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How to have Radiance Daylighting measure compatible with OpenStudio 1.4.0?

asked 2019-05-28 16:10:08 -0500

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updated 2019-05-29 15:21:16 -0500

I need to use ResultsViewer, because I would like to have illuminance map like the image below:

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I use OpenStudio 1.4.0, SketchUp2013. But unfortunately, when I try to download Radiance Daylighting measure, it says that: "This measure require a newer version of OpenStudio"

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But newer version doesn't have ResultsViewer, would you please let me know how can I access to the file of this measure which is compatible with OS 1.4? (I can install it manually)

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answered 2019-05-28 16:59:53 -0500

I hear you on the Results Viewer thing, it's a shame that the only way to view illuminance map results was removed from OpenStudio in favor of a new tool that explicitly ignores this data. The good news is the Radiance measure still writes that data out, and you can simply use the Results Viewer that you have already to view it. The reason the Radiance measure requires OpenStudio v2.x is that there were other elements of the Radiance packages we shipped with OS 2.x that the measure requires. I recommend you use OpenStudio 2.x to run the Radiance measure, and then use a copy of Results Viewer that you have to open and view the illuminance map data. There are several earlier versions of 2.x that still work with earlier versions of SketchUp, and write the sql files in a format that Results Viewer will open. None of this is officially supported of course, but it can be done. Good luck!

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@rpg777 , Thank you Rob for your answer. ResultViewer of OS 1.4.0 doesn’t support it but hopefully, the version of OS 1.5.4 supports it. Now I use ResultViewer of OS 1.5.4 to have illuminance map. Its great!

designer4's avatar designer4  ( 2019-05-30 09:43:41 -0500 )edit

I hope one-day OpenStudio change its idea and again publish ResultViewer, its very useful for Architects, Engineers (Electronic, Mechanical engineers, etc.) Thank you, OpenStudio team.

designer4's avatar designer4  ( 2019-05-30 09:50:45 -0500 )edit

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