10
May 18

gModeller V2.1 Released

Out now and online, the newest gModeller V2.1 to start your Building Performance Simulation!

V2.1 has greatly improved performance particulary on MacOS.

Easy to use based on Sketchup. Go straight to other CAD software with these file formats:

  • gbXML – global energy analysis tools
  • idf – for the global standard EnergyPlus.
  • nct – for UK SBEM and Energy Performance Certificates.

Download Now


04
Jan 18

Generate EPCs from gModeller

Our customers asked to go directly from gModeller Sketchup to SBEM – now you can!

With the approval bodies requiring tabulated geometric data you can now do that action automatically from your model!

So generate your EPC building model from gModeller.


13
Dec 17

Custom surface naming in gModeller

Space, surfaces, and openings can now be renamed using a custom naming scheme.

By choosing ‘Custom Rename…’ from the extensions menu, you can enter the new names containing placeholders, for example:

	Spaces: sp-[spaceIndex]
	Surfaces: su-[surfaceIndex]
	Openings: op-[openingIndex]

The placeholders you can currently use are:

	[spaceIndex]
	[surfaceIndex]
	[openingIndex]
	[surfaceOfSpaceIndex]
	[openingOfSurfaceIndex]

06
Nov 17

gModeller V2 Release

We have listened to our customers and our new V2 has many new features including:

  • Performance of auto-surface space assignment greatly improved
  • Can now apply Sketchup materials to construction type to visualise in rendered 3D view
  • Can now apply glazing properties and window constructions to model
  • Sketchup paint tool can now apply constructions
  • Surface ID tags can now be viewed in 3D model
  • Construction and surface list selection updated when surface is selected in Sketchup

Download the new version at:

https://greenspacelive.com/gmodeller/gmodeller-2.0.rbz


10
Jun 16

RAPIERe wins ‘Collaboration Champion of the Year’ award

At this years Consultancy and Engineering Awards, Rapiere won the prestigious Collaboration Champion of the Year award, fighting off competition from the likes of Network Rail, Crossrail, Arcadis, Jacobs and Apple Inc.

– Richard Newman, CEO, Rapiere Software Ltd

 

Rapiere Software Ltd is a company consisting of four founder partners; GreenspaceLive, Architype, ChapmanBDSP and Sweett Group. Together we have developed a web-based building simulation platform, that will save construction practitioners time and asset owners money by running multiple building simulation scenarios of cost, carbon and energy to optimise the sustainability of the design.

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“Rapiere is a great example of organisations working together across an industry to develop a product that will deliver a real benefit to the creators of our built environment”

– Richard Hill, Director of Cost Consultancy, Sweett Group

 

For more information about Rapiere Software Ltd, please click here.

 


05
Oct 15

RAPIERe Software Launch

On Tuesday the 15th of September 2015, RAPIERe was officially unveiled to the public at an event at the Battersea Power Station near London.

Rapiere Software Ltd, is a company consisting of four founder partners; GreenspaceLive, Architype, ChapmanBDSP and Sweett Group. We have developed a web-based building simulation platform, that will save construction practitioners time and asset owners money by running multiple building simulation scenarios of cost, carbon and energy to optimise the sustainability of the design.

RAPIERe software (beta edition) overview with Gareth Selby of Architype:

For more information please visit www.rapiere.net

 


26
Aug 14

Project AIDA Study Tour

In April 2012, GreenspaceLive were confirmed as the UK’s official consortium in The Affirmative Integrated Energy Design Action (AIDA) project. AIDA is a project funded by Intelligent Energy Europe with a view to supporting building professionals and local authorities in the design and implementation of nZEB’s (nearly Zero Energy Buildings). Through a series of study tours, sustainable policies and web-based BIM (Building Information Modelling) software; the AIDA project aims to achieve several targets. To increase the number of nZEB buildings throughout Europe, the number of building professionals trained on integrated energy design, and the number of municipalities beginning to build and refurbish buildings to nZEB levels.

On Friday the 29th of August we will present our fourth study tour, a local building; the newly completed Temporary Accommodation Centre located in Stornoway. It has been built to high energy efficiency standards, incorporating air source heat pumps and solar PVs.

 

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The tour will consist of a design presentation and tour of the building, followed by a Q&A and a demonstration of our Energy Design Tools.

If you wish to attend the tour please, register using the following link:

www.aidaproject.eu/study_tours_en.php

or call 01851 707876

 

 


13
Jun 14

gModellers Automated Functionality

Are you aware that it’s even easier to make gbXML and IDF models with gModeller with our automated texture and spacing functionality?

Once you’ve built your model, you can easily automatically apply your surfaces by clicking “Auto Apply Surfaces” shown below.

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Once this has completed, you can review your model and, if any incorrect surfaces have been applied, overwrite them with the correct surface.

You can space your model automatically by clicking the “Auto Apply Spaces” button shown below.

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This will space your model using our latest spacing technology. Count the rooms against your space count, you should find that they are both equal!

 

If you make changes to your model, you can update the model without resurfacing and respacing! Simply use the “Sync Geometry” button below!

 

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If you have any queries or problems, contact GreenspaceLive via our webpage.


03
Jun 14

Introducing gModeller 1.9.5

 

GreenspaceLive are proud to reveal our latest version of gModeller: gModeller 1.9.5!

We’ve made a number of improvements, fixes and new additions to gModeller based on user feedback to make the process of creating gbXML and IDF models from SketchUp with ease.

gModeller 1.9.5 Change Log:

– Sync Geometry has been improved. This means if you make changes to your model after you have textured it, such as moving windows or doors, you can use Sync Geometry to update the  gModeller gbXML file without retexturing.

– A button for Sync Geometry has been added to the gModeller toolbar.

– Space Selection has been improved to detect fully enclosed spaces, including more abnormal shapes and designs.

– Join Close Points has been added. This closes small gaps (under 1cm) within your model that may have occured during the modelling process. This is available in the Plugin Menu within SketchUp.

– Repair Model feature has been added. Repair Model will take your current model, save it and re-create it, eliminating any additional surfaces and points in your model. This is available in the Plugin Menu within SketchUp.

– ‘Paint Detected Spaces‘ runs the space detection and draws the floor of every detected space yellow, making any problem spaces visible in green. This is available in the Plugin Menu within SketchUp.

– Export function changed.

– Stability improved.

Available Now!

gModeller 1.9.5 is available now at www.greenspacelive.com

Download our EXE here.

Download the RBZ here.

Need help installing the RBZ? Here’s a quick installation guide

Try it out today!


04
Feb 14

Cloud Collaboration Through gWorkspace

gWorkspace is a cloud-based storage system we developed here at greenspaceLive. It allows multi-disciplined users to work collaboratively on building projects. We see gWorkspace as the central hub for a project, with users sharing images, floor plans, survey reports, simulation analysis and more.

We recently partnered with Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) as part of a study looking at energy efficient housing and the reduction of fuel poverty in the Western Isles. gWorkspace was the perfect tool for this, it held all the project data and provided a shared area for the participants to upload files and ensure that all parties were made aware of additions as the project progressed. Storing this data on the cloud means it can be accessed at any time, from anywhere in the world. Once the study is completed it allows for future analysis to be undertaken by HHP on different house types as technologies improve and become more cost effective.

gWorkspace comes integrated with all of our products, your workspace can be viewed from your desktop, tablet or smartphone and it even allows you to share through social media applications like Facebook and LinkedIn. We want to connect all participants of a project and make the whole process that little bit easier. Sign up for a free 30-day trial today and see for yourself!

“[Cloud computing is] the best thing for small business since the creation of the stapler. Cloud computing is a playing field leveler; it gives small businesses access to technologies that previously were out of their reach and lets small businesses compete with both other small businesses and larger ones.

And to make the deal even sweeter, cloud computing can save your small business money, too.”

 

– Susan Ward, “Why Cloud Computing Is Ideal for Small Businesses”