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global parameter in OpenStudio

asked 2015-06-25 11:30:25 -0500

updated 2015-07-12 14:14:55 -0500

Does OpenStudio have the function similar with "global parameter" in eQuest?

I have many windows with same height in a project. The window height will be changed frequently in the future. I think it is too time consuming if they have to be changed one by one many times. In eQuest, I usually create a global parameter and link every window height to that parameter. Then, I can just change one global parameter to change all window heights. Does OpenStudio have similar function?

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answered 2015-06-25 11:39:24 -0500

OpenStudio does NOT have a global parameter function like in eQuest. Instead, OS has the ability for the user to write measures that can do pretty much anything. For your case, you can write a measure to change all the window heights. There is also already a measure that changes the window to wall ratio of your building on the Building Component Library found here BCL Window Measures

Here is a good resource for learning how to write measures: OS Measure Writing Guide

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I'll add this introductory overview of measures and how they can be used.

Eric Ringold's avatar Eric Ringold  ( 2015-06-25 11:44:28 -0500 )edit

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