Using Trace and GSHPCalc V5.0

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Hello All!

I was wondering if any of the list users could advise me on how to get
data out of Trace for use in Steve Kavanaugh's "Ground Source Heat Pump
System Design" software v5.0. (

I've designed a Trace WSHP system which divides a building into
approximately 35 zones. GshpCalc requires that I input heating and
cooling design loads by zone into various "bins" based on time of day.
If you examine the help file at the site listed above (or here if
interested, page 43:
you'll understand the data I require for this program.

My question more generally: I'd like to get data out of Trace on a
particular zone design heating and cooling load at specific times of the
day. One way I see I can do that is to goto the "Calcuate" tab, "Change
Load Parameters" and then change the peak hour to 1-24, run the load
simulation, log the data in excel, rinse, repeat for all 24 hours and
then sort data in excel. I think that is too much work..hahah.

Is there an easier way?


Grant Page, PE, LEED AP

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I am told that GshpCalc can import GbXml files. If so, then Trace can
export a GbXml file and you should be able to get your model in that

Caleb B.


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