We're thrilled to announce a new partnership with Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES), a provider of integrated performance analysis software and consulting services for sustainable building design and operation. This partnership will allow for the collaboration of Vectorworks Architect and IES Virtual Environment software (IESVE).
Nemetschek Vectorworks and IES began collaborating on practical workflows at the early stages of this partnership and have established an effective connection between the two programs using the IFC file format. Additionally, since the release of Vectorworks Architect 2013, data can be exchanged via gbXML.
“Interoperability between sustainable analysis tools and architectural BIM is an extremely important part of creating truly sustainable architecturally aesthetic buildings,” says Dr. Craig Wheatley, Director of IES. “The IFC connection, the first of its kind, between Nemetschek Vectorworks and IESVE leverages the power and detail availed by the IFC format.”