This instructor-led online course will show you how to integrate a detailed BIM project and manage the energy modeling process throughout the design stages. The standard practice for architectural 3D modeling is to build coordinated information models between disciplines. Unfortunately, these complex models don’t integrate properly in energy modeling application. However, you can apply our proven modeling techniques to simplify these models and ensure they integrate seamlessly. This process leverages existing efforts from the design team which you can use to deliver energy modeling results faster and earlier in the design process.
The integration process works by mitigating critical errors in the Revit model to prepare a clean gbXML import file. Although, this process does not need to be perfect, the IES Virtual Environment’s healing algorithms fixes some of the bad geometry, and the remaining issues are patched using ModelIt once in the VE. In this course, you’ll learn which elements to edit and how you can focus your efforts on the key problem areas.
The technical advantages you’ll gain from integrating your BIM project for energy modeling are the following:
- Precise location of building geometry and all its elements, which includes walls, floors, roofs, windows, doors, curtain walls, shading surfaces, and exterior elements.
- Assignment of construction types to their appropriate analytical surface.
- Definition of material properties within the various construction types.
- Assignment of space types and room group classifications.
- Enables the exchange of information between the VE and Revit through space parameters.
To unlock the above advantages, the energy settings are defined in the collaborative BIM project which allows for the transfer of information between applications. Once this link is created, it can be managed to facilitate architectural updates by merging the new elements with the existing energy model. This feature can useful when the floor plan layout changes or new sections are added to the design.