Using an XML BSDF File to Define a Complex System
Monday, March 10, 2014
It is now possible to create a BSDF XML file that can be used in WINDOW to model a complex system.
BSDF XML Format
There are several full XML BSDF files that are installed with WINDOW 7. They are found in the XML file in the program user directory:
The format of these files can be obtained by viewing one of them in either an XML viewer or a text file viewer. You will see the elements and attributes of the file. Here is a link to 2011-SA1.zip, which contains 2011-SA1.xml, shown below, which represents a Woven Shade.
Create a Shading Layer to reference the XML BSDF file
The Shading Layer Library is where these XML BSDF files are referenced.
Make a new record in the Shading Layer Library, as follows:
- Type: Set Type = Shade with XML data
- Browse: Use the Browse button to browse to the BSDF XML file
- Characteristics will automatically be created: If the XML BSDF file is properly created, the program can read it and fill out the feedback fields
Create a Glazing System
You can now create a glazing system using this shading layer. It must have at least one glass layer with it.