Unit conversion in design Builder

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Hello ALL....
My Name is Sheelam Khare. I am doing M.Tech in Energy Engineering.My
project is on Building Simulation and modeling, for this I am using
the Design Builder Software version- I am facing problem
of unit conversion. My Drawing is in millimeters and I also commanded
the same at the Unit tab while importing the drawing,but it is taking
the values in the ft which is not required. So please give me some
suggestion in making the correct building model.
Sheelam Khare....

Sheelam Khare's picture
Joined: 2012-06-13
Reputation: 1

You should probably address this to the DesignBuilder Help Desk. DB allows
you to specify the import units, but since you apparently did this and it
works well in previous versions, it may be a bug in v105. (and therefore
should be reported to DB)

James V. Dirkes II, P.E., BEMP , LEED AP

James V Dirkes II, PE's picture
Joined: 2011-10-02
Reputation: 203

Hi Sheelam,

I hope you have changed the units to Metric in Tools

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In DesignBuilder Metric system, units are always read in metres. The best thing to do is to scale your drawing in CAD to meters and then import it in Designbuilder. Check the measure of one of the surfaces and it should be fine.


Apeksha Gupta

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Joined: 2011-10-02
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