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Where do you locate the Open Studio and Energy Plus User Manuals?

asked 2015-05-27 18:31:28 -0500

Brian C gravatar image

updated 2015-07-11 17:20:51 -0500

There is a lot of great documentation on the Open Studio website, however is there a compiled user manual for the Open Studio software?

In addition, what is the best resource/user manual for using Energy Plus? Is it best to use an existing manual for energy plus or is there an updated manual for it alongside open studio?

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answered 2015-05-27 19:25:06 -0500

updated 2015-05-28 12:07:16 -0500

I don't know much about any OpenStudio user manual outside of what's already provided on their documentation page.

One option for EnergyPlus documentation is on Big Ladder's website. Full disclosure: I work for Big Ladder.

Another option is downloading PDFs either from Big Ladder or from

There is no EnergyPlus documentation specifically for OpenStudio that I'm aware of.

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That documentation link for OpenStudio is a great place to look. If you are looking for something specific, that gives overview, there are the quick start guide PDF's. They make a great introductory and reference guide. If you are looking for video guidance, these two playlists walk you through a typical basic workflow.
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David Goldwasser gravatar image David Goldwasser  ( 2015-05-27 23:31:39 -0500 )edit

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