Buildings & Districts

Buildings & Districts

What makes SIM-VICUS special?

Modern solver technology and efficient code

SIM-VICUS is a modern building and network simulation software for the dynamic evaluation of the energy efficiency of buildings and districts. It has been specially developed to efficiently calculate particularly complex and large buildings and networks and to manage the necessary data volumes. The SIM-VICUS solver is specifically optimized for such building & neighborhood simulation models and is state of the art with respect to the numerical methods used.
The SIM-VICUS user interface was developed with resource-efficient C++ code and runs smoothly even on 10 year old notebooks/Macs.

Optimized 3D visualization

In SIM-VICUS, all parameterization is done with 3D building & network data. This means on the one hand that the entire building & network is graphically modeled and created based on 3D surfaces and on the other hand that parameters are directly assigned to the object (e.g. floor heating) and these are also graphically visualized by false colors.

Excellent quality management

With SIM-VICUS all parameters can be displayed and checked dynamically via the 3D surface. In this way, the user maintains an overview of the project and can ensure the correctness of the data entered. This takes data integrity quality management to a new level.

Fast modeling

SIM-VICUS is currently capable of importing IDF and IFC files and developing simulatable models from architectural models at lightning speed. In addition, rooms, roofs and complex shapes can be created using extensive parameterization dialogs.
In this way, three-dimensional simulation models can be created in a very short time and are ready for further use.

Advanced district modeling

SIM-VICUS supports thermohydraulic pipe networks and the associated network components. Entire local and district heating networks can be modeled (and e.g. the necessary geometry can be imported from GIS sources). Furthermore, it is possible to link individual detailed building models with internal hydraulic networks (heating systems, etc.) directly to district networks and to solve these district and building models together.

FMI compatibility

In addition to internal plant and control models, SIM-VICUS also supports run-time coupled simulation based on the Functional Mockup Interface (FMI) Standard 2.0, allowing the simulation of detailed plant systems and components provided as FMUs by specialized programs (e.g. Modelica) to be combined with SIM-VICUS building simulation.

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