• AECOsim Building Designer - Adding a Custom DataGroup Filter

    We provide a number of predefined filter that control the display of DataGroup objects in the DataGroup Explorer (Schedules dialog in CONNECT Edition). It can be useful to create your own filters to display groups of objects relevant to a particular situation, maybe a project specific group or function specific group? This was originally written for ABD SS6 but applies equally to CONNECT Edition.
    • Mon, Jul 27 2015
  • AECOsim Building Designer - Adding a DataGroup Property (Embodied CO2)

    This exercise will use a number of SS6 features, in particular the new interface to the DataGroup system. It was prompted by a question about calculating the Embodied CO2 contained in building elements.
    • Fri, Jul 24 2015
  • ABD SS6 - QuickConfig

    QuickConfig Standard deploys a simple AECOsim Building Designer SS6 network configuration for immediate use or as a template for testing and/or further customisation.

    In brief run the:

    • first batch file to set up the workspace and a test project
    • second batch file to connect each workstation to the network
    • third batch file to set up each user's preferences

    Detailed instructions and background information are here…

    • Mon, Jul 20 2015
  • Building Success After Hours - July 2015 - Ordnance Survey and BIM; ABD SS6

    Here are links to the presentation material from last night’s event:

    Ordnance Survey & BIM

    ADB SS6 - What's New Highlights

    The complete version of the SS6 presentation was uploaded on 24th June 2015.

    • Thu, Jul 16 2015
  • Setting Up in the Real World – GeoReferencing : Large Sites

    In the case of linear infrastructure it is fairly obvious that each major facility along a route will have its own GCS. Other cases may be less clear cut. Take an airport.

    This diagrammatic example (the runways are the length of London Heathrow) shows how buildings relating to a large campus are spaced out over the site in various orientations and relationships:

    Overlay this with the AECOsim Building Designer (ABD) 4…

    • Thu, Jul 9 2015
  • Setting Up in the Real World - Labelling Coordinates


    There is often a need to label coordinates with real world positions or positions relative to a site datum.

    For straightforward projects requiring 2D setting out coordinates in X/Y or Northing/Easting simply referencing the building model(s) into a 2D setting out file at real world location and rotation then labelling the coordinates may be the ideal and simple solution.

    This method works well in the case of placing…

    • Thu, Jul 9 2015