yorik wrote: ↑Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:18 pm
I also worked further on the GBXML exporter itself, but met a temporary showstopper. To test GBXML output, we need an application that can import GBXML and, preferably, do something with it. As far as I know, the only one avaialble that is open-source and runs on Linux is OpenStudio, which by the way seems a really nice thing. It is a bit hard to find the source code of OpenStudio, but it is on github. Problem: OpenStudio uses libraries about 2 years old (boost mainly) and doesn't run on modern Linux systems (their officially supported platform is an Ubuntu from 2012...) So I'm now busy trying to make OpenStudio work on my machine, which requires a ton of small fixes and is not a very easy task for a C++ ignorant. We could of course ask for help to the OpenStudio people, but the project has 691 open issues, I don't think we have a lot of chances to be heard.
I'm writing because I've just installed OpenStudio easily on LinuxMint 18.3 (Mate 64). It seems that in short period you would be able to make the Energy Certicate (that it's mandatory for every new building in Spain) with it. The actual program is one of the ugliest thing i've had to work with...and professionals are waiting for something that would replace it.
I'ts seems that you can import IFC to OpenStudio but it also has a plugin for Sketchup which makes the workflow really easy. Do you thing it would be difficult to do a similar thing with FC? That would mean that you could be working with your model in FC an make energy simultions while you are defining the project.