[Bldg-sim] Euclid extension for SketchUp now available

Peter Ellis via Bldg-sim bldg-sim at lists.onebuilding.org
Thu Apr 13 10:42:16 PDT 2017

Big Ladder Software is pleased to announce the first public release of

*Euclid* is a free and open-source extension/plugin for *SketchUp* that
makes it easy to create and modify the geometry inputs for building energy
models. *Euclid* builds on the *Legacy OpenStudio* extension originally
developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Because NREL
no longer supports *Legacy OpenStudio*, Big Ladder Software has taken over
maintenance, development, and support of the extension–now renamed as

Just like its precursor, *Euclid* will continue to support reading and
writing of *EnergyPlus* geometry in its native IDF format, but will also
add new features and capabilities to read and write other energy model
formats. Going forward we have awesome plans to add significant new
functionality to make the extension an even more useful tool for energy

For more information, and to download the latest version, visit our *Euclid*
project page here:

*Euclid* will continue to be free and open source, just like *Legacy
OpenStudio*. Feel free to share it with your coworkers and friends.

The latest versions include the following improvements over *Legacy

- Updated for compatibility with *SketchUp 2016* and *2017* (*SU 2015* may
also work)
- Fixed bug where duplicate zones and surfaces were being created
- Updated for *EnergyPlus 8.6* and *8.7*
- Fixed error notification feature
- And other miscellaneous bug fixes.

One caveat on the update for *EnergyPlus 8.6*: The Daylighting:Controls
object has changed in 8.6 and is not yet handled correctly. We expect to
have a fix for this in an upcoming version. In the meantime the
Daylighting:Controls tool and rendering has been temporarily disabled. Any
daylighting sensors in your existing models will not be displayed, nor will
they be deleted or modified.

If you have any problems with the *Euclid* extension, please let us know!
You can ask a question on Unmet Hours <https://unmethours.com/questions/>,
post a bug report on our issue tracker
<https://bitbucket.org/bigladder/euclid/issues?status=new&status=open>, or
email us directly.


Peter Ellis

Big Ladder Software
1624 Market Street, Suite 304
Denver, CO 80202
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