Open the IDF or the expIDF file using a text editor option on the EPlaunch.
Go to 'edit' 'find' for 'Sizing:Zone:Zone One'. If you can find only one in the IDF file, changed that to a different name, say ZoneOne without the space. You may get a different error message.
In the expIDF, you may fine more than one. Change the name of one which has a duplicate, and you may get an orphan object warning. Then, it can be safely deleted.
Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 23:53:19 +0000
Subject: [EnergyPlus_Support] Duplicate name error message
This error message is driving me crazy. I've checked about 20 times for duplicates in my idf and I don't see any. Does anybody have any idea why I keep getting this message? (Please see below for error message)
Program Version,EnergyPlus 6.0.0.023, 5/10/2011 7:46 PM,IDD_Version 6.0.0.023
** Severe ** Sizing:Zone Name, duplicate name=ZONE ONE
** Fatal ** Sizing:Zone: Errors found in getting input. Program terminates.
...Summary of Errors that led to program termination:
..... Reference severe error count=1
..... Last severe error=Sizing:Zone Name, duplicate name=ZONE ONE
************* 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; 1 Severe Errors.
************* EnergyPlus Terminated--Fatal Error Detected. 0 Warning; 1 Severe Errors; Elapsed Time=00hr 00min 2.97sec
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