The OpenBuildings development team is pleased to announce the availability of LEGION ModelBuilder / Simulator CONNECT Edition Update 4 (10.04.01.03). This software helps enhance pedestrian flow and improve safety by allowing the users to test evacuation strategies at any point of the simulations.
LEGION’s pedestrian simulation application offers modeling capabilities of people’s interactions with each other and physical obstacles, and activities, including circulation and evacuations, within public spaces like railway stations, airports, sports arenas, tall buildings, and street level with vehicle interactions. Using LEGION simulation tools in collaborative digital workflows with Bentley’s OpenBuildings Designer (formerly AECOsim Building Designer), architects, engineers and owners can consider pedestrian traffic in their conceptioneering of design alternatives. The newly announced OpenBuildings Station Designer will enable collaborative digital workflows to fully model pedestrian activities and journeys to and from trains, platforms, and through stations.
LEGION Simulator is an analytical application that reads the pedestrian scenario plan of rail and metro stations, stadiums, and other large-gathering venues. The applications help engineers and designers to easily calculate the movement of people within a space. LEGION Simulator includes the data analysis capabilities to review the result with reports, video, and heat maps
LEGION Model Builder is an application used by building designers to import CAD floor plans. The software places pedestrian control and simulation objects within the floor plan to define a scenario of how people would interact within space. The models are the input to LEGION Simulator that performs the analysis resulting in a simulation.
Bentley intends to include the capabilities of LEGION Model Builder in OpenBuildings Station Designer so that pedestrian scenario planning and simulation become an integral part of the BIM design process and facility operations. These capabilities will be added incrementally, over a series of product releases, until all capabilities have been integrated. After successful development of pedestrian scenario planning in OpenBuildings Station Designer, support of LEGION Model Builder will be discontinued.
Bentley Systems is a software development company that supports the professional needs of those responsible for creating and managing the world’s infrastructure.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced the acquisition of leading pedestrian simulation software provider LEGION, based in London and supporting more than half of the world’s 40 largest transit agencies. The acquisition augments Bentley’s comprehensive modeling environment with collaborative digital workflows to explore and validate comparative simulations of pedestrian traffic scenarios.
Product: LEGION ModelBuilder / Simulator
Version: CONNECT Edition Update 4 (10.04.01.03)
Supported Architectures: x64
Website Home Page : http://www.bentley.com
Languages Supported: english
System Requirements: Windows *
Size: 1.1 Gb
We recommend the following system setup to run LEGION Model Builder successfully:
– 3GHz i7 or better. Ideally i9. Highest clock speed possible. Highest cache levels possible. Core count less important than clock speed;
– At least 16GB RAM. The more the better. The faster bus speed the better;
– Dedicated graphics card at least 1GB memory;
– Separate hard drive for recording simulations, 128GB or more: 7200rpm or higher HDD, or SSD (higher random IOPS the better).
– Windows 10 (64-bit) – Home, Pro, Enterprise, and Education
– CAD software to edit CAD files before importing them
– Microsoft Excel 2007 or later to enable data file input (LEGION Model Builder supports all Excel file formats, including ‘xlsx’ and ‘xlsm’)