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I don't want EnergyPlus to rearrange my IDF text file

asked 2020-05-28 23:55:48 -0600

updated 2020-05-29 12:31:17 -0600

I'm working on processing an energyplus idf file to implement some systems. It's convenient for me to work with NotePad++ text editor rather than idf editor. I know that order of the inputs is not important for energyplus simulation and I need my idf text in my preferred arrangement to have better access. But sometimes, after running the idf file, energyplus changes the arrangement of the idf file.

For example, I want (and I write) EMS objects at the end of the idf file. But after running the idf, it goes in the middle of input file! Is there anything to do about it?

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@mehrdad are you using HVAC templates? If so, are you seeing the EMS objects in the middle of the expanded IDF that generates fans, coils, and other components from the HVAC templates?

Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2020-05-29 09:14:03 -0600 )edit

@Aaron Boranian I'm not using templates.

Mehrdad Vojdani's avatar Mehrdad Vojdani  ( 2020-05-30 01:02:06 -0600 )edit

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answered 2020-05-29 19:07:00 -0600

updated 2020-05-29 19:07:55 -0600

Are you doing some little modifications to your IDF through IDF Editor before running it through EP Lunch? if so, check "File" > "Save Options" >"Original with New at bottom" to keep your preferred order

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Thanks @Ag, I think that was the problem.

Mehrdad Vojdani's avatar Mehrdad Vojdani  ( 2020-05-30 01:03:22 -0600 )edit

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