[Equest-users] Copying same type of glases

David Griffin II DGriffin at archnexus.com
Mon Dec 22 08:12:39 PST 2014


It’s nice to see you on the eQUEST forum. There are many approaches to what you are trying to do. Depending on which phase of the modeling you are in, the approach is different.

I’m guessing since the window on the floors are typical, you may want to apply a floor multiplier to the model. This assumes each floor has the same schedule/zoning/etc. Then you wouldn’t have to copy all the windows. You would just model them on one floor.

Detailed Edit
I would take the input file approach. Model the windows on one floor only via the eQUEST GUI. Then save a copy of the .inp just in case. After you have created your back-up, find your windows in the .inp file and copy them to the appropriate corresponding geometry on the subsequent floors. This should not take more than 20 minutes. Test your progress as you go to make sure you are doing it right; i.e. open eQUEST after setting up every 5 floors or so to troubleshoot any issues/errors that may pop up. If you default all appropriate glass parameters before starting this process, it makes things a lot easier. If you have good computer coding skills, you may want to setup a script to do this for you.

I hope this helps.


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From: John Aulbach [mailto:jra_sac at yahoo.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2014 12:33 AM
To: Muthu; equest-users at lists.onebuilding.org
Subject: Re: [Equest-users] Copying same type of glases

Well, you COULD change the Glass type in the tree diagram in the DETAIL EDIT mode to the same properties. So Glass 1 and Glass 2 match. Or your could painfully go through the glass in the spreadsheet mode (DETAIL EDIT) change all to Glass-1.

Your choice.

John R. Aulbach, PE

On Friday, December 19, 2014 7:01 PM, Muthu <muthuharr at gmail.com<mailto:muthuharr at gmail.com>> wrote:

Hi all,
Iam modelling a 20 floor building. Building has typical glass type and size for all the floors. Is there anymethod to copy and paste the typical type of glasses in equest?

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