2 building basic example files: run from command line

asked 2016-11-29 22:57:30 -0500

rajeevjain's avatar

updated 2016-12-01 13:27:32 -0500

Hi All, I like to work with command line tools. I have installed energy plus from GitHub repo. I have the executable. I want to perform a basic simulation with a much default settings as possible. I understand that two input files are needed: 1. idx file which has all energy plus inputs 2. weather data file 3. idd (data directory) These can be specified from the command prompt as: energyplus -i custom.idd -w weather.epw input.idf

Let us assume that my two buildings are: 10x10x70 and 15x10x90 in a 50x50x150 area. Please point to or even better give an idx file that does this. I'd finally like to visualize results, but I don't want to setup (pre-process) the problem in a GUI environment.

Many thanks.

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If you really want these exact dimensions, I'm afraid you're going to have to create them yourself. If you don't care that much about the dimensions the ExampleFiles folder in the EnergyPlus directory contains plenty of idf files that you can run via command line. The AuxiliaryPrograms manual contains information on how to run EnergyPlus via command line.

Jeremy's avatar Jeremy  ( 2016-11-30 18:25:07 -0500 )edit