How-Tos

Workflow questions and how to guides

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38 articles in this collection
Written by Daniel Chopson, Damini Ganesh, Sandeep Ahuja and 3 others

Workflow for ARCHICAD to cove.tool

Is there an ArchiCAD plugin? Here's how to import your geometry.
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Written by Jonathan Essary
Updated over a week ago

Ideal modeling workflow of Revit Curtain Walls for exporting to cove.tool

Modeling prep for curtain walls with the Revit Plugin for both Windows and Exterior Walls layers.
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Written by Jonathan Essary
Updated over a week ago

Navigating 3D Mode in cove.tool

How do I use the Daylight and Site Context Feature?
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Energy Modeling for Historic Buildings

Modeling buildings built before the 2000s
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

How to model Chilled Beams in Cove.tool?

Chilled Beams
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Renovating a House on a Budget

This article describes the process of renovation/ existing building modeling
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

How can I model my geometry in cove.tool without any plugins

Using the Manual Mode
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Written by Sandeep Ahuja
Updated over a week ago

Rhino/Grasshopper Plugin (v.2.0.2) Workflow for 3D Mode and Daylight

Rhino, Grasshopper, Plug-in, import, daylight, energy, troubleshooting
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Comparison of Different Mechanical Systems using Cove.tool in Early Stages of Design

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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Revit Plugin (v.2.1.0) Workflow for 3D Mode and Daylight

Video and Written Tutorial for Revit Plugin v.2.1.0
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

How to export building geometry for a multi-use project with the Rhino/Grasshopper Plug-in?

Video Tutorial for multi-use project in Rhino
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

How to log LEED’s Integrative Process credit using cove.tool

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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Façade Optimization made Simple with Parametric Automation

Façade Design
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Written by Sandeep Ahuja
Updated over a week ago

Using Revit Linked Models with cove.tool Plugin

FAQ: How to export geometry to cove.tool for linked models in Revit
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

How and What to Prepare for a Bi-Weekly Check-in?

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Written by Sandeep Ahuja
Updated over a week ago

Shadow Studies and cove.tool

Solar Access to Self Shading
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Lock Feature

How to save / lock a cove.tool project?
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

When your custom engineering inputs create an error

How to troubleshoot your project
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Written by Sandeep Ahuja
Updated over a week ago

How to vary the Glazing Percentage

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Written by Sandeep Ahuja
Updated over a week ago

Using the cove.tool REST API

Using the cove.tool REST API to upload geometry and get the EUI breakdown
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Written by Daniel Chopson
Updated this week

Georgia Tech Campus Center

A cove.tool case study
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

5 Ways to Discuss Building Performance at your Next Project Pursuit

Cove.tool Article Series: #01
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

How to test Facade Options

You can easily test façade shading strategies using cove.tool.
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Written by Sandeep Ahuja
Updated over a week ago

Energy Efficient Classroom using cove.tool

A cove.tool case study
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Comparing Different Window Types

Instructions to compare window options in cove.tool
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

How do I change Units?

The simple toggle button can be used to toggle between Metric and IP units.
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Written by Sandeep Ahuja
Updated over a week ago

Energy Efficient Lab Building using cove.tool

A cove.tool case study
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Comparing Different Wall Types

Instructions to Add and Compare Walls Types
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

5 Things for an AIA 2030 Ready Office Building

Cove.tool Article Series, #03
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

5 Things to Look for in a High Performance Facade

Cove.tool Article Series: #02
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

How can I model window shading devices using cove.tool?

You can enter easily from the Façade Analysis screen
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Written by Sandeep Ahuja
Updated over a week ago

Testing Fins vs Overhangs

How to compare Shading Strategies in cove.tool
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

How do I select the building type?

You select it easily from the building icons.
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Written by Sandeep Ahuja
Updated over a week ago

How to select Engineering Mode in cove.tool?

Cove.tool allows you to easily select your role and mode on each project. This can be changed as many times as needed on any given project.
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Written by Sandeep Ahuja
Updated over a week ago

How to Select Architect Mode in cove.tool?

Cove.tool allows you to easily select your role and mode on each project. This can be changed as many times as needed on any given project.
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Written by Sandeep Ahuja
Updated over a week ago

How to make a cove.tool account?

Clicking on “Sign Up Now” will take you to the sign up page below where you can enter your email to create a username and password.
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Written by Sandeep Ahuja
Updated over a week ago

Managing Users and Project Access

Steps for adding and removing users.
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Written by Damini Ganesh
Updated over a week ago

Façade Analysis with cove.tool

This video shows a walk through of using cove.tool for Façade Optimization.
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Written by Sandeep Ahuja
Updated over a week ago