Posts tagged "Autodesk"
Welcome to a New Building Performance Analysis Blog

Welcome to a New Building Performance Analysis Blog

Autodesk’s building performance analysis team(s) are just launching ‘Building Performance Analysis – Better by Design‘. This blog is by the folks who develop the products and set product strategy. The intent is to engage in more active dialogue with users and work to be more transparent. Let’s check this frequently on all things Vasari, Ecotect,...

What’s New in Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010

These demos were part of a February 6th 2009 press webcast. The first demo clip highlights the new massing environment for conceptual design in Revit Architecture 2010. The second clip shows an Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010 model exported to 3ds Max Design to analyze natural light intensity early in the design phase. Check it out....

BIM and Performative Design – Interoperability for Sustainability

The excellent AECBytes website has recently published a good article on integration of performance simulation into the BIM workflow. In the wake of Autodesk’s acquisition of Ecotect and Green Building Studio and the cooperative agreement announced between Autodesk and Bentley Systems the article takes a look at how interoperability between software tools relates to green...

Two New Forums for Ecotect

A new Autodesk discussion group has been created to discuss Ecotect software and analysis tools, including general questions and comments … even likes/dislikes. The old general and support forum at the Square One / Ecotect site is meant to be archive only. From there, you can still login or create an account to submit a...

Multi-Touch Wall Interface – Will it Change the Way We Design Buildings?

Architect Doug Look from Autodesk Labs experiments with Autodesk’s design software on a Multi-Touch Wall device. The wall is an input device produced by Perceptive Pixel and invented by researcher and TED conference luminary Jeff Han. Autodesk Labs believes multi-touch human-computer interfaces may dramatically change how products, infrastructure, and buildings are designed. Have a closer...

Mac OS X Version of Ecotect in the Future?

Dr. Andrew J. Marsh, the principal author behind Ecotect comments on a future Mac OS X compilation of the software in the Autodesk Ecotect discussion forum: Basically I’d love to do a Mac version of ECOTECT…  I’ll need to go entirely OpenGL in v6.0 of ECOTECT. This will break the link with GDI and make...

Ecotect 5.60 now available with new pricing

Autodesk anounced the availability of Ecotect 5.60 for purchase online.  It almost doubled in price compared to previous versions. Read the news at the Autodesk/Square One website

Autodesk aquires Ecotect

Autodesk went on a green shopping spree the last couple of month: After announcing the full aquisition of Green Building Studio now the acquisition of Ecotect was a surprise. I hope all the resources behind Autodesk help leapfrogging innovation in the building analysis and simulation field and it would be great if some of those...

Autodesk updates Green Building Studio

Autodesk updated the recently acquired Green Building Studio. This web service integrates sophisticated engineer’s tools with architectural design software and enables architects to evaluate the energy use of their designs. Part of the update is a tighter integration with the 2009 line of the Revit platform. The external application was added to the Tool pull...

Autodesk to Acquire Green Building Studio

News came lately that Autodesk is in the process of acquirering Green Building Studio. Green Building Studio Inc. developed the Green Building XML (gbXML) schema and launched the Green Building Studio web service in 2004. The web service offers whole building energy, carbon, and other analysis tools for architects. Hopefully this aquisition will better implement...