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Adrien Piro

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  1. Thanks a lot Sylvain for your reply. I completely ignored the concept of material with limited proficiency with Autocad and my igmorance of 3D modelling. I tried to add material to the modules in the DXF file from Helioscope without any success. I also tried converting the objects into different objects such as plane surface, mesh... making sure the same material is applied to them. I have attached the DXF file from Helioscope. If someone has any idea how to import modules into PVsyst from there that would be super helpful. Thanks for your help. Adrien
  2. Hello, In my company we use a variety of different tools to create our layouts: - Helios 3D (AutoCAD based) for advanced layouts - SunDAT (SketchUp based) for conceptual layouts - Helioscope (web based) for conceptual layouts I am quite familiar with importing .h2p files from Helios 3D into PVsyst. This works great. I am also quite familiar with importing .dae and .3ds files (for the shading scene without the PV) from SketchUp into PVsyst. So far what I was doing was to create the shading scene in SketchUp then add the PV in PVsyst which takes extra time and adds some inaccuracy in the module placing. However, I would like to be able to import both (the shading scene as well as the PV). I recently realized that PVsyst offers that option: http://files.pvsyst.com/help/index.html?sketchup.htm which is great. While I was successful with SunDAT after multiple tries I am struggling with Helioscope. With SunDAT I create the layout in SketchUp then export the 3D model to .dae. Then assign the PV in the PVobject tab. I do not find this PV object tab very intuitive as I see no relation in the name of the PVobjects with the ones in my SUnDAT layout. Anyway I know it can work. It is just not very intuitive. If anyone has some tips here, please do share. With Helioscope which is CAD based I have been unsuccessful so far. I strictly followed the tutorial in the PVsyst 6 Help and it does not seem to help. To give more details, here is what I have done: 1) Exported from Helioscope the layout to .dxf file which i saved as a .dwg 2) Converted the module which came as 3D polyline from Helioscope to surface then mesh 3) Exported to .fbx in Autocad 4) Converted from .fbx to .dae with Autodesk FBX Converter x64 2013 5) Import into PVsyst The issue I ran into is that the PVobjects does not even show just as there was nothing in the 3D model that could potentially be interpreted as a module by PVsyst. I spend quite a good amount of time troubleshooting this but but so far was unsuccessful. I even copied and pasted the module from SunDAT into my Helioscope layoiut. Would it be possible to share more information about: - the type of objects (surface, solid, mesh?) PV modules should be in Autocad so that they appear in the PVObjects tab - any type of setting while exporting to .fbx from Autocad FX export dunction - any type of settings while exporting to .dae with Autodesk FBX Converter x64 2013 - any DOs and DONTs when importing a shading scene along with PV modules into PVsyst Thanks a lot for your assistance on this. Best, Adrien
  3. Hello, Does someone know why the Pnom ratio in the System tab is comlpetely off and does not let me pursue the simulation? https://imageshack.com/i/pnYaHcqMj My DC capacity is 13.180 MWp. My AC capacity is 10 MWAC. Hence the DC/AC ratio is 1.31. PVsyst think says the DC/AC ratio is 164.75... As a result I am not able to completethe simulation. If anyone had the same issue and knows how to fix it, please help. Thanks. Adrien
  4. Hello, I have some issues with the soiling table in the final PVsyst report. It does not print correctly as shown on the below picture. Two comments: - This is a PVsyst issue because the issue comes even beforehand printing with the PDF printer while clicking on the "Report" button - I heard the same complaint from colleagues so it seems to be a general issue http://imageshack.com/a/img924/5568/PiKSlR.jpg If you have any clue why this happens please let me know. Adrien
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