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Posted May 19, 2014 at Building Performance Analysis
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Autodesk FormIt v6.0 for iOS now available: Incorporates Building Performance Analysis from the very earliest stages of the design process. Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2013 at Building Performance Analysis
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Just as we were able to make some valuable improvements in UR1 to the new Energy Analysis using Building elements feature in Revit 2014 we are very pleased to summarize further advances made with UR2 based on user feedback that make real BIM based EAM creation and analysis easier and more powerful than ever. Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2013 at BIM Apps
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Are you a developer? Submit your app to Autodesk Apphack today for a chance to win $5,000, a newly released tablet computer and a trip to Las Vegas! The App can be for the following product families: AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor or BIM360Glue. You can find all the details here. Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2013 at BIM Apps
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Autodesk Exchange Apps Portathon is happening soon! App developers can still register and receive US$100 per app published! The 48 hour virtual web based coding event runs through September 13 and 14, 2013. There's still time to register and to participate early if you wish. You can even submit your... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2013 at BIM Apps
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The Beta Potential Energy Savings chart is created automatically whenever you initiate an analysis run in Autodesk Revit, Project Vasari or Green Building Studio. This new feature helps design teams understand which features of a building’s design, construction, and systems can save the most energy; and helps to focus the team’s valuable efforts only on the areas that matter most for reducing energy use. Your feedback is crucial to help us ensure that this tool is developed to meet your needs. By completing our survey, you will be entered to win one of three $100 Amazon Gift Cards. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2013 at Building Performance Analysis
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SOFiSTiK BiMTOOLS are a set of free tools for Autodesk Revit Structure that are now availabel on the Autodesk Exchange App store. You can find more info on the BIM and Beam blog. Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 31, 2013 at BIM Apps
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The latest updates to the Revit IFC exporter are now live on SourceForge (here), and they are arguably the most important since the initial release in 2011. Revit is now certified for IFC 2x3 Certification View 2.0 Architecture, Structure and MEP export. Additionally Revit 2014 is the first product in the industry to support IFC 4 Export. Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2013 at BIM Apps
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Revit 2014 UR1 is now available in-product through the communication center. See image below There are a number of minor fixes as well as a few significant algorithm improvements in the automatic Energy Analytical Model generation used for whole building energy analysis. You can find more about the algorithm improvements... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2013 at BIM Apps
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U.S. Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB) were scarce five years ago, but the list is growing rapidly as the industry proves it can be done at lower upfront cost than most would guess. As enterprise clients and jurisdictions grow to require more rigorous high performance building standards, architects must embrace energy modeling as an essential tool for design decision support—not just code or LEED compliance at the end of a project. Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2013 at Building Performance Analysis
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Announcing a new feature in Autodesk Revit and Vasari’s Result and Compare tool that enables users to view the automatically generated Energy Analytical Model in Autodesk Design Review. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2013 at Building Performance Analysis
The BIM and Beam blog has provided some info about the new SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing 2014 add-in for Revit. I have been following this productivity tool for concrete reinforcement detailing for quite a some time. This add-in is quite impressive and worth a look if you are working with concrete.... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at BIM Apps
Folks it is that time of year again. The Revit API wishlist survey is now ready. If you are a developer and use the Revit API, this is your chance to give us your feedback. Survey at: http://adndevblog.typepad.com/aec/2013/05/api-wishlist-survey-for-revit.html Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at BIM Apps
The BIM Apps blog has some new information about the HVAC Solutions add-in for Revit. You should check it out if you are a Revit user, an HVAC Solutions software user or someone who is interested in either product. Here is a video of how the two applicaitons can work together in your workflow. More details are in the blog. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2013 at Building Performance Analysis
Joe Simmons of HVAC Solutions just sent me some interesting material on their software and how it connects to Revit. I wanted to share the following info with all of you: What is HVAC Solution Pro Software Revit and HVAC Solution Pro Software Revit and HVAC Solution Pro Software Connect:... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2013 at BIM Apps
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Learn about Illuminance renderings which are used to help understand if the space is adequately light for its intended use. Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2013 at Building Performance Analysis
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Learn about some of the details of how the Autodesk 360 Rendering in the Cloud works and why you would want to use it. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2013 at Building Performance Analysis
Revit 2014 is now available for download. See how you can understand the sensitivity of your design to different material thermal properties. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2013 at Building Performance Analysis
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Outlining the concepts of Rapid Energy Modeling which help makes energy assessments quick, easy and cost-effective and results in actionable conclusions based on building science, building’s geometry, and local climate conditions. Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2013 at Building Performance Analysis
In a recent side by side testing of COBie exporters by buildingSMART, the Autodesk Revit COBie add-in won comfortably over the competition. You can find more at the "Inside The System" blog and you can download the Revit add-in at the "Autodesk Solutions for Building Owners" page. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2013 at BIM Apps
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Now that the blog has been around since December we have garnered quite a following, including a number of other blogs that regularly link back to the BPA blog when we have a post that is interesting to their readers. We wanted to share with you the blogs that send the largest number of readers our way. I think you will find them all interesting. They are written by some very dedicated bloggers who create timely and valuable information. Form Follows Performance - Concentrating on tools used to create better designs through Building Performance Analysis Autodesk Vasari - yup you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2013 at Building Performance Analysis
For those interested in getting more info on the upcoming Revit 2014 product new feature set these are two great resources: And - David Light's excellent writeup. Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2013 at BIM Apps
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Join us tomorrow, March 26, at 8am Pacific on Facebook to learn about Autodesk’s portfolio of new design tools or also at www.livestream.com/autodesk Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2013 at BIM Apps
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How to use Autodesk Vasari to create a conceptual model that can be used for Building Performance Analysis. Subsequent posts will cover using Vasari for BPA and using Vasari's visual programming capabilities to improve your design Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2013 at Building Performance Analysis