Thursday, 31 March 2011

KS Test Library Update

It's fair to say that the KS test library is a work in progress.  It has also been mentioned (on more than one occasion!) that creating up to date test material for the plethora of design, engineering, modelling, civil, structural, building services and analysis tools used by AEC firms - is a job for life! :)

However, we like a challenge, so ever onwards do we march with our library roadmap!

Progress to date has been very good, with almost 30 test titles currently available to AEC firms, across a range of leading vendors.

Here's an up to date list, as of the end of March:

  • 3ds Max – modules 1-4
  • Adobe InDesign for occasional users
  • Adobe Photoshop for occasional users
  • AEC Layers Standards – Autodesk
  • AutoCAD 2D fundamentals
  • AutoCAD 2D – Xpress
  • AutoCAD 2D for occasional users
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D (part 1)
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D (part 2)
  • Design Review fundamentals
  • Revit Architecture fundamentals
  • Revit Architecture – Xpress
  • Revit MEP fundamentals (Mechanical)
  • Revit MEP fundamentals (Plumbing)
  • Revit Structure fundamentals
  • Revit Structure – Xpress
  • AEC Levels Standards – Bentley
  • Bentley Architecture fundamentals
  • Bentley GEOPAK (Drainage)
  • Bentley InRoads (Roadway Design)
  • Bentley View fundamentals
  • MicroStation 2D fundamentals
  • MicroStation 2D – Xpress
  • MicroStation 2D for occasional users
  • MicroStation 3D fundamentals
  • Rhino fundamentals

We also have a pretty hectic 'work in progress' list, with a variety of new modules at various stages of completion.

Here's what's on the drawing board at the moment:

  • Revit Families 
  • Revit Project Process 
  • USACE ‘Attachment F’ 
  • Ecotect 
  • Navisworks Manage 
  • Revit Architecture 2012 (additional questions) 
  • Revit MEP fundamentals (Electrical) 
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D (part 3)
  • Revit MEP 2012 (additional questions) 
  • Google SketchUp 
  • AutoCAD Architecture
  • Revit Structure 2012 (additional questions)
  • Bentley ProjectWise
  • Bentley Navigator
  • MicroStation V8i (Select Series 1-3)
  • IES Virtual Environment
  • Tekla Structures
  • Bricscad
  • Codebook

So by the time we get through that little lot, we'll have close to 50 titles in the KS library.  Well, that's our goal for the end of 2011, anyway!

In addition, we're seeing quite a bit of activity in customer dashboards, with some high quality custom test material being authored in many AEC firms.

So, that's a quick summary of where things currently stand with our test library.  As always, we welcome your comments, feedback and requests for new material.  If it isn't on the list, please let us know and we'll make sure it gets added to the workflow.


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