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Learn how SimScale can optimize and inform your BIM workflow for maximized results.

SimScale empowers everyone within your engineering team to innovate faster by incorporating simulation analysis seamlessly at every stage of the building lifecycle, through cloud-based CFD and collaboration features. Improve your BIM software workflow using SimScale’s cloud solution.

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Building Design Meets Cloud-Based CFD Simulation

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BIM Software For Engineering the Built Environment

  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a holistic design process that allows engineers, designers, and construction professionals to bring their designs to life, virtually, in vivid and complex detail.
  • Much like SimScale’s cloud-based simulation environment, a BIM-enabled project uses a data-enriched 3D CAD model of a building to model distinct building aspects and components utilized throughout the entire project’s lifecycle; from planning to execution and continued maintenance. 
  • While BIM for architects and engineers on its own is a technological feat and game-changer for engineers and companies working in the built environment, coupling BIM modeling with an equally innovative cloud-based simulation solution offers an advanced competitive edge. 

BIM Software Tools & Building Design Benefits

  • Benefits of BIM tools, such as BricsCAD® BIM are uniquely designed to aid architects, structural engineers, project managers, and contractors—essentially anyone involved in the process of planning, designing, constructing, operating or maintaining, buildings or physical infrastructures.
  • BIM modeling tools allow for a 3D enhancement to the traditional 2D building design workflow, facilitating faster design iteration and data exchange between various project teams. A common data environment enabled by BIM tools lends itself to many simulations and analysis types, such as energy, thermal comfort, and building compliance.
  • CFD simulations performed for the aforementioned scenarios can help engineers predict and optimize the performance of built structures in the early stage of their design process. This can be especially beneficial for the planning of projects where sustainable design, optimized energy performance, and occupational comfort/air quality play a crucial role. To learn how to leverage engineering simulation and data management for BIM through a cloud solution to accelerate efficiency and growth, check out this on-demand webinar with BIMobject.  
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Designing the Future with BIM and Cloud-Based Simulation 

  • Cloud-based design tools continue to empower architects and engineers undertaking sustainable built environment development projects that will, quite literally, shape the future. 
  • A dynamic and innovative design software tool empowers these end-users to leverage their creativity more easily for digital design processes, ultimately transforming ideas into tangible and working CAD and BIM software models. 
  • Simulation platforms, when integrated with BIM modeling tools,  allow designers to quantify specific design components against environmental parameters such as the changing climate. Teams need scalable tools that can interact, allow for collaboration, and offer broad, evolving capabilities. 
  • Companies like Bricsys and SimScale have open APIs that allow for connection and leveraging of data, needed for today’s competitive landscape. Cloud-native and organic tool networks such as this will ultimately enable a well-designed future built environment. Are you ready to join the future of design? 

Learn how SimScale can enable multi-disciplinary teams to collaborate efficiently through a streamlined building design process.

Integrated Tools for an Innovative World: BIM Software and API Integration

Learn how SimScale’s cloud solution is a key trend along with BIM software to adopt for simulating a future world of net-zero energy buildings. Additionally, check out this recent webinar explaining how to harness SimScale and IES for an optimized building simulation workflow. 

A key feature of both IES and SimScale is that they have publicly available APIs. An IES user, for example, can access the SimScale API and send their VE model to the SimScale platform. SimScale will then perform CFD wind simulations on the model, returning accurate wind pressure coefficients and other data that can be imported and used in the IES thermal and energy simulation. This entire process can be automated using the API and the benefits are clear to see.” IES 

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Customers Who Integrate SimScale With Their BIM Workflow

Check out some of our customers’ building design success stories.

The platform has given us quality, visually digestible output to inform decision making and to compare results against our monitored data from our extensive post-occupancy studies. Working with SimScale has allowed us to study our learning spaces in a way we never have before. It has helped inform us on which design strategies may provide the biggest impact on performance. The visual outputs have real value, not just in terms of informing our decision-making, but potentially in communicating how classrooms can work and feel to clients and stakeholders. Architype

  • SimScale shortens the project processing time for flow simulations in architecture and building technology, enabling simulation as an integral part of the design.EPRO ENGINEERING
  • With the application of SimScale, we are able to simulate the effect of natural ventilation throughout a building far more accurately, by comparison to the use of default Cp settings. This can have a noticeable impact when simulating naturally ventilated buildings on parameters such as summertime internal temperatures, CO2 concentrations, and wintertime space heating loads. Our experience to date is that SimScale offers more favorable simulation outcomes in the case of CIBSE TM59 simulations, for instance, which can return project cost savings without compromising the risk of overheating.Greenlite Building Physics

Accelerate your early building design process with an organization-wide simulation backbone.

Unlimited high-performance computing & data management
Reduce simulation turnaround time and explore more designs by running unlimited simulations simultaneously.

Proven simulation technology
Gain confidence in your results all within one simulation tool.

Workflows & integration
Customize and automate your simulation workflows for more agile, remote, and broad simulation work.

Collaboration & enterprise controls
Maintain central control over simulation quality and usage.

Cloud-based simulation informs innovative BIM workflows while reducing costs. How does democratized simulation create centralized know-how for engineers?

Learn how CFD simulation helps engineers and architects improve building performance and interacts with existing BIM software solutions, as well as offers additional features & benefits.