[Equest-users] Shell vs. Floor Multipliers

Brian Fountain bfountain at greensim.com
Mon Jul 7 14:37:33 PDT 2008

No they are different.  Shells can be made up of multiple floors of the 
same floorplate.  Floors are, well, floors.

I often use floor multipliers -- this will create a bottom floor (of the 
shell), a typical middle floor with a floor multiplier of the number of 
middle floors plus a top floor (again, of the shell).  If you do not use 
floor multipliers, then each floor is explicitly defined.  This 
typically slows the simulation without increasing accuracy.

I have only used a shell multiplier once -- when I had a campus 
residence model with several identical 3-storey residence buildings 
making up the campus.

Hope this is clear.  My wording sounds fuzzy to be -- but it is a hot, 
sunny Monday here.

Daniel Wilkerson wrote:
> Hey All,
> Are Shell Multipliers and Floor Multipliers the same thing? If not, 
> what is the difference?  Thanks a lot!
>      -Dan
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