Question-and-Answer Resource for the Building Energy Modeling Community
Get started with the Help page
Ask Your Question

How to copy zones in sketchup openstudio plugin with out disrupting energyplus settings?

asked 2018-08-07 09:43:25 -0500

updated 2018-08-07 16:34:35 -0500

Hi, I just have a question about copy zones in sketchup openstudio plugin. I'm simulating a high-rise residential building, and I have finished all the settings for the first floor(interzone boundary surface condition,AFN model). Is it possible to copy this floor and paste once for each floor without disrupting all the settings?

I have tried to copy, but the setting for new floors is mass and need to be set again. As one interzone surface should have outside boundary surface as the surface next to it, but the boundary surfacies's name in new pasted floor will be exactly same with the first floor, it means the interzone surface connection can't be copied and need to be set again.... And also the AFN model can't be copied in this way... As my model is so large, I don't have enough time to set them one by one. Is there any possible ways to just simply copy?

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

1 Answer

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted

answered 2018-08-07 10:59:43 -0500

Make three floors, one ground, one mid, and one upper floor. Then use zone multipliers on the mid floors.

The SketchUp OS plugin can a bulk assign attributes to spaces (e.g. building story) and then you can use the Rename Space Surfaces Based on Parent Space and Orientation SketchUp userscript to conveniently name surfaces.

edit flag offensive delete link more

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account.

Add Answer


Question Tools

1 follower


Asked: 2018-08-07 09:43:25 -0500

Seen: 349 times

Last updated: Aug 07 '18