Charts may be opened by clicking on the arrow shown on the Dashboard. The arrow will turn when the Charts are open. The same arrow may be used to hide the Charts again.
The Charts may also be undocked from the main window and dragged away by dragging on the blue header for Charts.
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.
The undocked Chart window may also be resized by dragging the lower right corner of the Charts window.
The charts will display relevant information for the Surface(s) or Façade(s) currently selected. Clicking on a bar on the graph will provide more 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.
You may make selections from the Chart itself or from the Facades/Surfaces list in the Facade Navigator. This will define what is displayed in the Charts.
1. When no Facades or Surfaces are selected, the Charts display results for all Facades.
2. When all Façades are selected, the Charts display all Surfaces within the Facades. Highlight colors will depend on the current active Chart.
3. When a Façade is clicked on, the Surfaces on that Façade will display.
4. If 2 or more Facades are selected, all Surfaces on both are displayed.
5. When an individual Surface is clicked on, the chart will display that Surface only.
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 not select this Surface alone however, only move the list up or down so that this Surface is displayed). The Chart list may also be sorted by ascending or descending values. These settings may be used with all categories, Glazing, Solar Load, Daylighting and Shading.
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.