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what is the EPTEMP folder which is created during energy plus simulation ?

asked 2020-12-28 12:47:51 -0500

Ahmed salah gravatar image

updated 2021-04-13 10:57:25 -0500

EPTEMP folder is created during the simulation and then it deleted automatically.is this normal?

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answered 2020-12-28 18:34:38 -0500

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Yes, this is normal, it just contains all the files that will end up in your run directory when all is said and done.

The EPTEMP directory has everything named generically, so I assume it exists so that multiple runs from the same directory can occur while still using generic names (which I assume that the EPlus engine wants), like in.idf and eplusout.err

After the run all these files are uniquely named (based on the original idf file name) and saved into the original working directory.

There are a lot of assumptions here, so perhaps some one more familiar with the inner workings of EnergyPlus can chime in.

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Yes, good summary! These folders are created by EP-Launch 2 and are just there to segment multiple runs of EnergyPlus. When using the "Group of Input Files" tab in EP-Launch 2, a great many of these folders may be created.

JasonGlazer gravatar image JasonGlazer  ( 2020-12-29 10:01:27 -0500 )edit

greetings, many thanks for your helpful reply.

Ahmed salah gravatar image Ahmed salah  ( 2020-12-29 12:01:53 -0500 )edit

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