2.0.3 Quick Start Guide

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Quick Start Guide

          1. Create an Account using the link in your invitation email. This will allow you to save reports, create custom templates for future reports and manage your profile. If you have a Cloud subscription, you can also invite further Users and assign Administration rights.  
          1. Install FenestraPro on your machine.

          1. Launch FenestraPro for Revit  from the Add-in Menu in Revit.

          1. If this is a first time installation, enter your License Key that was provided to you.  You may copy and paste this serial number into the first box (the following boxes will populate to complete the input).
          1. Sign into your account using the password that you created. You may click ‘Stay Signed in‘ to avoid having to do this in  future sessions.

          1. Select the Option to suit the Model – Conceptual Mass (if the model is a schematic stage mass),For Detailed models use the Building Elements option.

            Spatial Elements is an option for older Revit versions (where rooms/spaces are modeled (this option is disabled for more recent Revit Versions).  Building Elements will work whether there are rooms or spaces modeled in the project or not.

          FenestraPro Building Elements

          1. The Building Manager will open automatically if the model has not been analyzed before.

          1. Check that the Settings are correct for your project (Building Type/Occupancy Hours/Location/Terrain etc) – adjust if necessary. Calculate Solar Loads. Include Shading Factors if there are shading effects from surrounding buildings or self-shading conditions in the model.

        1. Close the Building Manager and Check the Shading Effects in the Shading Viewer.  Shading devices around glazing will reduce heat gain results.
          1. In the Performance area, create a Building Code for your project. These values will be compared to the thermal properties of elements to indicate compliance. The Performance Manager will indicate if thermal properties need to be adjusted to reach Code requirements

        12. Open the Facade Navigator and review any warnings (these indicate missing thermal properties). Checking the boxes beside Facades or Surfaces will highlight these elements on               the model.

        13. Open the Charts and view the results. Shading Results will only display if Shading Factors have been included in the Building Manager.

            1. You may assign properties to glazing elements by selecting a Glass Type in the list.  Use the Refresh button on the Dashboard to update results after making any changes.  This is available also for glazing zones in Mass models.  Note: Revit may require a restart if a new Glass Type needs to be added to Revit’s internal list.

        15. Data generated may be saved to a Report by exporting to Excel or HTML by using the Snapshots Tool. HTML Reports may be customized in the browser (you will need to create an Account to save reports).


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