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

Sketchup 2016/OS 1.13 (32bit) conflict with OpenStudio 2.0.0

asked 2017-01-10 07:47:31 -0500

updated 2017-01-10 10:36:56 -0500

After installing OpenStudio 2.0.0. (64bit) in addition to OpenStudio 1.13 (32bit) with Sketchup Make 2016 (32bit) now Sketchup no longer recognizes the OS 1.13 plugin but complains that OS 2.0 is not a legitimate win32-application.

Do I have to de-install OpenStudio 2.0 again, or is there a more preferable work-around ?

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

2 Answers

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted

answered 2017-01-10 11:05:54 -0500

OpenStudio 2.0 no longer supports 32bit, and there are no plans to do so. That should have been documented in the readme, but was overlooked. We'll correct that ASAP.

Your best option is to uninstall 2.0 and revert to a 1.1x installation if you are on a 32bit system.

edit flag offensive delete link more


Thanks ! But as a follow-up question:how does Sketchup determine which plugin to choose ? E.g., if I install OpenStudio 1.14 (32bit ) after OpenStudio 2.0, could this make any difference ? Or is it possible to adjust some PATH definitions etc. such that Sketchup will look for the right version of Openstudio installed ?

OS-user-AT gravatar image OS-user-AT  ( 2017-01-10 13:46:00 -0500 )edit

You are correct that the last installer you run determines which version of OpenStudio is placed into your SketchUp install. However, you can manually change which version of OpenStudio that SketchUp loads by manually copying a few files as described in this post.

macumber gravatar image macumber  ( 2017-01-14 10:46:11 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-01-11 03:38:09 -0500

updated 2017-01-11 03:38:41 -0500

The Good News is that OpenStudio 2.0 (64bit) and OpenStudio 1.14 (32bit) with Sketchup Make 2016 (32bit) can coexist: If you install OpenStudio 2.0 first, and OpenStudio 1.14 (32bit) afterwards, Sketchup (32bit) will recognize the OpenStudio 1.14 plugin. So apparently it's the last install that determines what Sketchup is looking for. This has been tested on my Windows10 computer.

edit flag offensive delete link more

Your Answer

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

Add Answer


Question Tools

1 follower


Asked: 2017-01-10 07:47:31 -0500

Seen: 207 times

Last updated: Jan 11 '17