• Hevacomp PartL and XML files

    A recent SBEM update as of the 18th September has resulted in Hevacomp PartL being unable to produce XML files.

    A grace window, where both existing and new versions of SBEM could be used by energy assessors, was provided for by BRE in every previous update. No such grace window has been provided on this occasion.

    This is very unfortunate as it has directly coincided with the transition of Hevacomp to OpenBuildings. Thus, as Hevacomp…

    • Fri, Sep 25 2020
  • Hevacomp capabilities in OpenBuildings Energy Simulator

    While OpenBuildings Energy Simulator will be brand new software to many, there are numerous aspects that will be familiar to Hevacomp users, with a lot of the same properties and menus present, but now within a more intuitive, modernised interface.

    Whereas workflows in Hevacomp could often be rather segmented, OpenBuildings Energy Simulator enables a much more effective approach where relevant data is easily accessible…

    • Tue, Sep 8 2020
  • Hevacomp Transition to OpenBuildings

    With the Hevacomp brand being synonymous with building design for decades, we are excited to announce the transition of its capabilities to OpenBuildings Designer.

    Integrating the building services calculations from Hevacomp into the multidiscipline environment of OpenBuildings offers real opportunities for Bentley to be at the forefront of building performance simulation, to add new exciting features, and the ability…

    • Thu, Aug 27 2020
  • Hevacomp Update 9 now available

    Hevacomp Update 9: The OpenBuildings product team is pleased to announce this patch release for Bentley Hevacomp V8i SS1 Update 9. This patch brings the product up to date for the PartL requirements for use in England using the latest version of SBEM. This is an incremental update patch and should only to be installed over an existing installation of Hevacomp V8i SS1, it is not a full product installer. For full installation…

    • Fri, Apr 19 2019
  • Hevacomp Energy Assessor course and exam (PartL Level 3/4) - London March 2019

    Hevacomp Energy Assessor (Non-dwelling) Level 3 & 4 (SBEM)

    Allows Hevacomp users - via an accredited Energy Assessor scheme provider - to work towards Energy Assessor status to show competency in production of EPC's using an approved SBEM interface. This works towards the Hevacomp Software Competency Exam, accepted by CIBSE and Stroma.

    Energy Assessor course and examination will be held in our London office. Now…

    • Tue, Jan 8 2019
  • Using the new Hevacomp project selector

    Due to changes in the Windows 10 operating system, Bentley Hevacomp software has had an update to the "Windows path/file" method of selecting projects.

     The dialog contains a drop down list showing you the last 10 projects that have been accessed, and is automatically set to the last project that was opened.

     The Browse button enables you to navigate through any attached drives, and select existing projects or…

    • Mon, Nov 19 2018
  • Bentley Hevacomp 18th edition and PartL (5.4.b.0) update

    The AECOsim product team is pleased to announce this patch release for Bentley Hevacomp V8i SS1 Update 7. This patch brings the product up to date for the recently released 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) which will come into full effect in January 2019. Hevacomp users now have the choice to continue their projects using the 17th Edition or use the 18th Edition when starting new projects. This release patch…

    • Fri, Nov 9 2018
  • Hevacomp Energy Assessor course and exam (PartL Level 3/4) - London Nov 2018

    Hevacomp Energy Assessor (Non-dwelling) Level 3 & 4 (SBEM)

    Allows Hevacomp users - via an accredited Energy Assessor scheme provider - to work towards Energy Assessor status to show competency in production of EPC's using an approved SBEM interface. This works towards the Hevacomp Software Competency Exam, accepted by CIBSE and Stroma.

    Energy Assessor course and examination will be held in our London office. Now…

    • Tue, Sep 4 2018
  • Hevacomp Energy Assessor Level 5 Course - London, September 2018

    Hevacomp Energy Assessor (Non-dwelling) Level 5 (Dynamic Simulation)

    Allows Hevacomp users - via an accredited Energy Assessor scheme provider - to work towards Energy Assessor status to show competency in production of EPC's using Hevacomp Simulator. This works towards the Hevacomp Software Competency Exam, accepted by CIBSE and Stroma.

    Energy Assessor course and examination will be held in our London office. Now…

    • Tue, Jun 19 2018
  • Windows 10 update 1803 - Advisory

    The April Windows update (1803) has caused a great number of problems across the whole spectrum of software, including Bentley Hevacomp.

    In some instances users are experiencing a "RUN TIME ERROR 91 - Object Variable or With Variable not set" - we have found that this is due to the user having their DESKTOP and DOCUMENTS folders mapped to a UNC path, or project folders stored on a UNC path. These paths are no…

    • Wed, Jun 13 2018
  • Windows 10 Update 1803

    We are seeing a number of reports of potential problems with the April update for Windows 10. This may impact the ability to navigate to project folders, amongst other things.

    This page has more details on some of the issues that have been reported.

    As this is a Microsoft Windows issue, Microsoft will be working on bug fixing.

    If you are experiencing any odd behavior after the April update, we recommend rolling back Windows…

    • Thu, May 31 2018
  • Hevacomp Energy Assessor course and exam - London, August 2018

    Hevacomp Energy Assessor (Non-dwelling) Level 3 & 4 (SBEM)

    Allows Hevacomp users - via an accredited Energy Assessor scheme provider - to work towards Energy Assessor status to show competency in production of EPC's using an approved SBEM interface. This works towards the Hevacomp Software Competency Exam, accepted by CIBSE and Stroma.

    Energy Assessor course and examination will be held in our London office. Now…

    • Wed, May 30 2018
  • Hevacomp V8i Update 6 Hot Fix

    Note that update 6.1 has been released. With the update installed it is no longer necessary to apply this hotfix.

    It has come to our attention that Update 6 was released with a v5.3 EPC generator, rather than the v5.4 EPC generator. As v5.3 has been deprecated, the software can no longer lodge EPC's.

    A new upload of Update 6 will be made available w/c 12th March 2018 and we recommend downloading and applying the modified…

    • Fri, Mar 9 2018
  • Bentley Hevacomp V8i Update 6 now available for download

    The AECOsim product team is pleased to announce the availability of Bentley Hevacomp V8i SS1 Update 6 (26.06.00.06).

    This incremental update addresses changes to the UK Part L SBEM and BRUKL engines for lodging EPC's. Design Database interface to SBEM V5.4a is accredited for producing English, Welsh and Scottish EPCs and Compliance checks. This update implements the Jersey Part 11 requirements.

    Hevacomp Simulator…

    • Tue, Mar 6 2018
  • Hevacomp Mechanical Designer Course - London, May

    Hevacomp Mechanical Designer course now open for registration.

    This instructor-led, classroom-based course will cover all major mechanical design programs within Hevacomp, including:

    • Design Database
    • CAD Input
    • Load Calculations
    • Netsys
    • Pipe and Duct Sizing

    No prior knowledge of Hevacomp software required but knowledge in mechanical design is an advantage. Please find details below:

    Date Time Location Registration
    • Wed, Feb 14 2018
  • Hevacomp Energy Assessor course and exam - London, May 2018

    Hevacomp Energy Assessor (Non-dwelling) Level 3 & 4 (SBEM)

    Allows Hevacomp users - via an accredited Energy Assessor scheme provider - to work towards Energy Assessor status to show competency in production of EPC's using an approved SBEM interface. This works towards the Hevacomp Software Competency Exam, accepted by CIBSE and Stroma.

    Energy Assessor course and examination will be held in our London office. Now…

    • Wed, Jan 24 2018
  • Hevacomp PartL Energy Assessor (SBEM) course - London January 2018

    Hevacomp Energy Assessor (Non-dwelling) Level 3 & 4 (SBEM)

    Allows Hevacomp users - via an accredited Energy Assessor scheme provider - to work towards Energy Assessor status to show competency in production of EPC's using an approved SBEM interface. This works towards the Hevacomp Software Competency Exam, accepted by CIBSE and Stroma.

    Energy Assessor course and examination will be held in our London office. Now…

    • Wed, Nov 22 2017
  • iSBEM v5.4.a and Part L updates

    The latest update to iSBEM/SBEM and the NCM modelling guide has released today (Monday 20th November 2017).

    Bentley Hevacomp will be working on updating the Part L program to reflect these changes and aiming for accreditation by 20th March, 2018.

    An update to Bentley Hevacomp software will be released shortly afterwards.

    (NOTE: The date above has been amended on request of DCLG)


     

    • Mon, Nov 20 2017
  • Connected Users

    By now, all account administrators will have received an email introducing Bentley Systems Connected Users initiative. The email explains the initiative and the requirement for all users to be registered. It is imperative to do this as soon as possible, if you haven't already, as you may find licensing issues occurring. To get started, click on the "Get Started" button in the email, or you can click here

    • Wed, Nov 8 2017
  • Hevacomp Mechanical Designer Course - London

    This instructor-led, classroom-based course will cover all major mechanical design programs within Hevacomp, including:

    • Design Database
    • CAD Input
    • Load Calculations
    • Netsys
    • Pipe and Duct Sizing

    No prior knowledge of Hevacomp software required but knowledge in mechanical design is an advantage. Please find details below:

    Date Time Location Registration
    12th Sept 2017 09:00-17:00 Bentley Systems,
    London
    Register
    • Wed, Jun 7 2017
  • Hevacomp Part L Energy Assessor course and exam - September 2017

    Hevacomp Energy Assessor (Non-dwelling) Level 3 & 4 (SBEM)

    Allows Hevacomp users - via an accredited Energy Assessor scheme provider - to work towards Energy Assessor status to show competency in production of EPC's using an approved SBEM interface. This works towards the Hevacomp Software Competency Exam, accepted by CIBSE and Stroma.

    Energy Assessor course and examination will be held in our London office. Now…

    • Tue, Jun 6 2017
  • Bentley Hevacomp V8i SS1 Update 5 now available for download

    Hevacomp Update 5 can be downloaded as detailed here.

    This incremental update addresses changes to the UK Part L SBEM and BRUKL engines for lodging EPC’s. Design Database interface to SBEM V5.3a is accredited for producing English, Welsh and Scottish EPCs and compliance checks and implements the 2016 revisions to the Jersey Part 11 requirements. Hevacomp Simulator (DSM) is accredited for producing English, Welsh EPCs and…

    • Mon, Mar 6 2017
  • Hevacomp Part L, SBEM update 5.3.a and 4.1.g

    Changes to the SBEM calculation were recently introduced, mainly to incorporate new constructions from the updated NCM modelling guides. Thus, Energy Performance certificates and Compliance documents must now be generated with:

    SBEM 5.3.a - for Part L 2013

    SBEM 4.1.g - for Part L 2010

    Further information can be found here.

     

    **This update is now available for download as detailed here.**

    • Mon, Feb 13 2017
  • Hevacomp Part L Energy Assessor courses: Now open for registration

    Hevacomp Energy Assessor (Non-dwelling) Level 3 & 4 (SBEM)

    Allows Hevacomp users - via an accredited Energy Assessor scheme provider - to work towards Energy Assessor status to show competency in production of EPC's using an approved SBEM interface. This works towards the Hevacomp Software Competency Exam, accepted by CIBSE and Stroma.

    Hevacomp Energy Assessor (Non-dwelling) Level 5 (DSM)

    Allows Hevacomp Design…

    • Thu, Aug 4 2016
  • Hevacomp v26 Update 4 now available

       
      Applies To 
       
      Product(s): Hevacomp Mechanical Designer
      Version(s): V8i
      Environment:  N/A
      Area:  N/A
      Subarea:  N/A
      Original Author: Bentley Technical Support Group
     

     

    Information

    Hevacomp Update 4 is now available for download from our Select Services website

    This update incorporates the latest version of SBEM (5.2.g) for Part L and Section 6 calculations.

    Other improvements…

    • Mon, May 9 2016