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The space referenced by this surface does not exist.

asked 2015-02-11 09:39:09 -0600

Jlerazo's avatar

updated 2015-02-11 12:39:55 -0600

I am trying to reduce the size of my model. I have 15 stories so I am removing the similar stories and using the multiplication tool, but I've received the message: "The space referenced by this surface does not exist." I have searched this surfaces but I can't view it. Has someone fixed this problem?

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answered 2015-02-11 11:40:38 -0600

It looks like the surfaces were orphaned when you deleted the spaces. I wouldn't worry about them unless they're causing EnergyPlus errors.

You could open the OSM file in a text editor such as Notepad++ and search for the surfaces to confirm that they don't exist in your model. Just be aware that any changes you make directly to the OSM file in the text editor can cause additional issues.

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I have problems in the simulations, E+ give the materials and assigment of this surfaces.

Jlerazo's avatar Jlerazo  ( 2015-02-11 11:59:47 -0600 )edit

If you post the error message, we'll be able to provide a better response.

MatthewSteen's avatar MatthewSteen  ( 2015-02-11 12:16:17 -0600 )edit

Instead of using a text editor you can remove these with the diagnostic user script, or a new measure that removes orphan objects.

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2015-02-11 12:26:42 -0600 )edit

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