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OpenStudio measures settings

asked 2019-12-27 06:39:47 -0500

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updated 2020-01-18 10:12:39 -0500


I often experience the following issue when opening an OSM file: the weather data file is gone and the measures panel has been cleared (it's empty and I need to drag and drop + configure again the measures to be applied).

Also, sometimes "OpenStudio Results" measure is in the list but can't be parameterized (as if there was no parameter at all that the user can change, which is quite annoying for someone who works with SI units).

Now it looks like the list of measures to be applied is not saved inside the project OSM file: I made a backup when the list was empty, then filled it and saved again... the file before and after are the same. Could you explain me how this work? Where are the measures settings saved? Do all the projects have to share the same settings?

Thanks, Adrien

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answered 2019-12-27 14:00:26 -0500

@Adrien the measures, the arguments for the measures, and the weather file are not stored in the OSM file. There is a directory next to the OSM file with the same name that contains this information. Renaming or moving these, without all of the elements will result in the behavior you described. Below is an example screenshot. Note that if you used FloorspaceJS there would also be a floorplan.json file that contains the 2d floorplan.

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For reference, the OpenStudio Application uses an OpenStudio Workflow (OSW) file which is also used by PAT for individual datapoints. It is the OSW file that contains the arguments for the measures. The command line interface for OSW's is documented here in case you want to learn more abut the files.

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