5.1 Building Manager

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The Building Manager interface and functionality for Conceptual Mass models is shown below.

For Conceptual Mass models,  when a project is analysed for the first time, the Building Manager will open automatically but there will be no data present until the Calculate Solar Loads button is pressed.  Please check that the settings in the Building Manager are suitable for your project before proceeding as these settings will affect climate data, solar and daylight calculations.  These settings allow you to adjust occupancy data, terrain type, building use, location etc.

Note: Once the Building Manager is open, the Revit model and the application window will be locked to prevent further changes until calculations have been completed.  Editing of the Revit model as well as zoom, pan and orbiting is disabled while the Building Manager is open.

For Detailed Models, the Building Manager is very similar where you define settings for your project one time and then calculate results. You may always return to this area to re-define or change settings, turn shading on/off or adjust hours/dates.

Once settings are changed, you should recalculate results again (press the Download Solar Data button). A message will appear to advise that this is complete. You may click ok on this message, then click on the Let’s Start button to continue.

The following video relates to the older version and is to be updated soon.

Please see the following Sections 5.1.1 for more information on Building Manager Settings.


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