Q: what are system queries for a good performance?
>WINDOWS 7/8/10 Intel i5/5th generation + 4Go RAM are a minimum (16Go the best!)
Q: Does it run with MAC OS X ?
> NO only Windows versions are developed
Q: how can I become a new user for BIMsolar freeware ?
> First of all self-register as a new user on www.bim-solar.com. Then download HERE the software and install it easily on your computer, if possible in administrator mode.
Then activate BIMsolar and stick it into the taskbar
Q: Windows sends me errors while trying to activate BIMsolar
> Update every graphical driver on your machine, restart your computer then launch BIMsolar. If it still does not operate, CONTACT US!
2/ Start with a project
Q: how can I download a project?
> Goto the "File" menu then open an existing BIMsolar project or import a new 3D Model
Q: what kind of formats can I import?
> you can use common 3D compatible formats: skp, ifc, gbxml, idf. They can be exported from the main CAD and BIM solutions today
Q: what must I do start with BIMsolar simulation?
> you first have to geo-reference your project with the Google Map or import a weather file from your personal database. BIMsolar will use the closest weather data to your project location
Q: how do I use these feature?
> In this step you activate BIMsolar ray tracing to simulate solar potential wherever on your model. You will be able to find the best locations for your BAPV/BIPV layouts
Q: what kind of results do I get?
> you get a coloured 3D solarized scene and local value at your mouse position for Irradiance, shadowing, direct reception ratio...