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Wall Thicknesses

asked 2015-03-31 15:31:45 -0500

nadish21 gravatar image

updated 2015-11-08 11:01:07 -0500

While making geometry in SketchUp, and using an OpenStudio Template for the model, can we specify the wall thicknesses for both of interior and exterior walls?

Or do we need to construct the geometry as we do in Autocad or some other Architecture related software?

If so will OpenStudio apply the default construction sets of the Template to this Geometry?

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answered 2015-03-31 17:03:52 -0500

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You'll want to draw your walls--internal or external--as lines. There's no explicit wall thickness modeled in Sketchup for translation to Openstudio, like shown in the following video. The walls' thicknesses are determined by the construction sets chosen, which can be based upon ones provided in templates/libraries per climate zone and standard. These libraries contain construction assemblies for Exterior/Interior Surface (Walls/Floors/Roofs/Ceilings) Constructions, Ground Contract Surface Constructions, structured as shown in the Constructions tab. Alternatively, you can build your own constructions/construction sets and apply them to your building. If you need to account for wall thicknesses at a window like you would in daylighting, this is done via the OS:WindowFrameAndDivider as noted in the 1.7 release notes.

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