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About EcoDesigner, Energy Evaluation, Life Cycle Assessment, etc.

ArchiWizard (France): An alternative to EcoDesigner.....

Having just received an email promoting the latest release of ArchiWIZARD, a BIM energy analysis package available in France, I was wondering if anyone can shed some light on this product from their experience (version 1, that is - V2 is only just being released)?

From a non-expert perspective, it seems considerably more advanced than ED, given that it takes account of solar incidence, external shading elements, etc.

The clear advantage to those of us in France is that it will, apparently, provide the compliance calculations for the impending mandatory energy regulations (RT2012).

I would dearly love ecoDesigner to do the same - for both French & UK reg's in my case.......
AC27 Apple Silicon. Twinmotion.
16" M1 Max MacBook Pro 32GB, Apple Studio Display, MacOS14
Just thought I'd re-launch this question - can anyone inform us?

Archiwizard seems to be significantly ahead of EcoDesigner*, or am I missing something...?
AC27 Apple Silicon. Twinmotion.
16" M1 Max MacBook Pro 32GB, Apple Studio Display, MacOS14
I thought ArchiWiz was for Revit and Sketchup via IFC, is there a Archicad version?
Barry Kelly
If it simply uses IFC files, then Archicad can export those.

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Not a good sign when you search for Archiwizard and the results are dominated by crack codes...
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Andy Thomson

ED does do solar incidence calcs (refer to attached) on a window by window basis and does incorporate shading effects from structures and designated overhangs at each window dialogue.
Andy Thomson, M.Arch, OAA, MRAIC
Thomson Architecture, Inc.
Instructor/Lecturer, Toronto Metropolitan University Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science
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