17.3 Using FenestraPro on a Detailed Model

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This is a short summary of a typical workflow. for detailed models:

  1. Launch the Detailed Tool from the Revit Menu
  2. When the welcome window displays there will be options.  If this is the first time analyzing a project, you will only see the Start button.  If you have previously analyzed this project, you will see  options for Start Over or Continue (previous results and settings have been saved and you may use this to return to where you left off).  There will also be a checkbox for creating an energy model.  You may uncheck this if you have not modified the model since your previous session, otherwise leave it checked.  There is also an option to check Revit’s Energy Settings.
  3. The Revit model will load into the application (data from Revit is read to generate a 3D Model).  This is called the onboarding process and involves checking for model integrity/issues (Model Check), assigning glass types if missing (Assign Glass), selecting a reference Energy Code, checking compliance of existing model elements, define settings for your project and getting results.
  4. Once this is complete, click on Let’s Start to enter the main window. 
  5. There are 2 tabs in the main window, the Energy Model View (for making selections) and the Default 3D View for reviewing model elements. There are options to change the glass types for supplier’s products with properties and get different results, generate glazing on the model, produce Reports and review Shading Effects.  The application can also suggest glass types for you when you define performance targets. If you add shading devices or introduce surrounding buildings, you can factor these effects on the results.


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