Friday, December 21, 2007

DWF - Design Options with Design Review

Thanks to RobiNZ and his blog post this great tip did not go unnoticed. For quite some time I have advocated and used DWF - Design Review as a communication and design tool, but not knowing the fact that rearranged objects can be captured in their location via user defined views, made me rely on creation a snap shoot sequence.
This technique described in Beyond the Paper blog is the right way to do it...

Thursday, December 13, 2007

IES Revit Architecture 'Plug in' Now Available

IES is pleased to announce it has developed a free plug-in to Autodesks Revit Architecture which provides a direct link to its software and to the companys new architect-orientated Toolkits.
(Read more...)

Download the plug-in....

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Transstudio and Transmaterials

Great resource for everyone that is trying to operate within the evermore demanding field of performance based design.
Watch the video, and subscribe to the free material newsletter...

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

EnergyPlus for Google's SketchUp

DOE plans to release an EnergyPlus plug-in for Google's SketchUp at the end of 2007. This free EnergyPlus plug-in will integrate building simulation functionality into the SketchUp drawing environment. The plug-in stores EnergyPlus input data on SketchUp surfaces as they are drawn by the user. An EnergyPlus toolbar provides a way to create zones and surfaces with only a few mouse clicks. Construction assignments are 'painted' onto surfaces using a palette of EnergyPlus wall, roof, and window constructions. Users will be able to execute an annual simulation from within SketchUp. Watch the EnergyPlus web site and email for more information.

(Read more in the latest edition of Building Energy Simulation newsletter...)