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duplicate surface name in sketchup and Openstudio

asked 2020-05-07 12:52:44 -0600

updated 2020-05-07 15:18:48 -0600

Hi everyone, When i use search surface tool in sketchup, for example i search for surface 1, I get a lot of surfaces, named surface 1. but in Open studio there is no problem. each surface has its individual correct name. will this be a problem in our simulation??? In fact the name sketch up gives to a surface is different from the name Open studio assign to that surface.

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answered 2020-05-07 16:56:52 -0600

It is just a string search for surfaces that contain a string not an exact match. So it is also catching "Surface 105" or any "Surface 1*" surfaces. I can see that if we had leading zeros on surface name it would be easier, that could also be done via a script.

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Interesting !!! Thanks for your help. as far as the names are correct in Open Studio i feel safe, Do you think it is necessary to add Zeros via scrip? I mean is it a problem influencing the results of the simulation.

Sahar JV's avatar Sahar JV  ( 2020-05-07 17:15:19 -0600 )edit

It isn't affecting simulation, just the surface search. The surface search could be updated to have option for exact match, or, probably better a script that re-names surfaces. There is one that renames the surfaces based on parent space, and then orientation, so it is a meaningful name that gives you information about it without a search.

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2020-05-08 10:40:40 -0600 )edit

Maybe not totally related, but is it possible to search with an "and" operator? This would be really useful for finding two or more specific surfaces.

Ski90Moo's avatar Ski90Moo  ( 2020-08-12 12:48:48 -0600 )edit

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