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


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TestFit 2018 Releases History

Summary of TestFit 2018 releases.

Shadows Update

December 2018 + January 2019

TestFit 1.009

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


Schemes Update

November 2018

TestFit 1.007

Highlights
* Quickly generate and compare multiple different schemes.
* Unit names can be changed.

Details
* Added several new default presets.
* Added beds, baths, and lot coverage to the tabulation.
* Improved rectangular garage sizing for wraps.
* Fixed a missing error marker for certain types of garage ramp failures.
* Fixed the level numbers in the CSV exporter.

Reported Issues
* Applying a preset no longer changes site setbacks.


Hotfix

October 2018

TestFit 1.006

* Fixed an application crippling building mass bug


Parking Update

September + October 2018

TestFit 1.005

Highlights
* Parking-only sites are now allowed.
* Replaced parking stall average area with actual parking stalls.
* Added support for non-rectangular garages.
* Ramps can be optionally placed in garages.

Details
* Some errors will be marked in the building instead of blocking the solver.
* Added a button for restoring full-auto mode from manual mode.
* Added polygon area and radial measurement tools.

Reported Issues
* Fixed a case of common area overlapping amenity space.
* Fixed financial information formatting in PDF report.


Dynamo BIM Update

August 2018

TestFit 1.004

Highlights
* Fine-tuned various geometries to improve Dynamo/Revit integration.

Details
* Amenity and facade walls adhere to insets from corner units.
* Fixed a few panel/toolbar layout issues.
* Fixed a small calculation error when lifts are inside the garage.
* Removed duplicate walls near lifts and stairs.


Unit Editor Update

July 2018

TestFit 1.003

Highlights
* Added the unit editor for inline, inside, outside, and end of corridor units

Details
* Fixed the installation warnings about being an unknown software publisher.


Lifts Update

June 2018

TestFit 1.002

Highlights
* Added support for parametric elevators
* Added PDF report export
* Added support map tile re-use

Details
* Added (colored) cover, unit, and tabulation pages to the PDF export.
* Improved map performance and offline support.

Reported Issues
* Fixed a crash when loading maps.
* Fixed a bug where adjusting setbacks to 0′ cleared the site.
* Fixed a bug where switching measurement systems broke the image loader.


Urban + Dev Update

May 2018

TestFit 1.001

Highlights
* Added support for multiple sites in the same plan.
* Added cost and income parameters and tabulations.
* Added support for the metric system.

Details
* Spaces are now grouped by name in tabulation.
* Only the currently viewed level is exported to a DXF document.

Reported Issues
* Text input responds better to international keyboard layouts.
* Fixed a crash when setting all unit weights to 0.
* The tab key can be used to navigate forms and input fields.
* Fixed the feedback form to correctly wrap text.


TestFit 1.0

April 2018

TestFit 1.0

Highlights
* Changed the default color theme to light. The original dark theme
can be re-enabled from the settings panel.
* Added support for custom building presets.
* Added an exporter to SketchUp’s skp file format.

Details
* Fixed a case of missing stairs in long corridors.
* Added a section view to help visualize building verticality.
It is hidden by default but can be toggled from the settings panel.
* Fixed a case of mass disappearing in manual mode.
* Common area can be disabled, allowing a custom efficiency input.
This is only allowed after disabling firewalls, stairs, amenities, and units.
* Fixed a bug with dragging setbacks to 0′.

Reported Issues
* Fixed a case of overlapping corridors.
* Fixed a case of small sites producing no solutions.
* Fixed a case of missing units when studios are disabled.


Wrap-Podium Update

March 2018

Patch 0.015

Highlights
* Added support for buildings with both wrap and podium elements.
* Added toggles for units, firewalls, stairs.
* Added layers, line types, and colors to the dxf exporter.

Details
* Improved the automated mass placement algorithm.
* Improved the control and visualization of garage growth for wraps.

Reported Issues
* Fixed a case of stairs not being placed in all dead ends.
* Fixed some odd behavior with the property line tool.
* Improved the clarity and usability of file open/save dialog boxes.


Manual Mode Update

February 2018

Patch 0.014

Highlights
* Added manual adjustment and placement of garage and building mass.
* Added support for additional amenity spaces.
* Added a measurement tool.
* Added a feedback form.

Details
* Allow podiums with garages entirely below grade.
* Amenity level is now customizable.
* Fixed an instance of incorrect offsets for garage placement guides.
* Fixed placement of tiny units near garage corners.


Input Update

January 2018

Patch 0.013

Highlights
* Enhanced the property line tool.
* Building input parameters can be entered manually.
* Changed unit mix percentage to weight.

Details
* Small details are hidden at distant zoom levels.
* Fixed podium alignment when growing perpendicular to the property line.
* Solutions will be generated on any change if enough data has been provided.
* Fixed loading a save file with no geometry.
* Fixed panning in the image importer when trackpad mode is enabled.
* Fixed a crash in stair solver.
* Fixed a crash when the setback was 0.