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I tried to export a file from Sketchup pro 2019 to EnergyPlus IDF . But sketchup generates this error.

asked 2020-08-18 17:35:32 -0500

keving0103's avatar

updated 2020-08-21 13:35:08 -0500

Warnings occurred on translation to EnergyPlus

Warning: Construction 'Air Wall' has been converted to ConstructionAirBoundary 'Air Wall_ConstructionAirBoundary'.

Warning: Removing AirWallMaterial 'Air Wall Material'.

Warning: Object of type 'OS:ShadingControl' and named 'Shading Control 1' does not control any SubSurfaces, will not be translated

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Are you using the OpenStudio extension to export the IDF from SketchUp?

Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2020-08-18 17:44:57 -0500 )edit

Sketchup generates these WARNINGS. You can disregard them as long as you understand them. The construction Air Wall / AirBoundary is safe to disregard. The shading control... depends on whether you meant for it to be actually used or not.

Julien Marrec's avatar Julien Marrec  ( 2020-08-20 02:57:19 -0500 )edit

Aaron Boranian. Yes, I'm usng OpenStudio extention to export.

keving0103's avatar keving0103  ( 2020-08-21 12:51:41 -0500 )edit

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answered 2020-08-22 14:19:02 -0500

Julien's comment is correct. These messages are warnings. Unless you are trying to use 'Shading Control 1' in your simulation you can ignore them. If you are trying to use 'Shading Control 1' then see this tutorial.

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