Updating an extension version (SketchUp/OpentStudio) when it incorrectly claims it is the most up to date version

asked 2021-02-22 10:41:07 -0600

CullerWhale gravatar image

Hello, Sketchup randomly started using an older version of Openstudio (2.9) I have openstudio 3.1 on my computer and I select extenstions → openstudio → check for update: it incorrectly states that I am using the most recent version of openstudio. Does anyone have any advice for activating openstudio 3.1 and deactivating 2.9?

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@CullerWhale if you have OpenStudio 3.1 that is only the version of the SDK. There is a separate process to install the latest OpenStudio Extension for SketchUp. You can follow instructions for that under the Optional - Download and install SketchUp and the Openstudio SketchUp Plug-in section of the Installation and Introductory Tutorial page of the OpenStudio Coalition User Docs.

Aaron Boranian gravatar image Aaron Boranian  ( 2021-02-22 18:58:39 -0600 )edit

This post provides more information. Does that answer your question?

Aaron Boranian gravatar image Aaron Boranian  ( 2021-02-22 19:01:48 -0600 )edit

@macumber did the OpenStudio SketchUp Plug-In change the URL that it uses to check for updates? If a user has v2.9 installed from NREL (Oct 2019), it makes sense to notify the user that the latest v1.1 from OpenStudio Coalition is available.

Aaron Boranian gravatar image Aaron Boranian  ( 2021-02-22 19:08:14 -0600 )edit

Yes, the new OpenStudio Application and SketchUp Plug-in check the GitHub releases for the OpenStudio Coalition. That would mean that 2.9.x users would not see that there are updates available. It's possible that someone at NREL (@David Goldwasser) could update the URL that we used to check to show a new version is available. I don't know if they are still using that for updates to the OS SDK

macumber gravatar image macumber  ( 2021-02-24 22:23:46 -0600 )edit

This is the URL used for 2.9.1:


macumber gravatar image macumber  ( 2021-02-24 22:24:07 -0600 )edit