View Full Version : Anyone using IES?
2005-10-18, 08:34 PM
Anyone out there use any of the products from IES, Virtual Environments?
I read this article: http://aec.cadalyst.com/aec/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=185409
and it mentioned students using Revit in conjunction w/ this ies software to do code and green building analsys. I'm just wondering how much it really works/integrates with Revit.
Looks like it has potential, kind of similar in ways to Ecotect as well. My hope is that maybe this one actually can combine w/ Revit to get more data out of the model, as Ecotect only reads Geometry.
Curious if any of you out there run this.
2005-10-19, 08:32 AM
Were looking into it at the moment, we talked to one of there rep's a while back. I will try and find out where we are up to with it and let you know.
2006-03-15, 06:24 PM
Any updates, anyone using this yet?
2006-03-15, 10:28 PM
We have a seat of it here, and I've been meaning to test it out for myself. From what I have heard though, the gbxml import is not that great, basically you have to remodel the building in IES. I want to test with 9.0's improve gbxml exporting. We also have some students at a local college looking to how we can better integrate Revit and IES and other analysis tools. I'll let you know how it goes.
2006-03-16, 01:25 AM
Right now we're looking at a multi-prong approach. Gbxml through Green Building Studio (Geo praxis) to our engineers to analyze with Trane T700 for energy, and using Max Radiosity with Pseudo Color for lighting. If that proves too cumbersome, than we're going to try IES and their integrated tools.
It's funny, one of the partners was looking online for a tool to do all this and found Revit. Somewhere on the Autodesk site was a case study that implied that Revit could do all the analysis. Closer reading clarified that Revit "facilitates" the analysis but it left us all wondering why Revit couldn't either do this sort of analysis (even if it just had the Max Radiosity Engine) or communicate better with the analysis programs out there.
2006-03-16, 04:57 PM
I also just got a confirmation from Next Limit that Maxwell will support this capability. It already has the data portion inside each rendering and the ability to map it to pseudo-color is on the list but a low priority.
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