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Trouble-shooting IDF Errors [closed]

asked 2014-12-04 15:11:39 -0500

updated 2014-12-04 19:45:41 -0500

New OS user. I have run basic simulations on this model previously with success. Today I exported an .IDF for EnergyPlus, which has caused failures on all of my simulations since that .IDF export. Any help will be appreciated. Below is the output text.

 Missing Energy+.ini

 EnergyPlus Starting

 EnergyPlus-Windows-64 8.1.0.009, YMD=2014.12.04 15:02

 Processing Data Dictionary

 Processing Input File

 Initializing Response Factors

 Calculating CTFs for "ASHRAE 189.1-2009 EXTROOF EPDM CLIMATEZONE 6", Construction #1

 Calculating CTFs for "ASHRAE 189.1-2009 EXTWALL MASS 5 LAM CLT CLIMATEZONE 6", Construction #2

 Calculating CTFs for "ASHRAE 189.1-2009 EXTWALL MASS 8IN PC CLIMATEZONE 6", Construction #3

 Calculating CTFs for "ASHRAE 189.1-2009 EXTWALL MASS CLIMATEZONE 6", Construction #4

 Calculating CTFs for "EXTERIOR DOOR", Construction #6

 Calculating CTFs for "EXTSLAB 4IN CLIMATEZONE 1-8", Construction #7

 Calculating CTFs for "INTERIOR CEILING", Construction #8

 Calculating CTFs for "INTERIOR DOOR", Construction #9

 Calculating CTFs for "INTERIOR WALL", Construction #12

 Initializing Window Optical Properties

 Initializing Solar Calculations

 Allocate Solar Module Arrays

 Initializing Zone Report Variables

 Initializing Surface (Shading) Report Variables

 Computing Interior Solar Absorption Factors

 Determining Shadowing Combinations

 Computing Window Shade Absorption Factors

 Proceeding with Initializing Solar Calculations

 Initializing Surfaces

 Initializing Outdoor environment for Surfaces

 Setting up Surface Reporting Variables

 Initializing Temperature and Flux Histories

 Initializing Window Shading

 Computing Interior Absorption Factors

 Computing Interior Diffuse Solar Absorption Factors

 Computing Interior Diffuse Solar Exchange through Interzone Windows

 Initializing Solar Heat Gains

 Initializing Internal Heat Gains

 Initializing Interior Solar Distribution

 Initializing Interior Convection Coefficients

 Gathering Information for Predefined Reporting

 Completed Initializing Surface Heat Balance

 Calculate Outside Surface Heat Balance

 Calculate Inside Surface Heat Balance

 Calculate Air Heat Balance

 Initializing HVAC

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Performing Zone Sizing Simulation

 ...for Sizing Period: #1 MILWAUKEE MITCHELL INTL AP ANN CLG .4% CONDNS DB=>MWB

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Performing Zone Sizing Simulation

 ...for Sizing Period: #2 MILWAUKEE MITCHELL INTL AP ANN CLG .4% CONDNS DP=>MDB

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Performing Zone Sizing Simulation

 ...for Sizing Period: #3 MILWAUKEE MITCHELL INTL AP ANN CLG .4% CONDNS ENTH=>MDB

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Performing Zone Sizing Simulation

 ...for Sizing Period: #4 MILWAUKEE MITCHELL INTL AP ANN CLG .4% CONDNS WB=>MDB

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Performing Zone Sizing Simulation

 ...for Sizing Period: #5 MILWAUKEE MITCHELL INTL AP ANN HTG 99.6% CONDNS DB

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Performing Zone Sizing Simulation

 ...for Sizing Period: #6 MILWAUKEE MITCHELL INTL AP ANN HTG WIND 99.6% CONDNS WS=>MCDB

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Warming up

 Performing Zone Sizing Simulation

 ...for Sizing Period: #7 MILWAUKEE MITCHELL INTL AP ANN HUM_N 99.6% CONDNS DP=>MCDB

 Calculating System sizing

 ...for Sizing Period: #1 MILWAUKEE MITCHELL INTL ...
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Closed for the following reason duplicate question by Neal Kruis
close date 2014-12-04 19:46:32.289779

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Kent, Thanks for the tip! I moved all of the files recently, relinked the DDY file, but forgot to relink the EPW file. It's running now with no hang-ups and has completed.

thomsong gravatar image thomsong  ( 2014-12-04 16:07:10 -0500 )edit

@Kent Beason can you move this from a comment to a question so we can mark it as the right answer?

aparker gravatar image aparker  ( 2014-12-04 16:19:57 -0500 )edit

@Neal Kruis, where is the duplicate?

Jamie Bull gravatar image Jamie Bull  ( 2014-12-05 02:09:37 -0500 )edit
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Duplicate question is here: https://unmethours.com/question/1405/...

Neal Kruis gravatar image Neal Kruis  ( 2014-12-12 09:50:59 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-12-04 15:40:12 -0500

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updated 2014-12-05 08:07:03 -0500

Have a look in your Tree tab in the Run Simulation screen of OS. Then click on the Workflow Description which will populate the right panel and look for "eplusout.err". That will give more information about your errors. Other than that I might suggest make sure your epw and ddy weather files are still linked. I've had times where the link(s) have been lost for reasons not necessarily obvious and I'd discover it after a failed simulation, re-establish them, and run again with no problems.

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