I was keen to check in on the workflow differences between adding HB shades through the HB Add Shade component vs just adding them at the final step directly to the model.
I’m working on a fairly complex model and was getting puzzled as to why the analysis was taking so long, and after a while of testing tried moving my shades, which had been added via HB Add shade, over to the shades input of the model.
The results were dramatic. The model went from being a 5-10min analysis, down to around 25 seconds.
I’d love to clarify if possible the reasoning behind this, not wanting to misinterpret results or potentially have an incorrect workflow.
My first guess is that HB Add Shades applies all of the connected shades in the model individually to each room. So in this case I had 3 rooms, which all would have duplicate shades models being brought into the model, effectively tripling the amount of shades. Is this correct?
Is there any benifit to adding shades via the HB Add shade component? Or vice versa, is there any potential issues with adding all of the shades only at the end via the HB model component?