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How do you start OpenStudio Application?

asked 2020-07-07 21:09:00 -0600

TK421's avatar

updated 2020-07-08 09:17:26 -0600

How do you start OpenStudio Application? I have downloaded and ran the installer from (OpenStudio Application Release Windows x64), but can't find a way to launch the application. Trying to use OpenStudio without SketchUp

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answered 2020-07-08 11:39:13 -0600

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As with Mark Twain, reports of the death of the OpenStudio Application have been greatly exaggerated.

Installers for the OS Application v1.0.1 (Windows/Ubuntu and Mac) have been made available for community use here. These installers were built to connect to Openstudio v3.0.1 (released 12 days ago), and are necessary for OpenStudio users who want to use a graphical user interface to inspect/simulate .osm files created using OpenStudio v3.0.1.

Future installers of OpenStudio will also be located here.

These installers represent the 1st release of the OpenStudio Application since the official separation of the OS Application from the OpenStudio Core. By early next week, OpenStudio users should be able to find new and updated documentation for the OS App here, including links to a series of new videos.

OpenStudio users are encouraged to use the GitHub "Issues" feature of the Application Repository to continue to file and track issues related to the OpenStudio Application.

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Great information, I'll definitely check back!

TK421's avatar TK421  ( 2020-07-08 20:13:48 -0600 )edit

UPDATE: The new OS Application v1.0.1 documentation can be found here:

Also, questions regarding the OS Application that do not fit well as a GitHub Issue can be directed to

ChrisBalbach's avatar ChrisBalbach  ( 2020-07-08 21:42:57 -0600 )edit

answered 2020-07-08 08:40:22 -0600

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You have to install the OpenStudio Release 3.0.1 and then just type Openstudio in your start menu.

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yep, that did it.

TK421's avatar TK421  ( 2020-07-08 20:14:27 -0600 )edit

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