Main users can now set up Quick Start Templates from their Company account, allowing for either default settings to be used for all projects, or multiple template options for different project types. Created templates can then be selected by all license users when creating a new project.
Setting Up Your Quick Start Templates
Once you have created a Company account, you can create and manage your templates in the 'Quick start templates' tab of your account.
To create a new template, click 'Add'.
You will need to provide some basic information for your template, including a name. Further options for your template have been detailed below:
Project name: Fixed or dynamic content can be added to the project name. Dynamic content includes the user name, organisation name or date. Formatting for dynamic content can be found by hovering over the question mark icon.
Design name: The design name can also include fixed or dynamic content as with the project name.
Default building type: Select a pre-set building type for the project.
Default country: Select a pre-set location for the project.
Apply default LCA parameters: Apply the default LCA parameters to the project rather than requiring to select this in the project itself.
Allow users to adjust settings: This allows users to adjust the settings in the template while creating their project.
Tools: Select the tools you wish to be included for calculations in this template.
Start with tool: If you have multiple tools included, select which tool your template user begins with.
Using Your Quick Start Template
When creating your project, the templates available with your selected license will appear as available options in the 'Basic information' stage of your project creation
When using your template, users will then be able to include their optional project information, fill in details for their first design, select the tool they wish to start their calculation with and if they would like to be directed to a particular query for the tool or Carbon Designer, if available.