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Re: [EnergyPlus_Support] import an idf file to designbuilder

The only ways I've found to do it, and it is quite problemmatic and finnicky, is to use OpenStudio to import an IDF, Demeter to translate the model to GBXML, then DBuilder can import GBXML, though it does it very badly with many bugs and I havent' figured out how to get it to recognize shading devices at all or materials correctly.  The other way is to use Revit and GreenBuildingStudio to create a GBXML (and matching IDF), then import to DBuilder, with the same caveats.
BTW for the DB folks, it is the single biggest downfall and weakness of DB that there is no interoperability with IDF. 
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Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 2:26 AM
Subject: Re: [EnergyPlus_Support] import an idf file to designbuilder



That is not possible. 

2010/2/26 Georgios Giannakis <giannakis.georgios@gmail.com>


I have seen that designbuilder gives the opportunity to export the respective idf file.
Does anyone know if we can import an idf file to designbuilder?

Thanks in advance,

Emanuele Naboni - www.e3lab.org - info@xxxxxxxxx
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