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OpenStudio 1.11 Crashing When Trying to Run Model

asked 2016-05-23 17:49:05 -0500

Brian C's avatar


I have recently updated Open Studio from a previous version and am experiencing the software crashing when I try to run the model on the Run Tab. It also crashes when I try and click on the Scripts Tab as well. I have noticed that in an untitled/blank Open Studio project I am able to click on the scripts tab. When I scan for tools, it discovers the following (3): EP-8-5-0, Radiance and Ruby. I have uninstalled everything and still no luck.

Has anyone else experienced this problem?

Thanks, Brian

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@Brian C, I have not seen this before. Thanks for pointing out it doesn't happen on an empty file. Does it happen only on a specific OSM file or any OSM file. Also what operating system are you using. Lastly I assume you are using 1.11.0 vs. one of our more recent 1.11.x iteration installers.

If it does happen only on a specific model please send them model to

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2016-05-24 12:03:36 -0500 )edit

I am running on a 64 bit windows 7 operating system. I created the model geometry with Sketchup 2016 (version 16.1.449) and Open Studio version 1.11.0. I deleted all previous versions of OpenStudio, Sketchup, EnergyPlus before installing to 1.11.0 and beginning work on this model as well. I sent the model along to the email you provided. Thanks for the help.

Brian C's avatar Brian C  ( 2016-05-24 12:34:52 -0500 )edit

@Brian C, thanks for sending the file. I was able to reproduce this with your model, as well as a model from another user. I've filed an issue and we will try to identify and fix the cause.

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2016-05-25 16:27:14 -0500 )edit

@David Goldwasser, thank you. If the bug cannot get fixed soon, could you recommend an alternative in the meantime for me to at least run the model. EPLaunch, older version of Open Studio?

Brian C's avatar Brian C  ( 2016-05-25 16:47:39 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-05-26 09:48:30 -0500

Looks like the issue, which was related to forward translation of daylighting control objects, has been fixed. You should be able to download OpenStudio 1.11.4 sometime next week, that will have this fix.

To fix this now with your current installer, you should be able to change the "Lighting Control Type" from "None" to "Continuous" for all of the daylighting control objects. You can access this through the inspector in the SketchUp plugin.

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@David Goldwasser, thank you. I will download 1.11.4 next week. In the meantime I have the model running by changing from None to Continuous. Thanks again!

Brian C's avatar Brian C  ( 2016-05-26 12:45:30 -0500 )edit

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