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Workflow wall construction (sets) (Open studio)

asked 2021-10-25 07:18:10 -0500

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updated 2021-10-25 08:52:42 -0500

Hello, I am a beginner in E+ and I would like to assign my own wall structure to my building. All exterior walls, interior walls, floors and ceilings should have the same structure. In Open Studio I can set the Materials, Constructions and Constructionsets. Then in SketchUp, in the Model Inspector, I can select a ConstructionSet for each of my Spaces. When I then select individual walls or floors, the "Construction name" does not contain the corresponding construction that I have defined in the Constructionset. Do I then have to set the correct construction for each individual wall and for each individual floor?I feel like this is unnecessary and there is an easier way. I appreciate any help! Maria

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answered 2021-10-25 09:24:03 -0500

No, you don't have to set the construction for each surface. Also instead of setting a construction set for each space, you can also set it for the building, then only set a special construction set for a space if it doesn't follow the normal default behavior, for example an attic space. If you are missing any thing and a construction isn't assigned to a surface, you will find out with your simulation failing, and the eplusout.err file will mention the surfaces that are missing a construction.

The text you are seeing in the field in the SketchUp Plugin are hard assigned constructions. If you go to the render by construction, render mode, and click the render mode again once you are already there it will switch between showing only hard assigned constructions and inferred constructions. If you are looking at surfaces in the OpenStudio application you see inferred constructions as green.

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Thanks, you helped me a lot!

Mariha's avatar Mariha  ( 2021-10-25 11:58:41 -0500 )edit

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