When performing an energy analysis on a conceptual model, you can change the space types and condition types assigned to one or more selected zones.
Open a view that displays the conceptual mass model.
On the ribbon, click Show Mass Zones and Shades.
Where is it?
Massing & Site tabConceptual Mass panelShow Mass Zones and Shades
Architect & Site tabConceptual Mass panelShow Mass Zones and Shades
Architect tabConceptual Mass panelShow Mass Zones and Shades
Select one or more zones.
TipPlace the cursor over the edge of the desired zone, press Tab one or more times until the desired zone is highlighted, and click to select it. To select multiple zones, press and hold Ctrl while selecting individual zones.
marcinThu Apr 5, 2012 2:12 amThe questions below appeared when I tried to create a custom "core" zone from a mass form in Revit Architecture. I had no idea how to make such zone a "core" space, because a "core" space and "normal" space if created with Automatic Zoning have identical properties. So:
1. What is the difference between "core" space and "normal" space if created with Automatic Zoning. The properties of those spaces are identical.
2. When the Space Type of a selected Mass Zone is set to (not overridden), where are the parameters of this space taken from? And what are those parameters?
3. What is the exact workflow to designate a custom modelled Mass Zone to be a "core" space as understood by Revit when it creates an Energy Model with Automatic Zoning.
lillian.smithFri Apr 6, 2012 12:16 pm1. There is just one kind of zone. The only distinction is how they are automatically created - we divide up the perimeter zones and make one big zone on the interior. This has to do with the fact that the perimeter has exposure to more orientations and outside air effects.
2. When a Space Type is set to it uses the settings from the building type that is set in Energy Settings. To see the settings for Building Types go here http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Vasari/enu/TP25/Help/0521-Analyze_521/0620-Conceptu620/0663-Referenc663/0664-Building664 and for Space Types here: http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Vasari/enu/TP25/Help/0521-Analyze_521/0620-Conceptu620/0663-Referenc663/0668-Space_Ty668
3. Again the only difference in an inside zone is that it has all interior walls surrounding it. This will happen regardless of whether it is auto or manually created.
Please let us know if you have any additional questions.