Merge Zone error

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umanita719
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Merge Zone error

Postby umanita719 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:40 am

After Merging Zone, I met these error
There was an error in the merged zones.
I don't know why...


Program Version,EnergyPlus, Version 8.3.0-6d97d074ea, YMD=2019.02.12 12:27,IDD_Version 8.3.0
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="2:STAIRS1" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="2:STAIRS2" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="2:STAIRS" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="3:STAIRS1" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="3:STAIRS2" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="3:STAIRS" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="4:STAIRS1" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="4:STAIRS2" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="4:STAIRS" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="5:STAIRS" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="BLOCK1:ZONE1" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="BLOCK2:ZONE1" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="BLOCK3:ZONE1" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="BLOCK4:ZONE1" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="BLOCK5:ZONE1" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="BLOCK6:ZONE1" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="BLOCK7:ZONE1" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="BLOCK8:ZONE1" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="BLOCK9:ZONE1" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="BLOCK10:ZONE1" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="BLOCK11:ZONE1" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="BLOCK12:ZONE1" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="BLOCK13:ZONE1" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="BLOCK14:ZONE1" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="BLOCK15:ZONE1" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="BLOCK16:ZONE1" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone="BLOCK17:ZONE1" invalid Zone or ZoneList Name not found.
** Severe ** GetZoneSizingInput: Errors with invalid names in Sizing:Zone objects.
** ~~~ ** ...These will not be read in. Other errors may occur.
** Fatal ** Sizing:Zone: Errors found in getting input. Program terminates.
...Summary of Errors that led to program termination:
..... Reference severe error count=28
..... Last severe error=GetZoneSizingInput: Errors with invalid names in Sizing:Zone objects.
************* Warning: Node connection errors not checked - most system input has not been read (see previous warning).
************* Fatal error -- final processing. Program exited before simulations began. See previous error messages.
************* EnergyPlus Warmup Error Summary. During Warmup: 0 Warning; 0 Severe Errors.
************* EnergyPlus Sizing Error Summary. During Sizing: 0 Warning; 28 Severe Errors.
************* EnergyPlus Terminated--Fatal Error Detected. 0 Warning; 28 Severe Errors; Elapsed Time=00hr 00min 1.66sec
Luis Sousa
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Location: Stroud

Re: Merge Zone error

Postby Luis Sousa » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:53 pm

Hi,

I believe you are running an old DesignBuilder version and this has been improved in the latest release v6.0.

To fix the issue on older versions you will need to navigate to the Zone HVAC group ( at Detailed HVAC interface) and update the zones selected. The merged child zone cannot be included on the Zone HVAC group.

BR,
Luis

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