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OpenStudio Sketchup plugin Root Directory for SketchUp not working

asked 2020-11-16 12:26:21 -0600

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updated 2020-11-19 15:59:47 -0600


I am trying to install the OpenStudio plugin on SketchUp 2020. I first downloaded the plugin without having downloaded the OpenStudio program first (dumb move...) so SketchUp told me that OpenStudio is now installed and a window popped up requesting me to "Select Open Studio Root Directory".

I then realized I should install Open Studio, and I did. I copied the root directory and pasted it in the bar, but it gives back an error when I click "OK". It reads "File C:\openstudio-3.1.0\Ruby/openstudio_modeleditor.rb does not exist".

Just to be sure, the root directory is the path of the openstudio.rbz file, right? So in my case, it's "C:\openstudio-3.1.0" since I moved the file there after I downloaded it, right?

What am I doing wrong? Can anyone help me?

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answered 2020-11-16 13:47:25 -0600

You need to install the OpenStudio Application (openstudiocoalition/OpenStudioApplication/, not the OpenStudio SDK (NREL/OpenStudio).

See for more information including compatibility matrix (eg: if you want the Sketchup Plugin v1.1.0, download the OpenStudioApplication v1.1.0)

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Thank you very much! That was it. I didn't read carefully the instructions as it turns out... It works perfectly now.

johnjohn gravatar image johnjohn  ( 2020-11-16 15:24:55 -0600 )edit

You're welcome. It's a transition period, the OpenStudioApplication and OpenStudio Sketchup Plugins have been separated from the OpenStudio SDK a few months ago. Hopefully this confusion will disappear soon enough.

(Please mark my answer as accepted by clicking on the check mark below the up/down vote buttons so the thread is marked as resolved. People scanning the issue lists to see where they can help use that indication to know whether there's still help needed or not)

Julien Marrec gravatar image Julien Marrec  ( 2020-11-17 08:39:49 -0600 )edit

Julien I am trying to download the openstudio application from but I cannot find any installation file. I did try to install and run Openstudio 3.1.0 downloading all the installation files from but after installing all of them I cannot find the executable file in my computer.

obuchely gravatar image obuchely  ( 2020-11-19 14:26:32 -0600 )edit

@obuchely, go to the "Release" page. Here's the link to the v1.1.0: Scroll to the bottom of the page after the (very long) release notes and you will find the installers (assets).

Julien Marrec gravatar image Julien Marrec  ( 2020-11-20 08:23:10 -0600 )edit

Thanks Julien!!

obuchely gravatar image obuchely  ( 2020-11-20 18:39:49 -0600 )edit

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