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asked 2015-03-11 19:55:47 -0500

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updated 2016-01-15 15:29:16 -0500


I'm having problems with OpenStudio Legacy installation.

operating system : Windows 7 ultimate SP1 -- 32 bit

I performed the installation as follows:

  1. Sketch up 2015 pro 32 bit
  2. Energy plus 8.2 (EnergyPlus-8.2.0-8397c2e30b-Windows-x86_64) * 32 bit and 64 bits in the same installer I assume
  3. Open studio plugin (OpenStudio-1.0.11 414) 32 bit
  4. Open studio legacy (OpenStudio- 32 bit

All install directory by default in "C"

In 4, during installation a problem occurs. (see pic:

If my PC architecture is 32 bits i cant install SketchUp 64 bits. I don't know what is wrong I don't understand the message: "32 bit Open studio is incompatible with 64 bit SketchUp 2015 OpenStudio plug-in will not be installed"

Please help.

I tried not installed E+, step 2. (OpenStudio 1.6.0 works with EnergyPlus 8.2.0 Update 1, which is now bundled with the OpenStudio installer. It is no longer necessary to download and install EnergyPlus separately.)

but the same problem occurs.


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I am working on a new installer for the legacy plug-in that will work with SketchUp's extension warehouse. Please email me at and I will send you a link to an rbz file to try out.

macumber's avatar macumber  ( 2015-03-11 22:19:15 -0500 )edit

Also, did your OpenStudio 1.6.0 installation work correctly?

macumber's avatar macumber  ( 2015-03-11 22:20:27 -0500 )edit

Like i said, the problem is in the Open Studio 1.6.0 installation step4 (I think the installation of plugin is performed correctly step3)during OpenStudio 1.6.0 installation is reported: the OpenStudio plugin will not install which makes no sense Cos it was previously installed in step3(?) comment: During plugin installation I find it strange that a folder SketchUp2014 is generated automatically when I installed a 2015version, this can cause errors and I find it quite confusing. On the other hand the link http://sourceforge does not work. anyone else would this happen?(I have really bad luck)

santiag987's avatar santiag987  ( 2015-03-12 19:29:35 -0500 )edit

I tried to install SketchUp 8 Pro (most used version for me) in C/Program files/Google/SketchUp etc. and during OpenStudio 1.6.0 installation is required SketchUp2015. (Why?) and again is not installed Open Studio Plugin.

santiag987's avatar santiag987  ( 2015-03-12 21:14:16 -0500 )edit

it is a pity but for now I'll have to use the last version that worked:

1) SketchUp 8 pro 2)Enegy plus 8 3) Openstudio plugin 1.0.11 4) Openstudio 1.3.0

I hope you can solve this problem. I think the problem is in the installer open studio1.6.0 with 32 bit arq.

santiag987's avatar santiag987  ( 2015-03-12 21:26:09 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-03-12 18:20:05 -0500

updated 2015-03-13 08:53:19 -0500

If the problem is installing the legacy plug-in: we are updating the installer for the Legacy OpenStudio SketchUp Plug-in from executable installers to the SketchUp rbz format, This format will make it much easier to update and distribute the Legacy OpenStudio SketchUp Plug-in. The first version of this installer is available for testing at:

This installer is an analog of the 1.0.11 version that is currently available; it works with EnergyPlus 8.1. To install this new plug-in, go to ‘Window->Preferences->Extensions’, choose install extension and browse to the rbz file. Note that installing this rbz file will disable your currently installed Legacy OpenStudio SketchUp Plug-in by moving the ‘Plugins/OpenStudio/Energy+.idd’ to ‘Plugins/OpenStudio/Energy+.idd.removed’. If you want to restore your old Legacy OpenStudio SketchUp Plug-in, simply delete the new ‘legacyopenstudio’ directory and ‘legacyopenstudio.rb’ ruby script in your Plugins directory and rename the ‘Energy+.idd.removed’ to Energy+.idd’ under the ‘OpenStudio’ directory.

If you are able to, please test out this new installer and let us know about any issues. We will plan to replace the installer hosted on the DOE website with this one in the near future.

If your problem is installing the new OpenStudio application suite: can you check if you have the following directory?

C:\ProgramData\SketchUp\SketchUp 2015\SketchUp

If you don't have that directory, please copy the files in:

C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenStudio 1.6.0\Ruby\Plugins


C:\Users\%YOURUSERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 2015\SketchUp\Plugins

where %YOURUSERNAME% is replaced by your user name.

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Macumber, copy and paste the files it worked. Honestly I cant believe it's been easier. really thanks!

santiag987's avatar santiag987  ( 2015-03-13 20:31:46 -0500 )edit

Macumber, in a similar case of my Sketchup apparently not being able to find the openstudio package that I installed, I had a C:\ProgramData\SketchUp\SketchUp 2016\SketchUp directory, with a 'plugins' folder in it, but for some reason I still needed to do that copying trick you described above to make Sketchup actually load with the Openstudio plugin. All seems well now...should I assume that the workflow will now function correctly?

gsuscalo's avatar gsuscalo  ( 2017-03-20 21:14:57 -0500 )edit

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