Vectorworks®

Overview

  • High quality building model and building site data exchange between Vectorworks Architect or Vectorworks Designer and IES, through the IFC connection
  • Collaborate and exchange model and data with other project members within an Open BIM approach via IFC
  • Incorporate green building approaches and analyses to BIM projects
  • Quickly and efficiently transfer data from a 3D BIM to IES software
  • Enable a synergy between the design process and energy performance analysis through the use of design/performance models.
  • Provide stability and reliability within a user’s workflow from project concept to completion

 

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Technical Details

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:

  • Document solar exposure, shading, and arc based on the building orientation
  • Heating and cooling loads for the building
  • Wind loads based on the height and orientation of the building