Updating the FW indicator

I noticed that eTool reports FW in terms of kg of water. However, this indicator is widely reported on m3, particularly when it comes to certifications and EPDs.

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Project and Structure Level reporting

For large projects involving multiple buildings (such as precinct level projects) it would be very useful to be able to create reports at the structure, or project level. Precinct level projects containing multiple buildings will often only be practical to model using multiple structures or multiple different building models per structure (or a combination of […]

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Organisation Benchmarks

Several organisations would like to have the ability to use one or more certified models as a benchmark for other projects. There are a lot of building types that eTool doesn’t have an appropriate benchmark for, e.g. health care buildings, schools, warehouses, banking institutions, railway stations, aged care residences etc.. Organisations that specialise in these […]

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Reporting Module added to dropdowns

As a user I need to be able to easily attribute components of my LCA to each module. By including the reporting module to the drop downs, like what is available for Water, it will be faster and easier to report.

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Favourite templates

It would be useful to have an area in the templates library (accessible from a design when adding templates), that contain a users’ ‘favourites’ or frequently used templates. If the user is able to assign templates that are used frequently in their work, it would be easier and quicker to identify the templates, allow for […]

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Default template name

It would be useful to have visibility of a template’s default library name once it has been added to a design. Often I will adjust the template name in order to make it identifiable to a specific component of a project. It can then be hard to identify which template was originally added to a […]

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Select multiple functions for reporting OR add ‘Reportable Floor Area’

The current feature where if you select to report only on the ‘Primary’ function, only the GFA of the primary function will be used to calculate GWP/m2GFA is pretty helpful (particularly for Green Star reporting) while still including the impacts of any templates/elements that have been assigned to those supporting functions. However it would be […]

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Add template to all scenario options

As a user there are often times when a material template was missed or added into a design after various scenarios have already been made. Adding a ‘Add template to all design scenarios’ would alleviate the requirement to go through all subsequent design scenarios to add the same template.

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Comment feature

A feature for adding comments to each template to help users identify templates. For instance templates sometimes need to be added (from outside of the Import function) these template can be the same element e.g., Structural Steel Galvanized (m3) it would be very handy to have a comment section to fill out for a given […]

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