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Problems opening saved open studio files with sketchup plugin

asked 2016-01-16 05:20:34 -0500

akey gravatar image

updated 2016-01-17 12:01:21 -0500

Hi, I decided to try and learn about Open Studio and Energy Plus but this is proving to be an impossible task. Whenever I build a geometry and save as both the sketchup and Open Studio model, when I close and resopen the Sketchup file, it automatically removes the open studio content. I then reopen the Open Studio file and all of the surfaces are missing and all that remains is a wireframe and the options to turn on surface rendering do not work. I have had many other problems with loading in the Open Studio model from Sketchup. I am using Windows 10.

I am wondering if there is a best practice, file management workflow that I should be following because at the moment it is causing many many problems.

Thank you for your help.

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answered 2016-01-16 18:58:11 -0500

The SketchUp file (.skp) is not used in any way by OpenStudio. You should not use SketchUp's File/save or load options. All saves and loads should use the OpenStudio toolbar save and load buttons. The .osm file is the only thing that matters.

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Thanks for this! I thought it might be something simple.

akey gravatar image akey  ( 2016-01-23 07:47:08 -0500 )edit

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