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Can I import a new (updated) IDF-file (my geometry) into an existing OS-file where a IDF-file already has been imported?

asked 2016-03-15 03:26:12 -0500

EnnaEnitsriK gravatar image

updated 2020-03-08 11:35:10 -0500


I have an OS-model, which I started up by importing a IDF-file with my geometry. Now I have an updated version of the geometry and therefore an updated IDF-file. But when I try to import the updated IDF-file into my OS-model, OS wants me to save and close my model and makes a new model with the updated IDF-file. But then all my settings are to be entered again?? :s

How can I import a IDF-model into an existing OS-model?

I have tried doing it by using SketchUp as the geometry (in stead of a IDF-file), and this I can keed updating, and the OS-file just adds more and more as I wanted, without deleting anything I made :) .. But I'm not interested in using sketchup as my geometry-base. My geometry is in a IDF-file...

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answered 2016-03-15 07:44:14 -0500

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Thanks!! Do you know if the measures you linked works with OS 1.10.0? - I can see that som of the files has e.g. OS 1.6.0 in their names..

EnnaEnitsriK gravatar image EnnaEnitsriK  ( 2016-03-15 08:04:28 -0500 )edit

Generally older measures work with newer version of OpenStudio. While a bit confusing .10 is newer than .6.

Another option is to take your newly made IDF, and convert that to an OSM file, then use the "Merge Spaces from External File" user script in the SketchUp plugin. The user script is demonstrated with this video on YouTube.

David Goldwasser gravatar image David Goldwasser  ( 2016-03-15 08:27:29 -0500 )edit

Okay.. :) Now I tried the three measures from the BCL, but every time I get an error that somethings (primarily construction names and material names) is missing, and so I can see in the in.idf that OS tries to make. The Name-fields/lines are empty, but the IDF that I in different ways are trying to get in, has alle the names.. I's that a typical error, or should I keep trying to find other measures?

EnnaEnitsriK gravatar image EnnaEnitsriK  ( 2016-03-15 13:09:55 -0500 )edit

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