Undergound floor

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Is there a way to insert an underground floor that is not the size of
the entire floor of the space. I would like to insert a ug floor
that is a 3' strip along the perimeter of the space. When I insert
Child Component, Underground Floor, equest makes it the size/shape of
the entire space. The UG floor dialog allows me to change the area
but then I get a Bad Building Component error.

Chris Jones

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Chris,

When you input "Bottom" as the location, eQuest uses the default polygon corresponding to the space floor.
Copy this one, and customize it. Then input it as the new polygon for the UG.

Demba.

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Chris,
It sounds you need to create in 2D geometry a polygon of the shape which
you want your under ground floor to be (i.e. 3' by the length). The
child component need to call this polygon you created.
Hope this helps.
Larry

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Thanks for your reply. I can't find a way to "copy" a polygon? I am
in Detailed Edit Mode.

Chris Jones

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Chris,

Right click on an existing polygon on the project directory when you're in
the building shell tab:

Then you get this dialogue box:

Steven Savich, LEED AP

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When you right-click on the Polygon in question, it gives you the option to "Create another Polygon ...". On the "Create Polygon" dialog box that pops up, you choose "Copy an existing component" as your "Creation Option" and the component to copy will be automatically chosen as the original polygon. From there, you modify it to your convenience.

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I hope you are paying attention to the other thread happening right now,
Re: [Equest-users] Understanding Floors. In my opinion if you are
editing polygons it is because you have not used the DD wizard properly
and you have got too far into your model to go back. It is explaining
how you should have began your model construction. The DD wizard will
allow you to construct as many shells as you like to make a floor.
eQuest uses a bit of hocus-pocus to do underground layers as many of the
modelling softwares do. Even if you get your polygons right eQuest is
probably not going to analyze them correctly.
Bruce Easterbrook P.Eng.

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