Termination due to Errors

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Kevin:
Sure. Had plenty of those. Check you .BDL file, which should have an error message at the end showing what the problem was.
Cant think offhand a specific one, but I know I have had them.
Check that .BDL file ending.

Is there any reason why an equest file would terminate due to errors during simulation but not have any error messages show up in the sim file ATTN page or during the BDL load?Trying to figure this one out, retracing steps. ?Kevin J. Kyte, PE BEMP LEED APWATTS ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING95 Perry Street | Buffalo, NY 14203Direct: 716 206 5174Main Desk: 716 206 5100Fax: 716 206 5199 ?
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Is there any reason why an equest file would terminate due to errors during simulation but not have any error messages show up in the sim file ATTN page or during the BDL load?
Trying to figure this one out, retracing steps.

Kevin J. Kyte, PE BEMP LEED AP
WATTS ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING
95 Perry Street | Buffalo, NY 14203
Direct: 716 206 5174
Main Desk: 716 206 5100
Fax: 716 206 5199

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Kevin,

I remember a time when I got a runtime error. The BDL error check did not catch it. I was modeling a building addition with perimeter/core zoning. The model had daylighting in the perimeter zones. After making the wall adjacent to the existing building adiabatic, the windows on that wall went away and the program crashed trying to do daylighting analysis in a room with no windows. I discovered the problem by looking in the .BDL file like John suggested below. Search for ?error.?

Keith Swartz, PE, BEMP, LEED AP
Senior Energy Engineer | Energy Center of Wisconsin | Madison.Chicago.Minneapolis
608.210.7123 | www.ecw.org

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Hi Keith, I figured out that I changed the utility rate type and did not update the fuel meter type to match. This is what was causing the errors. I have not looked at the .BDL file before, glad to hear it is in the troubleshooting toolbox.

Thanks,

Kevin J. Kyte, PE BEMP LEED AP
WATTS ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING
95 Perry Street | Buffalo, NY 14203
Direct: 716 206 5174
Main Desk: 716 206 5100
Fax: 716 206 5199

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