New features of the 2018.f version
CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems is a program created to assist project designers with the design and analysis of potable water supply installations. It is integrated in the Open BIM workflow using the IFC standard.
The program can perform a partial or complete design of the installations of any type of building. It contains predefined equipment catalogues and allows for user catalogues to be introduced and configured.
It generates floor drawings, results and quantity reports for pipes and equipment that can be exported to FIEBDC-3 format.
CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems carries out the hydraulic analysis using “Darcy and Weisbach” equations and calculates the friction factor using the Colebrook and White formula. The program analyses the installation assembly and calculates gross and simultaneous quantities of flow, where users can define the simultaneity factor.
In its first version, the program includes predefined configurations to comply with the following codes: CTE DB HS 4 (Spain), NF DTU 60.11 (France), DR n.º 23/95 (RGSPPDADAR – Portugal). Design checks can also be configured to comply with other standard limits or limits imposed by users.
CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems can be downloaded from the BIMserver.center platform.
This program is also available in the main CYPE program menu that is installed using the file that can be downloaded from the CYPE download area webpage.
Reglamento Argentino de Acción del Viento sobre las Construcciones.
This wind code was already implemented in CYPECAD as of previous versions. As of the 2018.f version, it is implemented in Portal Frame Generator. This way, Portal Frame Generator automatically generates the wind loads in accordance with this code and can be exported to CYPE 3D.
Nouvelle Réglamentation Acoustique
The acoustic insulation code NF NRA 2000 (France) was already implemented as of previous versions in CYPESOUND NRA. As of the 2018.f version, AcoubatBIM by CYPE allows users to import the configuration of the acoustic limits of the French NRA 2000 code (Nouvelle Réglamentation Acoustique). More information on this implementation can be found in the French acoustique code NF NRA 2000 section of the new features of the 2018.f version of AcoubatBIM by CYPE.
Determinazione dei requisiti acustici passivi degli edifici.
The acoustic insulation code D.R.A.P.D.E. (D.P.C.M. 5 December 1997 – Italy) was already implemented as of previous versions in CYPESOUND DRAPDE. As of the 2018.f version, AcoubatBIM by CYPE allows users to import the configuration of the acoustic limits of the Italian D.R.A.P.D.E. code (Determinazione dei requisiti acustici passivi degli edifici). More information on this implementation can be found in the Italian acoustique code D.R.A.P.D.E. (D.P.C.M. 5 December 1997) section of the new features of the 2018.f version of AcoubatBIM by CYPE.
Código Técnico de la Edificación. Documento Básico HS 4. Suministro de agua
The CTE DB HS 4 code was already implemented as of previous versions in CYPECAD MEP. As of the 2018.f version, it is also included in CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems (new program implemented in this version). More information can be found in the CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems section.
Règles de calcul des installations de plomberie sanitaire et d'eaux pluviales. Partie 1-1 : réseaux d'alimentation d'eau froide et chaude sanitaire.
Implemented in CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems (new program included in this version). More information can be found in the CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems section.
Decreto Regulamentar n.º 23/95 (Regulamento Geral dos Sistemas Públicos e Prediais de Distribuição de Água e de Drenagem de Águas Residuais).
The DR n.º 23/95 was already implemented as of previous versions in CYPECAD MEP. As of the 2018.f version, it is also included in CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems (new program implemented in this version). More information can be found in the CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems section.
The 2018.f version allows users to introduce a wall on an already existing wall. To do so, the option “Introduce walls on other walls” (“Beam definition” tab > “Beams/Walls”). This way, users can analyse projects containing reinforced concrete walls on lower floors with masonry walls that start on them.
The program does not allow for reinforced concrete walls to be introduced on masonry or concrete block walls.
Composite deck slabs from the Columbian manufacturers: ACESCO (Metaldeck 2” and 3”) and CORPACERO (CORPALOSA 1,5”, 2” and 3”) have been added to the program’s libraries.
Once the load flow analysis has been completed, the “Checks” button , contained in the “Load flow” block of the top toolbar, provides users with a list of the elements that fail in the installation.
A column has been added to this Checks panel, for each element, where users can open and edit the element in question and solve the situation that causes the element to fail in a quick and accessible manner.
Once the element is edited using this method, its row will be displayed in red and the panel will then indicated that a new analysis has to be launched to update the results.
If a common circuit breaker protection is provided for several lines (as shown in the figure), in the panel corresponding to the protection, the checks are displayed with all the cables that are further down the line (in the example, the checks of the common protection are also listed with the three cables that follow it).
The following TOP CABLE families have been added to the manufacturer cable library:
- TOXFREE ZH RZ1-K (AS)
- TOXFREE ZH ES05Z1-K and H07Z1-K (AS)
- TOPFLEX V-K H05V-K and H07V-K
- POWERFLEX RV-K
This way, more options are available when having to select the conductor for the installations. Even thought the complete catalogue is not available, the families provided by TOP CABLE cover the needs of their clients in a high percentage of the installations. Nonetheless, work is being carried out to increase this library and offer our users a greater variety of conductors.
Manufacturer cables are selected using the “Manufacturer cable” option in the “Type of conductor” of the “Description” of the line. The “Cable” panel offers users the possibility to select amongst the families that are imported to the library. The program will show a list of filtered elements so that only those that are compatible with the polarity and type of selected conductor are displayed, this way selection errors are avoided.
The 2018.f version of CYPEPLUMBING Sanitary Systems includes the French NF DTU 60.11 (Règles de calcul des installations de plomberie sanitaire et d'eaux pluviales) in the collection of predefined codes of the program.
The 2018.f version of CYPEPLUMBING Sanitary Systems includes parts 2 (Impianti per acque reflue, progettazione e calcolo) and 3 (Sistemi per l’evacuazione delle acque meteoriche, progettazione e calcolo) of the Italian UNI EN 12056 code (Sistemi di scarico funzionanti a gravità all’interno degli edifici) in the collection of predefined codes of the program.
Each installation element that is present in the “Design and check options to be carried out” section of the “General Settings” panel can be of different types. As of the 2018.f version, users can define a specific label for each of these types that contains the reference defined by users and some of the parameters of the element. For example, for horizontal pipes, the label may include the reference, slope, diameter and elevation.
As of the 2018.f, as has been done in AcoubatBIM by CYPE, a new formula has been added in CYPESOUND to limit the reverberation time and equivalent acoustic absorption area of a space depending on its volume.