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How to add missing/hidden columns in space tabs under loads in OS 3.2?

asked 2021-11-02 09:52:04 -0600

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updated 2022-02-06 12:12:08 -0600

Hi there,

I am using an Openstudio version 3.2 and I am trying to use a multiplier on a people load definition for a classroom spaces. However, the "General" tab under spaces tab won't let me change me anything (all areas are inactive). When I move to the "Custom" tab, all the columns are hidden/missing. Is there a way to add the columns for "Load Name" and "Multiplier", at the least ? (Also, there is no horizontal scroll in the bottom)

I would appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks, Biraj

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The general tab suddenly became active. BUT, when I changed multiplier on one space, it changes on all. Is there a way around this ?

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Biraj's avatar Biraj  ( 2021-11-02 10:18:29 -0600 )edit

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answered 2021-11-02 10:11:28 -0600

The picture here under loads shows you how to select columns that you want to appear in the custom view, but that may not be your issue here. Going to the custom tab is just a custom view of specific columns.

I expect your issue here is that the load instance multiplier you are trying to change is part of a space type, and you are trying to edit it for a specific space that space type is assigned to. If that is the case, either edit the space type, or create a copy of the space type, edit it and then assign that copy to this space type. You can also get rid of any space type assignment and manually add loads to this space or add additional loads to the space eon top of what come from the space type. What you can't do is to remove selectively some of the loads that come in with the space type without altering the space type.

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Thanks David ! We were thinking about doing that but wouldn't that defeat the purpose of using a multiplier ?


Biraj's avatar Biraj  ( 2021-11-02 10:28:16 -0600 )edit

Generally the multiplier is to avoid having extra load definition. As an example you have a definition for a 40 watt light. A small huddle room might have a multiplier of 1 or 2, while a larger conference room iight have 20.

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2021-11-02 11:28:11 -0600 )edit

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