When you launch Elements, you are presented with a simple Welcome Window with two buttons:
Open Weather File... and
New Weather File.
Most of the time you will click
Open Weather File... and then select an existing weather file from your hard drive. The selected weather file will open in a new Document Window for viewing and editing. The supported formats are:
- DOE-2 (.bin): Binary format for the DOE-2 engine
- DOE-2 (.fmt): Text format for the DOE-2 engine
- EnergyPlus (.epw): Text format for the EnergyPlus engine
- Elements (.elements): Native Elements file format.
At any time you can access the User Guide documentation (what you are reading now) by clicking
At any time you can exit the program by clicking
File/Quiton Windows or
Elements/Quit Elementson Mac.