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OpenStudio Extension/Plugin Not Working on Sketchup2021

asked 2021-08-08 11:36:48 -0600

Alejandro Lopez's avatar

updated 2021-08-17 11:19:52 -0600

Hi everyone, I am experiencing problems with enabling the OpenStudio extension for SketchUp.

I am currently using the SketchUpPro 2021 30-day trial and have downloaded the OpenStudio extension. When I attempt to enable it on Extension Manager, a window pops up asking for the "Path to Open Studio Root Directory". When I paste the directory into the textbox in the window, an alert pops up saying: File 'C:/Program Files/OpenStudio/Ruby/openstudio_modeleditor.rb' does not exist. I deleted both apps and downloaded the most recent version of OpenStudio (3.2.1) and the SketchUp Plugin v.1.2.0 as per the compatibility matrix in, but it still doesn't work.

I would really appreciate your assistance on this issue.

Many thanks!

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Have you confirmed the path to OpenStudio is correct. The default path unless you changed it would typically have the version in it.

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2021-08-09 12:31:46 -0600 )edit

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answered 2021-08-11 22:38:10 -0600

I think the issue is that you need to download the OpenStudio Application in order to use the SketchUp Plug-in. The OpenStudio SDK (3.2.1) by itself is not sufficient as it does not include the graphical UI dialogs that the SketchUp Plug-in needs. Try downloading and installing OpenStudio Application 1.2.0 then point the SketchUp Plug-in to "C:\openstudioapplication-1.2.0". Note that OpenStudio Application 1.2.0 uses OpenStudio SDK 3.2.0. A new version of OpenStudio Application will be released soon based on OpenStudio SDK 3.2.1.

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Thanks Dan! IT TOTALLY WORKED. So will I have to update this version once the new OpenStudio Application (based on OS SDK 3.2.1) is released?

Alejandro Lopez's avatar Alejandro Lopez  ( 2021-08-18 12:53:04 -0600 )edit

Yes, there is a release candidate based on OS SDK 3.2.1 now for testing.

macumber's avatar macumber  ( 2021-08-21 23:26:16 -0600 )edit

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