Shadow Calculation Method: Editing Problem

#1

Dear @mostapha,

It seems there is no way to edit the calculation method to ‘TimestepFrequency’ … I used either a text string or number to change the default setting, but when I open the .idf file, it is still remaining as default…

Can you please check this?

Regards
Amir

#2

This looks like a bug. Thank you for reporting. Is it happening in the EnergyPlus component or the one for OpenStudio?

#4

For OpenStudio… It works fine with E+…

#5

I can take a look at this now while I am also addressing the fact that the Warmup Days input does not affect the OpenStudio simulation.

#6

Looking more into this, it seems that the Calculation Method is not exposed on the OpenStudio Shadow Calculation object:
https://openstudio-sdk-documentation.s3.amazonaws.com/cpp/OpenStudio-2.2.0-doc/model/html/classopenstudio_1_1model_1_1_shadow_calculation.html

Also all of my attempts to bypass this with the setString method are not working.
It may not be possible to set this property using OpenStudio SDK but I will keep looking. I can also ask the OpenStudio developers how this should be done.

#7

Thank you @chris and @mostapha

Can you also take a look at this question as well?
I think the shading component in HB needs more input especially in blind case.

Regards
Amir