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eQUEST crashes after DD Wizard

asked 2015-11-13 13:34:47 -0500

new2modeling's avatar

updated 2015-11-13 14:54:39 -0500

I'm noticing this happening after I create a model in the Wizard. I get through the whole process and hit "Finish" with no issues. I save the file, then enter into Detailed Edit mode, and save that as another file. I can make changes as usual and ensure no BDL errors, but when I try to simulate anything, the BDL Load File Progress gets to 99% then stops. A pop-up message appears declaring "Building Energy Simulation Tool has stopped working", and I have no other option but to close the program. This happens with both the Wizard and Detailed versions of the file when I try to open them. I've tried starting a fresh file and importing the INP, but the same thing happens.

Am I doing something wrong in the Wizard that is corrupting something? Does anyone know how I can keep what I did in the Wizard and get to a workable file?


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Did you try setting the compatibility mode to windows XP - sometimes this fixes the errors.

Rohini's avatar Rohini  ( 2015-11-13 14:32:52 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-01-18 16:33:52 -0500

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Sorry this is coming late (and I might have helped you with this particular issue Amir - I can't recall), but I can further the answer here for others looking in the future.

You can definitely do things in the Wizard stage which will not show until you try to simulate. Notably, there are many possible issues with regard to geometries and window placement.

If you can navigate back to Wizard and re-generate the INP by clicking "Finish", it's a good sign that you haven't lost any work. My first inclination in such a case is to "Finish" wizards, save, close eQuest, and reopen the project with mind to see if any BDL cautions/warnings/errors pop up. If so, close the project, open that BDL file, and navigate to such messages to get a sense of what might be awry... you'll often get enough by context to know what needs to be fixed in the wizards. You can also try at this stage (if you're ready to push on to detailed edits) to directly edit the INP prior to re-opening to resolve the BDL messages.

Hope that helps someone in the future!

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Must have been another Amir (there are several of us). I don't usually model, but when I do I reach for OpenStudio ... :)

__AmirRoth__'s avatar __AmirRoth__  ( 2016-01-18 16:50:30 -0500 )edit

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