• ABD SS6 - Adding a Custom DataGroup Filter

    (Some of the following steps may require admin permissions depending on your network/configuration.)

    Click the Filter Settings… button, then click Add:

    Give your Filter a name and Display Name:

    Use the arrow buttons to move the Catalog Types that you want to see in 'My Items' from the Available Catalog Types on the left into Selected Catalog Types on the right, click OK when you are finished.

    Tick only…

    • Mon, Jul 27 2015
  • ABD SS6 - 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.

    The steps involved are:

    • Create the new Embodied CO2 property
    • Add it to DG Items
    • Output to a schedule

    Create the new Embodied CO2 property

    Open DataGroup Definition Editor from: Building Designer menu > DataGroup- Building…

    • 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