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How can I work with IDF file in Open Studio?

asked 2020-08-31 19:05:29 -0600

Arthur Portugal's avatar

Hello Peoploe,

I need to work with OpenStudio but I only have the IDF file. What procedure should I do to achieve this?

thanks for attention

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answered 2020-08-31 20:56:32 -0600

You can import the IDF into OpenStudio using the File Menu within the OpenStudio application. The same import option is also available in the SketchUp extension for OpenStudio.

Note that after importing an IDF, OpenStudio will remove HVAC components. You can read posts here and here for more details.

If this is your first time using OpenStudio, I would recommend reviewing the OpenStudio Quick Start Document for a thorough introduction to the SketchUp extension and application.

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Hello Aaron, I'm grateful for the answer. I think I will remodel my building with OS.

Arthur Portugal's avatar Arthur Portugal  ( 2020-09-13 11:42:54 -0600 )edit

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