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How to export the plant layout image?

asked 2020-09-18 11:28:15 -0600

Cinzia's avatar

updated 2020-09-18 21:33:56 -0600

Hi, I have created my energy model equipped with implants in OpenStudio. I'm writing a report and I would like to insert the loop layout as an image. Is there any way to do this?

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answered 2020-09-18 21:33:43 -0600

  1. Zoom out using the (-) magnifying glass icon to see the entire loop.

  2. Take a screen shot using your operating system's keyboard shortcut or app. For example, on Windows SHIFT + WINDOWS + S (or the dedicated "Print Screen" button).

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Thanks for your answer MatthewSteen. I knew this method, but I was hoping there was another way. My model has 54 thermal zones, each with one fan coil. If I zoom out, the plant layout is small and difficult to understand.

Cinzia's avatar Cinzia  ( 2020-09-21 10:56:18 -0600 )edit

@Cinzia that wasn't clear from your question. Another option is to run the in.idf file with EnergyPlus and then use the .svg file. However, that will be small too.

If the zones are all the same, I would just include one in the as a representative zone and add a note to the image to indicate there are 54 zones.

MatthewSteen's avatar MatthewSteen  ( 2020-10-01 09:13:54 -0600 )edit

Hi @MatthewSteen, sorry if I was unclear. I found a solution: I screenshot multiple parts of the plant and then merge them with an image editor. Thank you for your answer.

Cinzia's avatar Cinzia  ( 2020-10-07 14:27:51 -0600 )edit

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