Also improved with this release is the automatic zoning of the energy model. Previously zones were divided based on points of the compass, now they are divided based on the building geometry - which overcomes the sometimes rather odd divisions you got before:
Finally check out the parameters slider add-in that works with 2.1, more details here:
The Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program supports pioneers in the sustainable design field and my colleague Jerker Hagglund alerted me to one such company in Norway who are benefiting from this program.
Read more about ECOBIM and the services they offer here:
At a customer BIM event yesterday I polled the audience of approximately 80 people and only two or three had downloaded and read the UK Government's Construction Strategy and the subsequent BIM Working Group Strategy documents released end of May and end of June respectively. For convenience I thought I would post the links to both:
For anyone working in the UK on government projects these are vital reading as they outline the strategy for improving the performance of the government's estate in terms of cost, value and carbon in the coming years and BIM will play an important part in achieving that.
Following on from my post last December about the Roombook Extension, many people have been asking me if the 2012 version is available. I can now confirm the 2012 version was made available a few days ago on the Autodesk Subscription Centre and contains useful updates such as:
Each calculated element is listed with all its single faces.
Enhancements to prepare Roombook data for further editing in Autodesk Quantity Takeoff 2012.
Dominique Pouliquen, the Product Manager for the Autodesk Reality Capture technologies, will be holding a lunchtime talk at the Arup Fitzroy Street offices on Tuesday 17th May. Arup's have kindly opened this session up to non-employees so if you are in the central London area and would like to hear more about successfully using Photofly and other reality capture technologies please sign up at: