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How can I add a lightshelf to my model in sketchup?

asked 2021-07-08 15:56:54 -0500

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updated 2021-07-08 16:36:01 -0500

Hi How can I add a lightshelf to my model in sketchup? I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU. Many thanks

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@Fatima1991 there are separate SketchUp plug-ins depending on if you're working with EnergyPlus models (IDFs) or OpenStudio models (OSMs). Which do you plan on using?

Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2021-07-08 16:36:52 -0500 )edit

@Fatima1991 you can check these two posts (Post1 and Post2) as they might be helpful.

Ammar De's avatar Ammar De  ( 2021-07-08 20:29:15 -0500 )edit

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answered 2021-07-08 16:46:46 -0500

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Dear Aaron I'm a Ph.D. student and I'm gonna study on a light shelf considering thermal and visual comfort. I want to model my office in SketchUp with the aid of open-studio then I simulate it in EnergyPlus and finally optimize it in jEPlus+ea, but I'm confusing, I cant add a light shelf in SketchUp, which means I used the bellow code but I faced an Error!

sketchup_model = Sketchup.active_model model = sketchup_model.model_interface.openstudio_model

new_lightshelf =subsurfaces[11].addDaylightingDeviceShelf()


new_lightshelf.empty? false aa=new_lightshelf.get OS:DaylightingDevice:Shelf, {d3e8c95e-9f08-4a58-acf4-c2b79d7df8c4}, !- Handle Daylighting Device Shelf 1, !- Name {72f98f0b-6b8a-4ba6-920d-83994f4287e7}; !- Window Name aa.class OpenStudio::Model::DaylightingDeviceShelf Daylighting Device Shelf 1

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@Fatima1991 thank you for the information. This is a comment on your question, not an answer to your question. I see that you also created a new post for the Ruby scripting error you mentioned here, which is great since that is a new question from what you asked here. Would you mind converting this from an answer to a comment? It will need to be shorter (600 character limit for comments) or split into multiple comments.

Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2021-07-09 07:37:23 -0500 )edit

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