This post is intended to offer clarity to Hevacomp users during the continuing transition to OpenBuildings.
For users wishing to achieve certification in our latest PartL software, Bentley provide a simple and hassle-free route to Energy Assessor accreditation.
When logging a Hevacomp Service Request using our Service Request Manager please ensure to select the latest version - 26.06.00.12:
Service Requests logged under prior versions will be closed automatically according to Bentleys Support policy.
We are pleased to announce the availability of the OpenBuildings Energy Simulator PartL course for Energy Assessors, along with the related exam.
For further information please see our OpenBuildings Energy Simulation Community - announcement here.
As Hevacomp's capabilities are transitioning to OpenBuildings a new Forum has been created within the OpenBuildings Community, specific to Energy Simulation:
Energy Simulation Community
Please use this for any queries relating to using OpenBuildings Energy Simulator, including questions about the transition from Hevacomp.
We would also advise enabling notifications, to ensure that you receive the Announcements that…
We are pleased to announce that the OpenBuildings Energy Simulator has been fully approved for PartL calculations in both England and Wales.
To obtain the above priority build please log a Service Request here.
Please note that this will be included as standard in OpenBuildings release update 8 in early 2021, and an OpenBuildings Energy Assessor exam will be available at that time.
For now, the priority build will allow…
To assist Hevacomp users with the transition to OpenBuildings we are hosting a live instructor led training course on OpenBuildings Energy Simulator, on the 18th and 19th November.
This will cover:
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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 Mechanical Designer course now open for registration.
This instructor-led, classroom-based course will cover all major mechanical design programs within Hevacomp, including:
No prior knowledge of Hevacomp software required but knowledge in mechanical design is an advantage. Please find details below:
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)