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OpenStudio - SketchUp extension interior partition

asked 2018-01-15 06:01:06 -0500

Mans_sopers's avatar

updated 2018-02-20 14:11:14 -0500

Since I'm having trouble creating my own openstudio model, I'm trying to replicate the NREL Openstudio basic workflow tutorial on youtube. However, the tutorial is outdated and I'm not sure how to make interior partition with SketchUp. Is the OpenStudio SketchUp extension the same as Euclid?

I also looked online at the openstudio website and other guides, but I just couldn't find it.

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answered 2018-01-15 08:05:22 -0500

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updated 2018-01-15 08:06:12 -0500

Euclid is Legacy OpenStudio (OS) Plugin. When you install OS It installing the OS plugin for SketchUp as well. You should be able to follow the basic workflow tutorial (though yes, some things has changed). In order to create interior partition you must select the space you need to insert the surface in, then to select the insert new interior partition surface group. (see the picture below). image description

A new group will be created inside your space, select it and draw the surfaces you need.

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Ah ok, these toolbars were not available with euclid. So I unabled euclid and installed openstudio plugin (2.3). It does show now, thanks!

Mans_sopers's avatar Mans_sopers  ( 2018-01-15 08:13:02 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-01-17 04:45:50 -0500

updated 2018-01-17 04:49:32 -0500

I would suggest you look at this question and the answer (here), so you don't confuse the OpenStudio plugin for Sketchup with Euclid (the new name for the legacy OpenStudio plugin). Euclid is meant to create geometry only for EnergyPlus (.idf, it does not create a .osm file). The OpenStudio plugin creates geometry and can also help you edit inputs.

When you create geometry in Euclid you must create each zone individually, you cannot add interior partitions. The partitions are created after you put two zones adjacent to each other and do surface matching.

You can open the Euclid user guide from inside SketchUp by selecting Extensions > Euclid > Legacy OpenStudio User Guide.

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Thank you, this is really helpful!

Mans_sopers's avatar Mans_sopers  ( 2018-01-17 08:05:31 -0500 )edit

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