGACAD. For the reinforcement, we produced a Dynamo script to create rebar based on 4 selected edges of the Host element with some simple parameters to control the rebar size and number.

Important notes: This post is intended for Revit 2019 and later editions since some nodes for rebar are not available in previous versions. We also suggest you review the additional Packages added to Dynamo (the add-ons in the image below). The reinforcement settings for Revit elements are already set to the correct values.

Additional Packages

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April 25, 2019

WEBINAR: Precast Concrete – BIM modeling in Revit, CAM, drawings & reinforcement using Dynamo

We invite you to join our upcoming webinar about modeling precast concrete in Revit. If you’re interested in modeling rebar, don’t miss out on this webinar! You’ll see how to place rebar automatically using Revit reinforcement tools in tandem with Dynamo scripts that we’ve developed. Creating strands for walls is fast and easy as well as placing rebar around openings.

This webinar is ideal for structural engineers, designers & drafters, BIM modelers & detailers, CAD engineers & technicians. It’s also ideal for companies in building design & engineering, consultancy, and manufacturing.

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February 27, 2019

#PrecastShow update: On the ground in Louisville

Our team has arrived in Louisville, the Gateway to the South, for The Precast Show. Time to get the booth all set up for the grand opening of the Show at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

If you’re involved in the design and fabrication of precast concrete and you’ll be at the Show, Valensas and Jan (see their mugshots below) can show how to streamline your process. They especially hope to re-connect with existing users to talk about your further needs and expectations. They look forward to meeting you at right by the bookstore!

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October 24, 2018

WEBINAR: Modeling Precast in Revit 101

Did you know we became an Autodesk AEC Industry Partner in early October? In light of that, we invite you to join in our webinar that will take a look at the basics of Precast Concrete in Revit and show how you can increase modeling and documentation efficiency.

Please register below for the time most convenient for you and join us for Precast 101 on November 8th!

The 45-minute presentation will be followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.

This beginner-level webinar is ideal for structural engineers, designers & drafters, BIM modelers & detailers, CAD engineers & technicians. Also for companies in building design & engineering, consultancy, and manufacturing.

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