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With the V5 release we now have a new process for activating student licences. The activation code shown on the order is now the code that should be used to activate all of the licences, i.e. code 12345678 needs to be activated by all students. The old...
PLEASE NOTE: ONLY TO BE USED FOR DESIGNBUILDER VERSION 4 SOFTWARE Please note that by following these instructions you will also delete your Component, Template and Weather data libraries. To avoid this you should export your libraries before removing De...
DesignBuilder supports compatibility, i.e. new versions of the software can successfully read in files last saved in older versions. However it does not support forward compatibility, i.e. older versions of the software cannot read in files last saved in ...
The simplification of guidance (paragraph 4.08 Issue 7 NDEPC Conventions) from the NDEPC Conventions Group has instigated a review of our guidance on this. The guidance here is intended to provide improved modelling but does not replace the guidance given...
The advice in the article is for meeting the following extract of convention 6.06. There is separate advice for SBEM and DSM _Where the DHW serves multiple buildings, the losses should be apportioned between those buildings based on floor area.__If the l...
When using calculated natural ventilation with very large airflow openings (relative to the size of the rest of the zone) an EnergyPlus error can occur: "Too many iterations (SOLVZP) in Airflow Network simulation" This is caused by EnergyPlus failing ...
* Download the required version of DesignBuilder from the DOWNLOAD [HTTP://WWW.DESIGNBUILDER.CO.UK/DOWNLOAD/] area on our website. * Install the download by double clicking on the downloaded Setup exe file. * Run DesignBuilder and open the Licence M...
Remote license deactivation is not supported by DesignBuilder. DesignBuilder v5 single user license deactivation can only be executed from within DESIGNBUILDER’S LICENCE MANAGER dialog (HELP->LICENCE) by selecting the activation code to be deactivated o...
First to define the system. Concrete core heating/cooling (often also called "concrete core activation"), is where warm/cool air is passed through holes within concrete slabs to heat the building fabric directly, before supplying the air into the occup...
These instructions apply to DesignBuilder v5 software. Later versions may not need the steps outlined here. SBEM produces two types of Data Reflection Report. These are presented and formatted differently:     1. PDF format: this is the later format and ...
At the beginning of 2017 the security certificate for SBEM v3.5b expired so any communication between SBEM and the registry gets rejected. BRE released a patch for SBEM that addresses this issue. INSTALLATION NOTES FOR SBEM V3.5B PATCH: 1. Download the...
Please note that by following these instructions you will also delete your Component, Template and Weather data libraries. To avoid this you should export your libraries before removing DesignBuilder using the File > Export > Library data menu command fro...
REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVER COMPUTERS The server will need RLM v11 [https://designbuilder.co.uk/download/software/server-software] that allows DesignBuilder license to run on all Windows platforms (compiled for 32 bit but will run on 64 bit systems) and on ...
If you come across screen size resolution issues (e.g. text much too small) while running DesignBuilder on a Microsoft Surface Pro laptop, or on a machine with a high resolution screen, then you may need to change DesignBuilder compatibility settings foll...
These instructions apply to DesignBuilder version 5. A Section 6 2002 calculation is part of the assessment process for identifying if a building requires a Section 63 analysis and is performed during the EPC calculation. The status of the check BER < ...
If you experience problems with your login at Designbuilder Support Desk page then you may need to clear your browser cache and browsing data. To clear your cache, press Ctrl + Shift + Delete, select options to clear browsing data, restart your browser....
The message is generated because CIBSE weather files are not freely provided by DesignBuilder like other weather files. They must be purchased from the CIBSE website and then copied to DesignBuilder's weather folder. If buying the file is not an option ...
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