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Import

Pollination Rhino allows for the import/export of geometry and properties in the gbXML, OSM, IDF, hbjson file format.
There are two modes to open the file formats above.
  • Open: Creates a new Pollination Rhino Model using the generic template
  • Import: It add the model to the current Pollination Rhino model

Import:

There is no loss of information when importing HBJSON but only certain model elements can be imported from OSM, gbXML and IDF. These are summarized below.
Model Element
HBJSON
OSM
gbXML
IDF
Geometry
☑ 1
☑ 1
☑ 1 2
Spaces / Zoning
Boundary Conditions
Face Types (eg. AirBoundary)
Opaque Constructions
Window Constructions
☑ 3
☑ 3
☑ 3
Schedules
5
Loads
5
Thermostats + Outdoor Air Req.
☑ 4
5
Program Types
HVAC Systems
SHW Systems
Natural Ventilation
Everything Else
1 Formats do not natively support geometries with holes (they are collapsed to a single list of inward-turning vertices on export). 2 IDF only supports Apertures/Doors with 3-4 vertices (more complex window geometries are usually triangulated). 3 No dynamic behavior of window constructions is imported. 4 These always become divorced from ProgramTypes since they are not a part of OpenStudio SpaceTypes. 5 These may eventually be supported depending upon this issue.