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Radiance simulation fails in OpenStudio v1.9.4

asked 2016-01-14 10:54:31 -0500

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I am trying to use the Radiance Measure in OpenStudio on a simple test case building with only two zones. I have placed 1 daylight sensor, glare sensor, and illuminance map in each zone and successfully get results when running a simulation in OpenStudio without the Radiance Measure. When I apply the Radiance Measure I get the following error:

DL is deprecated, please use Fiddle

C:/Temp/OpenStudio.f12012/resources/run/0-UserScript/user_script.rb:1760:in `read': No such file or directory - numeric/ (Errno::ENOENT)

from C:/Temp/OpenStudio.f12012/resources/run/0-UserScript/user_script.rb:1760:in `block (2 levels) in run'

from C:/Temp/OpenStudio.f12012/resources/run/0-UserScript/user_script.rb:1758:in `each'

from C:/Temp/OpenStudio.f12012/resources/run/0-UserScript/user_script.rb:1758:in `block in run'

from C:/Temp/OpenStudio.f12012/resources/run/0-UserScript/user_script.rb:1757:in `open'

from C:/Temp/OpenStudio.f12012/resources/run/0-UserScript/user_script.rb:1757:in `run'

from in.rb:355:in `<main>'

QWaitCondition: Destroyed while threads are still waiting

I have referred to a similar question posted here that states an error similar to mine could be caused by having energyplus installed in a directory other than the default. I have EnergyPlus v8.4.0 installed as a standalone software on my computer in the default location and tried switching the simulation engine to this installation as shown in the image below but receive the same error. Is there something I am doing wrong? I am testing this on a simple 2 zone building for now but I will need to run this simulation for a building with 15 perimeter zones, and 5 interior zones with skylights.

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answered 2016-01-21 10:05:27 -0500

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updated 2016-01-21 13:57:33 -0500

Weirdly, I found that the radiance simulation would work after clearing my C:\Temp directory and copying only the .osm file to a different location without the corresponding file folder that is automatically created when saving an openstudio model. If I do this when I receive an error similar to the one mentioned in the question the simulation will run.

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answered 2016-01-21 14:31:55 -0500

There are a number of bug fixes and new features in the upcoming iteration release (v1.10.2, due out early next week). I have used the updated Radiance measure on a 45-zone model with sidelighting and skylights, so I'd recommend you grab that version once it's available, as your models get more complex.

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My company has a license for SketchUp 2015 and not 2016 so I'll be stuck using v1.9.4 for a while. Until we get the newer version I'll be clearing out my Temp folder before running any Radiance simulations.

edixon16's avatar edixon16  ( 2016-01-22 10:19:01 -0500 )edit

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