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Drawing Dormer Windows

Windows which project from a pitched roof can be drawn without difficulty in the Tas 3D modeller. This short guide shows how to achieve this on five example models, using a methodical approach and knowledge of the “intersect planes” tool. It is recommended that users should be familiar with different techniques for drawing roofs before

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Rhino to Tas: How to with Honeybee

Creating Tas models with Rhino & Honeybee Rhinoceros, otherwise known as Rhino3D, is a freeform surface modeller that is gaining popularity amongst energy modellers and architects for its ease of use in creating complex geometries. Not only that, but Rhino has a diverse range of plugins which make it possible to perform building energy analysis

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Ben Abel shares how Hilson Moran use the Tas API

Ben Abel shares how Hilson Moran use the Tas API Ben Abel is a Director and Head of Research and Development at Hilson Moran, and we recently spoke to him to learn how Hilson Moran use the Tas Application Programming Interface to be one of the most advanced cutting edge designers of the built environment. Hilson Moran have

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Drawing Roofs

There are many options for drawing roofs in the Tas3D modeller. This short guide explains when each option may be the best choice and clears up some common questions. Option 1: Set Wall HeightPros: A very quick solution for simple sloped roofs with a level ridge.Cons: Unsuitable for any other type of roof. Option 2:

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Overview of a 90.1 Appendix G Project in Tas

This blog post gives a brief overview of the methods recommended in Tas to carry out an ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G analysis. Please note that the emphasis here is on the Tas methods, rather than interpretation of the regulations; as Tas files allow editing, a wide range of different interpretations can be allowed for. Moreover,

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Approved Document O

Approved Document O, commonly referred to as “Part O”, relates to assessing overheating in domestic properties and came into force on the 15th June 2022. Its purpose is to reduce the occurence of high indoor temperatures to protect the health and welfare of occupants.

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