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Bringing templates using sketchup 8 and openstudio legacy plugin

asked 2014-11-26 22:35:40 -0600

Gilles CR's avatar

updated 2015-07-11 17:10:51 -0600

I have been working on sketch 8 and open studio legacy plugin and could not find a way to bring in pre-defined templates for schedules and constructions. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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answered 2014-11-27 14:41:21 -0600

The legacy plugin is designed primarily to create and inspect thermal zone geometry. Since it just works with a native IDF file you can use Idf Editor to add schedules and constructions.

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Thanks David, So if I hear you correctly it is only in the IDF editor environment that I can bring in or change constructions, schedules, etc...It used to be easier with the older open studio version were you were bale to import templates right from the start of using sketchup. I can't believe this has disappear from the new plugin. Unless I misunderstand your comments.

Gilles CR's avatar Gilles CR  ( 2014-12-02 11:39:05 -0600 )edit

@Gilles CR, we haven't really altered the features in the legacy plugin. You can load an IDF to start with and you would have access to constructions and schedules when you use the "Zone Loads' and "Default Constructions" dialogs. I'm wondering if you are thinking of the newer plugin that uses the OSM vs. IDF file format. This does have a new model from template. Feature. It now works more like a wizard that only loads the specific data needed for your model.

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2014-12-02 12:07:54 -0600 )edit

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