Earlier this year, Bentley announced the acquisition of HevaComp, an English developer of CAD software specializing in Electrical Engineering. With this Heva is placed in a better condition of scope to date had barely managed to place in England, the United States and some European countries, always as an additional tool to the CAD design, but without full integration as it was necessary to export their files to DXF with final results, without a database connection that could only be done with your tool.
Although we must admit that in its field was very good, generating graphs and reports related to the energy consumption of a building, the emission of gases, heat, security systems and many regulations related to the subject. Also the mechanical design, including ductile, cabling, lighting, high voltage power and 3D animation.
Looking for Bentley
First of all, surely Bentley is Completing its acquisition process of technologies for the BIM integration that the 8.11 version, known as Bentley Athens, intends.
Then, an interesting aspect is the Real-time lighting. By this I mean, that to date most 3D animation tools handle lighting just like cameras do; not associated with an electrical design that reflects the lighting of the design but rather thinking about the presentation.
Apparently, with this Bentley would be providing real lighting, with which you can play with the amount of lamps, voltage, saving by non-artificial lighting, while it would be useful for the operational and constructive part of the electromechanical process.
What Bentley is doing with HevaComp
Today Christine Bayrn has announced a permanent project to integrate a multidisciplinary team led by Noah Eckhouse to provide engineering, architecture and energy solutions under energy sustainability criteria with less greenhouse gas emissions ... keeping the line of the new image presented Last year of "Technologies with a focus on environmental sustainability"
Commenting on the launch of the new group, CEO Greg Bentley said, "The creation of our new Building Performance Group underscores Bentley System's long-term commitment to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. It will make available a growing number of highly integrated, advanced software tools that architects, engineers, and low-carbon consultants can deploy to the increasing demand for buildings designed with lifecycle performance in mind. These better-performing buildings will be more energy- and water-efficient, will emit less carbon waste, and will be safer to operate and work or live in. "
It is likely that Bentley expects to sell this product with more than just the "architectural" look of real lighting, and seek to provide solutions for electrical engineering integrated to both the design, construction and maintenance of safe buildings.
We will see what happens, for now on the page of HevaComp, apart from announcing that it is owned by Bentley, there is opportunity for a user of these products "good with the demo" can work for a good pay.
Hey Gregg, buy Manifold and we'll talk.