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There is any problem when the Global Geometry Rules are not follow when entering the vertexs of the Building Surfaces?

asked 2017-01-04 21:56:39 -0600

melanie's avatar

updated 2017-01-06 14:44:19 -0600

I realize that I didn't follow those rules when entered the surfaces of the building. I want to know if those rules are related to the direction of the thickness of the walls, and if during de simulation will come any problem.


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answered 2017-01-05 07:15:11 -0600

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Yes, there is a good chance the surfaces are facing the wrong direction, that is the inside face of a surface might not be facing toward its assigned thermal zone. The surfaces have an inside face and and outside face and the order of vertices and geometry rules are used to determine that orientation. If it is wrong then there are severe problems with solar distribution among other things. EnergyPlus will report some warnings about floors being upside down when this problem is occuring.

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