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Large Scale Analysis updated workflow for PAT 2.1?

asked 2017-07-05 11:22:10 -0600

ytliang gravatar image

updated 2017-08-20 14:54:57 -0600

We are exploring the large scale analysis capabilities with OpenStudio tools. (In addition to one model design with multiple alternatives, we are also looking at analysis of multiple models)

Mainly we want to follow the steps described in this page: http://nrel.github.io/OpenStudio-user...

However, with the updated interface of PAT 2.1, there seems to be no "export analysis spreadsheet" button anymore in its menus. Therefore, what steps in the workflow described in the above page would change/differ? Would we still use some kind of analysis spreadsheet? Or everything is integrated to the new PAT tool? Or would it need to be done all in Ruby environment?

what is the most streamlined method/workflow to do a large scale analysis currently? (would using older version of PAT for this work?)

Thanks in advance.

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answered 2017-07-05 11:36:22 -0600

Yes, PAT 2.1 has changed the game quite a bit! It is indeed fully integrated into the PAT GUI now. Have a look at "algorithmic mode" in this page for details.

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Thanks for the confirmation. So I guess we've already attempted to do a few algorithmic simulations. Wanted to ask a follow up question.

So upon reading and trying out the simulation in context, it seems the large scale analysis workflow (whether the old one or the current PAT algorithmic mode) is more aimed toward analyzing a whole bunch of alternatives of one single model. I am wondering is there a way to batch run multiple models (multiple baselines) in this manner? Or we will have to do this one PAT project at a time?

ytliang gravatar image ytliang  ( 2017-07-05 12:24:51 -0600 )edit

This is almost a new question. The short answer is yes. You could use the DOE prototype measure as part of the workflow, setting the building type (or vintage, or both, etc...) as variables (probably discrete variables, in this use case) for PAT to sample on.

rpg777 gravatar image rpg777  ( 2017-07-07 11:01:22 -0600 )edit

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