Trelligence Announces New Affinity 8 Release



Houston, TX, USA (April 18, 2013) - Trelligence, Inc. announced the new Trelligence Affinity™ 8 software release today. Recognized as the leading AEC solution for architectural programming, schematic design, and design validation, Trelligence continues to expand the functionality in Affinity software and available add-ons to deliver a full-service BIM tool. Affinity integrates with other prominent BIM tools - Autodesk® Revit® Architecture, Bentley® AECOsim Building Designer, Graphisoft® ArchiCAD, Trimble® SketchUp, and IES VE - to enhance the project lifecycle, providing a seamless transition from the initial planning and programming phases of a building project, through to the final design and building construction.

The Affinity 8 release introduces new licensing flexibility, enabling firms to expand their use of Affinity across a broader base of users, at a lower per-seat cost, by providing end users with just the functionality they need to perform their work.  Customers can supplement the full Affinity Software Suite with role-specific product modules, including Affinity Programming, Affinity Design, and Affinity Design Validation.

In addition, the following new modules are available as options with Affinity 8:

Affinity Manufacturers: This new Affinity add-on enables project teams to manage comprehensive component Manufacturer information within Affinity, replacing the need for an external database.

Affinity Cloud Bridge: Cloud Bridge provides access to real-time project information via any web browser, on any device.

Affinity Viewer: The new Affinity Viewer enables clients, 3rd party consultants, and casual users to browse and access read-only information and reports in an Affinity project.

Affinity 8 also significantly expands and enhances the bi-directional integration with Autodesk Revit Architecture.  The new features include:

Bi-directional integration with Revit 2014 (in addition to Revit 2013 and 2012)
Revamped user interface with improved usability, performance, and ease of use
Dynamic display of the Program hierarchy within Revit with real-time program-to-actual difference feedback
Drag-and-Drop room & contents into Revit directly from the Affinity Program toolbar
Populate entire room layouts in Revit directly from the Affinity Program toolbar
Improved conceptual massing tools - ability to map room & building envelope masses to/from Affinity
Automatically stack program departments & rooms into building envelope mass as room masses
Directly select and run Affinity reports within Revit
Embed Revit views into Affinity reports (e.g. Room Data Sheets)
Run Affinity template scripts & utilities from within Revit
Direct import/export of CSV or COBie files for Program and/or Design

About Trelligence, Inc.
Trelligence Affinity™ is a unique BIM software solution for the AECO industry that offers a full suite of easy-to-use programming, space planning, schematic design, reporting, and design validation tools in a single platform. Affinity also delivers seamless interoperability with Autodesk Revit Architecture, Trimble SketchUp, Bentley AECOsim Building Designer, Graphisoft ArchiCAD, and IES VE-Gaia & VE-Navigator for LEED, for an efficient and integrated project lifecycle that enables real-time design-to-program analysis and unprecedented early sustainability analysis.  For more information and video demonstrations, visit www.trelligence.com.




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