OpenBuidlings Designer CONNECT Edition is the successor to Bentley’s AECOsim Building Designer, it includes MicroStation Triforma, Speedikon, Bentley Architecture, Bentley Structural, Bentley Building Mechanical Systems, Bentley Building Electrical Systems, Hevacomp Mechanical Designer, and Hevacomp Simulator.
OpenBuidlings Designer CONNECT Edition can do Design (Native DGN or DWG format), Analyze (Building Energy simulation), Documentation (Construction drawing), Visualization (With LumenRT Plugin), and Computation Design (GenerativesComponent).
OpenBuidlings Designer CONNECT Edition is designed for Interoperable and Scalable Buildings Design (BIM) software.
OpenBuildings GenerativeComponents Extension
A Computation modeling design tool using for complex parametric modeling. (Included in package)
On-demand Video : GenerativeComponents
AccuDraw - a smart drafting aid tool that helps to create parameters. (Included in package)
MicroStation CONNECT Edition is included as a mode in OpenBuildings Designer CONNECT Edition.
OpenBuildings Designer can collaborate with other design tools via ISM (Integrated Structural Modeling)
Is MicroStation requires as a platform for OpenBuildings Designer CONNECT Edition?
No, OpenBuildings Designer CONNECT Edition is a stand-alone application built on the same platform as MicroStation and includes all of MicroStation’s features and functionality.
What are the hardware requirements?
OpenBuildings Designer CONNECT Edition is a native 64-bit application that will operate on Windows 7 and higher versions. Hardware requirements are provided in the table below.
Operation : Windows 10 (x64), Windows 8.1 (x64), Windows 7 (x64) SP1
CPU : Intel or AMD processor 1.0 GHz or greater. Does not support SSE2
RAM : 32GB is recommended.
Storage : 24GB disk space
Graphic : 1024MB or higher
Monitor : 1600x1200 or higher
Simulate real-world performance and evaluate building system performances so you can quickly discover the best design choices. Inform early design decisions with conceptual energy analysis that provides peak loads, annual energy calculations, energy consumptions, carbon emissions, and fuel costs.
Includes capabilities for architectural, electrical, mechanical, and structural systems design in one application. Coordinate your designs better thanks to a common design environment and a streamlined workflow. Resolve clashes with built-in clash detection and share mark-ups of models and documentation across teams to reduce project errors.
Develop and design buildings and facilities of any size and complexity with comprehensive architectural tools. Produce coordinated architectural documentation directly from the building model. Create floor plans, sections, elevations, and schedules for any architectural component.
Model steel, concrete, and timber structures from walls, foundations, and columns to other structural components. Produce plans, framing layouts, sections, and elevations. Integrate with detailing applications including Bentley's ProStructures.
Design complex mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems. Model fully parametric air-handling, piping, and plumbing systems. Design lighting, power, fire-detection, and other electrical subsystems.
Produce high-quality and reliable documents directly from your intelligent building model. Ensure that drawings are up to date and accurately represent your design by publishing design model views. Link specifications, engineering calculations, and equipment documentation to models and drawings to support building operations.
Iterate designs quickly by dynamically modeling or manipulating geometry. Discover more possibilities and explore a broad range of "what-if" alternatives in less time. Design with freedom and model anything of any form, size, and complexity without restrictions and limitations.
Produce visualizations of models and further refine potential designs. Generate images and animations with life-like detail and high-end photo-realistic renderings with no need for additional software.