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  1. PAT for Ubuntu

    If you want to take advantage of the multicore feature of the Radiance measure (Linux) AND use the PAT (Windows and Mac), that's not possible now because there's no common platform.

    It is possible if you set up a Linux server but that can be a daunting task.

    Not pushing for Radiance multicore capability on Windows because Linux has other (speed) advantages and for users like me who do thousands of runs, shaving speed everywhere you can is very desirable.

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  2. Allow reordering design alternatives

    Problem: Right now you can't reorder the design alternatives, which would be a nice feature in order to have a table that makes sense in the end. This is especially true when you have a lot of design alternatives and click "Create one for each" and end up with a lot of things that might actually not be in the right order.

    Solution: allow reordering

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  3. Move measures in PAT from "always run" to "measure group" and vice versa

    Problem: right now you can't move a measure from the "Always Run" group to the "Measure Group" and vice versa. I might have loaded a model with all the measures I'll eventually need, but I might want to create design alternatives by adding them one at a time to see the incremental savings. Currently I have to delete them and recreate them in the "Measure group" which is time consuming and annoying.

    Solution: make it switchable.

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  4. Change PAT format files to be human readable

    Problem: Right now the PAT are non-ascii, so you cannot interact with them.

    Solution: make PAT files human readable (JSON, XML, something like this)

    I see several reasons why a text format (JSON, XML, whatever) would be better:
    - Would be able to store and reuse the settings of the measures and design alternatives when PAT crashes or something is removed
    - Ability to have the settings in a readable format would allow for easier reporting (explaining what each design alternative is in particular)
    - Would allow for scripting... creating a bunch of design alternatives varying one or several parameters…

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  5. Allow Baseline cloud runs in PAT

    This would be helpful for large models.

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  6. Stop reseting all design alternatives when you add or delete a measure group in PAT

    Problem: Right now, if you add one measure group, it'll delete all design alternatives. This is pretty annoying when you only wanted to add one, to have to recreate all your design alternatives (package of measures)

    Solution: only delete design alternatives if you delete one measure group that was included in said design alternative.

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  7. Allow running PAT on local area machines

    Problem: it's not possible right now to dispatch PAT runs to another machine on a local area network. It would be nice to.

    Rationale: whether you just have another personal machine standing by or you have a beast of a workstation dedicated to intensive calculus, being able to use those would be great. While EC2 is great, it's not free, and there's a bunch of time lost downloading files that are potentially huge (the SQL notably) over the internet

    Solution: Similar to EC2, add a capability to select a local machine with openstudio installed to dispatch the PAT runs

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  8. PAT should provide a quick shortcut to a datapoint directory

    In addition to selecting from available reports when right clicking on a design alternative, it would be nice to be able to immediately open up a file window in that data point's directory for faster debugging.

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