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Legacy openstudio user created .idf

asked 2015-11-05 15:00:51 -0500

ngkhanh gravatar image

updated 2021-05-07 09:58:33 -0500

Hi i have created some some idf files with energyplus 8.4 and want to use Openstudio legacy plugin 1.0.14 to view and change some geometric values. But when i open them, nothing happened while the example files of E+ 8.4 are ok. How i need reform my .idf file to work on Openstudio legacy ? Thanks

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Could you include a link to your IDF file for others to look at it?

Aaron Boranian gravatar image Aaron Boranian  ( 2015-11-05 15:06:56 -0500 )edit
ngkhanh gravatar image ngkhanh  ( 2015-11-05 15:13:57 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-11-05 17:59:24 -0500

updated 2015-11-05 18:00:19 -0500

Weird, since I opened your file in Legacy V1.0.14 no problem without altering it in any way. You may want to open SketchUp, click on menu command "Window -> Ruby Console", then try opening your IDF file. The Ruby Console will give more details about what's happening. If I do this, I get two messages about swapping surface outward normal direction, as shown in the screen shot.

It would be very strange if your IDF file somehow got fixed just by downloading it from Dropbox. There may be a SketchUp setting somewhere that you need to change. Make sure the box next to "Legacy OpenStudio" is checked under the menu command "Window -> Preferences". If the problem still persists, try these steps in order:

  • Close SketchUp and open again
  • Reinstall Legacy OpenStudio 1.0.14 (follow instructions from the GitHub download site in my comment above)
  • Restart your computer

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Thank for checking i got this error in Ruby Console: Error: https://www.dropbox.com/s/sedt4yhjpd3... Please give me some advices about this work

ngkhanh gravatar image ngkhanh  ( 2015-11-05 19:06:46 -0500 )edit

I am guessing you may have some non-ASCII characters in the path to your file? Can you try moving the file to a simpler file location (something like C:\test\ ) and see if you can load it from there?

macumber gravatar image macumber  ( 2015-11-06 00:19:29 -0500 )edit

Thank all for support. I successful opened that file. The need UTF-8 code while I use notepad++ for editing may be it's the problem

ngkhanh gravatar image ngkhanh  ( 2015-11-06 02:19:52 -0500 )edit
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answered 2015-11-05 18:34:25 -0500

Errors from OpenStudio SketchUp plug-in 1.4.0.4cd6ad08de:

File at DOASDXCOIL_wADPBFMethodDCV5outdoortest2EMS1.idf is not valid to draft strictness 
 The collection is INVALID at strictness level 'Draft', because of the errors:
Field      level data error of type DataType          .
Error is in an object of type 'Sizing:System', named '', in field 20.
Additional information about the error type: field-level data is of an incorrect type.
Field      level data error of type DataType          .
Error is in an object of type 'AirConditioner:VariableRefrigerantFlow', named '', in field 66.
Additional information about the error type: field-level data is of an incorrect type.
Field      level data error of type DataType          .
Error is in an object of type 'Curve:Cubic', named 'VRFCoolCapFTBoundary', in field 10.
Additional information about the error type: field-level data is of an incorrect type.
File at C:/Users/yixing/Downloads/DOASDXCOIL_wADPBFMethodDCV5outdoortest2EMS1.idf is not valid to draft strictness 
 The collection is INVALID at strictness level 'Draft', because of the errors:
Field      level data error of type DataType          .
Error is in an object of type 'Sizing:System', named '', in field 20.
Additional information about the error type: field-level data is of an incorrect type.
Field      level data error of type DataType          .
Error is in an object of type 'AirConditioner:VariableRefrigerantFlow', named '', in field 66.
Additional information about the error type: field-level data is of an incorrect type.
Field      level data error of type DataType          .
Error is in an object of type 'Curve:Cubic', named 'VRFCoolCapFTBoundary', in field 10.
Additional information about the error type: field-level data is of an incorrect type.
File at C:/Users/yixing/Downloads/DOASDXCOIL_wADPBFMethodDCV5outdoortest2EMS1.idf is not valid to draft strictness 
 The collection is INVALID at strictness level 'Draft', because of the errors:
Field      level data error of type DataType          .
Error is in an object of type 'Sizing:System', named '', in field 20.
Additional information about the error type: field-level data is of an incorrect type.
Field      level data error of type DataType          .
Error is in an object of type 'AirConditioner:VariableRefrigerantFlow', named '', in field 66.
Additional information about the error type: field-level data is of an incorrect type.
Field      level data error of type DataType          .
Error is in an object of type 'Curve:Cubic', named 'VRFCoolCapFTBoundary', in field 10.
Additional information about the error type: field-level data is of an incorrect type.
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answered 2015-11-06 02:21:16 -0500

ngkhanh gravatar image

updated 2015-11-06 02:31:18 -0500

Yes I did it. The UTF-8 code is required by OS plug-in :D. But why all objet opened in difference orientation other than input data

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answered 2015-11-05 15:31:31 -0500

updated 2015-11-05 15:34:33 -0500

I don't believe the Legacy Plugin supports EnergyPlus 8.4 yet. @macumber might correct me on this...

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According to the GitHub download site for legacy plug-in, Version 1.0.14 works with E+ v8.4

Aaron Boranian gravatar image Aaron Boranian  ( 2015-11-05 17:49:34 -0500 )edit
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You're right! Dan's just too good! I must have missed the scrum where he mentioned doing this.

ljbrackney gravatar image ljbrackney  ( 2015-11-05 20:41:27 -0500 )edit

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