IES Opens Virtual Environment Sustainable Building Analysis Software to Macs [Video]
IES suite of previously windows-only products – VE-Ware, VE-Toolkits, VE-Gaia and VE-Pro – can now be run on Macs, and are eligible for full IES technical support
Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES), a provider of integrated performance analysis software for sustainable building design, today announced that VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop are the preferred virtualization software for Mac installations. IES now offers full technical support for installations on Apple Mac computers which use VMware Fusion, Parallels Desktop or the Boot Camp utility included within the latest Mac OS X.
The IES suite of Windows-only products for sustainable building design and analysis – VE-Ware, VE-Toolkits, VE-Gaia and VE-Pro – can now be installed and run on Apple Macs, and be eligible for full IES technical support. VMware Fusion and Parallels create a ‘Virtual Machine’ (VM) on which a secondary Windows operating systems can be run. It allows you to run the most demanding Mac and Windows applications side-by-side at maximum speeds without rebooting. Alternatively, Boot Camp allows users to boot up their Mac using a Windows operating system, but does not allow simultaneous access to Mac applications. Below is a supporting video which shows how to use IES Virtual Environment sustainable building design and analysis software on Macs.
The IES integrated suite of sustainable building design and performance software supports energy analysis, energy load calculation, CO2 emission calculation, solar shading analysis, natural ventilation analysis, and much more – providing a very useful and effective approach to green building design and development.