Question-and-Answer Resource for the Building Energy Modeling Community
Get started with the Help page
Ask Your Question

Problems opening saved open studio files with sketchup plugin

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

akey's avatar

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.

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

1 Answer

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted

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.

edit flag offensive delete link more


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

akey's avatar akey  ( 2016-01-23 07:47:08 -0500 )edit

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account.

Add Answer

Training Workshops

Question Tools

1 follower


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

Seen: 695 times

Last updated: Jan 16 '16