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

asked 2014-11-20 16:18:49 -0500

RMAK's avatar

updated 2014-11-25 15:53:49 -0500

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's avatar Neal Kruis  ( 2014-11-20 16:24:00 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-11-20 16:28:48 -0500

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's avatar MatthewSteen  ( 2014-11-20 20:18:57 -0500 )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's avatar jnbattle5  ( 2015-03-06 10:29:24 -0500 )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's avatar Neal Kruis  ( 2015-03-06 10:50:10 -0500 )edit

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