Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Wood Framing Wall

From the AGACAD website:

BIM software for efficiently designing wood-frame walls

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® 2017, 2018, 2019

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.



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.

  • 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
  • Optional export to any CNC machines and CAD/CAM production lines, such as WEINMANN, Randek, etc.
  • Wall frames and shop drawings 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


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


Creates 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)


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

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


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”


Don’t waste time on 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 the best practice and efficient way of framing, taking into account your current needs.

Duration: 1 hour. Cost: 200$/200€


You will leave the demonstration with:
  • Part of your project already framed;
  • Your questions answered;
  • 14-days software trial;
  • Support during the trial period.

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.



  • Saves Lots of Time. Wood Framing Wall is built for quick project development. Standardized and automated wall framing and workshop drawing generation enables users to jump over a few major steps in building design.
  • Shop Drawings on the Go. Shop drawings are produced almost at the same time you frame your first wall. Easy to make templates allow user to forget about this process. Check if everything is alright at the end, adjust few things, and you’re ready to deliver your project.
  • Easy-to-Use User Interface. Everything in Wood Framing Wall is a mouse click away. Choose what needs to be modified and click the function which is comfortably listed in easily operated menu. Workflow was tested with untrained professionals who helped to optimize and find the perfect solution for you.
  • Completeness does the modelling of framing, tagging of elements, dimensioning and scheduling with single solution. Complete the process in one place.


The custom join tool has a really nice user interface. I’ve used one in the past that ended up being trial and error because the UI didn’t help the user understand what changes they were making. I’m happy to report that I was able to adjust my first join within minutes! I was also glad to see the preview adjust with each change and how each item drop down option made sense with how the items moved. Great solution, I’m excited to set it up in my project! Your team does great work!

- Chandel Ninmann, Virtual Design/Construction Specialist at United Building Solutions, USA.

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Wood Framing Wall is brought to you by AGACAD. Pricing was not known at press time.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2019, 2018, and 2017.

There's more information available on the AGACAD website.

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