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openstudio load library osm problem

asked 2018-12-16 19:48:09 -0500

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In the helpful book, "Building Energy Modeling with OpenStudio," Fig. 2.26 shows many osm files, but I see only a few when I go to file and "load library." There are mostly DEER and 90_1 osm files available. I have searched "all over" my folders for them with no success. I have found the completed PrimarySchool file in the book's supplemental materials, but even when I use github to bring in the prototype files, "load library" doesn't bring in the PrimarySchool osm file as I see it in the book's supplemental material. If necessary I can just skip the exercise, but the book has otherwise been very useful in methodically learning Openstudio. Item 5 on page 51 says this is supposed to work. I can imagine the ability to bring in osm material such as this is something I'd like to have in the future, too.

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answered 2018-12-17 09:33:34 -0500

This is due to a major refactor of the OpenStudio-standards project. Previously library stuff was organized by building type, so if you loaded Primary School, you'd find the same space type (eg: Classroom) for 90.1-2007, 90.1-2010, 90.2013, etc.

Now everything is organized by Building Standard. So if you load 90.1-2013, you'll find space types that correspond to Large office, Primary School, Hospital, etc etc.

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Thanks; I needed that. After I find a solution to a rather unrelated problem, I'll be happy to give this a try.

duerstad's avatar duerstad  ( 2018-12-17 16:04:40 -0500 )edit

Make sure to come back to mark the answer as accepted (=set the thread as resolved) if that solved your problem, otherwise edit your post and/or use the comment box so we can address it, thanks!

Julien Marrec's avatar Julien Marrec  ( 2018-12-19 02:39:38 -0500 )edit

Thanks. It's at best unfortunate that the otherwise useful directions of the book don't take this major change into account. With this information, OpenStudio works just fine, probably with great advantage over the previous method of bringing in a construction set. Thanks very much!

duerstad's avatar duerstad  ( 2018-12-19 12:17:19 -0500 )edit

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