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split space mismatch with model

asked 2015-03-24 21:24:19 -0600

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updated 2015-11-12 15:00:47 -0600

image description After realizing that my bigger space is supplied by two different HVAC systems I decided to split the model following the open-studio videos. However, once the split happened the space just stand out from the rest of the model in color and selection. Even surface matched but its different in color. How to ensure it uses same construction or model properties. What is the correct sequence to achieve this without making any error.

Also the roof in the pic is actually below the attic still shows red as exposed to sun. How to take care of such roof as the attic does not have any cfm?

The shading i creating with overhangs and structures on three side just disappeared after reopening the file too. Update:------------------------------------------

I tried to fix the spaces other by entering pasting space and got so far. Still few issues appear like the colors on render by space show only single color? render by building show the newly fixed space differently.

and some error in diagnostics. I did not find any videos or tutorials on fixing these issues on NREL. What would be your suggestions.image description

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answered 2015-03-24 23:04:03 -0600

updated 2015-03-24 23:10:57 -0600

My guess is that your surfaces are not in a group representing an OpenStudio space. Geometry outside of OpenStudio groups is not recognized as part of the OpenStudio model. Try copying your spaces, create a new OpenStudio space, double click to enter the space and then paste your geometry. You can then position your space and re-run surface matching.

To match surfaces with the spaces above them (I assume this is what you mean by the attic which is not shown in your image) you have to create geometry that is the exact mirror image of the geometry in your first floor. The easiest way to do this is to use surface intersection before running surface matching.

I'm not sure what happened to your shading objects do you get any error messages when opening the OSM?

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So I fixed the overhangs and other object by creating new space and pasting in space.

However, I had used Building type as OpenOffice earlier which I changed to a office building from 189.1 -office selection. However, Even after changing the space type to Restroom, corridor, conference, break-rooms etc. I still see the model with single color and from info tool it just shows 'OpenOffice'.

How can this be updated to correct space type.

rkbest's avatar rkbest  ( 2015-03-26 19:09:23 -0600 )edit

second question is - I have about 30 spaces and all are names as space 101, 102 etc, However, in my actual plan I have then as break-room etc. Before I can rename them so that i can identify them, is there a way to know in sketchup which room is space 101 or 102 etc. I am lost how to identify these visually in sketchup and then in OSM model.

rkbest's avatar rkbest  ( 2015-03-26 19:17:33 -0600 )edit

@rkbest use the outliner tool or the surface search dialog.

macumber's avatar macumber  ( 2015-03-27 11:37:16 -0600 )edit

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