This 12-part walkthrough will give you all the tools you need to get up and running in HVAKR.
Part 1: Creating A New Project
Previews the project library, sharing projects with others,creating a new project, and populating the project's general information page.
Part 2: Weather
Demonstrates how to specify the project's weather conditions.
Part 3: Building Data
Walks through populating the building envelope tables, which are used to define the wall, window, roof, and slab types present on the project.
Part 4: Space Criteria
Walks through populating the space criteria tables, which are used to define the indoor setpoints, ventilation and exhaust rates, interior loads, and other parameters for varying space types on the project.
Part 5: Sheet Library and Importing Plans
Demonstrates how to upload floorplans and place them onto the project canvas.
Part 6: Space Creation
Goes through the process of taking off spaces, defining the space type, providing other space data inputs, and making space-specific edits.
Part 7: Walls and Windows
Shows how to model the building envelope by adding exterior walls and windows.
Part 8: Zones and Systems
Demonstrates how to create a zone and assign spaces, then how to create a system and assign zones.
Part 9: System Configuration
Explains the system configuration process and how to set up the project for various HVAC systems.
Part 10: Air Balancing
Previews the Air Balancing step and how to use it for airflow analysis and CFM tuning.
Part 11: Load Summary and Reports
Walks through the heating and cooling load results, creating formal PDF reports, and some techniques for analyzing loads
Part 12: Dry Side Design
Gives a brief overview of the dry side feature, where users can layout registers, equipment, and ductwork. Dry side design is currently in its beta stage; expected to be released at the end of 2023.