[Bldg-sim] eQuest - common surface between shells and zooming in 3D

Patrick J. O'Leary, Jr. poleary1969 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 11 05:45:52 PDT 2012

yeah, unfortunately the wizard can do that for two adjacent shells of 
differing heights.

a manual work around in detail mode is to

1. copy the wall in question, add 'ext' to the end of the name to 
differentiate it,
2.  change the elevation of the exterior wall & its height (if it is not 
defined as a polygon).
3.  change the height of what is to be the internal wall.
4.  change the definition of the internal wall to internal.  this is 
typically not as easy as simply changing the wall type definition & 
turning off the self-shading property.  sometimes it is easier to copy 
an internal wall definition to your offending space & change its 
characteristics to what you need.  the internal wall definition will 
prompt for the vertex of the space the wall starts at so you'll need to 
find that out too.  of course just changing it & watching it move around 
w/the 3d view set to wirescreen & the wall selected can narrow that down 
as well.

On 6/11/12 6:41 AM, Liam O'Brien wrote:
> Hi All,
> Two quick questions as an eQUEST rookie:
> 1) I have a gym (25 ft tall) shell surrounded by a hallway shell 
> (10ft). I was hoping that the gym's surfaces that touch the hall would 
> be split into two (10 ft tall and 15ft tall) so that they would have 
> different boundary conditions; namely that the top 15ft would be 
> exposed to the exterior. However, the DD Wizard is making the whole 
> thing exposed to the exterior. Is there a way around manually fixing 
> this in the detailed mode? I really hope so!
> 2) In the 3D view mode, is there any way to zoom or pan (and not just 
> rotate). If I'm going to edit things in detailed mode (see above!), 
> then that would be pretty helpful!
> Thanks in advance,
> Liam O'Brien
> Assistant Professor
> Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
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