DL-Light allows to archive all the results of a
calculation: reports, textures and calculation steps (exported Radiance
model, weather file, ...). This archive can be reloaded on the model, subject
to to use exactly the same model as when calculating. The archive is
contained in a .zip file stored in the project tree in the directory archives.
This feature allows you to save and load the results
of calculation for a model:
to keep a complete archive of all elements of the calculation,
from Radiance files to detailed results,
to quickly reload different variants of a calculation, for example
with different dates or palettes.
to compare two calculations : see Comparison
After a calculation, archive the result using the Archive button.
A window proposes to enter a description for the new archive:
A waiting message is displayed while copying files:
When the copy is complete, the name of the archive is displayed:
Loading an archive
To load an archive, use the Load button.
A window lists the available archives and their description.
Select a file and click on Load:
The loading of the archive updates the parameters of the calculation, the
results and textures.
The archive directory of the current project is selected by default.
To change source directory, click on the path "Folder of archives" and select another location.
It is possible to modify the description of the archive selected