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SketchUp remains free for non-commercial use, to download this version you simply need to choose “Personal Projects” or "Educational Use" under what you plan to use SketchUp for when you download it. You can also download the Make version of SketchUp directly from this page. However, if you download the professional version, the free trial will expire and prompt you to purchase the product. The OpenStudio team plans to support alternative geometry workflows that do not require SketchUp (hopefully in 2016). The options to create geometry in OpenStudio currently available are:

Options underway (scheduled for 2015 release):

  • IFC import via BIMServer (developed by CBEI)
  • 3D OBJ/WebGL export of geometry via reporting measure for verification (developed by NREL)

The OpenStudio team would love to collaborate with or support developers looking to build standalone geometry tools or plug-ins for other CAD software that write to either OpenStudio directly or indirectly via gbXML.

SketchUp remains free for non-commercial use, to download this version you simply need to choose “Personal Projects” or "Educational Use" under what you plan to use SketchUp for when you download it. You can also download the Make version of SketchUp directly from this page. However, if you download the professional version, the free trial will expire and prompt you to purchase the product. The OpenStudio team plans to support alternative geometry workflows that do not require SketchUp (hopefully in 2016). The options to create geometry in OpenStudio currently available are:

Options underway (scheduled for 2015 release):

  • IFC import via BIMServer (developed by CBEI)
  • 3D OBJ/WebGL export of geometry via reporting measure for verification (developed by NREL)

We have just finished a reporting measure that will render the 3D OpenStudio model for inspection. This measure will work in OpenStudio 1.6.3 or higher. This measure is at https://bcl.nrel.gov/node/82771.

The OpenStudio team would love to collaborate with or support developers looking to build standalone geometry tools or plug-ins for other CAD software that write to either OpenStudio directly or indirectly via gbXML.

SketchUp remains free for non-commercial use, to download this version you simply need to choose “Personal Projects” or "Educational Use" under what you plan to use SketchUp for when you download it. You can also download the Make version of SketchUp directly from this page. However, if you download the professional version, the free trial will expire and prompt you to purchase the product. The OpenStudio team plans to support alternative geometry workflows that do not require SketchUp (hopefully in 2016). The options to create geometry in OpenStudio currently available are:

Options underway (scheduled for 2015 release):

  • IFC import via BIMServer (developed by CBEI))
  • 3D OBJ/WebGL export of geometry via reporting measure for verification (developed by NREL)

We have just finished a reporting measure that will render the 3D OpenStudio model for inspection. This measure will work in OpenStudio 1.6.3 or higher. NREL). This measure is at https://bcl.nrel.gov/node/82771.

and requires OpenStudio 1.6.3 or higher.

The OpenStudio team would love to collaborate with or support developers looking to build standalone geometry tools or plug-ins for other CAD software that write to either OpenStudio directly or indirectly via gbXML.

SketchUp remains free for non-commercial use, to download this version you simply need to choose “Personal Projects” or "Educational Use" under what you plan to use SketchUp for when you download it. You can also download the Make version of SketchUp directly from this page. However, if you download the professional version, the free trial will expire and prompt you to purchase the product. The OpenStudio team plans to support alternative geometry workflows that do not require SketchUp (hopefully in 2016). The options to create geometry in OpenStudio currently available are:

Options underway (scheduled for 2015 release):

  • IFC import via BIMServer (developed by CBEI)
  • 3D OBJ/WebGL export of geometry via reporting measure for verification (developed by NREL). This measure is at https://bcl.nrel.gov/node/82771 and requires OpenStudio 1.6.3 or higher.

The OpenStudio team would love to collaborate with or support developers looking to build standalone geometry tools or plug-ins for other CAD software that write to either OpenStudio directly or indirectly via gbXML.

SketchUp remains free for non-commercial use, to download this version you simply need to choose “Personal Projects” or "Educational Use" under what you plan to use SketchUp for when you download it. You can also download the Make version of SketchUp directly from this page. However, if you download the professional version, the free trial will expire and prompt you to purchase the product. The OpenStudio team plans to support alternative geometry workflows that do not require SketchUp (hopefully in 2016). The options to create geometry in OpenStudio currently available are:

Options underway (scheduled for 2015 release):

  • IFC import via BIMServer (developed by CBEI)). Will be available in OpenStudio 1.7.1 or higher.
  • VirtualPulse by the Building Science Group at University of Maryland.
  • 3D OBJ/WebGL export of geometry via reporting measure for verification (developed by NREL). This measure is at https://bcl.nrel.gov/node/82771 and requires OpenStudio 1.6.3 or higher.

Additionally we would like to build a merge tool to allow users to merge geometry changes made by another tool with their current working OpenStudio model.

The OpenStudio team would love to collaborate with or support developers looking to build standalone geometry tools or plug-ins for other CAD software that write to either OpenStudio directly or indirectly via gbXML.

SketchUp remains free for non-commercial use, to download this version you simply need to choose “Personal Projects” or "Educational Use" under what you plan to use SketchUp for when you download it. You can also download the Make version of SketchUp directly from this page. However, if you download the professional version, the free trial will expire and prompt you to purchase the product. The OpenStudio team plans to support alternative geometry workflows that do not require SketchUp (hopefully in 2016). The options to create geometry in OpenStudio currently available are:

Options underway (scheduled for 2015 release):

  • IFC import via BIMServer (developed by CBEI). Will be ) is available in OpenStudio 1.7.1 or higher.higher, here is a link to the tutorial.
  • VirtualPulse by the Building Science Group at University of Maryland.
  • 3D OBJ/WebGL export of geometry via reporting measure for verification (developed by NREL). This measure is at https://bcl.nrel.gov/node/82771 and requires OpenStudio 1.6.3 or higher.

Additionally we would like to build a merge tool to allow users to merge geometry changes made by another tool with their current working OpenStudio model.

The OpenStudio team would love to collaborate with or support developers looking to build standalone geometry tools or plug-ins for other CAD software that write to either OpenStudio directly or indirectly via gbXML.

SketchUp remains free for non-commercial use, to download this version you simply need to choose “Personal Projects” or "Educational Use" under what you plan to use SketchUp for when you download it. You can also download the Make version of SketchUp directly from this page. However, if you download the professional version, the free trial will expire and prompt you to purchase the product. The OpenStudio team plans to support alternative geometry workflows that do not require SketchUp (hopefully in 2016). The options to create geometry in OpenStudio currently available are:

Options underway (scheduled for 2015 release):

  • IFC import via BIMServer (developed by CBEI) is available in OpenStudio 1.7.1 or higher, here is a link to the tutorial.
  • VirtualPulse by the Building Science Group at University of Maryland.
  • 3D OBJ/WebGL export of geometry via reporting measure for verification (developed by NREL). This measure A Model Measure version for use with Apply Measures now is at https://bcl.nrel.gov/node/82771 and requires . A Reporting Measure version which allows for plotting output variables on model surfaces is at https://bcl.nrel.gov/node/82802. Both measures require OpenStudio 1.6.3 or higher.

Additionally we would like to build a merge tool to allow users to merge geometry changes made by another tool with their current working OpenStudio model.

The OpenStudio team would love to collaborate with or support developers looking to build standalone geometry tools or plug-ins for other CAD software that write to either OpenStudio directly or indirectly via gbXML.

SketchUp remains free for non-commercial use, to download this version you simply need to choose “Personal Projects” or "Educational Use" under what you plan to use SketchUp for when you download it. You can also download the Make version of SketchUp directly from this page. However, if you download the professional version, the free trial will expire and prompt you to purchase the product. The OpenStudio team plans to support alternative geometry workflows that do not require SketchUp (hopefully in beyond 2016). The options to create geometry in OpenStudio currently available are:

Options underway (scheduled for 2015 release):

  • IFC import via BIMServer (developed by CBEI) is available in OpenStudio 1.7.1 or higher, here is a link to the tutorial.
  • VirtualPulse by the Building Science Group at University of Maryland.
  • 3D OBJ/WebGL export of geometry via measure for verification (developed by NREL). A Model Measure version for use with Apply Measures now is at https://bcl.nrel.gov/node/82771. A Reporting Measure version which allows for plotting output variables on model surfaces is at https://bcl.nrel.gov/node/82802. Both measures require OpenStudio 1.6.3 or higher.

Additionally we would like to build a merge tool to allow users to merge geometry changes made by another tool with their current working OpenStudio model.

The OpenStudio team would love to collaborate with or support developers looking to build standalone geometry tools or plug-ins for other CAD software that write to either OpenStudio directly or indirectly via gbXML.

SketchUp remains free for non-commercial use, to download this version you simply need to choose “Personal Projects” or "Educational Use" under what you plan to use SketchUp for when you download it. You can also download the Make version of SketchUp directly from this page. However, if you download the professional version, the free trial will expire and prompt you to purchase the product. The OpenStudio team plans to support alternative geometry workflows that do not require SketchUp (beyond 2016). The options to create geometry in OpenStudio currently available are:

Options underway (scheduled for 2015 release):Other options:

  • IFC import via BIMServer (developed by CBEI) is available in OpenStudio 1.7.1 or higher, here is a link to the tutorial.
  • VirtualPulse by the Building Science Group at University of Maryland.
  • 3D OBJ/WebGL export of geometry via measure for verification (developed by NREL). A Model Measure version for use with Apply Measures now is at https://bcl.nrel.gov/node/82771. A Reporting Measure version which allows for plotting output variables on model surfaces is at https://bcl.nrel.gov/node/82802. Both measures require OpenStudio 1.6.3 or higher.

Additionally we would like to build a merge tool to allow users to merge geometry changes made by another tool with their current working OpenStudio model.

The OpenStudio team would love to collaborate with or support developers looking to build standalone geometry tools or plug-ins for other CAD software that write to either OpenStudio directly or indirectly via gbXML.