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Delete Subsurfaces without a Parent Surface [closed]

asked 2014-12-14 16:13:01 -0500

binnsj gravatar image

updated 2015-07-10 20:15:57 -0500


I am working with Sketchup 2014 and OpenStudio 1.5 and I have an issue where I have about 5 sub-surfaces that do not show up in the sketchup model because they do not have a corresponding surface. Is there any way that I can remove these sub-surfaces from my model?

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answered 2014-12-14 18:11:39 -0500


If I understood, you want to remove Subsurfaces that don't have corresponding surfaces, is it?

There is a script for this. In SkecthUp, go to Plug-ins > OpenStudio User Scripts > Alter or Add Model Elements > Remove Orphan Subsurfaces.

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Yes that is what I was looking to do and that script worked perfectly, thank you very much!

binnsj gravatar imagebinnsj ( 2014-12-14 18:51:58 -0500 )edit

Hi, how about the error "This sub surface is not contained by its base surface, it cannot be drawn."? I have check the OS Inspector sub surface and found that this sub surface (sub surface 4) does not exist in the model. I have tried the method as mentioned above, but it said "no orphan sub-surfaces to remove." I guess it is not consider as orphan sub-surface. Any idea on how to remove this sub-surface? Thanks in advance.

Icing gravatar imageIcing ( 2015-01-19 22:32:04 -0500 )edit

hi Icing, have you fixed it?

Jlerazo gravatar imageJlerazo ( 2015-02-10 19:08:13 -0500 )edit

I have same issue and did not find the way to fix it.

lutinfr gravatar imagelutinfr ( 2016-05-24 03:22:09 -0500 )edit


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