Google SketchUp for Energy Analysis Using EnergyPlus


Install SketchUp 7: http://sketchup.google.com/download/gsu.html

Part 1: SketchUp Modeling Essentials

Setting Up Your Template [Window/Preferences/Template/Plan View - Feet Inches]
Showing Other Toolbars [Large Tool Set, Face Style, Layers, Standard, Views, Large Buttons]
Drawing Tools [Line, Rectangle, Polygon, Circle, Arc]
Creating Roof Types [Flat, Gable, Hip, Mansard, Cross Hipped]
Creating Additions on Structure [Inferencing and Aligning to Existing Slopes]
Creating Overhangs for a Building’s Roof [Offset Tool, PushPull]

Part 2: DWG Import and Developing a Building

DWG Import [Plan & Elevation, Purge Layers, Import Options, Align Elevation to Plan]
Exterior Massing Model [PushPull for Heights, Inferencing, Move Tool for Roof Pitch]
Making Components [Create a Dormer, Copy/Paste in Place, Move & Make]
Component Copy/Adding Detail to Components [ Move/Copy, PushPull for Roof & Walls]

Part 3: Textures and Importing 3D Warehouse Components

Applying Textures [Paint Bucket, Apply Inside Components, Transparent Textures]
3D Warehouse Components [Built in Search, Dynamic Components, Moving Components]

Part 4: Geomodeling

Introduction to Geomodeling [3D Buildings Layer, Navigating in Google Earth, Model Efficiency]
Import Google Earth Imagery [R for Top View, Terrian On, Import Current View]
Massing Model [Line Tool, Rectangle Tool, PushPull to Approximate Height]
Applying Photographs [File, Import, Position, Uncheck Fixed Pins, Release Vs Drag]
Apply Textures [Import, Red Pin -> Bottom Left, Green -> Bottom Right, Blue -> Top Left]
PNG Textures to Reduce Detail [Railing Example]
Efficient Models [Clean Up Inside]
Export to Google Earth/3D Warehouse


Part 5: Using OpenStudio/EnergyPlus
Quick overview on EnergyPlus
Quick overview of OpenStudio
Creating a simple thermal model with OpenStudio
Running the model with EnergyPlus
Dynamically viewing results
Importing existing EnergyPlus input files
Creating perturbations from existing input files

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