Autocase for Sites is combining with Autocase for Buildings so you can have the best of both applications in one platform. As of beginning of July, it will no longer be possible to run results on Sites but and Autocase Account Manager will be able to do it for you.
Q: What has changed?
A: Autocase for Sites is combining with Autocase for Buildings, so you can have the best of both applications in one platform. In the meantime, our Account Managers are at your disposal to run the results for you instead of using this platform. Feel free to contact your Account Manager as soon as you are ready to run the analysis or if you have any questions.
Q: Can I still create and save new projects in this platform?
A: Yes, you can either input the data as usual or you can directly work with your Account Manager from the beginning and he/she will input your data and run the results for you.
Q: What happens to my existing projects?
A: None of your data will be lost or changed. If you wish to download a report, simply contact your Account Manager who will provide you with the results.
Q: Why is this happening?
A: We are doing some major updates to Sites that requires us to take it offline while we make the changes. Several users wanted IPCC climate change scenarios included. After doing this for temperature scenarios we realized that the precipitation climate scenarios was a bigger challenge that touched a large portion of Sites code. Rather than make a patch we have decided to migrate Sites functionality into Autocase for Buildings as we have a much more robust research, prototype, testing, deployment, and maintenance framework in this product.
Q: When will the transition be done?
A: We will move features from Sites to Autocase for Buildings as we have them ready. We hope to have an enhanced roofing model (with more capabilities than the grey/green roof in Sites), and enhanced recreation model (that has more urban recreation types than the existing Sites model) and the climate change urban heat island effects in the summer of 2019. As we update our product roadmap for the latter half of 2019 we will update you then.