Architects at the National AIA Conference and Exhibition show in San Francisco this week will get a first peak at leading BIM (building information modeling) software provider Graphisoft’s new EcoDesigner. The 3D virtual building software pioneer from Budapest, Hungary, will demonstrate several new industry firsts as it promises to deliver an innovative new software module for its ArchiCAD BIM software package.
EcoDesigner will operate as an advanced module to ArchiCAD 12 and will provide architects with the ability to produce an energy analysis and evaluation with just the click of a button–at any stage of the design process.
Graphisoft’s announcement reads: “We realize sustainability is all about choices, and 80 percent of design choices on energy efficiency are made in the design process.” Graphisoft states that instead of relying on outside professionals to analyze a building for energy when the building is well advanced and decisions are irreversible, EcoDesigner enables the architect to get informed early on in the design process and make informed design decisions that impact energy use.
Architosh will be getting a private demonstration on EcoDesigner early in the show and we look forward to reporting more details on this exciting announcement. To learn more visit Graphisoft online; or even better if you are attending the AIA Convention this week stop by Graphisoft’s booth at booth #1551 and see EcoDesigner up close.