You now have the choice to run Energy analysis, Daylighting analysis, or both at the same time.
Previously, in the Sefaira Plugin, Energy and Daylighting analyses would always run at the same time. So, if you hit "Update", two analysis runs would initiate.
That was perfect if you were interested in both of these dimensions of performance. It was less than perfect if you only needed to assess one dimension.
Separating the analysis modes ensures neither is unnecessarily constrained by the other.
Energy and Daylighting analyses are subject to different technical constraints. For example, EnergyPlus analysis lags when shading planes exceed 500. Daylighting analysis, however, can handle 500+ shading planes with ease. Decoupling the analyses ensures your Daylighting studies are not constrained by unrelated technical limits.
This change, combined with the recently-delivered deliberate analysis, improves overall stability and presents valuable opportunities for further improvement.
It also results in the removal of the History tab, a feature that was tied to a combined Energy and Daylighting analysis run. Much like the removal of Daylight Response Efficiency, this was done primarily to support new functionality, stability, and our move to EnergyPlus.
If you have any questions or concerns related to this new development, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.