2009-08-1105:44 PM - last edited on 2023-05-1110:24 AM by Noemi Balogh
I built a very simple model to test EcoDesigner, running ArchiCAD in demo mode. However, when I click 'Start Evaluation' nothing happens! Is this a limitation of the demo mode?
Edit: A little more than 'nothing' happens. I see a progress window that says "Energy balance simulation in progress... Please wait..." Then it goes back to the EcoDesigner window without displaying any results from the evaluation.
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I unplugged my WIBU key so that both AC 12 and ED are running in demo mode.
I am unable to assign alternative U values to fills, but am able to get a model that will evaluate by assigning cut fills to elements that correspond to fills in the ED database that have U values.
Once that is done, the Start Evaluation button is enabled, and clicking it gives me a report, after a brief pause. Perhaps your building is really complicated. See if you can get the demo to do something with just a 4-wall box.
Model Review comes up - but you are unable to reassign surface functions in the demo.
The report that displays has a diagonal stamp through it that says "Demo version. Save, copy and teamwork functions are disabled."
So, basically, it gives you a way of seeing what all of the dialogs look like, but not really doing much.
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