Friday, September 29, 2017

Product Roundup – AGACAD's BIM Solutions and T4R Add-ons

From the AGACAD website...


BIM Navigator
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 | Trial

BIM Tree Manager
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 | Trial

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 | Trial

T4R Productivity Suite

From the AGACAD website:

Get Access to All Productivity-Boosting Autodesk® Revit® Apps

T4R Productivity Suite reduces BIM stress and extends the power of Autodesk® Revit® software. This collection of productivity tools includes fast documentation and smart modeling extensions for all Revit users. 

T4R Suite is your all-access pass for tools for Revit you need, no matter who you are, architect or structural engineer, designer or MEP engineer! Created by Revit experts, plugins help you customize Revit software to meet your specific designing needs and increase your designing efficiency.

  • Import data from Excel to Revit and accurately create, distribute and modify elements
  • Quickly group, sort and renumber Revit elements in your projects
  • Easily create and manage legends of any Revit family category
  • Precisely calculate overall heat transfer coefficient
  • Create and manage sheets, and easily make fast documentation 

Roof Panel Layout – Prefabricated Roof Paneling

From the AGACAD website:

The Ultimate Prefabricated Roof Panelling Software for Revit®

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.

Free T4R Smart Select – Multi-Element Auto-Selection Tool

From the AGACAD website:

Free Multi-Element Auto-Selection Tool

Smart Select for Revit® quickly selects room/space elements by category, family or type, and network elements for any pipe or duct; plus custom filter. No more manual repetition or missed elements! 

T4R Smart Browser Free – Family Search & Sort Utility

From the AGACAD website:

Free Revit® Family Search & Sort Utility

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

T4R Cut Opening Free – MEP Clash-Point Hole-Cutting Tool

From the AGACAD website:

Free MEP Clash-Point Hole-Cutting Tool

Cut Opening Free uses Revit® ‘Interference Check’ results to create holes wherever ducts, pipes, cable trays or conduits intersect walls, floors, roofs, or ceilings in a project. You can then edit the openings.

Cut Opening Free is an easy-to-use free Revit extension that you can download and start benefiting from right now!

Cut Opening Free easily cuts holes in the places where MEP ducts, pipes, cable traces or conduits intersect Walls, Floors, Ceilings or Roofs. This add-on manages the creation of openings using Revit® „Interference Check“ results.

T4R U-Value – Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient Calculator

From the AGACAD website:

Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient Calculator

U-Value calculates the overall heat transfer coefficient for walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, and foundation slabs in a Revit® project, as well as for framed constructions. Materials data can be imported for the analysis and results can be exported. 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

T4R RAS Manager – Room and Space Manager + HVAC Tools

From the AGACAD website:

Room and Space Manager + HVAC Tools

RAS Manager automates work in Revit® with rooms and area-measurement rules as well as with spaces and their assignment to zones. It offers smart insertion of rooms and spaces with full engineering data and parameter values including elevations, plus tools to calculate supply and exhaust airflow. 

T4R Sort&Cope – Beam and Truss Auto-Coping

From the AGACAD website:

Beam and Truss Auto-Coping Extension

Sort&Cope eliminates the need to cope structural framing elements one by one in Revit®, with tools that let you cope trusses and other constructions in one click, cope beams by types of connection or intersection, and change coping distance or method. 

T4R Smart Walls – Toolbox for Wall and Join Management

From the AGACAD website:

Toolbox for Wall and Join Management

Smart Walls is a powerful add-on for managing walls in Revit®, letting you rapidly disassemble layers into different wall types, fully control joins and gap distances, insert gravity points, split walls by grids, and add orientation, elevation or coordinate selected walls. 

T4R Smart Floors – Floor Panel Creator and Updater

From the AGACAD website:

Versatile Floor Panel Creator and Updater

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. 

T4R Quick Dimensions

From the AGACAD website:

BIM Project Dimensioning Accelerator

Quick Dimensions enables you to automatically add dimensions to chosen elements (also in elevations and sections!), create multiple dimension chains at one go, and join isolated dimensions to a chain. 

  • Automatically adds dimensions to selected architectural, structural or mechanical elements.
  • Creates multiple dimension chains in one click.
  • Joins existing separate dimensions to a dimension chain.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Free Webinar Sep 28 – Power BI Integration by Assemble: Project Analytics at your Fingertips

From the Assemble website:

Power BI Integration by Assemble
Dynamic Business and Project Analytics at your Fingertips

Thursday, September 28th @ 1PM CT


Assemble Systems now integrates with Microsoft Power BI, enabling a powerful way to create reports and dashboards for models, projects and organization data in Assemble. We understand that having access to the most up-to-date information is essential to your project’s success, Assemble’s Power BI integration offers a dynamic connection to all of your data managed in Assemble to drive efficiency and project success.  Join us for this quick session to learn how to build charts, graphs, and discrete datasets and share that information with owners, design teams, estimators, project managers, executives, etc. for use during design review, preconstruction, construction, and turnover.

These fully interactive customizable reports and dashboards will help you drill down into the project data for improved project control and outcome.

T4R Smart Sheets – Multi-Sheet Manager with View Control

From the AGACAD website:

Multi-Sheet Manager with View Control

Smart Sheets lets you create and manage large numbers of sheets in Revit® based on templates and sorting results. Add views instantly to an entire set of sheets and control alignment of positions. And update parameters for many sheets at once. 

T4R Dynamic Legend – “Smart Legend Creation and Easy Update”

From the AGACAD website:

Smart Legend Creation and Easy Update

Dynamic Legend creates intelligent legends in Revit® that you can update with a click. It also splits specifications across pages, allows multiple views of any element (including real pictures), and works with linked projects. 

  • Easily create legends of any Revit family category
  • Quickly group and sort elements in your legends
  • Update all legends in one click

T4R Sort Mark (Updated)

From the AGACAD website:

Flexible Element and Grid Renumbering

Sort Mark can renumber any Revit® elements just the way you wish, also detecting and renumbering grids. It determines swing direction and orientation, adding them as properties, recalculates shared coordinates, and more.

Metal Framing Roof Panel Frame – “Turbocharger for Steel Frame Roofs”

From the AGACAD website:

Revit® Turbocharger for Steel Frame Roofs

Includes Roof Panel Layout 

Roof Panel Frame (previous name Metal Framing Roof+) automates metal framing roof work in Revit® projects. 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.

Metal Framing Rafter+ – Steel Roof Rafter Creator

From the AGACAD website:

Revit® Steel Roof Rafter Creator for Any Geometry

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. 

  • Frame an entire roof based on its 3D model, including hip/valley rafters, ridge, girder, collar, batten beams, horizontal beams, sleepers, trimmers, etc.
  • Auto-detect and frame roof openings; cope ends of existing beams
  • Freely revise your Revit® model; rafters and beam systems update and adapt
  • Get real-time take-offs and auto-sorting

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Metal Framing Truss+ – Steel Roof Truss Wizard

From the AGACAD website:

The Steel Roof Truss Wizard for Revit®

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. 

  • 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

Metal Framing Floor+ – “Turbocharger for Metal Frame Floors”

From the AGACAD website:

Revit® Turbocharger for Metal Frame Floors

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. 

  • Create detailed multilayer light gauge steel floor framing for Revit models of any complexity using predefined or custom rules and templates
  • Frame multi-story houses 10 times faster than using standard Revit interface 
  • Easily control frames, including joists, rims, bridgings, blockings, bracings, and battens; add supports, hangers, clips, service holes, and more
  • Automate sheathing layouts
  • Freely revise your Revit® model, with easy selection of 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 is calculated; optional export to CNC machines (Howick, Metroll, Pinnacle, etc.)
  • Floor frames update and adapt according to any changes
  • Perform structural analyses without leaving Revit® or export your metal frames to external analysis software at any stage of design process

Metal Framing Wall+ – “Complete Metal Wall Frame Creator”

From the AGACAD website:

Complete Metal Wall Frame Creator for Revit®

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.

  • Create detailed multi-layer metal wall framing for any Revit® project in a snap 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 (including mullions, transoms, window glass holders, pressure plates, cover plates, insulators etc.) efficiently
  • Frame 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; cut and frame openings according to predefined rules
  • 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.)
  • Wall frames update and adapt according to every change
  • Perform structural analyses without leaving Revit or exporting your metal frames to external analysis software at any stage of design process

Free Webinar Sep 28 – Data Management with Vault

From the registration website:

Data Management with Vault Webinar

Thu, Sep 28, 2017 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM GMT

Autodesk ® Vault® data management software helps design and engineering teams control project-related design data, manage change processes, minimize costly mistakes, and more efficiently release and revise designs.

In this webinar, we will focus Vault features which relate to content and drawing management. Vault provides tools to help you easily manage and distribute drawings and content  such as Revit families, AutoCAD blocks and Civil 3D objects.  This helps ensure that project teams have everything they need to comply with organization standards without taking away from their design time. In this presentation, you will see how to:
  • Manage, track, and organize data automatically
  • Save time with centrally located project data
  • Standardize content for the entire project team
  • And more!

Register for the webinar here.

Flux Smart Space Analyser – Create Shortest Distance Heat Maps

From the Flux website:

Smart Space Analyser

The Buro Happold Smart Space Analyser App allows you to instantly generate beautiful shortest distance heat maps. Select an area of interest such as a hospital campus or city center location and start to add targets. Targets represent destination nodes such as bus stops or fire assembly points. Click once to analyse and the results generate directly in front of your eyes! These heat maps make it easy to identify the impacts of building obstructions and spot underserved or isolated areas of your selected location. Drag the nodes to rerun the analysis at any time.

Finally, click again to send the analysis heat map to Flux and open it in Rhino3D for further manipulation and use!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Poll: For What Other Products Should Revit Add-ons Cover Add-in Applications?

Here on Revit Add-ons, a while ago, we polled our readership about whether or not we should also cover Navisworks add-ins. By about a 2:1 margin, the results indicated we should, and that's worked out pretty well for us.

On the Autodesk App Store, there are a number of other products that might be of frequent use to our readers, namely BIM 360Autodesk Advance SteelVault, and 3ds Max. Add-in applications for these products might also be of interest.

We've opened a series of polls to judge interest in add-ins for these other products. We genuinely care about what our readers think so please take a few moments to complete them below. Thank you!

Polls close on Monday, October 2.

Should Revit Add-ons cover add-in applications for BIM 360?

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