Adding or modifying geometry in an idf

asked 2021-01-27 20:42:09 -0600

willyJohan's avatar

updated 2021-02-01 09:01:12 -0600

Having pretty much solely used Sketchup/OpenStudio in the past to develop geometry I find myself with a fully baked idf that I may need to split a zone in.

So, any tips or tricks for spitting a zone in an idf? I tired importing the idf into Sketchup, changing the geometry, exporting the idf and then copying only the new geometry objects into the original idf but this was a pretty huge mess (though workable I guess).

Hoping there is something obvious I'm forgetting about.


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@willyJohanEuclid is a SketchUp plug-in for editing IDFs directly (used to be called Legacy OpenStudio). You can read more about this in posts here, here, and here.

To split the zone in two, you should edit the existing zone to be smaller and then create the new zone.

Does that answer your question?

Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2021-01-28 07:39:28 -0600 )edit

I had always wondered what the difference was between the sketchup plug-in and the "legacy" plug-in. This solved my issue. Thanks.

willyJohan's avatar willyJohan  ( 2021-01-28 11:53:01 -0600 )edit

@willyJohan, this YouTube video on merging and splitting spaces in SketchUp plugin may be helpful. It was made talking about spaces, but the exact same workflow should be applicable in the Euclid SketchUp Plugin for zones.

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2021-01-28 13:59:19 -0600 )edit