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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Precast Concrete – Comprehensive Modeling of Precast Concrete Elements

From the AGACAD website:

COMPREHENSIVE BIM SOFTWARE FOR DETAILED MODELING OF PRECAST CONCRETE ELEMENTS IN REVIT®


Precast Concrete enables you to quickly and easily model prefabricated concrete walls, floors, and columns and get full project updates in the Revit platform in real time. Create element views with automatic dimensions, and generate bills of materials and shop drawings for quality production and accurate assembly on site.

Excel2R – Excel-to-Revit Data Import and Links

From the AGACAD website:

Excel-to-Revit® Data Import and Links

Excel2R imports Microsoft Excel spreadsheets into Revit® projects, including style settings. Tables are easily created and kept current because data are linked. This significantly speeds up project documentation. 


Smart Assemblies – Shop Drawings Generation

From the AGACAD website:

Shop Drawings Generation with Corresponding Views and Dimensions


Smart Assemblies is a solution for much faster production of assemblies’ documentation in Revit®. It creates the views, rules-based dimensions, and assembly sheets you need for combinations of structural and architectural elements. Smart Assemblies thus overcomes limitations in Revit functionality, so that even manufacturers and on-site personnel can generate shop drawings easily. 

Compatible with Autodesk® Revit®, Revit® Architecture / Structure /MEP, Building Design Suite.

For structural engineers, drafters, fabricators and architects who need to create precise detailing and fabrication shop drawings for concrete, steel and wood structures and their parts. 

Smart Details – LOD 400 Modeling Automation

From the AGACAD website:

LOD 400 Modeling Automation in Revit®


Smart Details can instantly add 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. Structural engineers save many hours per project.


Friday, September 22, 2017

Smart Browser Manage – Synchronous Family Management

From the AGACAD website:

Synchronous Revit® Family Management

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.


This Revit families management solution is aimed at architects, designers, engineers, BIM modellers and BIM managers to quickly and easily search & manage Revit families on user's local computer or company server. 

Smart Browser Manage (previous name Smart Browser Pro) performs tasks with Revit families. Users will not need to modify families one by one anymore. All modifications happen in real time, this allows users to easily avoid mistakes and control all process of family parameter changes. With Smart Browser Manage user can find differences between families in the project and families in the library. The project will always have updated families.

BIM Tree Manager – Constant Quality Control

From the AGACAD website:

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


BIM Tree Manager 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

BIM Navigator – Quality Inspection and Management of Models

From the AGACAD website:

BIM software for quality inspection and management of models

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.

MEP Hangers – Fast Precision Layout of Hangers and Supports

From the AGACAD website:

BIM software for fast precision layout of hangers and supports


MEP Hangers (previous name 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.

The software uses simple yet highly flexible rules to select the relevant Revit MEP systems and add (or modify) needed hangers or supports with their varied connections. They can be distributed as a fixed number per segment or based on the distance between bearing points.

MEP Hangers also splits ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits into predefined lengths as needed, and marks all service components for fabrication. For on-site precision and efficiency, it exports bearing points to Trimble or TopCon tools and drilling robots.

Free Webinar Sep 28 – Prefabricated Timber/Steel Roof Panelling and Framing

From the AGACAD website:

Webinar: Prefabricated Timber/Steel Roof Panelling and Framing in Revit

AGACAD's one and only software for prefabricated roof panelling and timber/steel roof framing is up for demonstration! Please register below for this free, live webinar.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Roof Panel Frame – Prefabricated Wood Framing Software

From the AGACAD website:

Fully-featured Timber Roof Framing add-on for Revit®


Includes Roof Panel Layout

Roof Panel Frame (previous name Roof+) enables quick and easy creation of prefabricated wood framing 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.

Floor Panel Layout – Prefabricated Floor Panelling Software

From the AGACAD website:

The Ultimate Prefabricated Floor Panelling Software for Revit®


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.

Batch Change Circuit Breaker Size

From the Autodesk App Store:

The tool is designed to automatically change the circuit breaker size according to the load name or load classification.

The normal way is modifying the circuit breaker data for each circuit one by one; this tool will automatically do the process.


Free Conference – Tech Tour 2017: Innovation in AEC Design

From the CADD Microsystems website:

Tech Tour Fall 2017: Innovation in AEC Design


NEXT STOPS ON THE TECH TOUR:
  • RALEIGH, NC: 
    • When: October 24, 2017, 8am – 12:00pm 
    • Where: Sheraton Raleigh Downtown 
    • Cost: Free 
    • CLICK HERE to register
  • RICHMOND, VA: 
    • When: October 25, 2017, 8:00am – 12:00pm 
    • Where: Marriott Richmond Downtown 
    • Cost: Free 
    • CLICK HERE to register
  • BALTIMORE, MD: 
    • When: October 31, 2017, 8:00am – 12:00pm 
    • Where: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront 
    • Cost: Free 
    • CLICK HERE to register
  • ARLINGTON, VA: 
    • When: Novermber 1, 2017, 8:00am – 12:00pm 
    • Where: Key Bridge Marriott 
    • Cost: Free 
    • CLICK HERE to register

Free Webinar Sep 27 – Scan with Accuracy, Design with Confidence

From the Autodesk website:

SCAN WITH ACCURACY, DESIGN WITH CONFIDENCE

September 27, 2017 at 10:00AM PT

Connected BIM Webinar Series

Autodesk ReCap Pro

Webinar Description

Autodesk Connected BIM processes go beyond design, leveraging the power of the cloud to help make possible practically anytime, anywhere collaboration; data continuity across the lifecycle of a project; and deep insight to help improve decision-making. Connected BIM helps make possible the ability to:
  • Capture existing design information via scanning and point clouds
  • Enhance collaboration across geo-dispersed teams
  • Go beyond visualization to create immersive experiences (such as VR) and interact with the building before it’s built

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hangers – Place Duct Hangers Automatically

From the Autodesk App Store:

This tool is designed to place Duct Hangers along the duct automatically.

Work Flow:
  1. Select the desired Element.
  2. Click the Element hanger command.
  3. The Element Hangers form will appear.
  4. Select the hanger family type.
  5. Write the offset distance between hangers in mm.
  6. Select the upper level for the hanger or the tool will select it automatically.
  7. Click ok to get the result
  8. This tool will automatically place hangers along all the elements.  
  9. The tool will do the following
    1. The tool will place the hangers along the elements automatically.
    2. The tool will change the hanger size due to the change in element size.
    3. The tool will change the hanger offset due to the change in element offset.
    4. The user can choose to enter the distance between hangers in mm or inches    .
    5. If the element is moved the hanger will also follow the element.
    6. To apply the above selects the desired element which you want to update the hangers related to this element -run the tool-click update.