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U.S. preconstruction expert: “My productivity rose 60% with Agacad’s framing tools”

Bobby Stiles, the founder of Florida-based Preconstruction with Stiles LLC, says his BIM modeling and metal stud consulting business got a big boost from Agacad’s light-gauge steel framing software for Revit®.


Preconstruction with Stiles LLC helps clients ensure, through consulting and 3D-modeling, that their building projects are functionally viable and that they get a reliable cost estimate and schedule.


The company was doing its metal-framing work for walls and floors manually in Autodesk® Revit®. Output had to be integrated with BIM models from other trades for checks and coordination in Navisworks® project review software.

Preconstruction with Stiles LLC

Preconstruction with Stiles is a U.S. provider of BIM and as-built data services with special expertise in metal framing. The company works on public infrastructure (hospitals, airports, schools) and large commercial projects (retail, hotels, residential).

“We do pre-detailing of light gauge metal studs to provide strong constructability tactics, dialogue, review of documents, and analysis,” says Bobby Stiles, the company’s President. “I preferred working straight out of Revit over the hard-to-use and very costly add-ons I’d tried.” But that approach was time-consuming and ultimately unsatisfactory. So, Stiles continued searching for a more user-friendly and reasonably-priced solution.

Stiles found what he was looking for in Agacad’s framing plugins.


“Wall Metal Framing and Floor Metal Framing are great tools that let me keep up with the demands of working on multiple projects. My productivity has increased by 60%.”

Productivity rose
Stiles is also impressed by Agacad's valuable ongoing support. “Technical support has been super. My overall experience with the team and the software is great. I look forward to using more Agacad tools for Revit in the future as my company grows.”
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Stiles discovered Agacad's Metal Framing toolsets on YouTube: “I found the webinars had great insights, and that led me to look at their products.” He was convinced after a trial. Stiles liked the simple framing engine that generates walls and floors based on rules and templates as well as being able to do structural analysis without leaving Revit.
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