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Setpoint Manager deleted but still showing up in IDF, causing errors

asked 2016-06-15 15:14:31 -0500

jugonzal07's avatar

updated 2018-06-12 14:48:03 -0500

Hi all,

I'm new to both the forums and OS so bear with me if this is a simple fix.

I received the following error when trying to run my simulation:

* ~~~ * Field [Reference Setpoint Node Name] is required but was blank

*** IDF Context for following error/warning message:

*** Note -- lines truncated at 300 characters, if necessary...

*** 6566 SetpointManager:MixedAir,

*** indicated Name=Setpoint Manager Mixed Air 2

*** Only last 5 lines before error line shown.....

*** 6567 Setpoint Manager Mixed Air 2, !- Name

*** 6568 Temperature, !- Control Variable

*** 6569 , !- Reference Setpoint Node Name

*** 6570 Node 31, !- Fan Inlet Node Name

*** 6571 , !- Fan Outlet Node Name

* Severe * IP: IDF line~6571 Error detected in Object=SETPOINTMANAGER:MIXEDAIR, name=SETPOINT MANAGER MIXED AIR 2

* ~~~ * Field [Fan Outlet Node Name] is required but was blank

What is driving me nuts is that I have not only deleted "Setpoint Manager Mixed Air 2" from the airloop but even went so far as to go ahead and delete the whole airloop associated with it to see if I can get this error to stop showing up. Prior to deleting it, I looked into the Setpoint manager and those missing nodes were specified, further adding to the confusion.

Anyone have any ideas why OS hasn't removed that setpoint manager? Should I do more than click the "x" in the airloop window to delete the component?

EDIT: Running on windows 7 and OS version 1.11.0

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@jugonzal07 I added the "openstudio" tag to your question. This helps people find your question better among the other BEM software tools discussed on this site.

Neal Kruis's avatar Neal Kruis  ( 2016-06-15 16:14:31 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-06-15 19:01:48 -0500

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updated 2016-06-16 02:49:33 -0500

No worries; we were all new OS users at one point! The "X" should work for deleting setpoint managers on loops. It seems you may have an orphaned object (SETPOINT MANAGER MIXED AIR 2) hiding in your *.osm file. Something like this has happened to me previously. The fix employed was as follows:

  1. save a new copy of your *.osm file
  2. open it up using you favorite text editor (I use Sublime Text)
  3. search the text for "SETPOINT MANAGER MIXED AIR 2"
  4. delete that entire element and save
  5. reopen in OS and try to run
  6. cross fingers and cheer if the error is gone
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Worked perfectly! Thanks.

jugonzal07's avatar jugonzal07  ( 2016-06-16 10:14:11 -0500 )edit

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