Question-and-Answer Resource for the Building Energy Modeling Community
Get started with the Help page
Ask Your Question

What is the best way to import geometries from Sketchup into Simergy?

asked 2014-10-21 08:39:41 -0600

msweeney gravatar image

updated 2020-03-08 11:36:41 -0600

I recently upgraded to Simergy v1.3, and I'm trying to utilize the OpenStudio Sketchup plugin to generate geometries. According to the Simergy help file, I should be able to import a gbxml file. But upon entering the "Import:Browse" dialog box within Simergy, I can only select IDF files. The OpenStudio Sketchup plugin I'm using utilizes EnergyPlus v8.1, while Simergy utilizes EnergyPlus v7.2 - so I'm not sure if I can import an IDF instead.

My questions:

  1. Is there an ideal way to convert an E+ 8.1 IDF file into an E+ 7.2 file in order to import into Simergy?
  2. How can I import gbxml files into Simergy?
edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

1 Answer

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted

answered 2014-10-30 18:38:56 -0600

updated 2014-10-30 18:50:44 -0600

1 - No way to convert an IDF file back to a previous version (as far as I know)

2 - gbxml import is no more a supported features, look at the beginning of this doc SimergyEssentialReadingv1.3Complete

edit flag offensive delete link more

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account.

Add Answer

Training Workshops

Question Tools

1 follower


Asked: 2014-10-21 08:39:41 -0600

Seen: 1,539 times

Last updated: Oct 30 '14