Defining boundaries on 3D sketchup models in OpenStudio

asked 2016-01-26 11:01:15 -0600

holtzcjd gravatar image

updated 2016-01-26 15:16:07 -0600

I have a complex 3D model of a building. The 3D model is a sketchup file and I'm using the open studio sketchup plugin. I"m attempting to define the boundary conditions and nothing seems to be working. Is the a defined process for this? What's the best way to do this? How do I know I"ve completely defined the "exterior" boundary and if I haven't, how do I find the surfaces I've missed?

Thanks! david

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Are you trying to turn an existing SketchUp model into an OpenStudio model? That doesn't really work. You need to create an OpenStudio model from scratch, although you can copy and paste parts of the SketchUp model as part of that process. If you are not doing that, then scratch what I said.

__AmirRoth__ gravatar image __AmirRoth__  ( 2016-01-26 15:18:30 -0600 )edit

This post has videos of how to model from plans and elevations. You end up using imported model/drawings as guide and making new clean OSM geometry. You could work from 3d model as well, by grouping it all together (in SketchUp group) and then using a section cut to create plan or elevation views.

David Goldwasser gravatar image David Goldwasser  ( 2016-01-26 16:29:34 -0600 )edit