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These Designs Were Made for Walking: SimTread 2.5 Software

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 5/18/17 11:45 AM
No one likes a traffic jam. In a vehicle, they’re time consuming and frustrating, but in a pedestrian setting, they’re crowded and loud, not to mention dangerous in the event of an emergency. That’s where SimTread 2.5 pedestrian simulation software can play an instrumental role in helping you optimize plans for functionality and flow. Read More

Topics: A&A Co., Architecture, campus planning, disaster preparedness, Dr. Takeshi Kimura, Jeremy Powell, municipal planning, pedestrian flow, Planet Vectorworks, plot tracking, public safety, show/select SimTread object command, SimTread, SimTread 2.5, Takenaka Corporation, Waseda University, anti-aliasing, duplicate transfer points, evacuation safety, facilities management, H264 video codec parameters, Landscape, Pedestrian simulation software

Team BIM Unlimited Takes Home Award in Build Earth Live Hyperloop Competition

Posted by Guest Author on 12/12/16 11:42 AM
By Martyn Horne, Group Product Development, Exertis Unlimited Read More

Topics: Al Maktoum, Architecture, Asite, #BELHyperloop, BIM Unlimited, Dubai, Exertis Unlimited, Fujairah, Gregory Fortune, Irina Angelo, Jonathan Reeves, Martyn Horne, Renderworks, Rodrigo Couto, Rubén Hernández Fontana, Scia Engineer, SimTread, Solibri Model Checker, Takeshi Kimura, Tokyo University of Science, United Arab Emirates, University of Tokyo, Vectorworks Architect, Adoddle, BEL, BIM, Build Earth Live, Cloud, FlowDesigner, GIS, Hyperloop, IFC, Landmark, Synchro 4D, Vectorworks Landmark, Yasin Idris

Designing Safer Cities After the Great East Japan Earthquake

Posted by Guest Author on 2/12/15 8:45 AM
By Dr. Takeshi Kimura, Manager of Research and Development, A&A Co. Ltd. Read More

Topics: A&A Co., Great East Japan Earthquake, SimTread, Takeshi Kimura, Community, Landscape, third party partner

Add Pedestrian Simulation to Your Designs with SimTread 2

Posted by Pete Hicks on 6/25/14 11:56 AM
An English version of SimTread 2, a pedestrian simulation program, is now available as a plug-in exclusively for Vectorworks 2014 software. Developed through a partnership between A&A Co. Ltd., Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, and Takenaka Corporation, SimTread lets you simulate and analyze crowd movement and plan evacuations using tools that integrate into projects you’ve already designed. The plug-in works for both Mac and Windows. Read More

Topics: A&A Co. Ltd., Architecture, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Rubina Siddiqui, SimTread, SimTread 2, Takenaka Corporation, Vectorworks Architect, Waseda University, Community, Vectorworks 2014

SUEP. Enlists Energy-Efficient Ideas and Disaster Prevention to Revive Japan’s Kyushu Region

Posted by Julie McClure on 10/22/13 9:37 AM
When you work in Japan, the threat of flooding is a natural consideration. But the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, advanced Hirokazu and Yoko Suemitsu's awareness of disaster prevention drastically. Today, this husband and wife team lead the architectural and product design firm SUEP. and incorporate disaster prevention and energy-saving ideas into all their plans, including their recent design for the Ureshino-City Cultural Center & Shiota Junior High School. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Firm Profile, Great East Japan Earthquake, SimTread, Success Story, SUEP, Ureshino-City Cultural Center & Shiota Junior, Vectorworks Architect, Case Study, Hirokazu Suemitsu, Project Highlight, Yoko Suemitsu

Team using Vectorworks wins BIM award at Build Qatar Live 2012

Posted by Lisa Lance on 12/5/12 10:28 AM
Team "BIM Unlimited" was granted the “Best Use of BIM for Technical Assessment” award at Build Qatar Live 2012. Read More

Topics: Asite, Build Qatar Live, buildingSMART International, Open BIM, Renderworks, Scia Engineer, SimTread, Vectorworks Architect, AEC3, ArchiWIZARD, BIM, BIM Journal, BuildingSMART MENA & India, CadFaster, DDS-CAD, IES, IFC, third party partner

A&A Co. holds SimTread seminar in Tokyo

Posted by Lisa Lance on 8/15/12 10:23 AM
On July 20, A&A Co. Ltd., our distributor in Japan, held the first-ever SimTread seminar in Tokyo. SimTread is a pedestrian simulation tool that can be used with Vectorworks software to analyze pedestrian traffic flow, even for complex designs. Read More

Topics: A&A Co. Ltd., NIKKEN SEKKEI Ltd., Planet Vectorworks, Shige Shiozawa, SimTread, Takenaka Corporation, Waseda University, BIM, Community, Vectorworks Plug-in

Team using Vectorworks software wins award at Build London Live 2012 Open BIM event

Posted by Lisa Lance on 6/13/12 10:23 AM
The Build London Live 2012 Open BIM event was an example of true collaboration, as 11 teams from around the world utilized cloud-based technology and a variety of software platforms to create their entries. The 48-hour virtual design competition was held May 21-23. Read More

Topics: Asite, BIM Unlimited, Open BIM, Scia Engineer, SimTread, Vectorworks Architect, ArchiWIZARD, BIM, Build London Live 2012, CadFaster, DDS-CAD, Modo Forma

Vectorworks at the 2012 AIA National Convention

Posted by Lisa Lance on 5/25/12 8:39 AM
Last week, members of the Vectorworks team traveled to Washington, D.C., for the AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Expo. We gave demonstrations at our booth of Vectorworks Architect, as well as some great new offerings: CadFaster, SimTread, Vectorworks Cloud Services, and AR-works. Read More

Topics: AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Expo, Ali Reza Honarkar, Architecture, buildingSMART alliance, François Lévy, Jeffrey Ouellette, Nemetschek Scia, Open BIM, SimTread, The M Group, Vectorworks Architect, AR-works, BIM, CadFaster, Cloud, Dan Monaghan, Deke Smith, Division1 Architects, Jeff Roberson, Michael Timcheck, third party partner, Tuomas Holma, Vectorworks Cloud Services

Nemetschek Vectorworks to introduce pedestrian simulation software at AIA 2012 Convention

Posted by Julie McClure on 5/15/12 10:30 AM
Looking for a way to simulate crowd movement and analyze pedestrian flows through your designs? Then you'll be happy to learn that Nemetschek Vectorworks is announcing exactly this type of tool at The AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Expo, which takes place May 17-19 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Read More

Topics: A&A Co. Ltd., AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Expo, François Lévy Architect, Planet Vectorworks, SimTread, Takenaka Corporation, The M Group, Waseda University, AR-works, BIM, CadFaster|Collaborate, Cloud, Division1 Architects, third party partner, Vectorworks Cloud Services

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