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visualize EnergyPlus schedules

asked 2019-08-27 17:03:38 -0600

desie's avatar

updated 2019-08-27 17:38:51 -0600

Hello all,

I have an IDF file and it contains some of the schedules in it. Since EnergyPlus does not have the UI that allows for the visualization of the schedules like OpenStuido does, I am wondering what would be the best way to visualize the schedules? Can I import IDF to openstudio and do view schedules from there? If so, how to achieve it as I could not find such a tutorial online?

Thanks, Shen

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answered 2019-08-28 22:47:21 -0600

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In energy plus, you need to create an object in the tab "output:SQ Lite" and in the tab "output:variable", look for the variable called "schedule value". Then, open dview and upload the sql file

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You don't necessarily need the Output:SQLite object, or the sql file. As long as you include Output:Variable,*,Schedule Value,hourly; it will output in the regular csv variable output, which can also be viewed in DView.

ericmartinpe's avatar ericmartinpe  ( 2019-08-29 13:18:06 -0600 )edit

answered 2019-08-29 13:15:58 -0600

Include the output:variable object below in your IDF, and replace the * with the name of the schedule you want to view. This will output hourly schedule values in the output variables csv file (if using EP-Launch, this opens when you click the "Variables" button under view results). You can either plot the hourly schedule values manually, or open the csv file in DView.

Output:Variable,*,Schedule Value,hourly; !- Zone Average []
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