Easily create, exchange and update your models as the design evolves. The smooth and robust two-way information exchange between IESVE and BIM platforms speeds up the design process and facilitates digital design.
The IES BIM Navigator brings all import settings into one step-by-step workflow, facilitating import from a variety of modelling tools. Free to existing customers, the Navigator encompasses features related to healing geometry on import including a Quarantine zone where issues can be visualised and guidance provided on how best to address them.
VE 2019 provides quick access to import workflow via the VE Start page.
Shell Correction (room geometry healing) has been improved and goes through a second correction phase that has an improved success rate at fixing geometry imported from other packages.
Geometry Errors can be viewed in the new ‘Quarantine Zone’ from the model tree and the model viewer. The model viewer also allows for the visible checking of surface orientations that were previously only listed in a report, which remains available.
Capping counters the issue when the source model file is not available. The capping functionality will allow multiple zones that have parts of their volume geometry escaping past the levels they should be stopping at.
One of the most common issues of importing models are gaps in the geometry where rooms in the originating source models have not been accounted for, for example ceiling voids, risers and stair access areas. Gap Filling will add in a volume to the model removing the requirement of going back to the originating model.
Improved BIM Import Functionality
Steps to import modelling data into the VE have been simplified and enhanced in response to industry needs and customer feedback. Users can now also export modelling data.
New Export functions
User can now also export modelling data
New model merge functions
The ‘Import Wizard’ allows the comparison of an existing model that has been imported and simulated to a newly imported model geometry and data.
Revit systems Import
Systems included in gbXML exported from Revit can be imported to VE. Systems are mapped to ApacheHVAC detailed prototype systems to reflect options chosen and space or zone assignments ready for sizing calculations, loads reporting and dynamic simulation after import.