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Analytical Modelling

Learn how to integrate building analytical models for energy simulation.

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What you'll learn

In this course you will learn how to create a feedback loop for exchanging data between design authoring tools and energy simulation applications.

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3 Lessons

Project Configuration

Model setup and preparation

Project Configuration

An architectural model is used as an exercise file to integrate with the energy model. Pre-defined steps are applied to configure the model according to the workflow process. Templates are developed to standardize the process across software tools which enables specific views to emerge for visualization, analysis and design.

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    Lesson 1: Create Energy Model
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    Lesson 2: Configure Energy View
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    Lesson 3: Adjust Project Visibility
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4 Lessons

Geometry Modelling

Complete volumetric enclosures

Geometry Modelling

The geometry for the building analytical model is developed in the Energy View according to modelling rules and procedures. Spaces are placed to fill up the entire model volumetrically in order to export the building geometry and its associated data.

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    Lesson 1: Place Shell and Core
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    Lesson 2: Adjust Floors, Roofs, and Shading
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    Lesson 3: Insert Analytical Spaces
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    Lesson 4: Export Building Project
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Hello, I'm Jean,
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As a director of Trailloop, I’m in charge of establishing the company’s vision while overseeing its daily operations. My educational background is in architectural technology and building science.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Energy modellers developing building geometry for an energy simulation from a 3D design modelling tool. System engineers that use coordinated spatial models for designing systems according from architectural models. Architects that develop architectural design models in a collaborative and coordinated spatial environment with their engineering team.

The building modelling workflow requires a design authoring tool and an energy simulation application. The core process can be applied to many similar software tools, it is also tailored to suit each tool’s unique capabilities to assure interoperability stability while enabling new functionality to emerge.

The files exchanged from this process are imported and exported using the user’s local machine (desktop or laptop). The workflow uses files formats such as gbXML (Green Building Extensible Markup Language), IFC (Industry Foundation Classes), and CSV (Comma-Separated Values).

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