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I am interested in the design engineering functionalities of AECOsim Building Designer and its integration with external software applications for electrical and mechanical disciplines used in the UK, such as ETAP or ELPOD.
For AECOsim Building Designer Electrical, there is no interface to ETAP or ELPOD, but it may be possible to export existing Excel reports to be imported into those applications (no "round-trip" ability however). For lighting software packages, AECOsim Building Designer does include built-in interfaces to export room/luminaire position data to both DIALux and RELUX along with the ability to reimport manufacturer luminaire data. In addition, an interface to AMTECH ProDesign Calculation is included for export of circuit/cable data from Cable Manager to AMTECH ProDesign (17th edition).
For AECOsim Building Designer Mechanical, aside from standard industry formats such as IFC or DWG the only format directly supported in SELECTSeries5 is CAMduct Export for fabrication purposes. The upcoming SELECTSeries6 release will add support for Vulcan software (via i-models), also for fabrication. This version will also include a greatly expanded Duct/Pipe sizing tool as well for use within AECOsim Building Designer itself.
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