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2019-02-11 10:02:44 -0600 answered a question Error parsing "ThermostatSetpoint:SingleCooling"

After looking over your attached IDF, it looks like you are using "special characters" (characters that are not ASCII) t

2019-02-11 09:49:58 -0600 commented question Error parsing "ThermostatSetpoint:SingleCooling"

@Nattawat the GlobalGeometryRules object determines how corners of surfaces are located.

2019-02-10 19:41:25 -0600 answered a question EMS sensor for HVAC system availability status

You could also add the Schedule Value for this HVACOperationSchd as a normal Output Variable to see it's value reported

2019-02-10 19:22:49 -0600 commented question How can I manually add output variables in EnergyPlus ?

@mzubiald this is a new question, which should be a separate post. I would search on Unmet Hours first, because there ar

2019-02-10 19:11:20 -0600 commented question Error parsing "ThermostatSetpoint:SingleCooling"

@Nattawat it sounds like you have something wrong with your EnergyPlus input file at line number 616, judging by beginni

2019-02-08 17:54:05 -0600 commented question My model crashes and I lose all geometry

I haven't hit this issue, but I've never edited both the .skp file and .osm file in tandem. It sounds like you have two

2019-02-08 12:27:24 -0600 commented question Error: Open Studio SketchUp Pro 2019 Plugin Installation

@Jasmine_Leung are you trying to install the "full" OpenStudio extension to edit .osm files, or the "legacy" OpenStudio

2019-02-08 12:25:26 -0600 commented question How to simulate some hours of the day?

@Kepo94 please use a tag or mention in your post what simulation tool you are using so that others can help you better.

2019-02-08 12:23:20 -0600 commented question My model crashes and I lose all geometry

If the dialog box about unloading the .osm you're referring to is after saving or opening the .skp file, then that's whe

2019-02-07 18:37:44 -0600 commented question My model crashes and I lose all geometry

If you're only drawing rectangles before saving the .osm, then you're not creating any OpenStudio content to save. The "

2019-02-07 16:59:34 -0600 commented question My model crashes and I lose all geometry

You only want to be working with the .osm file -- don't bother with the .skp file. So, only save the .osm file and only

2019-02-07 16:56:03 -0600 answered a question Model using Zero Heating and Cooling

I added some output variables to plot what's going on over Jan 1. It looks like your thermostat schedules are defined, a

2019-02-07 15:00:42 -0600 answered a question Adjusting existing OpenStudio space geometry

The blue solid lines that surround spaces when you click on them are just "indicators" -- they tell you that all of the

2019-02-07 14:53:06 -0600 answered a question OpenStudio User Interface Scaling Problems (Very Small Buttons)

There is a way to tell your machine how to scale resolution for specific programs. The link below explains the steps, an

2019-02-07 14:27:23 -0600 commented question My model crashes and I lose all geometry

@mark.stout It sounds like you are using the File / Save menu, which will ONLY save the .skp file. You want to save the

2019-02-07 14:27:08 -0600 commented question My model crashes and I lose all geometry

It sounds like you are using the File / Save menu, which will ONLY save the .skp file. You want to save the .osm file fo

2019-02-07 14:23:32 -0600 commented question EnergyPlus V 9.0 Vertex size mismatch

@mfath gotcha, thanks for clarifying. Sure, if you are willing to post a link to your v8.9 and v9.0 EnergyPlus files tha

2019-02-07 13:00:42 -0600 commented question EnergyPlus V 9.0 Vertex size mismatch

@mfath are you using Euclid to open the EnergyPlus file? I just want to confirm before I post my answer.

2019-01-25 17:24:19 -0600 answered a question How to control both CO2 concentration and ventilation schedule in EMS?

If you have two programs that are trying to change something about a window, then EnergyPlus will execute the program co

2019-01-25 17:02:41 -0600 commented answer Why the peak cooling and heating load are always on July 21th or Jan 21

Correct - peak capacity in HVAC Sizing Summary is showing max capacity over just the 24-hour winter and summer design da

2019-01-24 15:18:45 -0600 answered a question Why the peak cooling and heating load are always on July 21th or Jan 21

OpenStudio can simulate both an annual simulation as well as a HVAC design day simulation. The results of the HVAC desig

2019-01-24 11:15:35 -0600 commented answer How to use EMS to control natural ventilation depending of indoor CO2 concentration?

@qiulu great! If you think the answer addresses your issue, then let others know by clicking on the check mark on the le

2019-01-23 14:21:30 -0600 answered a question How to use EMS to control natural ventilation depending of indoor CO2 concentration?

For the ZONE AIR CO2 CONCENTRATION output variable you are using, the key name should be the name of the zone object tha

2019-01-21 10:04:09 -0600 edited question May you help me to understand following warnings, please?

May you help me to understand following warnings, please? Program Version,EnergyPlus, Version 8.5.0-c87e61b44b, YMD=20

2019-01-04 12:04:23 -0600 answered a question ** Fatal ** The SQLite database failed to open.

Digging into the source code, this fatal error line only appears in SQLiteProcedures.cc if the variable ok is set to fal

2019-01-02 12:21:02 -0600 answered a question Autosize electric power get to 0 when I used Fan:SystemModel

Were you using a different fan object before and seeing fan electric power values > 0 in the Sizing Report Summary?

2018-12-31 10:49:11 -0600 commented answer How to change Fan from VariableVolume to ConstantVolume?

@Tina Lu if you changed things from VAV to CAV fan, and the fan did NOT operate as VAV, isn't that what you want? Regard

2018-12-29 16:49:16 -0600 commented answer How to change Fan from VariableVolume to ConstantVolume?

Also, in your updated image of IDF Editor, there are orange cells that are trying to indicate an incorrect input field s

2018-12-29 16:47:11 -0600 commented answer How to change Fan from VariableVolume to ConstantVolume?

@Tina Lu if you changed things from VAV to CAV fan, and the fan did NOT operate as VAV, isn't that what you want? Regard

2018-12-27 11:48:05 -0600 answered a question How to change Fan from VariableVolume to ConstantVolume?

If you only made a copy of the Fan:VariableVolume object to create the Fan:ConstantVolume object, but left the VAV fan i

2018-12-27 11:39:15 -0600 answered a question How to simulate hot water pipes heating system?

EnergyPlus does have a Pipe:Indoor object that transfers heat to a zone. You would define a Construction for the Materia

2018-12-21 11:50:25 -0600 answered a question How can I add precipitation data in OPENSTUDIO?

It doesn't look like you can define the Site:Precipitation object's parameters in the Openstudio interface. The availabl

2018-12-21 11:22:47 -0600 commented question How can I add precipitation data to an existing weather file?

@alepelu92 sorry that I didn't catch that! I see that you've opened up a new post for this question of applying precipit

2018-12-19 12:10:54 -0600 edited answer How to fix the node connection error

In general, any Fatal messages are indicating what causes your simulation to fail. From your error file messages: ** Wa

2018-12-19 12:09:22 -0600 answered a question How to fix the node connection error

In general, any Fatal messages are indicating what causes your simulation to fail. From your error file messages: * War

2018-12-19 11:51:06 -0600 commented question How can I add precipitation data to an existing weather file?

@alepelu92 this is a duplicate question of this post. Essentially, rain fall amounts in the EPW file are not used. You s

2018-12-18 13:00:32 -0600 answered a question heating cop on design builder

If you are only seeing a COP input for your boiler in DesignBuilder, I assume that you are using the Simple HVAC Model O

2018-12-18 12:50:28 -0600 answered a question Problem Zone HVAC Heating Rate when Tubing Length is doubled

I couldn't find a "Zone HVAC Heating Rate" output variable in EnergyPlus documentation, but I did find a "Zone RADIANT H

2018-12-17 14:07:44 -0600 commented answer Weather File of Past Year (2018)

Maintaining physical relationships of weather data while creating an AMY file can be done in Elements. This is a free to

2018-12-16 16:47:25 -0600 edited question Weather File of Past Year (2018)

Weather File of Past Year (2018) Dynamic simulations are totally new to me and I did not had any eduction about it, ever

2018-12-16 16:47:14 -0600 answered a question Weather File of Past Year (2018)

If you didn't know already, EnergyPlus uses weather files ending in *.epw that are defined in a specific EnergyPlus Weat

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2018-12-05 10:18:44 -0600 commented question How to simulate a biodigester with E+

Are you trying to use an EnergyPlus zone to be the biodigester itself? As in the zone contains organic material that wil

2018-12-05 10:14:22 -0600 answered a question I had installed and uninstalled the programs, but nothing happens,

OpenStudio will only work with SketchUp 2018 Pro, since the SketchUp 2018 Free is a web application that doesn't interac

2018-12-04 14:47:30 -0600 edited question SALib for EnergyPlus

SALib for EnergyPlus I'm trying to run sensitivity analysis in Grasshopper, which is a visual programming interface for

2018-12-03 14:56:31 -0600 edited question unmet clg and unmet clg -occ difference

unmet clg and unmet clg -occ difference Hi, The meaning of unmet clg and unmet clg - occ seems self - explanatory but

2018-11-27 14:01:38 -0600 answered a question WindowEquivalentLayer - SHGC vs Solar Transmittance at Normal Incidence

"Center-of-glass" means that it accounts for only the heat flow from outside to inside through each layer of the window

2018-11-21 12:47:55 -0600 edited answer How to build geometry in euclid?

Euclid is the rebranded version of Legacy OpenStudio, but since most of the functionality is the same any Legacy OpenStu

2018-11-20 21:58:04 -0600 answered a question How to build geometry in euclid?

Euclid is the rebranded version of Legacy OpenStudio, but since most of the functionality is the same any Legacy OpenStu

2018-11-18 16:23:27 -0600 answered a question How to insert a row between EMS:Program rows in E+

The easiest way to insert new rows of EMS code in a program object is using a text editor (NotePad, e.g.). Below is an e