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forwardtranslator to export OS model to EP IDF

asked 2020-05-29 13:59:01 -0500

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updated 2020-06-01 12:28:17 -0500

I have a front ended app that conforms to Floorspace.js and creates a JSON based on user described geometry and input .I have a measure that imports the geometry to OS (Outputs a model). I would like to export the OS model to EP IDF via the measure. I know I can use forwardtranslator, but I don't know exactly how to use it. Would prefer examples to follow.

Thanks in advance :-)

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answered 2020-05-29 14:55:03 -0500

If you make a new EnergyPlus measure it will come with a basic functional test that generates an IDF from an OSM on the fly using the code you are referring to. Here is an example of this forward translation in one of our tariff measures.

As a note, if you are already creating an OpenStudio Workflow (OSW) and running that via the OpenStudio CLI, it will handle the forward translation for you. You can pass it a --measures_only argument to not run the simulation in EnergyPlus if you plan to run it elsewhere.

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