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OpenStudio tools not showing up in SketchUp

asked 2018-10-04 13:50:14 -0600

gphilippon340's avatar

updated 2018-10-08 15:56:46 -0600

Hi, the first time I ran Sketchup, the Openstudio tools loaded for me. However now everytime I open Sketchup, I no longer see them. Under Extension manager, OpenStudio shows up as enabled with an outdated signature. I am running on Windows 10 on SketchUp Make 2017.


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answered 2018-10-04 16:11:52 -0600

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Try reinstalling openstudio again if it doesn't work and you are sure you have ticked sketup plugin. Go on your openstudio folder and find sketchup plugin folder "C:\openstudio-2.6.0\SketchUpPlugin" on my PC. Copy the folders on that folder to ShippedExtension folder contained in sketchup 2017 "C:\Program Files\SketchUp\SketchUp 2017\ShippedExtensions"

Hope this will help.

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It still didnt work. In extension manager it say it doesn't recognize its authors. However it did the first time I installed Sketchup 2017. Reinstalling doesn't prompt me with an Openstudio message anymore.

Is there a way to make my computer recognize these two programs from scratch? I know uninstalls still leave traces on your computer sometimes.

gphilippon340's avatar gphilippon340  ( 2018-10-05 09:12:03 -0600 )edit

If you haven't tried it already, uninstall both OS and sketch up, go on your your C drive and search for both OS and sketchup files delete files that are left and install again and try what I have said above, copying the files to sketchup folder.

T33's avatar T33  ( 2018-10-06 08:58:08 -0600 )edit

So I deleted the remaining files and reinstalled both. It worked! I didn't need to copy any files this time and it works every time I open Sketchup. I am not sure why I had problems before.

gphilippon340's avatar gphilippon340  ( 2018-10-06 12:05:31 -0600 )edit

answered 2018-10-04 14:21:34 -0600

What version of OpenStudio are you running?

Check the compatibility matrix to make sure your version of OpenStudio will work with SketchUp 2017.

Then try re-installing OpenStudio and make sure you've selected the option to install the SketchUp plugin.

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I am running OpenStudio 2.6 and it says its compatible with Sketchup 2017. I reinstalled OpenStudio and SketchUp Make 2017 and nothing happened. My peers did this on Mac and they are having no problems. Under toolbars, OpenStudio is not a checkbox.

gphilippon340's avatar gphilippon340  ( 2018-10-04 16:35:17 -0600 )edit

Does OpenStudio appear under the extensions tab? In your SketchUp installation folder under Plugins do you see OpenStudio? If not, the OpenStudio plugin wasn't installed.

What operating system are you running?

mdahlhausen's avatar mdahlhausen  ( 2018-10-05 10:59:42 -0600 )edit

Openstudio does not appear under extensions (In fact there is no extensions tab). It only shows up under extension manager unsigned and not recognizing the authors. (I downloaded Eucid for fun to see if it would work, sketchup recognized it and then I uninstalled it because I cant have Eucid and Openstudio at the same time)

I am running Windows 10

gphilippon340's avatar gphilippon340  ( 2018-10-05 18:38:32 -0600 )edit

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