DAYSIM Header File

Below you will find an example DAYSIM header file. Keywords are written in red and can be added to the file in any order.

#############################
# Example DAYSIM header file
#############################
project_name         DaysimExample
project_directory    C:\Example\
bin_directory        C:\Daysim\bin\
tmp_directory        C:\Example\tmp\
Template_File        C:\Daysim\template\DefaultTemplate.htm

###################
# site information
###################
place               BostonLogan
latitude             42.37
longitude            71.02
time_zone            75
site_elevation       6.0
time_step            60
wea_data_short_file  USA_MA_Boston-Logan.Intl.wea
wea_data_short_file_units 1
lower_direct_threshold    2
lower_diffuse_threshold   2
output_units             2

sensor_file_unit          0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 

#######################
# building information
#######################
material_file         DaysimExample_material.rad
geometry_file         DaysimExample_geometry.rad
radiance_source_files 2, C:\Example\material.rad, C:\Example\geometry.rad
sensor_file           DaysimExample.pts
viewpoint_file        DaysimExample.vf
AdaptiveZoneApplies   0
dgp_image_x_size      500
dgp_image_y_size      500

#################################
# Radiance simulation parameters
#################################
ab 2
ad 1500
as 20
ar 300
aa 0.05
lr 6
st 0.1500
sj 1.0000
lw 0.0040000
dj 0.0000
ds 0.200
dr 2
dp 512

#############################
# dynamic simulation options
##############################

===================
= user description
===================
occupancy 5 8to6withDST.60min.occ.csv
minimum_illuminance_level 300
daylight_savings_time 1


==========================
= shading control system
==========================
shading -1
    DaysimExample.dc DaysimExample.ill
   shading_group_1
       2
       ManualControl C:\DIVA\Daylight\blank.rad
       BlindsPartiallyClosed.rad BlindsPartiallyClosed.dc BlindsPartiallyClosed.ill
       BlindsFullyClosed.rad BlindsFullyClosed.dc BlindsFullyClosed.ill


==========================
= electric lighting system
==========================
electric_lighting_system 2
   4 manual_dimming    100 1 0.0 20 300
   1 manual_control    200 1

sensor_file_info 0 0 LG1 0 0 0 0 0 BG1 0 BG1,LG2 LG2 0 0 LG2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 


######################
# daylighting results
######################
daylight_autonomy_active_RGB DaysimExample_autonomy.DA
electric_lighting DaysimExample_electriclighting.htm
direct_sunlight_file DaysimExample.dir
thermal_simulation DaysimExample_intgain.csv

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