umi contains a built-in data viewer that allows users to quickly see simple aggregations of simulation results. This allows for exploration of simulations on a more sophisticated level than simple falsecolor views. The viewer is designed for fast feedback and trend spotting, not presentation-quality visualizations - for those, umi data should be exported and properly rendered in another program.
To access the results viewer, click the "Results" button in the umi toolbar:
If no objects are selected in Rhino, one line is plotted for each umi simulation object for which the selected metric has been calculated. If any Rhino objects are selected, only data for those objects are plotted in the viewer. If a metric name is present in the list on the left but greyed-out and unselectable, that means that it is present for some selected Rhino objects but not all of them. Clicking on a plotted line will zoom to the corresponding object in the Rhino viewport, which is useful for identifying outliers.
The "Multiselect behavior" option below the metrics list controls the behavior of the viewer when multiple metric names are selected simultaneously (via Shift- or Control-clicking). When "Sum" is selected, the selected metrics will be added together. For example, the following image shows total heating (perimeter + core) for each simulated building:
Selecting the "Non-series" tab above the metrics list will show a list of all simulated metrics, not just time series metrics:
This list includes all time series totals as well as additional time-insensitive values like window-to-wall-ratios and mobility scores. To the right of each metric name, buttons exist to plot that metric on either the x- or the y-axis of a scatter plot. A third button allows the metric to be normalized by gross building floor area when visualized. As with series metrics, if any Rhino buildings are selected, only those buildings are shown, and otherwise all simulated buildings are shown.
If no metrics are placed on the x-axis, and a metric is placed on the y-axis, the scatter points for that metric are sorted:
Multiple x-axis metrics can be displayed simultaneously. As with series metrics, hovering the mouse pointer over a point will show a tooltip with more information, and clicking on a point will zoom to the corresponding object in the Rhino viewport.