BIM Tools

Applications and Assets

BIM continues to expand in use as its benefits have become increasingly evident. Angelus Block recognizes the need for tools to bring efficiency to the workflow of architects, engineers, and designers—especially as it relates to masonry. We highly recommend the following:

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Masonry iQ

Angelus CMU are included in this application.

From 3DiQ, Masonry iQ is an add-in to Revit®, and solves the many issues related to working with masonry structures within the Revit environment. It creates Revit wall types with intelligent masonry materials that "know" their relationship to design, allow for custom bond patterns, generate properly bonded corners, set bond beams and control joints with an analysis tool that inspects a model for modularity, proper layout, finds field cut locations and more.

Masonry iQ also has a module that enables the design of the wall elevation, choosing from manufacturers' palettes of colors, textures, and sizes. Products can be placed course-by-course or in fields to create banding, regions, and mixed color/texture fields.

More information: 3DiQ
Download: Autodesk App Store


CAD BLOX is a service that builds 3-D models of masonry structures from the project plans. It is proven invaluable in project management and unit-by-unit accounting of all the various unit types, sizes, colors, and textures required for the design. The service can generate a report of materials and quantities needed, saving stakeholders from the effects of inaccurate takeoffs for special order materials.

CAD BLOX models are easily incorporated into full coordination models for clash detection with a highly successful track record of identifying potentially catastrophic conflicts before construction begins.

More information: CAD BLOX


Angelus CMU are included in this application.

Founded by practicing architects who envisioned a better way of working with Revit, BIMsmith® created a unique and easy-to-use web-based app to assemble and generate walls, floors, ceilings, and roofs, as well as a portal to manufacturer-specific assets—2D detail files, specifications, data sheets and more. Best of all, it's completely free for the user.

BIMsmith offers two services:

BIMsmith Forge. Build and download a complete wall assembly—structures, membranes, even paint—choosing producer-specific or generic products. View, rotate, explode, and rearrange items as you build.

BIMsmith MarketTM. Access to manufacturer-specific downloadable content: details, specs, and documents.

More information: BIMsmith

Angelus Block BIM Tools