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For a beginner, how long does it take to master the TRNSYS software correctly?

asked 2014-10-24 10:56:35 -0500

Fatima's avatar

updated 2014-10-24 16:45:42 -0500

For the user beginners on Trnsys how long to master the software correctly ?

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answered 2014-10-24 12:00:38 -0500

updated 2014-10-24 12:25:36 -0500

To borrow from a Stack Overflow answer: "It takes a week to learn and a lifetime to master".

Your question has no easy answer. It depends a lot on your background knowledge of building science and building simulation and the resources available. If you plan to learn TRNSYS only by asking questions on Unmet Hours, you will find that it might take you a very long time (not to mention that you might begin to test the patience of those offering you help). The more you can show that you have done work on your own to learn simulation programs, the more willing you will find people to answer your questions.

Do you know TRNSYS experts who can help you with the basics? If not, you might consider looking for training on TRNSYS. TESS offers periodic courses throughout the year and they offer to arrange private trainings.

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answered 2014-10-24 12:06:54 -0500

@Fatima. I would add that if you are a novice energy modeler overall, you probably want to start with something gentler than TRNSYS anyway. Like maybe eQuest.

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answered 2014-11-23 22:37:15 -0500

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I would also say that TRNSYS is pretty tough for beginners in modelling. And you run the risk of "trash in - trash out". Furthermore, there is not much handy learning material for TRNSYS available. You could start to use Openstudio which has a lot video tutorials online.

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