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DeisgnBuilder: Exporting IDF from DXF or gbXML

asked 2020-06-23 04:39:13 -0500

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updated 2020-06-23 08:09:43 -0500

I want to export a IDF file through DesignBuilder.

It allows to import a DXF (2D) or a gbXML (3D) file.

I have a DXF file.

My question is: exporting an IDF from a DXF file is more difficult/onerous than exporting it from a gbXML one? in other words, exporting an IDF from a DXF needs more steps than if I start from a gbXML one?

I'm not an expert of CAD programs or DesignBuilder, so my question comes from the fact that DXF is 2D, while gbXML is 3D.

Is there anyone who could help me?

Thank you!

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answered 2020-06-23 07:08:22 -0500

DesignBuilder can import a whole 3D model from a gbxml file. That model can be directly exported to idf. Dxf import is only for 2D files which can be used to build the 3d model using DesignBuilder's drawing tools. A 2D plan imported in DesignBuilder cannot, therefore, be directly exported as an idf model.

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