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Energos, spaces, and schematic design

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Is it possible to use Energos without creating 'space' objects?

Also, is it possible to have Energos calculate from simple 3d objects and give them R-values? It would be nice to have something like Sefeira's functionality in the SD stage.

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Also, while we're at it, is there any documentation on Energos besides the Help file?

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I'm going to keep flogging this topic, my firm got really excited about the possibility of integrating energy modeling into the design process when this was announced, since we do a fair number of deep energy retrofits and new construction. The idea of being able to evaluate the efficiency early in the SD process without having to switch programs was very appealing, but the lack of documentation and the convoluted process required to get to an energy model have utterly destroyed our enthusiasm.

Are there plans to release some real documentation? Or enable energy modeling off of volumetric models? Or get Sefeira to do a VW plugin?

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Most likely there will be documentation created after the changes mentioned in the Development thread arrive. My schedule for content creation is limited, and often when new features or major changes are looming, delaying the creation of documentation happens rather than having to revise a piece of content only a few months after the original was released.

There should have been in-depth documentation of Energos at its release, unfortunately that was not the case.

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Ok, thanks Jim. Pass up the chain that there's at least one office full of users annoyed at the lack of documentation, and that you need some staffing for it. Or clones.

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Interested in Docu too as I am currently feeding my Slabs and Walls with k-values ....

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To respond to the original question, do you have to use spaces to use Energos?, I just watched the Vectorworks tutorial "Introduction to Energy Modeling Using Energos" by Francois Levy. He indicated that spaces are needed to tell Energos which is the interior and exterior sides of the walls, for what it's worth.

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Given there is no documentation, that webinar was a big step ahead.

My buildings still fails all standards :)

I see I have no Volume, I thought I gave a height. Have to look at my Spaces again.

Maybe my large window areas aren't welcome too.

But not sure if my typical slabs will be calculated correctly.

I usually use a slab for the real slab + additional slabs for each finish floor.

And I hope the climate settings will also work outside of the US correctly.

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I'll have to find some time to go through that webinar. I'd still like to have reasonable written documentation though.

When I experimented with Energos a while back, I had similar experiences to Zoomer, had some crazy values for heat loss.

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