Editor


General features

Windows desktop application. 3D models from the STORE can be downloaded, visualized and changed by the Editor. New models can be created here as well.

Availability

Downloadable from the website.

Price

Free of charge.

Is it easy to use?

Yes, itís very easy to use. General level of computer skills are enough.

User type 1: Viewer

There are users who just would like to get to know the models, they can choose the model from the STORE as an appropriate solution for their needs. They will use only the buttons for controlling the visualization: they can enlarge some of the details, they can rotate the models, so as to be able to decide which model to choose, which will fulfill their needs.

User type 2: Who can make some changes on the models

These users have more experience. They want to change some details in the models from the STORE. They can utilize functions from the pop-up menu and the ribbon.

User type 3: Designer

It is very easy to design, as well. In fact, the system makes possible any changes the designer wish to make within the limits of practicality. The built-in automatisms help the designer realize his ideas.

After finishing your editing activity

If you made some changes on the model, you can save the new model only into the STORE, you cannot save it to your computer. You can set your model to be private or public. If it is set public, you will get license fee when someone requests documentation based on your model.

Income

You get license fee if you publish your model and someone requests documentation of it.

Store


General features

An Internet database. Stores the created models.

Availability

Accessible via the EDITOR.

Price

Free of charge.

Models

The designer's model can be public or private. If it is public, anyone can view and change it and request documentation based on it.

Income

If someone request documentation based on your published model, you get license fee.

Documentor


General features

An internet application. Generates the requested documents related to the 3D model.

Availability

It can be accessed from the EDITOR.

Price

It is subject to fees. The fee will be calculated automatically. The fee for the documentation is income resource for the Building Patterns System.

Types of the documents

Architectural designs, cost calculations, static calculation, visualization, etc. The documentation with model documents of some demo buildings will be presented, so anyone interested will be able to check them.

Controller


General features

An internet application. Checks the adequacy of the model. Any changes made in the EDITOR will be followed by a real time check.

Availability

It can be accessed from the EDITOR.

Price

Free of charge.

Sample case

Moving a wall makes changes automatically in the slab span. This increases the weight on the structure. During the real time static calculations, the CONTROLLER tests the weight increase and if needed implements relevant change in real time in the structure automatically.

Users


Viewer

Has free access to the EDITOR and STORE. Can request the required documentation.

Designer

Creates building models. The building models can be set as either public or private.

Gets license fees upon a documentation request of your model. The license fee is calculated automatically.

Upon the arrival of the payment to the system, the license fee will be transferred automatically to the designer.

Developer

Programmer who develop add-ons and plug-ins for the system. The standard add-ins are DLL files. The developer environment is the Microsoft Visual Studio Express. The programming language is C#.

Each part of the system is connected together by standard interfaces, so each element can be limitlessly enriched. Each class interface is available.

The new add-ins can be sent to the service. After checking it, it becomes part of the next update available for everyone as soon as possible.

If the documentation of a model is requested which contains an add-in of another programmer, the add-in programmer gets license fees, this license fee will be calculated automatically. Upon the arrival of the payment to the system, the license fee will be transferred automatically to the programmer.

Update

To maintain the high quality of the system, when a new add-on is provided (made by either the development team or any other programmer) it will be downloaded in an update.

Updates are installed before the software starts.

If the user is in the process of using the software and an update is available, a notification of the update appears in the status line. The user can restart the program to get the update.