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rename modelObject by ruby

asked 2017-01-05 17:17:24 -0500

dalin_si gravatar image

updated 2017-01-09 08:05:45 -0500

Hi I want to construct a new airloop in openstudio model using ruby bindings, now I know how to construct it but the name is defaulted:

irb(main):068:0>new_AirLoop =
=> "Air Loop HVAC 1"

How can I change this name? Any suggestion?

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answered 2017-01-05 17:24:10 -0500

updated 2017-01-09 05:20:31 -0500

new_AirLoop.setName("A new Name") should do the trick!

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Thanks, sorry to bother you but do you have any tutorial or other documentation? I barely find these material online.

dalin_si gravatar imagedalin_si ( 2017-01-05 17:32:18 -0500 )edit

The OpenStudio::Model object list can be found HERE which contains most of the methods needed for each model object. Some of the more general methods can be tricky to find, if you click on the 'inheritance diagram' for AirLoopHVAC you will see it traces back to OpenStudio::IdfObject which contains the setName() method, found HERE

Lyle K gravatar imageLyle K ( 2017-01-05 17:42:14 -0500 )edit

The OpenStudio measure writing guide found HERE will lead you to all the documentation available as well.

Lyle K gravatar imageLyle K ( 2017-01-05 17:45:22 -0500 )edit

Using new_airLoop.methods in an interactive prompt is also a good way to see what's available. The naming conventions in openstudio are generally pretty clear.

Julien Marrec gravatar imageJulien Marrec ( 2017-01-09 05:21:12 -0500 )edit

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