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How do i install or find DVIEW with OSApp1.0 and OS3.0?

asked 2020-05-15 10:31:49 -0500

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updated 2020-05-15 10:56:44 -0500

My OpenStudio can't find DVIEW. Do i have to install it separately? Where do i get it from? I searched the openstudio and energyplus folder for DVIEW. and nothing was returned.

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answered 2020-05-15 11:27:41 -0500

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I was able to find DVIEW at this location and it seems to work.

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Yup! I just downloaded and used the github link you provided at it worked fine. I sent an email to the NREL building lab website to see if they could put that download back on their main page.

IanVG's avatar IanVG  ( 2022-10-04 13:51:33 -0500 )edit

answered 2024-01-19 09:53:58 -0500

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Adding this answer as I don't remember seeing it before. This link, which directs you to a NREL page about the BEopt (Building Energy Optimization Tool). Apparently, DView is provided with BEopt and they have conveniently added some linked for just downloading DView.

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answered 2020-05-15 10:51:55 -0500

updated 2020-05-15 13:39:13 -0500

Dview is available in the /bin directory of your OpenStudio program directory for OpenStudio version <3.0.0. It is not included with OS 3.0.0.

[EDIT:] [Dview can be downloaded here](

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Yes i'm using OpenStudio App 1.0 with OS 3.0.0 and EP9.3 . So how do i get it?

TheEnergyTutor's avatar TheEnergyTutor  ( 2020-05-15 10:54:08 -0500 )edit

Hello, I updated the OpenStudioApplication release notes to reflect that Dview is no longer distributed with OpenStudioApplication as of v1.0.0 in an effort to help simplify the maintainability of the App moving forward. Dview is available to download via the official distribution at

tijcolem's avatar tijcolem  ( 2020-05-15 17:20:51 -0500 )edit

For some reason (21-01-2022) the redirects to Searching for "Dview" on NREL site also yields no useful download results:

Saulius's avatar Saulius  ( 2022-01-21 04:59:59 -0500 )edit

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