The latest version of DESTINI Profiler has incorporated ideas from current software users, needs of the design/build industry and innovative functionality that continues to support an integrated industry approach to projects.
“This new version of DESTINI Profiler really showcases our level of involvement with our user base,” said Stewart Carroll, Chief Operating Officer of Beck Technology. “We not only listen to feedback but we put that information back into our software. DESTINI Profiler users are incredibly innovative and they are using the software in ways that the construction industry has rarely seen before. The fact that they are setting the tone for their competitors to follow is not lost on us and that’s why we continue to evolve DESTINI Profiler into a solution that is revolutionary.”
A high level list of features that will be included in DESTINI Profiler 2014 1.0 are:
- Import and Export Underlays and Topographies: Allows the project team to move data to and from architectural software quickly.
- Import and Export To and From Revit: Interoperability function to and from Revit and DESTINI Profiler.
- Import Directly From SketchUp: Being able to import from SketchUp allows the user to have detailed, lightweight objects that add a level of realism to their DESTINI Profiler model.
- Creation of Line and Area Features: Generic graphical components with parametrics that can represent anything from utility lines to life sciences equipment.
- Modify Assumptions: Quickly and effectively adjust model assumptions across any level of the model instantly for quick what-if scenarios.
- Rules Engine: Allows users to specify things such as building codes and project constraints that can passively monitor whether a rule has been broken or even actively enforce the rules by preventing users from taking an action that will violate them.
- Preconfigured Building Types: For the more advanced database user, this function allows preconfiguring variables within collections and building types, so that commonly defined means and methods can be defined ahead of starting a project. Once used on a project these preconfigured collections and building types reduce the amount of time and effort to create accurate cost loaded models in DESTINI Profiler.
- Automatically Create Sequence Tasks: Allows users to create a full schedule/sequence for a project in about half the time as previous versions of DESTINI Profiler.
- Fill Cladding Patterns: Rapidly apply detailed facades to an entire building.
- Antialiasing and the Ability to Apply Textures: These two enhancements allow users to create more detailed and visually appealing models.
Beck Technology has an unstated theme for each DESTINI Profiler version in order to tighten the quality of the existing features. In the 2014 1.0 version, heavy attention was placed on providing more stable energy analysis, faster grading of topography’s in Site 3D, and lightening the models so that you can create larger models without experiencing slowdown issues. They have re-implemented their CAD import to support having both lighter models as well as better support for trace edge functionality that allows users to create 1, 2 and 3D objects simply by clicking a single edge of a CAD underlay and allowing DProfiler to trace the rest of the connected edges automatically.
“Often when we sell DESTINI Profiler the very first thing the client wants to do with it is use it as a sales tool,” said Michael Boren, Director of Research and Development for Beck Technology. “They want to come to an interview with new technology that can showcase their technical prowess and wow the owners with ‘something more than just a pretty model’. DESTINI Profiler 2014 1.0 has incorporated those requests while maintaining the stance that the software is a practical asset to innovative construction firms.”