2D Catalogue Extended

 

The 2D catalgue has been extended with the Visial Building release 4 for all version, to include:

 

2Dvehicles

 

2D vehicles

 

2Dplants

 

2D Plants

 

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2D People Birdseye

 

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2D People Profiles

Area Calculations

 

Visual Building release 4 now has the Area Calculation added to the Project tab window. You can now easily select area calculations by component (eg wall), by floor or by room.

 

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With Visual Building Premium and Visual Building Solar, you can now edit, move, dlete and add the timber construction within the roof.

 

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This feature is applicable to Visual Building Professional, Premium and Solar Designer.

 


Circular Roof

 

As of Visual Building v4, you can now automatically create circular and other n sided polygonal roof structures such as a hexagonal roof.
This feature is in Visual Building Professional, Visual Building Premium and Visual Building Solar Designer

 

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Some simple n polygonal roof designs

 

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A n sided polgononal roof can then be edited as any other roof

Measure Angles

 

Two new tools have been added concerning angles. The dimension toolbar now also includes a angle dimension. The measurement toolbar now also includes an angle measurement. These angle dimension and measurement tools have been added to all versions of Visual Building release 4.

 

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You can now dimension and measure the angle between any two lines

 

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The angle dimension and measurement tools can also be applied to section views.

 

 

Measure Polygon Length

 

You can now measure the length of a polygon, for example the perimeter of a property

This is a new feature for all versions of  Visual Building v4. The tools displays both the total length of the polygon measured and the enclosed area.

All versions of Visual Building support this tool as of release 4.

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Project Startup Wizard

 

This is a new feature available in all versions of Visual Building release 4

 

The project Wizard has been extended for all version of Visual Building v4, and now contains the following steps. From this single 5 step dialog, you can now quickly create a new project based upon your selections. This is a very fast way to start a project with as little as 6 mouse clicks.

   

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Step 1

 

This optional step offers you the opportunity to add contact details, address and a description for the project. This data can then be automatically displayed within your drawings and within reports.

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Step 2

 

In this step you select if you want to work in metric or imperial (feet / inches), set the scale, and floor plan shape. You can also set the grid size. You can save all your selections as the default for future projects.

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Step 3

 

You now enter the dimensions (either internal or external) for the floorplan shape selected in previous step. Wall lengths are set individually with reference to the plan layout. A default wall thickness and floor height can also be set.

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Step 4

 

You now can additional floors for your building using the floor height defind in the previous step.

 

 

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Step 5

 

In the final step, you can set your building alignment. You then add your roof details, having the option to add the roof to an existing floor or creating a new floor.

Choose from the large array of roof options, to quickly add a roof to your building.

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Placement

 

You now simply place your created building in the empty 2D view or 3D view.

You can even use this method to add multiple new buildings to an existing project.

 

 

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Add Doors Windows and internal structure

 

With a few more clicks add doors, windows and internal walls and complete your project.

This is a very fast start to any project. You still have all the features of Visual Building to modify your floor plans and roof structure.

Quantities

 

This feature allows you to report surface areas and other measurements within the project.

 

This is a new feature for Visual Building Solar Designer, Visual Building Premium and Visual Building Professional v4

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Select any element in any view (for example a wall as in the  example project) and the complete specification for that wall is provided in the Quantity window. In addition a complete report of all quantiies used within a project can be reported to screen and also exported as a pdf file.

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Roof lathing

 

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With Visual Building Premium and Visual Building Solar, you can now add the roof lathing.

 

 

Roof rafter, purlin and beam editing

 

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With Visual Building Premium and Visual Building Solar, you can now edit, move, dlete and add the timber construction within the roof.

 

 

Visual Building v4 New Features

 

The table below lists the new features for each version. Visual Building Solar has the same new features as Visual Building Premium. Click on the links below to see details of each new feature.

 

  

 

You can also download and/or view the latest documentation that includes these new features here.