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Rectangular clerestory on top of space

asked 2018-10-22 23:51:52 -0600

Ammar De gravatar image

updated 2018-10-23 19:54:38 -0600

I am running a simulation for a single-story building using Sketchup 2016 and Openstudio v1.12, I am facing the following Problem:

The geometry has two (2) small rectangular clerestories (similar to a dome),when modelling the geometry using Sketchup 2016 and openstudio plugin, at the beginning the dome looks okay being opened to below, however, when I close the file and reopen it again, I find that a new subsurface is created as a skylight and the dome is no longer open to below. What would be the best way to create the dome being open to below?

I hope the image would provide more illustration.

Thank you in advance !!

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I am unable to visualize what you are trying to do. Maybe post a sketch somewhere else (e.g. Dropbox) and add a link to it here?

rpg777 gravatar image rpg777  ( 2018-10-23 09:55:32 -0600 )edit

I have added the link, thank you for the advice.

Ammar De gravatar image Ammar De  ( 2018-10-23 19:55:39 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-10-23 14:17:27 -0600

RCulham gravatar image

This might work:

Make the clerestories with solid walls and a solid roof first on the main surface. Create windows in the walls and roof of the clerestories leaving a small perimeter frame on each surface. Using the cross section tool if necessary, delete the subsurface created by each of the clerestory objects on the main surface.

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answered 2018-10-27 13:26:48 -0600

Ammar De gravatar image

I have tried drawing the clerestory as in the following tutorial:

The issue was that I shouldn't delete the solid lines drawn to divide the roof, and that is what I did wrong. Now it works fine. Thanks all.

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