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asked 2017-11-16 22:31:03 -0500

Getting prompted about upgrading to Sketchup 2018 pro. Unclear from current release notes of OpenStudio 2.3 or Euclid can handle this 2018 version. Anyone know/confirm?

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answered 2017-12-01 17:12:53 -0500

Running through some basic testing, it appears that Euclid is compatible with SketchUp Pro 2018. I haven't seen any problems yet.

Installation is accomplished the same way as before with SketchUp 2017 using the Extension Manager (instructions here).

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@Peter Ellis Hello. I also tried to install OpenStudio for Sketchup 2018 following instruction you added link. However, I cannot find any rbz file which is required by Extension Manager. Can you tell me which file in OpenStudio folder should be selected for Install Extension? Thank you.

katsuya.obara's avatar katsuya.obara  ( 2018-01-17 00:32:42 -0500 )edit

@katsuya.obara The Extension Manager instructions are only for Euclid, not OpenStudio. OpenStudio is not installed using an rbz file anymore. Euclid does still use an rbz file which you can download from the Euclid web page.

Peter Ellis's avatar Peter Ellis  ( 2018-01-26 17:16:19 -0500 )edit

@Peter Ellis How do I get the plug in to work? My openstudio rb. file is in the Tools SketchUp folder but I still don't see them in the application

gphilippon340's avatar gphilippon340  ( 2018-10-02 20:15:42 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-11-16 23:27:44 -0500

updated 2018-01-25 12:07:21 -0500

If you follow the advise from this post you can manually install the OpenStudio SketchUp Plugin for SketchUp 2018. SketchUp 2018 has the same internal Ruby version as SketchUP 2017. As a note there is no SketchUp Make with 2018. That is being replaced with a web based SketchUp that doesn't support Ruby plugins. You can also continue to use OpenStudio with SketchUp 2017.

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I expect for Euclid that you can follow similar advise to the link above for manually copying the plugin from 2017 to 2018. Hopefully @Aaron Boranian or @Peter Ellis can clarify

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2017-11-16 23:28:55 -0500 )edit

Epic. I'll give it a go and see. Major bummer on the free Sketchup Make going away. Used that for personal stuff extensively, but I digress... thanks for the information @David Goldwasser

dradair's avatar dradair  ( 2017-11-17 08:36:37 -0500 )edit

@dradair, If you're personal work doesn't require plugins, the web based SketchUp is fully functional, and quick, and offers some collaboration functionality.

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2017-11-17 09:35:57 -0500 )edit

Yeah, personal stuff doesn't need plug-ins. Woodworking & project drawings for home. Easy enough.

dradair's avatar dradair  ( 2017-11-20 08:19:24 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-09-18 03:27:05 -0500

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updated 2018-09-18 03:30:01 -0500

@David Goldwasser Regarding Sketchup 2018, I have manually tried to copy Openstudio folder and openstudio.rb taken from Ruby folder of Openstudio 2.6 in bothC:\fakepath\sketchup_openstudio.PNG, as per older mentioned thread, but even closing and reopening Sketchup pro 2018 it still doesn't work.

Coud I have missed something?

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Same, Sketchup 2018 doesnt recognize this rb. Not sure what to do.

gphilippon340's avatar gphilippon340  ( 2018-10-04 10:47:08 -0500 )edit

Unfortunately, you can't run both Euclid and Openstudio. You have to remove one of the two.

lukanuts's avatar lukanuts  ( 2018-10-05 02:35:51 -0500 )edit

I am not running Euclid. I am only trying to use Openstudio for a class project

gphilippon340's avatar gphilippon340  ( 2018-10-05 09:14:49 -0500 )edit

I can second @lukanuts - moving the .rb file does not appear to work, and I didn't see a .rbz file. I would counter though that Euclid and OS can both be installed; but they both cannot be enabled in SU at the same time. Disable one, restart SU, enable other, restart SU to switch plugins. Unless something changed (hoping not....major issue if so).

@David Goldwasser - any ideas on the OS v2.6.0 install to get the SU 2018 plugin to work? If I move the OS directory and OpenStudio.rb to C:\Program Files\SketchUp\SketchUp 2018\Tools nothing shows up in SU extension manager (cont)

dradair's avatar dradair  ( 2018-10-09 11:12:26 -0500 )edit


if I save the same OS directory and OpenStudio.rb into C:\Users\daricadair\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 2018\SketchUp\Plugins; the extension will show up in the SU Extension manager, but no menus or anything appear on toolbar>Extensions> OS options.

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dradair's avatar dradair  ( 2018-10-09 12:19:52 -0500 )edit

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