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.
SimTread is a pedestrian simulation software tool that works with Vectorworks software to simulate and verify how crowds move through buildings and municipal designs. It was developed by A&A Co. Ltd., the Vectorworks distributor in Japan, in partnership with Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, and Takenaka Corporation.
Users gain several benefits when adding SimTread to their lineup of planning and design tools, including data and visualizations to:
- Analyze how people move through a design
- Verify a design’s occupant circulation
- Prevent congestion caused by commuters at transportation terminals
- Assist with municipal planning and traffic signal placement by simulating pedestrian movement along sidewalks
- Help with evaluating evacuation planning processes
Stop by the Nemetschek Vectorworks booth, #2009, at the AIA Convention for a demonstration of SimTread and other solutions such as a cloud-based BIM collaboration tool, an augmented reality solution, and Vectorworks Cloud Services. The booth will also host several guest presentations featuring architects from François Lévy Architect, Division1 Architects, The M Group and more. You can preview a complete schedule of events on the Nemetschek Vectorworks Facebook page.
To read the full press release, click here.