Vip Energy Export exports your Revit project to the energy calculation program Vip Energy.
The function exports to a VUT-file, which may be opened by other applications as well, and allows you to verify the information before exporting, adjust the information as well or add more information on special parameters.
Vip Energy Export has two functions:
Export to VUT file, which is the main entrance to the function and handles the export.
Create VIP-Energy Parameters, which creates all shared parameters the function requires – these are created when you run the export function, but you have the choice to create them separately.
Export to a VUT file
The first tab of the export window is a summary of all elements, grouped by category and orientation. Please note that orientation is based on the angle to true north in your Revit project - so make sure it's correct.
The second tab is grouped by type and this is where you're able to adjust the orientation and the areas of your elements.The changes you make here are saved to the project, in various places:
Export determines if the elements are exported at all, it's a yes/no instance parameter on all the categories below.
Orientation is saved to an instance parameter, CQVIPOrientation.
AreaAdjust is saved to two different parameters, depending on category:
Flors, Roofs, Foundations and Walls save their adjusted areas to an instance parameter, CQVIPAreaAjust.
Doors and Windows save to a type parameter, CQVIPTypeAreaAdjust.
The other parameters exported by the function, such as absortion, deltau etc are mainly type parameters although some exceptions could exist on floors, roofs, walls.
Finally, after clicking Export and saving the file somewhere you will be presented with a report on which elements were exported.
These are the result of using the Create VIP - Energy Parameters function:
Again, these are created when you run the export function, but you have the choice to create them separately.
Please note that these parameters are shared parameters and are as such based on a text file - if you are using an older project the parameter GUID might be different.
To check, run the Create Parameters and afterwards verify that you have not received double parameters.