Resetting weather file

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Mark-

Make sure that your weather file is in My Documents> eQuest 3.xx Data> Weather. In my experience this is the only location in which the program will look for a weather file. Also, you can change the weather file in the detailed edit mode by selecting "Project: xyz" at the top of the component tree. I hope this helps!

Adam Towell

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As a note, the location of weather data changed in more recent versions
- I believe in eQuest 3.63 first but for sure in eQuest 3.64 (someone
from JHA can confirm). To be compatible with Windows 7 access
permissions, this data had to be in a shared location and it is now
located at:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\eQUEST 3-64 Data\Weather

My current computer has only had a 3.64 version installed and I can't
remember if this is the same for 3.63 or not.

Jeremy R. Poling, PE, LEED AP+BDC

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As far as i understand the question correctly, there isn't need to check weather locations for any version of eQUEST being used. Because, during the simulation/DD mode when location being selected in wizard mode is not available in default weather files resided in eQUEST Project directory as described by Jeremy and Adam below, The massage would pop up with unavailability of weather file (.bin file) for the location being selected, with an option to download from DOE website via internet. User can easily download the weather file from internet and use it in simulation. But, as i described earlier eQUEST/ DOE has certain location weather file(.bin file) for all locations in USA.so, it would automatically map nearest available weather location.

Hopefully, this will clarify the issue.

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Per Adam's point, once you copy the new weather file into the folder, you
can change even in the wizard the weather file selection from pre-listed
locations to User Defined and then enter the file name of your new .bin
weather file.

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Thanks to all for your help. I think the important item is to be sure, while in Screen 1 of the DD Wizard, to set Location Set to "User Selected" and then navigate to the "My Documents" Equest data files location as Jeremy suggests. The program seems to like it now...

MARK DARRALL, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB

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