With this new workflow, irradiance maps, jurisdictions, and weather datasets (for irradiance) are now configured per Design. The following are two example use cases on the new location of the Site Model icon although there is much more that can be done:
Site models and system designs are now housed under Designs and you can now create multiple site models within a project. You are able to show your client their house with and without the surrounding trees. Simply make a new design and build your site model with the nearby tree. Then create a new design and copy the previous site model. Now you can delete the tree and make any adjustments you’d like, all the while preserving the original model.
This is also helpful if two people are working on the same project; the sales person wants to go in and do a quick assessment to bring to the client, and the designer comes in to refine the model and system design before making the final sales proposal. Instead of starting from scratch, the designer can take the preliminary model and adjust the model to your company’s standards.