DesignBuilder Visualisation

DesignBuilder building model visualisation
Interactive images with realistic solar shading

Interact with realistically rendered and shaded images with the minimum of effort and make adjustments as you walk-through the building model.

I am responsable for building the geometric model, simulating and assessing the energy class of almost 100 supermarket stores from a big portuguese company. DesignBuilder is my "army knife" ... great software.
Miguel Pelicano, MANVIA - MotaEngil group, Portugal

Gain an accurate visual indication of the levels of solar gain and daylight provided by various design options. You don't have to wait until your model is complete, rendered images and videos can be easily obtained at any stage of the model creation process, enabling you to try out different variables as you progress.

 

Visualisation key features

  • Effortlessly view realistically rendered images with solar shading in a highly interactive screen.
  • Explore the rendered model using walk-through or simple view controls.
  • Solar shading analysis for any time of day and any day of the year.
  • Create videos showing the solar path and shading for any day of the year.

   

Some rendered images from our customers

Exaltis Tower by Valentin Grimaud, France

Exaltis Tower by Valentin Grimaud, France
  Torre de Ingenieria by David Barrera, Mexico

Torre de Ingenieria by David Barrera, Mexico
     
Villa Pifferi by Roberto Salimbeni, Italy

Villa Pifferi by Roberto Salimbeni, Italy
  New Hospice by Colin Lillicrap, CLA, UK

New Hospice by Colin Lillicrap, CLA, UK

  

Technical description

  • Sunpath overlays allow solar positions over the year to be visualised and interactive tools allow the sun to be moved to any point on the sunpath.
  • Cut-away sections through individual zones or the whole building.
  • Colour-coded layout images show zone activities (usage).
  • Glazing is transparent at multiple levels.
  • Software anti-aliasing provides pin sharp lines.
  • Still images can be exported in bmp, jpg, tiff, png, gif formats.
  • Ability to export the model to the Daylighting Module for daylighting analysis or to other CAD applications such as AutoCAD, Microstation, SketchUp using 3-D DXF.

 

Packages - all packages include visualisation

The ability to view accurate rendered images of your building models is central to most real world applications for DesignBuilder and it is included in all our software packages.