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Is it Possible to Turn Off the Built in OpenStudio Results Measure?

asked 2015-09-21 17:04:50 -0500

updated 2016-03-14 14:39:24 -0500

In OpenStudio 1.8.5 I cannot use the measure "Set Output Table to IP Units" without the program failing on runs. I believe this is because OS 1.8.5 (and possibly 1.9) have the measure "OpenStudio Results" built in which requires the output file to be in SI units. Even though the program fails on runs, it does create the EnergyPlus output report in IP units correctly. Is there a way in OS 1.8.5 to turn off the built in OpenStudio results?

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The OpenStudio 1.9.0 reporting measure will give you answers in IP, if there are specific outputs from EnergyPlus that are missing in the OpenStudio report we can work to add those. We are really pushing to keep OpenStudio output in SI and just do IP units in reporting measures. Can you let us know what outputs you are looking for in IP units?

macumber gravatar imagemacumber ( 2015-09-21 18:06:53 -0500 )edit

OpenStudio now issues a warning if you use the IP Units measure now.

macumber gravatar imagemacumber ( 2015-09-21 18:07:57 -0500 )edit

Old presentation result is better with concrete number and table, please revert back :(

lutinfr gravatar imagelutinfr ( 2015-09-21 21:43:04 -0500 )edit

I believe the old version of the report is still on BCL, @David Goldwasser can point you to it. The way we envision reporting measures is that you can just use the ones you like, that way everyone can have it their way :-)

macumber gravatar imagemacumber ( 2015-09-21 23:18:08 -0500 )edit

The new one is nicer, better for presentation, but energy efficiency is based on real number and % saving. New report can keep numerical table from old one and shows exact number when moving cursor on chart. This will be perfect.

lutinfr gravatar imagelutinfr ( 2015-09-21 23:25:13 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-01-22 10:20:11 -0500

updated 2016-01-22 10:20:53 -0500

So there's a way to turn off the measure, but it's not necesarilly user friendly...

In your installation folder, locate share\openstudio-1.10.1\pat\Measures\StandardReports\measure.rb

On windows it's: C:\Program Files\OpenStudio 1.10.1\share\openstudio-1.10.1\pat\Measures\StandardReports\measure.rb

Note that this file is called for both the PAT and the OSApp so it'll affect both.

On line 96, switch arg.setDefaultValue(true) to arg.setDefaultValue(false). The measure will still run, but there won't be any reporting done which is going to be faster. It also doesn't seem to require hourly report of zone temperature and RH which is a huge gain in my case.

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Thanks to @David Goldwasser for his help.

Julien Marrec gravatar imageJulien Marrec ( 2016-01-22 10:21:40 -0500 )edit

I think it would be better if we changed the Standard Report measure to exit without failing if IP units are detected. It is almost never a good idea to mess with the installation.

macumber gravatar imagemacumber ( 2016-01-22 10:28:03 -0500 )edit

@macumber, @Julien Marrec wanted to skip to save time, not because of ip units, although I do like the idea of detecting units of sql data.

David Goldwasser gravatar imageDavid Goldwasser ( 2016-01-22 10:36:13 -0500 )edit

Added a github issue for discussion. I'm thinking PAT 2.0 should not have any magic reporting measures that the user can't modify.

macumber gravatar imagemacumber ( 2016-01-22 10:38:46 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-09-22 10:43:20 -0500

updated 2015-09-22 10:53:10 -0500

The "Monthly Overview" section of the new report shows the same data as the old standard report shows. Where we have a chart shown by default the table view is collapsed, but you can click the header where it says "view table" to see the tabular data. Below is a screenshot from old and new report. FYI - the new report is fuel type aware and will only generate charts for fuels that are used, this includes district heating and cooling.

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old report

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new report

@macumber, the old report is on BCL as Standard Report but for some reason doesn't show in the GUI in 1.9.0 as an option to pull in. I'll need to investigate if there is a change needed in the XML.

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answered 2015-09-21 18:08:56 -0500

There is not currently any way to disable the OpenStudio results measure. Can you explain what you mean by failing on runs? What is the failure you are seeing?

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On the run tab, after running a model with the "set output table to IP units" measure, it will say "fail" after about 87% because this measure conflicts with other reporting measures. I can still get the EnergyPlus report in IP units after it fails but it fails before building the OS report so I have to run it again without the IP units measure.

kramerica gravatar imagekramerica ( 2015-09-22 09:23:19 -0500 )edit

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