The charts will display relevant information for the Surface(s) or Façade(s) currently selected. Clicking on one bar on the graph will go deeper into detail on the Percentage Glazing/Solar Load/Daylighting for that Surface or Façade. To navigate back to a graph displaying all Facades, click the blue arrow in the top right corner. This will return you to the overall Chart.
Selections may be made in the Façade Navigator. This will change what is displayed in the Charts.
1. When no Facades or Surfaces are selected, or all are selected, the Charts display results for all Facades.
2. When a Façade is clicked on, the Surfaces on that Façade will display.
3. When an individual Surface is clicked on, the monthly values will display.
By right clicking on any bar on the Chart, the display style can be set. Choose between Separate Colors or Smooth Mode (which creates a gradient between the ranges). The Chart results may also be sorted by ascending or descending values to display the Charts in order of highest or lowest value.
Go to item provides an option to sort through the list to find a specific Surface or Façade by typing in the name as it is displayed in the list eg Surface 5, Façade 10. This will find the relevant area and move the Chart to display this at the top if possible. The settings may be used with all categories, Glazing, Solar Load and Daylighting.
You may notice a difference in the checkbox indicators in the Façade Navigator.
- When all Surfaces of a Façade are selected you will see a tick mark in the box.
- When not all Surfaces have been selected, you will see the box filled.
Colored highlighting on the model occurs when each Surface is selected to indicate location and the current condition depending on the Chart category chosen eg. If Solar Load Charts are selected – highlighting on the model will show red, green or blue depending on overheating, optimum or underheating. If the Daylighting Charts are selected, the colour will be yellow or gray depending on the amount of daylight received.
Note: you may not see highlighting on the model unless the Charts have been opened the first time since highlighting is connected to the Chart selected. The Charts may then be hidden and different Surfaces selected if you wish, the highlighting will continue and move to different Surfaces/Facades.
The Chart Panel may be undocked by pulling it from the blue header away from the main window. This allows the Charts to be detached from the main window, which may be useful for viewing details of Surfaces and Façades in larger models or for collapsing the main window and providing a larger screen area to view or work on the Revit model.