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Can not export surfaces to idf

asked 2019-01-20 14:52:12 -0600

MichaelDK's avatar

updated 2019-01-21 15:00:16 -0600


When I export idf file from OpenStudio 2.7.0 all surfaces are missing. This means that all geometry is missing. Am I the only one experiencing this issue and does anyone have a solution?

Best regards Michael

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answered 2019-01-21 09:34:10 -0600

updated 2019-01-21 12:19:25 -0600

My first guess is that you have made spaces in OpenStudio and created surfaces for those spaces, but you have not assigned any of the spaces to thermal zones. Each thermal zone can contain one or more spaces. In the OpenStudio SketchUp plugin you can use the Set space attributes tool or the user script that will create one thermal zone for each space that isn't currently assigned to a thermal zone. In the OpenStudio application you can assign zones on the thermal zone tab. Let me know if that doesn't address the issue.

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Thank you, that solved the issue.

MichaelDK's avatar MichaelDK  ( 2019-01-21 11:40:58 -0600 )edit

@MichaelDK please mark the answer as accepted then by clicking on the checkmark below the upvote/dowvote buttons. That helps us know that the thread is resolved. Thanks.

Julien Marrec's avatar Julien Marrec  ( 2019-01-22 02:41:11 -0600 )edit

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