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where to look for "get BCL space type"?

asked 2014-10-28 20:55:33 -0500

sheikh's avatar

hi all,

I am using openstudio v1.5.0 and when I click on plugins> openstudio user scripts > building component library > ??

there should be an option for "get BCL space type" as per the " OpenStudio 0.8 Basic Workflow Guide (SketchUp Plugin -

Space Types and Thermal Zones)" video turorial.

but I cannot find it. can anyone help?


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answered 2014-10-28 21:52:42 -0500

updated 2014-10-28 21:55:23 -0500

The YouTube video uses an older version of the plugin so I'm guessing that script was moved or retired prior to v1.5.0. I just opened SketchUp 2014 and found the new template generator though which looks like a great improvement...

Plugins > OpenStudio User Scripts > On Demand Template Generators > Space Type and Construction Set Wizard

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@MattSteen thanks for your reply but these templates are for starting a new building whereas I want a part of my office building to be a supermarket. I worked on your advice but it converted the whole office building to a supermarket. can u kindly help again?

sheikh's avatar sheikh  ( 2014-10-28 22:02:59 -0500 )edit

@sheikh, you can run this multiple times to load in space types from various building types. Just set the last argument "Set Building Defaults Using New Objects" to false. If you forget to do this you can always select the building object in the plugin or in the facility tab of the OpenStudio application later on.

Also, we do plan to publish this as a measure that can be run in the OpenStudio application as well. And in the plugin you should notice this same dialog when making a new model in place of choosing from the 16 building type templates.

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2014-10-28 22:16:14 -0500 )edit

thanks a lot @David Goldwasser

sheikh's avatar sheikh  ( 2014-10-28 22:27:37 -0500 )edit

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