The interface was designed so that a non-expert user can easily describe all the room parameters.
This very fluid interface is particularly suitable for sporadic use (no need to use the software every day to know how to use it).
However, the use of all the features (lighting and thermal) assumes that the user has a minimum educational background regarding building behavior.
DIAL+ is very adapted to the optimization stage of the design process.
Its speed and simplicity allow to realize very quickly parametric studies and compare the different variants of a given facade.
DIAL+ can thus be used either by engineers and architects.
It is also well suited for educational purposes.
The software includes an internal modeler that allows to describe all the required parameters of a given room.
It is possible to import meteo-data from a given location.
The Cooling module allows to produce reports that include the following results:
- Heating & Cooling demand
- Overheating hours (EN 15251, SIA 180)
- Indoor temperature profiles
- Solar gains profiles
- Internal gains profiles
- Air flow profiles
- Shading analysis (sunshine factor, viewed sky fraction)
- Sunpath diagrams including outdoor obstructions
Ability to consider all the energy loads of a given room (e.g. heating, cooling, ventilation & lighting).