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The material downloaded from BCL can not be dropped on Materials tab

asked 2023-10-09 15:49:59 -0500

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Hello everyone,

I've encountered an issue while trying to use the Brick-Fired Clay material from BCL in OpenStudio. I successfully downloaded the material, and it appears in the library window on the right side of OpenStudio. However, when I attempt to drag and drop it into the related box in the constructions tab, nothing happens.

The program doesn't crash or display an error message, but the material also doesn't appear anywhere within the model. It remains visible only inside the library tab.

I would greatly appreciate any assistance on how to properly apply the Brick-Fired Clay material to my construction. If you need more information about my setup please let me know.

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answered 2023-10-10 10:54:47 -0500

updated 2023-10-10 10:57:22 -0500

This is a regression in the OpenStudio SDK starting at 3.5.1, I've opened an issue at

In the meantime, you can just grab the content of the OSM if you want. If you paste this in your model (.osm) it should work just fine, or just recreate the material in the OSapp by hand.

$ cat ~/BCL/69decf20-7926-0130-b7f7-0026b9d40ccf/69e055c0-7926-0130-b7f9-0026b9d40ccf/files/Brick_Fired_Clay_4_in_130_lb_ft3.osm

  {3d35de05-e7a6-41e8-9e58-fd0d752e0899}, !- Handle
  Brick - Fired Clay - 4 in. - 130 lb/ft3, !- Name
  MediumRough,                            !- Roughness
  0.1016,                                 !- Thickness {m}
  1.02,                                   !- Conductivity {W/m-K}
  2082.40023861482,                       !- Density {kg/m3}
  790;                                    !- Specific Heat {J/kg-K}
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