MagiCAD 2018 UR-1 for Revit

MagiCAD Schematics, a new schematic design module that can perform in synchronisation with Revit models.

By linking, mapping and synchronizing the schematics with the model, it enables better design workflow and ensures that data is everywhere the same and within the Revit environment.

It produces perfect schematic diagrams on Revit technology. MagiCAD Schematics allows synchronisation and data sharing among the schematic drawings and the model. Besides, generating schematic drawings, it also connects symbols in the schematic drawing with the subsequent devices in the project, and synchronises parameter values among the symbol and the device. If the property values are synchronised among symbols and devices, the information remains updated during the course of the project in diagrams, plan drawings, etc.

MagiCAD Schematics saves huge time of the designers and accelerates project delivery by arranging ready-made, localised symbol libraries in Revit. Custom symbols or lines and templates with parameters provide a new level of flexibility for project setup. Besides, MagiCAD Schematics produces drawing seamlessly via an user-friendly tool palette for line drafting and drag & drop placement of symbols. MagiCAD for Revit and AutoCAD facilitates world-leading, data-packed Building Information Modelling for HVAC and electrical design with rapid and user-friendly tools.

The new MagiCAD Schematics module for Revit makes the process simple to set up symbols into the schematic drawing and preserve symbol definitions into the dataset. The symbol definitions facilitate you to determine parameters with default values contained in the family when the symbol is set up. Symbols are arranged to user-configurable groups to produce the perfect symbols which are available in the new symbol installation tool palette. To set up symbol and line drawing, just drag and drop the symbol to the schematic drawing from the tool palette.

Watch the live demonstration of MagiCAD Schematics module for Revit by going through the following video.

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PartsLab is a useful free Revit add-in

PCL PartsLab belongs to a free Revit add-in that makes the process automatic for production, visualization, and change management concerning Revit Construction Parts. Significantly minimize time and clicks by generating numerous parts from targeted categories/families/types.

Context sensitive tools facilitate rapid hiding & isolation. With the managed history view, it is possible to monitor when design updates occurred as well as types of modifications.

The Revit plug-in is intended for functioning with the software’s Parts function to track changes to horde objects in the design models throughout construction devoid of modifying specs set in the construction model.

Now, it becomes easier to connect with the design models and make the constructability edits that is necessary when a design modification happens. With PartsLab, it is not required to visit and update the model. Just connect the original construction model into the original design. If any modification is done to the original model, the duplicate is also modified, and one can make edits to the duplicate.

Now, it is possible to mass-select [components] and generate parts out of everything that [includes] a floor, a column or a wall, for instance. When you accomplish that repeatedly it saves huge time.

This app is mostly suitable for general contractors, architects and engineers as well as major general contractors in North America and Europe.

The add-on offers the following features:

  • Compatible with Revit 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 (all verticals supported)
    • Explore through connected model categories/families/types from the aggregated model
    • Filter model categories/families/types content by Level
    • Generate numerous parts from targeted categories/families/types
    • Automatically combines the level of Parts from linked-model objects
    • Generates and handles a 3D history view of all Parts formed
    • Apply context ribbon tools to Hide/Isolate Parts with the original categories/families/types
    • Apply as investigative tool for Linked model content, shows object counts
    • Replicate chosen family/type definitions from linked models into your existing model

It is available in Autodesk’s App Store as a free app.

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AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition is the best BIM Modeling Software on the market

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, just released AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition. It is the Bentley’s building information modeling (BIM) application that is specifically developed for creating projects of significant size and/or engineering complexity. These are normally defined by the challenges of integrating vertical construction and horizontal infrastructure (like roads, railways, utilities, etc.).

There is a useful feature called GenerativeComponents inside AECOsim Building Designer that offers computational design abilities to delve into iterative design ideas and embed design intent with design constraints and relationships for making design quality and performance superior.

The new AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition allocates a wide-ranging modeling environment with all of Bentley’s CONNECT Edition applications so that the process becomes simple for the engineers and architects to exchange complicated data that leads to loss of information and frequent translations, or even recourse to force-fitting a BIM application apart its premeditated use to model geometry, which is not possible with BIM intelligence.

AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition combines the work of architects, structural engineers, and MEP engineers in a single application, and now expands its scalability with the help of CONNECT Edition’s wide-ranging modeling environment. This latest release offers consistent, translation-free, intra-operability with Bentley’s full multi-discipline portfolio of design, analytical, and construction modeling applications.

All CONNECT Edition applications, along with MicroStation CONNECT Edition, take advantage of the deliverables production automation native in the CONNECT Edition’s documentation center. The documentation center significantly enhances the reliability, quality, and effectiveness of drawing set organization. AECOsim Building Designer can also allow for reality modeling, through which present conditions are procured with photos and/or scans and transformed into engineering-ready reality meshes with Bentley’s ContextCapture, delivering the actual geo-coordinated context directly into the AECOsim design environment.

AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition facilitates the users to enhance their productivity and to collaborate over multiple disciplines by distributing content and data in a constant workflow via a widespread modeling atmosphere. With this latest version of AECOsim Building Designer, it becomes possible to collaborate on projects of any scale or multidisciplinary complexity, and automate the formation of deliverables for all stakeholders.

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Download cad drawings of Reinforced Concrete Retrofit at discounted prices

Download extensive lists of reinforced concrete retrofitting / repair / strengthening drawing details which are available in cad dwg, dxf and pdf formats. All the drawings are in 1:10 scale.

Seismic retrofitting refers to the alteration of prevailing structures to improve their resistance capacity against seismic activity, ground motion, or soil failure caused by earthquakes.

The cad drawings include the following :-

  • Concrete Column Steel Jacketing
    • Concrete Column Jacketing Detail
    • Column Jacket Anchorage to slab beam
    • Column Jacketing Foundation Footing Detail
    • Continuous Floor to Floor Column Jacketing
    • Discontinued Floor to Floor Column Jacketing
    • Partial Concrete Column Jacketing
    • Concrete Beam Jacketing Details
    • Steel Jacketing Reinforcement of Concrete Beam
    • Carbon Fiber strengthening of Concrete Beam

 You can apply these drawings in your project and save significant times.

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Demonstration of new freeform rebar tool in Revit 2018.1

This exclusive revit video tutorial provides the demonstration of new freeform rebar tool that is accessible in Revit 2018.1

This latest tool facilitates the users to include straight bars (Shape Code 00) which are based on complicated surfaces. The bars will produced a complicated shape but stay straight for fabrication instructions.

The Freeform Reinforcement tool is applied in a 3D view by initially choosing the host face. This tool applies the Select Multiple option. With the help of space bar, validate the selection. Then, choose the starting surface and then the ending surface and lastly press enter to set the bar.

This tool is mostly suitable while going to model complicated Architecture and Civil structures like bridges and tunnels. Each bar should have been scheduled for a precise length.

Free Form Rebar can contain any geometry in the form of planar or 3D, and can be utilized for modeling and detailing of reinforcement in complicated 3D structural elements.

Rebars are generated at the cover distance out of the intersection of the references which the Revit user chooses. One reference is made with one or more structural element faces.

The Surface Distribution rebar type comprises of bars that change among the Start Surface and the End Surface and are circulated along the Host Surface.

Free Form Rebar belongs to the Structural Rebar category, and contain all the properties related to it. Free form Rebar can be formed as single bars or rebar sets, rebar quantity for each instance of a Free Form Rebar can be modified easily.

Then the rebar constraints can be controlled with in canvas tools in 3D views to organize improved and perfect rebar placement.

It is possible to utilize adjustable numbering settings and generate perfect shop drawings with schedules that demonstrate varying lengths in Free Form Rebar sets to make the fabrication better.

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Revit 2017 – Some exciting features

Autodesk has invented new software Revit 2017 that helps users to create better models and increase their communication and performance skills in the workflow.


Autodesk has announced some new key and upgraded features for its main software Revit which is designed for increasing the performance of the software and helping the users to create better models and communicating about the designs. The newest version of this software Revit 2017 is built for the works offered by BIM for the architectural, MEP and the structural engineering etc. The new features in Revit 2017 will be helpful in driving more powerful processes within an increased, multi-discipline BIM workflow.


This new software is the fastest and best performing one till now and the new improvements more than 100 functions help the software for keeping up with the most demandable users. It also works faster to display only the visible elements of a view and the hidden drawing elements. Revit 2017 helps in user’s productivity with the various improvements and user-requested updates which simply helps to make the features easier to use.


Revit 2017 allows users tools for creating models which can be more precisely and fully represent the things to be built, connect with design and fabrication workflows. The Global Parameters has the features to help in encoding and capturing design that are decided within a model by enabling the users for defining relationships between the building elements. The parameters are used for driving the dimensions and the values in a project. With the help of this software the designers can add the higher level of the detail which is needed for downstream fabrication and building, modeling projects of different sizes and the complexity. The automation of the fabrication model layout and converting design level into the fabrication level of detail elements can be done by the Mechanical detailers. Contractors can prepare their model elements more quickly than before for the detailed coordination in fabrication and installation. The structural engineers also get helpful things from it. As the designers can upgrade the explanation of design intent or the level of detailed for the reinforcement modeling and documentation for the better connected steel design for the detailed workflows.


Revit is the base of the active BIM processes for many architects, engineers and construction professionals etc. as they can capture document and share project design data. It is also helpful in the documentation of project’s details more efficiently with the new WYSIWYG Text Editor that has the options for text placements also. It raises the communication abilities in a way that help the users for sharing the data with both Revit and in extended BIM workflows. Data sharing has been simplified within this new software that is improved with new tools for simplifying the reuse of the schedules.


Revit 2017 is one of the first BIM tools that support IFC4 and it facilitates BIM interoperability and data sharing within a connected workflow under Revit. Revit also provides the new Autodesk Formit 360 Converter by which users could convert Formit, RFA and SKP files and continue the development in designs in Revit. The collaboration of the Autodesk A360 and Revit 2017 enables the easier use of the acceptance service for project team collaboration with cloud work sharing.


The new software of Revit make possible of communicating design with compelling 3D visualizations. It also adds depth and burst to elevations and sections in the coordination views with the new Depth Cueling option.


Render with Autodesk Raytracer featuring more accurate settings, video card agnostic and other things more quickly and accurately. After the release of Revit 2017, Autodesk is abandoning some of its software like Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk Revit Structure and Autodesk Revit MEP software by replacing them and providing recent subscribers to each solution.

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Advance Steel – Status Control Inside Model And Drawings

In Advance Steel, the users can use the options to provide a Status level to both the drawing and the model elements and it is often described as Key Stages/Life Cycles inside the production process.


The Status system remains as part of the Fabrication data inside Advance Steel, it can contain levels/statuses which are included to it through the Management Tool (MT) System. Besides, comment levels are included to approve the status.


Various colors can be arranged while generating anything inside the MT. These can then be applied to provide colourisation/highlighting to the model. It is accomplished with the project explorer and the saved Query Feature.

Together with this, there exist a status level for drawings, the drawing system is segregated to the model elements, because drawings may not always remain at the equivalent status as the model, as for instance the model may be left for revision, the elements in the model are updated, but the drawings are not located at similar point. But at some point, they will obtain an adjustment, then a modification in status level of Reissued etc., then modifying to the same status as model at some point.


The vital fact is that a “STATUS” level, is not an adjustment to the drawing, it belongs to the present state of the drawing to the overall life cycle to the project, so the two systems are not same, but can be employed in combination to deliver a life cycle management to the system for Autodesk Advance Steel document and model management.


To get detailed idea on the different steps and operation, go through the following video presentations.


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