TestFit release 2.0: Building Configurator

This month’s update brings a massive overhaul to TestFit. We have spent the last five months working towards a mega update that addresses over 18 months of feedback from customers and truly makes TestFit the building configurator.

June 2019


The Kit of Parts

  • Manually create custom kit of parts from existing unit plans; the unit editor feature is now fully integrated with TestFit.

01 - unit editor

  • Quickly swap between different kits

02 - swap databases

  • Use geometrically explicit modules to solve hotels

03 - hotel

Co-Creation Features

  • Manual adjustment of stairs and elevators

04 - move verticals

  • Manual adjustment of unit locations

05 - slide units

  • Manually mirror units

06 - mirror units

Dynamically Generated Kit of Parts

  • Automatically generate a kit of parts from user preferences

Automatically generate a kit of parts from user preferences

  • Globally adjust inside corner unit settings

adjust inside corner unit settings site plan

  • Solve for a target unit average with a perfect set of units

target unit average TestFit

Additional Unit Categories

  • Support up to 16 different categories

test fit unit categories

  • Globally tabulate several different category types

tabulate different unit category types TestFit

Additional Corner and Corridor Configurations

  • Remove outside corner units to allow corridors to penetrate to facade

outside corner units

  • Add end of corridor units to increase building efficiency

end of corridor units site plan

  • Remove inside corner units and verticals to simulate cores on inside corners

cores inside corners test fit

The Building Configurator Panel

  • Compact GUI panel allows for quick selection of desired configuration

building configurator panel to calculate desired configuration

Additional Unit Features

  • Entries (units) can be placed and customized

entries site plan

  • Balconies can be inset, or partially inset

17 - inset balconies

  • Site plans can be solved with bays

site plans bays

  • Balconies now support shallow juliets

 shallow juliet balconies plan

Orthogonal Snapping

  • Manual mode now supports ortho-snaps

Manual mode now supports orthogonal snaps

TestFit release 1.1: Surface parking

With this update, TestFit introduces TestFit Low Density– The most powerful configurator just got more powerful! TestFit release 1.1 includes tools to solve surface parking site plans, saved 3D views, tooltips and more.

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TestFit Shadow Update

The TestFit Shadow Update includes the ability to add detail to 3D models, display geo-located shadows, input metes and bounds, and add custom colors to plans!

December 2018 + January 2019 Update

TestFit 1.009


 

Added Detail to 3D Models

Detailed 3D Model in TestFit

Render Geo-Located Shadows

Render Geo-Located Shadows with TestFit

Render Shadow Studies

Render Shadow Studies with Multiple Shadows in TestFit

Change Colors

Change Unit Colors in TestFit

Input Metes and Bounds
Metes and Bounds in TestFit

Highlights
* Rapidly perform shadow studies based on date and time of day
* Added shadows, underlays, and additional geometry details to the 3D model
* Change colors of units and spaces
* Added metes and bounds input for sites

Details
* Reduced the frequency of bifurcated outside corner units
* Shadows can be enabled via the toolbar
* Added a handle to move and rotate sites and underlay images
* Detailed models can be disabled in the settings panel
* Added an option to Windows Explorer’s context menu to open rsd files

Reported Issues
* Fixed unit tabulation values in PDF
* Fixed a bug with loading certain types of old rsd files
* Fixed a case where the garage would not move in manual mode
* Fixed a crash when placing multiple spaces


This update is live