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Parametric Preprocessor

asked 2016-07-10 18:47:45 -0500

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updated 2016-07-10 22:40:55 -0500


Can someone help me to run the energyplus Parametric Preprocessor program? i need to create the four buildings for leed energy report.

Can i do this from open studio?

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As always, a good place to start is to look at the EnergyPlus documentation and search for relevant tags.

MatthewSteen's avatar MatthewSteen  ( 2016-07-10 22:39:19 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-07-11 11:18:45 -0500

In OpenStudio, you could use the building rotation measure. It's under envelope measures in the BCL.

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answered 2016-07-11 09:52:04 -0500

The ParametricPreprocessor can be used independently but is most often used with EP-Launch. In EP-Launch, just select the file containing parametric objects and run it. If that does not work make sure that Run ParametricPreprocessor checkbox is checked in Option..Miscellaneous.

I do not know if OpenStudio supports that utility but it includes other ways of doing parametric analyses.

To run ParametricPreprocessor independently, you need to open a command line in the EnergyPlusV8-5-0\Preprocess\ParametricPreProcessor directory and type:

parametricpreprocessor.exe "<filename>"

Where filename is the name of the file including the path in double quotes. For example:

C:\EnergyPlusV8-5-0\PreProcess\ParametricPreProcessor>parametricpreprocessor.exe "c:\EnergyPlusV8-5-0\ExampleFiles\LBuildingAppGRotPar.idf"

You should then get the various files generated in the directory with the original IDF file.

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