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.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 2:26
Subject: Re: [EnergyPlus_Support] import
an idf file to designbuilder
That is not possible.
2010/2/26 Georgios Giannakis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
Thanks in advance,
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MArch, PhD Building
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