• AECOsim Building Designer now allows Floor names containing forward slashes: “/”.

    When importing RAM RSS files that contain a defined Story whose name includes a forward slash, Floor Manager will now retain the slash in the newly created Floor name. New Floors cannot be created with a forward slash, as this is still an invalid character for MicroStation Models and Drawing Extraction definitions, but when an RSS file is imported the slash is retained in the Floor name. In AECOsim Building Designer you…

    • Wed, Feb 22 2012
  • AECOsim Energy Simulator – gbXML

    The green building schema , refers to as “GBXML” was developed to better facilitate the transfer of building information stored in cad building models , enabling smoother integrations between building design models  and a wide verity of engineering analysis programs and tools.

    In this session we will illustrate how a 3D BIM model created in Bentley Architecture can serve for energy analysis by sharing its…

    • Tue, Feb 21 2012
  • Applying Plan View Annotation to the 3D Model

    In MicroStation SELECTseries3, the Mini toolbar is a type of context menu that displays when you move the pointer over a Marker or a Callout.  The Mini toolbar appears semitransparent at first. Then when you move the pointer ahead over the Mini toolbar, it becomes opaque allowing you to select the tool icons.  The tools in the Mini toolbar will change depending upon the Callouts or Marker selected and the active model type…

    • Fri, Feb 17 2012
  • Floor Manager in AECOsim Building Designer

    In older versions of Building Applications, the variable BB_FLOORMASTER_DGN defined the what BB_FloorMaster.dgn was active. Within this file the various Floor Definitions were defined. When launching the Floor Manager, the actual BB_FloorMaster.dgn was entered. That is, the active file became the FloorMaster. This was obvious as the background became blue, and red rectangles appeared, displaying the defined Floors. Some…

    • Wed, Feb 1 2012