Monday, January 29, 2007

Trace 700 Weather File Modifications

Topic: Trace 700 ships with a fixed set of weather files that are all installed with the program. Use the following procedure to modify a weather file for a new location.

  • Find a weather file that's close
  • Save as to new file name
  • Edit the file and change if necessary the latitude, longitude and elevation
  • Do not change any of the temperatures
  • In the project weather screen, override the winter & summer design temperatures with the design temperatures for the new location.
  • All hour by hour weather data will be shifted proportionally based on the difference between the design temperatures.
  • Drawback: You have to remember to use the override every time
Note: This is an outline procedure, it will be updated as time permits.

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