OpenStudio 0.5.0 is now available for download from the OpenStudio website. The 0.5.0 release adds significant new features, some of which are highlighted below:
- Addition of space, space type, building story, and component definition/instance objects to the SketchUp Plug-in to better unite the architectural and thermal views of a project.
- New user scripts capability in the SketchUp Plug-in allows users to automate portions of their workflows using the OpenStudio and SketchUp Ruby APIs.
- SystemOutliner has expanded capabilities including the ability to import air systems from EnergyPlus Idf files.
- A Sequential Search optimization algorithm, which can operate on OpenStudio Models, EnergyPlus Idf, or a mixture of the two, has been added to the OpenStudio API and is available through Ruby scripting.