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Is it possible to use sketch up component to create windows?

asked 2015-05-13 07:57:47 -0500

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updated 2020-01-26 11:50:12 -0500

I want to use a sketch up component to be able to modify the size or the position of many windows at one time. I tried to draw one window then to create a component and then do copy paste, but when I went in the OS inspector there was only one subsurface created. Moreover when I saved, quited and reopened my model, all the windows had disappeared exept the first one.

Do you know if we can use Sketch up component ?



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That's a good question. The short answer is that there isn't a very easy way to do this, but i'll give it some thought tonight and try to post some possible solutions. For now you could place components at top level vs. in space. Then explode a copy of them and use "project loose geometry" to make OSM sub-surfaces.

In the past we thought about treating windows more like shading surfaces and interior partitions; a group of surfaces that sit within a space. We also considered making sub-surface geometry description a resource that could be shared so you could have window types.

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2015-05-13 10:35:53 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-05-13 11:29:07 -0500

The OpenStudio plug-in does not support the use of SketchUp components to represent windows, that is why your changes did not persist to your OSM file. The best solution for right now would probably be to create a measure that went through your model and adjusted/replaced all the existing windows with a new one.

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You could pick one sub-surface object as an argument, and the measure could find all others with the same dimensions, and optionally construction, and alter them in the same way, or re-position them (e.g. lower it by 6 inches).

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2015-05-13 11:31:49 -0500 )edit

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