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Is there any option to define the thermal zones and heat transfer surfaces in a separate programme like Google Sketch Up and import that file to the IDF Editor?

asked 2019-11-13 09:05:47 -0600

arnespandau gravatar image

updated 2020-01-13 16:29:43 -0600

Hello Users, I want to simulate a building with 6 thermal zones. Its a big building with a lot of windows and balconies. How do you think is the best way to do it? I thought maybe the IDF Editor, but it would take a long time to define that building with all the coordinates. So is there any option to define the building envelope in a separate programs like Google Sketch Up and import that file into the IDF Editor? Or would you recommend not using the IDF Editor? I would appreciate any help.

Regards, Arne

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answered 2019-11-13 09:49:55 -0600

Petros Dalavouras gravatar image

You can use OpenStudio as it comes with a plugin to Sketchup and then, if you are not happy with the UI of OpenStudio, you can export your model to an .idf file

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Thank you very much!

arnespandau gravatar image arnespandau  ( 2019-11-15 08:15:45 -0600 )edit

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