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.
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
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
By Dr. Takeshi Kimura, Manager of Research and Development, A&A Co. Ltd.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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