I am preparing a course for students, and unfortunately I am having some strange issues/errors when running energy simulation.
It is difficult to give a explanation on why and when it happens because I can run a simulation with out any problems, but suddenly it seems to the script that should start the different commands point to a wrong path/place. If I then start a from scratch again it works. But the same happen again at certain point.
Other times I experience UMI does not simulate some of the buildings. If I instead simulate one building at a time, and then the second and so on, it works better but not always. When I look in the folders it seems during the process it "forget" to create some of the files.
The biggest problems comes when I bake geometry from GH.
Any clear explanation on these issues?
I am really looking forward when the energy part comes to GH and it gets possible to simulate non orthogonal buildings. I see a huge potential with UMI!
> The biggest problems comes when I bake geometry from GH.
Yes. Strangely when run in Rhino 4, Umi encounters this problem less frequently, but Rhino 5 tends to get into trouble. I include this comment because the thermal portions of Umi were originally developed for Rhino 4.
Both of your error logs include the line, "EnergyPlus Terminated--Error(s) Detected." Are .err files created in the individual subfolders for the buildings which fail in c:\Urban-Modeling\Simulation Files\RhinoFileName\?
So you guys are aware of the issues.
I am not sure what you mean by "fail in ..."
To conclude - UMI have a lot of issues and limitations at the moment, so I should wait until there is a release that works better with rhino 5 before I try to implement UMI into a course?
Maybe you would like to look at this question about diva: http://diva4rhino.com/forum/topics/thickness-units
Thanks for your replay.
It just boils down to that there are a lot of modeling requirements for Umi right now. Actually, these limitations are being worked on. Unfortunately, Rhino 5 compounds the issue a bit more than we would care for.
I'm forwarding your DIVA question to the appropriate people.
Looking forward to a more stable versions.