Thursday, June 26, 2008

Autodesk - Building Performance Modeling Powerhouse

After the recent acquisition of Green Building Studio, the acquisition of Ecotect is anything but a surprise. As the old saying goes, "If you can't beat them, buy them" and ADSK is apparently very good at doing so. What to expect next? Speculations aside, in my opinion another flavor of Revit might emerge, Revit Analytical as the melange of best what GBS and Ecotect can offer, Interface and DOE engine. Only time will show, but today it is quite certain who is 100% committed to BIM and BPA integration.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Ecotect v5.60

As far as I am concerned if this June looks like a February (just referring to the 6 months old post on the Ecotect site), it might very well be one. According to the posting on the Square One site, the v5.60 release candidate is available for download and this highly anticipated release could be the one that was worth waiting for. Like I said, if they said February then this is February indeed. Personally I am looking forward to another productive analytical year with Ecotect by my side.
In next few weeks we will put it to the test and see what improvements it brings to the realm of Building Performance Analysis.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

VE-WARE goes live

The Revit integrated VE-Ware is now ready for download . VE-Ware presumably gives instant feedback on a building's energy consumption and CO2 emissions based on real geometry and using international climatic data. Over the next few weeks we will test this application and see how it compares to a range of already existing free applications and services that can be used for the preliminary Building Performance Analysis.