Comments for The Mindful Modeller https://mindfulmodeller.ca/ Thoughts on Building Energy Modelling, Software, Building Science, Solar Buildings and Environmental Issues Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:28:30 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on IDF+: An Enhanced Editor for EnergyPlus Input FIles by Matt https://mindfulmodeller.ca/idfplus-enhanced-editor-for-energyplus-input-files/#comment-5 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:28:30 +0000 http://mindfulmodeller.ca/?p=276#comment-5 A few objects before the “Htg-SetP-Sch” object there is one called “ZONE CONTROL TYPE SCHEDULE”. This one has capitals for the object class name (“SCHEDULE:COMPACT”). When I remove these caps that file loads ok for me. It is definitely a bug that caps matter at all, and I’m working on it, sorry for the inconvenience!

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Comment on IDF+: An Enhanced Editor for EnergyPlus Input FIles by WouterBeck https://mindfulmodeller.ca/idfplus-enhanced-editor-for-energyplus-input-files/#comment-3 Sun, 28 Jun 2015 19:28:21 +0000 http://mindfulmodeller.ca/?p=276#comment-3 The capitalization is generated by idfplus. The source file EquivalentLayerWindow.idf reads:
Schedule:Compact,
Htg-SetP-Sch, !- Name
Temperature, !- Schedule Type Limits Name
… etc.

1ZoneEvapCooler.idf has a schedule:compact in exactly the same style:
Schedule:Compact,
System Availability Schedule, !- Name
Any Number, !- Schedule Type Limits Name

1ZoneEvapCooler.idf loads without problems. Only thing that’s different are the ScheduleTypeLimits.

The idd says: “Irregular object. Does not follow the usual definition for fields.”
I cannot oversee how that impacts parsing the idf-file.

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Comment on IDF+: An Enhanced Editor for EnergyPlus Input FIles by Matt https://mindfulmodeller.ca/idfplus-enhanced-editor-for-energyplus-input-files/#comment-2 Sun, 28 Jun 2015 16:08:49 +0000 http://mindfulmodeller.ca/?p=276#comment-2 Hi! My first thought is that it could be related to capitalization of the “SCHEDULE:COMPACT”. IDF+ is currently rather rigid in its reading of class names, which causes problems when things are not _exactly_ as they appear in the idd file. I have this on my list of things to fix, but it’s currently annoying. Try a file without caps in the object name and let me know? I have an issue tracked for it and similar issues here: https://bitbucket.org/mattdoiron/idfplus/issue/26/handle-incorrect-syntax-in-an-idf-file

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Comment on IDF+: An Enhanced Editor for EnergyPlus Input FIles by WouterBeck https://mindfulmodeller.ca/idfplus-enhanced-editor-for-energyplus-input-files/#comment-1 Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:50:55 +0000 http://mindfulmodeller.ca/?p=276#comment-1 Dear Matt,

I tried to open /usr/local/EnergyPlus-8-3-0/ExampleFiles/EquivalentLayerWindow.idf using idfplus.
This fails and the error message is “Invalid or unknown idf object: SCHEDULE:COMPACT Loading cancelled! “.
Loading another example idf (I tried 1ZoneEvapCooler.idf) that also has Schedule:Compact objects completes without errors.
Any idea?

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