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Author : David Pierce
Jul 5th 2022
Dave's Top Tip: Weather Files & Part L 2021

Dave's "Top Tip" 12 With the release of Part L2 2021 Building Regulations, many building modellers are raising questions over which weather files to use. My Weather Files folder...

Apr 5th 2022
Dave's Top Tip: What tools are you using for early design stage analysis?

Dave’s "Top Tip" 11 The benefits of using IESVE at the detailed design stage are well documented, but the biggest impact on any project is at the earliest stages. Yes, there’s...

Nov 11th 2020
Dave's Top Tip: Develop your MEP design by exporting your IESVE Loads to MagiCAD

Dave's "Top Tip" 10 Did you know you can export your Loads from IESVE direct to MagiCAD to develop your MEP Design? With literarally thousands of software options to choose...

Jul 28th 2020
Dave's Top Tip: Zoning your models

Dave's "Top Tip" 9 Load tracking, stratification, heat gains, conduction, inter zonal air movements, plant specification or sizing, control strategy, computation...

Jun 9th 2020
Dave's Top Tip: Functions Within VistaPro - Part 2

Dave's "Top Tip" 8 Following on from my previous Top Tip release; in which I looked at VistaPro, I am going to continue the theme and review a few more underused aspects...

Apr 27th 2020
Dave's Top Tip: Functions Within VistaPro - Part 1

Dave's "top tip" 7 With each of my Top Tips release, I ask you - the readers, to let me know if there are any areas of which you would like to see featured as a top...

Feb 14th 2020
Dave's Top Tip: Favourite RadianceIES features

Dave's "top tip" 6  Have you been keeping an eye on the changes integrated into RadianceIES? My favourite updates are: Dynamic analysis Increase in lighting control...

Jan 7th 2020
Dave's Top Tip: Custom Variables within VistaPro

Dave’s “top tip” 5 By using custom variables within VistaPro you can define your own particular result output. Let’s say VisaPro does not give you the exact combination of...

Jul 23rd 2019
Dave's Top Tip: Enable Parallel Simulations

Dave’s “top tip” 2 By enabling the use of Parallel processing, Apache can run your calculations up to 85% faster. Using the serial method all calculations would be complete using...

May 15th 2019
Dave's Top Tip: Gain two extra reports with the Compliance Navigator

Dave’s “top tip” 1 IES offer workflow navigators that boost your productivity when working with the VE. These navigators provide a detailed step-by-step structured workflow of...