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How to find out orientation of the roof and the pitch angle of its skylight?

asked 2016-03-29 04:57:27 -0600

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updated 2016-04-02 09:14:46 -0600

I can find out orientation of a wall but same logic will not give correct output for roof. How should I proceed?

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'and' is not a tag. Additionally, I think generally it's frowned upon to invent new tags. Are you trying to do this in the SketchUp plugin?

Adam Hilton's avatar Adam Hilton  ( 2016-03-29 08:26:18 -0600 )edit

I m trying to write measure in openstudio

nikunj's avatar nikunj  ( 2016-03-29 23:25:37 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-03-31 10:15:12 -0600

updated 2016-03-31 10:34:12 -0600

The OpenStudio surface.outwardNormal() method will give you exactly what you want, a 3D vector of the surface normal. It is used in the Radiance forward translator to determine the orientation for a given window group's hemispherical sampling basis. e.g.

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answered 2016-03-29 11:58:28 -0600

If you are using EnergyPlus, and if you've added the Output:Table:SummaryReports object to your idf file with either AllSummary or EnvelopeSummary selected, you can get this information from the *.htm file created by the program at the end of a simulation. Open it and lookup for "Report: Envelope Summary".

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i m working on reporting measure in openstudio

nikunj's avatar nikunj  ( 2016-03-29 23:26:14 -0600 )edit

You can just read the tilt and azimuth angles from the idf.

Adam Hilton's avatar Adam Hilton  ( 2016-03-30 08:27:21 -0600 )edit

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