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[FenestrationSurface:Detailed][Face 6] - Missing required property 'construction_name'.

asked 2021-11-03 06:56:59 -0600

LoaiA gravatar image

Hi, I'm new to EnergyPlus and OpenStudio.

I am currently trying to run a simulation and experiencing this issue, please find the output message below:

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I have tried using a text editor, going into the OSM file to find face 6, which appears to be a glass door and indeed with no contruction_name attribute, Im not sure what to do or what to edit as every time i change it to 'Door' it reverts back during simulation.

any help would be very much appreciated

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answered 2021-11-03 08:33:18 -0600

You are probably using a construction set that don't have a construction assigned for glass door. You could edit that construction set and add a glass door construction, or use the same one as used for window. You could also change the sub-surface type to a door or to a window, but try that in the OpenStudio Application, not a text editor.

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Hi, Im sorry thanks again David, but Is it okay if you give me some pointers as im getting lost inbetween settings. I navigated to the costruction tab, and under construction sets, where Glass Doors is specified, I dragged in ASHRAE ExtWindow. Which I got from 'My Model'. I still get the same error?

LoaiA gravatar image LoaiA  ( 2021-11-03 08:58:56 -0600 )edit

instead of the previous error, I now get the following error for many surfaces:

* Severe * FenestrationSurface:Detailed="FACE 138", invalid blank Outside Boundary Condition Object * ~~~ * ...when Base surface uses "Surface" as Outside Boundary Condition Object, subsurfaces must also specify specific surfaces in the adjacent zone.

LoaiA gravatar image LoaiA  ( 2021-11-03 09:04:00 -0600 )edit

Did you edit boundary conditions in a text editor. The OpenStudio API if you remove one of two paired interior surfaces (such as interior windows) will switch the other matched surface outside boundary condition. You should no tend up with a surface that has an outside boundary condition of "Surface" but does not list the other surface in the outside boundary condition object field. You are not seeing that here. Try running surface matching measure on a copy of the model and see if that resolves it. Deleting interior sub-surfaces may also help you, OS intersection doesn't treat sub-surfaces.

David Goldwasser gravatar image David Goldwasser  ( 2021-11-03 09:23:32 -0600 )edit

Thanks again for the reply David. I actually read up on other issues similar to mine and you're right, I had to do some surface matching in sketchup, now the simulation works!

However, I was wondering how I can get the data output in excel spreadsheet formats? Is that only possible when running through energyplus on a windows machine? Also, Despite having heating and cooling schedules the simulation didnt pick up any heating or cooling loads which left the output with just lighting loads, the only energy calculated was for light schedules...

LoaiA gravatar image LoaiA  ( 2021-11-03 09:27:47 -0600 )edit

Please search for other topics on new questions and ask in a new thread if you can't find an answer.

David Goldwasser gravatar image David Goldwasser  ( 2021-11-03 09:37:01 -0600 )edit

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