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In this tutorial we will discuss steps to be taken in order to import your layout to PVsyst for the yield estimations.

Export

PVsyst 7 now supports a new unique PVcase format - .PVC. Using this format the importation is way easier and you don't need to select additional information like the axis plane or turning angle range - it will be automatically recognized.

After pressing the Export to PVsyst and selecting the .PVC format and layout will be exported. This exported file will include 3D trees and terrain if they were generated by PVcase.

Import

1. Open PVsyst 7 and select the Near shadings tab.

2. Click on Construction / Perspective.

3. Press File → Import → Import a 3D scene (3DS, DAE, PVC) , and select your exported .PVC file.

4. In Import results window select the input size - depending on your drawing this can be either in metric or imperial units.

5. Click OK.

🛈 PVsyst will automatically identify axis plane and turning angle range specification from PVcase while using the .PVC format.

F.A.Q.

  • PVsyst gives a several orientations error when using an import of trackers on terrain.

This issue is caused by tracker tables being inclined on different terrain thus giving them different orientation parameters. There is currently no way to resolve this issue as PVsyst cannot have several trackers with different parameters (orientations for instance) in the same simulation as per the limitations of their system.

  • PVsyst doesn't allow me to enable backtracking for imported tables.

As each tracker that gets imported into PVsyst is a separate tracker field the PVsyst backtracking algorithm cannot be applied as PVsyst expects a regular layout for its backtracking strategy and this is currenlty based on tracker fields which have multiple tables. The only way to simulate backtracking would be to recreate the layout by hand until PVsyst enables this functionality.

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