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Can I use Openstudio BCL measures also with SI units?

asked 2014-11-21 11:31:07 -0500

Xandrika gravatar image

updated 2017-08-05 13:19:50 -0500

Some of the BCL measures have input variables in foot or square feet (or other imperial units). However, I am modeling in SI units (metres) and was wondering if those measures will work on my model. If so, do I have to put the input variables in SI or imperial units?

In my case I was trying to use AEDG Slabandbasement measure with SI model and it did not work out:-( Thanks for your help.

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See this UserVoice feedback to add IP / SI unit preference to measures: https://openstudio.uservoice.com/foru...

MatthewSteen gravatar image MatthewSteen  ( 2016-05-02 08:03:30 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-11-21 12:07:47 -0500

updated 2014-11-21 12:09:10 -0500

Those measures will work on your model you just need to use the units specified by the Measure when inputing measure arguments. Properly formatted measures will have the units in parentheses at the end of the argument label. Unfortunately the units preference in OpenStudio does not apply to measure arguments yet.

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Thanks a lot. However, it seems that some measures are not working well. I am trying to apply AEDG SlabAndBasement measure to my model. But simulation is failing with the following errors: http://screencast.com/t/ToeegKkCng80 The slab has an area of 10.2m x 4.9m which results in a slab are to perimetre ratio fo 5.4 ft. http://screencast.com/t/ToeegKkCng80

Xandrika gravatar image Xandrika  ( 2014-11-23 09:15:37 -0500 )edit

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