Welcome to OpenStudio® User Documentation

This is OpenStudio's user documentation. A brief summary of the content of the site is below. Use the buttons or the horizontal navigation above to learn more about the OpenStudio suite of applications.

OpenStudio Logo

Getting Started

This section provides installation instructions, introductory tutorials, and information to get you up and running.

Installation & Tutorial

Review the list of features and building elements that can be modeled.

Current Features

Planned Features

Openstudio Model Image

References & Tutorials

Interface guides give detailed overviews of the OpenStudio applications.

SketchUp Plug-in

OpenStudio Application

Tutorials cover essential workflows as well as advanced topics.

Creating Your Model

Running Your Simulation

Radiance & OpenStudio

Daylighting Measure Example

Speed Up Your Workflow With Measures

Learn what measures are, how to use them for various use cases, and where to find them.

About Measures

Can't find the measures you want, or need to customize an existing measure? The Measure Writing Guide will help you get started.

Measure Writing Guide

Want to script your entire workflow? The OpenStudio Command Line Interface can run your measure based workflow quickly and easily.

Command Line Interface

Analysis Charts

Comparative Analysis

Learn how to create design alternatives as part of a parametric study using the OpenStudio Parametric Analysis Tool (PAT). Run simulations locally and on the cloud.

Parametric Analysis Tool

Move beyond PAT by running large scale analyses on the cloud.

Large Scale Analysis

Using Third Party Tools

Set materials and constructions so they can be properly imported into CBECC-Com.

CBECC-Com Tutorial

Import an IFC file into OpenStudio using BIMserver.

Import IFC Tutorial

Size a vertical ground heat exchanger with OpenStudio and GLHEPro.

GLHEPro Tutorial

Create OpenStudio models using the web based VirtualPULSE tool.

VirtualPULSE Tutorial

Help & Additional Resources

Find professional training for OpenStudio.

Training, Support, & Consulting

Check out Unmet Hours, to post a question or search for answers to your energy modeling questions.

OpenStudio on Unmet Hours

Check out this advanced application of OpenStudio for fault detection:

Fault Detection Measures

Additional help topics.

Finding Model Data

Best Practices



More training videos are available on our YouTube page.

YouTube Videos

The OpenStudio Repository on GitHub

OpenStudio on GitHub