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Why does my OpenStudio data do not save?

asked 2015-01-19 08:19:24 -0600

JamesErikSmith gravatar image

updated 2015-07-26 18:47:09 -0600

I have OpenStudio open from Sketchup 2014. When I am finished in OpenStudio, I will save and exit. Then, I will exist Sketchup 2014. When I go back to my model on the next day, I open up Sketchup 2014, select my model through the OpenStudio file-open icon, then launch OpenStudio through Sketchup 2014. After OpenStudio open I will select File, then Open to open the OpenStudio data file. When the file open I find out the data I inputed the day before is not there. What up with that? Please help, James.

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answered 2015-01-19 08:58:37 -0600

updated 2015-01-19 09:00:28 -0600

Make sure you are saving the OpenStudio file (.osm) using the OpenStudio PlugIn toolbar and not the SketchUp file menu. OpenStudio does not use the SketchUp (.skp) file at all. I suspect you may be saving the .skp and not the .osm file.

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answered 2015-01-21 16:37:45 -0600

Saving this way only saves the .skp model: image description

You need to saving using this button to save the .osm file: image description

Also, remember that if you draw something in SketchUp that is not a OpenStudio object (ie a floorplate that is made up of SketchUp surfaces) and then save the .osm and reopen it, the SketchUp only objects will not be there.

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Thanks for your help.

JamesErikSmith gravatar image JamesErikSmith  ( 2015-01-29 12:24:49 -0600 )edit

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