5.1 Building Manager

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The Building Manager interface and functionality is common to both Conceptual Mass Models and Detailed 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.  These will affect climate data, solar calculations and daylight considerations.

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.  You may choose to include Shading Factors if there are any significant shading effects on your project from self-shading, surrounding buildings or shade objects.  This will be explained in more detail the following sections.

Building Manager Settings


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