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Mr.Comfy is freeware, but not free software. Personal, educational and professional use is allowed- with the kind request that if you end up using it regularly in your work, I would like to network with you and be made aware of projects supported by the software. Nice to meet you, I’m Max.

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mrcomfy_0.21_SamplePack.zip

Includes pre-wired *.gh definition, Cupertino sample building, EnergyPlus results files, low spatial resolution Daysim results files.

Unpack and open *.3dm & *.gh, reference *.eio/*.csv. Surfaces are pre-referenced for sample file.
Reference *.pts/*.ill for daylight co-display.

Set daylight mode switch to any “on” state (unless you only visualize daylight, then pick “daylight only”).
Note: due to the large data volume, daylight co-mapping is not as fast as thermal display.

Consult the Input Glossary for a quick description of GUI elements.
A discussion of the sample building & additional data sets are on the Example files & data sets page.

mrcomfy_0.21.gh

Grasshopper definition only, pre-wired with GUI elements
Mr.Comfy is not distributed as a GH user object to retain the set inputs, described in the user guide.

Reference your own *.eio and *.csv, wait for parse to run successfully.
Select & pick display surfaces through input zone indices panel & surface component(s).
Specify report variable and set custom schedule and report ranges.

For daylight co-mapping,  select your own *.pts and *.ill, enable daylight mode switch.

Known issues

Daylight mapping is not as fast as thermal visualization; this is because the data sets are potentially very large (8760 values per sensor, of which there might be thousands). I recommend you use fewer nodes in simulations- something the tool is good at displaying in a nice fashion – and interrupt daylight display through the toggle when scrolling through time ranges and display performance deteriorates. Grasshopper can choke on large display pipeline updates, which is not something I can fix on my end- be gentle with the sliders and give the display time to refresh, and you should be fine.

Building-wide meter variables are currently not supported in Mr.Comfy; fabric data is not parsed, either, and should not be included in *.csv files- only regular report variables.

Also currently, the custom visualization input range slider does *not* wrap around. That’s probably not a big limitation, but I might fix it at some point.

changelog

0.21 06/18/2014
- added user custom thermal report variable mapping expressions
- added single condition check quick frequency mode
- daylight display & referencing now independent of thermal data availability
- builtin natural logarithm daylight display range remapping
- Mr.Comfy component performance boost (independent of no. of variables)
- updated quick converts (Wh to kWh, J to Wh, J to kWh)
- improved startup behaviour
- several bug fixes (e.g. in report time range display output)
- updated DIVA/viper parser to work with daylight co-mapping
- updated documentation & input glossary

0.2 01/31/2014
- added daylight co-mapping components; updated GUI & labeling
- latest GHPython & Grasshopper compatibility checks, updated GH components

0.19 11/12/2013
– hourly/daily/monthly input ranges made to wrap, enabling e.g. all-winter selection in one go

0.18 10/24/2013
– parser rewrite to support conditioned/non-conditioned zone mix with energy use variables

0.17 10/21/2013
– added conditional percentage reporting mode
– decluttered parsing data handover
– processing speed increase

0.16 10/08/2013
- added normalisation & unit conversion
– fixed erroneous custom bounds schedule inclusion
– improved processing & parsing speed