gTools – World Class Green Building Toolbox for Trimble SketchUp

gTools is a suite of software tools developed to simplify the process of performing accurate energy analysis using Sketchup models. Cloud based gTools work together to provide you with an easy-to-use rapid workflow or can be used individually to achieve tasks. gTools is comprised of the following key modules:

  • gWorkspace: the gTools cloud collaboration platform.
  • gModeller: the only gbXML plug-in for Trimble Sketchup and inc. auto-surfacing.
  • gEnergy: building energy analysis software application inc. EPC generation.

Key features provided by gTools suite include the ability to autosurface models, and import/export the resultant gbXML which in turn supports interoperability with 3D tools such as Sketchup, Revit, Archicad etc. The gTools suite is OS, device and application-agnostic.

gTools incorporates Cloud collaboration – We have a robust storage facility in our gWorkspace cloud platform which not only allows sharing of gTools project files and models but also allows any project related files to be centralised and shared between all stakeholders in each of your building projects.

gWorkspace: Cloud Based Project Management

gWorkspace is an online secure cloud based storage and building management system for your building portfolios.

gWorkspace allows you to:

  • Store, access and view data anywhere with an internet connection.
  • Share your building projects with your team.
  • Review your buildings gEnergy runs as well as performance improvements.

Key Features:

  • Cloud Storage. Store and share building information with many different users.
  • File Versioning. Automatic backups allow you to download previous versions of your files.
  • OS, device and application-agnostic. Collaborate with your team using different devices.

gModeller: Building Information in SketchUp

gModeller is the gTools plug-in for Trimble SketchUp, one of the easiest and most popular 3D modelling tools in the world. gModeller significantly simplifies the process of performing accurate energy analysis and running early stage “what if” scenarios. gModeller is the only SketchUp plug-in that imports and exports gbXML files.

gModeller enables you to:

  • Import/Export gbXML models.
  • Turn your existing SketchUp models into gbXML in seconds using our auto convert tools.
  • Create gbXML surfaces and opening.
  • Identify and label gbXML surfaces.
  • Store, share and backup your model to our cloud storage system, gWorkspace.
  • Backup your .skp and gbXML Files to gWorkspace.
  • Access your data anywhere, anytime online.

gEnergy: Cloud Based Energy Performance Analysis

gEnergy is the gTools building energy analysis software tool.  gEnergy calculates the buildings asset rating and produces an Energy Performance Certificate and Recommendations Report. Unlike other energy software tools, gEnergy is cloud-based so that all building projects, analysis runs and energy performance certificates are stored in the cloud.

Key Features:

  • Import/Export your gbXML model.
  • produce an EPC within minutes and automatically stores them online in gWorkspace.
  • Generates Energy Performance Certificate and Recommendations Report.
  • Interfaces with CLG’s SBEM engine.
  • Store, share and backup your analysis runs and energy performance certificates to our gTools cloud storage system, gWorkspace.
  • Access your data anywhere, anytime online.
  • Building geometry / constructions / glazing / HVAC.