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How to quickly add thermal zones to Openstudio Airloop

asked 2015-03-18 12:09:01 -0500

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updated 2015-08-03 20:08:42 -0500

Is there a better way to add multiple zones to the airloop in OS 1.6? Also, is there a faster way to set below grade zones wall outside boundary to ground?

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answered 2015-03-18 12:37:26 -0500

Fastest way to add a bunch of zones to an air system (using the GUI) is to click on the zone splitter or mixer and check the boxes of the zone names that you want to add on the right. This is probably more convenient for you than drag and drop. The last terminal will be cloned for you automatically.

Otherwise yeah, a Measure will let you do any kind of automated attachment, but you gotta write code for that.

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Thanks. I didnt know that. I think OS could develop some good help document because many functions are hidden somewhere and became wasted if people dont know that function

wangh's avatar wangh  ( 2015-03-18 13:03:04 -0500 )edit

We understand the dilemma and are trying to accumulate increasingly high quality documentation here. Look for this resource to improve steadily through time.

Kyle Benne's avatar Kyle Benne  ( 2015-03-18 13:22:56 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-03-18 12:31:02 -0500

You could write an OpenStudio Measure to automate adding zones to loops (maybe based on zone name).

There's a BCL Measure to change the outside boundary condition of walls based on the building story.

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When we create models from measures we typically loop through all spaces on a story, and create one air loop per story, then tie the air loops to a single set of plant loops that serve the entire building. Using Apply Measures Now does make this more integral with the rest of your modeling in the application. The AEDG HVAC measures do this for school and office buildings for a variety of system types.

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2015-03-18 22:57:20 -0500 )edit

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