Surrounding Buildings may be modeled as masses in both Mass Models and Detailed Models. To include the shading effects of these, Calculate 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: For Mass objects to have a Shading Effect, they should be modeled in the host project or copied into this file (objects in linked files will currently have no effect).
For Mass models, if surrounding buildings are not modeled, the simulation feature may be used once a Surface is selected. This will only affect Daylight Results. Please see Section 188.8.131.52 for more details on the Shading Effects of Surrounding Buildings.