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OpenStudio error when splitting spaces

asked 2015-04-28 22:47:01 -0600

Hi All, I'm running OS v1.7.0 and used this handy tutorial to split some spaces:

When I paste-in-place the split geometry into a fresh new space, I get this error error

Ruby console says this: ruby

I save a backup, reopen, run diagnostics (no errors), and things seem okay....? The one issue I can see is that some of the interior surfaces of the split spaces think they are exterior, and I can't seem to change them via the inspector, even if I delete and redraw, re-surface match, etc.

This happens every time I try to split a space with this model, but not with other models. Has anyone experienced this? Any tips? Should I abandon this and revert to an older version of the model?

Thanks in advance, Elizabeth

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answered 2015-04-29 00:14:15 -0600

updated 2015-04-29 00:16:05 -0600

Do you see any errors when you open the model? If you don't you may still want to try to run the diagnostic scriptanyway. Also more recently than that video I made a user script called "Move Selected Surfaces to a New Space" It replaces the cut/paste portion of the old manual method (see screenshot below). Try using that and see if you hit the same error. If you still do please email the model to and we can figure out why it is happening.

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Running script with surfaces selected within a space

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Resulting model with split spaces

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Thanks for the speedy reply David! I hadn't noticed your new script in that list but it is fabulous. It works beautifully, no errors. I got a few white surfaces but I was able to delete and redraw them, then once I rematched surfaces, the boundary conditions were fixed too.


egillmor gravatar image egillmor  ( 2015-04-29 08:37:41 -0600 )edit

Your welcome. Also, as a bonus, if you select multiple spaces (instead of s sub-set of surfaces within a space) with this tool it works as a "merge" vs. "split". So you can combine two or more spaces into one. The "merge/combine" behavior could be made better, for example removing matched surfaces between spaces and cleaning up empty spaces left over.

David Goldwasser gravatar image David Goldwasser  ( 2015-04-29 09:40:56 -0600 )edit

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