August 5, 2021

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) eHelp


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August 5, 2021

CNC Exporter – Weinmann (BTL) CLT eHelp


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August 5, 2021

CNC Exporter – Weinmann (BTL) and (BTLx) eHelp


TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION:

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August 5, 2021

CNC Exporter – Randek CAD/CAM Production Line (CDT4) eHelp


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August 5, 2021

CNC Exporter – Randek (SPL728) eHelp


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August 5, 2021

CNC Exporter – Hundegger BVX2 Paneling eHelp


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August 2, 2021

CNC Exporter – EasyFrame eHelp


TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION:

Technical Documentation 


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August 2, 2021

CNC Exporter – EasyFrame (EZF)


August 2, 2021

Export of wooden wall, floor, roof frames from Revit® to EasyFrame® machine

Why EASYFRAME?

The EasyFrame saw from EstiFrame Technologies is automated marking and cutting system for all wall, floor, roof framing members, and can be used as a general, linear saw. From the software’s cutting-edge algorithms to the hardware’s expandable modularity, EasyFrame has been designed from the ground up to optimize your job site and increase efficiency across the board.

AGACAD’s EasyFrame allows manufacturers of timber house frames to predefine rules for automated CNC machines, including naming and marking operations for every framing member – directly from Revit. Walls, floors, roof framing members, or individual framing elements can be exported using this application.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

The EasyFrame must be used with AGACAD Wood Framing Software, which creates the framing elements with all the necessary geometry and information data within the Revit project.

Below is an example of a floor frame created using Wood Framing Floor and then exported to EstiFrame machine:

A EZF file is created with all information from the selected floor. This file can be now pushed to the CNC machine forproduction:

The EZF file contains all needed operations and information for cutting and marking.

FEATURES

AGACAD’s EasyFrame application generates EZF extension files readable by automated EstiFrame CNC machines.
Wall, floor, roof main frames, and individual framing elements can be exported using this app.

  • Selected wall, floor, roof frames can be exported from a Revit model to a EasyFrame EZF file with just one click. Elements can also be exported from schedules:
  • In the EZF you can see all operations of every member of a given frame. For example, here trimming joist have been exported with all information in detail. Some of information comes from the framing elements, and some can be predefined in the setting:
  • Installation includes settings where you can define CNC file locations, project information parameters, identification and marking of elements, etc.:
  • Using AGACAD CNC Exporter for EasyFrame, you can automate element identification for plates, rim joists, girders, studs, joists, and columns:
  • All settings can be saved and used for other projects.


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CLIENT STORIES

 


July 20, 2021

CNC Exporter – Hundegger BVX2 Paneling

Why Hundegger?With a market share of more than 90%, Hundegger has been a global market leader in the field of CNC joinery machines for quite some time. Its universal, flexible machines are in use around the globe in all sectors of timber construction from carpentry joinery, contract joining, log houses, prefabricated houses, and glulam joining to producing playground equipment.
AGACAD’s Hundegger BVX2 Paneling Exporter allows construction companies to predefine cutting operations with different rules directly in Revit for automated CNC machines, including marking and texting functions for every panel. CLT (cross-laminated timber) panels and sheathing can be exported using this application.


July 20, 2021

CNC Exporter – Hundegger BVX

Why Hundegger?For quite a few years already, Hundegger has been a market leader in the field of CNC joinery machines with a market share of more than 90%. Its universal, flexible machines are in use around the globe in all sectors of timber construction from carpentry joinery, contract joining, log houses, prefabricated houses, and glulam joining to producing playground equipment.
AGACAD’s Hundegger BVX Exporter allows firms that construct timber frame houses to predefine operations and rules for automated CNC machine, including sawing, drilling, trimming, marking, and texting operations for each framing member – directly in Revit. Walls, floors, roof framing members, trusses, and separate framing elements can be exported using this application.


June 29, 2021

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) eHelp

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June 2, 2021

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Free Trial


June 2, 2021

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Gallery


May 31, 2021

Metal Framing Roof+

Includes Roof Panel Layout
Roof+ automates prefabricated metal framing and rafter structures for roofs in Revit® models. Robust features allow the user to efficiently frame metal roofs, complete with roof joists, battens, valley joists, roof boards, and more. Plus, the software automates shop drawings, including sorting, tagging, dimensioning, and scheduling all frames.


May 31, 2021

Wood Framing Truss+ RT

Wood Framing Truss+ RT gives Revit® users a single robust platform to generate wood truss systems instantly, perform structural analysis, and auto-generate shop drawings tailored to your standards. Functions are versatile, parameters are easy to control, and changes occur in real time. It’s a potent BIM workflow booster: no more drafting – just design and decide.


May 31, 2021

Roof Panel Layout

Roof Panel Layout is a powerful solution for prefabricated roof panels in Revit®. It enables easy roof panel planning and splitting into segments for prefabrication which can then be used in the roof framing process.


May 31, 2021

Wood Framing Floor+

Wood Framing Floor+ automates wood framing work with floors in Revit® projects. It’s powerful, flexible and easy to use. It helps you make better decisions, move much faster and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to segment fabrication and construction.


May 27, 2021

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) E-help

TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION of POWERFUL FEATURES:


COMPLETE METAL WALL FRAME CREATION – Metal Framing Wall+ eHelp »

ROOF PANEL & RAFTER ROOF FRAMING – Metal Framing Roof+ eHelp »


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May 21, 2021

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) E-help


TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION:

Technical Documentation

SAMPLE & TEMPLATE PROJECTS (rvt):


WEBINARS – RECORDED VIDEOS:

New Features of Wood & Metal Framing BIM Software for Revit (Feb 18, 2021)

Framing Timber/Steel Walls in Revit (May 13, 2020)

Wood/Metal Framing in Revit: multi-element custom studs & joists, wall validation, sloped joists (Feb 27, 2020)

Wood/Metal Framing New Updates: Studs, Openings, Bracing and More (Apr 11, 2019)


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May 21, 2021

Powerful Revit® toolkit for packing wood and light-gauge steel prefab panels

Panel Packer is a powerful solution for Revit® for sorting, packing & loading prefabricated building components. Organizing truck loads and stacks of pre-assembled wall, roof, and floor panels is easy with Panel Packer.

Users of AGACAD’s Wood Framing and Metal Framing BIM software can complete the full design & production cycle – from Revit modeling and framing all the way through to packing. The easy-to-navigate UI and simple yet efficient functionality allows for thorough planning and prepping before on-site building assembly commences.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

  • Stack all project elements, from wall, floor, and roof assemblies to individual structural framing members
  • Organize items by predefined truck load size or in standalone stacks
  • Setup, save, and reuse packing configurations
  • Convenient use of color coding and unique naming ensure accuracy and precision
  • Optimize packing by organizing panels into bundles based on desired parameters and specifications
  • Freely define stacking location in relation to building site
  • Create drawings for packed panels indicating parameters, size, and location
  • Organize stacks, truck loads, and bundles by project phase and construction sequence
  • Interface is easy to use, even for users with little previous experience

Ideal for:

Architects, structural engineers, builders, manufacturers, and other construction industry professionals dealing with prefabricated building components. Panel Packer allows users to efficiently pack pre-assembled wall, floor, and roof panels.

Powerful features:

EFFICIENCY

Automatically sort all individual structural framing members as well as assembled panels

Set up configurations once and re-use them in future projects

Wide range of setting customizations to suit individual company standards

MANAGEMENT

Full control over graphics visibility and stack placement in relation to building site

Naming of individual panels and entire stacks is defined by the user

Stacks of panels can be represented in schedules and drawing sheets

INTERACTION

Full integration with AGACAD Wood Framing & Metal Framing design software

Update individual panel and stack sizes to reflect changes in building design

Full integration with native Revit functionality and project parameters


May 21, 2021

Quickly generate Revit® element views

Smart Views creates views and dimensions of selected elements in Revit® – without needing to first generate an assembly. The tool also automatically dimensions views according to your predefined rules.

Create views of Revit model and place dimensions for selected elements based on the configurations you set.

AGACAD Smart Views Revit tool configuration
Wood framing wall views in Revit

Apply dimensioning configurations for manually-created views of Revit model too.

Dimensioning of tilt-up panels in the elevation view in Revit

Dimension all or selected Revit elements in a view, whether it’s a floor plan, section, or callout.

Automatically dimension selected joist elements in plan view in Revit using AGACAD Smart Dimensions
Joist pocket callout with dimensions in Revit


May 21, 2021

Create any number of views in Revit® with automated dimensions for selected elements without having to create an assembly

Smart Views speeds up the creation of views and dimensions for selected elements in Revit®. Not only does the plugin generate the number of views that you set in the configurations, but it also automatically places dimensions in those views according to your predefined rules.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

Wood framing wall views in Revit

Ideal for:

Architects, MEP Engineers, Structural Engineers Smart Views creates views of selected elements and dimensions them automatically.

Powerful features:

  • Uses configurations instead of manual work
  • Crops views to element size
  • Creates dimensions based on defined configurations
  • Applies view templates to all new views
  • Creates the number of views you set in the configurations for multiple selected elements
  • Renames views based on configurations
  • Apply dimensioning rules to any Revit view or selected elements in view

Joist support selection with AGACAD Smart Views for Revit
Joist support selection

Want to find out if this is the right solution for you? Our professionals can help you quickly find out how this software will benefit your design process.


May 21, 2021

Revit® Tools for Integrated BIM Workflow in Modular Prefabricated Construction: sustainable delivery of prefabricated building structures

Organizing truck loads and stacks of pre-assembled wall, roof, and floor panels is easy with Panel Packer. Users of AGACAD’s Wood Framing and Metal Framing BIM software can complete the full design & production cycle – from Revit modeling and framing all the way through to packing. The easy-to-navigate UI and simple yet efficient functionality allows for thorough planning and prepping before on-site building assembly commences.


May 6, 2021

Wood Framing Suite

Wood Framing Suite gives a better way to design main structures of timber framed buildings. This powerful and flexible BIM software lets Revit® users design multi-layer timber-frame walls, floors and roofs. That includes prefabricated panels, rafters and trusses. Plus it generates views with automatic dimensions for wall panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

Advanced automation and built-in best practices help BIM professionals make optimal choices, move faster, and avoid errors at every stage – from design and documentation to fabrication and construction. With our Revit-based wood framing software, it’s easy to quickly batch-add, modify or mark just the right elements or parameters, distribute hardware and fastener details, manage openings and connections, and find clashes. Frames dynamically update and adapt if modifications are made, ensuring that shop drawings and cut lists are always accurate.

Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2020, 2019, 2018

Wood Framing featured by AutodeskAGACAD becomes Autodesk AEC Industry Partner for Wood Framing
PRESS RELEASE – Vilnius, 4 February 2020
AGACAD Wood Framing Suite makes your job in Revit much simpler, faster and less stressful.

DESIGN

INTEGRATE

FABRICATE

Whether you’re designing single-story residential or multi-story commercial buildings, Wood Framing Suite delivers accurate and efficient modeling in Revit. The Multi-Framing feature for copying and updating framing elements and documentation for identical walls, floors and roofs radically reduces the time needed to model large-scale projects. Analytical lines of individual panel frames are inter-connected and aligned in the same plane, so they can be exported to structural analysis software for further full-scale analysis.

Coordination of BIM teams is greatly enhanced by integrating WF Suite with the Cut Opening BIM Solution, which identifies structural and engineering clashes throughout your Revit® model and creates openings with fire safety components for all MEP services and building structures at the relevant intersections.

Frames created with WF Suite may be exported for production to a WEINMANN, Randek or various other CNC machines or CAD/CAM production lines. Optional CNC export is good for workflow integration, eliminates duplicate work and reduces room for error.

Explore products included in Wood Framing Suite


April 16, 2021

Smart Views eHelp

TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION:

Technical Documentation


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April 16, 2021

Smart Views

Smart Views speeds up the creation of views and dimensions for selected elements in Revit®. Not only does the plugin generate the number of views that you set in the configurations, but it also automatically places dimensions in those views according to your predefined rules.


April 13, 2021

The definitive BIM solution for designing sandwich panel envelopes in Revit®

AGACAD Sandwich Panel brings a collection of powerful features and top-notch automation for efficient modeling, data management, and output. Create coordinated, consistent, and complete model-based designs for paneling, framing, sheathing, detailing, scheduling, and more. Use Sandwich Panels to drive accuracy and timesavings across the project lifecycle.

Sandwich Panel makes design and documentation fast and easy with real-time full project updates in Revit®. Plus it generates views with automatic dimensions for wall or roof panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

Advanced automation and built-in best practices help BIM professionals make optimal choices, move much faster, and avoid errors at every stage – from design and documentation to fabrication and construction.

It’s easy to quickly batch-add, modify, or mark the right elements or parameters, distribute details, flexibly manage openings and connections, and find clashes. Distribution of sandwich panels dynamically updates and adapts, ensuring that shop drawings and cut lists are always accurate.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

DESIGN

Sandwich Panels suite is ideal for modelling industrial facilities and commercial multistory buildings accurately and efficiently. The software greatly enhances the workflow by allowing the user to create a database of configurations to account for varying wall and roof types. Each unique detailing and distribution of panels can be saved and re-used any time. Once the modeling is complete, the user can utilize Frame command to auto-generate panels and additional elements.

INTEGRATE

Coordination of BIM teams is greatly enhanced by integrating Sandwich Panels with the Cut Opening BIM Solution, which identifies structural and engineering clashes throughout a Revit® model and creates openings and inserts fire safety components for all MEP services and building structures at the relevant intersections.

DOCUMENT

Documentation for the entire building envelope of sandwich panels, supporting framework and fixings can be generated with ease. Views, title blocks, tags, dimensions, and schedules are all produced effortlessly with the Create Assembly command. Drawings with applied graphics settings can be automatically generated for individual panels or entire wall/roof assemblies.



      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020


POWERFUL FEATURES

Wall+M

Automated light gauge steel wall framing in Revit | AGACAD

COMPLETE METAL WALL FRAME CREATION

Automate light gauge steel wall framing work in Revit® using Metal Framing Wall+. This BIM solution helps you make optimal choices, move much faster, and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to wall panel fabrication and construction.

  • Create detailed multi-layer metal wall framing for any Revit project using predefined or custom rules and templates; solution supports C+C (incl. C+C Chamfered), C+U (incl. C+U Special) and U+U framing systems.
  • Frame multi-story houses 10 times faster than using standard Revit interface.
  • Easily configure supporting structure, openings, complex L or T connections, details, service hole positions, and more for straight or arched light-frame walls.
  • Automate sheathing layouts.
  • Frame architectural curtain walls with highly detailed elements and curtain panels (including complex fills and internal frames) precisely.
  • Freely revise your Revit model with simple selection of the elements and properties you want to modify; find structural and engineering clashes.
  • Perform structural analyses without leaving Revit at any stage of design process.
  • Generate shop drawings and cut lists with one click; get real-time take-offs and views, auto-sorting and dimensioning, and optional export to any CNC machines (Howick, Metroll, Pinnacle, etc.).

Smart Walls

WALL & JOIN MANAGEMENT

Manage walls in Revit®: rapidly disassemble layers into different wall types, fully control joins and gap distances, split walls into separate panels with predefined settings, insert gravity points, and manage information with an export-to-Excel feature.

  • Manage information of all walls in your project.
  • Export filtered, grouped, or selected information (wall parameters) to Excel.
  • Decompose wall layers into separate wall types according to user’s predefined configuration.
  • Fully control joins and gap distances between walls.
  • Insert gravity points.
  • Add additional information about real wall orientation, elevation, or coordinates.
  • Split walls at exact locations by using grid lines, openings, or other walls.
  • Split walls automatically by predefined panel size.

Floor+

FAST FLOOR FRAMING

Automate metal framing of floors in Revit® projects. Solution Metal Framing Floor+ is powerful, flexible and easy to use. It helps you make better decisions, move much faster and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to segment fabrication and construction.

  • Auto-generate detailed multilayer floor framing for your Revit model using predefined or custom rules and templates.
  • Frame multi-story houses 10 times faster than using standard Revit interface.
  • Easily control supporting structure, including battens and flooring; distribute details, service holes and more.
  • Automate sheathing layouts.
  • Freely revise your Revit model by easily selecting the elements and properties you want to modify.
  • Find structural and engineering clashes; cut and frame openings according to predefined rules.
  • Perform structural analyses without leaving Revit, or export your steel frames to external analysis software at any stage of design process.
  • Easily prepare shop drawings and cut lists, with all required views, where elements are dimensioned, sorted, tagged, scheduled, and mass calculated.
  • Optional export to any CNC machines and CAD/CAM production lines, such as WEINMANN, Randek, etc.

Floor Panel Layout

PREFABRICATED FLOOR PANELING

Takes the architect’s designed floor and automates panel layout planning. The software draws symbolic lines to indicate the future panels according to predefined rules. Then it creates real Revit® floor panels.

  • Panel Layout Planning includes functions for better understanding how the floor will be divided. Users can control every division line and automate the division process by predefined rules.
  • From the beginning, the architect’s designed floor can be divided into coarse partitions, or Regions. Regions can be created automatically by using Floor edges and supports (split lines), and also by Generic or System Openings with predefined distances.
  • Regions can be divided into Panels by predefined spacing.
  • Panels can be aligned, modified by selected floor face, and additionally split.
  • Various automated splitting functions facilitate the process: users can split the panels in half, by maximum spacing, by middle to both ends, in middle and to both ends, from first selected, or from both ends.
  • Selected Regions or Panels can be joined, if needed.
  • Creates individual panels for the selected floor face or for the whole floor.
  • These entire floor Panels can later be moved into the new phase through its Properties for better filtering and scheduling.

Truss+

STEEL TRUSS FRAMING IN REVIT®

Generate light gauge steel truss systems for floors and roofs of any shape, perform structural analysis, and auto-generate shop drawings. Functions of Metal Framing Truss+are versatile, parameters easy to control, and changes occur in real time. It’s a potent BIM workflow booster: no more drafting – just decide and design.

  • Build full metal truss systems in one go with the configurable 3D grid (escaping the limited and time-consuming nature of standard Revit truss family insertion).
  • Easily assess steel truss options, in economic and engineering terms, to make the best choices.
  • Create new parametric, uniquely-shaped truss families based on model lines and roofs for immediate use in your projects.
  • Freely revise your Revit model. Truss systems update and adapt.
  • Get real-time take-offs and views, auto-sorting and dimensioning, and optional export to CNC machines (Howick, Pinnacle, etc.) with C+C and C+U support.

Roof Panel Layout

PREFABRICATED ROOF PANELING

Enable easy roof panel planning and splitting into segments for prefabrication, which can then be used in the roof framing process.

  • Panel Layout Planning functions let you better understand how a roof will be divided. Users can control every division line and can predefine rules to automate the division process.
  • Initially an architectural roof can be divided into coarse partitions, or regions. Regions can be created automatically based on the ends of roof ridges and the bottom ends of valley rafters as well as windows and generic or system openings with predefined distances.
  • Regions can be divided into panels using predefined spacing.
  • Panels can be aligned and modified for an individual roof side or region and additionally split.
  • A variety of automated splitting functions make it easy to get the needed result. Panels can be split in half a variety of ways: by maximum spacing, from the middle to both ends, in the middle and to both ends, from the initially selected end, or from both ends.
  • Selected regions or panels can be joined, if needed.
  • Creates individual panels for the selected roof side or for the whole roof.
  • The full roof panels can later be taken to a new phase via their properties for better filtering and scheduling.

Roof+

for prefabricated panels

ROOF PANEL FRAMING

Automate metal framing roof work in Revit® projects. Robust features allow you to efficiently frame metal roofs, complete with roof joists, battens, valley joists, roof boards, and more. Plus, the software automates shop drawings, including sorting, tagging, dimensioning, and scheduling all frames.

  • Create your own rules and templates and use them for detailed, multi-layer, metal roof framing creation in Revit models.
  • Frame large roofs 10x faster than using regular Revit features.
  • Manage joists, rim joists, nogging, bridging, blocking, and bracing placement, and configure openings, details, service hole positions, and more.
  • Auto-distribute battens, secondary frames, and roofing.
  • Revise your Revit model as needed, simply by selecting the elements and properties you want to modify.
  • Track down structural and engineering clashes.
  • Cut and frame openings according to predefined rules.
  • Generate shop drawings and cut lists with just one click. Get real-time take-offs and views, plus automatic sorting and dimensioning.
  • Export to CNC machine.
  • Carry out structural analysis without leaving Revit.

Roof+

for rafter structures

RAFTER ROOF FRAMING

Automate metal framing work with rafter roofs in Revit® projects. Powerful, flexible, and easy to use. It helps you make optimal choices, move much faster, and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and
documentation to fabrication and construction.

  • Automatically split an architectural roof by faces.
  • Create detailed, multi-layer, metal rafter roof framing in a snap for your Revit model using fully customizable rules and templates.
  • Frame an entire roof based on its 3D model including hip/valley rafters, ridges, girders, collars, battens, horizontal beams, sleepers, trimmers, etc.
  • Auto-detect and frame roof openings, and cope ends of existing beams.
  • Freely revise your Revit model by easily selecting the elements and properties you want to modify.
  • Find structural and engineering clashes. Cut and frame openings according to predefined rules.
  • One-click generation of shop drawings and cut lists. Get real-time take-offs and views, plus automatic sorting and dimensioning.
  • Optional export to any CNC machine and CAD/CAM production line, such as Pinnacle, etc.
  • Roof frames and shop drawings update and adapt according to any changes.
  • Perform structural analysis without leaving Revit or export your metal frames to external analysis
    software at any stage of the design process.

Smart Connections

APPLICATION FOR AUTOMATED LOD 400 MODELING IN REVIT®

Add any number of face-specific intelligent details – which adapt to host-element changes – throughout BIM models.

  • Rule-based distribution of details and voids on any element surfaces.
  • Simple insertion of point-based and line-based details.
  • Host-element data can be read and used to modify detail families automatically.
  • Easily rotate/flip details in configuration window to get desired result.
  • Check whether host element has enough solid body for detail to be inserted.
  • Insert details according to gravity point.
  • Insert details at intersection points of other Revit elements.
  • Quick modification and updating of inserted details.
  • Automatically insert details based on a defined configuration name.
  • Smart Assemblies, used for workshop drawings, recognizes changes made by Smart Connections.

Smart Assemblies

SHOP DRAWING GENERATION WITH RELEVANT VIEWS & DIMENSIONS

Create views of walls, floors, roofs with automatic dimensions and place them into sheets.

  • Automatic addition of all hosted elements to an assembly.
  • Use various templates to automatically create views and place them on a sheet template.
  • Auto-generate schedules based on schedule templates.
  • Rule-based creation of dimensions with notes in selected views.
  • Create multiple assemblies with defined configurations in a single click.
  • Easily check, update, edit, change dimensioning configurations of selected assemblies.
  • Update assemblies based on project changes.
  • Select/find/isolate primary and secondary assemblies.
  • Find changes in assemblies due to new hosted details.
  • Insert details/cuts on all assemblies of the same type with one click.

Cut Opening

PRECISION OPENINGS FOR MEP SERVICES AND BUILDING STRUCTURES

Create openings with fire safety components throughout a Revit® model where ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits intersect with walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, beams and columns. Cut Opening creates openings with special holding details for structural beams.

  • Automatically creates openings where ducts, pipes, cable trays or conduits intersect walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, beams or columns.
  • Automatically adds openings with predefined sizes in accordance with MEP line based element sizes, categories and system classifications.
  • Automatically joins openings with predefined configurations.
  • Automatically inserts Fire Dampers where ducts clash with walls, floors, ceilings or roofs with fire rating.
  • Automatically inserts structural openings for separated architectural and structural models.
  • Enhance BIM-team work and deliverables for integrated project delivery (IPD).

Sort Mark

FLEXIBLE ELEMENT AND GRID RENUMBERING

Renumber Revit® elements just the way you want, detect and renumber grids, determine swing direction and orientation (and add them as properties), recalculate shared coordinates, and much more.

  • Detects grid geometry and automatically renumbers them after any project change.
  • Renumbers of any Revit elements (Doors, Windows, Columns, Pipes, etc.) in a number of different ways.
  • Writes swing direction for the doors into the door’s properties.
  • Writes flip/mirror orientation for the selected elements.
  • Creates new shared parameters, recalculates shared X, Y, Z coordinates.
  • Possibility to save numbering settings under the separate name.
  • Possibility to sort elements in Ascending/Descending order, and many more functions.

Smart Views

MAKING VIEWS & PLACING DIMENSIONS FAST IN REVIT®

Get sections and elevation drawings for any building element easily using functions that create views and dimensions for selected elements quickly.

  • Uses configurations instead of manual work
  • Crops views to the element size
  • Creates automatic dimensions based on defined configurations
  • Applies view templates to all new views
  • Creates the number of views you set in the configurations for multiple selected elements
  • Renames views based on configurations
  • Apply dimensioning rules to any Revit view or selected elements in view

Want to find out if this is the right solution for you? Our professionals can help you quickly find out how this software will benefit your design process.

30-Day Trial

To properly assess the software, you’ll need sample families, sample configurations, and personal training with our engineers. For that we offer 30-day Trial* that includes:

  • Revit project with sample families & configurations for designing buildings with sandwich panels
  • Personal online training (1 hour) + answers to your questions
  • 30-day software trial with technical support

*For more information, see our FAQ page.


April 13, 2021

Sandwich Panel Gallery


April 9, 2021

Metal Framing Floor eHelp


TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION of POWERFUL FEATURES:

FAST FLOOR FRAMING – Metal Framing Floor+ eHelp »

PREFABRICATED FLOOR PANELING – Floor Panel Layout eHelp »

FULL-POWER STEEL TRUSS CREATOR – Metal Framing Truss+ eHelp »

PRECISION OPENINGS FOR MEP SERVICES & BUILDING STRUCTURES – Cut Opening eHelp »

FLEXIBLE ELEMENT & GRID RENUMBERING – Sort Mark eHelp »


WEBINARS – RECORDED VIDEOS:

How to Frame Openings in Revit (Aug 26, 2021)

The Best and Fastest Way to Start Framing in Revit (July 15, 2021)

Latest Advances for Wood & Metal Framing in Revit (June 3, 2021)

Setting Up Collaborative BIM Model & Revit Project Standards (May 6, 2021)

Multi-Framing with Model Groups in Revit (Mar 18, 2021)

Framing Timber/Steel Floors in Revit (Apr 29, 2020)

Framing Timber/Steel Trusses for Roofs & Floors in Revit (Apr 20, 2020)

Wood/Metal Framing in Revit: multi-element custom studs & joists, wall validation, sloped joists (Feb 27, 2020)

Wood/Metal Framing New Updates: Studs, Openings, Bracing and More (Apr 11, 2019)


In case you have any questions, please contact us helpdesk@agacad.com.


April 9, 2021

Metal Framing Wall eHelp


TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION of POWERFUL FEATURES:


COMPLETE METAL WALL FRAME CREATION – Metal Framing Wall+ eHelp »

WALL & JOIN MANAGEMENT – Smart Walls eHelp »

PRECISION OPENINGS FOR MEP SERVICES & BUILDING STRUCTURES – Cut Opening eHelp »

FLEXIBLE ELEMENT & GRID RENUMBERING – Sort Mark eHelp »


WEBINARS – RECORDED VIDEOS:

How to Frame Openings in Revit (Aug 26, 2021)

The Best and Fastest Way to Start Framing in Revit (July 15, 2021)

Latest Advances for Wood & Metal Framing in Revit (June 3, 2021)

Setting Up Collaborative BIM Model & Revit Project Standards (May 6, 2021)

Multi-Framing with Model Groups in Revit (Mar 18, 2021)

Shop Drawings for Ventilated Facades with Customizing Cladding in Revit (Feb 25, 2021)

Modeling Curtain Walls & Panels in Revit (Oct 26, 2020)

Framing Timber/Steel Walls in Revit (May 13, 2020)

Curtain Walls & Panels: Designing Highly Detailed Frames in Revit (Apr 12, 2018)


In case you have any questions, please contact us helpdesk@agacad.com.


March 24, 2021

The definitive BIM solution for designing sandwich panel envelopes in Revit®

Sandwich Panel brings a collection of powerful features and top-notch automation for efficient modeling, data management, and output. Create coordinated, consistent, and complete model-based designs for paneling, framing, sheathing, detailing, scheduling, and more. Use Sandwich Panels to drive accuracy and timesavings across the project lifecycle.


March 23, 2021

R-Heating

R-Heating automates Revit® hydronic system design, adds hydraulic balancing functionality, and solves family library problems. Smart load analysis, device distribution, and system connections – with 10.000 radiator types already embedded – can easily triple user’s productivity.10.000 radiator types with various manufacturers’ parameters Automatic distribution of Mechanical Equipment throughout the project:Revit family distribution in selected room or spacesRevit family distribution under the windowsRevit family distribution above the doorsInsertion of Ceiling Based Revit familiesInsertion of Face Based Revit families Add accessories and pipes to connectors Balance hydronic systems


March 15, 2021

Curtain Walls & Panels Gallery

Curtain Walls & Panels Revit add on
Curtain Walls & Panels Revit add on
Curtain Walls & Panels Revit add on
Curtain Walls & Panels Revit add on
Curtain Walls

Curtain Walls
Curtain Walls
Curtain Walls

March 12, 2021

Ventilated Facades Gallery

Ventilated Facades
Ventilated Facades
Ventilated Facades
Ventilated Facades
Ventilated Facades
Ventilated Facades

March 12, 2021

Wood Framing Floor eHelp


TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION of POWERFUL FEATURES:


TIMBER FLOOR FRAMING – Wood Framing Floor+ eHelp »

PREFABRICATED FLOOR PANELING – Floor Panel Layout eHelp »

TIMBER-BASED TRUSS FRAMING – Wood Framing Truss+ eHelp »

PRECISION OPENINGS FOR MEP SERVICES AND BUILDING STRUCTURES – Cut Opening eHelp »

FLEXIBLE ELEMENT & GRID RENUMBERING – Sort Mark eHelp »


WEBINARS – RECORDED VIDEOS:

How to Frame Openings in Revit (Aug 26, 2021)

The Best and Fastest Way to Start Framing in Revit (July 15, 2021)

Latest Advances for Wood & Metal Framing in Revit (June 3, 2021)

Setting Up Collaborative BIM Model & Revit Project Standards (May 6, 2021)

Multi-Framing with Model Groups in Revit (Mar 18, 2021)

Framing Timber Walls, Floors & Roofs in Revit (Jul 08, 2020)

Framing Timber/Steel Floors in Revit (Apr 29, 2020)

Framing Timber/Steel Trusses for Roofs & Floors in Revit (Apr 20, 2020)

Framing Timber/Steel Multi-Story Houses in Revit (Jan 31, 2018)


In case you have any questions, please contact us helpdesk@agacad.com.


March 12, 2021

Wood Framing Wall eHelp

TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION of POWERFUL FEATURES:


EFFICIENT DESIGN OF WOOD-FRAME WALLS – Wood Framing Wall+ eHelp »

WALL & JOIN MANAGEMENT TOOLBOX – Smart Walls eHelp »

PRECISION OPENINGS FOR MEP SERVICES AND BUILDING STRUCTURES – Cut Opening eHelp »

FLEXIBLE ELEMENT & GRID RENUMBERING – Sort Mark eHelp »


WEBINARS – RECORDED VIDEOS:

How to Frame Openings in Revit (Aug 26, 2021)

The Best and Fastest Way to Start Framing in Revit (July 15, 2021)

Latest Advances for Wood & Metal Framing in Revit (June 3, 2021)

Setting Up Collaborative BIM Model & Revit Project Standards (May 6, 2021)

Multi-Framing with Model Groups in Revit (Mar 18, 2021)

New Features of Wood & Metal Framing BIM Software for Revit (Feb 18, 2021)

Framing Timber/Steel Walls in Revit (May 13, 2020)

Wood/Metal Framing in Revit: multi-element custom studs & joists, wall validation, sloped joists (Feb 27, 2020)

Wood/Metal Framing New Updates: Studs, Openings, Bracing and More (Apr 11, 2019)


In case you have any questions, please contact us helpdesk@agacad.com.


March 10, 2021

Framed Partitions eHelp


TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION of POWERFUL FEATURES:


COMPLETE METAL WALL FRAME CREATION – Metal Framing Wall+ eHelp »

FLEXIBLE ELEMENT & GRID RENUMBERING – Sort Mark eHelp »

AUTOMATED LOD 400 MODELING IN REVIT – Smart Connections eHelp »


WEBINARS – RECORDED VIDEOS:

Framing Timber/Steel Walls in Revit (May 13, 2020)

Wood/Metal Framing in Revit: multi-element custom studs & joists, wall validation, sloped joists (Feb 27, 2020)

Complex Connections for Wood/Metal Framing in Revit (Feb 15, 2018)


In case you have any questions, please contact us helpdesk@agacad.com.


February 12, 2021

Sort Mark Gallery

Renumbering of wall panels

Renumbering of wall panels

Numbering of precast slabs, hollow core and double tee

Numbering of precast slabs, hollow core and double tee

Marking precast concrete columns

Marking precast concrete columns

February 12, 2021

Smart Walls Gallery

Split exterior walls into separate prefabricated wall elements

Split exterior walls into separate prefabricated wall elements

Split lift shaft into precast wall panels

Split lift shaft into precast wall panels

Split Revit walls into precast panels

Split Revit walls into precast panels

February 5, 2021

Floor Panel Layout

Floor Panel Layout – a powerful product for planning floor panels and splitting them into massive slabs or hollow core slabs. These prefabricated Revit® floor panels can later be used in the floor framing process.Floor Panel Layout takes the architect’s designed floor and automates panel layout planning. The software draws symbolic lines to indicate the future panels according to predefined rules. Then it creates real Revit floor panels – massive or hollow core slabs. Massive floor panels later can be framed using Wood or Metal Framing Floor+. Prefabricated floor framing can include battens, bracing, edge joists, flooring, etc.


February 5, 2021

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Gallery

Double tee slab layout

Double tee slab layout

Hollow core slab layout

Hollow core slab layout

Special shape slab layout

Special shape slab layout

February 5, 2021

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Gallery

Rectangular column reinforcement sections in Revit model

Rectangular column reinforcement sections

Column corbels reinforcement in Revit

Column corbels reinforcement

Reinforcement of symetrical corbels

Reinforcement of symetrical corbels

Typical corbel reinforcement in USA market

Typical corbel reinforcement in USA market

Typical column corbel reinforcement in Europe

Typical column corbel reinforcement in Europe

Precast concrete column with corbels and cutouts for spandrel walls

Precast concrete column with corbels and cutouts for spandrel walls

Precast column with corbels, bearings, bolts and reinforcement

Precast column with corbels, bearings, bolts and reinforcement

Precast column and haunch reinforcement

Precast column and haunch reinforcement

Precast column reinforcement with multiple corbels

Precast column reinforcement with multiple corbels


February 5, 2021

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Gallery

Precast beam reinforcement in Revit

Reinforced inverted tee precast beam section

Reinforced L shape precast beam section in Revit model

Reinforced rectangular precast beam section


February 5, 2021

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Gallery

Complex shape massive wall reinforcement

Sandwich wall reinforcement with Peikko loops

Sandwich wall reinforcement

Solid precast wall reinforcement

Single mesh wall reinforcement

Single mesh wall reinforcement in Revit

Special reinforcement of wall edges

Special reinfocement of wall edges in Revit

Wall corner reinforcement

Fabric sheets

Fabric Sheets in Revit Walls

February 1, 2021

Precast Concrete Gallery

Manage walls in Autodesk® Revit® with Smart Walls »


Plan floor panels in Revit® and split them with Floor Panel Layout »

Double tee slab layout
Double tee slab layout
Hollow core slab layout
Hollow core slab layout
Special shape slab layout
Special shape slab layout


Create solid, hollow core, double tee, and other types of slabs with Floor+C »


Auto-place hundreds of connections in Revit® by defined configurations with Smart Connections »


Generate wall rebar for solid, sandwich, and double walls in Revit® with Wall Reinforcement »


Auto-distribute stirrups and main reinforcement across beam sections in Revit® with Beam Reinforcement »


Create, update, and modify reinforcement for columns in Revit® with Column Reinforcement »

Rectangular column reinforcement sections
Rectangular column reinforcement sections

Renumber Revit® elements just the way you want with Sort Mark »


Generate drawings in Revit® with defined number of views, automatic dimensions, schedules and sheets with Smart Assemblies »


Design structures using tilt-up wall panels

Tilt-up wall panels | Smart Connections
Tilt-up sandwich walls with propping, temporary bracing
Dimensioning of tilt-up panels in the elevation view in Revit
Roof joist supported on tilt-up wall panel modeled in Revit
Footing connection for tilt-up panel in Revit
Tilt-up wall panel reinforcement at floor level modeled in Revit using AGACAD Precast Concrete

January 14, 2021

Smart Browser free old

Smart Browser Free lets you easily find families in external libraries on your computer, check their types and parameters, view them in 2D or 3D, then drag-and-drop to add elements to your project.We want to disseminate Smart Browser among as many people as possible, so they can benefit by saving time and reducing frustration. Over 10,000 Revit users worldwide already use our Smart Browser. We welcome every Revit user to join our community by using our software!


January 14, 2021

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January 12, 2021

TOOLS4BIM Dock system requirements

All AGACAD applications for Autodesk® Revit® are accessible through TOOLS4BIM Dock interactive window in Revit.

Ensure that the system onto which you install TOOLS4BIM Dock meets these requirements:

  • Same as for Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020
  • Operating systems: 64-bit versions of Windows 10 (for all versions), Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 (for version 2019 only)


Available AGACAD-developed software versions

  • Unit systems: Metric and Imperial.
  • Language: English.

Other languages (Czech, French, German, Japan, Russian) are available as well.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

Software versions supported for only the two most-recent versions of Revit.


In case you have any questions regarding download, installation and license activation,
please contact us support@agacad.com.


December 22, 2020

Wood Framing Extension for Revit – LT version

The FREE, lite version of AGACAD’s wood framing solution for Autodesk® Revit® users is available.
Please get in touch with us to receive the free installation!

Explore the FULL-POWER versions of AGACAD’s professional BIM solutions for designing wood structures – including CLT, SIPS, and heavy-timber framing – below!

DESIGN – ANALYSIS – DOCUMENTATION – FABRICATION – CONSTRUCTION


December 4, 2020

Smart Browser eHelp

Smart Browser eHelp information update process is now underway.


GETTING STARTED VIDEOS:

Modify your families!

How to modify text formulas

How to rename types according your configuration

How to find differences between families in the project and families from your library

How to create shared parameters in your project

How to re-save families to the current Revit version

Differences between Smart Browser Free, Smart Browser PRO, Smart Browser Simple and Smart Browser Power


TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION:

The Fastest Way to Quickly & Easily Browse, Find and Modify Revit® Families (pdf)


WEBINARS – RECORDED VIDEOS:

Managing Revit Projects with Smart Browser | BIM Tree Manager (Jun 17, 2021)

Collect & Control Revit Families in Libraries & Projects with Smart Browser (Feb 25, 2021)

Manage BIM Content & Revit Family Libraries w/ Smart Browser (Jun 2, 2020)

Manage & access your Revit content with Smart Browser (Feb 6, 2020)

Sharing Revit Content in a BIM Team (Feb 22, 2018)

Controlling Revit Project & Family Parameters (Dec 8, 2017)

Speed Up Revit Content MANAGEMENT & ACCESSIBILITY (Jan 12, 2017)


In case you have any questions, please contact us helpdesk@agacad.com.


November 19, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Gallery

Roof framed with light-gauge steel in Autodesk Revit using AGACAD Metal Framing BIM tools
Walls, floors, and roof framed with light-gauge steel in Autodesk Revit using AGACAD Metal Framing BIM tools
Curtain wall framed in Autodesk Revit using AGACAD Metal Framing BIM tools
Attic framed with light-gauge steel in Autodesk Revit using AGACAD Metal Framing BIM tools
Light-gauge steel profiles framed in Autodesk Revit using AGACAD Metal Framing BIM tools
Wall headers, plates, studs, and window openings framed with light-gauge steel in Autodesk Revit using AGACAD Metal Framing BIM tools

November 19, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Gallery

Precast beam connection to column with bolts
Precast beam connection to column with bolts
Precast spandrel walls connection to column
Precast spandrel walls connection to column
Precast wall connection with Peikko loops and grout tubes
Precast wall connection with Peikko loops and grout tubes
Precast wall connection to foundation
Precast wall connection to foundation

Precast walls connections ferrules, grout tubes, plates
Precast walls connections ferrules, grout tubes, plates
Anstar precast concrete column shoes and bolts for foundation connection
Anstar precast concrete column shoes and bolts for foundation connection
Connections and cuts for precast concrete double tee slabs
Connections and cuts for precast concrete double tee slabs
Insert lifting embeds by gravity point
Insert lifting embeds by gravity point
Lifting inserts by gravity point to precast solid slabs
Lifting inserts by gravity point to precast solid slabs

Tilt-up sandwich walls with propping, temporary bracing
Tilt-up sandwich walls with propping, temporary bracing

Tilt-up wall panels | Smart Connections
Tilt-up wall panels


November 19, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Free Trial


November 19, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Gallery





November 19, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Free Trial


November 19, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Free Trial


November 17, 2020

Wood Framing Roof+

Includes Roof Panel LayoutWood Framing Roof+ enables quick and easy creation of prefabricated wood framing and rafter structures for roofs in Revit® models. Powerful features simplify creation of roof joists, battens, valley joists, roof boards, and more. The software automates shop drawings, including the sorting, tagging, dimensioning, and scheduling of all frames.


November 17, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Free Trial


November 17, 2020

Wood Framing Wall+

Wood Framing Wall+ automates wood framing work with walls in Revit® projects. Powerful, flexible, and easy to use. It helps you make optimal choices, move much faster, and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to wall segment fabrication and construction.


November 13, 2020

Metal Framing Rafter+

Metal Framing Rafter+ lets you quickly create full rafter systems in Revit® models for light gauge steel frame roofs of any shape or complexity. Custom-framing functions and versatile schedule generation further accelerate BIM workflow. No more drafting – just decide and design.


November 13, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Free trial


November 13, 2020

Metal Framing Truss+

Metal Framing Truss+ gives Revit® users a single robust platform to generate light gauge steel truss systems for roofs of any shape, perform structural analysis, and auto-generate shop drawings. Functions are versatile, parameters easy to control, and changes occur in real time. It’s a potent BIM workflow booster: no more drafting – just decide and design.


November 13, 2020

BIM Tree Manager

BIM Tree Manager (a part of BIM Manager version of Smart Browser solution) enables easy ongoing quality checks to facilitate project integration, improve analysis, and ensure the right physical results. It’s amazingly simple to: find and isolate elements in current or linked models, verify geometry and data at any LOD, and quickly fill in gaps or fix mistakes.

Easily find-isolate-verify and repair your relevant data and geometry
Painlessly comply with standards for quality assurance in BIM
Enhance BIM-team work and deliverables for integrated project delivery
Save time fulfilling or moving to Level of Development (LOD) specifications
Detect errors early in models before they can disrupt your workflow


November 13, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Free Trial


November 13, 2020

Metal Framing Wall+

Metal Framing Wall+ automates light gauge steel wall framing work in Revit®. Powerful, flexible, and easy to use. It helps you make optimal choices, move much faster, and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to wall panel fabrication and construction.


November 12, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Free Trial


October 30, 2020

Installation and Activation Guide:

 Dock & Tool Installation Instructions (pdf)

 Trial Activation Instruction (pdf)

STANDALONE License Activation Instruction (pdf)

NETWORK License Activation Instruction (pdf)


Step by Step Video Tutorials

Introduction (3:14 min)


Stand-Alone License (1:25 min)


Network License (3:15 min)


October 30, 2020

TOOLS4BIM Dock getting started previous versions

 Dock & Tool Installation Instructions (pdf)

 Trial Activation Instruction (pdf)

STANDALONE License Activation Instruction (pdf)

NETWORK License Activation Instruction (pdf)


Step by Step Video Tutorials

Introduction (3:14 min)


Stand-Alone License (1:25 min)


Network License (3:15 min)


October 29, 2020

Getting started previous versions


October 29, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Free Trial


October 29, 2020

Metal Framing Floor+

Metal Framing Floor+ automates metal framing work for floors in Autodesk® Revit® projects. It’s powerful, flexible and easy to use. It helps you make better decisions, finish much faster, and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to segment fabrication and construction.


October 29, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Free Download


October 29, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Free Download


October 29, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Free Download


October 29, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Free Trial


October 28, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Free Trial


October 28, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Free Trial


October 28, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Free Trial


October 28, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Free trial


October 27, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Free Trial


October 27, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Free Trial


September 30, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Free Trial


September 29, 2020

MEP Hangers (new)

NEW software engine! NEW software interface! NEW workflows! NEW (↑) software speed!MEP Hangers (new) (previously named Smart Hangers) enables the instant large-scale insertion of hangers and supports throughout a Revit® model for ducts, pipes, cable trays, and conduits. You get accurate bills of materials and builders work drawings, and accurate on-site assembly thanks to BIM-to-Field features.


September 29, 2020

Smart Browser old

Smart Browser is an advanced solution for quality control of BIM projects and BIM content. Users gain full control of Revit project-parameter and family-parameter change processes in a way that makes it easy to spot and avoid mistakes and do changes batched. High quality content can be shared within the BIM teams.


September 29, 2020

BIM Navigator (old package)

BIM Navigator is an advanced solution for quality control in Building Information Modelling. It supports EIR, BEP, MIDP, PIM, AIM, COBie, and other types of data. Users gain full control of family-parameter change processes in a way that makes it easy to spot and avoid mistakes.


September 29, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP)

Why WEINMANN?

One of the leading manufacturers of state-of-the-art machinery, equipment, and systems for timber houses, WEINMANN offers a perfectly coordinated production line for efficient wood framing processing. WEINMANN machines for wood working are used all over the world: in Europe, Australia, Africa, South America, etc.

How does a production line work?

Production line machines represent high performance and significant time savings because they have progressively larger scales of operation than do independent CNC machines. A production line that has many stations of automated tasks involves the assembly of a number of sub-assemblies of individual components. Computer-controlled sawing, drilling, and milling machines automate and complete tasks easier and faster than workers can by hand and enable fewer workers to output more products.

AGACAD’s Weinmann WUP Exporter allows companies that build timber frame houses to predefine operations and rules for each stage of the production line, including sawing, drilling, trimming, and marking operations for every framing member – directly from Revit. The software exports your multilayer timber frame model and all predefined operations from Revit to production files. WUP files control all processes in the production line.


September 29, 2020

CNC Exporter – Randek CAD/CAM Production Line (CDT4)


September 29, 2020

CNC Exporter – Randek (SPL728)

Why Randek?Randek has been making high-performance woodworking machinery for the prefabricated housing industry for decades. With an automation level spanning from manual to fully automatic, its products include wall, floor, and roof production lines; cut saws; roof truss systems; and butterfly tables.
AGACAD’s Randek SPL728 Exporter generates extension files for Randek’s automated SP700 series cut saws. Wall and floor frames can easily be exported using this application.


September 29, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann (BTL) and (BTLx)

Why WEINMANN?One of the leading manufacturers of state-of-the-art machinery, equipment, and systems for timber houses, WEINMANN offers a perfectly coordinated production line for efficient wood framing processing. WEINMANN machines for wood working are used all over the world: in Europe, Australia, Africa, South America, etc.
AGACAD’s Weinmann BTL and BTLx Exporter allows manufacturers of timber house frames to predefine operations and rules for automated CNC machines, including sawing, drilling, trimming, and marking operations for every framing member – directly from Revit. Walls, floors, roof framing members, trusses, or individual framing elements can be exported using this application.
BTL and BTLx formats are free standards for timber fabrication typically for processing beams that are more detailed and complex. Whereas BTLx is a newer format that describes parts in a machine-independent geometry format and is not yet widespread, the BTL file extension is used worldwide (and not only in Weinmann machines), so the existing installation can easily be adapted if need be.


September 29, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann (BTL) CLT

Why WEINMANN?One of the leading manufacturers of state-of-the-art machinery, equipment, and systems for timber houses, WEINMANN offers a perfectly coordinated production line for efficient wood framing processing. WEINMANN machines for wood working are used all over the world: in Europe, Australia, Africa, South America, etc.
AGACAD’s Weinmann BTL CLT Exporter allows construction companies to predefine cutting operations and rules for automated CNC machines, including marking and texting operations for every panel – directly from Revit. Cross-laminated timber panels can be exported using this application.


September 29, 2020

Smart Browser for Managers

Smart Browser adds or changes BIM object parameters and values based on rules, eliminating error-prone manual work to update Revit® families. Adapt in real time to new LOD specifications, object standards, and record-model needs, keeping project and library families in sync across your whole BIM team. It enables simple, ongoing quality checks to facilitate project integration, improve analysis, and ensure the right physical results. With Smart Browser, it’s amazingly simple to find and isolate elements in current or linked models, verify geometry and data at any LOD, and quickly fill in gaps or fix mistakes.


September 29, 2020

Wood Framing Rafter+

Wood Framing Rafter+ lets you quickly create full rafter systems in Revit® models for timber frame roofs of any shape or complexity. Custom-framing functions and versatile schedule generation further accelerate BIM workflow. No more drafting – you just design and decide.


September 29, 2020

Smart Browser NLM for Enterprices

Smart Browser Simple NLM is an enterprise solution that BIM Managers can deploy to allow their end users to access company provided content. The Smart Browser Simple NLM does not allow users to modify the enterprise database of Revit families.


September 29, 2020

Smart Window&Doors

Smart Window description


September 29, 2020

Smart Filter

Met Smart Filter heeft u de mogelijkheid om na een selectie binnen Revit te filteren op basis van family types. Hiermee hebt u meer handvatten om efficiënt te kunnen filteren. Het standaard filter van Revit krijgt meer diepgang met het Smart Filter.


September 29, 2020

Smart Review

Met Smart Review hebt u de mogelijkheid om te zien op welke views en/of sheets een geselecteerd object zich bevindt. Bij een wijziging (b.v. verplaatsing van kolom of aanpassen van een kozijnafmeting) kunt u direct zien welke bladen opnieuw moeten worden afgedrukt.


September 29, 2020

Smart Coordinates

Met Smart Coordinates kunt u snel en efficient Total Station aansturen. De tool biedt mogelijkheid om een vast punt in te stellen in uw Revit model. Vervolgens kunt u meetpunten instellen die aangeven waar specifieke objecten liggen binnen uw model. Met Smart Coordinates kunt u een txt file aanmaken met x, y en z punten vanuit het vaste punt naar de meetpunten in het model.


September 29, 2020

Smart Floors

Smart Floors is a great tool that creates floors in selected rooms and creates hollow core slabs in your model according to surrounding elements. Just click to divide panels, update and easily add or modify offsets, positions and holes.


September 29, 2020

BIM Navigator (free)

BIM Navigator helps you to quickly find elements in your Revit® model and explore their parameters by means of a Navigation tree and Parameter table. The same parameter list is used to generate the Navigation tree and populate the Parameter table.
Benefits & Features

Work quickly. No lag, no waiting – even with 50,000 elements in your project.
Available parameters: Instance, Type, Shared, Host, HostType & Calculated.
Edit Instance and Type parameters from the table.
See the element counts on each filter.
Find elements by matching parameter text.
Export Parameter Table to CSV file & Open in MS Excel.


September 29, 2020

Fire Sprinkler

Fire Sprinklers makes it quick and easy to design high-quality fire sprinkler protection systems in Revit®, with automated real-time updates for project changes. That ensures you’ll get accurate bills of materials and builders work drawings, and accurate on-site assembly.


September 29, 2020

Smart Details (obsolete)

Smart Details instantly adds any number of face-specific intelligent details – which adapt to host-element changes – throughout BIM models. Easily set up rules to insert or adjust details based on gravity point, depth, adjacent elements, and more. It saves many hours per project, especially for structural engineers.


September 29, 2020

Wood Framing Prefab Roof Panels

Wood Framing Prefab Roof Panels lets you automatically create fabrication-ready wood-structure framed roof panels for any roof shape, with real-time full project updates in Revit®. It generates views with automatic dimensions for roof-panel frames plus accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and on-site assembly are ensured.


September 29, 2020

Insert Elements

Insert Elements instantly distributes any number of objects throughout a BIM model at logically defined positions: from furniture and light fixtures to mechanical equipment and structural connections. The database of rules is customizable, and a handy dialog of project elements has drag-and-drop function enabled.


September 29, 2020

Smart Browser Manage

Smart Browser Manage adds or changes BIM object parameters and values based on rules, eliminating error-prone manual work to update Revit® families. Adapt in real time to new LOD specifications, object standards, and record-model needs, keeping project and library families in sync across your full BIM team.


September 29, 2020

Smart Browser for Teams

Smart Browser Simple / Power lets you easily find Revit families in external libraries on your computer or server, check their types and parameters, view them in 2D or 3D, and then drag-and-drop to add elements to your project.


September 29, 2020

Smart Diffusers

Smart Diffusers is cutting-edge BIM software for ventilation systems with the unique ability to read data in manufacturer images (.pdf or .jpg), then combine that with project criteria in real time to model the optimal types, numbers, and physical distributions of air terminal devices for any space.

Transfer engineering information from logarithmic graphs to Revit families
Work all visual formats (*.JPG, *.PNG, *.PDF, etc.)
Ability to work with any ventilation family (silencers, air terminals, AHU, VAV, etc.) that requires logarithmic graphs
Distribution of Air Terminals through spaces by predefined rules (spacing between elements, placement heigt, minimum distance from wall, etc.)
Calculation of required Air Terminals per Space with respect to maximum sound level
Smart Diffusers is useful for MEP engineers and those who work with ventilation system’s designs and different family creation (air terminals, silencer, elbows, fire dumpers etc.). This BIM solution could be useful for Revit family creators, who want to have parameterized family library with logarithmic graphs and automated calculations of any parameters according to different manufacturers’ data. Smart Diffusers could be useful for ventilation system planners and contractors because this application will help you to distribute air terminals in spaces with different geometries and to find most suitable air diffuser type for such spaces with all your needed parameters.


September 29, 2020

Metal Framing Suite

Metal Framing Suite provides the easiest way to design the main structures of light-steel framed buildings. This powerful and flexible BIM software lets Revit® users design multi-layer, metal-framed walls, floors, and roofs, including prefabricated panels, rafters, and trusses. Plus it generates views with automatic dimensions for wall panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings.

It’s easy to quickly batch-add, modify, or mark the right elements or parameters, distribute details, flexibly manage openings and connections, and find clashes. Frames dynamically update and adapt, ensuring that shop drawings and cut lists are always accurate. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.
Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2020, 2019, 2018
AGACAD Metal Framing Suite makes your job in Revit much simpler, faster, and less stressful.


September 29, 2020

Smart Code


September 29, 2020

Wood Framing Floor+ LT


September 29, 2020

Wood Framing Wall+ LT


September 29, 2020

Wood Framing Truss+ LT


September 29, 2020

Precast Concrete Floor+ C


September 29, 2020

SmartHelp


September 29, 2020

FABWindow


September 29, 2020

Smart Browser Simple


September 29, 2020

Smart Browser Power


September 29, 2020

Metal Framing Prefab Roof Panels


September 24, 2020

Direct export of CLT (cross-laminated timber) panels and sheathing from Revit® to Hundegger® machines

Why Hundegger?

With a market share of more than 90%, Hundegger has been a global market leader in the field of CNC joinery machines for quite some time. Its universal, flexible machines are in use around the globe in all sectors of timber construction from carpentry joinery, contract joining, log houses, prefabricated houses, and glulam joining to producing playground equipment.

AGACAD’s Hundegger BVX2 Paneling Exporter allows construction companies to predefine cutting operations with different rules directly in Revit for automated CNC machines, including marking and texting functions for every panel. CLT (cross-laminated timber) panels and sheathing can be exported using this application.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

The Hundegger BVX2 Paneling Exporter has to be used with AGACAD Wood Framing Software, which creates frames and CLT panels with all the necessary geometry and information data inside the Revit® project. Exported files can be viewed and checked with any text reader.

Here’s an example of wall panels that were created using AGACAD Wood Framing Wall and then exported to Hundegger:

The exported file contains all needed operations and information for cutting.

FEATURES
  • AGACAD’s Hundegger BVX2Paneling application generates BVX extension files readable by automated Hundegger CNC machines. Wall, floor, roof sheets, and CLT panels may be exported using this application.
  • Selected CLT panels, host CLT panels, host sheeting panels, and host paneling panels can be exported from a Revit model to a Hundegger BVX2 Paneling file with just a single click. Panels may also be exported from schedules: →

  • Installation includes settings for defining CNC file locations, project information parameters, element identification and marking, etc.:

     

  • Using AGACAD’s CNC Hundegger BVX2 Paneling Exporter, you can automate element identification, marking, and texting for CLT panels. There are different element and detail filtering possibilities as seen below.

     

  • All settings can be saved and used for other projects.


Would you like a quote or a live demo given by one of our experts?
Our professionals can help you quickly find out how this software will benefit your design process.

 

CLIENT STORIES

 


September 24, 2020

Rebar detailing tools for automated precast design and detailing of reinforced concrete columns in Revit® models

Column Reinforcement is a feature of our Precast Concrete structural design software for Revit that lets you create, update, and modify reinforcement for columns with corbels in Revit models.

Place main reinforcement, stirrups, and corbel rebar based on rules you set in the configurations. Main rebars may have multiple top, bottom, and center rows; may be extended; and may have couplers. Tie selected main bars with stirrups, which can be different shapes, and distribute them along the RCC column. Position of corbels will be tracked automatically and rebar placed based on your configurations.

Column Reinforcement is a feature of our Precast Concrete design software, which now covers modeling and documentation of precast elements, wall reinforcement, beam reinforcement, and column reinforcement as well.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

This feature was developed as part of our Precast Concrete design software for structural engineers, BIM designers, and manufacturers who want to place reinforcement in columns more efficiently in Revit models.

MAIN FEATURES

  • Create reinforcement for various sizes of concrete columns with or without corbels in Revit based on your predefined configurations.
    Create RCC column reinforcement details precisely in Revit |AGACAD

  • Select a column and modify its reinforcement.
    Modify structural RCC column reinforcement in Revit | AGACAD
  • Update reinforcement if changes are made.


Want to see if Column Reinforcement is what you need? Our professionals are here to help.

Contact us to get a free live demo to see how the Column Reinforcement feature works as part of our Precast Concrete solution for Autodesk Revit. And follow it up with a free 14-day trial.


September 24, 2020

Column Reinforcement eHelp


TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION:

Technical Documentation

SAMPLE PROJECT:

Column Reinforcement 2021 Sample Project & Configurations (METRIC) (WinRAR archive)

Column Reinforcement 2021 Sample Project & Configurations (IMPERIAL) (WinRAR archive)

Column Reinforcement 2020 Sample Project & Configurations (METRIC) (WinRAR archive)

Column Reinforcement 2020 Sample Project & Configurations (IMPERIAL) (WinRAR archive)

If you need a newer version of the sample project, download the older file version, and it will update automatically when you open it in your version of Revit.


In case you have any questions, please contact us helpdesk@agacad.com.


September 24, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Overview

Direct export of wooden wall and floor frames from Revit® to Randek® machines

Why Randek?

Randek has been making high-performance woodworking machinery for the prefabricated housing industry for decades. With an automation level spanning from manual to fully automatic, its products include wall, floor, and roof production lines; cut saws; roof truss systems; and butterfly tables.

AGACAD’s Randek SPL728 Exporter generates extension files for Randek’s automated SP700 series cut saws. Wall and floor frames can easily be exported using this application.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

The Randek SPL728 Exporter must be used with AGACAD Wood Framing Software, which creates framing elements with all needed geometry and information data within the Revit project.

Here’s an example of a wall frame created using our Wood Framing Wall and then exported to a Randek SPL728 cut saw:

All elements of the frame exported to a common file wherein each has its own separate file:

FEATURES

AGACAD’s Randek SPL728 application generates special extension files readabl by Randek’s automated cut saw machines. Wall and floor main frames or separate framing elements can easily be exported using this application.

Every framing element is exported to a separate file and can be viewed with any text reader. A single file containing all elements is also generated.

  • The selected wall or floor frames can be exported from a Revit model to a Randek CDT4 file with just one click. Elements may also be exported from schedules: →

  • In a text reader you can find all information about the frame: length, width, height, sawing angles, sawing inclinations, marking, etc.

  • Installation includes settings that let you define CNC file locations, project information parameters, element identification and marking, etc.:

  • By using AGACAD CNC Randek SPL728 Exporter, you can automate element marking and texting for plates, rim joists, girders, studs, joists, and columns. There are different element filtering possibilities.


  • All settings can be saved and used in future projects.



Would you like a quote or a live demo given by one of our experts?

Our professionals can help you quickly find out how this software will benefit your design process.

 

CLIENT STORIES

 


September 24, 2020

Direct export of wooden wall, floor, roof frames, and trusses from Revit® to Weinmann® machines

Why WEINMANN?

One of the leading manufacturers of state-of-the-art machinery, equipment, and systems for timber houses, WEINMANN offers a perfectly coordinated production line for efficient wood framing processing. WEINMANN machines for wood working are used all over the world: in Europe, Australia, Africa, South America, etc.

AGACAD’s Weinmann BTL and BTLx Exporter allows manufacturers of timber house frames to predefine operations and rules for automated CNC machines, including sawing, drilling, trimming, and marking operations for every framing member – directly from Revit. Walls, floors, roof framing members, trusses, or individual framing elements can be exported using this application.

BTL and BTLx formats are free standards for timber fabrication typically for processing beams that are more detailed and complex. Whereas BTLx is a newer format that describes parts in a machine-independent geometry format and is not yet widespread, the BTL file extension is used worldwide (and not only in Weinmann machines), so the existing installation can easily be adapted if need be.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

The Weinmann BTL and BTLx Exporter must be used with AGACAD Wood Framing Software, which creates the framing elements with all the necessary geometry and information data within the Revit project. Exported files can be viewed and checked with free BTL viewers.

Below is an example of a floor frame created using Wood Framing Floor and then exported to Weinmann BTL machine:

Result in the free BTL viewer:

The BTL file contains all needed operations and information for cutting.

FEATURES

AGACAD’s Weinmann BTL and BTLx application generates BTL and BTLx extension files readable by automated Weinmann CNC machines.
Wall, floor, roof main frames, trusses, and individual framing elements can be exported using this app.

  • Selected wall, floor, roof frames, and trusses can be exported from a Revit model to a WEINMANN BTL and BTLx file with just one click. Elements can also be exported from schedules: →

  • In the BTL viewer you can see all operations in detail, including sawing, drilling, trimming, and marking of every member of a given frame. For example, here hip jack rafters have been exported with all information in detail:

     

  • Processing definitions include: drilling, cutting, tenon, longitudinal cutting, pocketing, marking, texting, and other.
  • Installation includes settings where you can define CNC file locations, project information parameters, identification and marking of elements, CNC command naming, etc.

     

  • Using AGACAD CNC Exporter for Weinmann BTL and BTLx, you can automate element identification and marking for plates, rim joists, girders,
    studs, joists, and columns.
  • All settings can be saved and used for other projects.



Would you like a quote or a live demo given by one of our experts?

Our professionals can help you quickly find out how this software will benefit your design process.

 

CLIENT STORIES

Scottish firm’s DfMA-level CLT Revit models benefit greatly from unique BIM softwareAMV needed software to create shop drawings fast and check that frame members are correctly positioned
NIRAS A/S: “AGACAD’s Cut Opening software supports our Lean BIM processes”“AGACAD framing tools let us confidently take on more complexity”
Thorson Baker Associates logoTHORSON BAKER & ASSOCIATES (TBA): “AGACAD software has given substance to our models”JPS-Konsult: “We’re hooked on Precast Concrete and other AGACAD solutions
AEC AB: “Partnership with AGACAD was key for implementing BIM fully at Trivselhus.”A-BET BV logoA-BET gets competitive boost in panelling, framing, BIM to fabrication with AGACAD solutions
 More client stories >>  

 


September 24, 2020

Direct export of CLT (cross-laminated timber) panels from Revit® to Weinmann® machines

Why WEINMANN?

One of the leading manufacturers of state-of-the-art machinery, equipment, and systems for timber houses, WEINMANN offers a perfectly coordinated production line for efficient wood framing processing. WEINMANN machines for wood working are used all over the world: in Europe, Australia, Africa, South America, etc.

AGACAD’s Weinmann BTL CLT Exporter allows construction companies to predefine cutting operations and rules for automated CNC machines, including marking and texting operations for every panel – directly from Revit. Cross-laminated timber panels can be exported using this application.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

The Weinmann (BTL) CLT Exporter must be used with AGACAD Wood Framing CLT, which creates frames and CLT panels with all needed geometry and information data within Revit. Exported files can be viewed and checked with a free BTL viewer.

Processing definitions include drilling, tenon, mortise, longitudinal cut, double cut, ridge cut, valley cut, and other.

Here’s an example of wall panels created using Wood Framing Wall and then exported to Weinmann machine:

Result in the free BTL viewer:

FEATURES

AGACAD’s Weinmann BTL CLT application generates BTL extension files readable by Weinmann CNC machines. Cross-laminated timber panels for walls, floors, and roofs can easily be exported using this application.

  • Selected CLT panels and host CLT panels can be exported from a Revit model to a Weinmann (BTL) file with just one click. Panels can also be exported from schedules: →

  • Installation includes settings where you can define CNC file locations, project information parameters, element identification and marking, CNC command naming, etc.:

     

  • Using AGACAD CNC Weinmann (BTL) CLT Exporter, you can automate element identification, marking, and texting for CLT panels. There are different ways to filter elements.

     

  • All settings can be saved and used for other projects.



Would you like a quote or a live demo given by one of our experts?

Our professionals can help you quickly find out how this software will benefit your design process.

 

CLIENT STORIES

Scottish firm’s DfMA-level CLT Revit models benefit greatly from unique BIM softwareAMV needed software to create shop drawings fast and check that frame members are correctly positioned
NIRAS A/S: “AGACAD’s Cut Opening software supports our Lean BIM processes”“AGACAD framing tools let us confidently take on more complexity”
Thorson Baker Associates logoTHORSON BAKER & ASSOCIATES (TBA): “AGACAD software has given substance to our models”JPS-Konsult: “We’re hooked on Precast Concrete and other AGACAD solutions
AEC AB: “Partnership with AGACAD was key for implementing BIM fully at Trivselhus.”A-BET BV logoA-BET gets competitive boost in panelling, framing, BIM to fabrication with AGACAD solutions
 More client stories >>  

 


September 24, 2020

Direct export of wooden multi-layer wall, floor, and roof frames & trusses from Revit® to Weinmann® CAD/CAM Production Line

Why WEINMANN?

One of the leading manufacturers of state-of-the-art machinery, equipment, and systems for timber houses, WEINMANN offers a perfectly coordinated production line for efficient wood framing processing. WEINMANN machines for wood working are used all over the world: in Europe, Australia, Africa, South America, etc.

How does a production line work?

Production line machines represent high performance and significant time savings because they have progressively larger scales of operation than do independent CNC machines. A production line that has many stations of automated tasks involves the assembly of a number of sub-assemblies of individual components. Computer-controlled sawing, drilling, and milling machines automate and complete tasks easier and faster than workers can by hand and enable fewer workers to output more products.

AGACAD’s Weinmann WUP Exporter allows companies that build timber frame houses to predefine operations and rules for each stage of the production line, including sawing, drilling, trimming, and marking operations for every framing member – directly from Revit. The software exports your multilayer timber frame model and all predefined operations from Revit to production files. WUP files control all processes in the production line.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

The Weinmann WUP Exporter must be used with AGACAD Wood Framing Software, which creates the framing elements with all the necessary geometry and information data inside the Revit project. The Weinmann WUP Exporter converts that data into a CNC-machine-readable format. This file can be opened and viewed using WEINMANN WUP viewer and later pushed to a production line:

Here’s an example of a wall frame created using our Wood Framing Wall and then exported to a Weinmann production line:

Result in Weinmann WUP viewer:

The WUP file contains all needed operations and information allowing the operator to supervise the machine without manual intervention.


FEATURES
  • AGACAD’s Weinmann WUP application generates WUP extension files readable by automated Weinmann CAD/CAM production lines. Walls, floors, roof frames, or separate framing elements can be easily exported using this application. If there is a beam processing machine included in a production line, very often still the WUP file goes for simple processing and just pre-cutting studs and beams for the timber framing.

  • Selected wall, floor, roof frames, and trusses can be exported from the Revit model to a WEINMANN WUP file with just one click: →

  • Allows for export of main frame, main frame and external layers, main frame and internal layers, main frame and external layers without siding, or all layers.

  • Different walls may be exported to a single CNC file for prefabrication. Later during the manufacturing process, top and bottom plates will be cut for separate walls. The result can be seen in WEINMANN WUP viewer:

In the WEINMANN WUP viewer, users can also see all operations in detail, including sawing, drilling, trimming, and marking of every framing member. For example, below, saw_polygon is marked in the sheathing for the window:

This information will be sent to the sheathing sawing station of a WEINMANN production line:

  • Processing definitions are drilling, trimming, sawing, polygon trimming, tenon, joints, longitudinal sawing, identification, marking lines, nailing lines, and other.

  • Installation includes basic and advanced settings.

  • Advanced settings include element identification, membrane nailing, nailing pads for the main frame, nailing or stapling interior/exterior sheathing, trimming sheathing, position marking, trimming siding, and nailing siding.

The advantage of advanced settings is that a structural engineer can define fabrication operations instead of a production line operator. The settings are open to the user, and all fabrication or machine changes can be easily adjusted.

  • In the advanced settings you can predefine element identification for the main frame, secondary frame, vertical/horizontal nailers, siding, sheathing, and membrane.
  • Under the Membrane Nailing, you can select which side of the frame module should be nailed, the offset from the edge, nailing spacing, nailing type, and which device index should be applied:

  • Under the Interior/Exterior Nailing/Stapling, user can predefine nailing parameters, like nailing offsets, etc.:

  • Under the Sheathing Trimming, you can predefine which sheathing trimming operations will be performed, the same as control codes and tilt angles. The control codes are used to actuate a sawing or trimming unit.


Instead of a machine supervisor determining tilt angles (saw angles) during the manufacturing process, now a structural engineer can predefine them in the Revit model: →

  • Under the Position Marking, you can predefine whether positions of vertical and/or horizontal nailers should be marked:


  • Under the Siding Trimming, you can predefine which siding members should be trimmed, and what the control codes and tilt angles should be:

  • Finally the Siding Nailing settings allow you to easily predefine nailing sides, offsets, and layout rules.

Result with nailing in the WUP viewer:

  • By using AGACAD CNC Exporter Weinmann WUP, you can automate element identification and marking for plates, rim joists, girders, studs, joists, and columns.

  • All settings can be saved and used for other projects.


Would you like a quote or a live demo given by one of our experts?
Our professionals can help you quickly find out how this software will benefit your design process.

 

CLIENT STORIES

Scottish firm’s DfMA-level CLT Revit models benefit greatly from unique BIM softwareAMV needed software to create shop drawings fast and check that frame members are correctly positioned
NIRAS A/S: “AGACAD’s Cut Opening software supports our Lean BIM processes”“AGACAD framing tools let us confidently take on more complexity”
Thorson Baker Associates logoTHORSON BAKER & ASSOCIATES (TBA): “AGACAD software has given substance to our models”JPS-Konsult: “We’re hooked on Precast Concrete and other AGACAD solutions
AEC AB: “Partnership with AGACAD was key for implementing BIM fully at Trivselhus.”A-BET BV logoA-BET gets competitive boost in panelling, framing, BIM to fabrication with AGACAD solutions
 More client stories >>  

 


September 24, 2020

Direct export of timber multi-layered wall and floor frames from Revit® to Randek® CAD/CAM Production Lines

Why Randek?

Randek has been making high-performance woodworking machinery for the prefabricated housing industry for decades. With an automation level spanning from manual to fully automatic, its products include wall, floor, and roof production lines; cut saws; roof truss systems; and butterfly tables.

AGACAD’s Randek CDT4 Exporter generates CDT extension files for automated Randek CAD/CAM production lines. Wall and floor frames can be easily exported using this application.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

The Randek CDT4 Exporter must be used with AGACAD Wood Framing Software, which creates framing elements with all needed geometry and information data inside the Revit project. Exported files can be viewed and checked with Randek viewer.


Here’s an example of a wall frame created using our Wood Framing Wall and then exported to a Randek production line:

Result in Randek viewer:

The CDT file contains all needed operations and information allowing the operator to run the machine or production line without manual intervention.


FEATURES

AGACAD’s Randek CDT4 application allows for several different export options: Main frame only, Main frame and external layers, Main frame and internal layers, Main frame and external layers without siding, or All layers. Walls and floors can easily be exported using this application.

Result in Randek CDT viewer:

  • The selected wall or floor frames can be exported from a Revit model to a Randek CDT4 file with just one click: →

  • In the CTD viewer you can see all operations in detail, including sawing, drilling, trimming, and marking of every framing member.

For example, wall frames are exported with all information in detail:

  • Installation includes settings that let you define CNC file locations, project information parameters, element identification and marking, etc.:


  • Advanced settings include nailing or stapling interior/exterior sheathing, sheathing trimming, position marking, siding trimming, and siding nailing.

These advanced settings are advantageous because a structural engineer can define fabrication operations instead of a production line operator. The settings are open to the user, so all fabrication or machine changes can easily be adjusted.

  • Under the Interior/Exterior Sheathing Nailing/Stapling, you can predefine nailing parameters, like nailing offsets, etc.:


  • Under the Sheathing Trimming, you can predefine which sheathing trimming operations will be performed. The same goes for control codes and tilt angles, which actuate the sawing or trimming unit.

Whereas tilt angles (saw angles) may have previously been determined by a machine operator on the shop floor, now a structural engineer can predefine them in the Revit model: →

  • Under the Siding Trimming, you can predefine siding members to be trimmed and the corresponding control codes and tilt angles:


  • The Siding Nailing settings allow you to predefine nailing sides, offsets, and layout rules.

  • By using AGACAD CNC Randek CDT4 Exporter, you can automate element identification and marking for plates, rim joists, girders, studs, joists, and columns.

  • All settings can be saved and used in future projects.


Would you like a quote or a live demo given by one of our experts?
Our professionals can help you quickly find out how this software will benefit your design process.

 

CLIENT STORIES

Scottish firm’s DfMA-level CLT Revit models benefit greatly from unique BIM softwareAMV needed software to create shop drawings fast and check that frame members are correctly positioned
NIRAS A/S: “AGACAD’s Cut Opening software supports our Lean BIM processes”“AGACAD framing tools let us confidently take on more complexity”
Thorson Baker Associates logoTHORSON BAKER & ASSOCIATES (TBA): “AGACAD software has given substance to our models”JPS-Konsult: “We’re hooked on Precast Concrete and other AGACAD solutions
AEC AB: “Partnership with AGACAD was key for implementing BIM fully at Trivselhus.”A-BET BV logoA-BET gets competitive boost in panelling, framing, BIM to fabrication with AGACAD solutions
 More client stories >>  

 


September 24, 2020

Integrated BIM tools for Revit® users for light-steel framed building design and construction

Metal Framing Suite provides the easiest way to design the main structures of light-steel framed buildings. This powerful and flexible BIM software lets Revit® users design multi-layer, metal-framed walls, floors, and roofs, including prefabricated panels, rafters, and trusses. Plus it generates views with automatic dimensions for wall panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings.


It’s easy to quickly batch-add, modify, or mark the right elements or parameters, distribute details, flexibly manage openings and connections, and find clashes. Frames dynamically update and adapt, ensuring that shop drawings and cut lists are always accurate. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020


AGACAD Metal Framing Suite makes your job in Revit much simpler, faster, and less stressful.

DESIGN

Metal Framing Suite is ideal for modelling residential facilities and commercial multistory buildings accurately and efficiently. The Multi-Framing feature for copying and updating framing elements and documentation for identical walls, floors and roofs radically reduces the time needed to model large-scale projects. Analytical lines of individual panel frames are inter-connected and aligned in the same plane and can be exported to structural analysis software for further processing to create a full analytical model.

INTEGRATE

Coordination of BIM teams is greatly enhanced by integrating MF Suite with the Cut Opening BIM Solution, which identifies structural and engineering clashes throughout a Revit® model and creates openings and inserts fire safety components for all MEP services and building structures at the relevant intersections.

FABRICATE

Frames created with MF Suite may be exported for production to Howick, Metrol or various other CNC machines or CAD/CAM production lines. Optional CNC export is a major plus for workflow integration, as it eliminates duplicate work and reduces the margin of error.

Explore products included in our Metal Framing Suite

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020


POWERFUL FEATURES

Wall+M

Automated light gauge steel wall framing in Revit | AGACAD

COMPLETE METAL WALL FRAME CREATION

Automate light gauge steel wall framing work in Revit® using Metal Framing Wall+. This BIM solution helps you make optimal choices, move much faster, and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to wall panel fabrication and construction.

  • Create detailed multi-layer metal wall framing for any Revit project using predefined or custom rules and templates; solution supports C+C (incl. C+C Chamfered), C+U (incl. C+U Special) and U+U framing systems.
  • Frame multi-story houses 10 times faster than using standard Revit interface.
  • Easily configure supporting structure, openings, complex L or T connections, details, service hole positions, and more for straight or arched light-frame walls.
  • Automate sheathing layouts.
  • Frame architectural curtain walls with highly detailed elements and curtain panels (including complex fills and internal frames) precisely.
  • Freely revise your Revit model with simple selection of the elements and properties you want to modify; find structural and engineering clashes.
  • Perform structural analyses without leaving Revit at any stage of design process.
  • Generate shop drawings and cut lists with one click; get real-time take-offs and views, auto-sorting and dimensioning, and optional export to any CNC machines (Howick, Metroll, Pinnacle, etc.).

Smart Walls

WALL & JOIN MANAGEMENT

Manage walls in Revit®: rapidly disassemble layers into different wall types, fully control joins and gap distances, split walls into separate panels with predefined settings, insert gravity points, and manage information with an export-to-Excel feature.

  • Manage information of all walls in your project.
  • Export filtered, grouped, or selected information (wall parameters) to Excel.
  • Decompose wall layers into separate wall types according to user’s predefined configuration.
  • Fully control joins and gap distances between walls.
  • Insert gravity points.
  • Add additional information about real wall orientation, elevation, or coordinates.
  • Split walls at exact locations by using grid lines, openings, or other walls.
  • Split walls automatically by predefined panel size.

Floor+

FAST FLOOR FRAMING

Automate metal framing of floors in Revit® projects. Solution Metal Framing Floor+ is powerful, flexible and easy to use. It helps you make better decisions, move much faster and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to segment fabrication and construction.

  • Auto-generate detailed multilayer floor framing for your Revit model using predefined or custom rules and templates.
  • Frame multi-story houses 10 times faster than using standard Revit interface.
  • Easily control supporting structure, including battens and flooring; distribute details, service holes and more.
  • Automate sheathing layouts.
  • Freely revise your Revit model by easily selecting the elements and properties you want to modify.
  • Find structural and engineering clashes; cut and frame openings according to predefined rules.
  • Perform structural analyses without leaving Revit, or export your steel frames to external analysis software at any stage of design process.
  • Easily prepare shop drawings and cut lists, with all required views, where elements are dimensioned, sorted, tagged, scheduled, and mass calculated.
  • Optional export to any CNC machines and CAD/CAM production lines, such as WEINMANN, Randek, etc.

Floor Panel Layout

PREFABRICATED FLOOR PANELING

Takes the architect’s designed floor and automates panel layout planning. The software draws symbolic lines to indicate the future panels according to predefined rules. Then it creates real Revit® floor panels.

  • Panel Layout Planning includes functions for better understanding how the floor will be divided. Users can control every division line and automate the division process by predefined rules.
  • From the beginning, the architect’s designed floor can be divided into coarse partitions, or Regions. Regions can be created automatically by using Floor edges and supports (split lines), and also by Generic or System Openings with predefined distances.
  • Regions can be divided into Panels by predefined spacing.
  • Panels can be aligned, modified by selected floor face, and additionally split.
  • Various automated splitting functions facilitate the process: users can split the panels in half, by maximum spacing, by middle to both ends, in middle and to both ends, from first selected, or from both ends.
  • Selected Regions or Panels can be joined, if needed.
  • Creates individual panels for the selected floor face or for the whole floor.
  • These entire floor Panels can later be moved into the new phase through its Properties for better filtering and scheduling.

Truss+

STEEL TRUSS FRAMING IN REVIT®

Generate light gauge steel truss systems for floors and roofs of any shape, perform structural analysis, and auto-generate shop drawings. Functions of Metal Framing Truss+ are versatile, parameters easy to control, and changes occur in real time. It’s a potent BIM workflow booster: no more drafting – just decide and design.

  • Build full metal truss systems in one go with the configurable 3D grid (escaping the limited and time-consuming nature of standard Revit truss family insertion).
  • Easily assess steel truss options, in economic and engineering terms, to make the best choices.
  • Create new parametric, uniquely-shaped truss families based on model lines and roofs for immediate use in your projects.
  • Freely revise your Revit model. Truss systems update and adapt.
  • Get real-time take-offs and views, auto-sorting and dimensioning, and optional export to CNC machines (Howick, Pinnacle, etc.) with C+C and C+U support.

Roof Panel Layout

PREFABRICATED ROOF PANELING

Enable easy roof panel planning and splitting into segments for prefabrication, which can then be used in the roof framing process.

  • Panel Layout Planning functions let you better understand how a roof will be divided. Users can control every division line and can predefine rules to automate the division process.
  • Initially an architectural roof can be divided into coarse partitions, or regions. Regions can be created automatically based on the ends of roof ridges and the bottom ends of valley rafters as well as windows and generic or system openings with predefined distances.
  • Regions can be divided into panels using predefined spacing.
  • Panels can be aligned and modified for an individual roof side or region and additionally split.
  • A variety of automated splitting functions make it easy to get the needed result. Panels can be split in half a variety of ways: by maximum spacing, from the middle to both ends, in the middle and to both ends, from the initially selected end, or from both ends.
  • Selected regions or panels can be joined, if needed.
  • Creates individual panels for the selected roof side or for the whole roof.
  • The full roof panels can later be taken to a new phase via their properties for better filtering and scheduling.

Roof+

for prefabricated panels

ROOF PANEL FRAMING

Automate metal framing roof work in Revit® projects. Robust features allow you to efficiently frame metal roofs, complete with roof joists, battens, valley joists, roof boards, and more. Plus, the software automates shop drawings, including sorting, tagging, dimensioning, and scheduling all frames.

  • Create your own rules and templates and use them for detailed, multi-layer, metal roof framing creation in Revit models.
  • Frame large roofs 10x faster than using regular Revit features.
  • Manage joists, rim joists, nogging, bridging, blocking, and bracing placement, and configure openings, details, service hole positions, and more.
  • Auto-distribute battens, secondary frames, and roofing.
  • Revise your Revit model as needed, simply by selecting the elements and properties you want to modify.
  • Track down structural and engineering clashes.
  • Cut and frame openings according to predefined rules.
  • Generate shop drawings and cut lists with just one click. Get real-time take-offs and views, plus automatic sorting and dimensioning.
  • Export to CNC machine.
  • Carry out structural analysis without leaving Revit.

Roof+

for rafter structures

RAFTER ROOF FRAMING

Automate metal framing work with rafter roofs in Revit® projects. Powerful, flexible, and easy to use. It helps you make optimal choices, move much faster, and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and
documentation to fabrication and construction.

  • Automatically split an architectural roof by faces.
  • Create detailed, multi-layer, metal rafter roof framing in a snap for your Revit model using fully customizable rules and templates.
  • Frame an entire roof based on its 3D model including hip/valley rafters, ridges, girders, collars, battens, horizontal beams, sleepers, trimmers, etc.
  • Auto-detect and frame roof openings, and cope ends of existing beams.
  • Freely revise your Revit model by easily selecting the elements and properties you want to modify.
  • Find structural and engineering clashes. Cut and frame openings according to predefined rules.
  • One-click generation of shop drawings and cut lists. Get real-time take-offs and views, plus automatic sorting and dimensioning.
  • Optional export to any CNC machine and CAD/CAM production line, such as Pinnacle, etc.
  • Roof frames and shop drawings update and adapt according to any changes.
  • Perform structural analysis without leaving Revit or export your metal frames to external analysis
    software at any stage of the design process.

Smart Connections

APPLICATION FOR AUTOMATED LOD 400 MODELING IN REVIT®

Add any number of face-specific intelligent details – which adapt to host-element changes – throughout BIM models.

  • Rule-based distribution of details and voids on any element surfaces.
  • Simple insertion of point-based and line-based details.
  • Host-element data can be read and used to modify detail families automatically.
  • Easily rotate/flip details in configuration window to get desired result.
  • Check whether host element has enough solid body for detail to be inserted.
  • Insert details according to gravity point.
  • Insert details at intersection points of other Revit elements.
  • Quick modification and updating of inserted details.
  • Automatically insert details based on a defined configuration name.
  • Smart Assemblies, used for workshop drawings, recognizes changes made by Smart Connections.

Smart Assemblies

SHOP DRAWING GENERATION WITH RELEVANT VIEWS & DIMENSIONS

Create views of walls, floors, roofs with automatic dimensions and place them into sheets.

  • Automatic addition of all hosted elements to an assembly.
  • Use various templates to automatically create views and place them on a sheet template.
  • Auto-generate schedules based on schedule templates.
  • Rule-based creation of dimensions with notes in selected views.
  • Create multiple assemblies with defined configurations in a single click.
  • Easily check, update, edit, change dimensioning configurations of selected assemblies.
  • Update assemblies based on project changes.
  • Select/find/isolate primary and secondary assemblies.
  • Find changes in assemblies due to new hosted details.
  • Insert details/cuts on all assemblies of the same type with one click.

Cut Opening

PRECISION OPENINGS FOR MEP SERVICES AND BUILDING STRUCTURES

Create openings with fire safety components throughout a Revit® model where ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits intersect with walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, beams and columns. Cut Opening creates openings with special holding details for structural beams.

  • Automatically creates openings where ducts, pipes, cable trays or conduits intersect walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, beams or columns.
  • Automatically adds openings with predefined sizes in accordance with MEP line based element sizes, categories and system classifications.
  • Automatically joins openings with predefined configurations.
  • Automatically inserts Fire Dampers where ducts clash with walls, floors, ceilings or roofs with fire rating.
  • Automatically inserts structural openings for separated architectural and structural models.
  • Enhance BIM-team work and deliverables for integrated project delivery (IPD).

Sort Mark

FLEXIBLE ELEMENT AND GRID RENUMBERING

Renumber Revit® elements just the way you want, detect and renumber grids, determine swing direction and orientation (and add them as properties), recalculate shared coordinates, and much more.

  • Detects grid geometry and automatically renumbers them after any project change.
  • Renumbers of any Revit elements (Doors, Windows, Columns, Pipes, etc.) in a number of different ways.
  • Writes swing direction for the doors into the door’s properties.
  • Writes flip/mirror orientation for the selected elements.
  • Creates new shared parameters, recalculates shared X, Y, Z coordinates.
  • Possibility to save numbering settings under the separate name.
  • Possibility to sort elements in Ascending/Descending order, and many more functions.

Smart Views

MAKING VIEWS & PLACING DIMENSIONS FAST IN REVIT®

Get sections and elevation drawings for any building element easily using functions that create views and dimensions for selected elements quickly.

  • Uses configurations instead of manual work
  • Crops views to the element size
  • Creates automatic dimensions based on defined configurations
  • Applies view templates to all new views
  • Creates the number of views you set in the configurations for multiple selected elements
  • Renames views based on configurations
  • Apply dimensioning rules to any Revit view or selected elements in view

Want to find out if this is the right solution for you? Our professionals can help you quickly find out how this software will benefit your design process.

FRAME YOUR PROJECT!

Don’t waste time reading technical documentation, and see that this is the solution for you! Our Expert will frame a part of your project, demonstrate software functionality, and share best practices and the most efficient way of framing, taking into account your current needs.

Duration: 2 hour. Cost: 250$/250€

You’ll leave the demonstration with:

– Part of your project already framed;
– Your questions answered;
– 30-day software trial;
– Support during the trial period.

 

CLIENT STORIES

Developed in compliance with standards and guidelines:

AISI S100-07/S2-10, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members with Supplement 2. American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC.
AISI S200-07, 2007. North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – General Provisions. American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC.
NASH Standard – Residential and Low-rise Steel Framing, Part 1: Design Criteria. 2010.
NASH Standard – Residential and Low-rise Steel Framing, Part 2: Design Solutions. 2010.
Building Enclosure Design Guide– Wood Frame Multi-Unit Residential Buildings. Homeowner Protection Office (HPO), Vancouver, Canada, 2011.
AISI D110-07, Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design Guide, 2nd Edition. American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC.
AISI D100-08, AISI Manual, Cold-Formed Steel Design. American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC.
Pinnacle CNC Machine Specifications
Metroll Manufacturer and Supplier Resources
ClarkDietrich Steel Framing Product Specifications
CEMCO Specifications

PRODUCT BROCHURES

Learn more about the AGACAD products by reading our selected brochures.


September 24, 2020

BIM software for placing steel reinforcement bars in solid & multi-layer concrete walls in Revit® models

Wall Reinforcement is a feature of our Precast Concrete design software for Revit that lets you create, update and modify reinforcement for solid, double, and sandwich walls in Revit. It recognizes the shape of the wall panel and distributes the main reinforcement and additional reinforcement for the wall perimeter and openings. Using Wall Reinforcement, you can place vertical, horizontal or diagonal rebar, edge reinforcement, and U/O-bar.

Rebar modeled in a wall using AGACAD's Wall Reinforcement Revit plugin

Wall Reinforcement is a feature of our Precast Concrete design software, which now covers modeling and documentation of precast elements, wall reinforcement, column reinforcement and beam reinforcement as well.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

This feature was developed as part of our Precast Concrete design software for structural engineers and designers who want to place reinforcement in wall system more efficiently in Revit.

MAIN FEATURES

  • Create reinforcement for solid or multi-layer walls in Revit based on predefined configurations.

    Create reinforcement of precast concrete solid or multi-layer walls in Revit | AGACAD

     

  • Various wall perimeter reinforcement options.
Precast wall perimeter reinforcement in Revit
  • Modify reinforcement for selected wall panel.
    Modify reinforcement of prefabricated walls in Revit models | AGACAD

  • Update reinforcement if changes are made.
  • Additional reinforcement on wall edges.
Dowel bars and U bars on the wall edges in Revit
Various additional edge rebar in Revit
  • Door and opening reinforcement.
Door and opening reinforcement in precast walls in Revit
  • Reinforcement of wall corners.
Wall corner rebar in Revit
Wall reinforcement for seismic type of the connection in Revit
Wall corner reinforcement in Revit
Configuration to place corner rebar in Revit
  • Fabric sheets layout
Fabric Area reinforcement in Revit Walls

Save configurations for sharing with colleagues and use in other projects. You can also apply several configurations to the same wall.


Here’s a webinar we hosted showing the BIM workflow to follow when using our Wall Reinforcement plug-in.



Want to see if Wall Reinforcement is what you need? Our professionals are here to help.

Contact us to get a free, live demo to see how the Wall Reinforcement feature works as part of our Precast Concrete application for Revit. And follow it up with a 14-day free trial (no strings attached).


September 24, 2020

Wall Reinforcement eHelp


TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION:

Technical Documentation

SAMPLE PROJECTS & CONFIGURATIONS:

Wall Reinforcement 2021 Sample Project & Configurations (IMPERIAL) (rvt)
Wall Reinforcement 2021 Sample Project & Configurations (METRIC) (rvt)

Wall Reinforcement 2020 Sample Project & Configurations (IMPERIAL) (rvt)
Wall Reinforcement 2020 Sample Project & Configurations (METRIC) (rvt)


WEBINARS – RECORDED VIDEO:

Precast Concrete Wall Reinforcement in Revit (May 13, 2021)

Automated Wall Reinforcement for Precast Concrete Design in Revit (Mar 4, 2021)

Inserting dimensions automatically in shop tickets in Revit (Feb 13, 2020)

Is Revit ready for precast concrete? (Dec 12, 2019)

Automated Placement of Rebar in Revit Walls (Oct 24, 2019)


In case you have any questions, please contact us helpdesk@agacad.com.


September 24, 2020

Rebar detailing tools for automated reinforcement, shop drawings and CAM-file-generation for precast concrete beams in Revit®

Beam Reinforcement is a feature of our Precast Concrete structural design software for Autodesk® Revit® that lets you create, update and modify reinforcement for rectangular, L and inverted T beam sections in Revit models.

Place main reinforcement and stirrups based on rules you set in the configurations. Main rebars can have multiple top, bottom, and center rows, can be extended and have couplers. Tie selected main bars with stirrups, which can be different shapes, and distribute them along the beam, extending outside the beam if needed.

Beam Reinforcement is a feature of our Precast Concrete design software, which now covers modeling and documentation of precast elements, wall reinforcement, column reinforcement and beam reinforcement as well.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

This feature was developed as part of our Precast Concrete design software for structural engineers, BIM designers, and fabricators who want to place reinforcement in beams more efficiently in Revit models.

MAIN FEATURES

  • Create reinforcement for various sections of concrete beams, including rectangular, L and inverted tee beams, in Revit based on your predefined configurations.

     

  • Select a beam and modify its reinforcement.

  • Update reinforcement if changes are made.

  • Save configurations for sharing with colleagues and use in other projects.

Here’s a webinar we hosted showing the workflow to follow when using Beam Reinforcement as part of the building information modeling process.



Want to see if Beam Reinforcement is what you need? Our professionals are here to help.

Contact us to get a free live demo to see how the Beam Reinforcement feature works as part of our Precast Concrete solution for Revit. And follow it up with a free 14-day trial.


September 24, 2020

Beam Reinforcement eHelp


TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION:

Technical Documentation


SAMPLE PROJECT:

Beam Reinforcement 2021 Sample Project & Configurations (METRIC) (WinRAR archive)

Beam Reinforcement 2021 Sample Project & Configurations (IMPERIAL) (WinRAR archive)

Beam Reinforcement 2020 Sample Project & Configurations (METRIC) (WinRAR archive)

Beam Reinforcement 2020 Sample Project & Configurations (IMPERIAL) (WinRAR archive)

If you need a newer version of the sample project, download the older file version, and it will update automatically when you open it in your version of Revit.


WEBINAR – RECORDED VIDEO:

Automated Beam Reinforcement in Revit (Mar 12, 2020)


In case you have any questions, please contact us helpdesk@agacad.com.


September 24, 2020

Integrated BIM tools for Revit® users for timber framed building design and construction

Wood Framing Suite gives a better way to design main structures of timber framed buildings. This powerful and flexible BIM software lets Revit® users design multi-layer timber-frame walls, floors and roofs. That includes prefabricated panels, rafters and trusses. Plus it generates views with automatic dimensions for wall panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

Advanced automation and built-in best practices help BIM professionals make optimal choices, move faster, and avoid errors at every stage – from design and documentation to fabrication and construction. With our Revit-based wood framing software, it’s easy to quickly batch-add, modify or mark just the right elements or parameters, distribute hardware and fastener details, manage openings and connections, and find clashes. Frames dynamically update and adapt if modifications are made, ensuring that shop drawings and cut lists are always accurate.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020


Wood Framing featured by Autodesk

AGACAD becomes Autodesk AEC Industry Partner for Wood Framing

PRESS RELEASE – Vilnius, 4 February 2020


AGACAD Wood Framing Suite makes your job in Revit much simpler, faster and less stressful.


DESIGN

Whether you’re designing single-story residential or multi-story commercial buildings, Wood Framing Suite delivers accurate and efficient modeling in Revit. The Multi-Framing feature for copying and updating framing elements and documentation for identical walls, floors and roofs radically reduces the time needed to model large-scale projects. Analytical lines of individual panel frames are inter-connected and aligned in the same plane, so they can be exported to structural analysis software for further full-scale analysis.

INTEGRATE

Coordination of BIM teams is greatly enhanced by integrating WF Suite with the Cut Opening BIM Solution, which identifies structural and engineering clashes throughout a Revit® model and creates openings and inserts fire safety components for all MEP services and building structures at the relevant intersections.

FABRICATE

Frames created with WF Suite may be exported for production to Howick, Metrol or various other CNC machines or CAD/CAM production lines. Optional CNC export is a major plus for workflow integration, as it eliminates duplicate work and reduces the margin of error.

Explore products included in Wood Framing Suite

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

POWERFUL FEATURES

Wall+

THE ULTIMATE TIMBER WALL SOFTWARE FOR REVIT

Automate wood framing of walls in Revit® projects using BIM solution Wood Framing Wall+. Being powerful, flexible, and easy to use, it helps you make optimal choices, move much faster, and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to wall segment fabrication and construction.

  • Create detailed multi-layer timber wall framing for your Revit model in a snap using fully customizable rules and templates.
  • Frame multi-story houses 10 times faster than using standard Revit interface.
  • Control stud, nogging, bridging, blocking, bracing placement, diverse openings, configure complex L or T connections, details, service hole positions and more.
  • Auto-distribute nailers, siding, and fastenings.
  • Create all log house elements and group (pack)/number them automatically.
  • Find structural and engineering clashes; cut and frame openings according to predefined rules.
  • One-click generation of shop drawings and cut lists; get real-time take-offs and views, automatic sorting, dimensioning.
  • Perform structural analyses without leaving Revit or export your wood frames to external analysis software at any stage of design process.
  • Optional export to any CNC machines and CAD/CAM production lines, such as WEINMANN, Randek, etc.

Floor+

TIMBER FLOOR FRAMING

Automate wood framing of floors in Revit® projects using Wood Framing Floor+. It helps you make better decisions, move much faster and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to segment fabrication and construction.

  • Auto-generate detailed multilayer floor framing for your Revit model using predefined or custom rules and templates.
  • Frame multi-story houses 10 times faster than using standard Revit interface.
  • Easily control supporting structure, including battens and flooring; distribute details, service holes and more.
  • Automate sheathing layouts.
  • Freely revise your Revit model by easily selecting the elements and properties you want to modify.
  • Find structural and engineering clashes; cut and frame openings according to predefined rules.
  • Easily prepare shop drawings and cut lists, with all required views, dimensions, sorts, tags, schedules and mass calculations.
  • Optional export to any CNC machines and CAD/CAM production lines, such as WEINMANN, Randek, etc.
  • Perform structural analyses without leaving Revit, or export your wood frames to external analysis software at any stage of design process.

Floor Panel Layout

PREFABRICATED FLOOR PANELING

Take the architect’s designed floor and automate panel layout planning. The software Floor Panel Layout draws symbolic lines to indicate the future panels according to predefined rules. Then it creates real Revit® floor panels.

  • Panel Layout Planning includes functions for better understanding how the floor will be divided. Users can control every division line and automate the division process by predefined rules.
  • From the beginning, the architect’s designed floor can be divided into coarse partitions, or Regions. Regions can be created automatically by using Floor edges and supports (split lines), and also by Generic or System Openings with predefined distances.
  • Regions can be divided into Panels by predefined spacing.
  • Panels can be aligned, modified by selected floor face, and additionally split.
  • Various automated splitting functions facilitate the process: users can split the panels in half, by maximum spacing, by middle to both ends, in middle and to both ends, from first selected, or from both ends.
  • Selected Regions or Panels can be joined, if needed.
  • Creates individual panels for the selected floor face or for the whole floor.
  • These entire floor Panels can later be moved into the new phase through its Properties for better filtering and scheduling.

Roof Panel Layout

PREFABRICATED ROOF PANELING

Plan roof panels easily and split them into segments for prefabrication which can be used in the roof framing process.

  • Panel Layout Planning functions let you better understand how a roof will be divided. User can control every division line and can predefine rules to automate the division process.
  • Initially an architectural roof can be divided into coarse partitions, or regions. Regions can be created automatically based on ends of roof ridges and bottom ends of valley rafters as well as windows and generic or system openings with predefined distances.
  • Regions can be divided into panels using predefined spacing.
  • Panels can be aligned and modified for an individual roof side or region and additionally split.
  • A variety of automated splitting functions make it easy to get the needed result. Panels can be split in half a variety of ways: by maximum spacing, from the middle to both ends, in the middle and to both ends, from the initially selected end, or from both ends.
  • Selected regions or panels can be joined, if needed.
  • Creates individual panels for the selected roof side or for the whole roof.
  • The full roof panels can later be taken to a new phase via their properties for better filtering and scheduling.

Roof+

for prefabricated panels

ROOF PANEL FRAMING

Automate wood framing work with prefabricated roofs in Revit® projects. Wood Framing Roof+ helps you make optimal choices, move much faster, and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to roof segment fabrication and construction.

  • Create detailed, multilayer, prefabricated timber roof framing for your Revit model in a snap using fully customizable rules and templates.
  • Frame large roofs with identical panels 10 times faster than using the standard Revit interface.
  • Control joists, rim joists, nogging, bridging, blocking, and bracing
    placement. Configure openings, details, service hole positions, and more.
  • Auto-distribute battens, secondary frame and roofing.
  • Freely revise your Revit model simply by selecting the elements and properties you want to modify.
  • Find structural and engineering clashes. Cut and frame openings according to predefined rules.
  • One-click generation of shop drawings and cut lists. Real-time take-offs and views, plus automatic
    sorting and dimensioning.
  • Optional export to any CNC machine and CAD/CAM production line, such as WEINMANN, Randek, etc.
  • Perform structural analysis without leaving Revit, and export your wood frames to external analysis software at any stage of the design process.

Roof+

for rafter structures

RAFTER ROOF FRAMING IN REVIT®

Automate wood framing work with rafter roofs from design and documentation to roof segment fabrication and construction.

  • Automatically split an architectural roof by faces.
  • Create detailed, multi-layer, timber rafter roof framing in a snap for your Revit model using fully customizable rules and templates.
  • Frame an entire roof based on its 3D model including hip/valley rafters, ridges, girders, collars, battens, horizontal beams, sleepers, trimmers, etc.
  • Auto-detect and frame roof openings, and cope ends of existing beams.
  • Freely revise your Revit model by easily selecting the elements and properties you want to modify.
  • Find structural and engineering clashes. Cut and frame openings according to predefined rules.
  • One-click generation of shop drawings and cut lists. Get real-time take-offs and views, plus automatic sorting and dimensioning.
  • Perform structural analysis without leaving Revit or export your wood frames to external analysis software at any stage of the design process.
  • Optional export to any CNC machine and CAD/CAM production line, such as WEINMANN,
    Randek, etc.

Truss+

FULL-POWER FLOOR & ROOF TIMBER TRUSS CREATOR

Generate wood truss systems instantly, perform structural analysis, and auto-generate shop drawings tailored to your standards. Functions are versatile, parameters are easy to control, and changes occur in real time.

  • Build full truss systems in one go with the configurable 3D grid (escaping the limited and time-consuming nature of standard Revit truss family insertion).
  • Easily assess options – such as wooden truss framing – in economic, structural or systemic terms, to make the best decisions.
  • Create new parametric uniquely shaped truss families based on model lines and roofs for immediate use in your projects.
  • Freely revise your Revit model; update and adapt truss systems.
  • Get real-time take-offs and views, automatic creation of shop drawings and cut lists, and easy export to CNC machines.

Smart Walls

WALL & JOIN MANAGEMENT

A powerful add-on for managing walls in Revit®, letting you rapidly disassemble layers into different wall types, fully control joins and gap distances, split walls into separate panels with predefined settings, insert gravity points, and manage information with an export-to-Excel feature.

  • Manage information of all walls in your project.
  • Export filtered, grouped, or selected information (wall parameters) to Excel.
  • Decompose wall layers into separate wall types according to user’s predefined configuration.
  • Fully control joins and gap distances between walls.
  • Insert gravity points.
  • Add additional information about real wall orientation, elevation, or coordinates.
  • Split walls at exact locations by using grid lines, openings, or other walls.
  • Split walls automatically by predefined panel size.

Smart Connections

APPLICATION FOR AUTOMATED LOD 400 MODELING IN REVIT®

Add any number of face-specific intelligent details – which adapt to host-element changes – throughout BIM models.

  • Rule-based distribution of details and voids on any element surfaces.
  • Simple insertion of point-based and line-based details.
  • Host-element data can be read and used to modify detail families automatically.
  • Easily rotate/flip details in configuration window to get desired result.
  • Check whether host element has enough solid body for detail to be inserted.
  • Insert details according to gravity point.
  • Insert details at intersection points of other Revit elements.
  • Quick modification and updating of inserted details.
  • Automatically insert details based on a defined configuration name.
  • Smart Assemblies, used for workshop drawings, recognizes changes made by Smart Connections.

Cut Opening

PRECISION OPENINGS FOR MEP SERVICES AND BUILDING STRUCTURES

Create openings with fire safety components throughout a Revit® model where ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits intersect with walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, beams and columns. BIM solution Cut Opening creates openings with special holding details for structural beams.

  • Automatically creates openings where ducts, pipes, cable trays or conduits intersect walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, beams or columns.
  • Automatically adds openings with predefined sizes in accordance with MEP line based element sizes, categories and system classifications.
  • Automatically joins openings with predefined configurations.
  • Automatically inserts structural openings for separated architectural and structural models.
  • Enhance BIM-team work and deliverables for integrated project delivery (IPD).

Smart Assemblies

SHOP DRAWING GENERATION WITH RELEVANT VIEWS & DIMENSIONS

Create views of walls, floors, roofs with automatic dimensions and place them into sheets.

  • Automatic addition of all hosted elements to an assembly.
  • Use various templates to automatically create views and place them on a sheet template.
  • Auto-generate schedules based on schedule templates.
  • Rule-based creation of dimensions with notes in selected views.
  • Create multiple assemblies with defined configurations in a single click.
  • Easily check, update, edit, change dimensioning configurations of selected assemblies.
  • Update assemblies based on project changes.
  • Select/find/isolate primary and secondary assemblies.
  • Find changes in assemblies due to new hosted details.
  • Insert details/cuts on all assemblies of the same type with one click.

Sort Mark

FLEXIBLE ELEMENT AND GRID RENUMBERING

Renumber Revit® elements just the way you want, detect and renumber grids, determine swing direction and orientation (and add them as properties), recalculate shared coordinates, and much more.

  • Detects grid geometry and renumbers them after any change in the project.
  • Powerful and flexible functions allow renumbering of any Revit elements (Doors, Windows, Beams, Columns, Pipes, etc.) in a number of different ways.
  • Writes swing direction for the doors into the door’s properties.
  • Writes flip/mirror orientation for the selected elements.
  • Creates new shared parameters and many more functions.
  • Possibility to save numbering settings under the separate name.
  • Possibility to sort elements in Ascending/Descending order, and more.

Smart Views

MAKING VIEWS & PLACING DIMENSIONS FAST IN REVIT®

Get sections and elevation drawings for any building element easily using functions that create views and dimensions for selected elements quickly.

  • Uses configurations instead of manual work
  • Crops views to the element size
  • Creates automatic dimensions based on defined configurations
  • Applies view templates to all new views
  • Creates the number of views you set in the configurations for multiple selected elements
  • Renames views based on configurations
  • Apply dimensioning rules to any Revit view or selected elements in view


Want to find out if this is the right solution for you?
Our professionals can help you quickly find out how this software will benefit your design process.

FRAME YOUR PROJECT!

Don’t waste time reading technical documentation, and see that this is the solution for you! Our Expert will frame a part of your project, demonstrate software functionality, and share best practices and the most efficient way of framing, taking into account your current needs.

Duration: 2 hour. Cost: 250$/250€

You’ll leave the demonstration with:

– Part of your project already framed;
– Your questions answered;
– 30-day software trial;
– Support during the trial period.

 

CLIENT STORIES

Developed in compliance with standards and guidelines:

Eurocode 5: Design of timber structures – Part 1-1: General – Common rules and rules for buildings (EN 1995-1-1:2004: E)
Standards Australia AS 1684.2-2010 Residential timber-framed construction
Standards Australia AS 1720.1-2010 Timber structures – Design methods
New Zealand Standard NZS 3604:2011 / Timber Framed Buildings
CWC (Canadian Wood Council) Wood Design Manual including CSA O86 Standard and CWC Commentary on CSA O86 (2010).
National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction (NDS 2015). American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA). American Wood Council, Washington DC, 2015.
The Encyclopedia of Trusses. Alpine Engineered Products, Inc., 2003.
Truss Design Procedures and Specifications for Light Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses / TPIC – 2014. Truss Plate Institute of Canada (TPIC), 2014.
Using Narrow Pieces of Wood Structural Panel Sheathing in Wood Shear Walls. American Plywood Association (APA), The Engineered Wood Association, Tacoma, Washington, 2005.

PRODUCT BROCHURES

Learn more about the AGACAD products by reading our selected brochures.


September 24, 2020

Applications for exporting multi-layered frames of timber walls, floors, roof panels, and trusses

From Autodesk® Revit® to automated production lines

AGACAD CNC Exporters automatically assemble all framing members per user definitions and send all necessary data to various CNC machines and CAD/CAM production lines for flexible manufacturing of wood houses.

AGACAD currently offers CNC Exporters for the most popular CNC machines like Weinmann, Randek, Hundegger and EasyFrame for timber frame prefabrication. The software can be adapted for any other CNC machines if needed. Existing exports can easily be adapted to other CNC machines if it reads the same file extensions. The BTL file extension, for example, is used worldwide.

AGACAD Wood Framing CNC Exporters must be used with AGACAD Wood Framing BIM software, which creates framing elements with all needed geometric and information data inside the Revit project and then the respective CNC Exporter converts the framed models into a format readable by your CNC machine.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020


Wood Framing featured by Autodesk

AGACAD becomes Autodesk AEC Industry Partner for Wood Framing

PRESS RELEASE – Vilnius, 4 February 2020



All CNC Exporters are customizable to fit users’ needs. AGACAD works one-on-one with clients who need to export to CNC to make sure the final product performs seamlessly and accurately.

Explore the available versions of AGACAD’s CNC Exporters for timber frames below ↓

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line WUP

This exporter generates files for Weinmann CAD/CAM production lines that read WUP extension files. Walls, floors, roof frames, and separate framing elements can be exported using this application. If there is a beam-processing machine included in your production line, then the WUP file can be used for simple processing like pre-cutting lumber for studs and beams for the timber framing.

Weinmann BTL and BTLx

This exporter generates files for Weinmann CNC machines that read the respective extension file. BTL file extensions are widely used around the world and in other machines too, so our existing installation can easily be adapted. Walls, floors, roof framing members, trusses, and separate framing elements can be exported using this application. Usually BTL and BTLx format processing goes for highly detailed and complex beams. BTLx is a newer format, whose use is not yet widespread.

Weinmann BTL CLT

This exporter generates files for Weinmann CNC machines that read BTL files for processing CLT (cross-laminated timber) panels. CLT models that have been framed using AGACAD’s Wood Framing CLT software can be exported to Weinmann’s using this application.

Randek CDT4

This exporter generates wall and floor frame files for automated Randek CAD/CAM production lines that read CDT files. The application allows you to export the main frame only, main frame and external layers, main frame and internal layers, main frame and external layers without siding, or all layers. The installation comes with basic and advanced settings. Advanced settings include interior/exterior sheathing nailing/stapling, sheathing trimming, siding trimming, and siding nailing settings.

Randek SPL728

This exporter generates special extension files for Randek’s SP700 series automatic cut saws. Wall and floor frames can be exported using this application. It currently works with main frames, but it can be adjusted for additional framing layers if needed.

Hundegger BVX

This CNC exporter generates files for automated Hundegger CNC machines that read BVX files. Walls, floors, roof framing members, trusses, and separate framing elements can be exported using this application.

Hundegger BVX2 Paneling

This exporter generates files for automated Hundegger CNC machines that read BVX files. CLT (cross-laminated timber) panels and sheathings can be exported using this application, though, the CLT panels must have been created using AGACAD Wood Framing CLT BIM software (as with our exporter for Weinmann BTL CLT above).

Easy Frame (EstiFrame) EZF

This CNC exporter generates files for automated EasyFrame CNC machines that read EZF files. Walls, floors, roof framing members, and separate framing elements can be exported using this application.


Would you like a quote or a live demo given by one of our experts? We are here to help.

CLIENT STORIES

 

PRODUCT BROCHURES

Learn more about the AGACAD products by reading our selected brochures.


September 24, 2020

Use Metal Framing BIM software to better design, detail, estimate, coordinate, and automate light steel framing in Revit®

AGACAD Thank You Offer 2021

Top Revit® users call AGACAD’s Metal Framing solutions the most powerful and flexible BIM software on the market for constructions of single or multi-layer metal-framed walls, floors, and roofs. The product group encompasses solutions for framing prefabricated panels, rafters, and trusses, as well as designing curtain walls, ventilated facades, and framed partitions.

Advanced automation and built-in best practices help BIM professionals make optimal choices, move much faster, and avoid errors at every stage – from design and documentation to fabrication and construction.

It’s easy to quickly batch-add, modify or mark the right elements or parameters, distribute details, flexibly manage openings and connections, and find clashes. Frames dynamically update and adapt, ensuring that shop drawings and cut lists are always accurate.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

DESIGN

MF Suite is ideal for modelling residential facilities and commercial multistory buildings accurately and efficiently. The Multi-Framing feature for copying and updating framing elements and documentation for identical walls, floors and roofs radically reduces the time needed to model large-scale projects. Analytical lines of individual panel frames are inter-connected and aligned in the same plane and can be exported to structural analysis software for further processing to create a full analytical model.

INTEGRATE

Coordination of BIM teams is greatly enhanced by integrating MF Suite with the Cut Opening BIM Solution, which identifies structural and engineering clashes throughout a Revit® model and creates openings and inserts fire safety components for all MEP services and building structures at the relevant intersections.

FABRICATE

Frames created with MF Suite may be exported for production to Howick, Metrol or various other CNC machines or CAD/CAM production lines. Optional CNC export is a major plus for workflow integration, as it eliminates duplicate work and reduces the margin of error.

DESIGN – ANALYSIS – DOCUMENTATION – FABRICATION – CONSTRUCTION

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

Check out the various software products we offer for framing metal structures in Revit.

Design light gauge steel frame walls

Metal Framing Wall makes metal framing of walls fast and easy with real-time full project updates in Revit®. Plus it generates views with automatic dimensions for wall panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

Design metal-frame floors

Metal Framing Floor makes metal framing of floors fast and easy with real-time full project updates in Revit®. Plus it generates views with automatic dimensions for floor panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

Design prefabricated metal frame roof panels, cold formed steel roof trusses and rafter systems

Metal Framing Roof lets Revit® users instantly create metal truss and/or rafter systems of any shape or complexity, perform structural analysis, and generate custom shop drawings. It gives a powerful boost to your BIM workflow. Functions are versatile, parameters easy to control, and changes occur in real time. No more drafting – just design and decide, knowing you’ll get a high-quality model.

Metal Framing Suite for light steel frame design & fabrication | AGACAD
Design light steel-frame walls, floors & roofs

Metal Framing Suite lets Revit® users design multi-layer light gauge steel-frame walls, floors and roofs. That includes prefabricated panels, rafters and trusses. Plus it generates views with automatic dimensions for wall panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

Design architectural curtain walls & panels and structural sheathing

Curtain Walls & Panels enables quick and easy framing of architectural curtain walls or curtain panels in Revit® with real-time full project updates. That ensures you’ll get accurate bills of materials and builders work drawings, and accurate on-site assembly thanks to BIM-to-Field features.

Design metal ventilated facade systems on exterior walls

Ventilated Facades software makes it quick and easy to design ventilated facades in Revit® with highly detailed elements and real-time full project updates. That ensures you’ll get accurate bills of materials and builders work drawings, and accurate on-site assembly thanks to BIM-to-Field features.

Design steel fixed interior partitions or ceilings

Framed Partitions makes it quick and easy to design various types of partition walls or ceilings in Revit®. The flexibility of the software allows users to create partitions of glass, plasterboard or any other material and frame those with customizable profiles according to user-defined rules. That ensures you’ll get accurate bills of materials, builders work drawings and on-site assembly thanks to BIM-to-Field features.

Export multi-layered steel frames from Revit to automated production lines

AGACAD CNC Exporters automatically assemble all framing members per user definitions and send all necessary data to various CNC machines and CAD/CAM production lines for flexible manufacturing of metal framed houses.
AGACAD currently offers CNC Exporters for the most popular CNC machines for steel frame prefabrication. The software can be adapted for any other CNC machines if needed.


Would you like a quote or a live demo given by one of our experts? We’re here to help.

 

CLIENT STORIES

Developed in compliance with standards and guidelines:

AISI S100-07/S2-10, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members with Supplement 2. American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC.
AISI S200-07, 2007. North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – General Provisions. American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC.
NASH Standard – Residential and Low-rise Steel Framing, Part 1: Design Criteria. 2010.
NASH Standard – Residential and Low-rise Steel Framing, Part 2: Design Solutions. 2010.
Building Enclosure Design Guide– Wood Frame Multi-Unit Residential Buildings. Homeowner Protection Office (HPO), Vancouver, Canada, 2011.
AISI D110-07, Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design Guide, 2nd Edition. American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC.
AISI D100-08, AISI Manual, Cold-Formed Steel Design. American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC.
Pinnacle CNC Machine Specifications
Metroll Manufacturer and Supplier Resources
ClarkDietrich Steel Framing Product Specifications
CEMCO Specifications

PRODUCT BROCHURES

Learn more about the AGACAD products by reading our selected brochures.


September 24, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Features

THE MOST POWERFUL BIM SOFTWARE FOR TOTAL-PRECISION FRAMING OF LIGHT STEEL FRAMED CONSTRUCTIONS IN REVIT®

  • Flexible multilayer framing, insulation, sheathing and paneling of any building configuration
  • Easy customization of framing openings – headers, sill plates, king studs, etc., incl. joined openings
  • Automated distribution of structural connectors, fasteners, anchors, etc.
  • Shop drawings & cut lists – dimensions, schedules, material take-offs, sheets
  • CNC output – export to any CNC machine and CAD/CAM production line

AGACAD metal framing software also assists in designing buildings with curtain walls & panels (detailed mullions, insulators, glass holders, gaskets, connections, water drainage and other parts), ventilated facades (panels, insulation, detailed profiles, fasteners, connectors, etc.) and framed partitions.

The most significant enhancements of the year (Feb 2019–Feb 2020) >>

3D model of metal framed construction

September 24, 2020

Metal Framing Suite eHelp


TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION of POWERFUL FEATURES:


COMPLETE METAL WALL FRAME CREATION – Metal Framing Wall+ eHelp »

WALL & JOIN MANAGEMENT – Smart Walls eHelp »

PREFABRICATED FLOOR PANELING – Floor Panel Layout eHelp »

FAST FLOOR FRAMING – Metal Framing Floor+ eHelp »

FULL-POWER STEEL TRUSS CREATOR – Metal Framing Truss+ eHelp »

PREFABRICATED ROOF PANELING – Roof Panel Layout eHelp »

ROOF PANEL & RAFTER ROOF FRAMING – Metal Framing Roof+ eHelp »

PRECISION OPENINGS FOR MEP SERVICES & BUILDING STRUCTURES – Cut Opening eHelp »

FLEXIBLE ELEMENT & GRID RENUMBERING – Sort Mark eHelp »


WEBINARS – RECORDED VIDEOS:

Shop Drawings for Ventilated Facades with Customizing Cladding in Revit (Feb 25, 2021)

Modeling Curtain Walls & Panels in Revit (Oct 26, 2020)

Framing Timber/Steel Walls in Revit (May 13, 2020)

Exporting Wood/Metal Frames from Revit to CNC Machines or CAD/CAM Production Lines (May 6, 2020)

Framing Timber/Steel Floors in Revit (Apr 29, 2020)

Framing Timber/Steel Trusses for Roofs & Floors in Revit (Apr 20, 2020)

Wood/Metal Framing in Revit: multi-element custom studs & joists, wall validation, sloped joists (Feb 27, 2020)

Wood/Metal Framing New Updates: Studs, Openings, Bracing and More (Apr 11, 2019)

Auto-generate complex roof truss systems in Revit (Dec 18, 2018)

Cut Opening 101: Creating holes in Revit projects (Oct 4, 2018)

Automated Framing of Timber & Steel Rafters in Revit (May 24, 2018)

Curtain Walls & Panels: Designing Highly Detailed Frames in Revit (Apr 12, 2018)

Complex Connections for Wood/Metal Framing in Revit (Feb 15, 2018)

Framing Timber/Steel Multi-Story Houses in Revit (Jan 31, 2018)

Framing Truss Floors in Revit (Dec 20, 2017)

Structural Openings for Linked Doors and Windows (Oct 26, 2017)

Framing Metal/Light-gauge Steel Walls in Revit (Oct 13, 2017)

Prefabricated Timber/Steel Roof Paneling and Framing in Revit (Oct 2, 2017)

‘Template Project’ functionality for Framing in Revit (Sep 15, 2017)

Cut Opening for Beams (May 23, 2017)

Framing in Revit: The latest industry-driven advances (May 9, 2017)

Ventilated Facades in Revit (Jan 27, 2017)

10 Times Faster Framing of Multi-Story Houses (Jun 2, 2016)

Efficient Design of Light Gauge Steel Systems (Metric) (Mar 20, 2015)

Efficient Design of Light Gauge Steel Systems (Imperial) (Mar 20, 2015)


In case you have any questions, please contact us helpdesk@agacad.com.


September 24, 2020

Hosted detail family insertion in Revit® for effective automated LOD 400 BIM modeling

AGACAD Thank You Offer 2021

Smart Connections (previously named Smart Details) instantly adds any number of face-based Revit families – which adapt to host-element changes – throughout BIM models. Easily set up rules to insert or adjust details based on gravity point, depth, adjacent elements, and more.
It saves many hours per project, especially for structural engineers.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

Precast connections in Revit
Wood joist connections in Revit
Detailing for Precast Concrete Wall Panels in Revit
precast slab-column connections in Revit
Corbels in Revit
Precast Concrete panel connections in Revit
Precast walls connections ferrules, grout tubes, plates
Wall connection with ferrules, grout tubes, plates
Precast wall connection to foundation
Precast wall-foundation connection
Precast wall connection with Peikko loops and grout tubes
Precast wall connection with Peikko loops and grout tubes
Precast spandrel walls connection to column
Precast spandrel walls connected to column
Precast beam connection to column with bolts
Bolted precast beam-column connection
  • Easy setup of insertion rules
  • Insert details on any face of the host element
  • Use host element parameters to make smart details that adapt to host length, thickness, height, etc.
  • Insert details according to gravity point
  • Insert details based on surrounding elements
  • Save time by using update and modify options
  • Use Smart Connections in tandem with Smart Assemblies to prepare shop drawings

Smart Connections toolbar

Smart Connections is an advanced BIM solution that helps Revit users quickly insert and manage intelligent details like structural plates, anchors, grout tubes, etc. It’s extremely effective and time-saving software: load your families to a project, define rules, insert hundreds of elements into the project with a few clicks, follow project changes, and quickly modify and update inserted details.


Would you like a quote or a live demo given by one of our experts?


September 24, 2020

Easy Detailed Modeling in Your Revit® Projects

 
Smart Connections enables easy detailed modeling in your Revit projects.

  • Line- and point-based elements (voids or solids) on any element face according to defined rules.
  • Use easy-to-set-up rules to define number of elements and point of insertion.
  • Insert, update, or modify elements that have already been inserted.
Smart Connections insert, update, or modify elements that have already been inserted
  • Insert elements according to gravity point.
  • Insert elements by available solid depth.
  • Insert Revit families by priority to control which details should be inserted first.
  • Make your detail families smart – use parameters taken from your host elements so that you can automatically adjust the size of your detail. In the example below, you can see that the cut length was modified according to the host element’s (i.e. the wall’s) thickness automatically.
  • Adjust Layout by Searching for other Elements and automatically insert selected Revit families if conditions are met. It could be used for wall joints, nearby connections, intersection with other elements, and more.

Ex. Different joints between walls…

…are automatically recognized and inserted:

  • Use several details configurations on same element and use Multi Detail-Manager to Modify, Update, Delete selected configuration.
  • Insert, update, or delete gravity point.
Smart Connections Insert, update, or delete gravity point

September 24, 2020

Smart Connections eHelp


TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION:

Technical Documentation

SAMPLE PROJECTS:


WEBINARS – RECORDED VIDEOS:

Inserting Connection Elements Automatically for Precast Concrete Designs in Revit (Feb 11, 2021)

Inserting dimensions automatically in shop tickets in Revit (Feb 13, 2020)

Is Revit ready for precast concrete? (Dec 12, 2019)

Automated Placement of Rebar in Revit Walls (Oct 24, 2019)

Overview of Precast Concrete Structure Design in Revit (Sep 26, 2019)

Precast Concrete: Reinforcement using Dynamo scripts, BIM modeling in Revit, CAM, shop drawings (May 9, 2019)

Precast 101: Modeling & Documentation in Revit (Nov 8, 2018)

CLT Panels for Walls, Floors & Roofs in Revit (Sep 18, 2018)

Framing with Heavy Timber in Revit (June 28, 2018)

Precast Concrete: Shop Drawings & Connection Details (Jun 20, 2018)

Modeling Precast Slabs using Structural Framing Elements (Apr 19, 2018)

Curtain Walls & Panels: Designing Highly Detailed Frames in Revit (Apr 12, 2018)

BIM for Precast: Models, Connections & Documentation in Revit (Feb 8, 2018)

Framing Truss Floors in Revit (Dec 20, 2017)

Frame Complex Floors with Connections Automatically (Nov 30, 2017)

Precast Concrete | Columns & Beams – Modeling and Documentation in Revit (Jun 1, 2017)

Precast Concrete | Walls – Modeling and Documentation in Revit (Apr 6, 2017)

Precast Concrete | Slabs – Modeling and Documentation in Revit (Mar 16, 2017)

Precast Concrete | Advanced Design in Revit (Jan 19, 2017)

Ventilated Facades in Revit (Jan 27, 2017)

A structural dream-come-true: Say hello to the Precast Concrete Suite for Revit (Oct 13, 2016)

Easier Detailing in Revit Models (Feb 11, 2016)


In case you have any questions, please contact us helpdesk@agacad.com.


September 24, 2020

Wood framing BIM & 3D modeling software for prefabricated timber frame system design in Revit®

For structural engineering, detailing, documentation & construction

AGACAD Thank You Offer 2021

Top Revit® users call AGACAD’s portfolio of Wood Framing solutions the most powerful and flexible BIM software on the market for constructions of single or multi-layer timber-framed walls, floors, and roofs. The product group also encompasses solutions for framing prefabricated panels, rafters, and trusses, as well as specialized solutions for designing buildings comprising structural insulated panels (SIPs), cross-laminated timber (CLT), or heavy timber (also called massive timber or post-and-beam).

Advanced automation and built-in best practices help BIM professionals make optimal choices, move faster, and avoid errors at every stage – from design and documentation to fabrication and construction.

With our Revit-based timber framing software, it’s easy to quickly batch-add, modify or mark just the right elements or parameters, distribute hardware and fastener details, manage openings and connections, and find clashes. Frames dynamically update and adapt if modifications are made, ensuring that shop drawings and cut lists are always accurate.

Architects using our timber framing Revit extensions can quickly frame out a rough 3D model, allowing key decisions to be made early on in the project design. With our BIM software, all you need to do is set the configurations and the tool builds the model for you. Forget about manually drawing every plate, stud, joist, girder, rafter and truss. Structural engineers – since it’s a BIM model, shop drawings are automatically generated, and if, say, a framed opening needs to be modified, shop tickets will reflect those changes.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020


Wood Framing featured by Autodesk

AGACAD becomes Autodesk AEC Industry Partner for Wood Framing

PRESS RELEASE – Vilnius, 4 February 2020


AGACAD Wood Framing design software. Making your job in Revit much simpler and much less stressful. And way faster.

DESIGN

Whether you’re designing single-story residential or multi-story commercial buildings, our Wood Framing design software delivers accurate and efficient modeling in Revit. The Multi-Framing feature for copying and updating framing elements and documentation for identical walls, floors and roofs radically reduces the time needed to model large-scale projects. Analytical lines of individual panel frames are inter-connected and aligned in the same plane, so they can be exported to structural analysis software and further processed to create a full analytical model.

INTEGRATE

Coordination of BIM teams is greatly enhanced by integrating WF Suite with the Cut Opening BIM Solution, which identifies structural and engineering clashes throughout your Revit® model and creates openings with fire safety components for all MEP services and building structures at the relevant intersections.

FABRICATE

Frames created with WF Suite may be exported for production to Weinmann, Randek, Hundegger, or other CNC machines or CAD/CAM production lines. Optional CNC export is good for workflow integration, eliminates duplicate work and reduces room for error.

DESIGN – ANALYSIS – DOCUMENTATION – FABRICATION – CONSTRUCTION

Check out the various software products we offer for framing timber structures in Revit.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

BIM software for efficiently designing wood-frame walls

Design wood-frame walls

Wood Framing Wall makes framing single-layer or multi-layer timber walls fast and easy with real-time full project updates in Revit®. Plus it generates views with automatic dimensions for wall panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

BIM software for efficiently designing wood-frame floors
Design wood-frame floors

Wood Framing Floor makes framing wood floors fast and easy with real-time full project updates in Revit®. Plus it generates views with automatic dimensions for floor panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

BIM software for designing prefabricated wood frame roof panels, wooden roof trusses and rafter systems
Design timber rafter or truss roofing systems

Wood Framing Roof lets Revit® users instantly create prefabricated panels, truss and rafter systems of various shapes, perform structural analysis, and generate custom shop drawings. It’s a potent BIM workflow booster. Functions are versatile, parameters easy to control, and changes occur in real time. No more drafting – just design and decide, knowing you’ll get a high-quality model.

Wood Framing Suite for timber framing design, documentation, fabrication & construction | AGACAD
Design wood-frame walls, floors, prefabricated wood frame roof panels, wooden roof trusses and rafter systems

Wood Framing Suite lets Revit® users design multi-layer timber-frame walls, floors and roofs. That includes prefabricated panels, rafters and trusses. Plus it generates views with automatic dimensions for wall panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

Design cross-laminated timber walls, floors and roofs

Wood Framing CLT lets Revit® users instantly create cross-laminated timber floor, roof slabs and wall panels of any shape or complexity. Functions are versatile, parameters easy to control, and changes occur in real time. No more drafting – just design and decide, knowing you’ll get a high-quality model. Plus the software generates views with automatic dimensions for panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

BIM software for efficiently designing wood-frame walls, floors and roofs with SIP panels
Design wood-frame walls, floors and roofs with SIP panels

Wood Framing SIPS makes framing with structural insulated panels – prefabricated building components for use as walls, floors and roofs – fast and easy with real-time, full-project updates in Revit®. Plus the software generates views with automatic dimensions for panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

Design heavy-timber framing in Revit

Wood Framing OAK lets Revit® users instantly frame heavy-timber walls, floors, and roofs, create post-&-beam structures, perform structural analysis, and generate custom shop drawings. Functions are versatile, parameters easy to control, and changes occur in real time. No more drafting – just design and decide, knowing you’ll get a high-quality model.

Export multi-layered wooden frames from Revit to automated production lines

AGACAD CNC Exporters automatically assemble all framing members per user definitions and send all necessary data to various CNC machines and CAD/CAM production lines for flexible manufacturing of wood houses.
AGACAD currently offers CNC Exporters for the most popular CNC machines for timber frame prefabrication. The software can be adapted for any other CNC machines if needed. Existing exports can easily be adapted to other CNC machines if it reads the same file extensions. The BTL file extension, for example, is used worldwide.


Would you like a quote or a live demo given by one of our experts?

 


CLIENT STORIES

Developed in compliance with standards and guidelines:

Eurocode 5: Design of timber structures – Part 1-1: General – Common rules and rules for buildings (EN 1995-1-1:2004: E)
Standards Australia AS 1684.2-2010 Residential timber-framed construction
Standards Australia AS 1720.1-2010 Timber structures – Design methods
New Zealand Standard NZS 3604:2011 / Timber Framed Buildings
CWC (Canadian Wood Council) Wood Design Manual including CSA O86 Standard and CWC Commentary on CSA O86 (2010).
National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction (NDS 2015). American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA). American Wood Council, Washington DC, 2015.
The Encyclopedia of Trusses. Alpine Engineered Products, Inc., 2003.
Truss Design Procedures and Specifications for Light Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses / TPIC – 2014. Truss Plate Institute of Canada (TPIC), 2014.
Using Narrow Pieces of Wood Structural Panel Sheathing in Wood Shear Walls. American Plywood Association (APA), The Engineered Wood Association, Tacoma, Washington, 2005.

PRODUCT BROCHURES

Learn more about the AGACAD products by reading our selected brochures.


September 24, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Features

THE ONLY TRUE BIM SOFTWARE FOR TOTAL-PRECISION FRAMING OF TIMBER CONSTRUCTIONS IN REVIT®

  • Flexible multilayer framing of any building configuration
  • Easy customization of framing openings – headers, sill plates, king studs, etc., incl. joined openings
  • Automated fastener distribution
  • Shop drawings & cut lists – dimensions, schedules, material take-offs, sheets
  • CNC output: export to any CNC machine and CAD/CAM production line

AGACAD framing software also assists in designing buildings with structural insulated panels (SIPs), cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels and heavy-timber frames.

The most significant enhancements of the year (Feb 2019–Feb 2020) >>


September 24, 2020

Wood Framing Suite eHelp


TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION of POWERFUL FEATURES:


EFFICIENT DESIGN OF WOOD-FRAME WALLS – Wood Framing Wall+ eHelp »

WALL & JOIN MANAGEMENT TOOLBOX – Smart Walls eHelp »

PREFABRICATED FLOOR PANELING – Floor Panel Layout eHelp »

TIMBER FLOOR FRAMING – Wood Framing Floor+ eHelp »

TIMBER-BASED TRUSS FRAMING – Wood Framing Truss+ eHelp »

PREFABRICATED ROOF PANELING – Roof Panel Layout eHelp »

ROOF PANEL FRAMING – Wood Framing Roof+ eHelp »

PRECISION OPENINGS FOR MEP SERVICES AND BUILDING STRUCTURES – Cut Opening eHelp »

FLEXIBLE ELEMENT & GRID RENUMBERING – Sort Mark eHelp »

SHOP DRAWING GENERATION WITH RELEVANT VIEWS & DIMENSIONS – Smart Assemblies eHelp »

AUTOMATED LOD 400 MODELING IN REVIT – Smart Connections eHelp »


WEBINARS – RECORDED VIDEOS:

New Features of Wood & Metal Framing BIM Software for Revit (Feb 18, 2021)

SIP Framing in Revit (Jul 27, 2020)

Framing Timber Walls, Floors & Roofs in Revit (Jul 08, 2020)

Framing Timber/Steel Walls in Revit (May 13, 2020)

Exporting Wood/Metal Frames from Revit to CNC Machines or CAD/CAM Production Lines (May 6, 2020)

Framing Timber/Steel Floors in Revit (Apr 29, 2020)

Framing Timber/Steel Trusses for Roofs & Floors in Revit (Apr 20, 2020)

Wood/Metal Framing in Revit: multi-element custom studs & joists, wall validation, sloped joists (Feb 27, 2020)

Wood/Metal Framing New Updates: Studs, Openings, Bracing and More (Apr 11, 2019)

Auto-generate complex roof truss systems in Revit (Dec 18, 2018)

Cut Opening 101: Creating holes in Revit projects (Oct 4, 2018)

Framing with Heavy Timber in Revit (June 28, 2018)

Automated Framing of Timber & Steel Rafters in Revit (May 24, 2018)

SIPs & CLT Panels for Walls, Floors & Roofs in Revit(Mar 22, 2018)

Complex Connections for Wood/Metal Framing in Revit (Feb 15, 2018)

Framing Timber/Steel Multi-Story Houses in Revit (Jan 31, 2018)

Framing Truss Floors in Revit (Dec 20, 2017)

Structural Openings for Linked Doors and Windows (Oct 26, 2017)

Prefabricated Timber/Steel Roof Paneling and Framing in Revit (Oct 2, 2017)

‘Template Project’ functionality for Framing in Revit (Sep 15, 2017)

Cut Opening for Beams (May 23, 2017)

Framing in Revit: The latest industry-driven advances (May 9, 2017)

10 Times Faster Framing of Multi-Story Houses (Jun 2, 2016)

Wood Framing in Revit® via All BIM Processes (May 25, 2015)


In case you have any questions, please contact us helpdesk@agacad.com.


September 24, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Gallery

Timber Framed Walls, Floor, and Roof

Complex Multi-layer Wood Wall Frame

Different Types of CLT Systems

CLT Panels & Ventilated Facades

Insulated CLT Roof and Wall Panels

Cross-Laminated Timber Wall

Wood Framing Cross-laminated timber wall

Heavy-timber Frame

Wood Framing Heavy-timber frame

Column-Girder Connection / Masive Truss Connections

Girder-Girder Connections

Truss Frames

Frame with structural insulated panels (SIPs)

Frame with SIPs | Wood Framing

Frame with structural insulated panels (SIPs) and other layers (Secondary Frame, Nailers, Sidings, Battens, Roofing etc.)

Frame with SIPs and other layers | Wood Framing

SIP Panels

Wood Framing SIP panels

Building structure: SIPs only

Wood Framing Building structure SIPs only

 

Gable Wall

Wood Framing -Gable wall

Dormer Wall

Wood Framing Dormer wall

Wood Wall Frame with Joined Windows–Doors

Wood Wall Frame with Joined Windows–Doors

Door Side and Door-Window Join Framing

Door Side and Door-Window Join Framing

Window-Window Join and Window Side Framing

Window-Window join and Window side framing

Wood Wall Frame with Joined Openings

Mixed Wood–Metal Frame

Wood Framing Mixed wood-metal frame

Wood Wall Frame with Special Top Plate & Specially Cut Plates

Wood Wall Frame with Special Top Plate & Special Cuts of Plates

Wood Frame with Dovetails (Mortise & Tenon)

Wood Frame with Dovetails (mortise & tenon)

Wood Frame with Vertical Siding & Joined Windows–Doors

Wood Framing Wood frame with vertical siding

Wood Frame with Horizontal Siding & Joined Windows–Doors

Wood Framing Wood frame with horizontal siding

Wood Wall Frame with Two Layers of Vertical Siding

Wood Framing Wood frame with 2 layer siding

Wood Wall Frame with Mixed Horizontal–Vertical Siding

Wood Framing Wood frame with mixed siding

Horizontal Siding

Floor Frame with Simpson Hangers

Wood Framing Floor frame with Simpson hangers
Wood Framing Floor frame with Simpson hangers

Prefabricated Wood Frame Roof Panels

Wood Framing Prefabricated wood frame roof panels
Wood Framing Prefabricated wood frame roof panels
Wood Framing Prefabricated wood frame roof panels
Wood Framing Prefabricated wood frame roof panels

Possible workflow:

Wood Framing Possible workflow result
Wood Framing Possible workflow result
Wood Framing Possible workflow result

Rafter Roof Structures

Possible workflow:

Truss Systems

Floor trusses
Wood Framing Floor trusses
Wood Framing Floor trusses

Multi-Framing for Modular Buildings

Wood framed modules of a building

September 24, 2020

True BIM software for total-precision framing of timber constructions in Revit®

The FREE, lite version of AGACAD’s wood framing solution for Autodesk® Revit® users is available.

Client stories

    Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2019

Please get in touch with us to receive the free installation!

Additional Wood Framing LT information:

  • Software activation for 12 months (365 days) from the date of activation.
  • 1 version of the selected LT product — for Revit 2019 — for one workstation.
  • This activation type does not include any Revit families, configurations, training, or consultation for the User.
  • The latter services are subject to additional payment. There is no option to migrate from standalone to network license type.
  • The latter option is available for professional version only.
  • Individual Training & Consulting is available. The latter services are subject to additional payment.


Explore the FULL-POWER versions of AGACAD’s professional BIM solutions for designing wood structures – including CLT, SIPS, and heavy-timber framing – below!

DESIGN – ANALYSIS – DOCUMENTATION – FABRICATION – CONSTRUCTION

  • Multilayer framing of any building configuration
  • Shop drawings & cut lists – dimensions, schedules, material take-offs, sheets
  • Easy customization of framing openings: headers, sill plates, king studs, etc., incl. joined openings
  • CNC output: export to any CNC machine and CAD/CAM production line
  • Automated fastener distribution

AGACAD framing software also assists in designing buildings with structural insulated panels (SIPs), cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels and heavy-timber frames.

BIM software for efficiently designing wood-frame walls
Design wood-frame walls

Wood Framing Wall makes framing wood walls fast and easy with real-time full project updates in Revit®. Plus it generates views with automatic dimensions for wall panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

BIM software for efficiently designing wood-frame floors
Design wood-frame floors

Wood Framing Floor makes framing wood floors fast and easy with real-time full project updates in Revit®. Plus it generates views with automatic dimensions for floor panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

BIM software for designing prefabricated wood frame roof panels, wooden roof trusses and rafter systems

Design prefabricated wood frame roof panels, wooden roof trusses and rafter systems

Wood Framing Roof lets Revit® users instantly create prefabricated wood frame roof panels, wooden truss and/or rafter systems of any shape or complexity, perform structural analysis, and generate custom shop drawings. It’s a potent BIM workflow booster. Functions are versatile, parameters easy to control, and changes occur in real time. No more drafting – just design and decide, knowing you’ll get a high-quality model.

Design cross-laminated timber walls, floors and roofs

Wood Framing CLT lets Revit® users instantly create cross-laminated timber floor, roof slabs and wall panels of any shape or complexity. Functions are versatile, parameters easy to control, and changes occur in real time. No more drafting – just design and decide, knowing you’ll get a high-quality model. Plus the software generates views with automatic dimensions for panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

BIM software for efficiently designing wood-frame walls, floors and roofs with SIP panels
Design wood-frame walls, floors and roofs with SIP panels

Wood Framing SIPS makes framing with structural insulated panels – prefabricated building components for use as walls, floors and roofs – fast and easy with real-time, full-project updates in Revit®. Plus the software generates views with automatic dimensions for panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

Design heavy-timber framing in Revit

Wood Framing OAK lets Revit® users instantly frame heavy-timber walls, floors, and roofs, create post-&-beam structures, perform structural analysis, and generate custom shop drawings. Functions are versatile, parameters easy to control, and changes occur in real time. No more drafting – just design and decide, knowing you’ll get a high-quality model.


 

Would you like a quote or a live demo given by one of our experts?

CLIENT STORIES
THORSON BAKER & ASSOCIATES (TBA): “AGACAD software has given substance to our models”
  

 

UBS: “AGACAD framing tools let us confidently take on more complexity”
  

AEC AB: “Partnership with AGACAD was key for implementing BIM fully at Trivselhus.”
  

 

A-BET gets competitive boost in panelling, framing, BIM to fabrication with AGACAD solutions
  

 

NIRAS A/S: “AGACAD’s Cut Opening software supports our Lean BIM processes”
JPS-Konsult: “We’re hooked on Precast Concrete and other AGACAD solutions”
  
JPS-Konsult: “We’re hooked on Precast Concrete and other AGACAD solutions”

 

  
Bela calls AGACAD metal framing and CNC solutions the “lifeblood” of its building design business

September 24, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Gallery

Complex Multi-layer Wood Wall Frame

Complex multi-layer Wood Wall Frame

CLT Panels & Ventilated Facades
Insulated CLT Roof and Wall Panels
Cross-Laminated Timber Wall

Column-Girder Connection. Masive Truss Connections

Girder-Girder Connections

Truss Frames

Frame with structural insulated panels (SIPs)

Frame with structural insulated panels (SIPs) and other layers (Secondary Frame, Nailers, Sidings, Battens, Roofing etc.)

SIP Panels

Gable WallGable Wall
Wood Wall Frame with Joined Windows–DoorsWood Wall Frame with Joined Windows–Doors
Window-Window Join and Window Side Framing

Window-Window join and Window side framing

Wood Wall Frame with Joined Openings

Wood Wall Frame with Joined Openings

Wood Wall Frame with Joined Openings

Mixed Wood–Metal Frame
Wood Wall Frame with Special Top Plate & Specially Cut Plates

Wood Wall Frame with Special Top Plate & Special Cuts of Plates

Wood Frame with Vertical Siding & Joined Windows–Doors
Wood Frame with Horizontal Siding & Joined Windows–DoorsWood Frame with Horizontal Siding & Joined Windows-Doors
Wood Wall Frame with Two Layers of Vertical SidingWood Wall Frame with two layers of Vertical Siding
Wood Wall Frame with Mixed Horizontal–Vertical SidingWood Wall Frame with mixed Horizontal & Vertical SidingHorizontal Siding

Floor Frame with Simpson Hangers

Floor Frame with Simpson Hangers

Automatical Join Connections: I-Joist with HEB

Prefabricated Wood Frame Roof Panels


Possible workflow

Rafter Roof Structures

Possible workflow

Truss Systems

Floor trusses


September 24, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Overview

BIM Navigator is an advanced solution for quality control in Building Information Modelling. It supports EIR, BEP, MIDP, PIM, AIM, COBie, and other types of data. Users gain full control of family-parameter change processes in a way that makes it easy to spot and avoid mistakes.

A dynamic automated-tree interface makes it amazingly simple to:

  • find elements in current or linked Revit® models.
  • verify geometry and data at any Level of Development.
  • quickly fill in gaps or fix mistakes. All in real time.

You can make rules-based additions and changes to BIM object parameters and values. So there’s no more need to update Revit® families one by one!

Project and external library families stay in-sync across the BIM team. They’re always up-to-date since they instantly adapt to new LOD specifications, object standards, and so on. Plus, you can identity any differences between the families in your project and those in a library.

POWERFUL FEATURES

  • Synchronous Revit® Family Management

  • ‘3-Click & Fix’ Constant Quality Control for Autodesk® Revit® BIM Projects


September 24, 2020

BIM software for efficiently designing cross-laminated timber walls, floors and roofs in Revit®

AGACAD Thank You Offer 2021

Wood Framing CLT lets Revit® users instantly create cross-laminated timber floor, roof slabs and wall panels of any shape or complexity. Functions are versatile, parameters easy to control, and changes occur in real time. No more drafting – just design and decide, knowing you’ll get a high-quality model.

Plus the software generates views with automatic dimensions for panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

      Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

Connectors, cuts, supports, and other details can be distributed based on predefined rules or connection types. They can then be modified or updated to suit the project design stage and the level of detail required. CLT “XL” panels (slabs) or the layout of CLT “S” panels and details can be modified and updated whenever the project is changed. Dynamic update functionality can make changes to CLT panels of the same type at once.

CLT Panels in the project can be easily marked based on their properties and locations in the structure model. And information for fabrication can be automatically generated with all desired views, schedules, and drawings for each CLT panel or panel layout.

For more information look at our technical Gallery.

POWERFUL FEATURES

Wall+

BIM SOFTWARE FOR EFFICIENT DESIGN OF WOOD-FRAME WALLS

Automate timber wall framing in Revit® projects with Wood Framing Wall+. Being powerful, flexible, and easy to use, it helps you make optimal choices, move much faster, and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to wall segment fabrication and construction.

  • Create detailed multilayer timber wall framing for your Revit model in a snap using fully customizable rules and templates.
  • Frame multi-story houses 10 times faster than using standard Revit interface.
  • Control stud, nogging, bridging, blocking, bracing placement, diverse openings, configure complex L or T connections, details, service hole positions and more.
  • Auto-distribute nailers, siding, and fastenings.
  • Create all log house elements and group (pack)/number them automatically.
  • Freely revise your Revit model, with simple selection of the elements and properties you want to modify.
  • Find structural and engineering clashes; cut and frame openings according to predefined rules.
  • One-click generation of shop drawings and cut lists; get real-time take-offs and views, automatic sorting, dimensioning.
  • Perform structural analyses without leaving Revit or export your wood frames to external analysis software at any stage of design process.
  • Optional export to any CNC machines and CAD/CAM production lines, such as WEINMANN, Randek, etc.

Smart Walls

WALL & JOIN MANAGEMENT

A powerful add-on for managing walls in Revit®, letting you rapidly disassemble layers into different wall types, fully control joins and gap distances, split walls into separate panels with predefined settings, insert gravity points, and manage information with an export-to-Excel feature.

  • Manage information of all walls in your project.
  • Export filtered, grouped, or selected information (wall parameters) to Excel.
  • Decompose wall layers into separate wall types according to user’s predefined configuration.
  • Fully control joins and gap distances between walls.
  • Insert gravity points.
  • Add additional information about real wall orientation, elevation, or coordinates.
  • Split walls at exact locations by using grid lines, openings, or other walls.
  • Split walls automatically by predefined panel size.

Floor+

TIMBER FLOOR FRAMING

Automate wood framing of floors in Revit® projects using powerful, flexible and easy to use solution Wood Framing Floors+. It helps you make better decisions, move much faster and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to segment fabrication and construction.

  • Auto-generate detailed multilayer floor framing for your Revit model using predefined or custom rules and templates.
  • Frame multi-story houses 10 times faster than using standard Revit interface.
  • Easily control supporting structure, including battens and flooring; distribute details, service holes and more.
  • Automate sheathing layouts.
  • Freely revise your Revit model by easily selecting the elements and properties you want to modify.
  • Find structural and engineering clashes; cut and frame openings according to predefined rules.
  • Perform structural analyses without leaving Revit, or export your wood frames to external analysis software at any stage of design process.
  • Easily prepare shop drawings and cut lists, with all required views, where elements are dimensioned, sorted, tagged, scheduled, and mass calculated.
  • Optional export to any CNC machines and CAD/CAM production lines, such as WEINMANN, Randek, etc.

Floor Panel Layout

PREFABRICATED FLOOR PANELING

Take the architect’s designed floor and automate panel layout planning. The software Floor Panel Layout draws symbolic lines to indicate the future panels according to predefined rules. Then it creates real Revit® floor panels.

  • Panel Layout Planning includes functions for better understanding how the floor will be divided. Users can control every division line and automate the division process by predefined rules.
  • From the beginning, the architect’s designed floor can be divided into coarse partitions, or Regions. Regions can be created automatically by using Floor edges and supports (split lines), and also by Generic or System Openings with predefined distances
  • Regions can be divided into Panels by predefined spacing.
  • Panels can be aligned, modified by selected floor face, and additionally split.
  • Various automated splitting functions facilitate the process: users can split the panels in half, by maximum spacing, by middle to both ends, in middle and to both ends, from first selected, or from both ends.
  • Selected Regions or Panels can be joined, if needed.
  • Creates individual panels for the selected floor face or for the whole floor.
  • These entire floor Panels can later be moved into the new phase through its Properties for better filtering and scheduling.

Truss+

TIMBER-BASED TRUSS FRAMING

Generate wood truss systems instantly, perform structural analysis, and auto-generate shop drawings tailored to your standards. Functions are versatile, parameters are easy to control, and changes occur in real time.

  • Build full truss systems in one go with the configurable 3D grid (escaping the limited and time-consuming nature of standard Revit truss family insertion).
  • Easily assess options – such as wooden truss framing – in economic, structural or systemic terms, to make the best decisions.
  • Create new parametric uniquely shaped truss families based on model lines and roofs for immediate use in your projects.
  • Freely revise your Revit model; update and adapt truss systems.
  • Get real-time take-offs and views, automatic creation of shop drawings and cut lists, and easy export to CNC machines.

Roof Panel Layout

PREFABRICATED ROOF PANELING

Plan roof panels easily and split them into segments for prefabrication which can then be used in the roof framing process.

  • Panel Layout Planning functions let you better understand how a roof will be divided. Users can control every division line and can predefine rules to automate the division process.
  • Initially an architectural roof can be divided into coarse partitions – regions automatically on the basis of roof ridge ends and valley rafter bottom ends as well as windows and generic or system openings with predefined distances.
  • Regions can be divided into panels using predefined spacing.
  • Panels can be aligned and modified for an individual roof side or region and additionally split.
  • A variety of automated splitting functions help to easily get the needed result.
  • Selected regions or panels can be joined, if needed.
  • Creates individual panels for the selected roof side or for the whole roof.
  • The full roof panels can later be taken to a new phase via their properties for better filtering and scheduling.

Roof+

ROOF PANEL FRAMING

Automated creation of prefabricated wood framing and rafter structures for roofs in Revit® models. Powerful features simplify creation of roof joists, battens, valley joists, roof boards, and more. The software automates shop drawings, including the sorting, tagging, dimensioning, and scheduling of all frames.

  • Create your own rules and templates, and use them for creating detailed, multi-layer, timber roof framing in your Revit model.
  • Frame large-sized roofs 10 times faster than using regular Revit features.
  • Control joists, rim joists, nogging, bridging, blocking, and bracing placement.
  • Configure openings, details, service hole positions, and more.
  • Auto-distribute battens, secondary frame, and roofing.
  • Freely revise your Revit model simply by selecting the elements and properties you want to modify.
  • Generate shop drawings and cut lists with just one click. Get real-time take-offs and views, plus automatic sorting and dimensioning.
  • Optional export to any CNC machine and CAD/CAM production line, such as WEINMANN, Randek, etc.

Cut Opening

PRECISE OPENINGS FOR MEP SERVICES AND BUILDING STRUCTURES

Create openings with fire safety components throughout a Revit® model where ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits intersect with walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, beams and columns. BIM solution Cut Opening creates openings with special holding details for structural beams.

  • Automatically creates openings where ducts, pipes, cable trays or conduits intersect walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, beams or columns.
  • Automatically adds openings with predefined sizes in accordance with MEP line based element sizes, categories and system classifications.
  • Automatically joins openings with predefined configurations.
  • Automatically inserts Fire Dampers where ducts clash with walls, floors, ceilings or roofs with fire rating.
  • Automatically inserts structural openings for separated architectural and structural models.
  • Enhance BIM-team work and deliverables for integrated project delivery (IPD).

Sort Mark

FLEXIBLE ELEMENT AND GRID RENUMBERING

Renumber Revit® elements just the way you want, detect and renumber grids, determine swing direction and orientation (and add them as properties), recalculate shared coordinates, and much more.

  • Detects grid geometry and renumbers them after any change in the project.
  • Renumbers of any Revit elements (Doors, Windows, Beams, Columns, Pipes, etc.) in a number of different ways.
  • Writes swing direction for the doors into the door’s properties.
  • Writes flip/mirror orientation for the selected elements.
  • Creates new shared parameters, recalculates shared X, Y, Z coordinates.
  • Possibility to save numbering settings under the separate name.
  • Possibility to sort elements in Ascending / Descending order, and much more.

Smart Assemblies

SHOP DRAWING GENERATION WITH RELEVANT VIEWS & DIMENSIONS

Create views of walls, floors, roofs with automatic dimensions and place them into sheets.

  • Automatic addition of all hosted elements to an assembly.
  • Use various templates to automatically create views and place them on a sheet template.
  • Auto-generate schedules based on schedule templates.
  • Rule-based creation of dimensions with notes in selected views.
  • Create multiple assemblies with defined configurations in a single click.
  • Easily check, update, edit, change dimensioning configurations of selected assemblies.
  • Update assemblies based on project changes.
  • Select/find/isolate primary and secondary assemblies.
  • Find changes in assemblies due to new hosted details.
  • Insert details/cuts on all assemblies of the same type with one click.

Smart Connections

AUTOMATED LOD 400 MODELING IN REVIT

Insert grout tubes, cast-in plates, anchor bolts, lifting bolts, and cuts on any surface of beams and walls.

  • Rule-based distribution of details and voids on any element surfaces.
  • Simple insertion of point-based and line-based details.
  • Host-element data can be read and used to modify detail families automatically.
  • Easily rotate/flip details in configuration window to get desired result.
  • Check whether host element has enough solid body for detail to be inserted.
  • Insert details according to gravity point.
  • Insert details at intersection points of other Revit elements.
  • Quick modification and updating of inserted details.
  • Automatically insert details based on a defined configuration name.

Smart Views

MAKING VIEWS & PLACING DIMENSIONS FAST IN REVIT®

Get sections and elevation drawings for any building element easily using functions that create views and dimensions for selected elements quickly.

  • Uses configurations instead of manual work
  • Crops views to the element size
  • Creates automatic dimensions based on defined configurations
  • Applies view templates to all new views
  • Creates the number of views you set in the configurations for multiple selected elements
  • Renames views based on configurations
  • Apply dimensioning rules to any Revit view or selected elements in view

CLIENT STORIES


Want to find out if this is the right solution for you? Our professionals can help you quickly find out how this software will benefit your design process.

30-Day Trial

To properly assess the software, you’ll need sample families, sample configurations, and personal training with our engineers. For that we offer a 30-day Trial* that includes:

  • Revit project with sample families & configurations
  • Personal online training (1 hour) + answers to your questions
  • 30-day software trial with technical support

*For more information, see our FAQ page.

 

Developed in compliance with standards and guidelines:

Eurocode 5: Design of timber structures – Part 1-1: General – Common rules and rules for buildings (EN 1995-1-1:2004: E)
Standards Australia AS 1684.2-2010 Residential timber-framed construction
Standards Australia AS 1720.1-2010 Timber structures – Design methods
New Zealand Standard ZS 3604:2011 / Timber Framed Buildings
CWC (Canadian Wood Council) Wood Design Manual including CSA O86 Standard and CWC Commentary on CSA O86 (2010).
National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction (NDS 2015). American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA). American Wood Council, Washington DC, 2015.
The Encyclopedia of Trusses. Alpine Engineered Products, Inc., 2003.
Truss Design Procedures and Specifications for Light Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses / TPIC – 2014. Truss Plate Institute of Canada (TPIC), 2014.
Using Narrow Pieces of Wood Structural Panel Sheathing in Wood Shear Walls. American Plywood Association (APA), The Engineered Wood Association, Tacoma, Washington, 2005.

PRODUCT BROCHURES

Learn more about the AGACAD products by reading our selected brochures.


September 24, 2020

Wood Framing CLT eHelp


TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION of POWERFUL FEATURES:


EFFICIENT DESIGN OF WOOD-FRAME WALLS – Wood Framing Wall+ eHelp »

WALL & JOIN MANAGEMENT TOOLBOX – Smart Walls eHelp »

TIMBER FLOOR FRAMING – Wood Framing Floor+ eHelp »

PREFABRICATED FLOOR PANELING – Floor Panel Layout eHelp »

TIMBER-BASED TRUSS FRAMING – Wood Framing Truss+ eHelp »

PREFABRICATED ROOF PANELING – Roof Panel Layout eHelp »

ROOF PANEL FRAMING – Wood Framing Roof+ eHelp »

PRECISION OPENINGS FOR MEP SERVICES AND BUILDING STRUCTURES – Cut Opening eHelp »

FLEXIBLE ELEMENT & GRID RENUMBERING – Sort Mark eHelp »

SHOP DRAWING GENERATION WITH RELEVANT VIEWS & DIMENSIONS – Smart Assemblies eHelp »

AUTOMATED LOD 400 MODELING IN REVIT – Smart Connections eHelp »


WEBINARS – RECORDED VIDEOS:

Framing with CLT Panels in Revit (May 20, 2020)

Framing Timber Walls, Floors & Roofs (July 1, 2020)

Framing Prefabricated Roof Panels, Trusses, and Rafters (June 3, 2020)

Exporting Wood/Metal Frames from Revit to CNC Machines or CAD/CAM Production Lines (May 6, 2020)

Wood/Metal Framing in Revit: multi-element custom studs & joists, wall validation, sloped joists (Feb 27, 2020)

CLT Panels for Walls, Floors & Roofs in Revit (Sep 13, 2018)


In case you have any questions, please contact us helpdesk@agacad.com.


September 24, 2020

CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Gallery

    Different Types of CLT Systems.

    CLT Panels & Ventilated Facades

    Insulated CLT Roof and Wall Panels

    Cross-Laminated Timber Wall


    September 24, 2020

    CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Overview

    BIM software for batched parameter control and content sharing

    Smart Browser is an advanced solution for quality control of BIM projects and BIM content. Users gain full control of Revit project-parameter and family-parameter change processes in a way that makes it easy to spot and avoid mistakes and do changes batched. High quality content can be shared within the BIM teams.

    Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2017, 2018, 2019

    Smart Browser for TeamsSmart Browser for Managers

    • Ability to quickly and easily browse and find Revit families on user’s local computer or company server and import them into a project;
    • Ability to quickly upload and delete families from Revit content server;
    • Overview of all 2D and 3D family views (using DWFX) before inserting it into the project;
    • Allows overview of family types and parameters prior to insertion;
    • Revit families are listed in a “tree view” where they can be grouped by original folders, categories, insertion types, or unit systems.
    • Ability to quickly and easily browse and find Revit families on user’s local computer or company server and import them into a project;
    • Ability to reach teams’ content, inspect it, fix it and publish a current edition for your team;
    • Ability to modify Revit families batched: Add new parameters, change, change parameter values, create new types, standardize names;
    • Easily find, check and modify relevant Revit project data and geometry with no need to lose time creating long lists of standard Autodesk® Revit® schedules;
    • Possibility to pack the information into Sets for delivery to the next BIM stage.
    Webinar: Sharing Revit® Content in a BIM Team


    Developed in compliance with standards and guidelines:

    bSa BIM Project Execution Planning Guide
    U.K. Construction Project Information Committee (CPIc)
    AIA Document E202–2008: Building Information Modeling Protocol
    NIBS COBie Standards
    BIMForum Level of Development (LOD) Specification
    National BIM Standard-United States
    ISO 29481-1:2010 (BIM Information Delivery Manual: Methodology and Format)
    ISO 29481-2:2012 (BIM Information Delivery Manual: Interaction Framework)
    ISO/TS 12911:2012 (Framework for building information modelling guidance)

    Would you like a quote or a live demo given by one of our experts? CONTACT US!


    September 24, 2020

    CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Overview

    Smart Browser Free lets you easily find families in external libraries on your computer, check their types and parameters, view them in 2D or 3D, then drag-and-drop to add elements to your project.

    We want to disseminate Smart Browser among as many people as possible, so they can benefit by saving time and reducing frustration. Over 10,000 Revit users worldwide already use our Smart Browser. We welcome every Revit user to join our community by using our software!

    Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2017, 2018, 2019

    Smart Browser Free is a professional easy-to-use Revit extension for fast implementation of Revit families from libraries, located on user’s computer.

    Ideal for:
    Architects,
    Structural Engineers,
    MEP Engineers
    Ability to quickly and easily browse and find Revit families on user’s local computer or company server and import them into a project.

    Overview of all 2D and 3D family views (using DWFX) before inserting it into the project.

    Allows overview of family types and parameters prior to insertion.

    Revit families are listed in a “tree view” where they can be grouped by original folders, categories, insertion types, or unit systems.

    Private Revit users

    This Revit Family Browser, for quick location of Revit families in external libraries, is available worldwide to all Revit users free of any charges or fees (only standalone license).

    User can easily migrate from standalone license to any type of Smart Browser

    UPDATE YOUR SMART BROWSER:


    Smart Browser for Teams:

    If you require to manage user installation and modify many Revit families in your projects, we offer you to choose a powerful BIM solution Smart Browser for Managers that is able to search for, review, insert, modify, or add new families in a fast and easy way:

    Smart Browser for Managers:

    Comparison table of all products intended for Revit family browsing:

    Products

    Smart Browser Free (SLM)

    Smart Browser Simple (NLM)

    Smart Browser Power (NLM)

    Smart Browser Manage (SLM or NLM)

    LICENSING OPTIONS

    Single-user license

    Multi-user license

    Automatic Deployment

    FEATURES

    Ability to quickly and easily browse and find Revit families in external libraries

    Access to use company library

    Access to any other user selected library. Ability to add, create, update XML file with library content

    Access of several XML files for one user

    Includes Project Family Browser that provides possibility to switch between opened projects and drag-and-drop families from one project to another

    Ability to check differences between families from library and opened project, and update families

    Possibility to load subcategories from selected file to the opened family

    Modify Family feature of a bunch of selected families allows to:

    • modify existing parameters: change values, rename parameters, and delete parameters;
    • add new family or shared parameters;
    • add new types, rename type names, and delete types;
    • standardize type names according to the rules;
    • rename family names, delete families;
    • add, modify, and delete text formulas and much more.

    Resaves families to current Revit version from selected catalogue and deletes backup files if needed

    Create shared parameters for selected category in the project

    If you don’t need Revit family modifications, Smart Browser Free is a very good choice for you. Download it and start benefiting from right now!


    September 24, 2020

    CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Features

    Smart Browser Free add-on makes it incredibly easy to locate Revit® families in external Revit content libraries on designer’s computer.

    How does it work?

    Smart Browser Free finds your Revit families like Google does to help you find information on the internet. This Revit plugin automatically builds a database index of your entire Revit library and then provides you with powerful filtering and search tools to quickly find exactly what you are looking for.

    Smart Browser Free is a family content browser that creates an independent environment enabling Revit families from libraries to be easily and quickly found and placed into your project. Revit families are listed in a “Dynamic Tree View” where they can be grouped by original folders, categories, insertion types or unit systems.

    Smart Browser Free enables to:

    • Find Revit® families externally stored on your computer by family name, family type, parameter name, or parameter value.
    • Review Revit® family types and parameters containing values prior to insertion.
    • Find and Drag-and-Drop elements into the project.
    • Review all Revit® families in 2D and 3D views (using the Autodesk Design Review plug-in) before inserting them into the project.
    • Filter Revit® families by original folders, categories, insertion types, or unit systems.
    • Project Family Browser: review Revit families that are internal to your current project.

    Smart Browser Manage is a powerful BIM solution designed for Revit family search, also managing and editing. It has a broad set of specific functions, including Smart Browser’s full functionality.

    Main Smart Browser Free features

    for Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and Revit MEP
    • Search Revit® families by family name, type, parameter name, or parameter value on your Computer or company Server.
    • Review Revit® family in 2D and 3D views before inserting family into the project.
    • Easy to Drag-and-Drop elements into Revit projects!
    • Evaluate Revit® families that are internal to your current project. Project Family Browser allows you to drag-and-drop elements from one project to other.
    • Has possibly to create Subcategories in a family. The list of subcategories comes from external text file, which can be easily modified in accordance with company or country standards. The default list of subcategories comes from ANZRS!

    September 24, 2020

    CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Tech Specs

    System requirements for Smart Browser Free

    Software versions

    • Released versions: Smart Browser Free 2018.1, 2017.3, 2016.4 (previous 2016.2), 2015.4, 2014.2, 2013.5, 2012.6, 2011.1.
    • Unit systems: Metric and Imperial.
    • Language: English, Deutsch, Español, Portugues, Français, Norsk, Polski, Pусский, Suomi, Korean, Lietuvių.

    System Requirements

    • Same as for Autodesk® Revit® products including: Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Revit Architecture / Structure / MEP.
    • Operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (for Revit 2018-2017 only) 64-bit versions.

    Compatible with Revit® 2019, Revit® 2018 and Revit® 2017.

    Software versions supported for only the two most-recent versions of Revit®.


    September 24, 2020

    CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Faq


    Why do you need Smart Browser Free?

    Parametric Components, also known as Families, are the basis for all 3D buildings designed in Autodesk® Revit® Architecture, Autodesk® Revit® Structure and Autodesk® Revit® MEP. To be able to search for, review, insert or add new families in a fast and easy way is an essential need for every Revit user.

    Free Revit add-on the Smart Browser Free fills this need.

    Smart Browser Free helps Revit® users avoid headaches like:

    1. How to find Revit family files stored on your computer or company server in a fast and easy way?
    2. How to review searched family type, parameters and 2D / 3D views before loading the family into Revit project?
    3. How to quickly find Revit families by family name, family type, parameter name or parameter value?
    4. How to filter Revit families by original folders, categories, insertion types or unit systems?

    September 24, 2020

    CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Getting Started

    Learn & Explore. Get Started Today!

    Smart Browser Free step by step video tutorial

    Introduction: How to prepare your library (5:35 min.)



    How to browse your library (7:51 min.)

      Finding your project families (3:16 min.)



        In case you have any questions, please contact us support@aga-cad.com.


        September 24, 2020

        CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Download


        Smart Browser Free download page

        Software is activated via the Internet. You will receive an activation code via an e-mail message. If you don’t receive the confirmation email containing the activation code right away, please check your Junk / Spam folder.

        Free extension for Revit® has E-Help where users can find all step-by-step instructions on how to properly start using the software. Anytime you are in T4R© (Tools 4 Revit) dialog window, you can press F1 and you’ll be directed into E-Help automatically. Also you can find E-Help on the main menu of the product.

        INSTALL NOW Smart Browser Free and enjoy using it!

        Activation: go to About License Information Update License Trial License Request now → fill the form → activation code will be sent to your email in 24 hours

        Installation instruction (pdf) Detailed activation instruction (pdf)

        Latest releases:

        for Revit® 2015

        for Revit® 2014

        for Revit® 2013

        Download Smart Browser (exe)
        Download Smart Browser (zip)

        (Version: 2015.1; Build: 22 May 2014)

        Download Smart Browser (exe)
        Download Smart Browser (zip)

        (Version: 2014.2; Build: 25 Sept 2013)

        Download Smart Browser (exe)
        Download Smart Browser (zip)

        (Version: 2013.5; Build: 25 Sept 2013)

        Notes:

        Install supports Autodesk® Revit® Architecture/Structure 2015 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

        Operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1.
        Language: English.

        Notes:

        Install supports Autodesk® Revit® Architecture/Structure 2014 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

        Operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8.
        Language: English.

        Notes:

        Install supports Autodesk® Revit® Architecture/Structure 2013 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

        Operating systems: Windows XP, Windows 7.
        Language: English.

        for Revit® 2012

        for Revit® 2011

        Download Smart Browser (exe)
        Download Smart Browser (zip)

        (Version: 2012.6; Build: 03 May 2013)

        Download Smart Browser (exe)
        Download Smart Browser (zip)

        (Version: 2011.1; Build: 10 Mar 2011)

        Notes:

        Install supports Autodesk® Revit® Architecture/Structure 2012 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

        Operating systems: Windows 7, Windows XP.
        Language: English.

        Notes:

        Install supports Autodesk® Revit® Architecture/Structure 2011 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

        Operating systems: Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7.
        Language: English.


        September 24, 2020

        CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) E-help


        Smart Browser eHelp


        GETTING STARTED VIDEOS:

        How to prepare your library?
        How to browse your library?
        Finding your project families


        Differences between Smart Browser Free, Smart Browser Manage, Smart Browser Simple and Smart Browser Power


        WEBINAR – RECORDED VIDEOS:

        How to Simplify & Speed Up Architects’ Daily Tasks: 12 Essentials Revit Add-ons

        How to Simplify & Speed Up Structural Engineers’ Daily Tasks: 8 Essentials Revit Add-ons

        How to Simplify & Speed Up MEP Engineers’ Daily Tasks: 9 Essentials Revit Add-ons


        TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION:

        The Fastest Way to Quickly & Easily Browse and Find Revit® Families (pdf)


        September 24, 2020

        BIM software for heavy timber post-and-beam framing design, construction, and fabrication in Revit®

        AGACAD Thank You Offer 2021

        Wood Framing OAK lets Revit® users instantly frame mass timber walls, floors, and roofs; create post-and-beam (also called post-and-lintel) framing structures; perform structural analysis; generate custom shop drawings for manufacturing and constructing log houses or heavy timber frame homes; and optionally export to CNC machine.

        Functions are versatile, parameters easy to control, and changes occur in real time. No more drafting – just design and decide, knowing you’ll get a high-quality model.

              Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

        Read the workflow for framing a heavy timber building in Revit using Wood Framing OAK.

        • Set up configurations and standards for creating wall, floor, and roof frames using heavy timbers.
        • Auto-generate truss framing and define detailed, multi-layer rafters in a snap using fully customizable rules and templates.
        • Distribute & manage details for creating plank-and-beam framing connections with cuts common for heavy timber / oak frames using Smart Connections.
        • Easily prepare shop drawings and cut lists with all required views and where elements are dimensioned, sorted, tagged, scheduled, and mass is calculated.
        • Export post-&-beam framing elements and details to a CNC machine or CAD/CAM production line. Read more about CNC Exporters for timber frames in Revit.

        POWERFUL FEATURES

        Wall+

        BIM SOFTWARE FOR EFFICIENT DESIGN OF WOOD-FRAME WALLS

        Automate timber wall framing in Revit® projects with Wood Framing Wall+. Being powerful, flexible, and easy to use, it helps you make optimal choices, move much faster, and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to wall segment fabrication and construction.

        • Create detailed multilayer timber wall framing for your Revit model in a snap using fully customizable rules and templates.
        • Frame multi-story houses 10 times faster than using standard Revit interface.
        • Control stud, nogging, bridging, blocking, bracing placement, diverse openings, configure complex L or T connections, details, service hole positions and more.
        • Auto-distribute nailers, siding, and fastenings.
        • Create all log house elements and group (pack)/number them automatically.
        • Freely revise your Revit model, with simple selection of the elements and properties you want to modify.
        • Find structural and engineering clashes; cut and frame openings according to predefined rules.
        • One-click generation of shop drawings and cut lists; get real-time take-offs and views, automatic sorting, dimensioning.
        • Perform structural analyses without leaving Revit or export your wood frames to external analysis software at any stage of design process.
        • Optional export to any CNC machines and CAD/CAM production lines, such as WEINMANN, Randek, etc.

        Smart Walls

        WALL & JOIN MANAGEMENT

        A powerful add-on for managing walls in Revit®, letting you rapidly disassemble layers into different wall types, fully control joins and gap distances, split walls into separate panels with predefined settings, insert gravity points, and manage information with an export-to-Excel feature.

        • Manage information of all walls in your project.
        • Export filtered, grouped, or selected information (wall parameters) to Excel.
        • Decompose wall layers into separate wall types according to user’s predefined configuration.
        • Fully control joins and gap distances between walls.
        • Insert gravity points.
        • Add additional information about real wall orientation, elevation, or coordinates.
        • Split walls at exact locations by using grid lines, openings, or other walls.
        • Split walls automatically by predefined panel size.

        Floor+

        TIMBER FLOOR FRAMING

        Automate wood framing of floors in Revit® projects using powerful, flexible and easy to use solution Wood Framing Floors+. It helps you make better decisions, move much faster and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to segment fabrication and construction.

        • Auto-generate detailed multilayer floor framing for your Revit model using predefined or custom rules and templates.
        • Frame multi-story houses 10 times faster than using standard Revit interface.
        • Easily control supporting structure, including battens and flooring; distribute details, service holes and more.
        • Automate sheathing layouts.
        • Freely revise your Revit model by easily selecting the elements and properties you want to modify.
        • Find structural and engineering clashes; cut and frame openings according to predefined rules.
        • Perform structural analyses without leaving Revit, or export your wood frames to external analysis software at any stage of design process.
        • Easily prepare shop drawings and cut lists, with all required views, where elements are dimensioned, sorted, tagged, scheduled, and mass calculated.
        • Optional export to any CNC machines and CAD/CAM production lines, such as WEINMANN, Randek, etc.

        Floor Panel Layout

        PREFABRICATED FLOOR PANELING

        Take the architect’s designed floor and automate panel layout planning. The software Floor Panel Layout draws symbolic lines to indicate the future panels according to predefined rules. Then it creates real Revit® floor panels.

        • Panel Layout Planning includes functions for better understanding how the floor will be divided. Users can control every division line and automate the division process by predefined rules.
        • From the beginning, the architect’s designed floor can be divided into coarse partitions, or Regions. Regions can be created automatically by using Floor edges and supports (split lines), and also by Generic or System Openings with predefined distances.
        • Regions can be divided into Panels by predefined spacing.
        • Panels can be aligned, modified by selected floor face, and additionally split.
        • Various automated splitting functions facilitate the process: users can split the panels in half, by maximum spacing, by middle to both ends, in middle and to both ends, from first selected, or from both ends.
        • Selected Regions or Panels can be joined, if needed.
        • Creates individual panels for the selected floor face or for the whole floor.
        • These entire floor Panels can later be moved into the new phase through its Properties for better filtering and scheduling.

        Truss+

        TIMBER-BASED TRUSS FRAMING

        Generate wood truss systems instantly, perform structural analysis, and auto-generate shop drawings tailored to your standards. Functions are versatile, parameters are easy to control, and changes occur in real time.

        • Build full truss systems in one go with the configurable 3D grid (escaping the limited and time-consuming nature of standard Revit truss family insertion).
        • Easily assess options – such as wooden truss framing – in economic, structural or systemic terms, to make the best decisions.
        • Create new parametric uniquely shaped truss families based on model lines and roofs for immediate use in your projects.
        • Freely revise your Revit model; update and adapt truss systems.
        • Get real-time take-offs and views, automatic creation of shop drawings and cut lists, and easy export to CNC machines.

        Roof Panel Layout

        PREFABRICATED ROOF PANELING

        Plan roof panels easily and split them into segments for prefabrication which can then be used in the roof framing process.

        • Panel Layout Planning functions let you better understand how a roof will be divided. Users can control every division line and can predefine rules to automate the division process.
        • Initially an architectural roof can be divided into coarse partitions – regions. Regions can be created automatically on the basis of roof ridge ends and valley rafter bottom ends as well as windows and generic or system openings with predefined distances.
        • Regions can be divided into panels using predefined spacing.
        • Panels can be aligned and modified for an individual roof side or region and additionally split.
        • A variety of automated splitting functions help to easily get the needed result. Panels can be split in half, by maximum spacing, from the middle to both ends, in the middle and to both ends, from the initially selected end or from both ends.
        • Selected regions or panels can be joined, if needed.
        • Creates individual panels for the selected roof side or for the whole roof.
        • The full roof panels can later be taken to a new phase via their properties for better filtering and scheduling.

        Roof+

        ROOF PANEL FRAMING

        Automated creation of prefabricated wood framing and rafter structures for roofs in Revit® models. Powerful features simplify creation of roof joists, battens, valley joists, roof boards, and more. The software automates shop drawings, including the sorting, tagging, dimensioning, and scheduling of all frames.

        • Create your own rules and templates, and use them for creating detailed, multi-layer, timber roof framing in your Revit model.
        • Frame large-sized roofs 10 times faster than using regular Revit features.
        • Control joists, rim joists, nogging, bridging, blocking, and bracing placement.
        • Configure openings, details, service hole positions, and more.
        • Auto-distribute battens, secondary frame, and roofing.
        • Freely revise your Revit model simply by selecting the elements and properties you want to modify.
        • Generate shop drawings and cut lists with just one click. Get real-time take-offs and views, plus automatic sorting and dimensioning.
        • Optional export to any CNC machine and CAD/CAM production line, such as WEINMANN, Randek, etc.

        Cut Opening

        PRECISION OPENINGS FOR MEP SERVICES AND BUILDING STRUCTURES

        Automatically create openings (with fire safety components) throughout a Revit® model where ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits intersect with walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, beams and columns. BIM solution Cut Opening creates openings with special holding details for structural beams.

        • Add openings with predefined sizes in accordance with MEP line based element sizes, categories and system classifications.
        • Automatically join openings with predefined configurations.
        • Automatically insert Fire Dampers where ducts clash with walls, floors, ceilings or roofs with fire rating.
        • Automatically insert structural openings for separated architectural and structural models.
        • Enhance BIM-team work and deliverables for integrated project delivery (IPD).

        Sort Mark

        FLEXIBLE ELEMENT AND GRID RENUMBERING

        Renumber Revit® elements just the way you want, detect and renumber grids, determine swing direction and orientation (and add them as properties), recalculate shared coordinates, and much more.

        • Detects grid geometry and renumbers them after any change in the project.
        • Renumbers of any Revit elements (Doors, Windows, Beams, Columns, Pipes, etc.) in a number of different ways.
        • Writes swing direction for the doors into the door’s properties.
        • Writes flip/mirror orientation for the selected elements.
        • Creates new shared parameters, recalculates shared X, Y, Z coordinates.
        • Possibility to save numbering settings under the separate name.
        • Possibility to sort elements in Ascending/Descending order, and much more.

        Smart Assemblies

        SHOP DRAWING GENERATION WITH RELEVANT VIEWS & DIMENSIONS

        Create views of walls, floors, roofs with automatic dimensions and place them into sheets.

        • Automatic addition of all hosted elements to an assembly.
        • Use various templates to automatically create views and place them on a sheet template.
        • Auto-generate schedules based on schedule templates.
        • Rule-based creation of dimensions with notes in selected views.
        • Create multiple assemblies with defined configurations in a single click.
        • Easily check, update, edit, change dimensioning configurations of selected assemblies.
        • Update assemblies based on project changes.
        • Select/find/isolate primary and secondary assemblies.
        • Find changes in assemblies due to new hosted details.
        • Insert details/cuts on all assemblies of the same type with one click.

        Smart Connections

        AUTOMATED LOD 400 MODELING IN REVIT

        Insert grout tubes, cast-in plates, anchor bolts, lifting bolts, and cuts on any surface of beams and walls.

        • Rule-based distribution of details and voids on any element surfaces.
        • Simple insertion of point-based and line-based details.
        • Host-element data can be read and used to modify detail families automatically.
        • Easily rotate/flip details in configuration window to get desired result.
        • Check whether host element has enough solid body for detail to be inserted.
        • Insert details according to gravity point.
        • Insert details at intersection points of other Revit elements.
        • Quick modification and updating of inserted details.
        • Automatically insert details based on a defined configuration name.
        • Smart Assemblies, used for workshop drawings, recognizes changes made by Smart Connections.

        Smart Views

        MAKING VIEWS & PLACING DIMENSIONS FAST IN REVIT®

        Get sections and elevation drawings for any building element easily using functions that create views and dimensions for selected elements quickly.

        • Uses configurations instead of manual work
        • Crops views to the element size
        • Creates automatic dimensions based on defined configurations
        • Applies view templates to all new views
        • Creates the number of views you set in the configurations for multiple selected elements
        • Renames views based on configurations
        • Apply dimensioning rules to any Revit view or selected elements in view

        CLIENT STORIES


        Want to find out if this is the right solution for you? Our professionals can help you quickly find out how this software will benefit your design process.

        30-Day Trial

        To properly assess the software, you’ll need sample families, sample configurations, and personal training with our engineers. For that we offer a 30-day Trial* that includes:

        • Revit project with sample families & configurations
        • Personal online training (1 hour) + answers to your questions
        • 30-day software trial with technical support

        *For more information, see our FAQ page.

        Developed in compliance with standards and guidelines:

        Eurocode 5: Design of timber structures – Part 1-1: General – Common rules and rules for buildings (EN 1995-1-1:2004: E)
        Standards Australia AS 1684.2-2010 Residential timber-framed construction
        Standards Australia AS 1720.1-2010 Timber structures – Design methods
        New Zealand Standard ZS 3604:2011 / Timber Framed Buildings
        CWC (Canadian Wood Council) Wood Design Manual including CSA O86 Standard and CWC Commentary on CSA O86 (2010).
        National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction (NDS 2015). American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA). American Wood Council, Washington DC, 2015.
        The Encyclopedia of Trusses. Alpine Engineered Products, Inc., 2003.
        Truss Design Procedures and Specifications for Light Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses / TPIC – 2014. Truss Plate Institute of Canada (TPIC), 2014.
        Using Narrow Pieces of Wood Structural Panel Sheathing in Wood Shear Walls. American Plywood Association (APA), The Engineered Wood Association, Tacoma, Washington, 2005.

        PRODUCT BROCHURES

        Learn more about the AGACAD products by reading our selected brochures.


        September 24, 2020

        Wood Framing OAK eHelp


        TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION of POWERFUL FEATURES:


        EFFICIENT DESIGN OF WOOD-FRAME WALLS – Wood Framing Wall+ eHelp »

        WALL & JOIN MANAGEMENT TOOLBOX – Smart Walls eHelp »

        TIMBER FLOOR FRAMING – Wood Framing Floor+ eHelp »

        PREFABRICATED FLOOR PANELING – Floor Panel Layout eHelp »

        TIMBER-BASED TRUSS FRAMING – Wood Framing Truss+ eHelp »

        PREFABRICATED ROOF PANELING – Roof Panel Layout eHelp »

        ROOF PANEL FRAMING – Wood Framing Roof+ eHelp »

        PRECISION OPENINGS FOR MEP SERVICES AND BUILDING STRUCTURES – Cut Opening eHelp »

        FLEXIBLE ELEMENT & GRID RENUMBERING – Sort Mark eHelp »

        SHOP DRAWING GENERATION WITH RELEVANT VIEWS & DIMENSIONS – Smart Assemblies eHelp »

        AUTOMATED LOD 400 MODELING IN REVIT – Smart Connections eHelp »


        WEBINARS – RECORDED VIDEOS:

        Framing Heavy Timber Post and Beam Homes in Revit (June 10, 2020)

        Framing Timber Walls, Floors & Roofs (July 1, 2020)

        Framing Prefabricated Roof Panels, Trusses, and Rafters (June 3, 2020)

        Exporting Wood/Metal Frames from Revit to CNC Machines or CAD/CAM Production Lines (May 6, 2020)

        Wood/Metal Framing in Revit: multi-element custom studs & joists, wall validation, sloped joists (Feb 27, 2020)

        Framing with Heavy Timber in Revit (June 28, 2018)


        In case you have any questions, please contact us helpdesk@agacad.com.


        September 24, 2020

        CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Gallery

        Demo Project

        Column-Girder Connection. Massive Truss Connection.

        Girder-Girder Connections

        Truss Frames


        September 24, 2020

        CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Getting Started

        Learn & Explore. Get Started Today!

        Smart Browser Manage step by step video tutorial

        Modify Your Families! (12:59 min.)

        Smart Browser Manage (previous name Smart Browser Pro) is a powerful BIM solution for Revit family search & management that includes powerful parameter (incl. shared) adding and editing. This video explains how to modify selected families:

        • filter families by family name or type
        • change values of selected parameters
        • check values or type names
        • add more parameters, etc.
        Working with Text Formulas (2:40 min.)

        Smart Browser Manage allows architects, designers, engineers, BIM modelers and BIM managers to quickly and easily search & manage Revit families on user’s local computer or company server.

        Flexible Type Name Generator (4:49 min.)

        Quickly and easily search & manage Revit families on user’s local computer or company server!

        Find Differences Between Families in the Project and Families from Your Library (2:14 min.)

        Quickly and easily search & manage Revit families on user’s local computer or company server!

        Fast Way of Creating Shared Parameter in the Project (2:14 min.)

        Quickly and easily search & manage Revit families on user’s local computer or company server!

        Resave Families to the Current Revit Version (1:46 min.)

        Quickly and easily search & manage Revit families on user’s local computer or company server!

        BIM Tree Manager step by step video tutorial

        Introduction: Getting Information from BIM Model (4:35 min.)

        A video shows how to understand BIM Tree dialog and get the information about elements that are used in Revit model.

        • Step 1: Select the category you want to analyse (for example, Doors)
        • Step 2: Group and filter Doors
        • Step 3: Select parameters that you want to see

        Change Selected Parameters (3:47 min.)

        • Step 1: Select the category and parameters you want to change (for example, Doors)
        • Step 2: Filter the Doors
        • Step 3: Change selected values with right click menu

        Create New Shared Parameters and Calculate Real Element Elevation (6:21 min.)

        • Step 1: Select Floor category (or any other model category)
        • Step 2: Create New Shared Parameters
        • Step 3: Fill parameter values ith real elevation values from Revit 0 point


        Delete Filtered Elements (3:27 min.)

        • Step 1: Select the category of elements that has to be deleted (for example, Doors)
        • Step 2: Filter the Doors
        • Step 3: Delete Doors with right click menu

        Calculate Orientation (3:54 min.)

        • Step 1: Select the category for orientation calculation (Wall, Doors or Windows)
        • Step 2: Calculate Orientation

        In case you have any questions, please contact us support@aga-cad.com.


        September 24, 2020

        ​BIM software for efficiently designing wood-frame walls, floors & roofs with SIP panels in Revit®

        AGACAD Thank You Offer 2021

        Wood Framing SIPS makes wood framing with structural insulated panels – prefabricated building components for use as walls, floors and roofs – fast and easy with real-time, full-project updates in Autodesk® Revit®. Plus the software generates views with automatic dimensions for panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

              Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

        Our Wood Framing SIPS solution lets you take a wall, floor, or roof and split it as needed to then generate SIP panels. The insulated foam core sandwiched between the OSB (or other sheathing) are created as parts in Revit. For roofs, you can take one of any architectural shape and instantly split either a selected side or the entire roof by faces (slopes), which can then be framed and panelized. Similarly, a floor can be split according to its supporting structure, framed and then panelized. Studs and plates just need to be distributed for walls and then you can split parts to get the SIP panels.

        Distribute connectors, cuts, supports, and other details based on predefined rules or connection types. All frames with SIP parts and the layout of framing elements and details can be modified and updated to suit the project design stage and the level of detail required. The dynamic update functionality can make changes to all frames with SIPs of the same type at once.

        Easily mark wall, floor, and roof frame elements in the project based on their properties and locations in the layer. Automatically generate fabrication information with all desired views, schedules, and drawings for each wall, floor, and roof panel.

        POWERFUL FEATURES

        Wall+

        BIM SOFTWARE FOR EFFICIENT DESIGN OF WOOD-FRAME WALLS

        Automate timber wall framing in Revit® projects with Wood Framing Wall+. Being powerful, flexible, and easy to use, it helps you make optimal choices, move much faster, and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to wall segment fabrication and construction.

        • Create detailed multilayer timber wall framing for your Revit model in a snap using fully customizable rules and templates.
        • Frame multi-story houses 10 times faster than using standard Revit interface.
        • Control stud, nogging, bridging, blocking, bracing placement, diverse openings, configure complex L or T connections, details, service hole positions and more.
        • Auto-distribute nailers, siding, and fastenings.
        • Create all log house elements and group (pack)/number them automatically.
        • Freely revise your Revit model, with simple selection of the elements and properties you want to modify.
        • Find structural and engineering clashes; cut and frame openings according to predefined rules.
        • One-click generation of shop drawings and cut lists; get real-time take-offs and views, automatic sorting, dimensioning.
        • Perform structural analyses without leaving Revit or export your wood frames to external analysis software at any stage of design process.
        • Optional export to any CNC machines and CAD/CAM production lines, such as WEINMANN, Randek, etc.

        Smart Walls

        WALL & JOIN MANAGEMENT

        A powerful add-on for managing walls in Revit®, letting you rapidly disassemble layers into different wall types, fully control joins and gap distances, split walls into separate panels with predefined settings, insert gravity points, and manage information with an export-to-Excel feature.

        • Manage information of all walls in your project.
        • Export filtered, grouped, or selected information (wall parameters) to Excel.
        • Decompose wall layers into separate wall types according to user’s predefined configuration.
        • Fully control joins and gap distances between walls.
        • Insert gravity points.
        • Add additional information about real wall orientation, elevation, or coordinates.
        • Split walls at exact locations by using grid lines, openings, or other walls.
        • Split walls automatically by predefined panel size.

        Floor+

        TIMBER FLOOR FRAMING

        Automate wood framing of floors in Revit® projects using powerful, flexible and easy to use solution Wood Framing Floors+. It helps you make better decisions, move much faster and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to segment fabrication and construction.

        • Auto-generate detailed multilayer floor framing for your Revit model using predefined or custom rules and templates.
        • Frame multi-story houses 10 times faster than using standard Revit interface.
        • Easily control supporting structure, including battens and flooring; distribute details, service holes and more.
        • Automate sheathing layouts.
        • Freely revise your Revit model by easily selecting the elements and properties you want to modify.
        • Find structural and engineering clashes; cut and frame openings according to predefined rules.
        • Perform structural analyses without leaving Revit, or export your wood frames to external analysis software at any stage of design process.
        • Easily prepare shop drawings and cut lists, with all required views, where elements are dimensioned, sorted, tagged, scheduled, and mass calculated.
        • Optional export to any CNC machines and CAD/CAM production lines, such as WEINMANN, Randek, etc.

        Floor Panel Layout

        PREFABRICATED FLOOR PANELING

        Take the architect’s designed floor and automate panel layout planning. The software Floor Panel Layout draws symbolic lines to indicate the future panels according to predefined rules. Then it creates real Revit® floor panels.

        • Panel Layout Planning includes functions for better understanding how the floor will be divided. Users can control every division line and automate the division process by predefined rules.
        • From the beginning, the architect’s designed floor can be divided into coarse partitions, or Regions. Regions can be created automatically by using Floor edges and supports (split lines), and also by Generic or System Openings with predefined distances.
        • Regions can be divided into Panels by predefined spacing.
        • Panels can be aligned, modified by selected floor face, and additionally split.
        • Various automated splitting functions facilitate the process: users can split the panels in half, by maximum spacing, by middle to both ends, in middle and to both ends, from first selected, or from both ends.
        • Selected Regions or Panels can be joined, if needed.
        • Creates individual panels for the selected floor face or for the whole floor.
        • These entire floor Panels can later be moved into the new phase through its Properties for better filtering and scheduling.

        Truss+

        TIMBER-BASED TRUSS FRAMING

        Generate wood truss systems instantly, perform structural analysis, and auto-generate shop drawings tailored to your standards. Functions are versatile, parameters are easy to control, and changes occur in real time.

        • Build full truss systems in one go with the configurable 3D grid (escaping the limited and time-consuming nature of standard Revit truss family insertion).
        • Easily assess options – such as wooden truss framing – in economic, structural or systemic terms, to make the best decisions.
        • Create new parametric uniquely shaped truss families based on model lines and roofs for immediate use in your projects.
        • Freely revise your Revit model; update and adapt truss systems.
        • Get real-time take-offs and views, automatic creation of shop drawings and cut lists, and easy export to CNC machines.

        Roof Panel Layout

        PREFABRICATED ROOF PANELING

        Plan roof panels easily and split them into segments for prefabrication which can then be used in the roof framing process.

        • Panel Layout Planning functions let you better understand how a roof will be divided. Users can control every division line and can predefine rules to automate the division process.
        • Initially an architectural roof can be divided into coarse partitions – regions. Regions can be created automatically on the basis of roof ridge ends and valley rafter bottom ends as well as windows and generic or system openings with predefined distances.
        • Regions can be divided into panels using predefined spacing.
        • Panels can be aligned and modified for an individual roof side or region and additionally split.
        • A variety of automated splitting functions help to easily get the needed result. Panels can be split in half, by maximum spacing, from the middle to both ends, in the middle and to both ends, from the initially selected end or from both ends.
        • Selected regions or panels can be joined, if needed.
        • Creates individual panels for the selected roof side or for the whole roof.
        • The full roof panels can later be taken to a new phase via their properties for better filtering and scheduling.

        Roof+

        ROOF PANEL FRAMING

        Automated creation of prefabricated wood framing and rafter structures for roofs in Revit® models. Powerful features simplify creation of roof joists, battens, valley joists, roof boards, and more. The software automates shop drawings, including the sorting, tagging, dimensioning, and scheduling of all frames.

        • Create your own rules and templates, and use them for creating detailed, multi-layer, timber roof framing in your Revit model.
        • Frame large-sized roofs 10 times faster than using regular Revit features.
        • Control joists, rim joists, nogging, bridging, blocking, and bracing placement.
        • Configure openings, details, service hole positions, and more.
        • Auto-distribute battens, secondary frame, and roofing.
        • Freely revise your Revit model simply by selecting the elements and properties you want to modify.
        • Generate shop drawings and cut lists with just one click. Get real-time take-offs and views, plus automatic sorting and dimensioning.
        • Optional export to any CNC machine and CAD/CAM production line, such as WEINMANN, Randek, etc.

        Cut Opening

        PRECISION OPENINGS FOR MEP SERVICES AND BUILDING STRUCTURES

        Automatically create openings (with fire safety components) throughout a Revit® model where ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits intersect with walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, beams and columns. BIM solution Cut Opening creates openings with special holding details for structural beams.

        • Add openings with predefined sizes in accordance with MEP line based element sizes, categories and system classifications.
        • Automatically join openings with predefined configurations.
        • Automatically insert Fire Dampers where ducts clash with walls, floors, ceilings or roofs with fire rating.
        • Automatically insert structural openings for separated architectural and structural models.
        • Enhance BIM-team work and deliverables for integrated project delivery (IPD).

        Sort Mark

        FLEXIBLE ELEMENT AND GRID RENUMBERING

        Renumber Revit® elements just the way you want, detect and renumber grids, determine swing direction and orientation (and add them as properties), recalculate shared coordinates, and much more.

        • Detects grid geometry and renumbers them after any change in the project.
        • Renumbers of any Revit elements (Doors, Windows, Beams, Columns, Pipes, etc.) in a number of different ways.
        • Writes swing direction for the doors into the door’s properties.
        • Writes flip/mirror orientation for the selected elements.
        • Creates new shared parameters, recalculates shared X, Y, Z coordinates.
        • Possibility to save numbering settings under the separate name.
        • Possibility to sort elements in Ascending/Descending order, and much more.

        Smart Assemblies

        SHOP DRAWING GENERATION WITH RELEVANT VIEWS & DIMENSIONS

        Create views of walls, floors, roofs with automatic dimensions and place them into sheets.

        • Automatic addition of all hosted elements to an assembly.
        • Use various templates to automatically create views and place them on a sheet template.
        • Auto-generate schedules based on schedule templates.
        • Rule-based creation of dimensions with notes in selected views.
        • Create multiple assemblies with defined configurations in a single click.
        • Easily check, update, edit, change dimensioning configurations of selected assemblies.
        • Update assemblies based on project changes.
        • Select/find/isolate primary and secondary assemblies.
        • Find changes in assemblies due to new hosted details.
        • Insert details/cuts on all assemblies of the same type with one click.

        Smart Connections

        AUTOMATED LOD 400 MODELING IN REVIT

        Insert grout tubes, cast-in plates, anchor bolts, lifting bolts, and cuts on any surface of beams and walls.

        • Rule-based distribution of details and voids on any element surfaces.
        • Simple insertion of point-based and line-based details.
        • Host-element data can be read and used to modify detail families automatically.
        • Easily rotate/flip details in configuration window to get desired result.
        • Check whether host element has enough solid body for detail to be inserted.
        • Insert details according to gravity point.
        • Insert details at intersection points of other Revit elements.
        • Quick modification and updating of inserted details.
        • Automatically insert details based on a defined configuration name.
        • Smart Assemblies, used for workshop drawings, recognizes changes made by Smart Connections.

        Smart Views

        MAKING VIEWS & PLACING DIMENSIONS FAST IN REVIT®

        Get sections and elevation drawings for any building element easily using functions that create views and dimensions for selected elements quickly.

        • Uses configurations instead of manual work
        • Crops views to the element size
        • Creates automatic dimensions based on defined configurations
        • Applies view templates to all new views
        • Creates the number of views you set in the configurations for multiple selected elements
        • Renames views based on configurations
        • Apply dimensioning rules to any Revit view or selected elements in view

        Want to find out if this is the right solution for you? Our professionals can help you quickly find out how this software will benefit your design process.

        30-Day Trial

        To properly assess the software, you’ll need sample families, sample configurations, and personal training with our engineers. For that we offer a 30-day Trial* that includes:

        • Revit project with sample families & configurations
        • Personal online training (1 hour) + answers to your questions
        • 30-day software trial with technical support

        *For more information, see our FAQ page.

        CLIENT STORIES

        Automated design of SIPs for Walls, Floors & Roofs in Revit

        Developed in compliance with standards and guidelines:

        Eurocode 5: Design of timber structures – Part 1-1: General – Common rules and rules for buildings (EN 1995-1-1:2004: E)
        Standards Australia AS 1684.2-2010 Residential timber-framed construction
        Standards Australia AS 1720.1-2010 Timber structures – Design methods
        New Zealand Standard ZS 3604:2011 / Timber Framed Buildings
        CWC (Canadian Wood Council) Wood Design Manual including CSA O86 Standard and CWC Commentary on CSA O86 (2010).
        National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction (NDS 2015). American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA). American Wood Council, Washington DC, 2015.
        The Encyclopedia of Trusses. Alpine Engineered Products, Inc., 2003.
        Truss Design Procedures and Specifications for Light Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses / TPIC – 2014. Truss Plate Institute of Canada (TPIC), 2014.
        Using Narrow Pieces of Wood Structural Panel Sheathing in Wood Shear Walls. American Plywood Association (APA), The Engineered Wood Association, Tacoma, Washington, 2005.

        PRODUCT BROCHURES

        Learn more about the AGACAD products by reading our selected brochures.


        September 24, 2020

        Wood Framing SIPS eHelp


        TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION of POWERFUL FEATURES:


        EFFICIENT DESIGN OF WOOD-FRAME WALLS – Wood Framing Wall+ eHelp »

        WALL & JOIN MANAGEMENT TOOLBOX – Smart Walls eHelp »

        TIMBER FLOOR FRAMING – Wood Framing Floor+ eHelp »

        PREFABRICATED FLOOR PANELING – Floor Panel Layout eHelp »

        TIMBER-BASED TRUSS FRAMING – Wood Framing Truss+ eHelp »

        PREFABRICATED ROOF PANELING – Roof Panel Layout eHelp »

        ROOF PANEL FRAMING – Wood Framing Roof+ eHelp »

        PRECISION OPENINGS FOR MEP SERVICES AND BUILDING STRUCTURES – Cut Opening eHelp »

        FLEXIBLE ELEMENT & GRID RENUMBERING – Sort Mark eHelp »

        SHOP DRAWING GENERATION WITH RELEVANT VIEWS & DIMENSIONS – Smart Assemblies eHelp »

        AUTOMATED LOD 400 MODELING IN REVIT – Smart Connections eHelp »


        WEBINARS – RECORDED VIDEOS:

        Framing with SIP Panels in Revit (July 16, 2020)

        Framing Timber Walls, Floors & Roofs (July 1, 2020)

        Framing Prefabricated Roof Panels, Trusses, and Rafters (June 3, 2020)

        Exporting Wood/Metal Frames from Revit to CNC Machines or CAD/CAM Production Lines (May 6, 2020)

        Wood/Metal Framing in Revit: multi-element custom studs & joists, wall validation, sloped joists (Feb 27, 2020)

        SIPs & CLT Panels for Walls, Floors & Roofs in Revit (Mar 22, 2018)


        In case you have any questions, please contact us helpdesk@agacad.com.


        September 24, 2020

        CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Gallery

        Frame with structural insulated panels (SIPs)

        Frame with SIPs and other layers (Secondary Frame, Nailers, Sidings, Battens, Roofing etc.)

        SIP Panels

        Building structure (SIPs only)

        Building structure (frame + SIPs)

        Building structure (frame + SIPs + other layers [Secondary Frame, Nailers, Sidings, Battens, Roofing etc.])

        SIP wall and roof connection

        SIP roof structure with skylight


        September 24, 2020

        CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Overview

        BIM software for fast precision layout of hangers and supports

        NEW software engine! NEW software interface! NEW workflows! NEW (↑) software speed!

        MEP Hangers (new) (previously named Smart Hangers) enables the instant large-scale insertion of hangers and supports throughout a Revit® model for ducts, pipes, cable trays, and conduits. You get accurate bills of materials and builders work drawings, and accurate on-site assembly thanks to BIM-to-Field features.

        Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2017, 2018, 2019


        September 24, 2020

        CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Overview

        Synchronous Revit® Project & Family Management

        Smart Browser adds or changes BIM object parameters and values based on rules, eliminating error-prone manual work to update Revit® families. Adapt in real time to new LOD specifications, object standards, and record-model needs, keeping project and library families in sync across your whole BIM team. It enables simple, ongoing quality checks to facilitate project integration, improve analysis, and ensure the right physical results. With Smart Browser, it’s amazingly simple to find and isolate elements in current or linked models, verify geometry and data at any LOD, and quickly fill in gaps or fix mistakes.

        Smart Browser is aimed at BIM Managers who manage a company’s Revit projects and families.

        Ideal for:
        BIM ManagersAll actions of possible parameter changes are shown in a single Modify dialog. New, deleted, or renamed parameters are shown in various colors.

        All modifications happen in real time allowing you to avoid mistakes and to easily control all processes of Project & Family parameter changes.

        Users can select hundreds or thousands of Revit families and add tasks in one convenient dialog.

        A dynamic automated-tree interface makes it amazingly simple to:

        • find elements in your library or in current or linked Revit® models,
        • verify geometry and data at any Level of Development,
        • quickly fill in gaps or fix mistakes. All in real time.

        You can make rules-based additions and changes to BIM object parameters and values. So there’s no more need to update Revit® families one by one!

        Project and external library families stay in-sync across your BIM team. Families are always up-to-date since they instantly adapt to new LOD specifications, object standards, and so on. Plus, you can identify any differences between the families in your project and those in a library.

        To manage parameters inside a Revit project, use:To manage parameters outside a Revit project, use:

        Browse information from different angles

        Control parameters inside Revit projects:
        Control parameters in Revit content libraries:

        Group and quantify Revit objects

        Store a library anywhere

        Filter Revit project families by different rules

        Browse libraries

        Prepare a project browser

        Search for a Revit Family

        Work with multi-category elements

        Load families

        Roombook for multi-category elements

        Drag-n-drop families

        Instant selection of Revit elements through a table

        Review families without opening them

        Project quality control

        Group families for batch changes

        Export to an external source

        Filter families for batch changes

        Batch parameter management

        Project prameter quality control

        Family parameter quality control

        Change Value

        Change Value

        Copy Value

        Copy Value

        Copy value from Host

        Rename Family

        Copy value from Room

        Delete Family

        Copy value from Space

        Change Category

        Copy Host Mark

        Add subcategory

        Rename Type by rule

        Add type

        Change Type

        Rename Type

        Replace element and map parameters

        Rename Type by rule

        Replace nested elements

        Delete Type

        Calculate orientation

        Add Shared Parameter

        Calculate Elevation

        Add Family parameter

        Calculate Coordinates

        Add selected parameter

        Calculate area

        Rename parameter

        Calculate values (write formulas)

        Modify parameter

        Sort and Mark elements

        Replace with family parameter

        Create a real Revit schedule

        Remove parameter

        Create new Shared Parameter

        Add formulas

        If you need to share Revit content with your BIM team, we suggest using Smart Browser Manage in tandem with Smart Browser for Teams, which is able to search for, review, and insert families quickly and easily:


        September 24, 2020

        CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Features

        Features and functions:

        • Review Revit families that are stored on your computer or server.
        • Quickly find families by family name, family type, parameter name, parameter value, or version.
        • Revit families are listed in a Dynamic Tree where you can group them by original folders, categories, host, and version or unit system.
        • Overview all family 2D and 3D views (using DWF) before inserting into a project.
        • Overview family types and parameters containing values before using it.
        • Smart Browser Manage has Project Family Browser that allows to drag-and-drop elements from one project to other.

        Revit Family Management

        Smart Browser Manage is a professional tool for management of hundreds or thousands of Revit families.

        Features and functions:
        • Smart Browser Manage shows the parameters and parameter values in one convenient dialog.
        • User can apply jobs for hundreds of selected families.
        • History of completed jobs will be saved.
        • User can easily come back to any stage of job adding. For example, you can open your 5th job and change its task.
        • Finds the difference between project families and families from the library.

        Smart Browser Manage features that you can apply to hundreds of selected families:

        • Change parameter values for filtered types.
        • Modify OmniClasses from default or your selected file.
        • Modify existing parameters: rename, delete, change group, and change whether it’s Instance or Type.
        • Add new Shared parameters.
        • Add new Family parameters.
        • Replace Shared parameter with Family parameter.
        • Add new types, rename type names, and delete types.
        • Standardize type names.
        • Rename or delete family names.
        • Add, modify, and delete text formulas.

        Supplementary Features
        • Smart Browser Manage has the Project Family Browser that allows you to drag-and-drop elements from one project to another.

        • Finds the difference between project families and families from the library. Your project will be always up-to-date!

        • Has possibly to create Subcategories in a family. The list of subcategories comes from external text files, which can be easily modified in accordance with company or country standards. The default list of subcategories comes from ANZRS!
        • Resaves families to a current Revit version.

        Revit Project Management

        • BIM Tree Manager groups and quantifies objects in different sections that allow you to get more information about your BIM model.
        • Parameters (type, material and any geometrical data) of hundreds of grouped or sorted objects can be easy modified with one click.
        • BIM Tree Manager works like external application that allows users to work with the project without closing the dialog.
        • Creates new shared parameters for selected elements directly in the dialog.
        • Replaces curtain walls with windows when curtain walls are used as windows in the design process.
        • Powerful “Sort Mark” tool allows you to number elements in different ways.
        • Instantly inserts hundreds of building objects into a project by predefined rules.
        • Allows defining four cardinal directions, four ordinal directions, eight further divisions and real angles.
        • Defines swing direction and orientation for Doors and Windows.
        • Calculates values using different formulas such as SIN, COS, ABS, ROUND, etc.
        • “Analyze data” function groups and quantifies objects in different sections of the BIM Data Tree. Users can select different grouping and filter elements for analysis.
        • Calculates Wall, Ceiling, and Floor finishes (material name, gross wall area, net wall area, wall segment length, etc.) in a Room.
        • Analyzed results can be exported to Excel or built in Revit® drafting, or Revit legend views depending on configured settings.
        • Allows users to easily export search results to Excel files or Revit drafting or Revit legend views for reporting purposes.
        • Custom built connections to different systems (ERP, Cost estimating solutions and etc.) are available upon request.

        September 24, 2020

        CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Tech Specs

        System requirements for BIM Tree Manager

        Software versions

        • Released versions: BIM Tree Manager 2018.1, 2017.1, 2016.4, 2015.3, 2014.4 (previous 2014.3), 2013.4, 2012.5.
        • Unit systems: Metric and Imperial.
        • Language: English.

        System Requirements

        • Same as for Autodesk® Revit® products including: Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Revit Architecture / Structure / MEP.
        • Operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (for Revit 2018-2017 only) 64-bit versions.

        Compatible with Revit® 2018, Revit® 2017 and Revit® 2016.

        Software versions supported for only the two most-recent versions of Revit®.


        September 24, 2020

        CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Faq

        Smart Browser Manage helps Revit® users avoid headaches like:

        How do I find the Revit content in my computer by parameter name, value or version?
        Can I group my more than 500 elements by the category and host, not just by names and folders?
        How can I change parameters of hundreds Revit families from my Revit library?
        If I need to add additional parameters to 100 Revit families, do I need to do it manually for each family?
        How can I avoid mistakes while changing the families?
        How can I make sure that the families in the project will always be updated according to the families in the library?
        How can I standardize type names for all families?

        Designers spend a lot of time looking for the right families in the library. Smart Browser Manage finds Revit family files in seconds, reviews parameters with the families and shows the families in 3D. It allows analysis and decision making if the families would be loaded to the project.

        Smart Browser Manage saves time when designers need to modify families from their libraries. Revit users make all changes (add parameters, modify parameter values, create new types, etc.) manually one by one for every element. This software lets designers avoid long working hours and additional employment required to improve the content. At the same time designers will always be sure that there are no issues in the families that could be created by the user during manual changes. It lets designers focus and spend more time on actual designing and decision making work, rather than preparing and checking the content.

        Smart Browser Manage ensures that families in the project will be updated according to the families from the library. The software has the ability to find differences between project and library families.

        BIM Tree Manager helps Revit® users avoid headaches like:

        How can I find my elements in the project a lot quicker? Revit Architecture / MEP / Structure
        What do I do if I want to change parameters of different filtered elements? Revit Architecture / MEP / Structure
        How can I determine the shared/project elevation or coordinates of my created elements in the project and have this information input into the table? Revit Architecture / MEP / Structure
        What do I need to do if I want to replace curtain walls with windows when I use curtain walls as windows in the design process?Revit Architecture
        How can I delete elements using advanced filters for selection? Revit Architecture / MEP / Structure
        How can I use formulas when making my own tables? Revit Architecture / MEP / Structure
        What do I need to do if I want to determine the host mark of my selected elements? Revit Architecture / MEP / Structure
        How can I attach filtered spaces to zones quickly? Revit MEP
        What do I need to do if I want to calculate area of room according to my preferences (include window, door openings, etc.)? Do I need to manually draw “Area” boundaries dependent on each room? Revit Architecture
        What do I need to do if I want to replace existing windows/doors with new ones? Do I need to create new types manually? Revit Architecture
        What do I need to do if I want to create tables according to my own design and special data? Revit Architecture / MEP / Structure
        How can I get only the quantities of my selected elements and then update them in the legend view with element views? Revit Architecture / MEP / Structure
        Do I need to manually insert different radiator types under the windows in the entire project? Revit Architecture / MEP
        Do I need to manually insert electrical switches near the doors? Revit Architecture / MEP
        How can I insert cove base or crown molding in my selected rooms? Do I have to do it manually? Revit Architecture
        Do I need to manually insert ceiling-based elements (lightning fixtures) into my selected rooms? Revit Architecture / MEP
        How do I insert furniture into my project more quickly? Revit Architecture
        How can I insert hangers on the ducts or pipes more quickly? Revit MEP
        How can I automatically split ducts or pipes by predefined distance? Revit MEP
        Do I need to manually insert structural connections to columns or framings? Revit Structure

        BIM managers and designers spend a lot of time navigating and filtering elements that are used in the current or linked projects. Using Revit® to filter and find elements by parameter names or its values is difficult. Using BIM Tree Manager, Revit users can easily find, analyse and modify any elements. All modifications happen in real time allowing user easily control all design process.

        BIM Tree Manager enables instant insertion hundreds of elements into your Revit model. Users can quickly insert architectural, structural, mechanical elements (Furniture, Lighting Fixtures, Mechanical Equipment, Structural Connections, and Areas, etc.) by using built-in and fully customizable rules into predefined positions that are logically related with other objects. This software lets designers avoid long working hours and additional employment required to insert elements manually one by one.

        Every Revit category has its own functionalities that can be applied in convenient BIM Tree manager dialog. Such functionalities are not included in Revit. For example, architects can define swing direction and orientation for Doors and Windows automatically. Interior designers can calculate Wall, Ceiling and Floor finishes (material name, gross wall area, net wall area, wall segment length and etc.) in the Rooms. Structural engineers can renumber Beams and Columns according to the company standards etc.


        September 24, 2020

        CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Overview

        Revit® Family Search & Sort Utility

        Smart Browser Simple / Power lets you easily find Revit families in external libraries on your computer or server, check their types and parameters, view them in 2D or 3D, and then drag-and-drop to add elements to your project.

        Smart Browser is aimed at BIM Teams, who are using numerous Revit families in their Revit content libraries.

        Smart Browser is a professional, easy-to-use Revit extension for fast implementation of Revit families from libraries located on user’s computer or company server.

        Ideal for:
        BIM TeamsQuickly browse and easily find Revit families on user’s local computer or company server and import them into a project.

        See an overview of all 2D and 3D family views (using DWFX) before inserting into a project.

        Review family types and parameters prior to insertion.

        Revit families are listed in a “tree view” where they can be grouped by original folder, category, insertion type, or unit system.

        How does it work?

        Companies with many designers usually need a network license, so that’s how our Smart Browser Power and Smart Browser Simple products are set up. Their network licenses allow user rights specification. For example, the network administrator can indicate that 10 out of 100 employees will be Smart Browser Power users while all the others will Smart Browser Simple users. (Simple provides has fewer features but helps avoid designers’ self-will when loading elements into a project.)

        • Create shared content for a company
        X
        • Constantly uploads new families to a content library
        X
        • Can delete families from content library
        X
        • Search and use needed content for a project
        • Search and use needed content for a project
        • Load family into a project
        • Load family to a project
        • Compare and update projects if content library is changed
        • Compare and update projects if content library is changed
        • Can use BOTH:
          • Company library AND
          • Own library
        • Can use ONLY:
          • Company library

        If you need to manage user installation and modify many Revit families in your projects, we suggest our powerful BIM solution Smart Browser Manage. With it, you can search, review, insert, modify, or add new families quickly and easily:


        September 24, 2020

        CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Features

        Smart Browser for Teams add-on makes it incredibly easy to locate Revit® families in external Revit content libraries on designer’s computer or on company server.

        How does it work?

        Smart Browser finds your Revit families like Google finds information on the internet. This Revit plugin automatically builds a database index of your entire Revit library and then provides you with powerful filtering and search tools to quickly find exactly what you’re looking for.

        Smart Browser is a family content browser that creates an independent environment enabling Revit families from libraries to be easily and quickly found and placed into your project. Revit families are listed in a “Dynamic Tree View” where they can be grouped by original folders, categories, insertion types, or unit system.

        Smart Browser for Teams enables you to:

        • Find Revit® families externally stored on your computer or company server by family name, family type, parameter name, or parameter value.
        • Review Revit® family types and parameters containing values prior to insertion.
        • Find and drag-and-drop elements into your project.
        • Review all Revit® families in 2D and 3D views (using the Autodesk Design Review plug-in) before inserting them into your project.
        • Filter Revit® families by original folders, categories, insertion types, or unit system.
        • Project Family Browser: review Revit families that are internal to your current project.

        September 24, 2020

        CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Tech Specs

        System requirements for Smart Browser Simple / Power

        Software versions

        • Released versions: Smart Browser Simple / Power 2018.1, 2017.3, 2016.4 (previous 2016.2), 2015.4, 2014.2, 2013.5, 2012.6, 2011.1.
        • Unit systems: Metric and Imperial.
        • Language: English, Deutsch, Español, Portugues, Français, Norsk, Polski, Pусский, Suomi, Korean, Lietuvių.

        System Requirements

        • Same as for Autodesk® Revit® products including: Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Revit Architecture / Structure / MEP.
        • Operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (for Revit 2018-2017 only) 64-bit versions.

        Compatible with Revit® 2018, Revit® 2017 and Revit® 2016.

        Software versions supported for only the two most-recent versions of Revit®.


        September 24, 2020

        CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Faq

        1. How can I find Revit family files stored on my computer or company server quickly and easily?
        2. How can I review the searched family type, parameters, and 2D / 3D views before loading a family into my Revit project?
        3. How can I quickly find Revit families by family name, family type, parameter name, or parameter value?
        4. How can I filter Revit families by original folders, categories, insertion types, or unit system?

        September 24, 2020

        CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Getting Started

        Learn & Explore. Get Started Today!

        Smart Browser step by step video tutorial

        Introduction: How to prepare your library (5:35 min.)



        How to browse your library (7:51 min.)

          Finding your project families (3:16 min.)



            In case you have any questions, please contact us support@aga-cad.com.


            September 24, 2020

            BIM software for Revit® family browsing & parameter management for a BIM team

            AGACAD Thank You Offer 2021

            Smart Browser is BIM software for batch Revit parameter management and easy family browsing in a quality controlled environment. A modular approach makes it efficient and cost-effective for offices of any size that do BIM. Unique features save a lot of time and improve results for BIM managers, team leaders and all architects, engineers and designers.

                  Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

            Browse Revit families and projects

            Find exactly what you need (more accurately and 50+% faster!) with what may be the most user-friendly search-and-sort functionality for Revit families, elements and their properties.

            • Locate quickly: Search, select, group based on any parameters with the “dynamic tree”.
            • Preview fully: See all relevant parameters and good 2D/3D views before choosing.
            • Insert easily: Just drag and drop from a family library or even another open project.
            • Ensure quality: Control which families can be used. Verify project content is up-to-date.

            Manage Revit content

            It’s never been easier for BIM managers to organize and maintain Revit families (and properties!) to ensure that their teams have and use reliable high-quality content.

            • Order families: Create new types and (sub-) categories. Rename automatically with rules.
            • Edit parameters: Make rules-based (batch) additions or changes directly in the browser.
            • Find/fix errors: Verify geometry and data at any LOD to quickly fill in gaps or fix mistakes.
            • Export SOIs: Pack BIM data into sets of information for precision delivery/exchange.
            • Control access: Keep revision history. Centrally deploy the system and set permissions.

            Scale to fit your evolving needs

            To do BIM efficiently, everyone needs a good content management system. But until now such solutions were designed with only very large organisations in mind. As a result, they unnecessarily weighed down other companies’ IT systems and operating budgets. No longer!

            Smart Browser’s scalability lets you get the type of content management functionality that previously only the biggest BIM teams could afford. Plus some powerful unique features and AGACAD’s legendary customer support to help you take full advantage of them.

            In short, get just what you need when you need it, in a system that can grow smoothly along with your team and Revit projects. From a small team (or even a single user) to a mid-size office or a very large organization with hundreds of users and complex management.

            Modularity

            Tailored software modules and permissioning let you give each Revit user the functionality and access they need to a terrific job in light of their own specific roles. The modular approach also help you to optimize costs and IT resource usage based on your evolving real needs.

            Here’s how Smart Browser’s features typically distribute across a BIM team:

            Revit Add-in Smart Browser modules & features

            Note:
            Single-user licenses are available for the BIM Manager version of Smart Browser with full functionality for Revit content management and browsing. A separate Free version offers family and project browsing for individuals, but is locally deployed (no network license) and is restricted to content on the user’s local file system (no server access).

            All Smart Browser modules work with Autodesk® Revit®.


            Would you like a quote or a live demo given by one of our experts? We’re here to help.


            CLIENT STORY

            Managing BIM families effectively proves key for UK-based design and fit-out business
             More client stories >>
             

            Developed in compliance with standards and guidelines:

            bSa BIM Project Execution Planning Guide
            U.K. Construction Project Information Committee (CPIc)
            AIA Document E202–2008: Building Information Modeling Protocol
            NIBS COBie Standards
            BIMForum Level of Development (LOD) Specification
            National BIM Standard-United States
            ISO 29481-1:2010 – BIM Information Delivery Manual: Methodology and Format
            ISO 29481-2:2012 – BIM Information Delivery Manual: Interaction Framework
            ISO/TS 12911:2012 – Framework for building information modelling guidance


            September 24, 2020

            TOOLS4BIM DOCK for Revit® 2019

            ONE Shortcut to ALL Trials, Tools, Updates, and more…

            What is it?

            The Dock is an interactive window in Autodesk® Revit® that allows you to access and manage all Revit® products developed by AGACAD.

            What is it for?

            In addition to managing your software licenses, use the Dock to:

            Made with flexibility in mind

            Lots of options let you set up the Dock to fit your needs. Choose whether the Dock opens upon Revit® startup — Rearrange the tools in the palette — Hide tools you don‘t use, so they don‘t clutter up your Dock — Move the Dock wherever you want it in your Revit® workspace — And if you don‘t need to see it, then just hide the whole thing!

            Benefits of using the Dock
            • Clearly see what licenses you have and when they will expire
            • Receive the latest product news and updates
            • Easily access all AGACAD products
            • Request free product trials

            (More info >> Compact access to all AGACAD TOOLS4BIM product management directly from your workstation)

            Get Started Today!

            Download the TOOLS4BIM Dock


            September 24, 2020

            TOOLS4BIM DOCK for Revit® 2019

            Installation and Activation Guide:


            Dock & Tool Installation Instructions (pdf)


            Trial Activation Instruction (pdf)


            STANDALONE License Activation Instruction (pdf)


            NETWORK License Activation Instruction (pdf)


            Step by Step Video Tutorials

            Introduction (3:14 min)

            Stand-Alone License (1:25 min)

            Network License (3:15 min)


            September 24, 2020

            Direct export of steel frames from Autodesk® Revit® to Howick®, Metroll®, Royal C.N.C Technology®, Pinnacle® & Scottsdale Construction Systems® machines

            AGACAD’s CNC Metal Exporter allows for direct export of light-gauge steel frames modeled in Autodesk® Revit® to CNC machines manufactured by Metroll, Royal C.N.C., Howick, Pinnacle and Scottsdale.

            The software can be adapted for any other CNC machines if needed. AGACAD works one-on-one with clients who need to export to CNC to make sure the final product performs seamlessly and accurately.

                  Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020


            Our CNC Metal Exporter must be used in tandem with our Metal Framing BIM software, which creates framing elements with all the necessary geometry and information data inside the Revit project. That includes prefabricated floor and wall panels, rafters, trusses, curtain walls & panels, ventilated facades, and framed partitions.

            Advanced automation and built-in best practices help BIM professionals move fast, make optimal choices (particularly early in the design process), and avoid errors at every stage – from design and documentation to fabrication and construction. Our CNC Metal Exporter converts the framed model with all the information data and geometry inside the Revit project into a format readable by your CNC machine.

            Explore more information on AGACAD’s CNC Metal Exporter for each machine manufacturer below ↓

                  Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020


            Why Howick?

            Howick manufactures precision roll-forming machines and technology for light steel framing. For over 40 years they’ve been designing machines that can now be found in use by construction firms in 75 countries around the world.

            Our CNC Metal Exporter provides three types of exports for Howick:

            Howick 4200, Howick CNC Configuration, and Howick CNC Configuration CSV2. These generate CSV extension files readable by Howick machines for wall, floor, and roof frames as well as trusses.

            The difference between the Howick 4200 and Howick CNC Configuration is in the coding. For example, Howick CNC configuration uses the DIMPLE command whereas the 4200 uses the FLANGE1 command. CSV2 utilizes a different coding format that writes the coordinates of beam corners.

            Howick uses a C+C framing system, including C+C Chamfered.

            C+C system samples:

            C+C Chamfered system samples:

            Here’s an example of a wall frame created using AGACAD Metal Framing Wall and then exported to Howick:

            The result can be checked in any text reader:

            This CSV file contains all needed operations and information for cutting.

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            Why Metroll?

            Metroll is a leading manufacturer and supplier in Australia of steel building products, including roofing, cladding, rainwater, structural, and fencing.

            Our CNC Metal Exporter provides two types of exports for Metroll:

            Metroll CNC Configuration C+C and Metroll CNC Configuration. These generate TXT extension files for automated Metroll machines. Wall, floor, roof frames, and trusses can be exported using this application. Studs and plates are exported to separate files.

            Metroll CNC Configuration C+C and Metroll CNC Configuration use different coding depending on the machine.

            Metroll uses a C+U framing system, including C+U Special.

            C+U system samples:

            C+U Special system samples:

            Here’s an example of a wall frame created using AGACAD Metal Framing Wall and then exported to Metroll:

            The result with studs can be checked in any text reader:

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            Why Pinnacle?

            Pinnacle is the leading global total solution provider of steel framing technology. Company researches and develops world’s most advanced robotic machines for steel framing industry. Pinnacle covers 5 continents and over 50 countries and regions around the world.

            Here’s an example of a wall frame created using AGACAD Metal Framing Wall and then exported to a Pinnacle machine:

            The result with studs and plates can be checked in any text reader:

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            Why Royal C.N.C Technology?

            Recognized as a leading manufacturing of extrusion tooling in North America, Royal C.N.C offers a wide variety of tooling packages, including Design, Pre-Tuning, and Post Extrusion Tooling.

            Our CNC Metal Exporter provides one type of export for Royal CNC:

            Royal AMS XL206. This generates TXT extension files readable by automated Royal machines. Wall, floor, roof frames, and trusses are simple to export using our CNC Metal Exporter app. Studs and plates are exported to separate files.

            Here’s an example of a wall frame created using AGACAD Metal Framing Wall and then exported to Royal AMS XL206:

            The result with studs and plates can be checked in any text reader:

            [back to list of exporters]


            Why Scottsdale Construction Systems?

            This New Zealand-based company focuses on research and development and develops innovative technology for the house building and construction industries. Since 1995 it has been providing world class solutions for prefabricating steel frames and trusses for residential and commercial construction.

            Our CNC Metal Exporter provides one type of export for Scottsdale:

            ScotSim. This generates TXT extension files readable by automated Scottsdale machines. Wall, floor, and roof frames and trusses are easy to export using our CNC Metal Exporter app.

            For example, when this floor frame, created using AGACAD Metal Framing Floor, is exported to Scottsdale:

            The result can be checked in Scottsdale viewer:

            The result can also be loaded into Scottsdale’s machine simulator that makes a virtual frame and informs the user of any issues:

            [back to list of exporters]


            Would you like a quote or a live demo given by one of our experts? We’re here to help.

             

            CLIENT STORIES

             

            PRODUCT BROCHURES

            Learn more about the AGACAD products by reading our selected brochures.


            September 24, 2020

            CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) E-help


            TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION:

                Technical Documentation

             


            September 24, 2020

            Wood framing floor software for modeling timber floor panels, joists & details in Revit®

            AGACAD Thank You Offer 2021

            Wood Framing Floor makes framing timber floors fast and easy with real-time full project updates in Revit®. Whether you need to frame multi-layer floors, trussed floors, or panels for prefabrication, this BIM Solution for Revit can do the job. Plus it generates views with automatic dimensions for floor panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

                  Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

            Connectors, cuts, supports, and other details can be distributed based on predefined rules or connection types. They can then be modified or updated to suit the project design stage and the level of detail required. Floor frames and the layout of frame elements and details can be modified and updated whenever the project is changed. Dynamic update functionality can make changes to all floor frames of the same type at once.

            Floor frame elements in the project can be easily marked based on their properties and locations in the floor structure layer. And information for fabrication can be automatically generated with all desired views, schedules, and drawings for each floor segment or panel.

            POWERFUL FEATURES

            Floor+

            TIMBER FLOOR FRAMING

            Automate wood framing of floors in Revit® projects using Wood Framing Floor+. It helps you make better decisions, move much faster and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to segment fabrication and construction.

            • Auto-generate detailed multilayer floor framing for your Revit model using predefined or custom rules and templates.
            • Frame multi-story houses 10 times faster than using standard Revit interface.
            • Easily control supporting structure, including battens and flooring; distribute details, service holes and more.
            • Automate sheathing layouts.
            • Freely revise your Revit model by easily selecting the elements and properties you want to modify.
            • Find structural and engineering clashes; cut and frame openings according to predefined rules.
            • Easily prepare shop drawings and cut lists, with all required views, where elements are dimensioned, sorted, tagged, scheduled, and mass calculated.
            • Optional export to any CNC machines and CAD/CAM production lines, such as WEINMANN, Randek, etc.
            • Floor frames update and adapt according to any changes.
            • Perform structural analyses without leaving Revit, or export your wood frames to external analysis software at any stage of design process.

            Floor Panel Layout

            PREFABRICATED FLOOR PANELING

            Take the architect’s designed floor and automate panel layout planning. The software Floor Panel Layout draws symbolic lines to indicate the future panels according to predefined rules. Then it creates real Revit® floor panels.

            • Panel Layout Planning includes functions for better understanding how the floor will be divided. You can control every division line and automate the division process by predefined rules.
            • From the beginning, the architect’s designed floor can be divided into coarse partitions, or Regions. Regions can be created automatically by using Floor edges and supports (split lines), and also by Generic or System Openings with predefined distances.
            • Regions can be divided into Panels by predefined spacing.
            • Panels can be aligned, modified by selected floor face, and additionally split.
            • Various automated splitting functions facilitate the process: split the panels in half, by maximum spacing, by middle to both ends, in middle and to both ends, from first selected, or from both ends.
            • Join selected Regions or Panels, if needed.
            • Create individual panels for the selected floor face or for the whole floor.
            • These entire floor Panels can later be moved into the new phase through its Properties for better filtering and scheduling.

            Truss+

            FLOOR TRUSS FRAMING IN REVIT®

            Generate wood truss systems instantly, perform structural analysis, and auto-generate shop drawings tailored to your standards. Functions are versatile, parameters are easy to control, and changes occur in real time.

            • Build full truss systems in one go with the configurable 3D grid (escaping the limited and time-consuming nature of standard Revit truss family insertion).
            • Easily assess options – such as wooden truss framing – in economic, structural or systemic terms, to make the best decisions.
            • Create new parametric uniquely shaped truss families based on model lines and roofs for immediate use in your projects.
            • Freely revise your Revit model; update and adapt truss systems.
            • Get real-time take-offs and views, automatic creation of shop drawings and cut lists, and easy export to CNC machines.

            Cut Opening

            PRECISION OPENINGS FOR MEP SERVICES AND BUILDING STRUCTURES

            Automatically create openings throughout a Revit® model where ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits intersect with walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, beams and columns. Cut Opening creates openings with special holding details for structural beams.

            • Add openings with predefined sizes in accordance with MEP line based element sizes, categories and system classifications.
            • Automatically join openings with predefined configurations.
            • Automatically insert Fire Dampers where ducts clash with walls, floors, ceilings or roofs with fire rating.
            • Automatically insert structural openings for separated architectural and structural models.
            • Enhance BIM-team work and deliverables for integrated project delivery (IPD).

            Sort Mark

            FLEXIBLE ELEMENT AND GRID RENUMBERING

            Renumber Revit® elements just the way you want, detect and renumber grids, determine swing direction and orientation (and add them as properties), recalculate shared coordinates, and much more.

            • Detects grid geometry and renumbers them.
            • Renumbers grids automatically after they have been changed in the project.
            • Powerful and flexible functions allow renumbering of any Revit elements (Doors, Windows, Beams, Columns, Pipes, etc.) in a number of different ways.
            • Writes swing direction for the doors into the door’s properties.
            • Writes flip/mirror orientation for the selected elements.
            • Recalculates shared X, Y, Z coordinates.
            • Creates new shared parameters and many more functions.
            • Possibility to save numbering settings under the separate name.
            • Possibility to sort elements in Ascending/Descending order.

            Smart Views

            MAKING VIEWS & PLACING DIMENSIONS FAST IN REVIT®

            Get sections and elevation drawings for any building element easily using functions that create views and dimensions for selected elements quickly.

            • Uses configurations instead of manual work
            • Crops views to the element size
            • Creates automatic dimensions based on defined configurations
            • Applies view templates to all new views
            • Creates the number of views you set in the configurations for multiple selected elements
            • Renames views based on configurations
            • Apply dimensioning rules to any Revit view or selected elements in view

            Want to find out if this is the right solution for you? Our professionals can help you quickly find out how this software will benefit your design process.

            FRAME YOUR PROJECT!

            Don’t waste time reading technical documentation, and see that this is the solution for you! Our Expert will frame a part of your project, demonstrate software functionality, and share best practices and the most efficient way of framing, taking into account your current needs.

            Duration: 2 hour. Cost: 250$/250€

            You’ll leave the demonstration with:

            – Part of your project already framed;
            – Your questions answered;
            – 30-day software trial;
            – Support during the trial period.


            CLIENT STORIES

            Developed in compliance with standards and guidelines:

            Eurocode 5: Design of timber structures – Part 1-1: General – Common rules and rules for buildings (EN 1995-1-1:2004: E)
            Standards Australia AS 1684.2-2010 Residential timber-framed construction
            Standards Australia AS 1720.1-2010 Timber structures – Design methods
            New Zealand Standard ZS 3604:2011 / Timber Framed Buildings
            CWC (Canadian Wood Council) Wood Design Manual including CSA O86 Standard and CWC Commentary on CSA O86 (2010).
            National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction (NDS 2015). American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA). American Wood Council, Washington DC, 2015.
            The Encyclopedia of Trusses. Alpine Engineered Products, Inc., 2003.
            Truss Design Procedures and Specifications for Light Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses / TPIC – 2014. Truss Plate Institute of Canada (TPIC), 2014.
            Using Narrow Pieces of Wood Structural Panel Sheathing in Wood Shear Walls. American Plywood Association (APA), The Engineered Wood Association, Tacoma, Washington, 2005.

            PRODUCT BROCHURES

            Learn more about the AGACAD products by reading our selected brochures.


            September 24, 2020

            CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Gallery

            Formwork consisting of joists, columns & trusses for casting reinforced concrete slabs
            Generate a variety of unique layouts of frames, sheathing & detailing
            Floor Frame with Simpson Hangers
            Floor Frame with Simpson Hangers
            Automatical Join Connections: I-Joist with HEB

            September 24, 2020

            Direct export of wooden wall, floor, and roof frames, and trusses from Revit® to Hundegger® CNC machines

            Why Hundegger?

            For quite a few years already, Hundegger has been a market leader in the field of CNC joinery machines with a market share of more than 90%. Its universal, flexible machines are in use around the globe in all sectors of timber construction from carpentry joinery, contract joining, log houses, prefabricated houses, and glulam joining to producing playground equipment.

            AGACAD’s Hundegger BVX Exporter allows firms that construct timber frame houses to predefine operations and rules for automated CNC machine, including sawing, drilling, trimming, marking, and texting operations for each framing member – directly in Revit. Walls, floors, roof framing members, trusses, and separate framing elements can be exported using this application.

                  Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

            The Hundegger BVX Exporter must be used with AGACAD Wood Framing Software. Our framing tools create the framing elements with all needed geometry and information data inside a Revit project. Exported files can be viewed and checked with Hundegger viewer.

            Here’s an example of a wall frame created using our Wood Framing Wall for export to a Hundegger BVX machine:

            Wood Framing CNC Exporter - Hundegger BVX | AGACAD

            Result in the free Hundegger BVX viewer:

            The BVX file contains all needed operations and information for cutting.

            FEATURES
            • AGACAD’s Hundegger BVX application generates BVX extension files readable by automated Hundegger CNC machines. Wall, floor, roof main frames, trusses, and individual framing elements can all be exported using this application.
            • Selected wall, floor, roof frames, and trusses can be exported from a Revit model to a Hundegger BVX file with just one click. Elements can also be exported from schedules: →

            • In the BVX viewer you can see all operations in detail, including sawing, drilling, trimming, and marking of every member of the frame. For example, rafters are exported with all detailed information:
            • Installation includes settings for defining CNC file locations, project information parameters, element identification and marking, etc.:
            • Using AGACAD’s CNC Hundegger (BVX) Exporter, you can automate element identification, marking, and texting for plates/rim joists/girders, studs/joists/columns, and wooden details. There are different element and detail filtering possibilities.
            • All settings can be saved and used for other projects.


            Would you like a quote or a live demo given by one of our experts?
            Our professionals can help you quickly find out how this software will benefit your design process.

             

            CLIENT STORIES

             


            September 24, 2020

            CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) E-help

            CNC Export Examples

             

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            In case you have any questions, please contact us helpdesk@agacad.com.


            September 24, 2020

            CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Overview

            BIM software for designing prefabricated wood frame roof panels

            Wood Framing Prefab Roof Panels lets you automatically create fabrication-ready wood-structure framed roof panels for any roof shape, with real-time full project updates in Revit®. It generates views with automatic dimensions for roof-panel frames plus accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and on-site assembly are ensured.

            Compatible with REVIT 2016, 2017, 2018

            For a roof of any architectural shape, the software instantly splits a selected side or the entire roof into panels, based on the spacing and layout rules that you specify. It also uses rules to draw symbolic lines for the future panels, and then to create the real Revit® roof panels.

            So you can frame all panels at once. Rafters, battens, valley joists, roof boards, connectors, cuts, supports, and other details can be distributed based on rules or connection types. They can then be modified or updated to suit the design stage and the level of detail required.

            Roof panels as well as their frames and the layout of frame elements and details can be modified and updated whenever the project is changed. Dynamic update functionality can make changes to all roof panels and frames of the same type at once.

            Roof-panel frame elements in the project can be easily marked based on their properties and locations in the structure. And information for fabrication can be automatically generated with all desired views, schedules, and drawings for each individual roof panel.


            September 24, 2020

            CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) E-help

            Wood Framing Prefab Roof Panels eHelp


            WEBINARS RECORDED VIDEO:

            SIPs & CLT Panels for Walls, Floors & Roofs in Revit (Mar 22, 2018)


            September 24, 2020

            Wood framing roof BIM software for Revit® for detailed design of prefabricated timber framed roof panel, truss & rafter systems

            AGACAD Thank You Offer 2021

            Wood Framing Roof lets Revit® users instantly create prefabricated wood frame roof panels, wooden truss and/or rafter systems of any shape or complexity, perform structural analysis, and generate custom shop drawings. It’s a potent BIM workflow booster. Functions are versatile, parameters easy to control, and changes occur in real time. No more drafting – just design and decide, knowing you’ll get a high-quality model.

                  Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

            Connectors, cuts, supports, tension braces and other details can be distributed based on predefined rules or connection types. They can then be modified or updated to suit the project design stage and the level of detail required. The layout and details of roof structural elements can be modified and updated whenever the project is changed.

            Easy marking of trusses and rafters based on properties and location ensures accurate bills of materials and accurate assembly. And information for fabrication can be automatically generated with all desired views, schedules, and drawings for each structural element.

            SNEAK-PEAK-VIDEOS

            Prefabricated Wood Frame Roof Panels
            Automated Rafter Framing
            Auto-generate complex roof truss systems

            POWERFUL FEATURES

            Roof Panel Layout

            PREFABRICATED ROOF PANELING

            Plan roof panels easily and split them into segments for prefabrication which can be used in the roof framing process.

            • Panel Layout Planning functions let you better understand how a roof will be divided. User can control every division line and can predefine rules to automate the division process.
            • Initially an architectural roof can be divided into coarse partitions, or regions. Regions can be created automatically based on ends of roof ridges and bottom ends of valley rafters as well as windows and generic or system openings with predefined distances.
            • Regions can be divided into panels using predefined spacing.
            • Panels can be aligned and modified for an individual roof side or region and additionally split.
            • A variety of automated splitting functions make it easy to get the needed result. Panels can be split in half a variety of ways: by maximum spacing, from the middle to both ends, in the middle and to both ends, from the initially selected end, or from both ends.
            • Selected regions or panels can be joined, if needed.
            • Creates individual panels for the selected roof side or for the whole roof.
            • The full roof panels can later be taken to a new phase via their properties for better filtering and scheduling.

            Roof+

            for prefabricated panels

            ROOF PANEL FRAMING

            Automate wood framing work with prefabricated roofs in Revit projects.
            Powerful, flexible, and easy to use BIM solution Wood Framing Roof+ helps you make optimal choices, move much faster, and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to roof segment fabrication and construction.

            • Create detailed, multilayer, prefabricated timber roof framing for your Revit model in a snap using fully customizable rules and templates.
            • Frame large roofs with identical panels 10 times faster than using the standard Revit interface.
            • Control joists, rim joists, nogging, bridging, blocking, and bracing placement. Configure openings, details, service hole positions, and more.
            • Auto-distribute battens, secondary frame and roofing.
            • Freely revise your Revit model simply by selecting the elements and properties you want to modify.
            • Find structural and engineering clashes. Cut and frame openings according to predefined rules.
            • One-click generation of shop drawings and cut lists. Real-time take-offs and views, plus automatic sorting and dimensioning.
            • Optional export to any CNC machine and CAD/CAM production line, such as WEINMANN, Randek, etc.
            • Roof frames and shop drawings update and adapt according to any changes.
            • Perform structural analysis without leaving Revit, and export your wood frames to external analysis software at any stage of the design process.

            Roof+

            for rafter structures

            RAFTER ROOF FRAMING IN REVIT

            Automate wood framing work with rafter roofs from design and documentation to roof segment fabrication and construction.

            • Automatically split an architectural roof by faces.
            • Create detailed, multi-layer, timber rafter roof framing in a snap for your Revit model using fully customizable rules and templates.
            • Frame an entire roof based on its 3D model including hip/valley rafters, ridges, girders, collars, battens, horizontal beams, sleepers, trimmers, etc.
            • Auto-detect and frame roof openings, and cope ends of existing beams.
            • Freely revise your Revit model by easily selecting the elements and properties you want to modify.
            • Find structural and engineering clashes. Cut and frame openings according to predefined rules.
            • One-click generation of shop drawings and cut lists. Get real-time take-offs and views, plus automatic sorting and dimensioning.
            • Perform structural analysis without leaving Revit or export your wood frames to external analysis software at any stage of the design process.
            • Optional export to any CNC machine and CAD/CAM production line, such as WEINMANN, Randek, etc.

            Truss+

            FULL-POWER WOOD TRUSS CREATOR FOR REVIT

            Generate wooden truss systems instantly, perform structural analysis, and auto-generate shop drawings tailored to your standards. Functions are versatile, parameters easy to control, and changes occur in real time.

            • Build full truss systems in one go with the configurable 3D grid (escaping the limited and time-consuming nature of standard Revit truss family insertion).
            • Easily assess options – such as wooden truss framing – in economic, structural, and systemic terms, to make the best design decisions.
            • Create new parametric, uniquely-shaped truss families based on model lines and roofs for immediate use in your projects.
            • Freely revise your Revit model, updating and adapting truss systems as needed.
            • Get real-time take-offs and views, automatic creation of shop drawings and cut lists, and easy export to CNC machines.

            Cut Opening

            PRECISION OPENINGS FOR MEP SERVICES AND BUILDING STRUCTURES

            Automatically create openings (with fire safety components as well) throughout a Revit model where ducts, pipes, cable trays, and conduits intersect with walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, beams, and columns. BIM solution Cut Opening creates openings with special holding details for structural beams.

            • Automatically adds openings with predefined sizes in accordance with MEP line-based element sizes, categories, and system classifications.
            • Automatically joins openings with predefined configurations.
            • Automatically inserts Fire Dampers where ducts clash with walls, floors, ceilings, or roofs with fire rating.
            • Automatically inserts structural openings for separate architectural and structural models.
            • Enhances BIM-team work and deliverables for integrated project delivery (IPD).

            Sort Mark

            FLEXIBLE ELEMENT AND GRID RENUMBERING

            Renumber Revit elements just the way you want, detect and renumber grids, determine swing direction and orientation (and add them as properties), recalculate shared coordinates, and much more.

            • Detects and renumbers grid geometry.
            • Renumbers grids automatically after they have been changed in the project.
            • Powerful and flexible functions allow renumbering of any Revit elements (Doors, Windows, Beams, Columns, Pipes, etc.) in a number of different ways.
            • Writes swing direction for doors into the door’s properties.
            • Writes flip/mirror orientation for the selected elements.
            • Recalculates shared X, Y, Z coordinates.
            • Possibility of saving numbering settings under a separate name.
            • Possibility of sorting elements in ascending/descending order.
            • Creates new shared parameters, and many more functions.

            Smart Views

            MAKING VIEWS & PLACING DIMENSIONS FAST IN REVIT®

            Get sections and elevation drawings for any building element easily using functions that create views and dimensions for selected elements quickly.

            • Uses configurations instead of manual work
            • Crops views to the element size
            • Creates automatic dimensions based on defined configurations
            • Applies view templates to all new views
            • Creates the number of views you set in the configurations for multiple selected elements
            • Renames views based on configurations
            • Apply dimensioning rules to any Revit view or selected elements in view

            Want to find out if this is the right solution for you? Our professionals can help you quickly find out how this software will benefit your design process.

            FRAME YOUR PROJECT!

            Don’t waste time reading technical documentation, and see that this is the solution for you! Our Expert will frame a part of your project, demonstrate software functionality, and share best practices and the most efficient way of framing, taking into account your current needs.

            Duration: 2 hour. Cost: 250$/250€

            You’ll leave the demonstration with:

            – Part of your project already framed;
            – Your questions answered;
            – 30-day software trial;
            – Support during the trial period.

             

            CLIENT STORIES

            Developed in compliance with standards and guidelines:

            Eurocode 5: Design of timber structures – Part 1-1: General – Common rules and rules for buildings (EN 1995-1-1:2004: E)
            Standards Australia AS 1684.2-2010 Residential timber-framed construction
            Standards Australia AS 1720.1-2010 Timber structures – Design methods
            New Zealand Standard ZS 3604:2011 / Timber Framed Buildings
            CWC (Canadian Wood Council) Wood Design Manual including CSA O86 Standard and CWC Commentary on CSA O86 (2010).
            National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction (NDS 2015). American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA). American Wood Council, Washington DC, 2015.
            The Encyclopedia of Trusses. Alpine Engineered Products, Inc., 2003.
            Truss Design Procedures and Specifications for Light Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses / TPIC – 2014. Truss Plate Institute of Canada (TPIC), 2014.
            Using Narrow Pieces of Wood Structural Panel Sheathing in Wood Shear Walls. American Plywood Association (APA), The Engineered Wood Association, Tacoma, Washington, 2005.

            PRODUCT BROCHURES

            Learn more about the AGACAD products by reading our selected brochures.


            September 24, 2020

            Wood Framing Roof eHelp


            TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION of POWERFUL FEATURES:


            PREFABRICATED ROOF PANELING – Roof Panel Layout eHelp »

            ROOF PANEL FRAMING – Wood Framing Roof+ eHelp »

            FULL-POWER WOOD TRUSS CREATOR – Wood Framing Truss+ eHelp »

            PRECISION OPENINGS FOR MEP SERVICES AND BUILDING STRUCTURES – Cut Opening eHelp »

            FLEXIBLE ELEMENT & GRID RENUMBERING – Sort Mark eHelp »


            WEBINARS RECORDED VIDEOS:

            How to Frame Openings in Revit (Aug 26, 2021)

            The Best and Fastest Way to Start Framing in Revit (July 15, 2021)

            Latest Advances for Wood & Metal Framing in Revit (June 3, 2021)

            Setting Up Collaborative BIM Model & Revit Project Standards (May 6, 2021)

            Multi-Framing with Model Groups in Revit (Mar 18, 2021)

            Framing Timber Roofs with Rafters and Prefab Panels in Revit (Jul 22, 2020)

            Framing Prefabricated Roof Panels, Trusses & Rafters in Revit (Jun 16, 2020)

            Wood/Metal Framing in Revit: multi-element custom studs & joists, wall validation, sloped joists (Feb 27, 2020)

            Auto-generate complex roof truss systems in Revit (Dec 18, 2018)

            Framing with Heavy Timber in Revit (June 28, 2018)

            Automated Framing of Timber & Steel Rafters in Revit (May 24, 2018)

            SIPs & CLT Panels for Walls, Floors & Roofs in Revit (Mar 22, 2018)


            September 24, 2020

            CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Gallery

            Workflow:
            workflow for using AGACAD Roof Framing software to split a roof into panels for framing in Autodesk Revit

             
             Roof panels
            roof panels framed in Autodesk Revit using AGACAD Roof Framing BIM tools
             
            Roof shop drawing
            shop drawing with dimensions of a roof in Revit

             
            rafter roof framed in Autidesk Revit using AGACAD Roof Framing BIM tools
             
            Industrial, residential, mixed-use roof types with rafter and truss systems

            Mono-pitch roofs using trusses, rafters, and prefab roof panels
            Mono-pitch roofs can use trusses, rafters, and prefabricated panels in Autodesk Revit using AGACAD Roof Framing BIM tools

             
            Truss spacing may be specified
            truss spacing may be specified using AGACAD Roof Framing BIM tools for Autodesk Revit

             
            Insulation, sheathing, paneling
            add layers of insulation, sheathing, and paneling using AGACAD Roof Framing BIM tools for Autodesk Revit

             
            Multi-layer prefab timber roof panels
            multilayer prefab timber roof panels framed in Autodesk Revit using AGACAD Roof Framing BIM tools

             
            Configure rafter systems to accommodate dormers and hips
            Configure rafter systems for framing dormers and hip ends in Autodesk Revit using AGACAD Roof Framing BIM tools

             
            Analytical lines can be exported for structural analysis
            perform structural analysis

             
            Views, dimensions, tags, schedules
            generate views, dimensions, tags, and schedules in the blink of an eye using AGACAD Roof Framing BIM tools for Autodesk Revit

             
            Shop drawings for sheathing, battens, primary/secondary frames
            create shop drawings for roof layers like sheathing, battens, primary/secondary frames in Autodesk Revit using AGACAD Roof Framing BIM tools

             
            Various truss types in the same roof
            Use various truss types in the same roof in Autodesk Revit using AGACAD Roof Framing BIM tools


            September 24, 2020

            Wood framing wall software for 3D modeling gable, dormer, and other complex multilayer timber walls in Revit®

            AGACAD Thank You Offer 2021

            Wood Framing Wall makes wood framing of walls fast and easy with real-time full project updates in Revit. Plus it generates views with automatic dimensions for wall panels or segments as well as accurate bills of materials and shop drawings. So quality production and accurate assembly on site are ensured.

                  Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

            Connectors, cuts, supports, and other details can be distributed based on predefined rules or connection types. They can then be modified or updated to suit the project design stage and the level of detail required. Wall frames and the layout of frame elements and details can be modified and updated whenever the project is changed. Dynamic update functionality can make changes to all walls frames of the same type at once.

            Wall frame elements in the project can be easily marked based on their properties and locations in the wall layer. And information for fabrication can be automatically generated with all desired views, schedules, and drawings for each wall panel.

            POWERFUL FEATURES

            Wall+

            THE ULTIMATE TIMBER WALL SOFTWARE FOR REVIT

            Automate wood framing of walls in Revit® projects using BIM solution Wood Framing Wall+. Being powerful, flexible, and easy to use, it helps you make optimal choices, move much faster, and avoid errors at every BIM stage – from design and documentation to wall segment fabrication and construction.

            • Create detailed multi-layer timber wall framing for your Revit model in a snap using fully customizable rules and templates.
            • Frame multi-story houses 10 times faster than using standard Revit interface.
            • Control stud, nogging, bridging, blocking, bracing placement, diverse openings, configure complex L or T connections, details, service hole positions and more.
            • Auto-distribute nailers, siding, and fastenings.
            • Create all log house elements and group (pack)/number them automatically.
            • Find structural and engineering clashes; cut and frame openings according to predefined rules.
            • One-click generation of shop drawings and cut lists; get real-time take-offs and views, automatic sorting, dimensioning.
            • Perform structural analyses without leaving Revit or export your wood frames to external analysis software at any stage of design process.
            • Optional export to any CNC machines and CAD/CAM production lines, such as WEINMANN, Randek, etc.

            Smart Walls

            WALL & JOIN MANAGEMENT

            A powerful add-on for managing walls in Revit®, letting you rapidly disassemble layers into different wall types, fully control joins and gap distances, split walls into separate panels with predefined settings, insert gravity points, and manage information with an export-to-Excel feature.

            • Manage information of all walls in your project.
            • Export filtered, grouped, or selected information to Excel.
            • Decompose wall layers into separate wall types according to user’s predefined configuration.
            • Fully control joins and gap distances between walls.
            • Insert gravity points.
            • Add additional information about real wall orientation, elevation, or coordinates.
            • Split walls at exact locations by using grid lines, openings, or other walls.
            • Split walls automatically by predefined panel size.

            Cut Opening

            PRECISION OPENINGS FOR MEP SERVICES AND BUILDING STRUCTURES

            Automatically create openings throughout a Revit® model where ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits intersect with walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, beams and columns. BIM solution Cut Opening creates openings with special holding details for structural beams.

            • Add openings with predefined sizes in accordance with MEP line based element sizes, categories and system classifications.
            • Automatically join openings with predefined configurations.
            • Automatically insert Fire Dampers where ducts clash with walls, floors, ceilings or roofs with fire rating.
            • Automatically insert structural openings for separated architectural and structural models.
            • Enhance BIM-team work and deliverables for integrated project delivery (IPD).

            Sort Mark

            FLEXIBLE ELEMENT AND GRID RENUMBERING

            Renumber Revit® elements just the way you want, detect and renumber grids, determine swing direction and orientation (and add them as properties), recalculate shared coordinates, and much more.

            • Detects grid geometry and renumbers them after any change in the project.
            • Powerful and flexible functions allow renumbering of any Revit elements (Doors, Windows, Beams, Columns, Pipes, etc.) in a number of different ways.
            • Writes swing direction for the doors into the door’s properties.
            • Writes flip/mirror orientation for the selected elements.
            • Creates new shared parameters.
            • Possibility to save numbering settings under the separate name.
            • Possibility to sort elements in Ascending/Descending order, and more.

            Smart Views

            MAKING VIEWS & PLACING DIMENSIONS FAST IN REVIT®

            Get sections and elevation drawings for any building element easily using functions that create views and dimensions for selected elements quickly.

            • Uses configurations instead of manual work
            • Crops views to the element size
            • Creates automatic dimensions based on defined configurations
            • Applies view templates to all new views
            • Creates the number of views you set in the configurations for multiple selected elements
            • Renames views based on configurations
            • Apply dimensioning rules to any Revit view or selected elements in view

            Want to find out if this is the right solution for you? Our professionals can help you quickly find out how this software will benefit your design process.

            FRAME YOUR PROJECT!

            Don’t waste time reading technical documentation, and see that this is the solution for you! Our Expert will frame a part of your project, demonstrate software functionality, and share best practices and the most efficient way of framing, taking into account your current needs.

            Duration: 2 hour. Cost: 250$/250€

            You’ll leave the demonstration with:

            – Part of your project already framed;
            – Your questions answered;
            – 30-day software trial;
            – Support during the trial period.

             

            CLIENT STORIES

            Developed in compliance with standards and guidelines:

            Eurocode 5: Design of timber structures – Part 1-1: General – Common rules and rules for buildings (EN 1995-1-1:2004: E)
            Standards Australia AS 1684.2-2010 Residential timber-framed construction
            Standards Australia AS 1720.1-2010 Timber structures – Design methods
            New Zealand Standard NZS 3604:2011 / Timber Framed Buildings
            CWC (Canadian Wood Council) Wood Design Manual including CSA O86 Standard and CWC Commentary on CSA O86 (2010).
            National Design Specification® (NDS®) for Wood Construction (NDS 2015). American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA). American Wood Council, Washington DC, 2015.
            The Encyclopedia of Trusses. Alpine Engineered Products, Inc., 2003.
            Truss Design Procedures and Specifications for Light Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses / TPIC – 2014. Truss Plate Institute of Canada (TPIC), 2014.
            Using Narrow Pieces of Wood Structural Panel Sheathing in Wood Shear Walls. American Plywood Association (APA), The Engineered Wood Association, Tacoma, Washington, 2005.

            PRODUCT BROCHURES

            Learn more about the AGACAD products by reading our selected brochures.


            September 24, 2020

            CNC Exporter – Weinmann CAD/CAM Production Line (WUP) Gallery

            Complex Multi-layer Wood Wall Frame

            Complex multi-layer Wood Wall Frame

            Gable Wall

            Gable Wall

            Dormer Wall

            Dormber Wall

             
             

            Wood Wall Frame with Joined Windows–Doors

            Wood Wall Frame with Joined Windows–Doors

            Door Side and Door-Window Join Framing

            Door Side and Door-Window Join Framing

             

             

            Window-Window Join and Window Side Framing

            Window-Window join and Window side framing

             
             

            Wood Wall Frame with Joined Openings

             
             

            Wood Wall Frame with Joined Openings

             

             

            Mixed Wood–Metal Frame

             

            Wood Wall Frame with Special Top Plate & Specially Cut Plates

            Wood Wall Frame with Special Top Plate & Special Cuts of Plates

            Wood Frame with Dovetails (Mortise & Tenon)

            Wood Frame with Dovetails (mortise & tenon)

             
             

            Wood Frame with Vertical Siding & Joined Windows–Doors

            Wood Frame with Horizontal Siding & Joined Windows–Doors

            Wood Frame with Horizontal Siding & Joined Windows-Doors

             

            Wood Wall Frame with Two Layers of Vertical Siding

            Wood Wall Frame with two layers of Vertical Siding

             

            Wood Wall Frame with Mixed Horizontal–Vertical Siding

            Wood Wall Frame with mixed Horizontal & Vertical Siding

            Horizontal Siding

            Round window frame

            Generate various types of timber and steel formwork panels

            Timber/steel formwork for concrete panels in Autodesk Revit using AGACAD Wood & Metal Framing Wall BIM software

            Both wood & steel can be used for formwork systems

            Timber formwork for concrete panels in Autodesk Revit using AGACAD Wood Framing Wall BIM software

            Multi-framing

            Wood framed modules
            Wall frames
            Framing walls in Revit
            Wall frames in Revit
            Wall frames in Revit

            September 24, 2020

            Automated engineering and detailing BIM software for steel trusses & metal roof rafter systems design in Revit®

            AGACAD Thank You Offer 2021

            Metal Framing Roof lets Revit® users instantly create metal truss and/or rafter systems of any shape or complexity, perform structural analysis, and generate custom shop drawings. It gives a powerful boost to your BIM workflow. Functions are versatile, parameters easy to control, and changes occur in real time. No more drafting – just design and decide, knowing you’ll get a high-quality model.

                  Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2022, 2021, 2020

            Connectors, cuts, supports, tension braces and other details can be distributed based on predefined rules or connection types. They can then be modified or updated to suit the project design stage and the level of detail required. The layout and details of roof structural elements can be modified and updated whenever the project is changed.

            Easy marking of trusses and rafters based on properties and location ensures accurate bills of materials and accurate assembly. And information for fabrication can be automatically generated with all desired views, schedules, and drawings for each structural element.

            SNEAK-PEAK-VIDEOS

            Prefabricated Metal Frame Roof Panels
            Automated Rafter Framing
            Auto-generate complex roof truss systems

            POWERFUL FEATURES

            Truss+

            STEEL ROOF TRUSS WIZARD FOR REVIT®

            Generate light gauge steel truss systems for roofs of any shape, perform structural analysis, and auto-generate shop drawings. Functions of Metal Framing Truss+ are versatile, parameters easy to control, and changes occur in real time. It’s a potent BIM workflow booster: no more drafting – just decide and design.

            • Build full metal truss systems in one go with the configurable 3D grid (escaping the limited and time-consuming nature of standard Revit truss family i