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Example to use the ReplaceOpenstudioModel measure

asked 2017-04-26 18:41:27 -0600

Chienman gravatar image

updated 2017-04-26 23:44:13 -0600

Hey everyone, I've been running into a brick wall trying to get this measure to run inside of the Openstudio-analysis-spreadsheet in concert with the Openstudio-server. Has anyone run it successfully using this approach/approach, specifically setting it up on the spreadsheet and then passing it to the OpenStudio-server?

The server never likes the path that I am providing to it in the pivot array (I have a discrete set of strings that define the path to each seed model). I've provided the attachment of what my setup looks like in the spreadsheet.

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Are you trying to use a recent 2.x AMI or 1.x?

ljbrackney gravatar image ljbrackney  ( 2017-04-26 18:48:17 -0600 )edit

great question @ljbrackney. Not sure I know the answer to that. I provision my OpenStudio-server linux machine using the dockerize workflow, using the dockerfile and docker-compose script on git. I'm not sure, is that an official AMI?

Chienman gravatar image Chienman  ( 2017-04-26 18:56:33 -0600 )edit

It sounds like you may be using 2.x code. One thought is that the measure may need to have its XML updated to 2.x. I haven't played with that measure since I use PAT to generate my JSONs and it handles multiple seeds a bit differently. I'll ping David or Brian to see if they have thoughts.

ljbrackney gravatar image ljbrackney  ( 2017-04-26 19:02:29 -0600 )edit

Thanks, that would be great! I'll ask to see what the correlation is between the dockerize branch and official AMI releases

Chienman gravatar image Chienman  ( 2017-04-26 19:08:53 -0600 )edit

The 2.x AMIs are built from the dockerize branch. I believe SOME of the later 1.x AMIs may have been built from it as well though.

ljbrackney gravatar image ljbrackney  ( 2017-04-26 19:14:11 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-04-26 23:42:17 -0600

updated 2017-04-27 09:48:40 -0600

@Chienman If you are using the analysis spreadsheet, make sure you upload the model to the resources directory in the Setup Tab of the analysis spreadsheet.

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Then set argument to something like ../../lib/resources/SpeedTest1.osm, although I'm not familiar with the specific measure you are using. OpenStudio doesn't have a path argument so typically string argument is used to define path and/or file name.

As a note Pat 2.0 has a way to directly choose from multiple seed model, but if a measure wants to use resource files, I believe you can still add to the 'resources' directory within the project to assure it works both on cloud and local runs with same measure argument.

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David is correct regarding PAT support for attaching/uploading resources files. The SEB example projects in the PAT repository provide examples of this.

ljbrackney gravatar image ljbrackney  ( 2017-04-27 08:41:26 -0600 )edit

@Chienman The measure you are using appear to be from the 1.x PAT interface and was not intended for use outside of the PAT interface. I have an un-publixhed measure that I can clean up this weekend that will replace the building, but not simulation settings and weather data, will that work in your case or do simulation settings vary between models?. Also do any of your models have VRF systems? That is know issue with the measure I plan to publish? You can also use the PAT 2.1.1 interface instead of the spreadsheet, as it supports replacing models in the interface.

David Goldwasser gravatar image David Goldwasser  ( 2017-05-26 08:47:36 -0600 )edit

Hi David, we would very much appreciate you cleaning up the measure for use in the spreadsheet. We do not need the ability to modify simulation settings or weather data...just the osm model. We will be running sometimes up to 1000 simulations so it would extremely valuable to have only one spreadsheet, and 1000 osms referenced as opposed to 1000 spreadsheets/1000 osms.

We would like to use the VRF measure along with the replace OS model measure.If it's helpful, the number of zones in the model will not change for a single project (set of runs).

bwelle gravatar image bwelle  ( 2017-05-27 04:08:29 -0600 )edit

In other words, we won't be using the replace model measure with say an "H" shaped building and an "L" shaped building within the same project (spreadsheet).

bwelle gravatar image bwelle  ( 2017-05-27 04:09:54 -0600 )edit

Use of PAT 2.0 has been suggested to use a number of times, unfortunately that is not an option. Let me explain why. This platform we are developing for Perkins+Will is designed to use a variety of geometry interfaces like Grasshopper, but more importantly a web-based interface similar to VirtualPulse. The process must be fully automated...architect puts inputs into GUI, we generate OSM files and spreadsheet, push to a separate "pre-processing" server on AWS, and push the zips from the pre-processing server so the architect doesn't have to store measures or weather files on their computer.

bwelle gravatar image bwelle  ( 2017-05-27 04:14:20 -0600 )edit

answered 2017-05-22 21:45:09 -0600

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Hi everyone, I've tried this method of using the resources directory. Can't get it to work and need some help. Here is the spreadsheet...

I'm only running running for 2 osm models. I put in the Model setting in the Setup Tab. then I create a directory call osm models and point to the resources directory, where I have uploaded ReplaceModelTest2.osm. when I execute I get the following error...

Selection (1-36): 5 rake aborted! NoMethodError: undefined method empty?' for nil:NilClass /home/ec2-user/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.2.4/gems/openstudio-analysis-1.0.0.rc18/lib/openstudio/analysis/workflow_step.rb:430:indistribution_valid?' /home/ec2-user/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.2.4/gems/openstudio-analysis-1.0.0.rc18/lib/openstudio/analysis/workflow_step.rb:119:in make_variable' /home/ec2-user/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.2.4/gems/openstudio-analysis-1.0.0.rc18/lib/openstudio/analysis/workflow.rb:139:inblock in add_measure_from_excel' /home/ec2-user/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.2.4/gems/openstudio-analysis-1.0.0.rc18/lib/openstudio/analysis/workflow.rb:120:in each' /home/ec2-user/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.2.4/gems/openstudio-analysis-1.0.0.rc18/lib/openstudio/analysis/workflow.rb:120:inadd_measure_from_excel' /home/ec2-user/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.2.4/gems/openstudio-analysis-1.0.0.rc18/lib/openstudio/analysis/translator/excel.rb:241:in block in analysis' /home/ec2-user/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.2.4/gems/openstudio-analysis-1.0.0.rc18/lib/openstudio/analysis/translator/excel.rb:224:ineach' /home/ec2-user/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.2.4/gems/openstudio-analysis-1.0.0.rc18/lib/openstudio/analysis/translator/excel.rb:224:in analysis' /var/pwspreadsheet/OpenStudio-analysis-spreadsheet/Rakefile:52:inget_project' /var/pwspreadsheet/OpenStudio-analysis-spreadsheet/Rakefile:373:in block in <top (required)>' /home/ec2-user/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.2.4/gems/rake-11.3.0/exe/rake:27:in<top (required)&gt;'="" home="" ec2-user="" .rvm="" gems="" ruby-2.2.4="" bin="" ruby_executable_hooks:15:in="" <code="">eval' /home/ec2-user/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.2.4/bin/ruby_executable_hooks:15:in<main>' Tasks: TOP => run_custom (See full trace by running task with --trace)

Any thoughts?

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