Modeling of shading elements

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Dtp81390
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Modeling of shading elements

Post by Dtp81390 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:31 am -1100

I have taken the time to model the shading elements (roof overhangs, trellis etc.) in my sketchup model for import, everything came in appropriately in my import. I am getting results in my WUFI model, but am over in Cooling Load due to not having entered in the modeled overhangs

Is there a way for WUFI to calculate the shading of a window based on modeled elements, I would hate to have to enter everything into the window overhang section. I remember from my PHIUS training that I could, I just cannot figure out how.

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Re: Modeling of shading elements

Post by hbreaux » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:50 am -1100

I don't think wufi calculated shading from 3D model inputs.

Like you did, I typically add overhangs and shading devices/elements to WUFI geometry for reference when there is an overhang and the like. These still need to be inputted over each window or WUFI will default to calculating window inset for shading. When you add overhang shading to a window it gives feedback visually in the model in the form of a green rectangle with the same depth and height as your inputs which you can then quickly visually compare to the shading device you modeled for reference.

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Re: Modeling of shading elements

Post by Dtp81390 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:54 am -1100

That is what I thought, I just have a pretty detailed Trellis with a ton of elements and I would hate to have to model and calculate each element of it, that will take me weeks to get it entered in.

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Re: Modeling of shading elements

Post by mpazold » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:33 pm -1100

With Version 3.2.0 this shading from '3D visulalization' objects is done, accoring to the newest PHIUS 2018 certification criteria.

For the Case, in the general tab you have to activate 'use WUFI month mean shading factors'

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