Daylight

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An easy to use daylighting program. Daylight program calculates the daylight factor distribution in a room at the workplane. User interface is similar to a CAD program allowing user to resize and move windows with mouse. Window and wall properties can be changed and average DF and UxA values are automatically calculated. It should not take more than one minute to become proficient in using the Daylight program. Screen Shots

Keywords

daylighting, daylight factor

Validation/Testing

None.

Expertise Required

None.

Users

Web download, new tool.

Audience

Educators, students and anyone else that wants to understand how windows relate to daylight.

Input

Program starts with a wall and a window. The user may have up to three windows in the wall. Windows are resized and repositioned by using a mouse.

Output

Graphical output of daylight distribution at workplane.

Computer Platform

Windows and Mac OS/X

Programming Language

Real Basic

Strengths

Easy to use.

Weaknesses

Only calculates values for a uniform sky. Still in beta stage.

Contact

Company:

ArchiPhysics

Address:

United States

E-mail:

troy@archiphysics.com

Website:

http://www.archiphysics.com

Availability

Free, download at web site.