modul bazowy

Base module

Ability to create additional and internal storey levels (new buttons Add additional storey level, Add internal storey level on the Storeys management tab in the General Data window) for intuitive and comprehensive modeling of buildings with shifted floors (e.g., stairwell, production hall with an adjacent office part, single-family houses with a lowered living room level, etc.). (watch the video)

  • Other features supporting work during the creation of building structures and installation design in buildings with multiple levels include:
    • When designing on plans, the user in the worksheet selection window sees both the main and additional and internal storey levels in tree form,
    • Each element (except Riser and Building countour elements) has the option in its Data Table to assign the element to the main, additional, and internal storey levels,
    • To facilitate orientation on which level we are designing - rooms located on levels other than the currently selected floor level have an appropriate graphical marker,
    • Devision of structural function, which divides walls, floors, roofs, and manual rooms along the specified cutting line,
    • Guide line that allows specifying a guide line and additional points for the AUTO mode before performing the Devision of structural function,
    • Starting point has the option: (BETA) Take additional storey levels into account. This function is a prototype function generating automatic developments considering the existence of additional levels,
    • Create internal storey level function, available for the Slab element under the right mouse button, which based on manually inserted slabs and then shifted by the deltaH value (marked Active checkbox) allows creating an internal level with the appropriate Hk value in the Storeys management window with a correct assignment of this slab to the newly created level,
    • Slabs (with Active status) can define an automatic room with their side wall. Thus, it is possible to create stairs or cascading floor slabs (example of an auditorium) from slab elements that appropriately define the shape of this room and its logical partitions,
    • Copying and pasting elements and entire sections of structures and installations, during pasting, the program correctly determines the assignment to the level in the Storey level field in the Data Table of copied elements. This applies to the Copy operation in the Storey management window, Copy selected elements on the storey above/below, and standard copying through the Copy/Paste and Copy with a base point operations. If the appropriate level is not found, the program assigns elements to the main floor level to which we paste the elements,

 

Detailed information (coming soon) on our HelpSystem platform, and we also invite you to a free webinar on this topic.

  • Copying with a base point (watch the video):
    • A new icon placed between the Copy and Paste buttons, allowing individual or group copying of construction and installation elements with the previous definition of a base point (e.g., intersection point of 2 lines on the substrate, end of the pipe-run, corner of the room, shadows of elements),
    • The function allows copying of structures and installations between floors,
    • The function allows copying of structures and installations between two projects. In this case, the user should have 2 editors open simultaneously in the same scope (it is recommended to keep the program always updated to the same version). Note: the copied fragment adjusts to the project template it is copied to - it is recommended to adjust the template before copying,
    • Intelligent connection of the copied installation - during the pasting operation of an installation containing loose pipe-run ends, the AUTO function is called for these loose ends to automatically connect them,
  • Window for performing Mirror and Rotate of construction and installation elements (watch the video):
    • Window appears when pasting elements from the clipboard,
    • Window allows specifying the angle of the mirror axis and the direction of horizontal or vertical reflection,
    • Window allows specifying the rotation angle,
    • Mirror and Rotate function works with both the Copy with a base point function and with standard copying and pasting of elements,
    • The window, in default screen layouts, is docked above the Data Table with the option to change the position of this window,
  • View Control Center - new features with buttons located at the bottom edge of the window on the left side. Buttons available for the 3D view window (watch the video):
    • Perspective view - the user can enable the project's perspective mode with the ability to enter the interior of buildings,
    • Storeys levels visibility - the user can display the layout of storeys and levels defined in the Storey management window. The ability to define a custom style for components of this element is provided in the Component styles - Building - Storey level,
  • Enhancements for the 3D view:
    • New shading and rendering method. The model is now more realistic with appropriate object shading,
    • New element selection method. Selected elements are drawn with a surrounding halo effect,
    • Progressive rendering. While navigating the model view, the program gradually removes and adds small objects, helping maintain a minimum frames per second for large projects or less powerful computers and preventing the visualization of the 3D model from freezing,
  • A tool for measuring the flat area on the plan is available, in addition the graphic elements Polygon, Rectangle, Ellipse have a readable area in the data table,

 

Building structure

  • Reorganization and improvement of the clarity of the main storey level, additional storey level, and internal storey level cross-section in terms of visualizing dimensions defined in Data table of these elements in the Storey management window,
  • Visualization of Heating/Cooling and Water supply sections in the cross-section located in the Storey management window,
  • Separation of the Correct wall connections button, which improves the connection if they were not correctly connected during their creation or modification. This function remains one of the basic options in the Correction of wall geometry window,
  • Diagnostic with Warnings rank, suggesting the user use the Correct wall connections function for incorrectly connected walls,
  • In the list of storey sheets for the 2D Editor window and 3D View, the coordinate of a given storey or level is displayed,
  • Improved calculation of Building Structure and improvements in the algorithm of interpreting rooms and partitions,
  • Ability to change the color of the dimension line,
  • New search criterion for selecting external walls, internal walls and mixed walls:partially external and internal (watch the video),

 

Schematic view

  • Improved operation Generate schematic view,
  • New screen arragement Schematic views,
  • Optimization of the deployment automatic pipe's labels for all type of installations,
  • The possibility of hiding the pipe between the riser and the first junction and leading inastallations fragments directly to the left and right of the riser (watch the video),

 

HELPSYSTEM ARTICLES:

IFC import bazowy

IFC (BIM) import basis / IFC (BIM) building data interpretation

  • Create an additional storey level between selected slabs/roofs from the IFC file function, which creates a layout of Additional storey levels on the prior selection of horizontal structural partitions (slabs/roofs) from the IFC file,
  • Create internal storey level function, available for the Slab element under the right mouse button, which for slabs interpreted from the IFC file that do not match the layout in Storey management window (unchecked Active checkbox) allows creating an internal level with the appropriate Hs value in the Storey management window with a correct assignment of this slab to the newly created level,
systemy grzewcze

Heating systems

  • The label of the element Source contains the field Water volume of the system in the Technical data section, the value is determined during the calculation,
  • The function Copy selected elements to multiple storeys allows the selective selection of storeys from the list,
  • The sizing of pipe insulation according to the normative values shown in the general data has been updated. For this purpose, a Pipe-run has an additional data Location for insulation purposes, the value of which affects the required insulation thickness. The initial value of this parameter is set automatically, but checking it is recommended and imposing this location manually if necessary, or dividing the pipe-run into many,
  • In the neutral pipe catalogues, Zeta coefficients of the return tees have been updated to comply with DIN 1988-300. This may result in a noticeable increase in the pressure drop of thermal and hot water circulation circuits.
systemy chlodnicze

Cooling systems

  • The label of the element Source contains the field Water volume of the system in the Technical data section, the value is determined during the calculation,
  • The function Copy selected elements to multiple storeys allows the selective selection of storeys from the list,
  • The sizing of pipe insulation according to the normative values shown in the general data has been updated. For this purpose, a Pipe-run has an additional data Location for insulation purposes, the value of which affects the required insulation thickness. The initial value of this parameter is set automatically, but checking it is recommended and imposing this location manually if necessary, or dividing the pipe-run into many,
  • In the neutral pipe catalogues, Zeta coefficients of the return tees have been updated to comply with DIN 1988-300. This may result in a noticeable increase in the pressure drop of thermal and hot water circulation circuits.
straty ciepla

Heat loss

  • Automatic detection of linear thermal bridges (after selecting the Automatic - based on the thermal model option in the Thermal bridges calculation method field on the Calculation standards and options tab in the General data window) and including them in thermal calculations of partitions and the building (watch the video),
  • Possibility to include point thermal bridges (after selecting the Automatic - based on the thermal model option in the Thermal bridges calculation method field on the Calculation standards and options tab in the General data window) in thermal calculations of partitions and the building (watch the video),
  • Adaptation of the program architecture for recognizing logical partitions within the scope of H&E (T) when working with additional storey levels and internal storey levels,
  • Modification of the determination of the average building depression considering all ordinates declared in the graphical ground model,
  • Improved identifying partitions partially below the ground line,
  • Improved ergonomics of editing the building thermal model (watch the video):
    • Highlighting of partitions with unassigned definition in the Project Browser,
    • Ability to assign definitions to partitions selected in the building’s thermal model on the 2D Editor or on the 3D View,

 

HELPSYSTEM ARTICLES:

systemy plaszczyznowe

Radiant systems

  • Reorganization of icons in the Radiant gallery (watch the video):
    • New big Division and expansion joint button grouping tools and functions for dividing surfaces and introducing expansion joints,
    • New big and more readable 32x32 icons instead of small 16x16 icons,
    • New detailed descriptions of each function under the Division and expansion button make it easier to use the right tool,
    • Manifold table, Structure cross section drawing, Mixer / control unit chart icons are now located in the Labels and graphics gallery,
  • New Expansion joint function allows you to insert an expansion joint of any length on any edge of the Heating/cooling floor zone (watch the video),
  • In the data table of Manifold table, a Volumetric flow rate [l/min] is available in the column,
stacje mieszkaniowe

Flat stations

  • Change of the method of determining the Vs volumetric flow rate of cold water in the installation supplying flat station, if the V̇HW Appartment value entered in the flat station data is lower than the Vs value of the hot water flow required behind flat station according to the calculations of the water supply standard,
  • Change of the method of determining the Vs volumetric flow rate of hot water behind flat station, if the V̇HW Appartment value entered in the flat station data is lower than the Vs value of the hot water flow required behind flat station calculated according to the water supply standard.
instalacje wodociagowe

Tap water systems

  • Improved operation Generate schematic view for installations with circulation,
  • The function Copy selected elements to multiple storeys allows the selective selection of storeys from the list,
  • The element Double apartment manifold for hot and cold water is available,
  • The sizing of pipe insulation according to the normative values shown in the general data has been updated. For this purpose, a Pipe-run has an additional data Location for insulation purposes, the value of which affects the required insulation thickness. The initial value of this parameter is set automatically, but checking it is recommended and imposing this location manually if necessary, or dividing the pipe-run into many,
  • In the neutral pipe catalogues, Zeta coefficients of the return tees have been updated to comply with DIN 1988-300. This may result in a noticeable increase in the pressure drop of thermal and hot water circulation circuits,
  • Installation with flat station:
    • Change of the method of determining the Vs volumetric flow rate of cold water in the installation supplying flat station, if the V̇HW Appartment value entered in the flat station data is lower than the Vs value of the hot water flow required behind flat station according to the calculations of the water supply standard,
    • Change of the method of determining the Vs volumetric flow rate of hot water behind flat station, if the V̇HW Appartment value entered in the flat station data is lower than the Vs value of the hot water flow required behind flat station calculated according to the water supply standard.
instalacje kanalizacyjne dostepny wkrotce

Domestic wastewater gravity systems

  • Improvements in the leading of sanitary sewage instalations,
  • The function Copy selected elements to multiple storeys allows the selective selection of storeys from the list,
  • In the label of the Pipe-run, it is possible to display the elevation data of a pipe axis or the bottom of a pipe,
  • Possibility of automatic connection of the Air admittance valve to a drainage pipe-run running below (watch the video),
  • In the storey data, instead of a number indicating the distance of the drainage network from the ceiling, there is a clearer selection list, supported in two cases by distance setting (watch the video),
  • For junctions joining two or more pipe-runs to the stack, which are not visualised due to incorrect selection or overlapping of fittings, the contextual operation Split the junction on the basis of sized main fittings is available. After checking the connections, the junction will be split into two separate ones,

 

HELPSYSTEM ARTICLES:

Rainwater gravity systems

  • Introduction of the rainwater drainage module as a separate project scope, with a status of 'BETA', as it is not yet complete. It is possible to create and calculate the project, print or export projection drawings to DWG, obtain a bill of materials. Automatic schematic views, IFC export and some results tables will be completed in release 27 (watch the video),