Question-and-Answer Resource for the Building Energy Modeling Community
Get started with the Help page
Ask Your Question
2

What are hard assigned constructions?

asked 2014-11-27 17:40:08 -0600

sheikh's avatar

updated 2015-07-10 13:28:37 -0600

hi,

it might sound a silly question but can anyone tell me what does "hard assigned constructions" mean in openstudio modelling?

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

1 Answer

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted
5

answered 2014-11-27 23:46:17 -0600

updated 2014-11-30 11:35:32 -0600

A hard assigned construction is when you directly assign a construction to a surface or sub-surface. This is what is done if you work with an IDF file. You can also do this with an OSM file, but the more common approach is to create a construction set that is set at the building object, story, or space type. This make global changes very easy and still allows you to override a specific surface by assigning constructions directly as needed. This diagram on the OpenStudio website visually shows where you can assign constructions. The two two red dots in the construction column would be 'hard assigned' while the yellow dots are inherited.

edit flag offensive delete link more

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account.

Add Answer

Careers

Question Tools

1 follower

Stats

Asked: 2014-11-27 17:40:08 -0600

Seen: 169 times

Last updated: Nov 30 '14