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please someone should help me out with this error input file

asked 2019-03-05 14:02:21 -0500

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updated 2019-03-05 19:29:25 -0500

Program Version,EnergyPlus, Version 9.0.1-bb7ca4f0da, YMD=2019.03.05 20:57, * Severe * <root>[Construction][Construction 1] - Missing required property 'outside_layer'. * Fatal * Errors occurred on processing input file. Preceding condition(s) cause termination. ...Summary of Errors that led to program termination: ..... Reference severe error count=1 ..... Last severe error=<root>[Construction][Construction 1] - Missing required property 'outside_layer'. *** Warning: Node connection errors not checked - most system input has not been read (see previous warning). *** Fatal error -- final processing. Program exited before simulations began. See previous error messages. *** EnergyPlus Warmup Error Summary. During Warmup: 0 Warning; 0 Severe Errors. *** EnergyPlus Sizing Error Summary. During Sizing: 0 Warning; 0 Severe Errors. *** EnergyPlus Terminated--Fatal Error Detected. 0 Warning; 1 Severe Errors; Elapsed Time=00hr 00min 0.21sec

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answered 2019-03-05 14:15:42 -0500

From the warning, Construction object with name = Construction 1 has a missing required input for field outside layer.

From the IDD file, this input is a required field. The next several fields are not required unless there is more than 1 layer, then those are required as well.

   \memo Start with outside layer and work your way to the inside layer
   \memo Up to 10 layers total, 8 for windows
   \memo Enter the material name for each layer
A1 , \field Name
   \type alpha
   \reference ConstructionNames
A2 , \field Outside Layer
   \type object-list
   \object-list MaterialName
A3 , \field Layer 2
   \type object-list
   \object-list MaterialName
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