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OpenStudio Fails to Import Energyplus Model

asked 2018-01-08 08:15:20 -0600

Prinz Qwert's avatar

updated 2020-03-08 11:33:04 -0600

Hello! I'm new to Open Studio and I tried to import an .idf file, previously generated in EnergyPlus. In EnergyPlus I can simulate it without any error. When I simulate it in Open Studio it doesnt work. it seems to be unable to finde some schedules. I get the error 'Field [Activity Level Schedule Name] is required but was blank' Although this schedule exists. I use Open Studio Version 2.1.0 and EnergyPlus 8.7 which, according to the release notes, should work together... Are there some settings I have to change before I can import it in Open Studio?

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This thread suggests that there may be issue with translating Compact Schedules from EPlus to OS, which might be the source of your problem, but I'm not sure... Also, keep in mind that importing IDF into OpenStudio may requires additional work since not everything is imported. An example of how this is done with commercial ref models.

yungahhh's avatar yungahhh  ( 2018-01-08 13:56:05 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-01-11 05:58:17 -0600

Dr. Fan's avatar

Usually, the idf generated from openstudio can work in energy plus without any issues,however if you import the idf to openstudio some information in the idf will be missing.

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