Can someone explain the difference between AECOSIM and Prostructures to me. I know they're completely different programs, but what is the difference between their purpose?
-Can you model everything in Prostructures that you can in AECOSIM (structurally at least)?
-Can a Prostructures model be integrated into a multi-discipline AECOSIM model seamlessley?
-Is AECOSIM more for modeling a whole structure but Prostructures is more for detailing?
-Which is easier to model a structure in, Prostructures or AECOSIM. Is there a difference in the modeling ease for Proconcrete or Prosteel?
-Why are there two separate products?
Currently our drafters only use AECOSIM. I'm wondering if there are any advantages to Prostructures and if I should ask them to investigate it.
Thanks for your input.
I only have a cursory knowledge of ProStructures, but from a pure structural perspective you could compare ProStructures to the former Structural Modeler product. Each one incudes some features that the other does not, so it's a matter of what works best for your needs. You can find for information here: www.bentley.com/.../Bentley+Structural and here: www.bentley.com/.../ProStructures
What AECOsim Building Designer adds are toolsets for architectural, HVAC and plumbing, and building electrical design, all within a single dataset. It can also make use of both Dynamic Views and Drawing Extraction for drawing production.
That helps a little.
I'm still hoping for someone who has used both products to provide some insight.
Structural design market extends beyond just Plant support structures.
Who really wants to buy and manage ModelServer just to do structures?
We know we need to support both a connected and a non-connected plant workflow. "OpenStructures" ?
Excellent, great to hear Jim.