The purpose of this is to export to an energy model to be read by design builder.
My theory is that if i can export a filled “Weather tight” mass for our ESD team to work from that it
saves them about a days work on every job.
Probably important to mention that the level of detail is extremely low (Ie; a mesh finish is not required)
Sectioning and defining spaces can be done afterwards with more ease one you have a shell to work from. because typically the level of detail on the Revit models we receive is at a concept or preliminary design level normally accompanied by some Autocad files for floor layouts)
interestingly i found that trying to do what i initially described here to be less helpful than i thought it would be, and have moved onto using the same principle but generating a conceptual mass instead of a “room” or “space” because in as an XML file this imports as a building block that the ESD engineers can work from with a lot more freedom.
I am still struggling a little bit with filling up the inside areas based on wall, floor, ceiling locations but i feel like ill over come this after a bit more work, i’ve placed it on the back burner while i work on billable work
i will update once i make some measurable progress for anyone else out there who might stumble across this.