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Wall and window areas for rescheck

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Is there any helpful tools I can use to get wall and fenestration areas for use in rescheck? I've only come across per room articles. What I'm after is exterior wall total surface area and total window surface area, and door also. I typically do it by hand but curious if chief can help. 

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ChiefArchitect support export for rescheck. So really all you have to do is File / Export / to REScheck  and create rxl file. 

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If you still want those areas independent of REScheck, you can get them from the Material List:

 

 

 

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Holy cow, I just tried the export and that is brilliant! I wish I had someway to have the walls labelled so I could verify everything is coming through correct easier. 

 

Thanks for the quick responses. You guys are great. I'm almost getting dangerous at Chief!

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1. Turn on Wall labels

2. Select wall and open DBX

3. select label tab than "specify label"

4. select in "object_specific" -- %wall_id%

 

Do this for each wall or select all together

Wall ID will be the same as in Recheck XML file

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really wish it worked for California but it dosen't

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11 hours ago, DRAWZILLA said:

really wish it worked for California but it dosen't

You can use it to get square footages for the envelope, so it can save some little tedious calculations. Only issue is that Calfornia works with gross square footages for the wall areas, so you need to add the window areas back into the wall areas before deducting them again. It would be great if California could use the energy program that the rest of the country uses, but we're too special for that, I guess.

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