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Re-import idf file in Open Studio

asked 2014-12-15 07:11:47 -0500

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updated 2015-01-09 11:59:28 -0500

Hi. I am using openstudio (1.5) to draw up an .idf file that I will use in JEPlus (for a parametric design).

I exported it, and imported in e+ to add some information, but I noticed that after the changes I can't re-import the idf file in OS. Why?

Thanks A.

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answered 2014-12-15 09:19:21 -0500

OpenStudio only imports geometry, constructions, loads, thermal zones, and schedules , so if you export an IDF and modify it, when you re-import it, you'll lose everything that isn't listed above (even things that were originally added with OpenStudio).

If you need to make changes to your model that OpenStudio does not yet support and you still want to be able to use the OpenStudio Application or PAT, I suggest using an EnergyPlus Measure to make these changes. With an EnergyPlus Measure, you can add/change/modify anything in the IDF.

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