Urban ThanCad I

The National Tecnhical University of Athens, School of Civil Engineering uses ThanCad for educational purposes (lesson "Special topics on urban planning", 8th semester of studies, 2011-2012).
Earlier this year code was added to test if a city plan is designed with bioclimatic criteria. Code was also added to find and highlight all streets in a city plan with less than 5% slope, which are suitable for bicycle lanes. The streets are modeled as polylines and they are digitized from scanned maps imported to ThanCad. The elevations are computed using DTM/DEM which is created by or imported to ThanCad.

These urban capabilities are coupled by the design of bioclimatic city plans, which is research work integrated into ThanCad, and taught at the postgraduate program of NTUA (2010-2011).

Posted by Thanasis Stamos 2012-10-29