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BOLEHLAH
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Registered: ‎10-12-2010
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Ecotect and Win Air 4

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10-12-2010 09:11 PM

 Hi  Anyone,

 

I want to run the CFD Air Flow Analysis on Ecotect and WinAir 4 and have strictly followed the instruction for the CFD Analysis as per the link below: http://www.proxyarch.com/wiki/index.php?title=Computational_Fluid_Dynamics. I have changed my clock to 2006

 

Unfortunately, there was an error in  running WinAir 4.

 

I cant even install NIST FDS on my desktop as well as there was an error in running the app.

 

Can anyone in Autodesk please advice if Ecotect does actually allow CFD analysis to be done. This is because i quite dissapointed with all the hype about Ecotect when it doing not much more than Solar analysis. HELP please. Got a presentation in 2 days time.

 

Thanks

Daniel.

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jon.gardzelewski
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Registered: ‎08-31-2010
Message 2 of 14 (8,957 Views)

Re: Ecotect and Win Air 4

10-14-2010 04:19 PM in reply to: BOLEHLAH

You need to install the program to c:\WinAir\winAIR4.exe, and you need full permissions to access and write to your C drive.  Also, save the export and "output" files in this location.

 

Does that fix it?

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lmpourik
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Registered: ‎03-08-2011
Message 3 of 14 (8,126 Views)

Ecotect and Win Air 4

03-08-2011 04:43 PM in reply to: BOLEHLAH

I am trying to find the WinAIR 4 but I cannot. There is no reference in the CRiBE website...

Do you know from where I could buy or download it?

Is it free?

Thank you a lot!

Leonidas

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lmpourik
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Message 4 of 14 (8,126 Views)

Re: Ecotect and Win Air 4

03-08-2011 05:09 PM in reply to: lmpourik

A, sorry for bothering you, I have missed before the part with the clock setting...I will try again according to 

the link in the first post.

Thank you anyway!

 

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Boesselmann
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Registered: ‎01-16-2011
Message 5 of 14 (8,122 Views)

Re: Ecotect and Win Air 4

03-08-2011 07:00 PM in reply to: lmpourik

I have contacte the Cardiff university, which developed the programe, asking where to download it. The answer:

 

Unfortunately, this is an educational tool which we have developed internally and at the moment there is no external licence.

We are hoping to market it externally but this won't be in the near future

 

I am now using a trial version of Design Builder to run CFD simulations. It looks very good.

best regards

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borikg
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Registered: ‎03-24-2011
Message 6 of 14 (7,886 Views)

Re: Ecotect and Win Air 4

04-03-2011 12:48 PM in reply to: jon.gardzelewski

what is WinAir 4? is it database of winds or software for wind analysis?

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Boesselmann
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Registered: ‎01-16-2011
Message 7 of 14 (7,830 Views)

Re: Ecotect and Win Air 4

04-07-2011 01:19 AM in reply to: borikg

..its a software for windanalysis

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T1001010
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Registered: ‎04-23-2011
Message 8 of 14 (7,685 Views)

Re: Ecotect and Win Air 4

04-23-2011 04:23 AM in reply to: BOLEHLAH

Hi bolehlah,

 

how do you fix the error? 

I have the same error "Problem in initialization please see screen"

 

thx

T

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BOLEHLAH
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Registered: ‎10-12-2010
Message 9 of 14 (7,651 Views)

Re: Ecotect and Win Air 4

04-25-2011 06:34 PM in reply to: T1001010

Hi T,

 

To fix the message, uncheck auto start  Win Air 4  export to Win Air 4 . In WinAir 4. under File, Load Geometry and Load Control. it will be able to run. Remember to turn back the clock to 2006

 

Let me know if there an issue with it.

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Boesselmann
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎01-16-2011
Message 10 of 14 (7,646 Views)

Re: Ecotect and Win Air 4

04-25-2011 06:52 PM in reply to: BOLEHLAH

Dear Boleah, jon gardzelewski, Impourik, T10001010

could anyone of you please tell us other where to download WIn Air 4. You are obviously using the programe.

As it is easter you can make a little riddle out of it, if you like . your information would be really aprechiatet not only by me

 

regards

Christian

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