Today in New Orleans #Bentley15 the ABD team of Paul Wagner, Dan Tanner, and Mary Chib gave an enthusiastic building audience a preview of what’s to come in the next release of AECOsim Building Designer Ss6 expected to be released within the week.
With so much to review, attendees at the LEARNing Conference will have opportunities to explore these topics in more detail at building workshops. For other users these courses are available in the LEARNserver in the LEARNing Conference 2015 – Building Analysis and Design Learning Path.
At a high level there are additions and upgrades to these several features and tools:
A new pop-up menu that allows fast access to common view rotation commands and view styles (Ctrl-Shift-Reset)
New! Isolate Floor
Grid Systems (Phase 2)
When talking about Grid Systems, Paul acknowledged that “big changes” were made in Ss5 and so, Ss6 should be considered “phase two”.
Improved DataGroups Management and Reporting
ABD Ss6 will include improved data management and reporting that includes enhancements to our DataGroup, including:
A major new feature of the DG Catalog Editor is the new Catalog Type Definition dialog, which combines several dialogs from Ss5 to allow you to manage all aspects of a catalog type from a single dialog. This same dialog is used both to modify existing Catalog Types and when creating new ones.
1) Schedule Properties and Excel properties are consolidated into one dialog
2) Data Group Filters
3) Schedule In-place Editing
You can now double-click on properties that are editable and make a change. As soon as you click out of the box, the change will be applied. You can also select multiple elements (shift-clicking them), then right-click and select “Edit” to change multiple values at once
4) Schedule Bi-directional Editing in Excel
5) Element Count
1) New Place User-Defined Profile Tool to extrude a profile cell along a path and attach DataGroup information to it
2) Space Tool Enhancements
3) There have been additions that have been made to ABD to include fire proofing contour, so that you can do proper clash detection and QTA
1) Duct Lining Enhancements
2) Fabrication Export
3) AHU Builder
4) Automated Duct Sizing
5) Single Line Modeling Workflow
Energy Analysis Integration with AECOsim
Update July 22, 2015. Read the AECOsim Building Designer SELECTseries 6 release announcement to learn more about this release, requirements, FAQs and other related information.