Engineering knowledge of building components and some heat transfer expertise is useful.
Engineers, building energy consultants, architects
Detailed drawing of a cross section of the building element being modeled. DXF files can be imported as underlays and traced, although it is also possible to draw the model completely in THERM, including working from a dimensioned drawing.
Component U-factor results, as well as images showing temperature isotherms, and "IR" results.
Good for modeling thermal bridging in building components. Used by the National Fenestration Rating Council for calculation frame U-factors in their rating system.