Get Started with iCD

View our series of free videos designed to help you get started with iCD.

iCD Basics

Import Urban Geometry & Data

How to quickly and easily create an iCD model using data imported from Open Street Map (OSM). Showing you how and what can be imported and how to edit once populated in iCD.

Create Urban Geometry & Data

How to create objects such as Buildings, Landscape features and Roads directly within iCD.

Visualisation Tool

Explore the types of visualisation available in iCD.

Undertake Energy Simulations

Understanding what the different energy and solar/shading simulation options offered and how to run a basic energy simulation.

Undertake Water Simulations

Look at how to calculate water consumption and waste water for buildings, either using default data or by modifying it with specific building data if available. View the subsequent results, such as water use intensity, or access dynamic reports at model level.

Default Reports

Overview of the different default reports available within iCD. Including site, energy, water urban planning and renewable reports.

iCD Settings

User Preferences

Setting user and model preferences within iCD to customise your experience.

Masterplanning Layers and Attribute Visibility

How to manage visibility of different object attributes and layers such as buildings, roads, landscaping.

Masterplanning Tools

Boundary Tool

How to create, manage and use Boundaries to divide, group or combine buildings within your iCD model either by geographic zone or building attributes.

Walkable Access Analysis

Understand what is within a walkable or bikeable distance from any point using routes along paths and streets rather than a standard radius method.

Accessibility Tool

Understand how to create custom attributes and measure distances to specific amenities or services. 

Custom Attributes

The uses of and how to create and list custom attributes.

Data Painter Tool

Learn how to copy and paste common object properties across multiple buildings to greatly speed up model set-up.

PV Potential

How to run a basic solar and Photovoltaic Panel assessment. Covering how to create and place PV objects and undertake simulations.

iCD Advanced Modelling

Comparing Different Scenarios

This video covers the scenarios feature which gives an easy way to compare the performance of different design options or review the impact of proposed water or energy efficiency measures.

Time Dimension

See how to manage the time dimension in an iCD model. It allows you to reflect site's evolution on your 3D model and also reflect changes of Building attributes which may impact simulations.

Multi-year simulation

See how to undertake a multi-year simulation and visualise yearly results in iCD.

Custom Calculations (Socio-Economic Indicators)

Socio-Economic Indicators are a type of custom calculation that allow you to have bespoke metrics and reports based on existing data from the model or user defined inputs. These calculations can be undertaken for either a single year or over a number of years and also model the interaction between user defined metrics if any.  The current version allows you to generate values for the default socioeconomic indicators included in the tool as an example, or create your own custom indicators and calculations. 

Basic Cost Analysis

How to undertake basic operational costs analysis in iCD.

Basic Carbon Analysis

How to undertake basic carbon analysis in iCD.

Sharing Data

Export from iCD to iSCAN

See how to set and link your iSCAN project to your iCD model by managing iSCAN endpoint in iCD. It then covers how to launch a simulation in iCD that allows you to export the simulation results generated in the iCD into iSCAN. You can then plot and view these results as time-series data in iSCAN.

Import from iSCAN into iCD

In this video we will look at how to import iSCAN data into the IES iCD model, and how to set tags in iSCAN to allow this import.

How to Connect and Share Data with the iCIM

This video explains how to synchronise all or selected model data from iCD to iCIM. This enables data to be viewed by other project stakeholders as well as facilitating the connection to other ICL tools.

Alternative Geometry Imports

Dxf/Dwg Import into iCD

This video covers how to import a .dxf file into iCD to accurately trace the footprint from the CAD file, and then edit layers and entities to create suitable objects for quick editing and assignment of data within iCD.

Importing a SHP file

This video covers how to import an object from a SHP file into iCD and how to manually assign attributes and locate them in iCD for further editing once they are imported.

GeoJSON import into iCD

How to import a GeoJSON file into iCD, and then customise the target attributes prior to mapping for further editing in iCD.