I've been using MEP for a few months now and am just realizing that the native analysis tool doesn't seem to be as clever as I thought. I can't find any information on the following things and was wondering if my hunches are right.
-Glass doors are apparently always counted as solid as per their building construction setting. There is no way to indicate glass doors as far as I know. How could I do this other than changing out all of the doors for windows? A lot of our buildings have entire walls of sliding glass doors.
-Does this analysis tool account for overhangs? Shading devices? I can't seem to get these basic devices to register when computing the loads. One solution for the shading devices would be to create a new window type in the building construction dialog, but once again I can't figure out how to do this.
Our office was relying on MEP to be a quick way to fine tune our structures to provide better energy performance. If we can't even get our open area and shade devices to work properly, that makes it pretty useless.