Sustainable Office Designer (SOD)
Sustainable Office Designer (SOD) is an automatic structural design tool for low-rise steel composite buildings. (Windows .Net 4.6.1 is required: www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=49982)
Sustainable Office Designer (SOD)

 

Note: SOD runs under Windows.Net.4.6.1 When there is a problem during the starting, make sure that Windows.Net.4.6.1 is installed. It can be downloaded at this link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=49982

Hinweis: SOD läuft unter Windows.Net.4.6.1. Sollten bei der Awendung Probleme auftreten, stellen Sie sicher, dass Windows.Net.4.6.1 installiert ist. Es kann unter diesem Link heruntergeladen werden: https://www.microsoft.com/de-de/download/details.aspx?id=49982 

 

The latest and old versions are available (including beta versions) at: http://www.metallbau.bgu.tum.de/index.php?id=19#c561 

 

YouTube Tutorials →

 

 

For a building project most important decisions have to be made at conceptual design stage, while a structural design model is not available. Due to the large variability and uncertainty the conceptual design stage is very time consuming. To support the decision making process at conceptual design stage, sustainable office designer (SOD) is being developed. SOD enables the possibility to rapidly evaluate the criteria related to the structural material consumption by providing auto-generated preliminary structural design models. 

Sustainable Office Designer is an automatic structural design tool for low-rise steel composite buildings. It automatically creates optimized preliminary structural design solutions based on volumetric architecture design models.

SOD is developed at Chair of Metal Structures at Technische Universität München.

More information can be found here:

https://www.metallbau.bgu.tum.de/
https://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/sustainable-office-designer-sod

The latest version is available at:

http://www.metallbau.bgu.tum.de/index.php?id=19#c561

 

Acknowledgements

The author wishes to thank the Forschungsvereinigung Stahlanwendung e.V. (FOSTA) and the AiF Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen for supporting and financing the research. The research project "Nachhaltige Büro- und Verwaltungsgebäude in Stahl- und Stahlverbundbauweise" is a collaboration of the following universities: Lehrstuhl für Stahl – und Leichtmetallbau, RWTH Aachen, Fachgebiet Entwerfen- und Baugestaltung, TU Darmstadt, Institut für Stahl- und Holzbau, TU Dresden, Institut für Technik und Arbeit e.V., TU Kaiserslautern, Lehrstuhl für Unternehmensrechnung und Controlling, TU Kaiserslautern with the lead from Lehrstuhl für Metallbau, TU München. The authors want to thank Professor Dipl.-Ing. Johann Eisele, Dipl.-Ing. Frank Lang and Dipl.-Ing. Benjamin Trautmann from TU Darmstadt for their contributions from the architectural side, and Professor. Dr.-Ing. André Borrmann and Fabian Ritter M.Sc. for their contributions to develope the concept.

 

Copyright (c) 2015 Chair of Metal Structures at Technische Universität München

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

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THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

Reviews

Majid A's picture

Thank you for your plugin, have you any help file for it?

M.A

ice H's picture

there are some videos now, more will be available soon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNEvEZJxrxc&index=2&list=PLZNdO8dAV1LstH...

Leo L's picture

Could not find included file 'sod_autostructure/SOD'

ice H's picture

Now it works with SU 2015 again.

ice H's picture

Hi Leo,

Thanks for your comment. May I ask which version of SketchUp are you using and on which system are you working on (e.g. Windows 10 x64)?

Regards,
icehuli

Julio B.'s picture

Crashes Sketchup 2016

ice H's picture

Hi Julio,

The incompatibility with Sketchup 2016 is fixed now.

ice

ice H's picture

Hi Julio B,

Do you have Windows .Net 4.5 installed?

https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=30653

Best,
ice H

winzlow B.'s picture

crashes my sketchup 2015...T_T....it always shows a bugsplat...every time i open it...take caution if you dont know how to remove plugins.....j hope they update this....great demo....

ice H's picture

Hi winzlow B.

I am sorry that the plugin crashes your SketchUp. The plugin needs to run with Windows.Net.4.5. It can be downloaded at this link: www.microsoft.com/de-de/download/details.aspx?id=30653

By default the plugin is installed at following folder:
C:\Users\[YOUR_USER_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 2015\SketchUp\Plugins\

You just need to go to this folder and remove: the file "sod_autostructure.rb" and the subfolder "sod_autostructure".

Again I apologize for any inconvenience it caused,
ice H

EliBjr's picture

This looks amazing but I have one question! Does this work with US (North American) steel sizes with Imperial (English) measurements as well as metric?

ice H's picture

Hi EliBjr,

Thanks for your comment. Currently US steel sizes and Imperial measurements are not implemented. We are considering these for the next release.

Regards,
icehuli

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