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Custom Create DOE prototype building measure

asked 2016-11-28 18:40:14 -0600

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updated 2017-08-05 07:45:49 -0600

Dear all,

I would like to create a custom measure, where I apply all the code of the Create DOE prototype measure to my osm file except for the part where the geometry of my osm is changed. In other words I want to keep the original geometry of my osm file while still applying the measure.

Is this possible?

I tried to do this by modifying the Prototype.Model file in the openstudio-standards to contain a new create_prototype_building method (called create_prototype_building_TOCore) which is exactly the same as the create_prototype_building method except for the fact that the load_geometry method is not called.

My new measure calls the create_prototype_building_TOCore method instead of the create_prototype_building method.

The code compiles but when I look in the output folder that the measure creates there is simply nothing there.

Any pointers or suggestions on the best way to approach this would be greatly appreciated.

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answered 2016-11-28 19:13:10 -0600

updated 2016-11-28 19:41:40 -0600

The Create Baseline Building doesn't do exactly this but does use a lot of the same logic from the openstudio-standards gem. This measure expects to have a compled model passed in. You could use the baseline measure in a workflow running after the Space Type and Construction Set Wizard measure that now also uses the openstudio-standards gem. This would set any loads, schedules, and constructions that are not altered by the baseline measure.

Of course you would add your geometry and assign space types, and I believe you also need to add an HVAC system to use the baseline measure.

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@DavidGoldwasser thanks for your answer, it would be nice to have all of this contained in one measure since I am applying the measure through Honeybee.

Do you think its possible to modify the code of the DOE prototype measure to exclude changing the geometry as I discussed above?

antonszilasi's avatar antonszilasi  ( 2016-12-12 11:57:18 -0600 )edit

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