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Vectorworks and IES share a truly unique connection that has been developed and tested based on the Open BIM standard, IFC.
This connection pairs one of the world’s leading CAD and BIM solution platforms for Architects (and most popular solution for Mac hardware), Vectorworks Architect, with the industry leading environmental modeling and analysis solutions of IES.
The IFC exchange and process is proven to produce fast and accurate analysis of model data during the conceptualization phase between Vectorworks Architect and IES. As a result of the quality IFC exchange and import into VE Pro, energy consultants are able to produce a project summary in VE Pro for analysis of the structure in the conceptualization phase. The project summary lists all of the standards and sources that were used to provide the data for the analysis.
Once the model has been imported into IES, you can then analyse: