Workspaces and Worksets are used in OpenBuildings Energy Simulator to save project data. These set up a folder structure that allows for effective management of preferences, such as standards, custom constructions and schedules.
A new Workset should be created for each project.
The Worksets is, in effect, the project folder.
The below example shows how a project can be created locally. To create and manage projects on a shared server please refer to this article.
A video showing an example of how to create a new project can be found below:
These steps are as follows:
Upon starting the software, dropdown menus will appear for Workspace and Workset:
1. Choose a Workspace
All projects can exist independently in the same Workspace. A new Workspace can be created by selecting the dropdown > Create Workspace.
You could, for example, place all projects within a new Workspace named Energy Simulator Projects:
2. Create a new Workset
To create a new project, create a new Workset, and enter your project name. Click OK. (Should you wish to save the project at an alternative location, select Root Folder > Browse).
3. Create the DGN model
Create your building model in the new Workset by clicking on New File. The DGN must be located within the Workset selected. Do not Browse to an alternate location. Simply enter a name and click OK.
The software will now open your new project.
Navigating to this Workset location in Windows explorer (easiest method shown here) will show the benefit of this process. All project data is organized in a concise manner, with a folder structure as follows: