Friday, November 18, 2016

FenestraPro Premium Version 3.0 Released

From the press release:


FenestraPro has released Version 3.0 of their innovative façade performance software, as an add-in to Autodesk Revit, that helps architects design more energy-efficient buildings. Founded by specialist architects David Palmer and Simon Whelan, FenestraPro Premium for Revit Version 3.0 will support the use of the platform at any point in the design process, starting from the conceptual massing tools through to the detailed project environment.

According to CEO David Palmer, “As well as providing key design parameters early in the conceptual and detailed design, Version 3.0 now provides our users with real time performance indicators demonstrating the impact of design decisions throughout. This reduces the need for design iteration, improving the design process and providing proven cost benefits to our users.”

FenestraPro Premium for Revit Version 3.0 will also look at curtain walling, glazing and shading in even more detail than ever before by giving the user the ability to create and resize windows via user input, or driven through FenestraPro Premium’s calculations. It will read different shading devices and provide dynamic analysis on shading via the existing web service. FenestraPro continually strives to advance their software with the enhanced ability to design more sustainable buildings and reducing time spent redesigning to meet ever increasing performance requirements. By also giving the architect aesthetic control while also improving the design process by eliminating costly late stage redesign fees, FenestraPro Premium for Revit Version 3.0 can help you optimize façade design for better building performance. Discover more at or contact FenestraPro for a demo of FenestraPro Premium for Revit Version 3.0 at today!

And from the product brochure:

FenestraPro Premium for Revit is an intuitive and easy to use add-in that enables architects to design energy efficient building façades to comply with building regulations and required performance, without compromising the aesthetic of the façade. It integrates building design with performance, and allows the Architect to maintain control of the aesthetic of the building and improves the design process by eliminating costly late stage redesign. FenestraPro Premium is easily used within Revit to engage and understand the implications of design for improved compliance checking from the earliest point in the process, while optimizing façade performance.

FenestraPro Premium for Revit analyzes and interprets Building Information Models in relation to the building shape, size and volume, and highlights their implications on its performance.

Based on geo-location, orientation and surrounding buildings, FenestraPro Premium utilizes Meteonorm© solar data to analyze passive heat loads and daylighting on each façade.

Based on elemental and overall thermal performance values, either set by the user, or drawn from the Revit families applied, FenestraPro Premium will establish the optimal glass to wall ratio.

As an add-in for Autodesk Revit, FenestraPro Premium reads from and writes to the model, fitting into emerging BIM workflows and establishes key design and performance characteristics.

To control overheating and maximize daylighting, FenestraPro Premium for Revit demonstrates the impact of alternative glazing specifications on the building’s performance.

FenestraPro Premium enables the architect to design appropriate shading or fritting for the building to ensure occupant comfort, and that the building doesn’t overheat.

Design daylight factors are provided to demonstrate implications with regard to its performance on daylighting levels, thereby reducing the requirement for artificial lighting.

FenestraPro Premium for Revit is the ultimate design software developed specifically to understand the implications of early stage design decisions, and eliminate the need for later stage re-design.

Bringing the Design Back to the Designer

FenestraPro Premium for Revit delivers a Generative Design solution to the AEC industry based on building performance. As FenestraPro Premium is a unique tool that works within Revit as a dynamic and modeless add-in, it reads directly from the model and creates and writes design solutions directly to the model itself, without the need for static exports. The innovative interface design provide users with benefits developed to bring real value into the design.

There's more information available on the FenestraPro website.

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