Legend for insolation colors

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Legend for insolation colors

Post by lightup123 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:26 pm

Can you add a legend for the insolation colors in kWh/m2/day
and the insolation value for a specific time of day/month. with date/time/kw. This is valuable for overheating analysis.

These number would be great on a printout for documentation.
Thanks,
wolfgang

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Re: Legend for insolation colors

Post by AdamB » Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:37 am

+1

I'll add it to the list. Thanks.
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Re: Legend for insolation colors

Post by AdamB » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:37 pm

Done. It will be in v2.2c
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Re: Legend for insolation colors

Post by lightup123 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:21 am

Please fix kWh/m2/day on the insolation legend
and can you add the date of year to the legend. Then it will be a really useful reference when exporting a still image.

Also any chance to display the momentary insolation wattage for the selected date/hour ?

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Re: Legend for insolation colors

Post by AdamB » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:36 pm

lightup123 wrote:Please fix kWh/m2/day on the insolation legend
Current labelled "kWh/m/day" as the font I use is missing a superscript 2. Is this what you mean?
lightup123 wrote:and can you add the date of year to the legend. Then it will be a really useful reference when exporting a still image.
Also any chance to display the momentary insolation wattage for the selected date/hour ?
I think for a future version of LightUp, we'll add a templated string in the lower right corner.

ie Like the templated save filename LightUp uses (menu Tools->LightUp->Filename template) where you can set any string with keywords such as "%date%" and "%time%" which are auto-replaced, we could do something similar for this.

Then you could format the information you want for your workflow.

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Re: Legend for insolation colors

Post by lightup123 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:16 pm

The templated string is a good solution.

Also any chance to display the momentary insolation wattage for the selected date/hour? Besides the daily insolation I would like to see the momentary insolation in watt/m2 on a window (for example). This will be very helpful for summer overheating analysis/thermal storage calculations. It could be displayed as legend and/or via the alt-click function.

I want to create an automatic report for several times of year and time of day for shading analysis.
Can we get access to a function via ruby script to set the template string, data, time and then start tourtool and export a jpeg file with the legend and template string?

Thanks, for an already great tool.
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Re: Legend for insolation colors

Post by AdamB » Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:47 pm

Grab LightUp v2.3b which fixes the capitalization typos

Also from Ruby, you can set the message that will be displayed in the top right corner by using a Ruby call.

eg
LMapExt.setcornerlabel("Hello World, Hello Trees")

or

LMapExt.setcornerlabel("LightUp Test @ " + Time.new.to_s)

or

LMapExt.setcornerlabel("LightUp: " + Sketchup.active_model.title)
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Re: Legend for insolation colors

Post by lightup123 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:52 am

It still should say kWh/m2/day (if the 2 is missing in superscript then just put in a 2 in standard script)

the ruby function is great.
what is the ruby function to start the tour tool. (to redraw, after setting date/time)
and what is the function to save the screen to a jpg file?

do you have a document with other ruby functions? eg. setting parameters etc.


AlsoThe is an error in V2.3b/c. I select Lux Contours/Insolation/tourtool. When I manually change the date/or time and press the tourtool again (to update the insolation view), then the date slider goes back to middle of october. (so the reference of the calculation day is lost)

It looks like the correct calaculation is done for the correct date and the scale is being updated, but the date slider is always reset to middle of october.

thanks,
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Re: Legend for insolation colors

Post by AdamB » Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:36 pm

lightup123 wrote: what is the ruby function to start the tour tool. (to redraw, after setting date/time)
and what is the function to save the screen to a jpg file?

do you have a document with other ruby functions? eg. setting parameters etc.
LightUp overloads the Ruby Image saving function, so during Tourtool, you can use a script like this:

Sketchup.active_model.active_view.write_image(filename, width,height)

to write an image.
lightup123 wrote: AlsoThe is an error in V2.3b/c. I select Lux Contours/Insolation/tourtool. When I manually change the date/or time and press the tourtool again (to update the insolation view), then the date slider goes back to middle of october. (so the reference of the calculation day is lost)

It looks like the correct calaculation is done for the correct date and the scale is being updated, but the date slider is always reset to middle of october.

thanks,
wolfgang
Sounds like you have a date/time set for a Scene that is being restored by LightUp on exit.
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Re: Legend for insolation colors

Post by lightup123 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:47 pm

2.3g
Please update the legend to show kWH/m2/day ( the 2 is still missing)


The daily and yearly insolation function is great.
Thanks,

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