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Knowledgebase : Data files, Template and Components
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 usual reason for not being able to find a previously created construction (schedule, material etc) is that it is associated with a particular region but data for that region is being hidden due to settings on the International tab of the program op...
Some DesignBuilder users have reported problems with dsb files becoming corrupted. You may see a message like: "Error loading file Filename _This could be caused by trying to read a file created in a more recent version of the software or because the ...
If you open one of the system components or templates then you will notice that the OK button is disabled (greyed out). This means that any changes you make will not be saved. DesignBuilder prevents you from editing system components and templates but you...
The message that DB was not shut down properly last time is telling you that the file you are trying to open was not closed or saved properly last time it was opened. The usual reasons for this are: - DesignBuilder crashed and the file was not closed or...
Yes. To define a new wall construction (for example) for a model, open the model, click on the components tab in the Navigator panel on the left of the screen, select the category of wall you would like to add and click on the 'Add' toolbar button immedia...
No, though DesignBuilder may combine multiple constructions when generating EnergyPlus roofs, floors and ceilings. See 'Construction location' in the program help for more information on this.
Construction libraries are created from the opening screen by clicking on the "Component libraries" tab. Then click on the + to the left of Constructions to open the list of construction categories and click on the category of construction you w...
No your library component and template data is kept. DesignBuilder stores your templates and component library data in a series of .dat files which you can access from the 'File | Folders | Library data' menu command. These files are retained when the sof...
All templates defined will be available to new and existing models. When you define components from the Opening screen (i.e. when no model is loaded) the data is stored in your component library. The component library will be loaded into new models at the...