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How can i enter a DOE2 file in dynamo?

asked 2017-12-13 15:18:36 -0500

koubaa.l's avatar

updated 2017-12-15 13:18:54 -0500

I need to enter a DOE2 or Bin file in dynamo to run solar radiation analysis. Is it possible?

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AFAIK you can import EPW in dynamo, so in case you can't file the same weather file in EPW format, you could convert your BIN to EPW (see here for eg)

Julien Marrec's avatar Julien Marrec  ( 2017-12-14 02:42:45 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-12-24 04:44:15 -0500

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updated 2017-12-24 23:00:06 -0500

The simplest method I know of is to use Elements by Big Ladder Software, although I have never tried personally to do this myself. All the other methods that have been mentioned require two steps using two separate programs : the first to convert the DOE-2 weather file from binary (.bin) to ASCII (.fmt) such as WTHFMT or PKAFT (?), and the second to convert from DOE-2 ASCII (*.fmt) to EnergyPlus epw such as the EnergyPlus WEATHER converter program. Having said this, I would not recommend doing such a translation, as the DOE-2 weather file stores the data in IP integers, so the translated epw will have degraded data that can have strange statistical effects, e.g., if you bin the data by integer Celsius, you'll likely see periodic spikes. My recommendation is to track down the original raw data or an epw built from that data.

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