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Locating my IDF file while using "Annual building energy simulation" in Revit.

asked 2020-07-29 04:05:10 -0500

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updated 2020-07-29 08:34:37 -0500

Hi all,

I did an architectural design using Revit 2020, then I created my energy model and I did a system analysis (Annual building energy simulation). I got a report similar to one by Energyplus . where can I found my IDF file who is used by Revit/E+ to create the report?

NB: I'm trying to find a method to create IDF file from Revit without using GBS and then export IDF file. Thank you.

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Hi, I've the same question. Did you find a solution?

archimick's avatar archimick  ( 2021-05-08 09:49:42 -0500 )edit

Hi guys, I don't know if anyone has a better solution, but so far I've found this workflow to work, with some added steps.

Once you've done all your energy inputs, use Revit>Analyse>Generate. You should get an email from Autodesk when the model's been analysed in Insight 360. From there (Insight), you can Export>Energy Plus and this should download the IDF file related to your model.

From my experience, ticking the Detailed Elements box in Advanced Energy Settings create a better IDF file but the Insight analysis might sometimes run into errors.

mervynhein's avatar mervynhein  ( 2021-11-08 13:58:52 -0500 )edit

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answered 2022-08-07 01:37:05 -0500

Hi, You can use Revit system analysis to run whole building simulation using embeed open studio program in Revit. Once you run the simulation inside Revit, a temporary folder is created in following path with files for Eplus simulation (Including IDF file)


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