Hi, I am using HB for a reseach during which hundreds to thousands of different building blocks will be created and simulated for statistic analysis. After I run a bunch of blocks of first location using Colibri and Re-run IDF, I already get many IDF files which include the geometry and weather condition of each sample. The question is, can I just plug a new different weather file to the re-run idf component, for a new bunch of simulation, without arduously creating another bunch of IDF files?
In fact I tried, then I get this (part of):
The file is written to C:\Users\Miracle\Desktop\IDF_BOX_NEW\Simu_0\EnergyPlus\Simu_0.bat ... RUNNING SIMULATION ... Program Version,EnergyPlus, Version 8.9.0-eba93e8e1b, YMD=2020.01.14 18:28, ************* Beginning Zone Sizing Calculations ** Warning ** Weather file location will be used rather than entered (IDF) Location object. ** ~~~ ** ..Location object=GUANGZHOU CHN ** ~~~ ** ..Weather File Location=BEIJING/PEKING - CHN SWERA WMO#=545110 ** ~~~ ** ..due to location differences, Latitude difference=[16.80] degrees, Longitude difference=[2.96] degrees. ** ~~~ ** ..Time Zone difference=[0.0] hour(s), Elevation difference=[587.50] percent, [47.00] meters.
Then got the nearly same cooling load, and very different heating load. I think this means the E+ engine is confused and mix different weather settings.
Then the workaround I guess may be batch modify the IDF files but do some other parameters not only the weather condition must be modified? From my poor experience I am not sure.
And hopefully is it possible for changing weather file in future version? That will be very useful for reseach purpose.