In Part 1, “Model Geometry Tips for Schematic Design (SD) Phases”, we reviewed five important tools and techniques for early-phase design. During later stages of design, e.g. Design Development (DD), detailed geometry can be created in IESVE by importing 3D BIM data or a DXF drawing.
Common type of BIM files to import include:
User can also import DXF drawing into IESVE as an underlay and trace over it using “Draw Prism, “Draw Extruded Shape” or similar tools to create detailed geometry. Then, to edit the detailed geometry and add glazing, the user can use following tools:
For accurate calculations for loads/energy/daylight/CFD simulations in IESVE, it is important to draw the geometry and capture the shades from architectural elements on building façade and from and building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) panels on the roof. IESVE has tools specifically to draw the geometry of PV panels and local shades.
You can watch this video to better understand these step-by-step modeling techniques for “Creating Model Geometry with IESVE”.
In Part 1 of a related article, “Schematic Design (SD) Geometry with IESVE Software” alternative techniques are discussed for earlier Schematic Development (SD) phases.