Building Analysis and Design Software

Building Information Modeling (BIM) Software and Integrated Practice

Delivering high-performance buildings, small and large, on schedule, on budget, and error free is the challenge facing practitioners today. Integrating design, analysis, fabrication, and construction in multiple disciplines through all phases of work with changes happening every day is critical for success.

Bentley’s fully integrated multidiscipline products empower architects, structural engineers, civil engineers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, energy assessors, site designers, and other professionals to design, analyze, construct, and manage buildings of all types and scales. Each discipline-specific application provides an informed work environment to support the design and documentation process throughout all phases of the project lifecycle–from conceptual design and construction documentation to coordination and construction.

These products are used by leading firms worldwide on projects ranging from the conventional to some of the most inspiring buildings of our time.

Building Information Modeling
BIM is a new way of approaching the design and documentation of building projects – by modeling and managing not just graphics, but also information. This information allows the automatic generation of drawings and reports, design analysis, schedule simulation, facilities management, and more – ultimately enabling the building team to make better-informed decisions to produce better buildings.

Generative Design
Generative Design captures and exploits the critical relationships between design intent and geometry to enable architects and engineers to pursue designs and achieve results that were virtually unthinkable before. Using associative parametrics and computational methods, designers can explore a broad range of “what if” alternatives for even the most complex buildings, quickly and easily.

Building Performance
Successfully creating high-performance buildings demands the accurate prediction of energy consumption, CO2 emissions, operating costs, and occupant comfort. Bentley’s comprehensive suite of industry-leading energy design, simulation, and analysis tools, such as Bentley Hevacomp and AECOsim Energy Simulator, provides today’s professionals with these capabilities and more, facilitating the productive delivery of sustainable high-performance buildings.

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