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RE: simulation fatal error- Errors occurred on processing IDF file.

asked 2014-11-20 16:18:49 -0600

RMAK gravatar image

updated 2014-11-25 15:53:49 -0600

I was running the model and it failed to run. I was hoping someone could help me with the problem. I will upload the attachment here. Thank you in advance.

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@RMAK, This is not any more specific than your last question. A large part of working through problems in EnergyPlus is learning to recognize what the errors are when it fails to run. Based on what is shown in the *.err* file, you should be able to provide us with a more specific question.

Neal Kruis gravatar image Neal Kruis  ( 2014-11-20 16:24:00 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-11-20 16:28:48 -0600

You have a window sub-surface (FENESTRATIONSURFACE:DETAILED) called SUB SURFACE 100 which does not have a construction or a master surface assigned to it. Perhaps it is not used in your model and you can safely remove it from your IDF file?

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I suggest tracking down that object using the search button in SketchUp. If it's a window you want in your model assign a construction to it in OpenStudio through the Facility tab by navigating down through the spaces/zones to the surface/subsurface level. If it's not an window you want in the model then you can delete it in SU.

MatthewSteen gravatar image MatthewSteen  ( 2014-11-20 20:18:57 -0600 )edit

Neal, It seems like you would be able to help me with a similar question...

When running my simulation I am getting this error:


I am trying to run this strictly for environmental energy information. Our building does not have any mechanical systems, etc yet. I am new to this. Please help!

jnbattle5 gravatar image jnbattle5  ( 2015-03-06 10:29:24 -0600 )edit

@jnbattle5 Please create a new question for this problem. The comments of another question is not the best place for others to find your question, and the best answer.

Neal Kruis gravatar image Neal Kruis  ( 2015-03-06 10:50:10 -0600 )edit

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