Plugin to identify "Thermal Bridges"

Plugin to identify "Thermal Bridges"

Postby rossthompson » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:09 pm

Hi,

It has been a while since I posted, so I'm hoping this is the right section.

I work for a company that uses SketchUp for the thermal analysis of buildings. Regulations now require us to evaluate heat lost through junctions between elements.

For example external corners of a building, or where a window joins a wall. The attached PDF shows some useful diagrams.

The current approach is to make a simple sketchup model of the building, then try to motivate a graduate to measure and record all the lengths associated with these junctions. This can takes hours if not days, a frustrating process as the computer already has the inputs!

So this prompts the question, could this be done automatically with a plugin / algorithm?

My coding experience is limited, but it would be great to get an estimate for the number of person-hours the programming work would take.

If anyone is looking for development work, please get in touch. This plugin would be very valuable to our company and many others.

Thanks

Ross
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Re: Plugin to identify "Thermal Bridges"

Postby Pixero » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:25 pm

Here is a link to some Energy analysis plugins for SketchUp: https://extensions.sketchup.com/en/taxonomy/term/34/?f[0]=im_field_ext_category%3A34
Maybe something there would work for you?
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Re: Plugin to identify "Thermal Bridges"

Postby rossthompson » Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:17 pm

Hi Pixero,
Thanks for getting back to me. I've had a look through and I don't think any of those plugins will be able to do it unfortunately.
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