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

asked 2018-08-07 09:43:25 -0600

updated 2018-08-07 16:34:35 -0600

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?

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answered 2018-08-07 10:59:43 -0600

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.

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