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How to see the geometry for the E+ V9.3 model?

asked 2020-07-29 16:06:33 -0500

I want to see the geometry for the EnergyPlus model (Version 9.3). However, it seems that there is not a compatible SketchUp plugin version to let me do so. Is there any way to see the geometry for the E+ V9.3 model? Thanks.

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answered 2020-07-30 10:53:02 -0500

If you want to view and edit the geometry of an EnergyPlus model and maintain the HVAC and everything else that would be lost by importing into OpenStudio, then you should use the Euclid extension for SketchUp. This was originally called Legacy OpenStudio while NREL maintained the project, but has changed ownership to Big Ladder Software as of 2016.

The latest version of Euclid that we have released works with EnergyPlus v8.7-v9.0. If you want a version that works with EnergyPlus v9.3, please contact me via email and I will share a Beta installer.

Disclaimer: I work for Big Ladder Software.

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Thanks Aaron. I will contact with you through email.

Yunyang Ye gravatar image Yunyang Ye  ( 2020-08-06 16:17:50 -0500 )edit
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answered 2020-07-30 00:15:23 -0500

You can import EnergyPlus 9.3 IDFs into the OpenStudio SketchUp Plugin. It will convert your IDF to OSM format and will not preserve HVAC but that should be ok for visualization.

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Thanks Dan! I will try it.

Yunyang Ye gravatar image Yunyang Ye  ( 2020-08-06 16:16:42 -0500 )edit

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