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### Using Eppy to export IDF objects

Hello, I am trying to pre-process an IDF file (exported from designbuilder or openstudio) to use it with jEplus. Thanks to the help I received on this forum I have managed to replace selected parameters with jeplus variables, which is great.

My next step is to 'assemble' and IDF file, by:

• extracting objects from an IDF files
• save them as a separate IDF files (or INP input file) to be subsequently called by EP-macro, within jEplus.

For instance, I would like to use the geometry built with DesignBuilder - by extracting idf.idfobjects['BUILDINGSURFACE:DETAILED'] - and copy this in a new file where all other objects are called through EP-macro (i.e. schedules, materials, output variables etc).

Also, could these objets be exported in a different format, (i.e. csv) in order to visualise them? I have tried to use the commands .saveas() and .to_csv in eppy but neither of those seem to work.

Thanks! Andrea

### Using Eppy to export IDF objects

Hello, I am trying to pre-process an IDF file (exported from designbuilder or openstudio) to use it with jEplus. Thanks to the help I received on this forum I have managed to replace selected parameters with jeplus variables, which is great.

My next step is to 'assemble' and IDF file, by:

• extracting objects from an IDF files
• save them as a separate IDF files (or INP input file) to be subsequently called by EP-macro, within jEplus.

For instance, I would like to use the geometry built with DesignBuilder - by extracting idf.idfobjects['BUILDINGSURFACE:DETAILED'] - and copy this in a new file where all other objects are called through EP-macro (i.e. schedules, materials, output variables etc).

Also, could these objets be exported in a different format, (i.e. csv) in order to visualise them? I have tried to use the commands .saveas() and .to_csv in eppy but neither of those seem to work.

Thanks! Andrea

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### Using Eppy to export IDF objects

Hello, I am trying to pre-process an IDF file (exported from designbuilder or openstudio) to use it with jEplus. Thanks to the help I received on this forum I have managed to replace selected parameters with jeplus variables, which is great.

My next step is to 'assemble' and IDF file, by:

• extracting objects from an IDF files
• save them as a separate IDF files (or INP input file) to be subsequently called by EP-macro, within jEplus.

For instance, I would like to use the geometry built with DesignBuilder - by extracting idf.idfobjects['BUILDINGSURFACE:DETAILED'] - and copy this in a new file where all other objects are called through EP-macro (i.e. schedules, materials, output variables etc).

Also, could these objets be exported in a different format, (i.e. csv) in order to visualise them? I have tried to use the commands .saveas() and .to_csv in eppy but neither of those seem to work.

Thanks! Andrea

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### Using Use Eppy to export IDF objects

Hello, I am trying to pre-process an IDF file (exported from designbuilder DesignBuilder or openstudio) OpenStudio) to use it with jEplus. jEPlus. Thanks to the help I received on this forum I have managed to replace selected parameters with jeplus jEPlus variables, which is great.

My next step is to 'assemble' and an IDF file, by:

• extracting objects from an IDF files
• save saving them as a separate IDF files (or INP input file) to be subsequently called by EP-macro, within jEplus.jEPlus.

For instance, I would like to use the geometry built with DesignBuilder - by extracting idf.idfobjects['BUILDINGSURFACE:DETAILED'] - and copy this in a new file where all other objects are called through EP-macro (i.e. schedules, materials, output variables etc).

Also, could these objets be exported in a different format, (i.e. csv) CSV) in order to visualise them? I have tried to use the commands .saveas() and .to_csv in eppy but neither of those seem to work.

Thanks! Andrea