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AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition, Update 1 (v10.01.00.36)

The AECOsim product team is pleased to announce the availability of AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition x64 Update 1 (v10.01.00.36) on Fulfillment Center and for update through the CONNECTION Client. AECOsim Building Designer CE, Update 1 is available in six (6) languages (Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Italian and Spanish) and includes fourteen (14) regional datasets; (Australia, China, Denmark, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Neutral Metric, New Zealand, Swedish, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States (Imperial & Metric).  This version of AECOsim Building Designer CE incorporates several new productivity enhancements as well as user requested fixes. AECOsim Building Designer CE, Update 1 also includes updates from our Platform that align AECOsim Building Designer CE, Update 1 with MicroStation CE Update 6. Please refer to the "What's New Highlights" section below for some of the product updates and enhancements.

 Update via CONNECTION Client:

If you currently have AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition already installed on your computer, you can incrementally download and install AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition, Update 1 from the CONNECTION Client. This Update 1 will replace any earlier versions of AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Editions and update it to AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition Update 1.  Sign into the CONNECTION Client to view and apply your Application updates.   If needed, please refer to the CONNECTION Client help for more information on installing the update. 

 Download from Fulfillment Center:

If you would like the full installation of AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition x64 (Full) Update 1, please follow these steps to download it from Fulfillment Center:

  • Sign in to
  • Browse to Support
  • Select Go To Portal                     
  • Choose Software Downloads from "My Support"
  • Select the Brand AECOsim and then select the Generation of CONNECT Edition.
  • Download the latest release by clicking on the arrow to expand the selection and then on AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition x64 Update 1 version

 The Fulfillment Center can also be accessed through the CONNECTION Client. Open the CONNECTION Client from the system tray and select CONNECTION Center. Scroll down the “My Support” section and select the “Software Downloads” portal. This will take you the Fulfillment Center.

 Important installation requirements and notices are found in the Readme.


What's New Highlights 

  •  Configuration Migration - Variable Mapping File

The Configuration Migration wizard is extended to handle AECOsim Building Designer configurations via a new mapping file. You can now migrate your AECOsim Building DesignerV8i Workspaces/Projects to CONNECT Edition Configurations/WorkSets to include all your AECOsim Building Designer configurations

  • Place Wall/Beam/Column By Grid Enhancements

The Place By Grid option available for Wall, Beam, and Column placement is enhanced to simplify the selection of grid elements

  • DataGroup Validation Extension

Two configuration variables are added to extend DataGroup Validation. These improve the Dataset quality significantly. DataGroup Validation reviews the system application, DGN master files, model files, and model reference data, compares all reviewed data with the DataGroup catalog file data (find data matches), and reports all findings.

  • Singapore BCA Naming Utility

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is an agency under the Ministry of National Development of Singapore which champions the development of an excellent build environment for Singapore. "Built environment" refers to buildings, structures and infrastructure. The Singapore BCA Naming Utility allows you to generate files, models and view names quickly and automatically that comply with the BCA naming convention.

  • Keynotes and Annotation Scale

AECOsim Building Designer Keynotes are now treated as annotations which respect the active annotation scale. Keynotes and their terminators scale can now be changed globally by changing the annotation scale.

  • Spaces - Area Preferences

The Architectural discipline preferences Unit of Display setting is enhanced with a combo box providing you with multiple area display options. This option is used to override using working units for Architectural spaces. Previously, these units were entered manually in a text field.

  • Energy Simulator

Updated EnergyPlus simulation engine

Replaced PDF provider to one that is commonly used by Bentley applications

For more details on What's New and Changed please refer to the Help section within AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition, Update 1.

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