[Bldg-sim] modeling spaces of multiple-floor heights

George Hu george.hu at awe-e.com
Mon Aug 18 08:17:58 PDT 2008

Hi John, and all,


I had the same question as Mona regarding how to model spaces that connect
multiple floors (such as an atrium).

This would require creating donut-shaped floors. I used to use VisualDOE,
and I understood that you would have an issue

if you create a donut-shaped floor - the software would not accept it (or am
I right?)


Are there similar issues in eQuest, and what are the techniques to use to
model a space of multiple floor height?

In eQuest, can we create a zone in a floor and make it "open to below" like
how you could do it in VisualDOE?



Thanks a lot.




George Hu, PE, LEED AP


AWE | Air Water Energy Engineers, Inc.




From: bldg-sim-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org
[mailto:bldg-sim-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org] On Behalf Of Aulbach, John
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 4:17 PM
To: Mona A; bldg-sim at lists.onebuilding.org
Subject: Re: [Bldg-sim] model mezzine and differnet plans


My suggestion (not knowing the level of your modeling experience) is to
model the entire 26 floors in the Schematic design (all same size). You will
only see Floors 1, 2 and 26, as Floor 2 will be represented by a multiplier.


Then switch to detailed Design Wizard (DD Wizard) and begin adding each
floor above the 2nd as a "clone" of the previous floor. Once you get to
floor 25 and look at the building 3-D, you will now see all 26 floors.


NOW, staying in the DD Wizard, go back to floors 1 and 2, and, using the
Footprint definition on Wizard Screen 2, go to "Custom". This will allow you
to draw on a lattice where you can STRETCH the 1st floor, save it, and go to
Floor 2 to do the same thing.


You need to "play" with this a bit.


John R. Aulbach, PE, CEM

Project Manager

Nexant, Inc.

701 West Kimberly Ave., Suite 245

Placentia, CA 92870-6342 USA

Phone: 714-524-4402

Fax: 714-524-4407

email: jaulbach at nexant.com




From: bldg-sim-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org
[mailto:bldg-sim-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org] On Behalf Of Mona A
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 12:46 PM
To: bldg-sim at lists.onebuilding.org
Subject: [Bldg-sim] model mezzine and differnet plans



I would like to model a 26storey   existing building with EQuest, however
the plans  are in pdf format, and I am not sure if I need to redraw them in
autocad.  the first two floors has different shape and part of the 2nd
floor is connected to 1st floor as a 2 storey gallery and there are 2
parking under ground(under first floor). I am wondering if I should model
the whole building in the schematic design without the first 2 floors and
parkings and then add them to the building? 

Building is rectangular in shape and the 24 story is expanded over the first
2 floor.


How can I model the 2 connected story? and how can I put these 2 stories
under the whole building.


Thanks alot,

Mona A.

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