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2021-05-25 20:33:12 -0600 marked best answer Openstudio's Simulation Fail

Hi I am new to Openstudios and have been having trouble getting a simulation without a FAIL reading. I am currently running the 2019 SketchUp and 2019 Openstudios plugin on my macbook air. This is the message I continually get:

EnergyPlus, Version 9.3.0-baff08990c, YMD = 2021.03.12 10:36 **FATAL:Errors occured on processing input file. Preceding condition(s) cause termination.

Upon opening the eplusout.err error file the text reads as followed:

Program Version,EnergyPlus, Version 9.3.0-baff08990c, YMD=2021.03.12 10:48, * Severe * <root>[BuildingSurface:Detailed][Surface 1] - Missing required property 'construction_name'. * Severe * <root>[Construction][ExtSlabCarpet 4in ClimateZone 1-8] - Missing required property 'outside_layer'. * Severe * <root>[FenestrationSurface:Detailed][Sub Surface 3] - Missing required property 'construction_name'. * Fatal * Errors occurred on processing input file. Preceding condition(s) cause termination. ...Summary of Errors that led to program termination: ..... Reference severe error count=3 ..... Last severe error=<root>[FenestrationSurface:Detailed][Sub Surface 3] - Missing required property 'construction_name'. *** Warning: Node connection errors not checked - most system input has not been read (see previous warning). *** Fatal error -- final processing. Program exited before simulations began. See previous error messages. *** EnergyPlus Warmup Error Summary. During Warmup: 0 Warning; 0 Severe Errors. *** EnergyPlus Sizing Error Summary. During Sizing: 0 Warning; 0 Severe Errors. *** EnergyPlus Terminated--Fatal Error Detected. 0 Warning; 3 Severe Errors; Elapsed Time=00hr 00min 0.46sec

Any help would be greatly appreciated in fixing this error!!

2021-05-05 20:47:51 -0600 asked a question Faster OpenStudios Simulation Time

Faster OpenStudios Simulation Time Hi, would anyone have any advice on how to run a faster Openstudio Simulation? I am c

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2021-05-04 23:04:20 -0600 commented answer Help using Measure Tags

I see now, that makes much more sense. Thank you for your help!!

2021-05-04 23:03:26 -0600 marked best answer Help using Measure Tags

Hi everyone, I have been trying to use measure tags for different window configurations but haven't had much luck seeing their respective impact on the simulated building. See below for the described measure tags.

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Changing any of these measure tags has had no effect on total building outputs for heating and cooling, regardless of pane number or fenestration low emissivity coating. I feel as if I am missing something obvious here. How can I go about running a simulation that recognises these tags and adjusts the window to reflect these values? Any help would be truly appreciated.

2021-05-04 09:08:57 -0600 asked a question Help using Measure Tags

Help using Measure Tags Hi everyone, I have been trying to use measure tags for different window configurations but have

2021-05-04 02:24:06 -0600 asked a question Fenestration modelling. No change in building cooling or heating loads

Fenestration modelling. No change in building cooling or heating loads Hello, I am currently seeking advice regarding mo

2021-04-30 01:00:07 -0600 commented question OpenStudios Heating input and electrical consumption

Thank you, this was the problem I had cheers!

2021-04-27 23:39:47 -0600 commented question OpenStudios Heating input and electrical consumption

The zone temperatures that the simulation generated predominantly stay within the 24-28 degrees celsius range for all le

2021-04-27 22:27:18 -0600 commented answer Openstudio's Electrical Consumption, Heating and Cooling Graphs, Monthly Values

All done Anmar, thanks for the heads up! I'll keep it in mind in future :)

2021-04-27 22:26:24 -0600 marked best answer Openstudio's Electrical Consumption, Heating and Cooling Graphs, Monthly Values

Hello, I was wondering if anyone would know how to generate the charts that follow in the Openstudio's results as shown below:

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I have been able to generate some data however it only comes in the form of discrete values such as site and source energy (generated as energy plus Results) as opposed to showing the monthly fluctuating electrical consumption and so forth. Additionally is it possible to generate monthly graphs such as these outlining the heating and cooling loads experienced?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

2021-04-27 20:48:37 -0600 asked a question OpenStudios Heating input and electrical consumption

OpenStudios Heating input and electrical consumption Hello, I was wondering if anyone has had trouble generating monthly

2021-04-27 20:36:13 -0600 commented answer Openstudio's Electrical Consumption, Heating and Cooling Graphs, Monthly Values

Thank you for your feedback, did what you said and it's worked great!! Cheers

2021-04-25 23:02:09 -0600 commented question Openstudio's Electrical Consumption, Heating and Cooling Graphs, Monthly Values

Ah I understand what you are saying thank you. Yes it would be possible to import the data into excel I was just hoping

2021-04-20 20:58:33 -0600 asked a question Openstudio's Electrical Consumption, Heating and Cooling Graphs, Monthly Values

Openstudio's Electrical Consumption, Heating and Cooling Graphs, Monthly Values Hello, I was wondering if anyone would k

2021-04-08 22:39:59 -0600 marked best answer Openstudio's multi-story Office Building

Hi I am relatively new to Openstudio's and have been tasked to render a 20 story office building as part of my final uni piece as well as simulate its daily operations. I ask if anyone has tips or advice on undergoing the most effective method for simulating a "multi-story building"??

I have tried simulating such an environment but come to find FAILED simulation readings because of a lack of "construction name" to all surfaces present. Is there a way to automatically assign such names as opposed to renaming 600+ surfaces?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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2021-04-08 22:38:38 -0600 commented answer Openstudio's multi-story Office Building

Thank you for your advice, used the steps you outlined and its worked a treat!!! Really appreciate your help, thanks aga

2021-03-27 23:02:42 -0600 asked a question Openstudio's multi-story Office Building

Openstudio's multi-story Office Building Hi I am relatively new to Openstudio's and have been tasked to render a 20 stor

2021-03-27 23:02:38 -0600 asked a question Openstudio's multi-story Office Building

Openstudio's multi-story Office Building Hi I am relatively new to Openstudio's and have been tasked to render a 20 stor

2021-03-27 22:49:26 -0600 commented answer Openstudio's Simulation Fail

I see now, I appreciate your help!!

2021-03-26 02:47:27 -0600 commented question Openstudio's Simulation Fail

I have still had trouble assigning a material layer. I have assigned a construction name to every surface but do not kno

2021-03-17 23:41:04 -0600 commented question Openstudio's Simulation Fail

Yes that makes sense, cheers!! I'll see how it goes giving them a material layer. Thank you.

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2021-03-12 09:05:48 -0600 asked a question Openstudio's Simulation Fail

Openstudio's Simulation Fail Hi I am new to Openstudios and have been having trouble getting a simulation without a FAIL