Using Trace and GSHPCalc V5.0

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If you can import GbXml into GshpCalc, it's an undocumented feature from
as near as I can tell.

I'm still looking for suggestions on the following:

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.

Thanks for the help.


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Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 10:30:57 -0500
From: "Caleb Bulow"
To: "Page, Grant B" ,

Subject: Re: [Trace-users] Using Trace and GSHPCalc V5.0

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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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You can get SYSTEM level loads (which you could probably make work for your case) out of TRACE on an hourly basis with just one run of your model. Simply go to 'View Results', click on the 'Analysis Reports' tab, and then click the 'Graph Profiles and Energy' button. Then just use TRACE's report tools (which are not real intuitive, but you should be able to get what you need eventually) to plot the coil loads over time for your different systems.

Note that there's an input to select which system #s you are viewing loads for.

Good luck -

Scott Hackel, P.E., LEED AP

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