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"cgf com>" <Greetings,
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My employer has adopted the change to BS2004. We are developing lists of
things we need to do to implement the software to our team of 50+ design
professionals. I am working through the Tutorial for Building Systems at this
time. The software looks promising.
Should one "master" ADT before attempting BS2004 ? We are in need of a real
clear Demo of the software's potential, to see what we need to do to do to use
this to its full potential. I am not asking for Marketing propaganda, but a
real demonstration of remodeling an existing structure. Our vendor was not
able to provide us with such; does such a beast exist ?
Another concern I have come across is the concept of new, existing, and
Demo work. The architectural group is hard at work copying wall types in ADT
and creating the three different types of wall types for each and every common
wall type... geeze I think I lost myself. So the end result is three ADT
elements for each typical wall type.
IS this the only way I can graphically depict and utilize BS2004 ? I don't
need collision detection between new ductwork and demo'd ceiling grid.
Demo-pipe and new pipe ?
I also "read" that the design info must be given to the monkey working the
keyboard. BS2004 is not two lines and a piece of text... it is insulated,
galvanized, sheetmetal ductwork at 11'6 1/4" above finished floor routed flat
on top... yada yada yada. How is this "workplace" conversion to the "new"
engineering of Mechanical Systems going for others ? Or do you just draw the
ductwork on the floor and rework it later ?
Enough for now- I need to feed the Monkeys,