The single central 3D data model at the heart of the VE provides geometry and data shared by all applications.

ModelIT enables you to create or import a 3D model from CAD or BIM authoring software for the purpose of building performance analysis.  ModelIT’s 3D model, and the building data associated with it, is shared and manipulated within any VE application.
It’s easy to learn, you do not need CAD or BIM software experience; anyone can use it at any stage of the design process.
Importing geometry from CAD or BIM authoring software:

3D Model import

  • SketchUp plug-in
  • Revit plug-in
  • Pollination import from Revit and Rhino (INSERT WEB LINK)
  • gbXML import facility (constructions automatically assigned)
  • Open Street Map (OSM) connection allows the import of surrounding buildings and geometry
  • ShapeFile and gml import support
  • GEM file to share geometry between VE projects

2D CAD import

  • Automatically create a 3D model using 2D DXF drawings 
  • Windows, doors and holes automatically created in surfaces
  • Building Template information automatically assigned to each 3D space as it is created.
  • Alternatively use our DXF trace over function

Creating geometry from scratch:

  • Pre-built models:
  • Starter geometry 
  • Schematic geometry wizard (select from standard floor plan layouts) 
  • Quick model creation:
    • Use different 3D objects to quickly build your model: Rectangular, Non-Rectangular, Spherical, Hemispherical, Cylindrical, Pyramid
    • Shading surfaces can be assigned: adjacent buildings, topographical shades, local shades
    • Windows, doors or holes can be defined on any surface
    • Common objects within and outside of a building can be imported or created such as tables, chairs, trees, columns, photovoltaic panels etc.
  • Model editing / viewing/manipulation:
    • Full range of editing features: cut, move, copy, paste, rotate, push/pull, merge, split
    • Attributes can be modified for individual rooms or groups of rooms
    • Rooms can be assigned to different modelling ‘layers’ for easy inspection
    • Geometry can be visualised and edited from standard views; plan, front, back, right, left, axonometric
    • Locks and snaps make it easy to draw and modify rooms: grid, endpoint, midpoint and nearest point
    • Site location and model orientation can be easily set and modified
    • Ruler & protractor tools
    • Automated report generation to highlight quality of geometry and key metrics; areas, volumes, glazing by fenestration, fabric assignment.

Fast Track Functions – tools to help speed up model manipulation:

  • Geometry:
    • Storey extruder to create multiple stories from a single zone or multiple spaces
    • Floor and ceiling height editor
    • Zone split to take any existing zone/s and partition vertically into different spaces for stratified zone or floor/ceiling plenums
    • Partition tool to quickly split existing zones
    • Percentage glazing, sill/window heights or window arrays can be changed throughout the entire model
    • Automatic pitched roof generator
    • Drag Face function allow volumes to be resized quickly
    • DXF trace over function for creation of complicated façades
  • Data:
    • Assign constructions and/or MacroFlo properties to openings based on current selection criteria
    • Rooms within models can be conveniently grouped to help analysis and assignment of data
    • Room and surface attributes are automatically calculated, displayed on a tabular interface and are editable on integrated views when selected: name, ID, floor area, wall area, eternal opening area
  • Building Template Manager
  • Each space you create in the model is automatically assigned generic room information which is organised by the Building Template Manager 
  • All information is editable – you can even create your own library of templates
  • The templates contain information such as occupancy profiles, constructions, surface colours and building control information
  • You can access the relevant parts of the room information from VE application, and add additional information specific to that application.
  • The process is extremely fast and efficient, minimising the risk of data entry errors
  • Rooms can be grouped for easy assignment and editing of data
  • The system allows you to fast start projects or help prepare project bids without significant data input

ModelIT Interoperability Navigator:

These innovative, easy to follow workflows enhance capabilities already available within ModelIT.  They incorporate Quality Assurance (QA) and offer guidance on key functionality from set-up through to simulation; saving users valuable time, and promoting easy team collaboration and training. The Interoperability Navigator guides the user on the best practice approach for creating  & importing your BIM models:

  • Pulls all the Interoperability capability into one simple workflow with enhanced model checking, healing and guidance
  • All the import settings, modelling guidance and advanced functionality is all within this single navigator
  • Advanced healing tools can quickly identify and correct small errors introduced by the source BIM files as part of the geometry import process.

Visualise your Model:

  • Easily export images & videos for use in client demonstrations
  • Scenes are saved with your model – no need to reset the camera position
  • Interrogate and visualise data assigned to the model 
  • Slice tool can produce 2D floorplan images with room name labels


  • Fly through capability
  • Dynamic pan, zoom and orbit control
  • View from any perspective or distance
  • Textures, rendering and sketch style options
  • X-ray display mode
  • View colours can be customised
  • Simplified camera path functionality for video creation and reporting
  • Video formats supported include .avi, .mpg, .mp4 and .wmv
  • Adjustable sky background
  • Ability to turn on/off grid lines to give perspective and scale

Analyse your model:

  • Solar Shading:
    • View real time shadows on 3D Model – choose the date and time you want
    • Visualise sun position in the sky in relation to the 3D Model. You can choose to toggle on or off views which show: azimuth, altitude, defined time, sun rise and sun set times, autumn equinox, summer & winter solstices
    • Video animations can be created across time periods
    • Both can be viewed on a minute by minute basis across the year
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