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please someone should help me out with this error input file

asked 2019-03-05 14:02:21 -0600

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updated 2020-06-08 08:30:27 -0600

Please help.

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 -0600

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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