OpenStudio 0.10.0 Release

OpenStudio 0.10.0 is now available for download from the OpenStudio website. This OpenStudio release focuses on a more robust and user friendly installation process, stability and performance improvements,  and more control of simulation settings.

The OpenStudio installer now installs and configures Ruby and Perl for you. This allows you to use the Scripts tab in the OpenStudio application, without any additional installation and configuration. If you want to use Radiance, you only need to first install Radiance, and then scan for tools in the OpenStudio Application. The Simulation Settings tab in the Application now gives you much greater control of EnergyPlus’s simulation settings. You can, for example, run partial year simulations, customize the heating and cooling sizing factors, change the number of timesteps per hour, control the number of warmup days, solar distribution, and more.  Other notable additions to OpenStudio include the ability to add multiple pieces of HVAC equipment to a single zone, the ability to inspect and set zone sizing parameters, and improved importing of design days.

OpenStudio 0.10.0 supports EnergyPlus 7.2.