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Importing composite wall constrcution files

asked 2014-10-22 20:41:35 -0500

sheikh gravatar image

updated 2015-07-10 13:29:42 -0500

I tried to import composite wall constructions file from EnergyPlus 8.1 in my OpenStudio SketchUp model but it shows the following error:

Failed to load file at C:/EnergyPlusV8-1-0/DataSets/CompositeWallConstructions.idf.

Error: Cannot load Model for path'C:/EnergyPlusV8-1-0/DataSets/CompositeWallConstructions.idf'. Extension must be 'osm'. For 'osc's use loadComponent.

Can anyone kindly explain this?

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answered 2014-10-23 03:18:44 -0500

updated 2014-10-23 03:21:12 -0500

If you are using the OpenStudio SketchUp Plugin and you want to import constructions or schedules into your current model go to the "Import" menu under "Plugins/OpenStudio" and choose the appropriate options. In your case "Import EnergyPlus IDF Constructions". You can also import from an OSM.

As a note, if you are in the stand alone OpenStudio application you can also load external objects if your dataset is an OSM by loading it as a library using the file menu. It will replace your current library resources (note: this doesn't affect the HVAC library).

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i saved my model as an .osm file n then applied all the steps which you have mentioned but now it is giving the following errors:

Warning: Could not find GlobalGeometryRules object, assuming defaults

Warning: Could not find Building object, assuming 0 rotation

Warning: Could not find Building object, assuming 0 rotation

Warning: Could not find Building object, assuming 0 rotation

Warning: Could not find Building object, assuming 0 rotation

can you kindly explain this?

sheikh gravatar imagesheikh ( 2014-10-23 20:23:56 -0500 )edit

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