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Archicad 26 OOTB Energy Evaluation & EcoDesigner Star SSA Forward, what’s the difference?

mthd
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Hi, I am new to BEM. Can someone please tell me the difference between the Energy Evaluation toolset and the EcoDesigner Star SSA Forward that is supposed to be OOTB from AC26 on ?

 

BEM = Building Energy Model.

 

OOTB = Out Of the Box.

 

My region is Australia.

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Laszlo Nagy
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Check out this article:

 

https://community.graphisoft.com/t5/Project-data-BIM/EcoDesigner-STAR/ta-p/304044

 

Towards the end of the article you will find the section titled

Energy Evaluation and EcoDesigner STAR features compared

This is where you will see the differences between the two solutions in table form. Here is also a screenshot of the table 

 

EnergyEvaluationvsEcoDesignerStar.png

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Thanks, so how would I be able to tell if it was activate in AC26 or later from the menu ?
I do have SSA forward and I can find the energy evaluation tools from the menu. I am in Australia, do I need to contact Central Innovations ?

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Laszlo Nagy
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Yes, maybe contacting them would be the thing to do. 

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