[Equest-users] Starting with Equest

Paul Diglio paul.diglio at sbcglobal.net
Tue Dec 11 12:59:08 PST 2012


I know sometimes it is impossible to line up the vertices to the CAD using a 
mouse.  You can alternately edit the vertices in the X-Y table on the left in 
the screenshot that Vikram shows below.  Reviewing the table is also a good 
check to see if things are perfectly square and plumb.

I try to draw using a mouse and if I am off a bit, then I edit the X-Y 
coordinate and that squares up the space.

 Paul Diglio, CEM, CBCP

87 Fairmont Avenue
New Haven, CT  06513


From: "Sami, Vikram" <Vikram.Sami at perkinswill.com>
To: Billy Condor <bcondor at sumacinc.com>; "equest-users at lists.onebuilding.org" 
<equest-users at lists.onebuilding.org>
Sent: Tue, December 11, 2012 3:53:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Equest-users] Starting with Equest

To snap to the CAD file you have to set the snap priorities. See below:
Different floor plates – this can get tricky. Use the DD wizard instead of the 
SD wizard. You need good model management to pull this off. 

Vikram Sami, LEED AP BD+C
Sustainable Design Analyst
1315 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
t: 404-443-7462    f: 404.892.5823       e: vikram.sami at perkinswill.com   
Perkins+Will.  Ideas + buildings that honor the broader goals of society
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[mailto:equest-users-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org] On Behalf Of Billy Condor
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 2:38 PM
To: equest-users at lists.onebuilding.org
Subject: [Equest-users] Starting with Equest
I’ve just downloaded Equest and started playing with the options of this 

First, I thought of drawing the whole architecture of my building and then 
include all the energy-related parameters, as I used to do in another software.
For one thing, I imported a cad file (with SI units) to Equest, I read that so 
far it’s not possible to work with SI units in Equest, but it really doesn’t 
matter (at least so far).
Then, I’ve noticed that there is no way to click exactly on the vertices of my 
drawing (I think one way to solve this problem is to decrease the grid 
resolution in the ‘Poligon View Properties’ dialog box) even selecting snap CAD 
as first. 

Also, my building has different floors, and so far I just know how to draw one 
specific floor and replicate as many times as floors my building has. However, 
how can I draw different floors for the same building? I mean, from the first to 
the fifth floor are the same, and from the sixth to the eleventh is another 

I really appreciate your help!
Thanks in advance.
Billy Cóndor Romero
Av. Rivera Navarrete 757. Int H. San Isidro - Lima
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