[Bldg-sim] eQuest - converting these interior walls toexteriorwalls

B. Fountain bfountain at greensim.com
Wed Jan 30 13:07:43 PST 2008

It is my understanding that if the wall of your custom zone is within 1'
of the footprint, then an exterior wall is created.  This can be useful if
you do not want exterior walls (where building connects to an adjacent
building for example).  You simply define your zone inside the floorplate
for that wall.  It can also be frustrating if your zone walls don't quite
line up with your floorplate as Jonathan suggested.  We tend to go through
the exercise of rounding all polygon vertex inputs to the nearest foot for
ease of zone alignment etc.  (That would be a helpful automatic option in
the eQUEST interface).

> Jessica,
> I believe that in the eQUEST wizard if your defined zone walls are even
> the slightest bit off from what you defined as the building footprint,
> they will not be recognized as exterior walls. You could go through the
> wizard to correct this, create a new exterior wall in the detailed
> design mode and delete the interior wall, or go to the .inp file to
> change the wall type. You can't easily change a wall type from interior
> to exterior within eQUEST.
> Regards,
> Jonathan Curtin EIT, LEED AP
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> Jessica
> Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 12:23 PM
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> Subject: [Bldg-sim] eQuest - converting these interior walls to
> exteriorwalls
> Hello all again.
> I've imported a CAD drawing, using schematic design mode I drew the
> custom foot print and then the custom individual zones. I have a couple
> of exterior walls that show up as interior walls, even after a lot of
> tweaking. Any suggestions for converting these interior walls to
> exterior walls (simply)?
> Thanks again.
> Jessica E. McCready
> Energy Engineer
> KEMA Services Inc.
> 492 Ninth Street, Suite 220
> Oakland, CA 94607
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> jessica.mccready at kema.com
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