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OpenStudio Sketchup plugin automatically fixed window reveal

asked 2015-03-11 14:06:30 -0600

updated 2015-04-13 18:25:56 -0600

In the attached IDF file, for window Zn001:Wall001:Win001, I defined a outside reveal of 0.2 m. So that the Y coordinate of the window surface (0.2m) is different from its base surface (0.0m). However, when I import it using the Sketchup Plug in, I get the following warning message:

  Warning:  Zn001:Wall001:Win001
  This sub surface was not in the same plane as its base surface.
  It has been automatically fixed.

Then I export the IDF file from the Sketchup plugin, the Y coordinate of the fenestration surface becomes 0.0m, which is same as the wall surface, which means the reveal definition was lost for the window.

I am attaching the link to the IDF file here since I can not upload attachment:

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answered 2015-03-11 15:40:43 -0600

Due to the nature of the SketchUp plug-in this will happen. Are you working with the legacy OpenStudio plug-in that works directly on IDF files or the SketchUp plug-in in the new OpenStudio application suite (works on OSM files and comes with OpenStudio Application, PAT, and ResultsViewer)? If you are working with the legacy plug-in, simply don't open your file in the plug-in after adding window reveals. If you are working with the new OpenStudio plug-in, we have added a feature to the Window Frame and Divider object that will be available in the 1.7.0 installer. We have added a new field to that object so you can draw your windows on their base surfaces and they will be offset when translated from OSM to IDF.

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Here is a link to the tutorial about this feature.

macumber's avatar macumber  ( 2015-04-03 11:12:33 -0600 )edit

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