[Equest-users] Baseline model failure - corrupted pd2 file?

David Reddy david.j.reddy1 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 19:08:46 PST 2011


Have you tried creating a fresh project/pd2 file by opening the inp file 
from eQUEST Detailed Interface (File -> Open -> in lower R corner change 
file type to .inp)?  You will loose all the Wizard information contained 
in your pd2 file, and have to redefine a weather file and file path for 
project, but this would help determine if the .pd2 file is corrupted.  I 
can't racall if I have ever had a pd2 file become corrupt, but this 
would be one way to determine if it is indeed an issue with the pd2 file.

David Reddy

360 Analytics
Building Energy Analysis Consultants
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On 12/15/2011 7:00 PM, Steven Savich wrote:
> Oddest thing just happened to my baseline model.  Using equest 3.64 on 
> a Windows 7 desktop.  Naturally, this happens the evening before my 
> submittal deadline.
> I was making edits in the envelope tab, getting the U-values lined up 
> with 90.1, and tried running the model in all 4 orientations.  Two 
> orientations went normally, and two did not - no cooling, heating or 
> dom water gas use was recorded, but the models ran to completion.  I 
> tried running it again in all four orientations with no changes, and 
> now the model, for all four orientations, will complete the run but 
> will not calc the cooling, heating, or domestic hot water gas use.  
> The fan energy consumption is also inflated, as the fans appear to be 
> operating 24/7.
> I then tried uninstalling 3.64 and reinstalling a fresh copy, 
> downloaded directly from the equest website.  The baseline model is 
> still behaving in the same fashion.  I've tried running two other 
> models, and their output matches previous results, so it looks like a 
> corruption of this model rather than a problem with my computer or the 
> equest installation.
> There don't appear to be problems in the .inp file, is it possible 
> that the .pd2 file is corrupted?
> Has anyone else had something like this happen before?
> The pd2 & inp files for the baseline are attached.
> Steven Savich, LEED AP
> Systems West Engineers
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> Eugene, OR  97401-2427
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