Weather File Installation Options

Last Updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Software/Versions Affected:

The installation package (RESFEN5Setup.exe) dated 08/26/05 contains weather files for the United States, Canada and China. During installation, if you select the "Typical" Setup Type, the program will only install the United States weather files.

If you select the "Custom" Setup Type, the program will display a screen which gives you the option of installing several different sets of weather files, as shown below:

Databases that go with those weather files that are part of the installation set:

  • RESFEN5.mdb and RESFEN5USCities.mdb — Both have references to United States locations, so those weather files must be installed to use this database
  • RESFEN5-Canada.mdb — Has references to Canadian locations, so those weather files must be installed to use this database. This database has one run for each location for single and double glazing. The results can be viewed in the Results Library. The runs were done using US MEC packages for each location, so to reflect true Canadian construction practices, it may be desirable to change the locations to more realistic Canadian packages. The records in the Location Library for the Canadian locations are not protected, and so can be easily edited.