Overview of WUFI's Menu Structure
This list contains a description of all menu items.
- New Project
Wipes WUFI's memory clean and starts a new, empty project.
- New Case
- Remove Selected Case
Serves to delete cases which are not needed any more.
Displays the usual 'Open' dialog from which you can open existing project files (which contain the input data and the calculation results, if any).
Displays a list of projects you have previously worked with so that you can easily open them by simply selecting them from this list.
Saves the input data and (after a calculation has been performed) the calculation results to the project file.
- Save As...
Saves the current project under a new name.
(these dialogs are also directly accessible from the project
explorer on the left side of the screen)
- Assembly / Monitor Positions
Here you define the assembly of the building component by specifying the layer sequence and the layer thicknesses as well as the material parameters of the individual layers.
- Orientation / Inclination / Height
This dialog serves to define the orientation, inclination and height of the building component.
- Surface Transfer Coefficients
In this dialog you define the surface transfer coefficients, such as the heat transfer coefficient, the radiation absorptivity, rain reduction factor etc.
- Initial Conditions
The initial temperature and moisture distributions are specified in this dialog (e.g. a dry component or one with trapped construction moisture).
- Calculation Period / Profiles
Here you tell WUFI for which period of time the simulation shall be carried out (e.g. the simulation is to span one year, starting on June 1st).
The options offered by this dialog allow you to control the way the calculation is done.
- Climate: Outdoor (Left Side)
- Climate: Indoor (Right Side)
These dialogs serve to specify the weather acting on the left or right side of the component, respectively.
- Run Calculation
Starts the calculation for the current case, but shows only a progress bar instead of the film.
- Run all Calculations
Starts the calculation for all cases in the project in succession and only shows a progress bar instead of the film.
- Run Calculation with Film
Open this dialog to start the calculation and watch the thermal and hygric processes going on in the component during the simulation (the 'film').
- Input Data Summary / Last Calculation
This dialog displays data sheets with the input data (such as the assembly and the material data) and a summary of the calculation results, formatted for printing.
- Status: Last Calculation
This dialog displays a short summary of the calculation results.
- Result Graphs
This dialog displays the calculation results in the form of graphs showing courses and profiles, formatted for printing.
- View Film
This dialog displays the calculation results in the form of a film showing the thermal and hygric processes in the building component as an animation.
- Measured Data
Here you can specify a file with measured data.
- ASCII Export
Instead of viewing the results with WUFI's graphics dialog, you may also write them to an ASCII file and analyse them on your own.
- Export Film
You can export the film and display it with an external film viewer (in WUFI Pro only).
- Unit System
Switch between SI and IP units.
Tell WUFI which events shall cause a warning.
- Result Data
Exclude the calculated courses/profiles or the film data from being saved in the project file.
- Database Materials
View the material data contained in the materials database or add your own materials.
- Database Constructions
View the constructions contained in the constructions database or add your own constructions.
The on-line help.
Opens the welcome page of the on-line help. You can use the arrows on each page to systematically browse the help topics.
Opens the <A HREF="Contents.htm">contents</A> page of the on-line help.
Opens the keyword list of the on-line help for searching.
- Use Help
Explains how to use the on-line help.
- IBP on the Web
Opens the WUFI homepage in your browser.
- WUFI Forum
Opens the WUFI Forum in your browser.
- About WUFI
Displays information about WUFI, including the version number.