TestFit release 2.3: Retail Space

New to TestFit release 2.3 is a much-needed upgrade to Spaces; particularly retail space. Users are now able to specify spaces as retail, voids, conditioned and unconditioned.

Void Spaces

  • Easily remove parts of buildings with the new void space tool

Remove spaces site plan with void spaces TestFit

  • The void space tool also enables dramatic forms to be created

create dramatic forms with TestFit for your site plan

Single Loaded Spaces

  • This toggle allows users to specify if the space is single loaded or double loaded

specify if space is single loaded or double loaded

  • This feature can be used to make a single-loaded building mass


Advanced Yield on Cost

  • The yield on cost tool has been updated to include several additional income and cost buckets

Income Model

Additional Details

  • Multiple Level and Double Height Spaces.
  • Single Loaded Spaces.
  • Retail, Unconditioned, and Void Spaces.
  • Four Detailed Hard Cost Buckets
  • Parking, Retail, and Per-Unit Type Income.
  • Space Dragging is More Responsive.

Reported Issues

  • Significantly reduced the number of crashes due to large buildings.
  • Fixed an issue when populating zoning profiles loaded at startup.
  • Fixed an error with zoning height reporting.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed some common areas in outside corners without a corner unit.
  • Fixed cases where vertical widths were larger than requested.
  • Fixed aggregate development statistics for multi-site plans.

TestFit release 2.2: Back to the Future

New to TestFit release 2.2 is a time machine. Users are now able to go back in time…and then forward in time. Introducing undo / redo and other useful tools.

Undo / Redo

  • Hit ctrl+z to undo and ctrl+y to redo (amazing how we have gone this long without it!)

undo / redo in TestFit

3D Context Buildings

  • Click the building button, download existing 3D context buildings

download existing 3D context buildings TestFit

Bug Bash

  • Zoning rules and metrics stored per-site
  • Automatic Patching
  • Open Recent File Menu
  • Switched to Mapbox from Mapquest (sorry mapquest)
  • Fixed a case where bifurcated units ended up with different categories
  • Fixed a case where unit category changes were not being applied to the site
  • Fixed a crash when restoring from an autosave file
  • Fixed an error when using the Parts.ByBuilding Dynamo node with newer sites
  • Fixed 3D shadow rendering on older graphics cards
  • Fixed glTF exporter for plans with multiple sites
  • Fixed some incorrect facades near garages & amenities

Website Upgrades

  • Allow automated purchasing (no need to talk to TF staff to get setup)
  • Allow an administrator view for users
  • Allow administrators to grant and rescind licenses
  • Visual tweaks to buildingforge.com

TestFit release 2.1: Zoning Profiles

Since the dawn of man, we’ve always had bureaucrats regulating our buildings. If we didn’t, surely they would be too tall, too big, or too dangerous to live in. In this update to TestFit, we provide a way to regulate our buildings with zoning.

Zoning Profiles

  • Manually create custom zoning profiles (oh joy!) and cycle through them

create custom zoning profiles

Instant reporting of zoning pass/fail

The Elevator

  • Easily navigate to different floors (no more clicking 25 times)

Easily navigate to different floors using TestFit's Elevator

Verticals Offsets

  • Adjust lift and stair placement off of corridors

Verticals offsets - Adjust lift and stair placement

Error Reporting

  • Added a panel to report solution errors (sorry, TestFit cannot be perfect…yet)

Error Reporting TestFit

Unit Combination Options

  • Slide your preference between mix % and unit average

unit combinations preferences: mix % and unit average

Additional Custom Colors

  • Customize every non-unit color

Customize Colors TestFit

GLTF Export

GLTF export TestFit

Bug Bash

  •  Fix missing common area
  •  Facade fixes
  •  Fix some balconies into setback bugs
  •  Fix units drifting off common in long corridors
  •  Fix crash when manually dragging garage corner
  •  Fix garage placement failure in orthogonal sites
  •  Lowered minimum per unit bath count to 0 (student housing)
  •  Fix some overlapping units near dead ends
  •  Fix underlay scale when switching measure systems
  •  Fix boundary drawing with multiple schemes
  •  Handle larger sites more effectively
  •  Fix boundary + amenity dragging issues
  •  Allow camera zoom/pan while hovering units
  •  Fix lift area in csv exporter
  •  Fixes to manual mode mass creation
  •  Fix ‘Save As’ also overwriting current file
  •  Calculate height above ground, not total structure
  •  Mirrored units are now saved
  •  Metes & Bounds now more accurately supports minutes and seconds
  •  Fix some un-joined parking solutions
  •  Correctly load user created presets
  •  Fix image loader menu bar missing text
  •  Rotate sites around center, not first boundary vtx