5.2.3 Generic Shading Devices

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This applies to detailed models only.  Any generic shade family may be used to create shading effects on glazing.  FenestraPro can also provide a simple shading device family which may be inserted into the Revit model and adjusted for width and height.   The effects of this device on Solar Loads and Daylighting can be viewed in the results when it is placed over windows or curtain panels.

It is best to close FenestraPro to add any new geometry to the Revit model and then relaunch and recalculate with the Shading setting on.

Detailed shade device added in Revit – this will reduce the results for Heat Gain and Daylighting

Where this canopy device is added to the model it should be positioned on the uppermost Surface of any wall (over the upper windows) since all the windows/ curtain walls below will also be shaded by this device.  A FenestraPro sample shading device family suitable for use in a detailed Revit model is available for testing by downloading the sample detailed model here.

The Shading Animation Viewer also displays the shading effects of any feature on the model and any surrounding features.

Shade devices will cast shadows and affect the results in detailed models

Note: Extruded mullions are not currently supported and these will not reduce the results (extending a curtain wall mullion as a shading device).  This is in development and will be addressed in a future release.


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