OpenStudio Surface Matching Tool

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Hey guys I’m back!

Sorry for the lack of activity on the site. I got the VPN hooked up again so I can make videos from home and I’ve been getting some great feedback from everyone. Looking forward to answering some questions and getting to some suggestions in some upcoming videos. Going to try to reach some more advanced topics such as HVAC as well as dig deeper into Energyplus IDF files and maybe even actually show some Revit Tutorials (although there are too many out there to begin with ;-) ) I’m optimizing the videos that are hosted on the site, so they are about 75% smaller and I am also going to look into offering HTML5 priority to mobile devices. As always my videos can be watched on YouTube and Vimeo.

This video is quick and showcases a current feature in OpenStudio, Surface Matching, that resolves previous issues of managing adjacent boundary and surface conditions. This was a much-needed feature and was addressed previously in my videos as a real problem initially with the application. This new implementation really helps speed up geometry creation and is a great addition to the software. Check it out after the break and leave feedback!

Surface Matching Example – Part I

Surface Matching Example – Part II