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Data Security Notice Updated 27th February 2020

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Software Licensing Terms

Terms and Conditions of Purchase

The full conditions of purchase and maintenance for all Oasys software are set out in the Oasys Software Licence and Support Agreement. All prices are subject to TAX at the current rate.

Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice – please ask for a written quotation.

Although every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of all information contained herein, the contents do not form or constitute a representation, warranty, or part of any contract.

Superseded Versions of Terms and Conditions

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Maintenance & Support Services

Support and maintenance is included with all subscription licences for their full duration.

Annual maintenance contracts are available for software under a perpetual licence, prices are based on a percentage of the most recent list price.

This service includes:

  • telephone/fax/email/web based support
  • free software updates available via internet download
  • personalised output header for many products

MassMotion gives students an easy learning curve and a fast track to useful results

Students participating in the MEGA master’s degree course at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at the Delft University of Technology have added MassMotion pedestrian simulation to their software experience. Demonstrating the ease with which MassMotion can be learned and used alongside other software tools.

The MEGA course focuses on interdisciplinary design and integration of different areas of expertise, and lecturers are from practising architectural, engineering and design firms. 11 different teams of students were tasked with a project involving the design, computation, engineering and construction management of a large, high rise building. The 2018 assignment is a high-rise building in Rotterdam Central District (RCD).

RCD is the area centred on Rotterdam Central Station, and is earmarked for further development focussing on work, play and living for kinetic urbanites.  The MEGA design project focussed on a high-rise as a vertical extension of the Groot Handelsgebouw.

The  Groothandelsgebouw,  designed by Maaskant and Van Tijen and built in 1951-53, epitomises the post-war reconstruction of Rotterdam, and is often described as a city within a city. The design of a complementary high-rise next to the complex seeks to understand, predict and cater for the varied needs of mixed-use building users.

The student team’s original idea was to import their SketchUp model into MassMotion, but found that their model did not yet have a sufficient level of detail to be make use of the features they were discovering in MassMotion. To get a real feeling for traffic area dimensions, a rough Rhino model was therefore imported. The information gathered from this model and its accompanying simulations were used as input to design the traffic areas. The SketchUp model was then updated and imported into MassMotion. This interaction between MassMotion and SketchUp was easily repeated several times as the model was further refined.

Flow of people with only one building entrance

Data for the amount of people was derived from work already done on lift design and translated to an overview of the journeys the agents were going to follow in MassMotion.

Initially the lifts were simplified in MassMotion, they were merely destination portals were agents would go to and finish their journey. As the students quickly became more familiar and confident with the software, they added more lifts and double deck lifts to give a more realistic result. The agents could now be seen waiting for lifts and potential congestion was revealed in easily-interpreted heat maps.

Heat map of the crowd with only one entrance

Design changes

Before any design changes were made, alternative solutions were considered. The speed with which new data could be added and of MassMotion’s iteration made it easy to test multiple scenarios.

This led the team to make a number of design changes including:

  • changing the sizes of the traffic areas;
  • moving the lifts from the inside to just outside the atrium to ensure a clear, open atrium yet still maintain a direct connection between lifts and atrium; and
  • rearranging the stairs in the walkway and the atrium.

One of the most effective changes suggested by MassMotion outputs was adding extra entrances to the building. Initially there was one large main entrance at the south east corner.

Student Jeroen de Bruijn said: “I really enjoyed working with MassMotion, because the results were realistic and were very valuable for our design. The learning curve was manageable, and the clear interface makes everything easy to find. I have the feeling we just scraped the surface regarding the possibilities in MassMotion.”

Maximum density based on a walkway

 

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The MEGA students team who used MassMotion:

Jeroen de Bruijn – Computational designer – Master track: Building Technology

Edwin Vermeer – Architect – Master track: Architecture

Arjan Boonstra – Structural designer – Master track: Building Technology

André v/d Boomgaard – Facade designer – Master track: Building Technology

Jessie Hoondert – Climate designer – Master track: Building Technology

Stella Brugman – Climate designer – Master track: Building Technology

Naomi Binnekamp – Manager – Master track: Building Technology

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