STARFRONT INTERMEDIATE COURSE
Intermediate Course (SIC) is aimed at user's who are familiar with StarFront
but want to get the maximum benefit from their program. The course covers all
the topics NOT covered in the SBC plus advanced designs, creation of standard
design libraries, interface to CAD and advanced configuration and settings.
The following is an
outline of the topics covered in the SBC.
History of the StarFront Program and future
Purpose of the Intermediate course.
What problems have been experienced with StarFront
Were any ‘bugs’ found in the program
Were any ‘bugs’ found in the cutting lists
What improvements can be made to StarFront
What extrusion systems need to be added to StarFront
What designs were the users not able to do on StarFront
What additional configurations can be added to help in the design process
What additional automations would assist during the design
What additional reports are required
Any other suggestions on how StarFront can be improved.
Revise the concept of Wind Load
understanding of Inertia
Look into the formula for calculating Ix from Wind Load and window geometry
Look at specific examples that can be resolved using the basic formula
the Inertia spreadsheet
Do an example on SF4 where the user must use the inertia spreadsheet
Look at the extremes where HD mullion required or not
systems on one design
‘Hole in the Wall’
combining two designs into one
Setting up StarFront’s Costing
Working with Contracts
glass sizes equal
insert glass sizes equal
Contribution per System
Sections to a Design
Hardware to a Design
Working with Reports
reports in other formats, e.g. PDF, Excel
Working with Standards
Using Standards Configurations
Creating Own Standard Configurations
Creating a Standard Price List
Using Standards to Copy designs within a contract
Using standards to copy designs across contracts
Other Program Features
of how to access and use the CAD drawings generated by StarFront
finish on a contract
Danger of ‘doing
to reduce material purchases
F. Thermal Performance of Windows
Double glazing and the systems that can use it
U-Value and SHGC value
affecting SHGC Value
of how StarFront works in a networked environment.
Setting up StarFront on a network.
Advantages of using StarFront on a network.
of what the future holds for StarFront and news on future
releases of StarFront.
Question and answer
session to discuss any concepts, designs and problems experienced with
StarFront. This also acts as a forum to help steer future versions of
Please note that
although this course outline seems substantially shorter than the SBC, these
are advanced concepts which require detail description on live demonstrations
to get the points across.