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Re: [EnergyPlus_Support] Problems with building shape

At 11:35 AM 4/16/2003, Alberto Hernandez Neto wrote:

>Dear E+ users,
>I would like toknow if it si possible to insert a building which sahpe is 
>not rectangular or triangular.

Buildings can be almost any shape.  However surfaces which make up the 
building need to be triangular or convex 4 sided polygons.   (Windows must 
be triangular or rectangular).

>Besides, I would like to know if there is any software available to view 
>if the building input into E+ is correct?

One of the outputs of EnergyPlus is a "DXF report" -- there are several 
free of charge software available that can show the DXF output and you will 
get a good idea about whether the geometry has been input correctly.  (Ref: 
FAQ Reference on this same subject).

>Last thing: I tried to dowload the E+ documentation and I got an error 
>message saying there is a problem with the files.could you help me with that?

Did you install the software -- all the documentation is available 
there.  If you downloaded from the web, make sure that you are using the 
Acrobat 5 reader (or above).  Earlier versions of the reader will not read 
the PDF files.


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