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Re: [EnergyPlus_Support] need clarification

A version of EnergyPlus is included with DesignBuilder -- no need to download separately.
EnergyPlus by itself does not automatically produce graphs.  You will need to contruct those from the data or use  a program like DesignBuilder.
DesignBuilder can write EnergyPlus input files (IDF) but does not read them (and cannot use the results from EP-Launch, IDFEditor, etc.).

On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 11:25 AM, Tesfaye Minwyelet <tminwyelet@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Dear Sir or Madam

i want to make my thesis on the design and simulation of energy efficent building,so when i search for the papers and publications ,there are a number of softwares that helps to make an energy efficent building,i try to down load e+(energy plus soft ware) and design builder,since now i am the beginner i am not clear with detail of the two soft wares.so my questions are :-

1.is it not necessary to down load e+ to use design builder?

2.does design builder is enough to make the design and simulation of energy efficent building,and give the result in the form of simulation,graph, ....

3.does energy plus with out design builder is enough  to make the design and simulation of energy efficent building,and give the result in the form of simulation,graph with out design builder?,... .

4.there is no link between e+(of EP-launch,IDFEditor ,WinEpDraw ) and design builder?

please clarify me .thanking in advance for your valuabel comments.



The primary EnergyPlus web site is found at:

The group web site is:

Attachments are currently allowed but be mindful that not everyone has a high speed connection.  Limit attachments to small files.

EnergyPlus Documentation is searchable.  Open EPlusMainMenu.pdf under the Documentation link and press the "search" button.

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