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Space floor area not exporting to SDD

asked 2016-08-22 15:14:27 -0600

Dustinl's avatar

updated 2016-10-21 12:25:09 -0600

Hello all,

I have been having some issues with exporting my models to CBECC. My primary issue is with the calculation of floor area, see my errors as follows: Space 'FF Bedroom 205' has zero volume.

Space 'FF Bedroom 205' has zero floor area.

Cannot compute floor print for space 'FF Bedroom 205'.

Space 'FF Bedroom 205' has less than 1 floor surfaces.

Space 'FF Bedroom 205' has less than 3 wall surfaces.

Space 'FF Bedroom 205' has less than 1 roof or ceiling surfaces.

Cannot compute floor print for space 'FF Bedroom 206'.

Cannot compute floor print for space 'FF Bedroom 207'.

In this model I continue to have issues with the failure to calculate floor area. The area comes into the editor program fine and runs but when I try to export into CBECC-COM the error is triggered. This happens for the same area of the building consistently, with every measure taken to fix it seems two new issues are created, resulting in a maddening endless loop of zero progress. Any and all help is greatly appreciated!



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Is this different than this question?

pflaumingo's avatar pflaumingo  ( 2016-08-22 16:12:27 -0600 )edit

I guess they are related, although it is a different error. The first question I believe was related to the complexity of the space.

Dustinl's avatar Dustinl  ( 2016-08-22 16:30:52 -0600 )edit

Did you import this as a gbXML? In Space 'FF Bedroom 205' do you have any floor surfaces?

pflaumingo's avatar pflaumingo  ( 2016-08-22 16:40:56 -0600 )edit

I have similar issue. when I checked the space report using the user script, and the SDDXML file, the space has area, and no double spaces, and has space polyloop defined, but when the SDDXML file is openned in CBECC, the space area is zero. any insights on this?

AnnaZ's avatar AnnaZ  ( 2020-01-12 00:56:51 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-08-22 16:51:29 -0600

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Apparently I have two of the rooms, each with a slightly different name, I deleted the one without any spaces and now everything appears to be fine. BTW, the advice you provided for the other question was helpful. Thanks again!

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