Surrounding Buildings may be modeled as masses in both Mass Models and Detailed Models. To include the shading effects of these, shading factors should be turned on before the Solar Loads are calculated in the Building Manager. For updates on the progress of your calculations, leave the General Notifications tab open in the main window. If Calculate Shading Factors are checked, the results will show the most shaded Facades in the project.
Note: This will affect the Solar Load results only and not Daylighting results.
For Mass models, if surrounding buildings are not modeled, the simulation feature may be used once a Surface is selected. Please see Section 220.127.116.11 for more details on the Shading Effects of Surrounding Buildings.