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IDFupdater remove FenestrationSurface:Detailed objects

asked 2019-01-29 06:35:29 -0500

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updated 2019-02-12 13:12:02 -0500

Hi, I try to update IDF file from version 8.6 to version 9.0 but modified one has all FenestrationSurface:Detailed removed. EP 8.6 could run it successfully. Don't understand why FenestrationSurface:Detailed has been being removed without replacement objects - is it error?
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The original file: 8.6.0 The updated: 9.0.1

Conversion 8.6 => 8.7 Starting new Transition.audit Will create new full IDFs Will create new IDF lines with units where applicable Will create new IDF lines leaving blank incoming fields as blank (no default fill) Processing IDF -- G:\new_export.idf
* Warning * Alpha Argument length exceeds maximum, will be truncated= Heated Combined ground floor - State-of-the-art - Heavyweight (data modified when loaded to file)_Rev
* ~~~ * Will be processed as Alpha=Heated Combined ground floor - State-of-the-art - Heavyweight (data modified when loaded to file)_Re

Conversion 8.7 => 8.8 Starting new Transition.audit Will create new full IDFs Will create new IDF lines with units where applicable Will create new IDF lines leaving blank incoming fields as blank (no default fill) Processing IDF -- G:\new_export.idf
* Warning * Object=FenestrationSurface:Detailed, name=FacultyOfficeXnorth:Zone1XOfficeNorth_Wall_2_2_0_0_0_0_Win, entered with less than minimum number of fields. * ~~~ * Attempting fill to minimum. * Severe * Object=FenestrationSurface:Detailed, name=FacultyOfficeXnorth:Zone1XOfficeNorth_Wall_2_2_0_0_0_0_Win, Required Field=[Vertex 1 Z-coordinate] was blank.
.............. Many repeated Warning and all FenestrationSurface:Detailed disappeared in updated idf I could not find problems with mentioned surfaces while it could run with EP 8.6

          FenestrationSurface:Detailed,
 FacultyOfficeXnorth:Zone1XOfficeNorth_Wall_2_2_0_0_0_0_Win,  !- Window name
         Window,                                  !- Class
         1001,                                    !- Construction Name
         FacultyOfficeXnorth:Zone1XOfficeNorth_Wall_2_2_0,  !- Base surface
         ,                                        !- corresponding other window subsurface
         AutoCalculate,                           !- View Factor to Ground
         ,                                        !- Window shading control
         ,                                        !- Frame divider name
         1,                                       !- Multiplier
         4,                                       !- Number vertices
          14.0921003039, 34.2455836905, .003,     !- Vertex 1
          20.3790798187, 35.1534968801, .003,     !- Vertex 2
          20.3790798187, 35.1534968801, 4.569,    !- Vertex 3
          14.0921003039, 34.2455836905, 4.569;    !- Vertex 4
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answered 2019-01-29 16:57:49 -0500

An issue was introduced between 8.9.0 and 9.0.1 that causes the older transition programs in the 9.0.1 release to behave badly. This is fixed for the next release, but for now the workaround is to use the transition programs from 8.9.0 to get to version 8.9.0 and then use the 8.9.0 to 9.0.1 transition program from the 9.0.1 release. More information on the workaround is available here:

https://github.com/NREL/EnergyPlus/is...

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@Jason Thanks a lot for work around tips. It's frustrating when key objects disappeared.

ngkhanh gravatar image ngkhanh  ( 2019-01-29 19:14:38 -0500 )edit

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