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Re: [EnergyPlus_Support] Re: Energy Plus tools
IDF Tutorial? No. Online help? Yes.
It's also described in the GettingStarted document. It's pretty
straightforward but it is an "intelligent editor" for creating IDF
files, not a user friendly kind of interface that is going to lead
you to create a proper building model. You might enjoy using some of
the more "lead by the hand" tools until you get the hang of what
EnergyPlus needs. DesignBuilder and Ecotect are both similar in this respect.
You might also be interested in "EP-Quick" -- which takes a slight
different approach in starting off with some "typical" buildings and
then going from there. Or some of the other approaches.
In any case, all of these tools also create an IDFEditor readable
input file (I believe). You could use some of both.
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