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how to check idf geometry and construction

asked 2024-07-07 10:40:15 -0500

RobinCris's avatar

updated 2024-07-08 12:53:29 -0500


I am building a service for Green Building consultants, that generate idf files for them according to plans and properties they give me. The service Is for modeling, and after they will say ok about it, I will run the simulation and provide a report for the standard office for them.

I remembered there were simple option for them to open the IDF file and check my geometry work and constructions easily. but now I see sketchup free is only online. can I load an IDF file there? I am looking for easy way for them to check my work.

Please advice

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answered 2024-07-07 13:32:56 -0500

The OpenStudioApplication remains a very good (free) option for importing, visualizing and interacting with third-party IDF files. Below is the US DOE Prototype Warehouse, imported as an IDF (rather than simply opened as an OSM) : same available information when it comes to geometry, constructions, etc.

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It's limited. But from what I'm reading, it seems your requirements would be well supported.

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answered 2024-07-15 06:49:17 -0500

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I can recommend using the Spider IDF Viewer available at

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