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Not all schedules used in a model are listed on schedules tab

asked 2020-10-02 12:47:01 -0500

TNZ Energy's avatar

I am updating a 5-year old open studio model generated in OSv1.7 by someone else. I am working in the latest release, OSv3.0. The model runs well and the results are generally in line with the original output. There are clearly user-defined compact schedules in the IDF that are being used to define DOAS zone airflow rates, yet OSv3.0 is not displaying these schedules in the Schedules tab. I cannot find evidence that these schedules are being added through a Ruby script (seems like a possible reason they may not appear). Any suggestions on where to look in OS to get at the schedule inputs? Thanks!

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answered 2020-10-03 12:22:40 -0500

The Schedules tab can only edit and display Ruleset Schedules, so only Ruleset Schedules are shown on that tab. Other schedule types (e.g. Compact Schedules) are shown on other tabs where then can be used or assigned to other objects (e.g. the DOAS zone airflow rate). If you look at your DOAS object do you see the schedule listed there? If you click on the schedule it may show up in the edit inspector where you could see more details about it.

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Thanks! I looked around Unmet Hours and found this description Compact schedules do not appear in OS because they cannot be edited. Seems like a big shortcoming.

TNZ Energy's avatar TNZ Energy  ( 2020-10-05 07:59:49 -0500 )edit

What are your needs? To see the Schedule:Compact objects as text? To edit the ScheduleCompact objects as text? To see the same calendar and graphical editor for ScheduleCompact objects that you do for Ruleset Schedules? Those options get progressively more expensive.

macumber's avatar macumber  ( 2020-10-05 22:12:59 -0500 )edit

It would be great to at least be able to see what the schedule details are in the model. Displaying and editing text seems like it should be pretty easy given that it is straight IDF code.

TNZ Energy's avatar TNZ Energy  ( 2020-10-06 06:54:25 -0500 )edit

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