BIM Blog

January 15, 2021

MEP Hangers: Fabrication Integration for Revit [WEBINAR]

Our MEP Hangers BIM Solution is known for flexibly placing hangers and supports for elements of all MEP categories. But it does more! You can also use it to place Fabrication Hangers, know as ITEM (.ITM) on Fabrication elements in Revit. Join our free 30-minute webinar on January 28th to see how to set up configurations, see what’s possible, how much time you can save, and other benefits our MEP Hangers Revit tool can bring you.

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January 12, 2021

Shop Drawings for Precast Concrete in Revit [WEBINAR]

Who wants to spend less time getting shop tickets just right in Autodesk® Revit®? Who doesn’t! Join our free 45-minute webinar on January 21st, during which we’ll show how to create shop drawings automatically in Revit using the Smart Assemblies addon that is part of AGACAD’s Precast Concrete BIM Solution.

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January 8, 2021

New Version of Wood/Metal Framing: Plate Connections, Cripple Control & more

Framing professionals from around the world who use our BIM solutions for timber and steel framing in Autodesk Revit are in regular contact with us, letting us know what their needs are and giving suggestions on how the tools can be further enhanced. The latest version of our Wood Framing and Metal Framing design software for Revit incorporates their requests to be able to control top and bottom cripples independently, to be able to manipulate top and bottom plates in wall-to-wall connections, to have increased functionality for modifying sheathing and paneling, to add some dimensioning options, and more.

Note to current users: if you haven’t already, download the latest version via the TOOLS4BIM Dock to take advantage of all the updates below. Not yet a user? Take a 14-day free trial by downloading the TOOLS4BIM Dock.

Without further ado, let’s go through the updates that have been made in the latest version of Wood Framing and Metal Framing.

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December 22, 2020

Our holiday wish: Exchange gifts with love and data with clarity

Dear Clients, Colleagues, Friends and Followers,

Sharing is caring. That’s always true in families and communities, especially during the holidays. And it’s also very true in the world of BIM, where providing for each other’s information needs is key. For collaboration, for automation – for good decision-making and state-of-the-art solutions.

This year, while working remotely amid the pandemic, designers, architects, engineers, builders, property managers and others have all felt more sharply than ever how vital the effective exchange of data is.

In terms of data to exchange, accuracy takes effort. But clarity, real usefulness, takes more.

It takes the gift of BIM data classification. Use of a common language so each can understand others’ information. An effort that benefits all and a major step to unlock the benefits BIM offers.

That’s our wish for you in 2021: that you explore data classification more closely (a great New Year’s resolution!) and work to make it a reality in your organization. We at AGACAD are ready and eager to help you do that more easily and better than you otherwise could.

Allow us also to wish all of you health, tenacity, and hope amid any hardships. New strengths, new ideas, and new opportunities from the current circumstances in the world. And firm faith in a very bright future.

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2021!

Sincerely,

The AGACAD team

December 7, 2020

Updates for Wall Reinforcement: Automated rebar for door openings in precast concrete Revit® wall panels

We’ve been asked by a couple of clients to implement separate settings for door reinforcement in Autodesk® Revit® models, as they don’t place reinforcement around the entire perimeter of a wall. So, this update addresses exactly that. With this latest update of Wall Reinforcement, structural engineers, detailers, and drafters can place rebar around door openings based on configuration settings.

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November 30, 2020

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

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

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

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November 24, 2020

Thorn Engineering values AGACAD as a partner in its timber framing work

This Northern European design firm specializing in timber buildings finds great value not just in AGACAD’s powerful Revit® framing add-ons and exporters, but also in its ongoing support as a BIM technology partner.

Client Profile

Thorn Engineering OÜ provides technical support and timber-frame building design services for architects, prefabricators and construction firms. Based in northern Estonia, it is part of the Harmet Group of production, construction, design and sales companies active mainly in the Nordic region.

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November 16, 2020

The main module of AGACAD's Revit® application Smart Browser: BIM Manager

We recently introduced the causes that encouraged us to focus on making Smart Browser more team-oriented, more modular. Now let’s cover the main module of Smart Browser: BIM MANAGER.

This module consists of two tools: Smart Browser Manage and BIM Tree Manager. The BIM MANAGER module has the fullest functionality, starting from company library creation and ending with real-time extensive management of all elements present in an active Autodesk® Revit® project. BIM MANAGER saves weeks of work when it comes to Revit family library creation and full control of all family parameters inside created libraries and in ongoing projects. Revit users with the BIM MANAGER module can control how a company library is seen and whether it is accessible to other project participants.

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November 11, 2020

New options for shop drawings in Smart Assemblies [UPDATES]

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

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

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November 6, 2020

Rediscover Revit® content management using Smart Browser

Starting this year, we decided to showcase Smart Browser as a more team-oriented tool. Along with the updated user interface, we reworked Smart Browser allocation into modules. We hope that this will help larger teams decide how the tool should be implemented within their company. To showcase all the features of this fantastic tool, we will post a series of blog posts with information about Smart Browser’s features and different ways they can save your time.

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