Very interesting Blender3d plug-in developed by ODS Engineering studio !
ODS Studio is the flagship tool developed by ODS aimed at rapid design and analysis of commercial and residential building design. It brings together many already existing open-source tools to produce a platform for modelling and interaction of the results of many simulation methodologies.
ODS Studio is a highly customizable tool-set and user-interface that was designed specifically to bring advanced technical analysis to an earlier stage in the design process. It draws upon industry-standard and validated "engines" to carry out the calculations but wraps these tools in an interface which facilitates import,export and manipulation of multiple 3D formats including OBJ, 3DS, gbXML (Revit/ArchiCAD), and FBX (Autodesk's new platform-independent 3d data interchange format).
Current features include:
- Energy modelling (EnergyPlus)
- Computational Fluid Dynamics (OpenFOAM)
- Daylight and Artificial Lighting Analysis (Radiance)
- Life-Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA)
- User-customisation and extensibility
- gbXML Import
- 3D Import/Export in a range of formats
Link to Video demontrations webpage
Link to ODS Studio download webpage