Sketchup drawing is showing only wireframes

asked 2016-02-26 18:17:18 -0500

Mehyo911 gravatar image

Hello Everyone,

I have drawn a 3 storey office building and completed the sketchup 3d model and then got to save the open studio model. When I am trying to open the the open studio model in sketchup, it is showing only the wire-frames of the building without the other components. I appreciate if you could help me in this issue.

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So, I am having this wire frame problem also. OSM Diagnostic Script says the following, among others: Model has 4180 objects Model has 0 thermal zones Model has 220 spaces Model has 2900 base surfaces Model has 133 sub surfaces Model has 0 shading surfaces Model has 30 interior partition surfaces I can reproduce this from the last known good model by adding just a few lines. It does not matter in what order I add the lines, it always fails. Is it possible that there is a limit built into SketchUp Make or OpenStudio Plugin?

Matt Koch gravatar image Matt Koch  ( 2017-10-06 18:02:44 -0500 )edit

Does the diagnostic script produce a model that does open, or list any errors. Also when you change a few lines are you use copy/paste, undo, SketchUp's array (multiple-copy) feature? No there is no hard limit to SketchUp Make or the plugin although the plugin performance does get slower as the surface count gets higher. If you send the model to openstudio@nrel.gov I can take a look at it, see if I can break it.

David Goldwasser gravatar image David Goldwasser  ( 2017-10-06 19:29:07 -0500 )edit

So, my revision Q is the last one that opens OK. I had gotten there by surface intersecting and matching revision P. However, several surfaces that previously were just fine in revision P were removed in the process, leaving holes in spaces. When I save this revision Q as R and add even just one surface back in and then save the file, it only comes back as a wireframe. The script then reports "none" on all checks but does list several areas less than 0.1 m2, which I may well have in the model, and is fine by me.

Matt Koch gravatar image Matt Koch  ( 2017-10-07 10:01:20 -0500 )edit

Prior to intersecting, I had tried to add manual intersections, because the automatic process seemed to not work so well. As I did that, I noticed that beyond a certain number of manual intersections, I would get the wireframe effect. So I tried adding manual intersections on different surfaces in different order, but no matter how I did that, beyond a certain number, it always failed with the wireframe effect. I suspect the equivalent in the automatic surface matching is that it may go through the process, but then simply removes surfaces to "stay below this number", whatever that may be?

Matt Koch gravatar image Matt Koch  ( 2017-10-07 10:06:04 -0500 )edit