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Graphisoft must keep developing EcoDesigner Star

Mjules
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There will be more added values for Archicad with EcoDesigner Star than the structural features that Graphisoft is trying to integrate in Archicad actually. I know the thermal bridge performance requirements are very high to meet and there are too many obstacles with EcoDesigner Star. The best thing to do is to put it on the market as a beta version so that we can help Graphisoft improve it. 

 

It's about a bad idea to stop developing it!

Martin Luther Jules
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Put it on the market as a beta version would be the wise decision because of some legal aspects regarding this matter.

Martin Luther Jules
AC 10-26 (Full)
Asus | 64 GB RAM | Windows 11

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Aaron Bourgoin
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Make EcoDesigner Star available for the North American Market. Regardless of which standards it supports.

 

Better Yet, bundle it with AC. Today.

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Put it on the market as a beta version would be the wise decision because of some legal aspects regarding this matter.

Martin Luther Jules
AC 10-26 (Full)
Asus | 64 GB RAM | Windows 11

Hi @Mjules & @Aaron Bourgoin 

EcoDesigner ("standard") does come included in Archicad and this works very well as a permanent demo / trail to do initial stage energy performance analysis of buildings (or even for retrofit As-Built conditions). It is a great way to get immediate energy performance feedback from the model of each design change or alternative design options. This already optimizes the design either before the energy consultant gets involved or even with their input and participation in the early stage of design. For full rational design workflows and code complaint reports, EcoDesigner STAR only require a license (no additional installation) and note, it is only available in specific countries. Check this page to see if your country is on the list - EcoDesigner STAR info page 

 

EcoDesigner STAR is "for most part" already complete. The real challenge is to get the software accredited for compliance with the local standards codes in each country. 

 

We tried to get EcoDesigner Star for Archicad accredited for our local rational design codes in South Africa some years ago. It is an amazing piece of integrated software but our accreditation project was stopped before we could complete the accreditation. 

 

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To that end, Graphisoft can't neglect the North American market. The future of Archicad is EcoDesigner Star integrated for all users without any special licenses. 

Martin Luther Jules
AC 10-26 (Full)
Asus | 64 GB RAM | Windows 11

jl_lt
Advisor

Totally on board on this one. And i agree, i would totally prefer to be able to reliably analize a building from a bioclimatic system point of view than structural within Archicad. 

Considering my major in architecture, EcoDesigner Star is my preference in Archicad. 

With the trends of the moment and the challenges of the future, its development must continue. 

Martin Luther Jules
AC 10-26 (Full)
Asus | 64 GB RAM | Windows 11

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