Can I import multiple .idf EnergyPlus in the same OpenStudio/Sketchup

asked 2019-09-23 02:39:15 -0500

Hello, I'm trying to import different buildings geometry from EnergyPlus into the same Sketchup. I don't know if it's possible or if a script already exist.

Thank you !

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At the moment I'm using the script to merge geometry but it doesn't keep thermal zones and shading surface of the imported building.

Marin Pages gravatar imageMarin Pages ( 2019-09-23 03:45:18 -0500 )edit

Have you considered just merging the IDFs together before import? If you use the IDF Editor for eg with the Sorted option for saving, it wouldn't be too hard to remove the duplicated objects (such as Building, Timestep, etc). I've also done stuff like that via Eppy in the past.

Julien Marrec gravatar imageJulien Marrec ( 2019-09-24 12:20:04 -0500 )edit

no I have never tried to merge two EnergyPlus Idf. How can I do that ? I don't understand how the sorted option for saving will enable to merge two idf...

Marin Pages gravatar imageMarin Pages ( 2019-09-25 07:15:06 -0500 )edit

Because you'll be able to see objects by their type. You want to copy things like Zone, BuildSurface:Detailed: ElectricEquipment, etc.

Julien Marrec gravatar imageJulien Marrec ( 2019-09-26 04:07:01 -0500 )edit