Make sure you have the following before getting started:
- Make sure you have at least IDA ICE 4.8 SP1 installed. We recommend Service Pack 2.
- One Click LCA account and license with Business features to be able to import data
How do you set up the IDA ICE Integration?
Where can I download it?
Download the extension from the attachments 'OCL for IDA ICE 4.8 SP2' (can be found at the bottom of the page)
How do I install it?
Double click the downloaded file and it will start installing. The installer finishes without notice once the installation is accepted.
How do you use the IDA ICE Integration?
Step 1: Open an IDA-ICE model
Open IDA-ICE and open the model you wish to use. To see what materials are defined for the different construction layers, follow these steps:
- In ‘General’ view, in the Zones list, choose one of the zones and choose ‘Open’.
- In the zone, in ‘Surfaces’ list, choose a surface and choose ‘Open’. Open the ‘Advanced’ tab.
- Click the rightward arrow next to any of the constructions, and choose ‘Open’.
- Review and edit the material layers as necessary.
Step 2: Exporting the data from the model
Choose ‘Tools’ and from there, ‘One Click LCA export’.
Step 3: Choose the relevant export option and send the data to One Click LCA
Select the relevant options, then click on 'Send to One Click LCA'
Parsing and sending the data to the One Click LCA server may take some time, depending on the complexity of the model. During this time the user interface is not usable for other activity. During the data preparation, an Excel file containing resulting data briefly appears and disappears. This does not require any action from the user.
Step 4: Log in to One Click LCA
If you are not logged in to One Click LCA yet, it will ask you to login.
Step 5: Follow general import guidance
Click on the link here to find the article on the import process in One Click LCA
How windows are handled
The workflow relates to how IDA ICE exports windows:
- Only materials that are defined are exported and in the level of detail at which they are defined.
- All windows are exported in two parts:
- The first part is the glazing, which the end-user has to map to the correct amount of glass layers. This process works the same way for the detailed windows as well as the simplified windows.
- The second part is the window frame. The window frame has to be mapped to the specific type of material depending on the type of the window.