Posts tagged "ArchiCAD"

ArchiCAD 17 Integrated Energy Analysis

GRAPHISOFT EcoDesigner STAR is an ArchiCAD extension providing a full BIM to BEM workflow. This enables designers to fully utilize and further extend ArchiCAD 17′s built-in building energy modeling capabilities. If you are curious what’s going on in the ArchiCAD Green BIM world, here are some videos (Be aware that this is a YouTube playlist, ...
Minergie Calculations from the BIM Model with Lesosai

Minergie Calculations from the BIM Model with Lesosai

Lesosai 7.1 imports gbXML, which can be generated Revit, Sketchup (with Plugin) und Archicad (with Plugin). Lesosai is software for the certification and thermal balance calculation of buildings containing one or more heated or cooled zones. It is designed primarily for building engineers, HVAC engineers and architects.. http://www.lesosai.com

ArchiCAD 16 EcoDesigner Star Webinar

A key feature of ArchiCAD 16 is the built-in energy evaluation functionality, which has been done by integrating the entire functionality of EcoDesigner, which was a plug-in earlier, with the application. The built-in Energy Evaluation functionality of ArchiCAD 16 is similar to the former standalone EcoDesigner product, but is based on entirely new technology which...
BIM for Small Projects

BIM for Small Projects

There is a widely shared perception that small firms and sole practitioners cannot take advantage of Building Information Modeling due to such factors as its cost, complexity, training time, and productivity for small projects. These case studies, presented by architects who work in small firms or as sole practitioners, demonstrate how BIM has enhanced their...

ArchiPHYSIK Interface to Revit Architecture

This video shows the interface between Revit and the thermal simulation software ArchiPHYSIK from A-NULL Bauphysik GmbH. ArchiPHYSIK is a popular simulation tool in Austria and the other German speaking countries. ArchPHYSIK works also with SketchUP and ArchiCAD; You can find out more on their Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/archiphysik
DIALux 4.9 Now Supports gbXML

DIALux 4.9 Now Supports gbXML

DIAL has recently released the latest version of the lighting design and calculation software DIALux. This free of charge and complete software is developed for professional lighting design. Receiving data from an architect is the normal start for the lighting designer. Supported formats are DXF, DWG and STF. The latest innovation is the gbXML interface...

Seminar: BIM & Sustainability using Ecotect at IIT

One & Half Day Seminar July 22-23, 2010 Location: 3410 Bldg, Computer Lab (Rm 110) Address: 3410 S. State Street, Chicago IL 60616 Website: http://www.iit.edu/arch/programs/graduate/phd/activities/building_energy_s7.shtml In this seminar, you will learn: How to evaluate your BIM model (REVIT, ArchiCAD) using Autodesk ECOTECT How to use ECOTECT, REVIT and GBS programs that will help you make...

IES Launches V6.1 of the VE

New Model Transfer, Bio-Climatic, and Advanced Thermal, HVAC and Bulk Airflow Features + 20% off SketchUp Pro and 60% off VE Toolkits (see bottom of post) Last week IES  released version 6.1 of its <Virtual Environment> software suite.  The new functionality in conjunction with these great offers described below should help us architects to get...

New Releases of Major BIM Applications Revit and ArchiCAD

Here are some highlights from the recently released / announced Versions of two of the major players in the architectural BIM field: Revit Architecture 2011 and ArchiCAD 14. See these following videos highlighting some of the interesting innovations. Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011  Sun Path Simulation Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 Conceptual Design Enhancements Autodesk Revit Architecture...

Review of Graphisoft EcoDesigner on AECbytes

“In this review, Sid Thoo, an Australian architect and sustainability expert, takes a detailed look at the workflow of EcoDesigner, a plugin that allows the energy efficiency performance of a building model to be analyzed within the ArchiCAD environment. The review explores how the application works for quick, conceptual analysis and concludes that EcoDesigner is...

Want to Learn about gbXML – Webcast Part II

A webcast organized by gbxml.org was mentioned earlier on this blog. Now there will be a second free webcast titled “Using Green Building XML (gbXML) for Sustainable Building Design – Part II” on January 21, 2010 at 10:00 to 11:00 am PST. Presented by gbXML stakeholders, this webcast will demonstrate how tools for Building Information...

Green BIM: Sustainable Design with Building Information Modeling

Sustainable, or green design, are buzzwords of contemporary architecture. For reasons that vary from meeting energy codes, managing increasing fuel costs, reducing waste, expression of personal values, or the desire for self-sufficiency, more people are thinking green. How can Building Information Modeling (BIM) help to design better “green buildings”? Matthew W. Brewster, founder of AEC...