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Window frame and divider in OpenStudio

asked 2015-05-20 03:21:26 -0500

OlgaF gravatar image

updated 2020-01-20 15:06:42 -0500

Hi, I would like to ask about OpenStudio and window frame-divider addition. Does anyone know how could I insert a window frame and divider in OpenStudio (not in SketchUp plug-in)? Is there such a feature in OpenStudio 1.7.0?

Thanks in advance!

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@OlgaF this looks like a duplicate of this question: How to add "WindowProperty:FrameAndDivider" object in OpenStudio?

Can you find an answer there?

Neal Kruis gravatar image Neal Kruis  ( 2015-05-20 09:10:08 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-05-20 13:37:27 -0500

OS 1.7 now does have this functionality. There is a SketchUp script that is called "Set Window Property Frame and Divider" that allows you to assign it. Essentially you just import the .idf file that was exported from Windows 6, then run the script in SketchUp.

Here are the directions from NREL: "Window Property Frame and Divider

This tutorial explains how to use the OS:WindowProperty:FrameAndDivider object to study the impact of window frame and divider materials as well as the impact of sill and outside reveal surfaces. The OS:WindowProperty:FrameAndDivider object closely follows the EnergyPlus WindowProperty:FrameAndDivider object with only one difference. The OpenStudio object includes one additional field, Outside Reveal Depth, which the EnergyPlus object does not. During translation from OpenStudio to EnergyPlus, OS:SubSurface vertices are offset by this amount in order to model the additional shading provided by the outside reveal surface. Create Window Property Frame and Divider

Window Property Frame and Divider objects can be created using the object inspector in the OpenStudio SketchUp plug-in. The inspector can also be used to edit any properties of the Window Property Frame and Divider object.

Add Window Property Frame and Divider Importing IDF files from the WINDOW program

IDF files exported from WINDOW containing Window Property Frame and Divider objects can be imported using the OpenStudio SketchUp plug-in via Extensions>OpenStudio>Import>Import EnergyPlus Idf Constructions. WINDOW exports two IDF files, a *Avg.idf and a *Spec.idf file. Only the *Avg.idf file may be imported as the MaterialProperty:GlazingSpectralData object in the *Spec.idf file is not yet supported by OpenStudio.

Import Window Property Frame and Divider Apply Window Property Frame and Divider

Once you have a Window Property Frame and Divider object in your model, you can apply it to sub surfaces using the object inspector. Only exterior windows and glass doors can reference Window Property Frame and Divider objects.

Set Window Property Frame and Divider

The Window Property Frame and Divider object can also be applied to all valid sub surfaces in the current selection using the OpenStudio user script "Set Window Property Frame and Divider" under "Alter or Add Model Elements.

Add Window Property Frame and Divider Script"

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