laszlonagy wrote:upintheclouds wrote:As far as I remember GS has communicated here on this Forum that they intend to further develop EcoDesigner.
The fact that ED doesn't calculate shading from the model is for me a big let down. Anyone wanting to do any serious "eco design" will be seriously handicapped especially if trying anything involving passive design ideas.
I have the impression that ED is in fact VIP Energy Lite and that in order to do a proper energy analysis one needs to buy a copy of VIP Energy.
As usual with Graphisoft, they don't communicate what their intentions are with ED, so we don't know if it a product that will continue to be developed to include shading, passive house design in the future. This is VERY frustrating!
But normally software developers do not give promises as to what will be included in future releases.
This is the original thread about ED's release:
Here is where I summarize the info I got from GS about ED:
but it would require that someone from GS or StruSoft explain the thermal bridge coefficient very precisely I think?Karl - my best guess is that this is just a reduction coefficient for framing members. In the old days, we used to use percentages to adjust for framing vs. insulation values. That's what most analysis software does, when you select 16" or 24" framing - it is just adjusting that coefficient - it isn't really modelling heatflow through actual wood - unless you are using something far out like TRYNSYS, etc. So R22 Roxul is really more like R18 at the end of the day... bust a simple page of 'assumptions' like this would make it much clearer to the user.