Known issues in VE 2017

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Known issues in VE 2017

Postby Terence » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:56 pm

Colour Code: Current issues, Resolved issues

Error in BPRM Unmet Load hours

Version: VE 2017 (2017.1.0)
Module: PRM
Summary: The unmet load hours incorrectly reports the Total unmet hours rather than the shared hours.
Detail: The BPRM report can show that the model has failed the Unmet load hours check incorrectly. This is because unmet load hours on the report incorrectly reports the Total unmet hours rather than the shared hours.
Workaround: No real workaround for the report. Users can use the range tool and tick "Shared Hours" to get the correct Unmet Load Hours.
Will be fixed for: VE 2017 Feature Pack 2


OSM command shuts down VE

Version: VE 2017 (2017.0.1)
Module: ModelIT
Summary: Typing "OSM" command in the ModelIT Key-in field causes the VE to shut down for some users.
Detail: For some users the "OSM" command makes IESVE shut down and "Import map data" shortcut provides an error "Invalid number of parameters"
Workaround: No workaround. If they have it, users can import buildings from map data through File>Import and selecting Shape file (SHP) or GML File (gml).
Will be fixed for: VE 2018


Room Type changed if set via Room Settings

Version: VE 2017 (2017.0.1)
Module: VE Compliance
Summary: Room Type changed to "Other Buffer Space" in VE Compliance
Detail: If you’ve been setting the NCM Activity through Room Settings in VE Compliance (away from the thermal template), then you may notice it defaults to Other Buffer Space if you exit and return or VE Compliance
Workaround: To get your model settings back, select a room while in VE Compliance, on Room Settings, beside “Other Buffer Space”, remove the tick from the “Default” box and change it to “Heated or Occupied”. This will bring back your room settings for all rooms. Switch to ModelIT and then back to VE Compliance. If you query a space you may notice lighting information etc is set to default. To get it back, open the VE 2016 version of your project in that version and use Tabular Room Data to export the information you’ve entered. You can then import this using Tabular Room Data in VE 2017.
Will be fixed for: VE 2018


Error when selecting "Ventilated modules" for PVS in VE-SBEM

Version: VE 2017 Hotfix 1 (2017.0.1)
Module: VE-SBEM
Summary: Error when running VE-SBEM with PVS that has "Ventilated modules" selected as the PV Type.
Detail: For the latest SBEM update it seems BRE have updated a keyword for PVS inputs. Because of this change VE-SBEM can now supply an input file to SBEM.exe that gives an error message.
Workaround: No known workaround
Will be fixed for: VE 2018


Radiance UDI Results for Occupied period not showing all Thresholds

Version: VE 2017 (2017.0.0.0)
Module: Radiance
Summary: When processing UDI results for Occupied period the specified Thresholds are not written out.
Detail: After processing when user reviews the results available for the room then not all of the Threshold ranges for the Occupied period are available, similarly on the Tabulated output some columns are missing
Workaround: Contact IES Technical Support for information on how to manipulate the results file to output all ranges correctly.
Will be fixed for: VE 2018


Parallel Simulation Manager - Request timeout when results files are large. Failed to download

Version: VE 2017 Hotfix 1 (2017.0.1)
Module: Parallel Simulation Manager
Summary: When using PSM with the task service option enabled, downloading large results files will sometimes cause a timeout error.
Detail: Results files are not being downloaded and moved from the local task folder into the projects Vista folder.
Workaround: You can manually copy the aps results files across to the Vista folder in your project from C:\Program Data\ies\Tasks , selecting the relevant folder number for each simulation. Alternative method is to switch back to legacy simulation mode. You’ll find it under Tools>Preferences>Simulation>Legacy mode
Fixed in: VE 2017 Feature Pack 1 - Released Thursday 28th September


Bivalent System Energy Consumption Incorrect

Version: VE 2017 (2017.0.0)
Module: VE Compliance
Summary: The software is not calculating heating energy correctly when systems have a bivalent system defined.
Detail: IF a user had a systems that has a Bivalent System defined the software picks up the wrong heat generator efficiencies.
Workaround: No known workaround - contact IES Technical Support for updates.
Fixed in: VE 2017 Feature Pack 1 - Released Thursday 28th September


Room level mechanical supply input not displayed if room is unconditioned

Version: VE 2017 (2017.0.1)
Module: VE Compliance
Summary: Room level mechanical supply input not displayed if room is unconditioned
Detail: If a room is set to be "Internal Void or Warm Roof" or "Other Buffer Space", then the option in Room Data > Systems tab to enter Mechanical Supply is not displayed.
Workaround: No known workaround
Fixed in: VE 2017 Hotfix 02 - Released Wednesday 9th August


Problem with rebuild in ModelIT

Version: VE 2017 Hotfix 1 (2017.0.1)
Module: ModelIT
Summary: Problems such as additional openings and missing adjacencies being introduced when the rebuild operation is carried out
Detail: The rebuild operation, depending on the robustness of the geometry, can introduce geometry problems when they didn't exist before. Things to look out for are duplicate overlapping openings, missing or unmarched adjacencies and even crashes when the rebuild operation is carried out.
Workaround: If models are affected then contact Technical Support to request updated files that avoids these issues when the rebuild operation is carried out.
Fixed in: VE 2017 Hotfix 02 - Released Wednesday 9th August


Issues in ModelIT when partitioning and editing spaces

Version: VE 2017 (2017.0.0)
Module: ModelIT
Summary: Instability is introduced due to geometry functions including Partition tool, divide space, merge, connect and separate.
Detail: ModelIT can crash unexpectedly when performing functions with the partition tool, divide space, merge, connect and separate space
Workaround: No known workaround
Fixed in: VE 2017 Hotfix 1 - Released Friday 31st March
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